9 Incredible Hotel Pools to Visit Around the World

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9 Incredible Hotel Pools to Visit Around the World
There's just something about lounging next to a cool hotel pool that makes you feel like Beyonce. Maybe it's the warm sun rays, or the fluffy hotel towels, or the whole having-a-margarita-delivered-to-your-lounge-chair thing.

Whatever it is, it works. Here are some of the most incredible hotel pools in the world for your lounging pleasure.?
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    1. THE SCARLET HOTEL

    Cornwall, England

    This eco-hotel, just steps from the ocean, is home to one of the most spectacular indoor pools in the world. The chemical-free pool is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out towards the water, helping to connect guests with the environment around them. scarlethotel.co.uk

    Photo Courtesy of The Scarlet Hotel 

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    2. THE BELMOND HOTEL CARUSO

    Amalfi Coast, Italy

    The infinity pool of the five-star Belmond Hotel Caruso, a converted 11th-century palace, looks out on the iconic buildings, beaches, and Mediterranean waters of the Amalfi Coast. For the ultimate in indulgence, the Ravello hotel’s concierge can deliver an iPod pre-loaded with your choice of tunes, a fresh fruit appetizer, or Evian vaporize—right to your waterside lounge chair. belmond.com

    Photo Courtesy of The Belmond Hotel Caruso

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    3. MARINA BAY SANDS
    Marina Bay, Singapore

    The largest and highest infinity pool in the world, the Marina Bay Sands’ amenity looks out over Singapore from 57 stories up. Open from 6 AM to 11 PM daily, we can’t think of a more spectacular place to take a night swim backdropped by twinkling city lights. marinabaysands.com

    Photo Courtesy of Ingo Tews/Flickr 
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    4. GLENWOOD HOT SPRINGS LODGE

    Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge gets its name—and its fame—from its oversized centerpiece, filled by a nearby natural hot spring. The mineral-rich waters are accessible both to hotel guests and to visitors just wanting to swim for the day, and staff even offer swim lessons. hotspringspool.com

    Photo Courtesy of Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge 

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    5. KAPARI NATURAL RESORT
    Santorini, Greece

    A luxurious balance of Cycladic tradition and minimalism, the Kapari Natural Resort—and its stunning infinity pool—is built into the mountains overlooking pristine Grecian waters. A restored complex of cave-like dwellings built more than 300 years ago, the infinity pool is just the cherry on top of an experience filled with unforgettable. kaparisantorini.gr

    Photo Courtesy of Kapari Natural Resort 
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    6. THE GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO
    Lake Como, Italy

    This Lake Como waterfront hotel houses three pools, but their unique “Water on the Water” installation is most noteworthy. A floating pool resting on the lake’s surface lets guests enjoy the natural beauty of the serene destination while still being treated to the luxury hotel’s top-notch amenities. grandhoteltremezzo.com

    Photo Courtesy of The Grand Hotel Tremezzo 
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    7. THE HANGING GARDENS OF BALI

    Bali, Indonesia

    The two-tiered pool at Hanging Gardens of Bali is far from the only thing spectacular about this property nestled in the Balinese jungle. Guests can take in the tropical natural environment up-close from the cascading pool, suspended above the treetops. hanginggardensofbali.com

    Photo Courtesy of The Hanging Gardens of Bali 

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    8. THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS
    Udaipur, India

    On the bank of Lake Pichola, the 50-acre property is a majestic exercise in authentic Udaipur architecture. The two pools—the main pool and the spa pool—serve as vibrant centerpieces of the palace style in blue tiles, sandstone columns, and water fountains. oberoihotels.com

    Photo Courtesy of The Oberoi Udaivilas
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    9. THE KICHAKA PRIVATE GAME LODGE
    Eastern Cape, South Africa

    The authentic safari experience at Kichaka Private Game Lodge is the African adventure that people dream of—plus a serious dose of luxury. The main lodge boasts an extraordinary rim-flow pool that overlooks the large watering hole, where guests can spot giraffes, elephants, hippos, and other game. kichaka.co.za

    Photo Courtesy of The Kichaka Private Game Lodge
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