A Gallery of the World’s Most Beautiful Swimming Pool Designs

Trista - March 30, 2022
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15. Kitsilano Pool, Vancouver, Canada

North America’s longest pool belongs to this Canada hotel, which the locals call “Kit’s Pool.” It is three times the length of an Olympic pool. Kitsilano Pool is ideally situated right along the English Bay and affords the lucky visitors a spectacular view of mountains in the distance. Again, the thoughtful design of this pool makes it seem almost like one with the ocean around it. It is a family-oriented destination, partly because of this top-notch pool design feature. Its clever design, which includes three different depths, allows for swimmers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the pool at their comfort level.


14. Bondi Icebergs Club, Bondi Beach, Australia

This pool design truly integrates nature with man. The architecture and placement make it an extension of the sea. This Icebergs hotel pool is designed along Olympic lines in that it has several lanes carved out for swimmers to complete laps while in the pool. The outer wall of the pool is right up against the crashing sea, and there will be numerous times in the pool that you will witness the waves crashing right into it. The thoughtful design put into this pool has allowed for a unique experience while also getting a tremendous aquatic workout!

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13. The Oasis at Death Valley Spa, California, United States

This spring-fed pool is gorgeous to take in during your stay at this hotel in . You can feel the low-key, relaxing vibe from the California hotel experience in the scenery around the pool. The architectural design creates a five-star ambiance. The colors of the pool and surrounding areas imitate the muted sandy landscape beyond, creating a feeling of nestling right into peace and tranquility while you visit. While the surrounding color scheme has muted tones, it creates an opportunity to make an eye-catching statement in the form of green palm leaves tiled into the bright blue pool floor design.

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12. Neptune Pool at San Simeon, Hearst Castle, California, United States

The design of this beautifully crafted outdoor pool area is straight out a page of Roman mythology. So many artistically beautiful yet stunningly crafted design features are literal works of art as much as they provide function to the space. The cathedral-like columns help to enclose the area and give it a more intimate feel. At the same time, the fountains surrounding the pool feature white cherubs assisting the flow of water into the pool, down to the entry assists into the pool being scrollwork-design handrails. This California hotel pool is truly a work of art all on its own. The pool area flows into the countryside, which nestles up to the ocean views surrounding it.


11. Aura SKYPOOL, Palm Tower skyscraper, Dubai, United Emirates

“Water meets sky at the world’s highest wrap-around infinity pool.” Dubai is not one to disappoint and will go to any lengths or heights to be the biggest and best attraction in the world. There is nothing quite like the experience at SKYPOOL, as architecture integrates with luxury in this world-class pool design. The classic blue tile mosaic design for this infinity pool is a work of art. Furthermore, don’t worry that this pool is located up so high in a skyscraper, seemingly far removed from the foliage-filled landscape around it. The designers took much care to bring the outdoor landscape up to this level with thoughtfully designed structural rock features as well as plenty of plants to create a very serene, green feel throughout the pool area. 


10. St. Leon 10 Residence, Bantry Bay, Capetown, Western Cape, South Africa

The seamless architecture of this luxury hotel in the cliffside does not stop with the pool design. They designed this hotel to allow full integration into the stunning landscape. The design is somewhat minimalist in that it allows for full appreciation of the surrounding views. Plus, they thoughtfully designed this infinity pool to create a seamless transition towards the ocean in front of it. The clean lines and muted colors allow patrons to digest and appreciate the beautiful views that Capetown offers. This hotel pool does not disappoint in creating a luxurious, comfortable experience for guests. 

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9. Hard Rock Hotel, Orlando, Florida

This gorgeous hotel’s stunning, concert-like pool area shows the larger-than-life Hard Rock theme. The beautifully designed pool is circular, with palm trees lining the entire space. Chaise lounges and umbrellas are available for guests, but the most stunning view of this pool is at nighttime. The lights create a concert-like party atmosphere for fun-loving visitors to enjoy! 


8. Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Miami, Florida, is home to many beautiful beaches and hotel pools, and this oceanside hotel is right up there with the best of them. Hotel South Beach boasts two separate uniquely designed pools, each with its own architecturally beautiful characteristics. The oceanside pool has a unique design with pathways and sitting areas spread out throughout the pool area, each pool is a slightly different shape and size, but when combined, the entire area is squared off in shape to make a cohesive look. The second pool is the gem of the hotel, as it sits upon a balcony, lending itself to the stunning ocean views that surround it. 


7. Luxury Infinity Pool, Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico

Stunning, beautiful, luxurious — oh my! These are just a few words that can only begin to describe this actual work of art in Mexico. This infinity pool is almost beyond imagination. The gentle curves on the one side of the pool and the complete jutting out of the far side into the surrounding tropical landscape make it seamlessly fall into the landscape of design at this tropical paradise. The edges of the infinity pool are a true design achievement, as they seem like they could flow right over onto the ground at any moment. This hotel pool is the true definition of luxury.

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6. Montage Hotel, Laguna Beach, California, United States

This California Montage Hotel does not need a gigantic pool next to the ocean. This fantastic pool design is a stunning example of how a smaller pool can make a statement with a few artistic touches. This hotel pool boasts a beautiful mosaic tile sun on the pool floor and flows up the sidewalls to create a massive yet elegant-looking image of the sun. This tile design creates a feeling of upper-scale luxury while playing off the sunny California vibe that many love.

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5. Amankila, Bali, Indonesia

Tile design is a significant component in lending itself to the understated grandeur of this hotel pool and the stunning ocean views that surround it. This gorgeous pool design at Amankila has three multi-tier infinity pools, each on its own deck for guest enjoyment. This design gives the illusion that each pool seems to flow seamlessly into the oceanside below. The simple, understated design becomes a grand statement when viewed as a whole. The chosen mosaic tile for the pool surround adds beauty but does not detract from the stunning Indonesian views surrounding it.   

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4. Piscine Molitor, Paris, France

Paris is a leader in fashion and design for decades. This pool design is nothing short of perfect. The Piscine Molitor has become a cultural icon since its creation. The pool’s massive tile design boasts of a luxurious ambiance with its azure waters and rows of iconic white chairs. The pool design allows guests to see and be seen. Many celebrities are often brushing shoulders with regular people visiting the pool. A massive restoration was done on this pool at one point, with groups of people protesting the demolition of the iconic place. The pool itself is a statement piece, and the surrounding rows of white fence-lined walkways allowed everyone to take in the scenery equally.


3. The Library Koh Sumai, Chaweng Beach, Thailand

Red makes a beautiful statement at this Thailand resort. The intricate mosaic design of the tile of the pool floor, in reds, yellows, and oranges, creates an effect of red water inside the pool itself. This pool is another top-of-the-line example of functional work of art. The views from this pool do not disappoint, but the bright red pop of color creates an eye-catching view against the blues of the ocean behind it.

Enchantment Resort

2. Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona, United States

You can enjoy this beautiful hotel, its southwest landscape, and its beauty from many vantage points. Moreover, the pool design is not one to disappoint. This outdoor pool design is nestled right into the red rock landscape, boasting impressive views from every angle. The pool itself at Enchantment Resort has connecting two rectangles, with an easy access point of walk-in stairs at one end. The massive shape of this pool design lends itself to the grandeur of the landscape and almost seems to fit right in with the surrounding landscape views.

Four Seasons

1. Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti

You can experience Africa’s breathtaking scenery and views right outside the back door of this beautiful hotel. If you stay at the Four Seasons, you can enjoy this infinity pool year-round and overlooks an “active, animal water hole” for your viewing pleasure. The design of this pool is so clever as it seems to just melt into the surrounding landscape, an accurate measure of design as a work of art for you to enjoy.