Bondi icebergs

We’ve splashed our way around a selection of hotels, resorts and world heritage sites to find you the most stunning outdoor swimming pools, be they plunge, private, natural or infinity.

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

A luxurious swimming pool in your resort is one thing, a private one on your bedroom door step is another. These open-plan Maldivian villas stretch out to elongated private pools which blend seamlessly with tropical views of the sapphire sea and white sands. Complete with state-of-the-art archways and stylish parasols, it’s no wonder the architect has been coined the king of theatrical swimming pools.

Hanging Gardens, Bali

At the epicentre and spiritual core of Ubud in Bali lies the most phenomenal swimming pool. Designed by a specialist architect, the dazzling formation is suspended over the rainforest providing swimmers with an ethereal feeling of floating above the Indonesian treetops.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Singapore is renowned for skyscrapers but the Martina Bay Sands hotel takes picturesque vistas to a whole new level. They play host to the world’s highest and largest rooftop infinity pool, from which visitors can gaze down on the glittering city-skyline from a whopping 57 levels above. Try and find a better view of Singapore – we dare you.

One&Only Hayman Island, Whitsunday Islands

Why choose between the pool and the Great Barrier Reef when you can have both? Take a dip in the enticing waters of the coral sea or dive into the monumental Hayman infinity pool, which is the size of seven Olympic swimming pools.


Santorini Cave Pool, Greece

For ultimate carefree moments, we give you the Cave Pool Suites. Situated in the magnificent Greek island of Santorini, each cave pool suite comes with a majestic backdrop of volcanic caldera and spectacular hillside views.

Bondi Icebergs, Sydney

This dramatic Olympic-sized ocean pool at the southern end of Bondi Beach is home to the Bondi Icebergs, a winter swimming club. To become an iceberg, you must log 75 swims in the ‘off season’. Sound easy? With temperatures slightly colder than the ocean, the Aussies call the pool ‘the band of steel’. On a less chilly note, the pool also opens to the public in the summer season for leisurely dips.

Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand

Stepping into 007, the Six Senses Yao Noi pool looks out onto Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay. The private infinity pools offer cinematic landscape vistas of the bulging limestone formations which hover atop the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.

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