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The 12 Most Memorable Hotel Pools In The World (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02/16/2012 6:00 am

Any traveling parent will tell you that one of the best perks of a hotel when you've got kids in tow is a hotel pool -- but most of us never outgrow the glee of finding out our hotel has a great pool, especially if it comes with amenities we don't get at the gym pool back home.

The pools featured here are all beyond spectacular: There are private resort pools, rooftop pools with killer views and pools at luxury hotels that will make you feel like a movie star. Take a mental break from whatever you're doing to peruse the gorgeous pictures of these 12 amazing hotel pools.

If you like this, don't miss our first list of the most amazing hotel pools in the world!

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  • 12. Sheraton Waikiki, Hawaii, USA

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_waikiki.jpg"></a> The newly remodeled Sheraton Waikiki's infinity pool overlooks the blue <a href="http://www.hawaiilogue.com/">Hawaiian</a> waters with Diamond Head as a beautiful backdrop. Perfect for sipping a cocktail at sunset. <em><a href="http://www.sheraton-waikiki.com/">Sheraton Waikiki</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://airfare.bootsnall.com/cheap-flights-to-hawaii.html">airfare to Hawaii</a></i>

  • 11. Nemo 33, Brussels, Belgium

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_belgium.jpg"></a> The deepest indoor swimming pool in the world at 33 meters (105 feet), you can get a variety of scuba certifications at this amazing, solar-heated pool. Plus, the water is so warm you don't need a wetsuit! <em><a href="http://www.nemo33.com/en">Nemo 33, Belgium</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/eu/belg/bruss.shtml">airfare to Brussels</a></i>

  • 10. Le Meridian Makadi Bay, Egypt

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_egypt.jpg"></a> An oasis in the middle of the Red Sea, this huge outdoor pool is over 64,000 sq meters of fun in the sun. <em><a href="http://www.lemeridien-makadi.com/main.htm">Le Meridian Makadi</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/afr/egypt/cairo.shtml">airfare to Cairo</a></i>

  • 9. Peace Laguna Resort, Thailand

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_thailand.jpg"></a> This resort in Krabi, <a href="http://www.thailandlogue.com/">Thailand</a> is nestled into the side of a dramatic limestone cliff and features a natural lake right on the property. <em><a href="http://www.peacelagunaresort.com/">Peace Laguna Resort</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/asia/thailand/">airfare to Thailand</a></i>

  • 8. Park Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_tokyo.jpg"></a> Fans of<em> Lost in Translation </em>will instantly recognize this 47th floor swimming pool, but even those who aren't will appreciate the glass roof and luxury amenities. <em><a href="http://tokyo.park.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null">Park Hyatt Tokyo</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/asia/japan/tokyo.shtml">airfare to Tokyo</a></i>

  • 7. Le Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice, France

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_france.jpg"></a> Reopened in 2004, Nice's Le Palais de la Méditerranée is every bit as glamorous as you'd expect a <a href="http://www.francetravelguide.com/hotels-near-promenade-des-anglais-in-nice.html">hotel on the Promenade des Anglais</a> to be. <em><a href="http://palais.concorde-hotels.com/en/">Le Palais de la Mediterranee</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/eu/france/paris.shtml">airfare to Paris</a></i>

  • 6. Fasano Hotel, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_brazil.jpg"></a> Throw on your best Brazilian bikini and watch the beautiful people mingle at the upscale Fasano Hotel, which overlooks Ipanema Beach <em><a href="http://www.fasano.com.br/site_hoteis_en.php">Fasano Hotel</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/sa/brazil/rio.shtml">airfare to Rio</a></i>

  • 5. Bora Bora Nui Hilton, Tahiti

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_tahiti.jpg"></a> Considering that each bungalow is perched atop a lagoon, I don't know why you'd really need to spend time by the pool, although this is a beautiful option. <em><a href="http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/PPTBNHI-Hilton-Bora-Bora-Nui-Resort-Spa/index.do">Bora Bora Nui Hilton</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/pac/papeete.shtml">airfare to Tahiti</a></i>

  • 4. W Hotels, Fesdu Island, Maldives

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_maldives.jpg"></a> The guest suites at the W Hotels on Fesdu Island all have an ocean feel incorporated to their design. It's like being on your own private island. <em><a href="http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1585">W Hotel, Maldives</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/asia/maldives/">airfare to Maldives</a></i>

  • 3. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_stlucia.jpg"></a> For the utmost in luxury, check out the individually designed infinity pools in each suite or sanctuary at Jade Mountain in St. Lucia. Each pool's color and design was specifically chosen to create a sensory experience for the guest. <em><a href="http://www.jademountainstlucia.com/">Jade Mountain</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/caribbean/st-lucia.shtml">airfare to St. Lucia</a></i>

  • 2. The SkyPark at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_singapore.jpg"></a> With amazing views of the Singapore skyline from 200m high, this Singapore hotel and casino offers a truly a unique swim! <em><a href="http://www.marinabaysands.com/">Marina Bay Sands Casino</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/asia/singapore.shtml">airfare to Singapore</a></i>

  • 1. Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka

    <a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-02-14-pools_srilanka.jpg"></a> Stunning natural beauty of the jungle surrounds you in the infinity pool at Heritance Kandalama, yet the hotel itself boasts a luxurious feel. <em><a href="http://www.heritancehotels.com/kandalama/index.html">Heritance Kandalama</a></em> <i>Search for <a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/internationalairfare/asia/sri-lanka/">airfare to Sri Lanka</a></i>

Photos provided by the individual hotel properties, except: 1 - Sri Lanka by Adam Brill; 2 - Singapore by green_kermit; 11 - Nemo 33 by Eric Burgers; 12 - Sheraton Waikiki by wallyg

 

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