Hotel Pools Making a Splash Across the Globe
A hotel's pool is very important to many travelers when it comes to booking a vacation. Therefore, properties across the globe have created unique, one-of-a-kind pools to attract guests and complete their stay. Below, please find a number of eye-catching pools found at hotels throughout Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, and more:
Hotel Lou Pinet
Hôtel Lou Pinet, a luxury hideaway in the French Rivera’s legendary town of Saint-Tropez features the largest hotel pool in the iconic coastal village. The pool takes a majestic center stage on the terrace and garden, which presents a chic design to the property’s outdoor space and completes the grounds by connecting the three houses that make up the hotel. Hidden from view, the turquoise-tiled pool blends in seamlessly with elegant design of the hotel and is tucked away inside a Mediterranean-style garden. Enclosing the pool are stylish sunbeds with white cushions and sun umbrellas with a colorful red trim, adding to the overall charming aesthetic of the carefully planned outdoor area and a quaint space to lounge poolside.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
The expansive infinity pool at The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg is the central point of the hotel. Surrounded by the magnificent indigenous gardens of the property, the infinity pool provides peaceful and tranquil views stretching out into the distance. Ideal for relaxation, the seemingly never-ending pool, and terrace is a great spot to relax, watch the sunset and admire the nearby well-stocked Koi pond.
Hotel Eden Roc
Perched on the shores of picturesque Lake Maggiore in Ascona, Switzerland, Hotel Eden Roc is known for its 21,525-square-feet Spa and Wellness Center, boasting two outdoor and one combined in-and outdoor swimming pool. The pool area is beautifully designed to incorporate the natural Ticino floral environment, taking advantage of the surrounding mountains and creating a stunning panoramic view. The only resort in Ascona directly on the shores of Lake Maggiore, the Eden Roc's pools make for the perfect retreat after a day of boating and sightseeing.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
With 37 Exclusive Pool Villas and 23 Ultimate Pool Villas, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui offers guests the opportunity to rest beneath the shade of swaying coconut trees from the comfort of their very own pool. The expansive verandas of each guest villa feature a 193 sq. ft. private plunge pool, an outdoor dining area, sun loungers, an outdoor shower, and a panoramic view of the immaculate landscaped gardens and waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
Perched high on a sandstone ridge, Singita Pamushana is set within the 130,000-acre Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe’s remote southeast corridor. Each of the eight elegant and secluded suites have their own private plunge pools and there is a larger infinity pool in the main lodge area where guests can swim while enjoying the expansive views of the Malilangwe Dam below.
Hotel Arts Barcelona
The infinity pool and lounge at Hotel Arts Barcelona looks out onto the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, while also offering a view of Frank Gerhy’s iconic fish sculpture over its vanishing edges. The addition was constructed by Duran Arquitectes and was built to complement the existing pool in a distinctive area of the property, truly blurring the line between city and sea. The space surrounding the pool is a new, versatile area that acts as a relaxing, urban oasis during the day where guests can soak up the Mediterranean sun while the lounge area into a vibrant hotspot lounge at night and is designed for both guests and locals alike to mingle while enjoying refreshing cocktails and tasting small bites underneath the stars.
The revered nature hideaway in the Seychelles, Fregate Island is home to 17 villas, all complete with their own infinity pools. The villas’ pools are designed to spill into the seemingly endless blue horizon of the Indian Ocean, truly making guests feel like one with nature. In addition to the pool, there is a jacuzzi, outdoor dining area and large terrace complete with day beds to enjoy in between dips.
Tswalu Kalahari is home to the newly renovated Motse, which boasts 6 luxury legae and 3 luxury family legae. The main building offers guests a massive outdoor swimming pool. The pool, located next to the Motse’s dining area, expands outwards into the Kalahari, so guests do not have to compromise a view when taking a swim.
Ellerman House is an iconic hotel located in Cape Town, South Africa overlooking spectacular Bantry Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Perched on the dramatic backdrop slopes of Lion’s Head, the hotel pool offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the dramatic mountain scenery characteristic of this stretch of the rugged and beautiful Cape Peninsula.
Situated in the middle of the lunar-like Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, the pool at the newly rebuilt Jack’s Camp is a travelers’ oasis and the only one of its kind in Africa. It is surrounded by polished wooden planks and shaded overhead by an elegant canvas which provides respite in the middle of this desert destination. It is said to reflect the sprinkling of nearby palm trees which set the destination apart from the ever shifting sands. The pool is slightly elevated to allow guests to gaze out over the endless grass plains of the Makgadikgadi and during wet season, swimmers and sunbathers have the opportunity to spot some spectacular views of the zebra and wildebeest migrations that move into the area. As part of the camp’s recent rebuild and reopening, each of the verandas outside the 10 spacious guest tents now includes a private plunge pool as well as several velvet-clad chairs overlooking the glittering landscape.
ThirdHome – Casa Ciruela
Overlooking Lake Avandaro and surrounded by the green hills of the Mexican countryside, Casa Ciruela located in Valle de Bravo Mexico, allows guests to enjoy the lush vegetation of the tranquil lakeside location that provides plenty of peace and seclusion. Available for exchange for members of the luxury property and travel club ThirdHome, Casa Ciruela features a large terrace with a breathtaking pool, attached jacuzzi, and an outdoor space that is integrated with the interior of the property. Surrounded by the picturesque landscape, the deck area of the pool is where guests will enjoy relaxing moments for soaking up the sun rays as well as an al fresco dining-experience with family and friends under the covered terrace.