Diving into the deep blue is the definition of relaxation for many travellers. Now imagine taking a dip in the middle of an exotic jungle… overlooking rugged, snow-capped mountains… or sky-high above a bustling metropolis. We’ve selected 11 of the most awe-inspiring swimming pools with views that’ll take your breath away – and you can find them all on Booking.com.
Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Ubud, Indonesia
Surrounded by lush green rice terraces and a bubbling river, the outdoor pool at Mandapa exudes peace and relaxation. Its serene environment invites guests to unwind while casting their eyes over Indonesia’s fascinating flora. And if you opt for one of the reserve’s lavish villas, you’ll also have a private pool to take in the views in secluded tranquility.
The Cambrian – Adelboden, Switzerland
Breathtaking panoramas over the Swiss Alps are just one of the reasons guests love staying at The Cambrian. Since the outdoor swimming pool is heated, you can take a dip and indulge in endless mountain views all year round. It’s the ideal reward after a long day of skiing, hiking, or mountain biking.
Jade Mountain – Soufrière, Saint Lucia
For many travellers, infinity pools are the epitome of luxury. There’s something about floating close to the edge that evokes feelings of freedom and carefreeness – and makes a brilliant background for your holiday snaps. And at Jade Mountain resort, you won’t even have to share your infinity pool with anyone else, since it comes as part of your own private sanctuary.
Marina Bay Sands – Singapore, Singapore
Soaring 57 storeys above street level, the rooftop infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands is a must-see for everyone visiting Singapore – and is the world’s largest of its kind. Part of an iconic resort, it’s the ideal place to enjoy an exotic cocktail, indulge in breakfast with a view, or just soak up the rays far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Hanging Gardens of Bali – Ubud, Indonesia
As the name suggests, this lavish boutique hotel is tucked away in the midst of a flourishing forest. At nighttime, the infinity pool is lit up and lined by countless candles, making it a truly spectacular sight to behold. And since central Ubud is just a free shuttle ride away, you’ll be in the thick of the action in less than 30 minutes.
Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Finance Centre – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Four Seasons Hotel DIFC is a relaxing oasis in the heart of the concrete jungle. Its glass-walled rooftop pool beckons guests to dive into the cool blue and cast their eyes over Dubai’s constantly evolving skyline. Fancy a sky-high afternoon nap? The ultra-comfy sunbeds on the poolside terrace are perfect for resting your eyes and topping up that tan.
Four Seasons St. Louis – Saint Louis, USA
It’s not every day you can take a dip with unobstructed views of Gateway Arch. A whopping 192 metres high, this architectural masterpiece is the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. And it’s not the only sight to marvel at: the outdoor rooftop pool at the Four Seasons St. Louis also offers an incredible vista over the Mississippi River, the Eads Bridge, and downtown Saint Louis.
Wildflower Hall Shimla – Shimla, India
Nestled in the picturesque mountains of Northern India, the Wildflower Hall Shimla stands tall on a pine tree-covered peak. From its heated outdoor pool, you can enjoy magnificent views over the snow-capped Himalayas. And if you prefer the comfort of the indoors, the inside pool offers equally splendid sights.
InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The rooftop pool at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City is not for the faint-hearted. Twenty-five metres long, it extends onto a balcony with a curved glass edge – leaving thrill-seeking swimmers suspended high above the city skyline. From here, you can indulge in unrivalled views of Dubai Marina and the Burj Khalifa.
LeCrans Hotel & Spa – Crans-Montana, Switzerland
There’s something incredibly soothing about immersing yourself in a pool of steaming warm water while looking out over snow-capped tree tops, icy Mont Blanc glistening in the distance. So, it’s no wonder that the heated outdoor pool at LeCrans Hotel & Spa is among the most popular features of this Swiss countryside escape.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Tremezzo, Italy
Freshwater lakes or crystal-clear swimming pools? At the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, you don’t have to choose. The hotel’s striking outdoor pool is suspended in the deep blue of Lake Como – one of Italy’s most exclusive holiday destinations. It can be accessed via two wooden walkways, and offers a sensational vista over the opposite shoreline, dotted with the homes and hotels of San Giovanni.