Top 10 Marvelous Pools in the World

18.11.2013


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Top 10 Marvelous Pools in the World
 
The largest pool in the world, the infinity pool that juts out into the sea, the pool that is worth a Minoan king or the one carved in a cave – check out this list of 10 amazing pools around the world. Found in the best resorts and located in the wonderful surroundings, these pools offer the best swimming experience.
 
 
10. The Joule Hotel, Dallas, USA
Established in the previous building of Dallas National Bank, the hotel has a unique pool, which juts out of the balcony. The pool and a lounge are situated on the roof, providing a refreshing retreat on a sunny day and away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
 
When to go there?
Spring and autumn bring the most pleasant weather to Dallas.
 
How to get there?
The hotel is located in the heart of a downtown.
 
The Joule Hotel, Dallas, USA
 
 
9. Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Crete, Greece
The design of this luxurious resort was inspired by the Minoan palaces. The Olympic size seawater pool is directed to the sea and has an access from the private suites.
 
When to go there?
The summers are warm to hot and winters are mild in Crete.
 
How to get there?
Take a 15 min ride with a car from the airport.
 
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Crete, Greece
 
 
8. Capella Pedregal Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The spa resort offers private pools in the suites, private beach and a huge incredible outdoor pool. With the views to the bay and the bar integrated to the pool, Mexican cuisine and fresh seafood, the resort provides a five star quality relaxation.
 
When to go there?
The period from February to July is the driest and the temperatures are not too high.
 
How to get there?
Situated 45 km from Los Cabos International Airport; the hotel offers a shuttle for its guests.
 
Capella Pedregal Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
 
Capella Pedregal Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
 
 
7. Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
The five star hotel in one of the most favorite European islands has a pool carved right into a caldera. The cave pool provides a shadow and a refreshing swim with a view. The hotel also has an infinity pool, situated 90 m (300 ft) above the Aegean Sea.
 
When to go there?
The summers are warm and winters are mild in Santorini.
 
How to get there?
Only 18 km from Santorini Airport.
 
Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
 
Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
 
 
6. Mardan Palace, Antalya, Turkey
The hotel has a huge pool, which doesn’t feel crowded even on the busiest days. It is one of the largest pools in Europe. Besides that, the hotel has a private beach for its guests and a very luxurious interior.
 
When to go there?
The summers are hot and winters are mild in Antalya.
 
Hot to get there?
Take a 15 min ride with a car from the city center.
 
Mardan Palace, Antalya, Turkey
 
Mardan Palace, Antalya, Turkey
 
 
5. Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy
The infinity pool is situated at the highest point of picturesque Ravello – on the cliff, 350 m (1150 ft) above the sea. Moreover, a gorgeous view to Amalfi Coast opens. The five star hotel is also exquisite – it is established in a renovated 11th century building.
 
When to go there?
The weather is pleasant all through the year in a Mediterranean climate zone.
 
How to get there?
1 hr ride from Naples International Airport. Also the train from Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome passes by.
 
Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy
 
Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy
 
 
4. The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
Although the hotel is located on the beach, its pool is no less appealing than the sea. The infinity pool has islands with drapes, that provide ultimate privacy to relax and enjoy the sun.
 
When to go there?
The season from October to February is the driest and the temperatures are mild.
 
How to get there?
The hotel picks up its guests from the airport and treats with drinks and food from the room service menu.
 
The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
 
The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
 
 
3. One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
A luxurious resort has an indeed unique swimming pool, which jets into the sea and has even a smaller pool within. It also has another beautiful pool and the five star quality service in this divine retreat.
 
When to go there?
The weather in Maldives is warm all year round.
 
How to get there?
The resort is located 1 hr luxury yacht ride or a 45 min speedboat ride from Malé International Airport.
 
One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
 
 
2. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
One of the pools is accessible only from the suites in this beautiful hotel. Situated on the bank of Lake Pichola, the resort looks like a royal palace. And the swimmers in the pool can admire amazing sites of Udaipur.
 
When to go there?
The climate is moderate all through the year, but the best time to go is from September to March.
 
How to get there?
45 min drive from Udaipur Dabok Airport, 8 km from Udaipur Railway Station.
 
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
 
 
1. San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Algarrobo, Chile
The resort has the largest swimming pool in the world! It is 1 km (0,62 mi) long and 35 m (115 ft) deep, making it the deepest pool, as well. The guests can not only swim, but also go kayaking and sailing.
 
When to go there?
Winter months are the warmest and driest.
 
How to get there?
The resort is 100 km from the capital Santiago – go by bus or rent a car, since the resort has a free parking lot.
 
San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Algarrobo, Chile
 
San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Algarrobo, Chile