Let’s face it, most of us wouldn’t even think about booking a stay at a resort unless they had a truly epic pool. While many destinations offer plenty to do while you’re out adventuring, few things are more relaxing while you’re on vacation than simply chilling out by the pool. If you need some inspiration before booking your next vacation, check out this list of some of the best resort pools in the world.
Heritance Kandalama Hotel
Infinity pools are some of the most beautiful architectural marvels you’re likely to find at a resort, and the Kachchan infinity pool at the Heritance Kandlama Hotel is one of the best. This Sri Lankan hotel has three pools total, ranging in size from the small infinity pool to one that’s big enough to accommodate full-on water polo matches.
The InterContinental Hotel in Hong Kong is home to another remarkable infinity pool. The pool and its trio of hot tubs offer an incomparable view of Victoria Harbor.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
While the pool at this Thailand resort is certainly impressive enough to warrant booking a stay on its own, there are plenty of other reasons to take a look at this resort. When you’ve had your fill of the pool, you can always pop in for a cooking lesson at the Lanna Cooking School, visit with some of the elephants that roam the grounds or just bask in the impressive culture of the area.
W Miami Hotel
Miami certainly has no shortage of amazing hotels or amazing pools, but the “Wet Deck” at the W Miami is probably home to one of the best views in the city. The chic hotel pool not only offers guests amazing views, but they can also listen to some amazing DJs and take in the full ambience of the top deck.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Perhaps the most famous hotel in Miami, the Fontainebleau pool has been featured in several films, including the James Bond film Goldfinger. The pool area offers private cabanas, with 32-inch TVs, refrigerators and butler service.