A simple way to have your own piece of heaven at home is to have a swimming pool. These gardening features proliferated back in the 1950’s, mostly in regions with warm and summer climates. People now often build swimming pools to relax and entertain. Yet, to swim in a pool which ranks among the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen…is an unforgettable life experience. From the luxury pool in Mardan Palace, Turkey to a floating pool in Chile – these venues are perfect to make a big splash. So, these are the hands- down pools in the world:
Mardan Palace, Turkey
Build almost on a whim by Azerbaijan businessman Telman Ismailov, Mardan Palace is a luxury hotel in Lara, Antaliya. The resort was open quite recently – on 23 May 2009. The lavish opening ceremony was attended by Hollywood stars such as Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Monica Bellucci and Paris Hilton. Mardna Palace costs $1.4 billion to his owner. The resort, however, is famous for the Mediterranean’s largest swimming pool which certainly delivers ‘wow’ characteristics. It extends from one end of the main building to the other and has deeper areas for the most adventurous visitors.
San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
San Alfonso del Mar is a private resort on the west side of the capital Santiago. It’s recognized to have one of the largest pools ever. The entertainment feature is 0.62 miles (1km) long and covers 20 acres. It contains 250,000,000 litres of water with a maximum depth of 115 ft. The Chilean company Crystal Lagoons developed the entire project and the grand opening was in December 2006. You need seriously to take a long deep breath if you think to make a lap in the swimming pool. The 20 acres man-made salt-water pool measures more than one thousands yards in length. It currently overwhelms the World’s 2nd largest pool in Morocco- the Big Splash. It also holds the current Guinness record as the world’s largest crystalline water pool.
The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland
The Cambrian Hotel is among the Top 20 Swiss wellness hotels .The modern boutique hotel is situated at the heart of Abelboden, a beautiful village which boasts front views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains. One of the hotel’s highlights is the modern outdoor thermal pool. The feature hypnotically appears as it flows over its own edge. The pool gives bathers the sensation of swimming straight into the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Hotel Caruso, Italy
Found at the highest point of Ravello, this elliptically shaped pool borders a gorgeous view of sea and mountains. You can still notice the ruined outline of the medieval palace which once sat here on the high escarpment above the Amalfi. In fact, it’s the elliptical edge of the pool which curves around the equally dramatic cliff. The warm water makes it a very easy decision to dip your body inside.
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is another resort with a really mesmerizing pool. The architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy has expanded upon his own philosophy to build in harmony with the surrounding Caribbean nature his creation of Jade Mountain Resort. The bold architectural design is composed of individual bridges which lead to an exceptional infinity pool. The sanctuaries and rugged stoned- faced columns literally reach the sky.
Crocosaurus Cove, Australia
If the tourists won’t go out to see the crocs, then bring the crocs to the tourists. In Crocosaurus Cove people have the unique chance to swim with six of the most largest and notorious crocs in captivity. The tourists are lowered right into a pool with the dangerous predators in the transparent Cage of Death (the prices for one or two people are $120-$160). If that’s too scary (I think it’s awesome), there is another pool where you can swim within a clear tank wall which separates you from some mildly less menacing baby-crocs. Other aquariums feature Barramundi, turtles and stingrays, plus there is an enormous reptile house you might also enjoy during the visit of Crocosaurus Cove. The entire area is surrounded by gardens looking like heaven, which are maintained by a professional gardening services company – Fantastic Gardeners Sydney. Many rare types of trees and flowers surround the premises. This is something you should definitely see before you die.
Marina Bay Sands Resorts, Singapore
Marina Bay Sands features three 55-story hotel towers connected with one hectare sky terrace on the roof, named Sands Sky Park. The park is a home to the world’s longest elevated swimming pool which has the unbelievable 146-meters (478 ft) vanishing edge. The whole pool is made up of 422,000 pounds of stainless steel and holds 376,500 gallons of water.