Top 5 Unforgettable Swimming Pools Around The World | Your Swimming Pool “Bucket List” Before You Die.

Last updated: July 28, 2021
By: Jacob Steckmann

Nothing quite beats the feeling of sliding into the crisp water of your favorite swimming pool. The gentle lapping of water and the weightlessness as you contemplate your life and enjoy the simple moment of relaxation. Since the dawn of age, humans have put great care and design into their spas and pools, and still to this day, we have only elevated the level of perfection and luxuriousness of our swimming pools. With the intro out of the way, I’ll understand if you can’t help but quit reading and go dive into your pool…*I’ll be right back* But for those of you whose only pool is imaginary, keep reading to live vicariously as we explore the world’s most unforgettable luxury pools.

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1. Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece

The Greek Isles are one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. With beautiful sunsets, wine, pools, and people there is no shortage of luxurious experiences. The Katikies resort is known for its cave-ensconced swimming pool but takes another look and you’ll experience breathtaking views and endless blue skies. This 5-star hotel is favorited by celebrities and those who want to feel like celebrities. Katikies is known for its warm Greek hospitality with dramatic unforgettable landscapes and those gorgeous blue rooftops iconic to Santorini.

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2. Hanging Gardens Resort, Bali, Indonesia

What I like to call the influencer’s playground and inspired by the 2nd Wonder of the World(Hanging Gardens of Babylon), the Hanging Gardens Resort in Bali, Indonesia is surrounded by lush rainforests and the Ayung River. If that wasn’t enough, the twin-tiered swimming pools hang over the jungle and gorge below creating an experience likely to unmatched anywhere else on Earth. The Hanging Garden’s was finished in 2005 by nearly 700 local craftsman who used traditional materials and indigenous ideas to create this masterpiece.

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3. SkyPark Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Overlooking Singapore’s ultra-modern cityscape, the SkyPark is 57 stories high and features the world’s most beautiful urban cityscape view. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the most expensive hotel in the world but construction costs were over $6.0 billion so the high price is understandable. If this hotel doesn’t already have enough records, the SkyPark swimming pool is exclusive to hotel guests and holds the record for the world’s longest elevated swimming pool. If you’re not afraid of heights, we dare you to swim among the clouds at the SkyPark Infinity Pool.

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4. Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle. San Simeon, California

Originally built from 1924-1936, the Neptune Pool is a magnificent representation of ancient Greek architecture and culture. The Neptune Pool was rebuilt three times stopping just shy of being Olympic size. The multiple ornamental pools and fountains were originally fed by natural spring water piped from the Santa Lucia Mountains. Unfilled for many years, the Neptune Pool has been restored to its original glory. Although the Hearst Castle is primarily a museum you can still get a glimpse into this other world and take in the glory of one of the most ornate swimming pools that can’t be missed.

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5. Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada

Why swim alone when you can swim with sharks? Las Vegas’ $30 million award-winning pool is unmistakably gorgeous. With complex features covering 3-stories, this pool is known for its 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium. If you happen to be filled with courage, you can take the waterslide through the aquarium where you’ll see up to 5 species of sharks, big game fish, and southern stingrays. Whether sharks are your thing, there’s plenty of pool real estate to relax and soak in the beauty of the Golden Nugget Resort.