We’re big fans of swimming. It’s great fun, fantastic exercise, and comes with a host of benefits for your physical and mental health. Whether you enjoy doing laps to keep fit, wild swimming in natural bodies of water, or just splashing in the pool with your children on a sunny day, the key to getting the most out of your swimming routine is to keep it fun.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the most amazing swimming pools around the world. Perhaps you’ve already visited some of them, or maybe we will inspire you to create a swimming bucket list.
Let’s dive in.
The Tank (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Located at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas, The Tank is a swimming experience unlike any other. The Tank and Hideout pool complex features three floors, 17 private cabanas, a bar, jacuzzis, a peaceful 21+ area, and much more.
But the feature that truly makes The Tank one of a kind is its three-story slide that takes you directly (safely!) through the middle of a huge shark tank housing over 300 marine creatures including tiger sharks, black-tipped sharks, and nurse sharks. You can also swim alongside the sharks in a pool that surrounds the tank.
If you’re interested in learning more about the animals, you can take a tour hosted by one of the marine biologists who care for them.
Deplar Farm Pool (Ólafsfjörður, Troll Peninsula, Iceland)
If you’ve ever wanted to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), the most remote corners of Iceland are amongst the best places in the world to do so. Situated on the breathtaking Troll Peninsula, Deplar Farm is a cozy and luxurious all-inclusive resort on a converted sheep farm deep in the Icelandic wilderness.
Deplar Farm’s spa boasts an indoor-outdoor pool, heated by geothermal energy and complete with a swim-up bar. Swim in the glow of the midnight sun in summer, or relax under the stars on Iceland’s endless winter nights. Either way, you’re in for a truly magical experience.
The spa also offers a hot tub (with private bookings available), sauna, and Isopod floatation tanks.
Bondi Iceberg Pools (Sydney, Australia)
Located at one end of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, the famous Bondi Iceberg Pools (formerly Bondi Baths) have been open for over 100 years and consist of two pools: a main pool, and a smaller kids’ pool. Bondi Iceberg is open to the public all year round and also offers a cafe bistro and sauna.
Located right by the ocean and with sheer walls dropping straight down on all sides, the pools are filled with saltwater and you might even feel the waves splashing over you as you swim. It’s easy to see why Bondi is the most photographed swimming pool in the world.
Infinity Pool at Four Seasons Safari Lodge (Serengeti, Tanzania)
Imagine swimming or relaxing in an outdoor pool, while wild elephants gather for a drink nearby. The beautiful Infinity Pool at Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti, offers panoramic views of one of the finest game reserves in Africa.
The watering hole, located right by the Lodge, is a popular spot for elephants seeking to cool off in the heat. Or, if you visit during the dry season, you might see animals such as zebras, impalas, and buffalo. Take a dip or lounge by the free-form infinity pool and enjoy the safari experience of a lifetime.
Sky Park Infinity Pool (Singapore)
Located at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, the Sky Park Infinity Pool is the biggest rooftop infinity pool in the world at 146 meters long. From a soaring height of 57 floors, you’ll feel on top of the world and enjoy incredible views. With the pool’s vanishing edge, it will seem as though there is nothing between you and the city before and below you.
The Sky Park lies on top of the three skyscrapers that make up the Marina Bay Sands hotel, one of the most expensive hotels ever built. As well as the amazing infinity pool, it also offers an observation deck, wonderful restaurants, and stunning gardens.
With rooms costing from $350 up to thousands of dollars per night and the pool exclusively open to hotel guests, this is a true once-in-a-lifetime bucket list experience.