The global digital travel platform Agoda.com highlights six beautiful hotel pools around the world that are worth getting to know. From modern architectural feats to scenic skylines, these hotels are sure to ignite some wanderlust.
Keemala Phuket Resort & Spa: a fabulous jungle hotel, Phuket
This Phuket luxury resort with exceptional architecture creates a sense of “Wonderland” with its 38 villas, designed for guests looking to experience a rustic yet luxurious getaway. There are four accommodation options, each featuring a different theme and a private pool: clay pool cottage, tent pool villa, wooden pool house and bird nest pool villa. These are inspired by the true ‘four tribes’ of ancient Phuket. Keemala Phuket Resort & Spa is also SHA Plus certified, making it a suitable stay if you’re traveling under the Phuket Sandbox program. For more SHA Plus certified hotels in Phuket, visit www.agoda.com/PhuketSandbox.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Marina Bay Sands at its opening in 2010 was the most expensive hotel ever built, with its three 55-story towers, 2,560 rooms and luxury suites. It also features one of the most stunning infinity pools in the world, spanning 150 metres. Imagine taking a dip in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool with the best view of the city skyline from 57 stories above. After a relaxing swim, visit the nearby Art Science Museum, which in itself is an architectural marvel with its unique palm shape, or enjoy the wide range of shopping, food and entertainment in the heart of the city.
Grace Santorini Hotel, Santorini
According to Agoda’s search data, Greece is the most searched international destination among Israelis in 2021. Perched above the Aegean Sea, Grace Santorini is an exclusive boutique hotel offering breathtaking views of the famous Caledera. The infinity pool is the largest of its kind in the Imerovigli village, and guests can enjoy the view comfortably with cocktail and dining service at the poolside bar. To complete the experience, Grace Santorini offers sunrise and sunset yoga sessions with an unobstructed sea view, as well as experiences such as picnic of Greek cheeses and delicatessen selections at the top of Skaros Rock.
Another plush property, Shangri-La, is located in the northern part of Boracay Island, approximately 315 kilometres south of Manila. Apart from the luxurious blend of nature, and comfort, this resort also boasts of amenities decked out in ethnic decor. This includes one of the country’s largest naturalistic swimming pools, set amidst lush, landscaped gardens and water fountains. Its secluded yet cozy location makes it possible for guests to enjoy the goodness of an indulgent escape from the busy metro made better with well-preserved flora and fauna.
Of course, if one seeks for a closer dip with nature, travellers can always enjoy 350 meters of unspoilt beach in Boracay Island, revelling in panoramic and breath-taking views.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At the Bosphorus, Istanbul
Standing on the shores of the picturesque Bosphorus, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus boasts late-Ottoman-era architecture and elegant palace-like rooms. Spend an afternoon relaxing in one of the hotel’s traditional hammams (Turkish Bath) or lounging at the stunning indoor pool, while soaking up the warm sun streaming through the soaring skylights. There is also an outdoor pool and waterfront dining where you can enjoy Turkish flavours with a view. While there, don’t miss out on a cruise along the Bosphorus to sail between two continents
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda, Gargnano
If you are fantasizing about lying in a pool amid nature such as lakes and mountains – the infinity pool at Lefay Resort & Spa on Lake Garda is a charming and recommended gem. The pool is the star of the hotel surrounded by natural terraces, forests and olive groves. The hotel blends in with the luxurious Italian countryside and features 93 spacious suites, all of which offer stunning views towards Lake Garda. In the day, take a boat trip to discover the picturesque port of Gargnano, visit the nearby local markets or take a hike into the heart of Upper Garda Park.