In the past few months I have been to Thailand and Hawaii and at both I discovered that the hotels I was staying at had the largest swimming pool in their country (or state in Hawaii’s case). It’s just a coincidence, I swear!
Now, these pools were pretty amazing. So it got me wondering about just how much bigger and better they can possibly come?!
Boy was I surprised. From gold-plated pools to postcard-perfect scenery, I’ve already packed my swimmers and started planning my next getaway.
1. San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrabo, Chile
Selling point: World’s biggest and deepest swimming pool. Where else can you sail a boat on a pool?! Crazy!
2. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
Selling point: The multi-level pool, with various private villas attached, is a popular choice for honeymooners.
3. The Library, Koh Samui
Selling point: The water is red – don’t worry, no one was murdered, the pool is covered in tiny red tiles to get this effect. Blue water is sooo 2012.
4. Pelican Hill, California
Selling point: The world’s largest circular pool
5. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Selling point: One of the largest swimming pools in the Maldives, it has colourful fibre-optic lights built into it. You can even enjoy a romantic dinner for two while surrounded by water.
6. Sanctuary Swala, Tanzania
Selling point: You’ll be surrounded by gazelles and giraffes as you swim
7. The St. Regis, Lhasa, Tibet
Selling point: one of few gold-plated swimming pools in the world. The ultimate in holiday indulgence
8. The Cambrian, Switzerland
Selling point: Stay warm (the pool is heated, of course) while surrounded by breathtaking snow-capped mountains
9. Holiday Inn Pudong Kangqiao, Shanghai
Selling point: Suspended high above the city, with a clear bottom – not for the faint-hearted!
10. Katikies Hotel, Oia, Santorini
Selling point: Carved out of a cliff and overlooking the Aegean Sea – stunning!