Intercontinental Hotel: Hong Kong
Burj Al Arab: Dubai
Golden Nugget Las Vegas
That's a 200,000 gallon shark tank in the middle.
Crown Towers Hotel: Taipa Island Macau
Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Hotel Las Vegas
This suite takes up the entire 52nd floor. The pool cantilevers off the edge of the tower.
San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
Banyan Tree Hotel: Intendance Bay, Seychelles
Begawan Giri Hotel: Ubud, Bali
Blue Lagoon Geothermal Resort: Grindavík, Iceland
Not technically a hotel, but what a beautiful place for a swim.
Le Meridien Hurghada: Makadi Bay, Egypt
Hotel Elan, Dallas
(Image source: Justin Terveen)
Hilton Hotel: Auckland New Zealand
After seeing these pictures, the screaming kids and floating Band-Aids at my neighborhood pool seem even less tolerable. For now, I’ll just close my eyes, imagine the breathtaking landscapes at the Banyan Tree Hotel or the Palms Hotel, and start saving for my next summer vacation.