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The World's Best Swimming Pools
The World's Best Swimming Pools

One of the best parts of travelling is enjoying a refreshing swim beneath sunny skies in a beautiful location, wherever you are visiting in the world. On top of this, passing time by relaxing around a pool is enjoyable for both adults and children alike.

Some pools around the world have been designed to perfection to create some amazing experiences for guests and visitors. Below are a list of some of our favourite, inviting and exciting pools situated across the globe.

Infinity Pool, Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

Overlooking the Bosphorus River, Çırağan Palace Kempinski has an amazing location within the city, and the luxury hotel has a heated outdoor pool that takes advantage of the unique views over Istanbul. From the infinity pool you can gaze out over the famous stretch of water, watching boats drift by all throughout the day.

Celestial Pools Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Celestial Pools, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, Dead Sea

With year-round sunshine, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar is certainly a place where all visitors will require a cool-off, and the hotel's Celestial Pools are the best place to do so. As well as enjoying family fun in the lazy river pool and bar area, there are two exquisite infinity pools to enjoy, both of which offer views that stretch out over the Dead Sea to the mountains beyond.

Giola Lagoon Thassos

Giola Lagoon, Thassos

A hidden jewel on the Greek island of Thassos, Giola Lagoon is a natural saltwater pool that is as exclusive as it is inviting. Only accessible by a dirt track and signposted with arrows painted on rocks, the turquoise lagoon is located at the very edge of a pebbled shoreline surrounded rocky terraces.

Cascades Adventure Pool Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

Cascades Adventure Pool, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

A pool that is suitable for the entire family, Cascades Adventure Pool at Kempinski's Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi features slides, play areas and smaller pools for children and parents alike to have fun in. What is more, you can relax in peace knowing that the hotel's staff are on hand to make sure your children get the most out of the pools, games and activities.

Piscina das Mares, Leça da Palmeira

If you want to swim right next to the sea, the Piscina das Mares is a perfect choice. Designed by acclaimed architect Álvaro Siza Vieira in the 1960s, this northern Portuguese pool blends seamlessly with the surrounding rocks, adding a touch of design flair to the standard swimming pool design.

Pool Garden Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona

Pool Garden, Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Estepona

Most visits to Estepona near Marbella are focused entirely on sunbathing and relaxing, and the pools at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía are ideal for these popular ways to spend your time. Intertwined with tropical gardens surrounded by lots of greenery, the pool has many small covered areas – perfect when you want to take a break from the glorious sunshine in the south of Spain.

Bondi Icebergs Club Sydney

Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydney

Located at the end of Bondi Beach is what is considered one of the most dramatic pools in the world. It is a place that is less about relaxation and more about enjoying strong currents and crashing waves. Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club's main pool is placed right on the coast, and regularly gets hit by strong waves, making it a unique swimming experience.

Our hotels across the world feature many amazing pools and leisure activities, take a look at our range of incredible destinations and plan your next trip with Kempinski.

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