Which are the most beautiful luxury pools in the world? In this article we offer a photographic tour that will take you all around Italy and the world to discover the most spectacular, scenographic and original luxury pools.
We have sought them among the most luxurious private residences and the most exclusive hotels and resorts on the planet. Large, spectacular and hollywoodesque, panoramic, small and cosy, infinity or lagoon pools, they will leave you breathless.
From Lake Como, to Miami Beach, to Dubai, to Sri Lanka, here are the 15 most spectacular and sumptuous luxury pools.
1. The Million Mosaic Pool of the Villa Casa Casuarina, Miami
A pool with an exclusive design that will leave you breathless is that of the Italian stylist Gianni Versace’s lavish residence in Miami Beach, Florida. It was transformed into an exclusive 10-suite boutique hotel, which has accommodated no less than Madonna and Lady Diana.
With its 16.5 square metres and over a million mosaic tiles, most of which are made of 24-karat gold, the Million Mosaic Pool is a true work of art. Gianni Versace had it made in Italy, and then had the pieces sent to Florida to be assembled on site.
2. Private residence, Bellagio
The pool that ranks second is the spectacular one of a private residence in Bellagio, the gem of Lake Como and watershed between the two arms. What makes this luxury pool with soft lines even more exclusive is definitely the setting on Lake Como, a panorama of extraordinary beauty and the overseas VIPs’ favourite destination.
Embellished with elegant mosaics in the inner cladding depicting floral motifs, the pool is in strong contrast with the paving surrounding it, and it was designed in perfect harmony with the charming nature of Lake Como.
3. Private residence, Sarasota
The bronze medal goes to the extraordinary pool of a luxury villa in Sarasota, Florida, United States, embellished with a mosaic cladding on the bottom and the steps, with white, black and golden tiles that create elegant frames and decorations. It’s a romantic, ultra-deluxe solution for those who want to lack for nothing, and it can offer a unique experience to the lucky few that have the opportunity to see it in person.
4. Private residence, Miami
Basically located along the ocean, the pool of a private residence in Miami, Florida, ranks fourth. The pool has got clean lines and is covered by a mosaic cladding with a light-coloured finish that makes the blue of the water even brighter and adapts well to the elegant and sober environment which the pool is added to. Entering the pool is easy thanks to convenient staircases. Swimming while ocean waves break onto the pool must be really suggestive.
5. Private residence, Colombo, Sri Lanka
One of the most luxurious in the world, this elegant pool is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and is a sight for sore eyes. It’s a long and narrow pool with an inner mosaic cladding depicting bright-coloured elegant ornamental motifs, and an entry staircase with clean lines that mirrors the elegance of the entire structure.
6. Private residence, Dubai
With its clean design and sophisticated lines, this gorgeous pool in Dubai, equipped with entry steps to enter the water gradually, stands out for the whiteness of the mosaic it’s cladded with, which is characterised by elegant decorations, ornaments and representations in the shades of green and blue, thus perfectly matching the outer paving and the surrounding environment.
7. Private residence, Beverly Hills
For those who love very classy atmospheres and have the possibility to build dreamy pools, top-quality materials create refined and prestigious locations. In a private residence with a contemporary architecture located in Beverly Hills, California, a long and narrow pool with a clean design and sophisticated lines is embellished with a gorgeous gold wall mosaic depicting a tree.
8. Hotel Caruso, Ravello
The pool of the Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello, in the province of Salerno, is one of the most beautiful infinity pools of the Mediterranean Region, and offers a breathtaking view of the timeless beauties on the Amalfi Coast. Infinity pools are becoming more and more a strong point among the services offered by luxury hotels.
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9. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
One of the most original and extraordinary infinity pools in the world can be seen at the Hotel Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The resort’s pool is 150 metres long and is suspended on a platform at 200 metres. It’s the largest and most majestic water basin that has ever been built on a roof, and it covers the top of the resort’s three main skyscrapers. This gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the skyline of the city-state is stunning in daylight, but it becomes even more suggestive by night.
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10. Blue Lagoon Clinic, Iceland
Surrounded by an almost moonlike landscape, the geothermal pool of the Blue Lagoon Clinic in Grindavík is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. The water in this artificial lagoon comes from the near geothermoelectric power station. It’s rich in minerals, it’s got therapeutic properties and its temperature ranges between 37 and 39 degrees.
11. Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosts The Tank, a 200,000-gallon aquarium that holds sharks and sea creatures of all species, surrounded by a three-storey pool. There is just one glass wall between you and the sharks.
12. Ski Portillo, Chile
The Ski Portillo pool is one of a kind. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it’s located at the ski resort of the same name in the Andes, a couple of hours away from the capital Santiago.
13. Grutas Tolantongo, Hidalgo, Mexico
Four hours away from Mexico City you will find the suggestive eco-tourism park Las Grutas de Tolantongo, in the State of Hidalgo, with charming landscapes and countless thermal pools that offer water rich in minerals.
14. Iberostar Bahía, Palma de Mallorca
The pool of the hotel Iberostar Bahía in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has got a glass bottom that juts out from the edge of the building. Diving into this pool will give you the sensation of swimming in the sky.
15. Perivolas Hotel, Santorini
The Perivolas Hotel in Santorini island, Greece, has got one of the most photogenic luxury pools in the world. From this extraordinary “horizon-effect” infinity pool you will be able to admire landscapes and sunsets that will literally make your jaw drop.