Yacht Club Pool (Porto, Montenegro)
At the Yacht Club Pool in Porto, Montenegro, visitors not only get to swim around a beautifully designed swimming pool, but are able to enjoy spectacular views of the Bay of Kotor (which is connected to the Adriatic Sea, separating Montenegro from Italy).
San Alfonso del Mar (Algarrobo, Chile)
Located just south of Valparaiso along the spin of Chile’s western coast, in the 3,323 foot-long swimming pool in the San Alfonso del Mar resort is the world’s largest pool. The massive structure is filled with seawater, covering 20 acres and, at its deepest point, it goes down 11.5 feet.
Pool & Deck at East, Miami (Miami, Florida)
The pool at the all-new East, Miami hotel is a sight to be seen. The elevated surrounding allows for incredible panoramic views overlooking Miami’s skyline.
Nemo 33 (Brussels, Belgium)
When completed in 2004, Nemo 33 was a 113 foot-deep indoor swimming pool, making it the deepest in the world. That distinction now belongs to Y-40 in Italy, yet Nemo 33 still draws in many eager divers and tourists alike. The indoor pool complex contains 660,000 gallons of water that are kept warm by solar heating.
Hanging Gardens of Bali
Bali, an Indonesian island known for its spectacular beauty and forested volcanic mountains, also features a jaw-dropping swimming pool. The Hanging Gardens of Bali, which is a 7-star luxury hotel that includes a spa and restaurant, is among the world’s finest places to relax.
Skypark, Marina Bay Sands Hotel (Singapore)
The infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore offers guests sweeping views of the cityscape from 627 feet in the sky. Built atop a Moshe Safdie-design building in 2010, the swimming pool has become a tourist destination in its own right. Dubbed the Skypark, the structure boasts the world’s longest elevated swimming pool with a 478 foot vanishing edge.
Walt Disney’s All-Star Music Resort (Orlando, Florida)
Visitors to Walt Disney’s All-Star Music Resort will be able to cool off in the Piano Pool. The 106,000-gallon leisure pool features black and white keys and piano-shaped body that will make relaxing uniquely enjoyable after a busy day at Disney’s other parks.
Alila Villas Uluwatu (Bali, Indonesia)
Alila Villas Uluwatu, which is a 5-star luxury resort that sits atop a cliff with the sweeping views of the Indian Ocean below, features an infinity pool that’s some 165 feet in the air. Not only will the experience ensure relaxation, but also the sensation that you’re floating in the sky.
Violin-Shaped Swimming Pool (Bedford, New York)
This violin-shaped swimming pool is perfect for music-lovers. Designed by the New Jersey-based firm, Cipriano Landscape Design & Custom Swimming Pools, the structure was meant to resemble an actual Stradivarius violin (an Italian family who built among the world’s best violins in the 17th and 18th century).
British artist Luke Jerram designed Museum of the Moon, a work of art located in a public swimming pool in Rennes, France. The display is a traveling installation that’s meant to invoke the link that binds us all. That, although we come from different cultures which have their own historical, scientific, and religious relationships to the moon, we still gaze at the same subject each night.
Architectural Digest | October 2017