Taking a vacation has many benefits. One of the best is relaxing next to a pool, while sipping a tall mixed drink without a care in the world. For pool lovers, there are many amazing pools around the world with breathtaking views. Let’s take a look at a few of them:
Cliffside Pool, Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, France
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The infinity-edge pool is carved into the cliffs that run along the Cap d’Anitbes coast on the outskirts of Cannes. The pool is filled with salt water from the ocean and heated during cool weather. The view is of the Lerins Islands and the serene Cannes Bay. You can catch a glimpse of yachts owned by wealthy CEOs and movie stars. Private cabanas are hidden in the rocks that are above the pool in a cement terrace that is secluded. They are serviced by cocktail waiters. Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis and Kate Moss have all stayed here in the past.
Atrium Pool, Park Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan
This pool resides on the 47th floor of what has now come to be known as the Lost in Translation hotel. The pool was prominently featured in the acclaimed film directed by Sophia Coppola and starring Bill Murray. In the movie, Murray had difficulty trying to do a lap in the pool. It is 65-feet-long with four lanes and sits under a double-height glass roof. The floor-to-ceiling windows reveal breathtaking views of Mount Fuji, Tokyo and the Shinjuko district. At night, the city sparkles below and the pool shimmers a hypnotic blue. The pool is part of the fitness center in the hotel. Food may be ordered from the spa menu while you relax and take in the sights.
Rooftop Pool, Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel, Athens, Greece
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This rooftop pool in central Athens boasts 360-degree panoramas of the famous city and its ancient ruins. A front view of the Acropolis is available, as well as a view of the Parthenon that begs for a picture to be taken. The winding streets, shops and restaurants of the Plaka all lurk below. Parties are hosted here in the summer. The Acropolis is lit up for these occasions.
Main Pool, Singita Grumeti Reserves Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania
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From this pool you can enjoy nature sights that most people only get to experience on their television. The zebra and antelope migration across the Serengeti Plains is a wonder to behold. The infinity-edge pool is heated and is located on the cliff-edge promontory of the front lawn of the lodge. Many telescopes are on the lawn for those people who want to take a closer look.
Rooftop Pool, The Standard Downtown, Los Angeles, California
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The L-shaped pool has a cocktail lounge on the side. It is surrounded by cabanas with vibrating waterbeds. The amazing views include Museum Square, Library Tower and the rest of the L.A. skyline. Movies are often projected onto a large wall of a nearby building, so you can relax in the pool and enjoy the show at the same time.
Thomas is a keen traveller from Brisbane who is takes a keen interest in exotic swimming pool design and landscaping. When he’s not travelling the world he can be found at home maintaining his garden. Thomas finds pool cleaning therapeutic, loving nothing more than sitting back and admiring his efforts with a cold drink when all the work is done.