Summer hasn’t officially started, but the warm weather sure has. For those already longing for a cool place to relax as the weather heats up, here are some of the most incredible and mind-blowing pools on the planet.
The World’s Largest Pool
There are a lot of hotels and resorts known for their pools, but only Chile’s San Alfonso del Mar holds the title of World’s Largest Swimming Pool. The impressive waterway, constructed by Crystal Lagoons, measures .63 miles long, covers over 20 acres of land, holds 66 million gallons of seawater and reaches a maximum depth of 115 feet. With an estimated yearly budget of $4 million worth of maintenance, it’s likely the resort will continue holding their title for a long while.
Those with a fear of heights will probably want to avoid the pool at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel. That’s because the impressive Skypark pool isn’t just the tallest in the world –it also takes advantage of its 55-storey view by removing the barricades from the sides of the infinity pool, giving you an unbeatable view of the city as you swim.
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Look up just about any travel guide’s list of most impressive swimming pools and you’ll see the Hanging Gardens’ pool –and with good reason. This two-level infinity pool, by architect Popo Danes, is suspended high over the jungles of Bali. The free-form, curved design invoke images of terraced rice paddies, while the Batu Chandi stone provide a feeling of luxury as the swimmer feels as though they are literally swimming in the treetops.
The lower level features a recessed deck that offers almost complete privacy and the pool has a built-in bench beside the beam supporting the upper deck so bathers can enjoy feeling the splashes dripping down from above.