Nothing shouts luxury like an infinity pool, and you haven’t seen an infinity pool until you’ve experienced one of these new Top 10 Infinity pools in the world. Let’s be honest – we all want to experience one of these amazing places from the cool waters of a large-scale pool with a large-scale cocktail in hand.
Alila Ubud Hotel
This pool is majestically sowed into balmy scenery, giving it a natural feel. Alila Ubud Hotel’s impression of dipping itself into a welcoming sea of forestry makes this pool a sublime experience. The design is elegant and the service is fit for royalty. You can indulge yourself in this picturesque location either inside or beside the pool on the deck chair with a dirty martini – the only unclean thing you’ll find around.
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort
Chiang Rai, Thailand
While we might not have ever seen and experienced a magic-wand effect, it’s fair to say Anantara Golden Triangle Resort is pretty close to magical. Their infinity pool almost begs for your utmost appreciation. After swimming butterfly from one end to another (taking your time of course), take a glimpse at the meandering Mekong River as the mountain breeze massages your face. If you’d rather just appreciate the gleaming pool from afar, you can simply dip into the adjacent jacuzzi and have the hills of Myanmar and Loas as company.
Soufriere, St. Lucia
This guest-only infinity pool has joined the ranks of the best infinity pools in the world primarily for its style. This pool is 50 feet long and is framed with black quartz tiles, accompanied by lounge chairs and the unmistakable twin Pitons as a backdrop. The natural beauty of Soufriere’s rain-forest and hills complement the Hotel Chocolat’s style, luxury, design and beauty which is echoed over 1000 square feet of cottages and villas. Hotel Chocolat is a worthwhile experience at an average of $280 per night for cottages, $320 per night for a Piton view and $600 per night for villas further north – sometimes the best things in life are not so free after all.
The “peaceful mountain” is home to a serene powder blue pool which is surrounded by a golden glow in the evening. The U-shaped pool is the centrepiece of the sandstone resort and blends masterfully with the rocky surroundings. Amangiri Resort stands sturdily with an architectural design that looks like it was conceived by the surrounding rocks. The 34 suites together with the Aman spa will soon be joined by an additional 28 villas. Amangiri is a place of romance, where couples can enjoy their privacy, and peaceful relaxation – so please leave the kids with mum.
With the Japanese Government taking extreme measures to increase their tourism sector, this pool forced its way into this top ten list – with little resistance to be honest. Where do we begin? Well the 46 floors below the pool area in the Shinjuku Park Tower create a montage of unrivaled experience. This indoor pool is lit in a poetic fashion, with the light dancing off the water. The view of Tokyo from the pool is stunning – and that’s not the only adjective reserved for it. The pool stands at 60 feet, surrounded by deck chairs which are accompanied with a pool side drink menu, and the service is second to none.
Golden Nugget Hotel
Las Vegas, USA
The “Hideout” is by far one of the most captivating of the pools. If Las Vegas is the capital of luck (good and bad), then the Golden Nugget’s pool is a guarantee of all that is good about swimming. You can take a gamble, watch the sharks swim past you as you enjoy a drink from the H2O Bar or a dip in the jacuzzi. The pool is not short of the glitz-and-glam of Vegas, it’s a heated outdoor pool surrounded by an incredible design and luxurious style. The Golden Nugget Hotel also boasts a three story water slide and fifteen private cabanas.
“Romanticismo, di bellezza e di acqua” (Romance, beauty and water): this particular pool radiates romance, luxury and sophistication. The alley-way towards it is covered with roses and the pool itself is a remarkable. With the Amalfi coast almost at a touching distance, the swimming experience in this heated pool is great. It is recommended that you first try the pool before the pizza or pasta from the pool restaurant because you might get too comfortable chatting to the friendly and informative staff.
Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc
Cap d’Antibes, France
A pool fit for royalty. The playground of celebrities and VIPs. Southern France’s Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc is the base for the aristocracy. The pool area is marvelous. Dug from a rock, the seawater swimming pool is heated and gently touches the Mediterranean Sea. The pool area is renowned for its guest lists which draw celebrities from all around the world. Nothing is cheap here. The rates start at about $880 and go up around $6880 per night. At 7pm, you’ll have to step out of the pool though; irony is that although this pool looks astounding at night, it is never starved of its beauty sleep (unless it’s a private party of course).
Le Meridien Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
With two infinity pools, Le Meridien Bora just couldn’t be left off this list. Together, at more than 2,000 sq-feet, these pools, along with the jacuzzi, waterfall and deck area, overlook Otemanu Mountain, a sight worth more words than this post can afford. The buffet restaurant Le Tipanie and the la carte restaurant Le Tiare are just another few reasons to visit this hotel. The lagoon has more than 100 species, including the endangered Hawksbill turtle.
Marina Bay Sands
As the lion is king of the jungle, so is Marina Bay Sands’ infinity pool amongst other infinity pools. The best by a hefty margin, its sheer size, height and bravado looks down on Singapore’s glittering beauty. Its unique structural design is the brain-child of visionary architect Moshe Safdie. At 55 storeys stretching towards the sky and at 150m long, Marina Bay Sands stopped competing when the £4bn resort overtook the Emirate Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi as the most expensive hotel in the world. Marina Bay Sands has 2560 rooms starting from £350 a night. The pool is accessible to all guests.