Summer is just around the corner and there’s no better way to celebrate the sun-loving season then with a dip in a heat-quenching swimming pool. Here are six of the world’s most stunning pools from luxury properties across the globe.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel
A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, a luxury resort set in the spectacular Alpine region of Arosa at an altitude of over 5,900 feet, features four amazing pools at their Tschuggen Bergoase Spa. Complete with massage jets, hydro-jets and a recliner bench, the Tschuggen Bergoase’s indoor/outdoor relaxation pool is the perfect retreat after a day on the mountains. Designed by Mario Botta, the Tschuggen Bergoase brings the outdoors in, combining nature, warmth, light, water, and rock to create a one-of-a-kind spa and pool area.
The Singular Santiago
The Singular Rooftop Bar at The Singular Santiago is considered one of the best terraces in all of Santiago. With a privileged view of the San Cristobal and Mount Santa Lucia and a bar with 115 liquors to choose from, the Rooftop Bar is focused on preparing signature drinks, with a team of bartenders who take care of every detail to make time spent in this space special. During the summer months, the Singular Rooftop also opens its fantastic rooftop pool to guests. The open-air oasis features a 26-foot marble bar, outdoor dining tables, and chaise lounges to soak up some city sun or take in the awe-inspiring views of Santiago below.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, a tropical paradise set against the natural beauty of the Gulf of Thailand, features a stunning infinity pool at their Spa Village Koh Samui. The one-of-a-kind spa pool cascades down and is surrounded by the property’s open-air treatment pavilions. Occupying its very own section of the resort, guests can take a dip and lay out in the luxury cabanas after their treatments for undisturbed relaxation time.
Located in the Italian Dolomites at 5,900 feet above sea level, FORESTIS is a conceptual 5-star mountain retreat celebrating simplicity. Pools at FORESTIS embrace Plose spring water, one of the purest and lightest waters in the world, providing ideal conditions for regeneration and healing. The spa showcases an indoor pool connected to an outdoor pool, allowing guests to take a relaxing swim while facing breathtaking views. In each of the two outer towers, a two-story penthouse suite displays its own private plunge pool and a spruce wood sauna with unique views of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites.
Situated in the middle of the lunar-like Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, the pool at Jack’s Camp is a traveler’s oasis. Surrounded by polished wooden planks, the stunning pool is shaded overhead by an elegant canvas—providing respite in the middle of this desert destination. It is said to reflect the sprinkling of nearby palm trees, setting the destination apart from the ever-shifting sands. The pool is slightly elevated to allow guests to gaze out over the endless grass plains of the Makgadikgadi and during wet season, swimmers and sunbathers have the opportunity to spot some spectacular views of the zebra and wildebeest migrations that move into the area.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
The expansive infinity pool at The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg is the central point of the hotel as it bleeds into the serene landscape of the Saxon and can be appreciated from several vantage points. Surrounded by the magnificent indigenous gardens of the property, the infinity pool provides peaceful and tranquil views stretching out into the distance. Ideal for relaxation, the seemingly never-ending pool and terrace is a great spot to relax, watch the sunset and admire the nearby well-stocked Koi pond.