In this week’s Lux guide we’ve put together a selection of the world’s most incredible swimming pools.  From skyline views to blood red pools and natural wonders. It’s time to dive in…

Hacienda Uayamon, Mexico

This boutique hotel is located in the historic region of Yucatan. Modern luxury combines with ancient ruins in a tranquil setting. The swimming pool is surrounded by crumbling, roofless stone walls and pillars.

Hacienda UayamonAmangiri, Utah

Built around the canyon landscape, this pool sits effortlessly with its natural surrounds. The spa resort also boasts panoramic views across the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

AmangiriMarina Bay Sand Hotel, Singapore

The SkyPark at this exclusive hotel is home to the largest rooftop infinity pool in the world. It gets even more impressive as night falls. The skyscrapers come to life and guests can enjoy some memorable laps under the stars.

Marina Bay SandsThe Oberoi Udaivilas, India

The Oberoi Udaivilas hotel sits on the shore of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. At this 55 acre palace you can enjoy an authentic Maharajah experience. The huge pool has stunning views across the lake and beautifully manicured gardens.

The Oberoi UdaivilasLaucala Island, Fiji

Laucala is a picturesque triplet of small islands in Fiji and home to one of the most exclusive private resorts in the world. This pool sits within a pool which resembles a natural lagoon, complete with rocks and lined with palm trees.

Laucala IslandHavasu Falls Natural Pool, Arizona

Limited numbers are allowed to visit this natural paradise at the Havasu Creek in the Grand Canyon. A waterfall sets the scene with the vibrant turquoise of the water contrasting with the red rocks of the canyon walls.

Havasu Falls Natural PoolHotel Molitor, France

This boutique hotel which opened in the 1930s has long been famed for its two swimming pools. Many of the rooms overlook this outdoor pool which is open throughout the year, heated to a pleasant temperature of 28 °C.

Hotel MolitorGiola Lagoon, Greece

Head to the Island of Thassos for a natural dip in a lagoon carved into the rocks. Accessibility can be difficult but it’s worth the journey. The water remains warmer than the sea which makes for a pleasant swim.

Giola LagoonVelassaru, Maldives

This exclusive resort sits on its own private coral island, famed for its stunning water villas. The main swimming pool could be mistaken for the sea with an infinity edge and gently sloping  shallow area.

VelassaruThe Bondi Iceburgs Club, Australia

This public pool has been a Bondi Beach landmark for over 100 years. It’s famed for its winter swimming club which brave the chilly temperatures and crashing waves.

Bondi BathsPamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey

This mountain of mineral baths, rich in calcium salts and carbon dioxide is believed to have healing properties. The white castle like cascades are also close to an ancient city with fascinating ruins.

Pamukkale Thermal PoolsBadeschiff, Berlin

An old river cargo barge has been converted into a swimming pool at this funky bar in Berlin. You can enjoy scenic views over the River Spree and indulge in one of the famed, signature cocktails.

BadeschiffHanging Gardens, Bali

This award winning split-level infinity pool was designed to fit with it’s natural surroundings. Taking inspiration from the steep terraced, paddy fields, it blends effortlessly with the dense jungle.

Hanging Gardens UbudThe Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy

This restored 11th century palace has an incredible clifftop location. The infinity swimming pool sits like a shelf above the Mediterranean with beautiful views overlooking the mountains and sea.

Belmond CarusoThe Library, Thailand

This terrifyingly trendy pool certainly turns heads with blood red tiles used to give it a distinctive look. It’s a unique take on conventional turquoise.

The LibraryHotel Villa Honegg, Switzerland

This luxury spa hotel is home to a spectacular infinity pool with unspoilt views across the mountainous landscape of Lucerne. What appears to be metal seating is actually a hot tub within the pool.

Hotel Villa HoneggSan Alfonso del Mar Resort, Chile

This list wouldn’t complete without including the largest swimming in the world. Measuring a whopping 1km in length, you can sail in this pool or go kayaking. It’s also the deepest pool in the world, at 115 ft deep.

San AlfonsoW Retreat, Thailand

Although this exclusive resort features a private pool in almost every one of their villas, it’s worth lounging by their main, infinity pool. With pods embedded into the pool, you can sip on a cocktail and enjoy the ocean views.

W Koh SamuiBlue Lagoon, Iceland

Rich in minerals and with an average temperature of 38°C, this is the perfect spot for a rejuvenating dip. Its located in the lava field at Grindavik with thermal heated water coming from over a mile below the earth’s surface.

Blue Lagoon IcelandDomus Civita, Italy

The spectacular 14th century medieval house is nestled in the historic Italian town of Civita di Bagnoregio. This home is available for holiday rental where guests can enjoy this cosy pool in a cave below the house.

Civita di BagnoregioJade Mountain, St Lucia

Many of the suites at this world renowned hotel have their own infinity pools. It’s also the only resort on the island which boasts views of the Piti and Gros Piton mountains which sit upon the glistening Caribbean Sea.

Jade MountainFour Seasons Serengeti Lodge, Tanzania

No swimming pool in the world offers quite the same entertainment as this one. From this infinity pool, guests can watch as wildlife congregates around a watering hole.

Four Seasons SerengetiChristian Davies

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