The most unusual pools in the world

The 40 most unique pools from around the world that you want to stay in forever

If the pools you’ve encountered in your life haven’t enthralled you, it might be time to open your mind to the wide variety of gorgeous pools that Beautiful Country Home has for you to check out.

Many resorts and hotels around the world have scenic pools that are almost their main attractions. Some of these pools offer stunning rooftop views of the shimmering city skyline, while others let you get up close and personal with nature-there’s one pool on this list that almost doubles as a safari experience!

And even more, like No. 8 on the list: there are pools that expand the very concept so much that it seems unbelievable – have you ever seen an 8-hectare pool before?

So, jump out of the boring in-ground pool, dry off and come see these pools, which are without a doubt the most unique in the entire world. Who knows, maybe you’ll get a chance to swim in one on your next vacation!

1. Hanging Gardens Ubud Hotel

Hanging Gardens Ubud Hotel's Panoramic Pool

Located in Bali, Indonesia, this panoramic pool lets you swim right along the edge of the jungle. How do you look at immersing yourself in nature?

2. The St. Regis Resort in Lhasa

 The St. Regis Resort in Tibet

Located in Tibet, this reservoir is lined with countless gold tiles. They give you the private experience of jumping into a pool filled with coins, just like Scrooge McDuck did.

3. Marina Sands Bay Resort in Singapore.

Marina Sands Bay Resort pool

This rooftop landscape pool is not for those who suffer from vertigo. It offers a truly stunning view of Singapore.

4. Golden Nugget Hotel Pool

Pool at the Golden Nugget

Las Vegas is a city known for many things, including unique pools. But the pool at the Golden Nugget Hotel is the only one that allows you to swim right along the aquarium.

5. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel pool

Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

It’s not so much the pool itself that’s fascinating here, but what’s going on around it. During the summer, this Hollywood spot hosts weekly parties that attract celebrities and upscale guest DJs.

6. Pool at Belmond Jimbaran Puri Resort

Pool at Belmond Jimbaran Puri Resort

This resort hotel is located in Bali, Indonesia, and it offers a stunning L-shaped panoramic pool that looks like an oasis in a grove of palm trees.

7. Pool at Valassaru, Maldives

Pool at the Valassaru

The pools at this luxury resort, which is an island (only reachable by boat from Male International Airport) can swim right up to the edge of the open sea

8. The saltwater pool at San Alfonso del Mar

San Alfonso del Mar pool

It’s possible that some people don’t even consider this man-made body of water to be a swimming pool. It holds more than 272 million liters of water and covers about 8 hectares.

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9. Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle

Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle

Built in the 1920s and ’30s, the Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle, along with its partner, the inner Roman pool, is a testament to luxury and classic architecture.

10. Panoramic Pool, Cambria

Panoramic Pool overlooking the Alps

Enjoy beautiful views of the snow-capped Alps in this stunning panoramic pool located in Switzerland

11. rooftop pool at the Skye Hotel

Skye Rooftop Pool

Appreciate the stunning panoramic views of São Paulo, Brazil in this tranquil pool setting that sits high above the city noise.

12. Standard Los Angeles rooftop pool

Los Angeles Rooftop Pool

At the rooftop pool in downtown Los Angeles, you can watch a movie, admire the surrounding high-rises, or even try a refreshing cocktail.

13. The beachfront pool at Nandana Villas

Nandana Villas beach pool

Located in the Bahamas, this landscaped pool stretches to the edge of the beach. And it makes it feel like you’re swimming right in the open ocean.

14. Pool at Oberoi Udaivilas

Swimming Pool in India

Located in Udaipur, India, this stunning pool epitomizes sophistication. It is located on the shores of Lake Pichola.

15. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi starlit pool

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi pool

If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re floating across the universe, this Maldives resort may be the closest you can get to that dream

16. Swimming Pool at Sanctuary Swala Hotel

Sanctuary Swala Hotel pool

This pool in Tanzania, which is located in Tarangire National Park, will teach you to swim and show you a safari at the same time

17. One of the pools at Koh Samui Boutique Beach Hotel

Swimming Pool at Koh Samui Boutique Beach Hotel

This pool is located in Thailand. It is lined with red, yellow and orange tiles, and offers a surprisingly serene experience for those who swim in it.

18. The pool at Chongwe River House

Swimming Pool in Zambia

If you find yourself in Zambia, be sure to take a swim in this pool. Here you can watch elephants strolling peacefully past people swimming

19. Caruso Hotel’s Panoramic Pool

Panoramic Pool in Italy

Located high above the Amalfi Coast in Italy, this panoramic pool offers stunning views.

20. The pool at the Katikies Hotel

Swimming Pool in Santorini

You won’t find a more beautiful pool in Santorini, Greece than this one at the Katikies Hotel. It’s an abundance of natural white touches.

21. Necker Island Resort’s palm-fringed pool

Billionaire Richard Branson pool

Owned by the famous billionaire Richard Branson, this resort boasts one of the best and most pleasant pools in the British Virgin Islands.

22. Qualia Resort Pool

Hamilton Island Swimming Pool

Located on Hamilton Island in Australia, the pool at Qualia offers mesmerizing views of the Great Barrier Reef.

23. Boucan Landscape Pool by Hotel Cocolat

Boucan Pool in Saint Lucia

Enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding land at this stunning landscape pool located in St Lucia.

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24. Spa Pool at LeCrans Hotel

Spa pool at Crans Montana

This spa pool, which can be found in Crans Montana, Switzerland, offers a warm atmosphere and views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

25. Swimming Pool in Mardan Palace Antalya Hotel

Mardan Palace Antalya Hotel pool

This is the largest swimming pool you can find in Antalya, Turkey. Watching people swimming can be a lot of fun.

26. Pools at Biras Creek Hotel

Pool at Biras Creek Hotel

Experience the beauty of the open ocean from your own panoramic pool at this hot spring in the British Virgin Islands.

27. Giola Lagoon.

 Giola Lagoon

If incredible man-made pools aren’t for you, you might enjoy this natural wonder found in the Greek islands.

28. Alila Uluwatu Resort’s Panoramic Pool

Panoramic Pool in Bali

Enjoy the open ocean and natural beauty of Bali, Indonesia from this stunning panoramic pool

29. One and Only Resort pool in Maldives

Panoramic Pool in Maldives

Swimming in this panoramic pool that merges with the ocean is like having an ethereal experience.

30. Pool at Sarojin Resort

Swimming Pool with Cabanas at Phang Nga

This pool is available to those vacationing in Phang Nga, Thailand. Special booths right in the pool are a thing of the past! They can be used as changing cabins, as gazebos for a romantic date, and as a place to rest and relax.

31. Blue Lagoon.

Blue Lagoon in Grindavik

It’s likely that you’ve seen this geothermal hot spot located in Grindavik, Iceland, or at least heard of it before. That’s because it is one of the most famous “pools” in the entire world.

32. Porto Montenegro Pool.

Deluxe Pool Porto Montenegro

Serving as a place for mega-yachts, this marina also has its own luxurious pool

33. Pool at the Heritance Kandalama Hotel

Pools at Heritance Kandalama

This hotel in Sri Lanka has three different pools, one of which is panoramic. It is where the water mixes with the waters of Lake Kandalama.

34. Jumby Bay Veranda Pool

Veranda Pool in Antigua

Located in Antigua, the panoramic pool allows hotel guests in Jumby Bay to enjoy the warm Caribbean sun while grabbing a bite to eat at the grill bar.

35. Pool at the FIFTY Ultra Lounge

FIFTY Ultra Lounge pool

If you’re looking for an exclusive experience in downtown Miami, why not visit this pool atop the Viceroy? Just be prepared to dance the night away.

36. Panoramic Pool at Hotel Villa Mahal

Swimming pool overlooking the bay

In the historic city of Lycia, Turkey, you’ll find this 16-meter pool that offers a breathtaking view of Kalkan Bay.

37. The World’s Deepest Pool

Nemo Pool 33 in Brussels

Located in Brussels, Nemo 33 shows off the features of underwater caves and descends to a depth of 33 meters.

38. Two rooftop pools at Habita Monterrey

Habita Monterrey pool

Overlooking San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, Habita Monterrey has two rooftop pools (one hot and one cold) that are separated by a bar.

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39. London rooftop pool

West Hollywood Rooftop Pool

In this rooftop pool, located in glittering West Hollywood, you can whet your appetite with an intense swim and then satiate it with Gordon Ramsay cuisine.

40. James Hotel’s rooftop pool.

Tiny hotel rooftop pool

Of course, it’s tiny. Like most things in New York City! But, that doesn’t change the fact that Manhattan’s rooftop pool is open to the public for hours every weekend.

Top 25: The most amazing pools from around the world

Consider that you haven’t lived if you haven’t bathed in one of these most beautiful pools! We told you about the largest pool in the world, but you haven’t seen anything more fantastic than the pools on this list. These are some of the most unique pools in the world, and you won’t want to miss them! In this list, we’ve compiled the most amazing natural and man-made pools from around the world. Whether you usually swim for sport, or just for fun, you’ll no doubt enjoy these breathtaking creations. Put on your swimsuit, because in front of you are 25 of the most amazing pools from around the world!

25. Crater in Utah

Photo: homesteadresort.com

Located in Midway, Utah, Homestead Crater is a 17-foot limestone rock that has formed a cavity filled with water that ranges in temperature from 32° C to 36° C. It is the first of three natural pools on our list.

24. The Sarojin, Thailand

Photo: static.asiawebdirect.com

An amazing trendy beach resort in Thailand that allows you to relax, experience freedom and inspiration, The Sarojin is the only pool on our list where the bungalows are located above the water so you can have a unique experience.

23. Altira Hotel, Macau

The Altira Hotel in Macau has a one-of-a-kind indoor pool that seems to flow seamlessly into the skyline. Come here for a swim and to enjoy the buzz and casinos that Macau is famous for.

22. Lalu, Taiwan Photo: commons.wikimedia.org

Located on the shore of Sun Moon Lake, this heated pool is the longest in Taiwan (60 meters long). This pool is suitable for those who prefer swimming as a sport. Come in February, the surrounding trees are covered in pastel pink flowers, it’s just a stunning sight!

21. Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia Photo: zambiatourism.com

This natural rock pool atop Victoria Falls has become known as Devil’s Pool. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the free-fall height is 355 meters. Every year from September to December, when the water level is low, you can be one of the lucky few to swim in Devil’s Pool.

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20. Joule Hotel, Dallas

Photo: churquina.com

Located at the five-star Joule Hotel in Dallas, this amazing pool protrudes 2.5 meters over the edge of the building on the 10th floor. Although it scares some people, others think it’s the best way to swim in the air without jumping out of an airplane.

19. the Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle Photo: fourseasons.com

This limitless heated pool, hot tub, and fireplace overlooking Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains is truly a great place to stay in Seattle.

18. Four Seasons Maui in Wailea

Photo: fourseasons.com

Not only does this beautiful pool have a beautiful view, but it also has additional amenities such as an underwater music system, six changing booths with flat-screen HDTVs with wireless headsets, a poolside bar and more.

17. Hearst Castle.

Photo: flickr.com

Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark located on the Central Coast of California in the United States. There are two vintage pools, and the Neptune Pool (pictured) is a spectacular sight, especially considering the pool construction began in the 1920s!

16. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Photo: marinabaysands.com

Marina Bay Sands has a stunning landscape pool that makes you feel like you’re diving down from the 57th floor of the hotel. Since the view from here is beautiful, be prepared to overcome your fear of heights!

15. Nemo 33, Belgium

Photo: nemo33.com

The pool at the Nemo 33 recreational diving center, in Ukkle, Belgium, was awarded the record for the deepest pool in the world before the Y-40 Deep Joy Pool was built in Italy. It is filled with 2.5 million liters of non-chlorinated, carefully filtered spring water. The pool’s artificial caves and viewing windows put it at number 15 on our list!

14. Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, Australia Photo: assets.atdw-online.com.au

Who hasn’t dreamed of swimming at a waterfall? Gunlom Falls sits atop a seasonal waterfall and offers stunning views of some of Australia’s most breathtaking scenery, so it’s a must-visit!

13. Mes Amis Resort, St. Maarten Photo: manage.isleblue.co

A huge heated landscape pool makes Mes Amis Resort a great place to relax. What sets this pool apart is that it’s located on a 28,300-square-meter private lot, so here you can enjoy the pool without the huge crowds like at other places.

12. the Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydney

Photo: icebergs.com.au

The Bondi Icebergs Club is South Australia’s official winter swimming destination. Bondi’s amazing pool is nestled right by the ocean, allowing visitors to feel the ocean waves crashing as they swim in the pool.

11. Ramada Resort, Tanzania

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Photo: ramadaresortdar.com

Officially known as the Ramada Resort Dar Es Salaam, this amazing luxury resort on the Tanzanian coast is striking for its deep blue pool that blends seamlessly into the sharp lines of the Ramanda.

10. Castello Vicchiomaggio, Tuscany, Italy

Photo: vicchiomaggio.it

Hotel Castello Vicchiomaggio’s swimming pool is located on the slope of the Tuscan hill in a beautiful countryside setting.

9. Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos

Photo: cavotagoo.com

We don’t have enough delightful words to describe Mykonos and the delightful view from Cavo Tagoo’s outdoor pool, and that’s another reason to visit this place.

8. Pimalai Resort, Thailand

Photo: ireward.superghs.com

This beautiful pool is more like a temple. It is a freshwater, landscaped pool located about 50 meters above sea level. While swimming, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the beach and the sea below.

7. Harbour Plaza Hotel, Hong Kong, China

Photo: hongkong.harbourgrand.com

The luxurious Harbour Grand Hotel in Hong Kong has a unique pool on the 23rd floor. The pool overlooks Victoria Harbour and offers stunning views of countless skyscrapers.

6. San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo, Chile

Photo: flickr.com

This is one of the largest pools in the world (1,013.16 m long and 80,000 square meters). The water in the pool comes from the Pacific Ocean after it is filtered and treated, allowing you to swim in the sea while looking out at the ocean.

5. Alila Ubud Hotel, Bali, Indonesia

Photo: 1nsw6u.akamaized.net

Belonging to the Alila chain, the pool at the boutique hotel high on the hill allows you to relax like nowhere else. Here you can see and experience the best of Bali’s nature.

4. Merlin Phuket Hotels & Resorts, Phuket, Thailand

Photo: merlinphuket.com

Located in Phuket, just south of Thailand, the Merlin Hotel (Merlin) is part of a chain of hotels scattered along the Phuket coast. The jewel of the Merlin Hotel is its gorgeous pool overlooking all that Phuket has to offer.

3. Dreams Resort Las Cabos, Mexico Photo: dreamsresorts.com

One of the best all-inclusive resorts in Los Cabos, the Dreams Resort boasts a spectacular landscape pool with spectacular views of the Gulf of California.

2. Rangali Island, Maldives

Photo: conradhotels3.hilton.com

One of the magical islands and atolls in the Maldives, Rangali Island is home to one of the most beautiful pools in the world overlooking the ocean.

1. Anantara Golden Triangle Resort

Photo: anantara.com

From the edge of this pool, you can see both Laos and Myanmar (Burma)! Perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos, Anantara’s Golden Triangle Resort is as enchanting as the region in which it is located.

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