While there are many scenic pools around the world, the one that takes the cake away in terms of beauty and design are infinity pools, these pools are made so that they merge into the surrounding landscapes effortlessly without any clear cut edges or boundaries !
Glittering with the reflection of a million stars, or still like the surface of a lake, located in the midst of mountains or bang in the middle of a rainforest, they are treat to behold after the dull and arid landscapes of summer!
Fair warning, these are way too enticing to keep you in your seat!
Get, Set, Dive!
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The natural terraced pools at Pamukkale in Turkey have been formed over the years due to calcite formations. Translating to mean a mountain of cotton in the local language, these are beautiful to the last syllable!
Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia
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The Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls in Zambia just proves that nature has more surprises up her sleeve than we can ever hope to know.
Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos
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Ponta Di Ferreira in Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Imagine how cozy it would be to just swim and soak into a natural hot water pool that flows directly into the sea! That’s exactly the thing you would experience at Ponta Di Ferreira in Sao Miguel, Portugal.
Valley View hot springs in Villa View, Colorado
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Speaking of naturally warm pools, how about taking a dip at the Valley View hot springs in Viila View Colorado. Just a hike up the mountain will land you in the lap of nature that the pools comfortably reside in.
Coogee Beach Tidal Pool, Sydney
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At the Coogee beach tidal pool in Sydney you can bathe in the natural rock bound pools that flow into the ocean! Safe and arguably one of the most accessible ones, these tidal pools are a treat for the sore eyes and bodies!
Caldeira Velha, Portugal
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The Caldeira Velha Pools in Portugal are another wonderful surprise when it comes to naturally formed infinity pools. These are located at the base of a waterfall in the middle of a rainforest.
Viceroy Hotel Pools, Bali
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Bathe in the midst of unparalleled seclusion and natural beauty at the Viceroy Hotel pools in Ubid, Bali. Soak in all the fun!
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
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At the Post Ranch Inn at Big Sur, California, the infinity pools dive right into the huge expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Resist the urge to jump off though!
Hacienda Na Xamena,Spain
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At the Hacienda Na Xamena, in Porto De San Miguel in Spain, you will feel like you have been to heaven and back! So Beautiful is this pool that even we cursed our fates at not being able to jump right in.
Blue Palace Hotel, Elouda, Greece
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At the home of beauty in Elouda, Greece, are the infinity pools of the Blue Palace Hotel! Pristine and inviting, they are designed for those days when you just want to be by yourself!
Astarte Suites, Greece
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The landscapes at Astarte Suites in Greece defy all boundaries of beauty when it comes to infinity pools. The azure of the sky competes with the turquoise of the water and the sea to create an infinite landscape of blues!
Cambrian Hotel, Swiss Alps
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At the Cambrian Hotel in the Swiss Alps the infinity pools defy all imagination! Located in the lap of the snowy peaks,the pool is naturally heated right in the midst of silvery mountains. Immerse in the warmth and absorb the beauty!
Kandalama Hotel, Sri Lanka
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Rangalai Hotel, Maldives
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How many blues can you count? At the Rangalai Hotel in the Maldives, it’s hard to imagine where the sea ends and where the pool begins. One thing is for sure decadence and luxury begins right here.
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The Anantara Hotel Pools in Thailand will take your breath away with their unparalleled beauty and carefully and intricately designed floors.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
In the upbeat locales of Mexico at Puerto Vallarta the infinity pool melts into the sunny sea to create a canvas of pure beauty.
Hotel Augustus Caesar, Italy
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This is the Hotel Augustus Caesar in Italy, words will fail you if you want to describe the beauty. You’ll become a prune but never want to get out of the water.
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In the beautiful environs at the beach capital of the world, Tahiti; soak yourself in this pool that comes with a bar attached. If Happiness had a face it would be this.
- Wildernest Resort, GoaImage Credit: Ankur P – FlickrWith all this stunning beauty, how can India be left far behind? At the Wildernest Country Resort on the way to Goa, in Chorla Ghats, The infinity pool melts over into the surrounding landscapes of mountains and sky!
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Kerala is next on our list with the Kumarakom Lake Resort at Kumarakom! Imagine lying in a pool under the open sky surrounded by paddy fields of green? It’s enough to make a person get out and drive off to this stunning sight!
Alila Diwa, Majorda, Goa
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Another gem of Goa is the Alila Diwa at Majorda. Not at a great height, but great environs is what makes this pool so beautiful to behold. Shaded by Coconut Trees, your escape here is rejuvenating and refreshing!
Vivanta By Taj, Fort Kochi
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The Wildflower Resort by the Oberoi roup in Shimla follows in the footsteps of the Cambria in the Swiss Alps to give you an experience of swimming in the midst of the mountains!
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Kurumba Resort, Coonoor
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The best for the last, The Kurumba Resort in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu! We tried to come up with words to describe this amazing sight, But no! Our dictionaries are not profound enough! Just look, sigh and admire!