It takes a very special swimming pool to distract from the amazing sights you’ve travelled hundreds of miles to see.
From infinity pools in the treetops of a jungle, to a pool perched on top of a Singapore skyscraper, here is our top 10 list of pools that do just that.
1. The Joule Hotel, Dallas, USA
Hanging over the edge 10 storeys high this may not be the most relaxing pool in the world (but the view’s great).
2. San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
Head straight to the coast from Santiago and you’ll find the world’s largest pool (76,890 sqm). You can’t miss it.
3. Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas
Swimming pool. Sharks. Luckily there’s a thick slab of glass between you and them. Thrilling.
4. Hotel Caruso Belvedere, Italy
The infinity pool here is all about the wow factor. Wow.
5. COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
Numerous infinity pools that seem to magically hang amongst the treetops.
6. Blue Lagoon, Iceland
It’s cold out there, very cold. But in the geothermally heated outdoor pool it’s blissfully warm.
7. Marina Sands, Singapore
A vertigo-sufferer’s nightmare. But the views are stupendous.
8. Golden Triangle Resort, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Float in this infinity pool and gaze down to the lush rainforest below.
9. Wet Republic, Las Vegas
This daytime nightclub offers 432 sqm of wet and wild hedonism.
10. Lalu, Taiwan
This romantic hotel drifts above Sun Moon Lake and boasts Taiwan’s longest warm water pool along its edge.