One and Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
We could gaze at pictures like the one above of this pool all day, let alone lounge by it in person forever. With its jetty of blue stretching out into the Indian Ocean, it is quite simply, paradise found. Why do any of us live anywhere but here?
There is nowhere like Amangiri. Requiring an Act of Congress to even get built, its location in the depths of the desert in Utah makes it one of the most tranquil places on earth. Its pool wraps around the rocks, and is surrounded by huge double day beds that offer the perfect vantage point to watch the landscape change from palest yellow to rich auburn depending on the time of day.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Not many pools have the tagline “swim on top of the world,” but then again, none of them are Marina Bay Sands, which holds the record for being the world’s largest rooftop pool. Running the length of the 57th floor of this iconic hotel, it offers panoramic views across the city. A refuge from the bustle of the city by day and one of Singapore’s hottest spots come sunset.
Grace Hotel Santorini, Greece
Arguably THE hotel (and THE view) that for better or worse put Santorini firmly on the tourist map when it opened back in 2008. The vista from this infinity pool overlooking the Caldera does not disappoint. Spend your days soaking in the endless blue but take our advice and head here for a sundowner to capture the best sunset view on the island: why fight it out with the masses in Oia when you could be here?
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
They say size might not be everything but the longest pool in the Middle East will certainly make you wonder. Yes, its long (103m) but it also somehow manages to feel serene AND cool (thanks to its relaxed DJ music, unbelievably great Sushi & waiters on hand to bring ice-cold towels).