12 Best hotel pools in the world from gold plating to mesmerizing views they have it all

6. Saruni Samburu, Kenya
Heralding spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District and Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu is celebrated for it’s innovative design. Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in Kalama Conservancy, bordering Samburu National Reserve, with over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness teeming with wildlife to explore exclusively.

huvafen-fushi-resort5. Huvafen Fushi resort, Maldives
Every room at Huvafen Fushi resort has a private plunge pool bleeding into the watery horizon of the Indian Ocean. At night, the pool is lit with fibre-optic lights twinkling like stars in the sky.

4. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Stretching 150 metres across Sands Skypark, the stunning outdoor Infinity Pool located 57 storeys above the ground is one of the world’s largest at this height and offers the best city-skyline.

st-regis-hotel-lhasa3. St Regis hotel, Lhasa
Surrounded by the towering Himalayas, the hotel is situated on eight acres of land and bills itself as “standing on the roof of the world.” But it’s the swimming pool that really puts this five-star hotel over the top. The spa pool at the St Regis hotel in Lhasa, Tibet, is plated in gold. The pool contains therapeutic salt water constantly heated to a temperature of 28C-32C.

2. San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
San Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Algarrobo, Chile and is known for having the world’s largest swimming pool. The pool is 1.013 km long and holds 250m litres of seawater. Apart from its large size, the lagoon has another spectacular feature: its waters have the transparency and intense turquoise color of tropical seas. This has been made possible courtesy advanced technology developed by the company Crystal Lagoons which pumps water from the Pacific Ocean, filters and maintains a pleasant that borders 26ºC in summers, nine degrees more than the nearby sea temperature.

1. Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali
Nestled deep in the heart of Ubud’s rich rainforest preserve, this enchanting five star boutique hotel, designed in complete harmony with nature, has 38 private suites and individual villas with thatched roofs, each enhanced by its own luxurious granite infinity pool. The stunning split-level infinity pool, lined with Batu Chandi stone and featuring a vast geometric wall of solidified volcanic ash, suspended high over the surrounding jungle, appears to float in its setting, giving swimmers the unique, immersive feeling of literally swimming above the treetops and the valley.

The upper level has an expansive deck, which flows out from the hotel’s bar, while the lower level’s decking is almost hidden from sight for ultimate privacy, with only the sounds of nature as a backdrop. Both levels have steps down into the water for graceful access, with the bottom pool additionally featuring a stone bench for swimmers to bask in the exhilarating spray of the waterfall from the level above.

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