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The Coolest Infinity Pools
Infinity pools have an unmistakable awe-factor. No matter where your watering hole lies, the right infinity edge can make you feel like you’ve been splashed seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. When perched next to one of Mother Nature’s own aquatic creations, infinity pools provoke a highly Instagrammable debate between which water is the most spectacular, and inland, these pools are a true oasis. From the heart of the Serengeti to the rice terraces of Ubud, these infinity pools will have you reaching for your bathing suit ASAP.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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The Joule Hotel, Dallas
Nestled amidst downtown Dallas’s architectural skyline sits a little cerulean jewel—the rooftop pool at the Joule Hotel. The urban views and sharp angles on the infinity pool have a seriously cool vibe. But be warned—the pool juts out over the edge of the roof giving swimmers a killer view and acrophobics a killer case of nerves.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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The Resort at Pedregal, Mexico
If you often dream of Mexico’s pristine beaches but can’t deal with the reality of burning hot sand, you’ll love the infinity pool at The Resort at Pedregal in Los Cabos. Jutting up against the shoreline, the pool offers all the perks of being at the beach—azure views, sea breezes and dolphin spotting—without pesky sand working its way into everything you own. With a swim-up bar, it can’t be beat.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Grace Santorini, Greece
It’s hard to believe that any view could outdo the famously striking contrast of the deep blue waters surrounding the Greek islands and the stark stucco of the white villages. But the infinity pool at the Grace Hotel on Santorini is a major contender. From your seat on a plush poolside lounger, it will be almost impossible to tell where the edge of the infinity pool disappears into the hazy Aegean horizon. Unsurprisingly, it has the best sunset views in the Greek isles.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania
When it comes to swims with a view, few are more worthy of the once-in-a-lifetime story you’ll tell your coworkers than the infinity pool at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Dropped deep into Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park it’s a true watering hole—while swimming, you’ll spot elephants, giraffes, and zebras.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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With three cascading infinity pools, the pool at Bali’s famous Aman Resort is a hard swim spot to beat. In the early morning, the pools offer a quiet spot to reflect while watching the mist rise off the surrounding mornings. In the heat of midday, the blue on blue juxtaposition between your swim spot and the water just beyond the black sand beaches is nothing short of spectacular.Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Villa Mahal, Turkey
Thanks to the placement of the infinity pool at Villa Mahal in Turkey, you might think you could swim straight out onto the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. Tucked inconspicuously into a hillside on the Lycian coast, taking a soak in the connected Jacuzzi feels like a truly sheltered escape—leave your stresses and your social media accounts on the other side of the mountains.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland
In the midst of the frigid fabled Swiss Alps, taking a dip might not be on the top of your list. At the Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden’s heated infinity pool, it should be. Nestled in a mountain valley, the glassy sharp-edged surface reflects the surrounding snowy peaks—in other words, you’ll feel like you’re swimming in the sky.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Caesar Augustus Hotel, Italy
Befitting its name, the Caesar Augustus is worthy of royalty. Seriously—the ancient villa turned boutique hotel has hosted some notable noble guests. But perched on one of Capri’s straight-out-of-Instagram hillsides, it’s the infinity pool that’s truly imperial—the aquamarine waters are a perfect match for the crystal clear waves below.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Zemi Beach House, Anguilla
In a locale as famous for it’s too-good-to-be-true azure waters as the West Indies, it’s hard to imagine a pool that could show up Mother Nature’s finest, picture-perfect work. The geometric pool at the Zemi Beach House might have you doing a double take, though. Here, the pools glass edge peers out over the beach, giving you a remarkable understanding of what it feels like to be in a tropical fish tank.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Hanging Gardens, Ubud
Booking a stay at the Hanging Gardens of Bali Resort, you’ll find yourself literally hanging out in the middle of Mother Nature. Unlike other infinity pools that provide a sleek frame to the picture of natural splendor, this boutique hotel’s sweeping, curved, multi-level infinity pool puts you right in the middle of it. When the water is still, it’s easy to believe you might just slip into the lush depths of the surrounding forest.