A question our employees receive quite often from our clients is “what is the most amazing pool/backyard you have ever seen”? While we all have different tastes here at Fibrestyle, we decided to put our minds together and make a list of the top 11 pools we have found. To expand the list beyond just Sydney, we decided to open the criteria to pools across the world. As long as it is a pool, it is fair game to include on the list! That being said, let’s get started with number 11.
11. San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
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This hotel in Chile is renowned as having the world’s largest swimming pool. The pool is 1,013 m long, and contains 250 million litres of seawater that is pumped from the Pacific and filtered before guests can swim in it.
10. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives
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Located on 2 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Maldives demonstrates what simple creativity can do to a pool design. The pools feature small lights in the bottom that mimic the appearance of stars in the sky. We can’t help but love it!
9. Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia
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No one could possibly blame you if you saw the above picture and thought it was fake. Hanging Gardens of Bali is located inside the jungle, and this pool guarantees an amazing experience. A swim in this gorgeous pool is sure to stay with you long after you leave the jungle!
8. Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites, Greece
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Although Greece is flush with amazing swimming spots, few can beat the beauty that the Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites offer. Based on Crete, this pool offers fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, in addition to the view of the sea.
7. Chongwe River House Pool, Zambia
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The Chongwe River House Pool offers the chance to see African wildlife in their natural habitat, all within the comfort of a pool! Nature lovers, pay close attention to this amazing spot.
6. LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Switzerland
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Based in Lens, Switzerland, the historic LeCrans Hotel & Spa offers a phenomenal pool side view of the surrounding mountains and town. Be sure to visit when it’s snowing, so you can enjoy the warmth of the pool while hiding from the chill of the snow!
5. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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Imagine swimming on top of a skyscraper in Singapore. This is the pool that will let you do that. Those afraid of heights need not apply.
4. Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey
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If swimming in a man-made pool is old hat for you, perhaps taking a dip in the natural spring deposits in South West Turkey is more attractive? These pools range from 35-100 Degrees Celsius, and have been used as bathing sites for thousands of years! Now a declared World Heritage Site, we will definitely be taking a swim in here sometime in the future.
3. Bondi Icebergs, Sydney
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How could we have a list of our favorite pools and not include Bondi Iceberg? A Sydney staple, the Bondi Icebergs public pool has been a staple of Bondi Beach for over 100 years, and hosts multiple international sporting events each year. We love ya Bondi!
3. The Berkeley, London
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One of London’s rare rooftop pools, the Berkeley offers guests a chance to swim, relax and enjoy life 7 floors above the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets below. If we ever find ourselves in London, this is one pool we’ll be sure to check out.
2. Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
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This hotel in Santorini, Greece actually boasts two pools, the first being this amazing cave pool carved into the Caldera the hotel is built on. How better to beat the Greek heat than swimming in the side of an inactive volcano?
1. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy
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Rounding out our top 11 list is the cliff side infinity pool at the Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy. A former 11th Century palace, this hotel sits over 350m above sea level, and ensures a rustic swim with a view, all within a historical property. This pool is at the top of our list for good reason!