The Most Extravagant Hotel Pools in the World
From Bordeaux to Hawaii, these are the most fabulous spots to take a dip (and capture that picture-perfect shot).
Odyssey: Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
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Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is home to Odyssey. Created by sartorial legend Karl Lagerfeld, it’s definitely the most fashionable spot to take a dip. The heated saltwater pool is surrounded by an al fresco-style glass installation, posh cabanas, and manicured gardens. During the day it’s only open to guests and members; however, at night it welcomes a well-dressed crowd of partygoers.
Lazy river: JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
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Spanning 24,000 square feet, the lazy river pool at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes makes a major splash. Beyond its massive size, the 700,000-gallon aquatic adventure features four waterfalls and six fountains. And there are a whopping 900 lounge chairs—perfect for basking in the Florida sun.
Bay View Infinity Pools: Marigot Bay Resort & Marina
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Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in St. Lucia flaunts double-decker infinity pools—a favorite of the social media mavens and serenity seekers alike. Guests can catch some rays on half-submerged chaises or paddle over to the swim-up bar for rum punch. Also at your fingertips? Freshly made sushi.
Piscine Spa Pool: InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hôtel
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The InterContinental Bordeaux—Le Grand Hôtel is renowned for its classic French architecture and décor. One of the most eye-catching elements is the black-tiled natatorium. Housed in the 3280-foot Piscine Spa, it’s enhanced with red columns and a gargoyle fountain. Believe it or not, airports have some pretty nice pools too—check out some of our favorites.
Main pool: Turtle Bay Resort
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Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu promises fun for all ages. The heart of this Hawaiian haven is the main swimming area. The sprawling saline pool is flanked by two hot tubs. There’s also a kids’ lagoon with a waterfall and 80-foot slide. Ocean vistas, bright blooms, swaying palm trees, and tropical drinks enhance the experience. For more wet and wild experiences, read up on the coolest water slides in the world.