8 of the world’s most awe-inspiring hotel pools

From the arid Utah desert to the rooftops of New York, we have scoured the globe to bring you eight of the most magnificent hotel pools.

The Hanging Garden, Bali
A well-known Indonesian escape, the two-storey infinity pool at this mountainside retreat hangs out over lush jungle, placing swimmers right in the treetops.

Crown Metropol, Melbourne
While many of the pools that make our list owe their splendour to their natural surrounds, there is something to be said for an inner-city dip.

Amangiri, Utah
If there’s one thing that the Aman group does well, it’s tucking its luxurious resorts away into unexpected landscapes.

The Blue Palace, Crete
The view, the sunset, the weather? What more could you ask for?

Gansevoort Park Ave, New York
Granted, the rooftop pool itself is rather ‘standard’ at this inner-city hotel, the uninterrupted view of the Empire State Building is anything but.

The Cambrian, Adelboden
Nestled in the Swiss Alps, this heated outdoor pool is an idyllic place to relax after a day on the slopes.

Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
Tucked into the mountain, this cave-like escape is just one of the pools at this luxurious, five-star resort and spa.

I-Resort Tent Spa, Vietnam
The low-hanging roof of this tranquil spa creates a cocoon-esque effect, praised by all who enter.

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