Okay so travelling to the other side of the globe just for a hotel with a nice pool might sound a little… Unnecessary, but think about it, is it really if you’ve traveled all the way to say Japan it’s nice to know that you’ve got one of the nicest pools on the planet to jump into at the other end. So okay maybe we haven’t totally justified travelling around the world for a pool but if you love to travel in style and luxury you’ll love this list of the definitive top 5 pools!
1. The Anantara Layan Resort, Phuket, Thailand.
Located in a Gorgeous Bay with views of the Andaman Sea, this is the perfect resort for amazing pool opportunities. Being an Anantara the resort is of course breathtaking and along with all the amazing pools, the resort also has it’s own stretch of private, pristine beach. But it’s the Anantara Phuket Residences that we’re interested in. These are smaller private villas, nestled into the lush greenery of the jungle overlooking the Andaman Sea. The Villas, which have been designed to resemble a traditional Thai village, offer everything you could ever want from a romantic holiday or a family trip spent connecting with one another. Truly spectacular views, world class hospitality and seclusion. Along with the larger resorts own infinity pool, where the view of the Andaman Sea can be most appreciated, the villas come with their own pools for your use only… Grab your trunks!
2. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm, Dubai, UAE.
Another hotel brand known for it’s pure excellence, Jumeirah. This hotel has a huge 50 meter infinity edge pool stretching from the hotels lobby, the perfect spot for pulling up a sun bed and taking in the spectacular view of Dubai’s skyline in the distance. The pool is also connected to a smaller pool for any kiddies that you’ve got in toe and is part of the hotels on children’s club. But it doesn’t stop there, second to the main pool, the hotel also has a large lagoon located within it which you can actually swim in. If you’re staying in a Lagoon Villa with Pool Access you can sit back on a sun lounger on your villa’s own personal decking and simply dive into the hotels lagoon! (Don’t forget the snorkel)
3. Cheval Blanc, Maldives, Indian Ocean
The Maldives has an almost endless list of spectacular pools and resorts with world class service, restaurants and facilities. And the Cheval Blanc? Well, let us introduce you to the creme de la creme! The Cheval Blanc is one of THE best resorts on the whole planet, let alone the Indian Ocean. The resort sits on the Noonu Atoll, amongst lush jungle greenery on one side and pristine beach on the other. It is the last word in contemporary luxury. The resort offers guests a large main pool to share with guests, just next to the “White Bar”, a three walled bar with the fourth missing for leisurely walks straight to the pool with a cocktail in hand. Along with the main pool the resort of course has rooms with vast pools, shadowing the usual Maldivian pools. Relax… Enjoy a long soak.
4. Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai
Okay so a waterpark isn’t a pool, but doesn’t everyone love a good waterpark? It’s perfect for everyone, shallow pools, deep pools, wave pools, big slides, medium slide, large slides. Located in the UAE’s most favoured emirate of Dubai means you can explore the whole of the city of gold as well as this amazing waterpark. The waterpark has many pools and a stretch of beach located nearby for anyone wanting a more leisurely experience, however Wild Wadi is home to over 30 rides and attractions, including Sceirah, renowned for it’s disappearing floor and 32 meter drop! Welcome to the best place to get wet and wild.