A Visual Guide: Prettiest Pools That Will Take Your Breath Away

Beat the Malaysian heat by feasting your eyes at some of the world’s most beautiful pools. (Left: Image by @touristphotosofcampeche. Right: Image by @arrivehotels.)

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In Malaysia, summer is all year long, which means we’re afforded the luxury of jumping into a pool regardless it is heated or not. And honestly, who doesn’t love a poolside day? While we have plenty of beautiful spots to take a dip in the country, we’ve looked beyond our borders. After all, travel is back on, and we are all making lists of places to go.

We’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful pools around the world, and while you probably can’t tick it all off your list this year, it doesn’t help to dream!

1. Riad BE Marrakech, Morocco

A fusion of African, Middle Eastern, and European, the riad at Riad BE Marrakech is for those who are lovers of design. Brimming with colours, this enclave is perfect for an all-day dip, and such serene surroundings will have anyone relaxed in no time.

2. MAJA Canggu in Bali, Indonesia

One of Bali, Indonesia’s many paradise spots, MAJA Canggu‘s aesthetic looks like a dream Pinterest moodboard. With an all-white exterior and soft hues complimenting the architecture, this boutique hotel’s pool stands out and makes you want to be in it all day.

3. Hacienda Uayamon, Mexico

Pool, hammock, and an 18th-century Mexican courtyard? Where do we sign up? Sip piña coladas, dive into a good book, and plunge into the water in between at Marriot’s Hacienda Uayamon.

4. The Library in Koh Samui, Thailand

When you think of pools, the last colour that comes to mind is red, but in the case of this one at The Library in Koh Samui, the pool exudes elegance and demands attention from its guests. Definitely one of the most stunning pools in the world.

5. ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Iceland

No, you won’t freeze your butts off at this heated pool in Iceland, but at this stretched-out pool, you’ll get a view like nothing else – majestic mountains and the Northern lights at night.

6. Keemala in Phuket, Thailand

Keemala is a pool wonderland set amid tropical lushness, and each villa comes with a pool that overlooks the rainforests of Phuket. Talk about a dip with a view; if you’re lucky, you may spot some wildlife.

7. Canaves Oia in Santorini, Greece

Looking like something out of a dream, the Canaves Oia‘s pools are accompanied by unparalleled views of the Aegean Sea. The cliffside location definitely makes the view even more impressive, and of course, the impeccable stonework too!

8. Hanging Gardens of Bali, Bali

When it comes to the Island of the Gods, Bali is bursting with luxury resorts, and the Hanging Gardens of Bali is one of them. The view certainly lives up to its reputation with pools that overlook the lush greenery of the Balinese jungle.

9. Al Maha Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

You’ll need a pool to dip in and cool off when in the desert, and Al Maha got the memo. Not just your average pool plopped in the middle of a property, the ones at this resort come with a view of the desert and a wooden deck.

10. Bondi Icebergs Club in Sydney, Australia

Have the best of both worlds at Bondi Icebergs Club in Sydney. A place where the pool quite literally meets with the sea – visitors can paddle away in the pool as they watch the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash into the rocks.

11. Laucala Island Resort, Fiji

Mention Fiji, and you immediately think of paradise, which is what Laucala Island Resort is. Their pool is nestled within a charming garden that boasts different shades of green and pops of colour. Talk about the perfect spot for an Instagram post.

12. ARRIVE Palm Springs in California, United States of America

Match modern architecture with the Californian sun, and you get ARRIVE, where the pool deck invites guests for an ultimate and unforgettable experience. The massive palm trees erected gives this poolside a unique lure and are certainly the centrepiece.

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A mother of two, Emma is an avid lover of movies, Korean bbq and lululemon. Her favourite form of exercise is CrossFit, and couldn’t live without sunscreen as part of her skincare regime.