Pools are a must-have amenity. But modern day travelers often choose hotels and resorts based on the swankiness of the water hole. Some people go for the bronze bodies, bodacious booties and bulging biceps where others awaken spiritually in the tranquil atmosphere. Whatever you fancy, you are sure to know that sun worshipping is in the agenda. Take a swim through ancient history and luxurious class at the best resort pools in the world.
San Alfonso Del Mar, Chile
The large one-kilometer pool is 35 meters deep and offers activities such as boating and diving due to the pool’s length and depth. This enormous man-made lagoon is the world’s largest pool filled with 66 million gallons of seawater. With 20 acres of land and water, sunbathers toast on deck where aquatic lovers play in paradise just strokes away from the ocean.
Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, France
This salt-water pool features crystal clear water overlooking the Mediterranean ocean. The pool is adjacent to the sundeck where hungry swimmers wine and dine in the sunshine. The pool was carved into the rock in 1914 and has been flooded with celebrities ever since. This is one of the best pool in the French Riviera.
Sandals Grande, St. Lucia
Throw away your sandals and jump on into one of five swimming pools. The interconnected lagoons also feature six whirlpools, swim up bars and plenty of deck space for sun-nappers. The pools are all connected, which means guests can swim their way amidst the hotel grounds. Why walk when you can swim or float around?
The Springs Resort & Spa, Costa Rica
This mountainside resort overlooks Arenal volcano. Catch a stunning view from the eighteen natural rock and freeform pools fed from the local hot springs. The pools are spread across the hotel’s campus and feature distinct titles such as The Lagoons, Lost Springs and Monkey Slide. It’s sure to be an adventure.
Majestic Elegance, Dominican Republic
Located in Punta Cana, guests have no trouble swimming everywhere. From lobby to beach, jump on your front door one thousand foot freeform lagoon. The resort features white sandy beaches, secluded beach beds and plenty of space for solo time amidst the pool’s sundeck.
Pueblo Bonita Sunset, Los Cabos
This hillside resort features six swimming pools staggered throughout the campus. The most popular, Sky Pool, is the mountain top’s premier swimming hole. Sunbathers are treated to 360-degree views of the resort, Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountainside.
Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun
This adult-only resort features a tranquil atmosphere with peaceful ocean beats. The pool hugs the shoreline and features plenty of private cabanas for those who enjoy a mid-afternoon solar snooze. If you refuse to escape the pool, no problem, relax on one of the many water hammocks without the worry of little kids splashing.
Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.