The 9 Best Pools in the World

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August is best spent inside a swimming pool. Sure eventually you’ll get prune hands and the chlorine might change the color of your hair, but still, in August, why leave the pool? Maybe Michael Phelps’ll show up? Maybe? Anyway, luxuriating poolside is actually best in every month, especially when its at one of the 9 most awesome pools in the entire world.

1—Four Seasons, Sayan, Bali

When we wish we were a bird so we could fly far far away, in this hotel atop the trees, with a pool, we’d like to land.


2—Hotel Joule, Dallas

Hotel Joule Dallas

Take off those cowboy boots, grab a partner and go for a dip in this salinated pool that reaches 8 feet out past the building’s walls.

3—Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza

Hotel Hacienda Naxamena Ibiza

Because after clubbing for 2 days straight, you might like to relax for 2 more continuous days.

4—Hotel Caruso, Amafi Coast Italy

You might run in to luxury herself chilling in this pool that’s at the highest point of the hotel, just past a preserved 18th century ruin and right next to a concierge ready to answer your every demand.

5—Banyan Tree Hotel, Seychelles .

Banyan Tree hotel

Um. Yeah. Coming back home from here, never

6—Obeberoi Hotel, Udaivilas India

Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel

The hotel was imagined as an Indian palace. We’d say—the pool matches perfectly.

7—Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Amangani Hotel

Finished in frost-colored quartzite, you can stare at snow capped mountains year round in this heated pool that’s also attached to a little whirlpool.

8—Hotel Chocolat, St. Lucia

Hotel Chocolat

Hey, who’s in the mood to hang at a black quartz infinity pool with views of the Piton Mountains and a personal steward to deliver cocktails?

9—Perivolas, Santorini, Greece

Perivolas Hotel

When people speak of that place called Heaven—this is what they mean.

Matt Bell is a New York based travel and style writer who contributes regularly to and Essential Homme Magazine. He has also written for, Next Magazine, American Spa Magazine and was the Senior Editor for Genre Magazine.

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