Swimming is not always meant for sport-related purposes. It is often associated with fun or relaxation. Around the world hotels design and construct pools that offer their guests various experiences. The pools sometimes incorporate their surroundings into their designs, or they reflect their environment. Whether it is an infinity pool or a pool with multiple levels, these five pools will leave you breathless.
San Alfanso Del Mar, Chile
Located between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean along the western part of South America is Chile. San Alfanso Del Mar, a resort in AlgarroboChile, boasts the biggest and deepest outdoor swimming pool in the world. Conveniently placed on the beachfront, swimmers have a beautiful view of the sea. Chile is prospering in many ways, this popular resort being one of them.
Sun City, South Africa
South Africa’s equivalent to Palm Springs as a spring break destination is Sun City. Sun City is an extravagant and luxurious casino and holiday resort. During apartheid in the 1970s, it was considered illegal to participate in gambling and so a casino was set up far away from the cities and suburbs. The resort is composed of four hotels with a number of recreational and cultural facilities. One of the main features of the resort is the Valley of Waves; essentially a giant pool with waves, slides and smaller pools.
Oberoi Udaivilas, India
Imagine staying in a traditional Indian palace with your own private moat. It is possible with Oberoi Udaivilas. The architecture reflects its historical and cultural inspiration, while its status as a popular tourist destination places it very firmly in the present. Founded in 1934, the Oberoi Group operates around 30 hotels in five countries; Oberoi Udaivilas is one of them.
Alila Ubud, Indonesia
For the ideal retreat, Alila Ubud in Bali offers a tranquil space within the Ayung River valley. It was designed to blend in with its surrounds and not disturb the contours or lay of the land. The mixture of modern and traditional comes together beautifully, especially when reflected off its swimming pool. The edges of the pool seem to continue into the valley below.
The Address, Dubai
If you could pick any address, it would most likely be The Address in Dubai. With a 5-tier infinity pool and a view of the tallest building in the world, who wouldn’t choose it? It is part of a 63-storey hotel and residential skyscraper, the 19th tallest building in the city. For added dramatic effect, the Dubai Fountain is also viewable from the pool. It is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system in the world.
Swimming pools around the world are constructed in various ways to offer different experiences. They are often a reflection of its surroundings or they literally reflect their environment.