Sunday, April 1, 2012

World's Most Incredible Hotel Swimming Pools

By: Dahlia Rideout

For me, the hot, sweaty days of summer have always been synonymous with the smell of chlorine. Rising temperatures force me to flock to a community or backyard pool to seek a little relief from the sun. Unfortunately, these swimming spots can get a bit stale, not to mention overcrowded. But a few hotels and resorts have designed the most innovative, incredible swimming pools in the world to give swimmers and sunbathers a welcome respite from the usual chlorine chaos. From relaxing to adventurous (swimming next to sharks?), these pools are anything but ordinary.

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.


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