Looking for the ultimate swimmer’s getaway? We’ve got you covered! Check out these five jaw-dropping pools from around the globe and get inspired for your next trip.
The Crystal Lagoon: Go big or go home! If you want to see the world’s greatest pool, get to South America. The Crystal Lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile will blow your mind. As the world’s largest outdoor pool, this 66 million gallon oasis is the size of eight Olympic-size swimming pools.
This huge man-made lagoon on the Pacific coast sucks in ocean water and heats it up to a cosy 26ºC. You can paddle, sail or swim around this impressive pool or stroll the imported sand beaches on the “seaside.”
Holiday World: If you are on the other side of the globe, explore Europe’s largest tropical getaway. Just outside of Berlin, you and 6,000 of your closest friends can enjoy sunny days and 26ºC weather every single day of the year at Holiday World.
Featuring a 50,000-plant tropical forest, spas, waterfalls, whirlpools and a hot air balloon, this place is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Go swimming or white-water rafting then check out one of their 13 different restaurants, bars and lounges. Too tired to go home? Pitch a tent and spend the night!
Sands SkyPark: For the world’s poshest pool, check out the Sands SkyPark Infinity Pool in Singapore. The world’s largest rooftop Infinity Pool looks down on the glittering city-skyline from 57 levels above. Get your heart racing with a bird’s eye view of this gorgeous Asian city then relax under the world’s tallest palm tree. You can swim right to the edge of Sands SkyPark’s infinity pool for an unparalleled view or get out of the water and head over to the Sands Skypark Observation Deck. It’s the perfect place to get a snapshot of your view from the top.
Devil’s Pool: If you’ve got nerves of steel, continue your adventure onwards to the Devil’s Pool on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Perched dangerously close to the edge of the Victoria Falls, you can paddle around in this naturally formed pool while looking out at the view of a lifetime. While it might a bit too close for comfort, it’s totally safe and is truly one of the world’s most amazing spots. Only open during the drier months of the year, when the Zambezi River water levels drop, visit the Devil’s pool from mid August to mid January.
Blue Lagoon: Looking for something a bit more chill? Head over to the Blue Lagoon. One of Iceland’s most popular attractions, this geothermal spa is otherworldly in its beauty. Its warm waters are full of silica and sulfur, which are reportedly great for skin conditions. This mad-made lagoon averages 37–39ºC all year around despite the cold temps just outside. The superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow so you never have to worry about icy swims.