Summer Sunning: 14 of the World’s Most Epic Pools

May 29, 2015
Written by: Yasha Wallin

With summer coming, temperatures are heating up around the globe. That can only mean one thing: It’s pool season! And while there are extraordinary places to swim everywhere, all pools are not created equally. That’s why we’ve sunbathed, sidestroked and skinny dipped our way around the world to bring you the most comprehensive round up of where to get wet this summer. All you have to do is show up and dive in.

The Raleigh Miami Beach
One of the most iconic pools in the world, the decadent swimming area at the Raleigh Miami Beach is Art Deco elegance at its finest.

raleigh pool

I-Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Not just a beautiful swimming pool, this luxurious, eco-friendly resort also has plenty of healing options, like saunas, mud baths, and more.

Foxtail Pool Club at SLS Las Vegas
This glamorous wrap around pool is surrounded by 26 cabanas, so if you don’t want to get wet, you can still cool down in style—with a specialty poolside cocktail in hand, of course.

The Library Hotel, Koh Samui, Thailand
Shimmering orange, yellow and red, book lovers will swoon over this unique pool that shares a property with over 1,300 books to borrow or purchase.

Villa Althea, Kefalonia, Greece
Get wet atop the world famous Myrtos beach in this Greek island residence that will change the way you think about luxury.

SLS South Beach
With 8,000 square feet of pool, beach, and indoor-outdoor space, leisure awaits as far as the eye can see.


The Grace Santorini, Greece
The infinity pool at this white-washed bespoke hotel is next level.


Hacienda Uayamon, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
Among the romantic ruins of the Yucatan is a slice of poolside heaven.
Hacienda Uayamon

Alila Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
On a tranquil, hillside retreat awaits the stunning swimming experience of this emerald-green infinity pool.

The Icebergs, Sydney, Australia
Go for a dip in this eight-lane swimming pool while waves from the infamous Bondi Beach crash just feet from you.

Mardan Palace, Antalya, Turkey
This massive poolside experience hugs the Mediterranean sea so you’ll be surrounded by refreshing water on all sides.


One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
This property boasts 40 different types of pools, like this one for laps that extends straight into the ocean.


Kempinski Hotel, Jordan
Get your feet wet in nine amazing swimming pools all surrounded by lagoons, waterfalls and breathtaking views of the Dead Sea.