Infinity pools are an architectural feature that actually date back all the way to the 1600s, but they’ve become more prevalent over the last few decades. More and more hotels are adopting this pool style, as it does ad a sense of new-age style and sophistication to a property. As with anything, some of these infinity pools are more grandiose than others, and the following are some that really stick out from the rest of the field.
1. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Hong Kong
As a travel destination Singapore is known for its rich Asian cultural roots, the dedication to preservation of the natural flora and it’s variety in festivals and cuisine. Topping many lists for travel and cultural influence, Singapore is a must for anyone that wishes to experience cultures around the world. On the edge of the city stands Marina Bay Sands, one of if not the most, famous resort/casino’s the island city-state has to offer. Topping this luxury complex sits a 490ft infinity pool overlooking the modern city that lies below. While rooms are costly, and the pool only being available to guests, the resort is well worth the price.
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2. Embassy Gardens, London, England
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be swimming, look down and see the ground and people walking around 10 stories below you? While you may have not before the idea is intriguing to say the least. The pool will connect two residential buildings in London’s Embassy Gardens, the idea of swimming in a human aquarium may not sound so appealing to all however those with a little thrill seeker in themselves may find this to be, quite literally, just up their ally. The pool will not open for another year or so, however it will undoubtedly be something worth checking out.
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3. The Cambrian, Adelboden, Switzerland
A personal favorite on this list The Cambrian infinity pool features the most incredible almost fairy-tale view of the Swiss mountains – breathtaking is a grand understatement. The hotel itself is close enough to walk to the nearby town with a feel of luxury, but not snobby, an incredibly friendly and inviting staff with food that will make you question why you would ever want to leave, The Cambrian has just what you look for in a quiet romantic mountain getaway. Not too expensive I’ve found prices around $600 for two nights, a near steal for the quality of this vacation experience.
4. Alila Ubud, Payangan, Bali
If a jungle retreat is more your speed Alila Ubud resort is a hidden paradise. Designed to have the feel of a Balinese village the resort finds a balance where nature meets comfort. Free shuttle services, wi-fi, and breakfast are included along with an English speaking staff for those that may be a bit unsure of themselves with the local language. Monkeys appearing at the pool are heard of as are stories of them trying to steal food, however if you are willing to share they are known to keep on the calm side.
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5. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy
Hotel Caruso was at one point an 11th-century palace. A three-minute walk from Villa Rufolo and a short car ride from Amalfi cathedral history buffs will have the time of their life here. The infinity pool sits on a clifftop balcony that overlooks the Amalfi coast. Those seeking a cultural look into Italy’s rich history need not travel far from the comforts of this truly beautiful hotel.