Swim Like the 1%: The 25 Most Luxurious Hotel Pools

All I want for summer vacation is to swim. But in my fantasies I’m not in an inflatable driveway pool or group swim hour at the Y: I want to swim like the 1%. Join me in my fantasy tour of the world’s most amazing swimming pools: Take a dive into this stunning infinity pool at the Perivolas Hotel in Santorini (where I spent my honeymoon), or go for a romantic night swim under the stars in Abu Dhabi (where I’ll spend my 7th anniversary? Hint hint). Get transported to an H2Oasis with these stunning images of the 25 Most Luxurious Hotel Pools…

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  • The True Infinity Pool 2 of 26
    The True Infinity Pool
    Next time you're in Santorini, head over to the historic Perivolas hotel and take a dip in their amazing pool.
    Find out more at Perivolas.
  • Best of Both Worlds 3 of 26
    Best of Both Worlds
    Go for a swim in the pool and then the beach only a few steps away.
    Find out more at Nassau Paradise Island.
  • Hidden in Paradise 4 of 26
    Hidden in Paradise
    Nestled in the foothills of Bali, is this stunning pool at the Ubud hotel.
    Find out more at Alia Hotels.
  • World’s Largest Pool 5 of 26
    World's Largest Pool
    Book a night at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort to take a dip in this 20-acre pool.
    Find out more at Huffington Post.
  • Swimming on the Edge 6 of 26
    Swimming on the Edge
    Look up the next time you're in Dallas to catch a peek at The Joule Hotel pool hanging off the edge of the building.
    Find out more at Trend Hunter.
  • Top of the World 7 of 26
    Top of the World
    Head to Singapore to swim in this luxurious infinity pool fifty-five stories high at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
    Find out more at Daily Mail.
  • Swim with the Sea 8 of 26
    Swim with the Sea
    The Golden Nugget Hotel in Vegas has a pool with a fully functioning aquarium in the middle.
    Find out more at Okeanos Group.
  • Geothermal Pools 9 of 26
    Geothermal Pools
    Warm up in Iceland in their geothermal pools at the Blue Lagoon.
    Find out more at Blue Lagoon.
  • Up from Below 10 of 26
    Up from Below
    At the W Fort Lauderdale you can watch people walking below.
    Find out more at Oyster.
  • Swim in a Natural Wonder 11 of 26
    Swim in a Natural Wonder
    Swim in this 90-96 Fahrenheit degree water all year at the Homestead Resort.
    Find out more at Homestead Resort.
  • Hibiscus Pool 12 of 26
    Hibiscus Pool
    Enjoy a relaxing swim at the 18+ only pool at the Grand Wailea in Maui.
    Find out more at Grand Wailea.
  • Diving in the Red 13 of 26
    Diving in the Red
    Head to Thailand to take a dip in a velvety red pool at the Library Hotel.
    Find out more at The Library.
  • Swim and Snow 14 of 26
    Swim and Snow
    At the Portillo Ski Resort you can take a dip after hitting the slopes.
    Find out more at Powerhounds.
  • Above Nature 15 of 26
    Above Nature
    Enjoy a relaxing vacation in this hidden pool overlooking a lush forest below in Thailand.
    Find out more at Conde Nast Traveler.
  • Swimming in the Sunset 16 of 26
    Swimming in the Sunset
    Dive into a refreshing pool on a click at the Bulgari Hotel in Bali.
    Find out more at Bulgari Hotels.
  • Under the Stars 17 of 26
    Under the Stars
    Get lost in the star filled sky above your head as you take a dip in this stunning pool in the heart of Abu Dhabi.
    Find out more at Qasr Al Sarab.
  • Overlooking the Ocean 18 of 26
    Overlooking the Ocean
    Take a step out of your room and into the pool at the Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island.
    Find out more at Conrad Hotels.
  • Mexico Trip to Remember 19 of 26
    Mexico Trip to Remember
    The wrap around pool at Costa Careyes will make you never want to leave this paradise.
    Find out more at Just Luxe.
  • Peaceful Mountain 20 of 26
    Peaceful Mountain
    The Amangiri definitely lives up to the name 'peaceful mountain.' Go for a swim in this peaceful oasis in Utah.
    Find out more at Aman Resorts.
  • In the Heart of the City 21 of 26
    In the Heart of the City
    Have a relaxing escape in the middle of the bustling city at the Mondrian Hotel pool.
    Find out more at Mondrian Hotel.
  • Infinite Luxury 22 of 26
    Infinite Luxury
    Relax by the stunning infinity pool at the Banyan Tree Seychelles at Mahé Island.
    Find out more at Banyan Tree Seychelles.
  • Swimming in History 23 of 26
    Swimming in History
    This historic hotel in the South of France is a one-of-a-kind place to take go for a swim, and during the Cannes Film Festival you very well might see a star.
    Find out more at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
  • Paradise in India 24 of 26
    Paradise in India
    Enjoy a peaceful swim in this palace-like resort along Lake Pichola in India.
    Find out more at Oberoi Hotels and Resorts.
  • Iru Fushi Resort 25 of 26
    Iru Fushi Resort
    Plan a trip to Maldives to stay at this romantic hotel with stunning pool.
    Find out more at Hilton.
  • Your Dream Vacation 26 of 26
    Your Dream Vacation
    Leave your worries behind when you step into the refreshing pool at the Sarojin in Thailand.
    Find out more at Sarojin.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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