The Best Infinity Pools In The World

 


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This glass pool is going to appear between London apartment blocks in Nine Elms very soon.

There’s something magical about infinity pools, the way it seems to go on for eternity and fade into the lush landscapes of nature or the glittering lights of the city. Being an Aquarian, I’m a natural water baby who loves being in the water almost as much as I love good food.

Yet, a dip in my condo’s pool can never compare to swimming in an infinity pool. It feeds your imagination with thoughts of swimming far away into the horizon and the unknown, making the experience unlike any other. Here’s a list of 15 beautiful infinity pools that will take your imagination to even greater heights.

 

1. Velassaru Resort, Maldives

 

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This infinity pool blends right in with the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. These water villas also provide snorkelling gear, so you can plunge straight into the sea from your pool whenever you feel like taking a swim with the fishies! Personally, I’d just kick back and relax with a good book in this lovely pool, admiring the view of the endless glittering ocean as I take a sip of Mojito.

Price: From $682/night

 

2. Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

 

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St. Lucia is one of the most beautiful island countries in the Caribbean. The many infinity pools of Jade Mountain offer picturesque views of the Gros Piton and Petit Piton Mountains, which remind me of large jade gemstones floating above the Caribbean Sea. Just staring at the pictures make me feel like I’m in Fairyland. Taking a dip in this utopia is going on my bucket list for sure!

Price: From $1,621/night

 

3. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali, Indonesia

 

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Imagine floating above jungle canopies and valleys, allowing the calming sounds of nature to feed your soul. Nestled comfortably in the middle of lush tropical rainforests, Hanging Gardens Ubud Resort boasts an architecturally one-of-a-kind infinity pool designed to emulate the actual rice terraces symbolic of Balinese culture.b2ap3_thumbnail_image14.jpgSource

Each of the 38 villas also has its own private infinity pool with views overlooking the luxurious green rainforest. It’s time to save up for a vacation here, fellow nature-lovers!

Price: From $629/night

 

4. Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece

 

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Oh, beautiful Santorini! The infinity pools at Katikies Hotel provide unparalleled views of the whitewashed villas, houses and churches perched comfortably on the cliffs, nearly meeting the warm embrace of the Aegean Sea. A dip in this infinity pool will leave you feeling like a Greek-Goddess.

Price: From $1,267/night

 

5. Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali, Indonesia

 

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Overlooking the majestic rocky coast of Jimbaran Bay is the infinity pool of Ayana Resort and Spa. Swimming in this saltwater pool will feel almost as good as a refreshing swim in the ocean, and you won’t even have to worry about sharks, stingrays, jellyfish or sharp rocks. I wish I could jump right into the pictures myself!

Price: From $418/night

 

6. Kempinski Hotel, Ishtar, Jordan

 

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Kempinski Hotel boasts various large infinity pools which fade into the backdrop of the alluring Dead Sea. The resort is situated on the edge of the iconic salt lake, the lowest known point on earth. This place is filled with history and spirituality, and a relaxing dip in this pool will allow you to soak it all in.

Price: From $296/night

 

7. Man Cheung Po Infinity Rock Pool, Hong Kong

 

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Most Singaporeans love visiting Hong Kong. The next time you’re there, don’t forget to take a hike in Lantau up to this beautiful infinity pool. Sources say it’s hard to find, but that’s what makes the adventure! Do your research before embarking on the hike. The view of the waterfalls and the mountainous terrain of Lantau Island will make the exercise worth it.

A great hotel for a good night’s sleep before your trek would be Novotel Hong Kong Citygate. Located in the nearby Tung Chung Town, there are buses that will take you to the start of the trail.

Price:  From $285/night

 

8. Wildflower Hall, Shimla, India

 

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This open-aired jacuzzi fades into the backdrop of the magnificent Himalayan mountain range. Wildflower Hall is nestled quietly in the Himalayas, providing exotic views of snow-powdered mountains and the calm cedar forest. This infinity whirlpool is connected to the heated indoor pool, so you won’t have to freeze your pants – or, in this case, swimsuit – off to enjoy the pool and the view. Sounds like a dream!

Price:  From $458/night

 

9. Layana Resort and Spa, Ko Lanta, Thailand

 

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This pool provides spectacular views of the Andaman Sea. Taking a dip in the evening will allow you to enjoy a breathtaking sunset which splatters the sky with fiery colours of gold, red and orange. All that’s missing now is a cocktail to further invigorate your senses!

Price: From $255/night

 

10. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

 

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As overly celebrated as it seems, no list is complete without our very own Sands Skypark Infinity Pool. Unlike many other infinity pools which provide views of nature, the pool at MBS overlooks our glitzy bustling concrete jungle. Our city skyline is definitely something to be proud of, so what better way to show it off than from a tumblr-worthy pool suspended high in the air?

Price: From $517/night

 

11. Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey

 

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I can see why Pamukkale directly translates to ‘cotton castle’. Gazing at the pictures gives me the same enchanting feels as watching Howl’s Moving Castle. These terraced pools are made of carbonate minerals, and years of flowing water have formed intricate patterns that give this place its shimmering beauty.

The pools overlook ancient Greek ruins, which greatly excites the history buff in me.

A cozy hotel close to the cotton castle would be the Pam Thermal Hotel, which boasts a Jacuzzi, mineral bath, gym and even miniature golf. 

Price: From $136/night

 

12. Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Tanzania

 

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Finally, an infinity pool overlooking an authentic African savannah! All you wildlife enthusiasts, this is the perfect infinity pool for you. Located in the Grumeti Wildlife Reserve in Serengeti, Singita is dedicated to preserving the wildlife with low-impact tourism.

Funds generated goes into sustaining the reserve, so you will be doing your part for the environment by splurging to enjoy this pool. Who knows, you might even be able to witness the migration of the wildebeests as you soak!

Price:  From $1,150/night

 

13. Huvafen Fushi Resort, Maldives

 

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This pool reminds me a little of night-time in Pandora, Avatar’s fictional universe. Remember how magical it felt during the intimate scene under the glowing Trees of Voices? I bet taking a swim in this pool under the stars will rekindle all those senses.

This pool is lined with fibre optic lights, and it is also possible to have a romantic candle-lit dinner on the shallow end of the pool. There’s nothing more enchanting than dining with stars both beneath your feet and above your head!

Price: From $1,802/night

 

14. The Cambrian, Adelboden, Switzerland

 

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What better way to wake up than with a warm, rejuvenating morning swim with panoramic views of the Swiss Alps? Rated one of the top 10 outdoor hotel pools in the world, The Cambrian’s thermal pool promotes wellness and relaxation while offering captivating views of the white, powdery Alps. Now this is one spa I’m dying to visit.

Price: From $342/night

 

15. Devil’s Pool, Zimbabwe

 

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Calling all fellow thrill-seekers! I’ve found the perfect natural infinity pool for you! Located at the very edge of Victoria Falls, Devil’s Pool is safe to swim during the dry season due to a natural rock that prevents you from being swept away to your death.

If you’re brave enough to swim in this pool, you will be rewarded with the Zeus-like roar of the falls and magnificent views of a permanent rainbow. This is the closest to nature you are ever going to get!

After an adrenaline-pumping day, retire in the grand Victoria Falls Hotel which is just a stone’s throw away from the Victoria Falls Bridge. 

Price:  From $509/night

 

Final Thoughts

 

We hope this article has given you wanderlusting water babies ideas for your next travel destination. If we’ve missed any of your favourite infinity pools, please share them with us in the comments!

 

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