Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The highest, most precarious-looking pool of them all is the infinity pool on top of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands resort and casino, which opened in June 2010. Said to have been inspired by Asia’s terraced rice paddies, the edgy SkyPark pool brims a heady 55 stories above the city. It stretches 500 feet (three times the length of an Olympic pool) across the span of the hotel’s three towers and seems to spill waterfall-like all the way down to the streets 200 feet below. The hotel’s incredible rooftop park is also home to restaurants, lounges, 250 types of trees, and 650 types of plants. Day passes are available if you want to check out the observation deck, but if you want to take a dip in the pool it’s strictly guests only
The Villa by Barton G., Miami
The 10-room Villa by Barton G., aka Casa Casuarina, aka the Versace Mansion, opened in March 2010 after a more than $1 million renovation. Gianni Versace’s opulent Ocean Drive palazzo is the place to stay when you want to dip your toes into decadence: The Thousand Mosaic Pool is inlaid with 24-carat gold. Staying at this Rococo roost, with its marble floors, lush gardens, towering frescoes, and splashy fountains, will really have your credit card going off the deep end, though. Rooms start at $2,100 a night.
W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
If you want your vacation to go through the roof, literally, then book a ticket for Fort Lauderdale. The hot W Hotel, which opened in 2009, has an oceanfront pool deck with a glass-enclosed stairway that leads up and actually through the swimming pool. Make an entrance by rising up out of the water and sauntering onto the roof of the 23-story hotel. There are also skylights (or, more accurately, pool-lights) in the living room below, which offer glimpses of swimmers splashing about above.
La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
The legendary La Mamounia — called the most beautiful place in the world by Winston Churchill — reopened in 2009 after an extensive renovation with a spectacular pool set in the hotel’s famed gardens. Designed as a tribute to Marrakech’s fabled Menara basin, the ozone-heated outdoor pool is surrounded by pristine white loungers, a scatter of cocoon-like cabanas, and majestic palms. The Mamounia’s luxurious oasis is set among 20 lush acres of Barbary figs, fruit trees, bougainvillea, Madagascar periwinkles, amaranths, and olive groves.
- Blue Lagoon, Iceland
It is one the greatest nature pools made by a person. It uses the whole advantages of Iceland’s grand geothermal peculiarities. The following pool offers an incredible views and swimming right in the middle lava fields (and snow in the winter).
- La Casa Que Canta, Mexico
The following freshwater infinity pool offers incredible view onto Mexico’s Zihuatanejo Bay and seems to be an integral part of it. There are special places for sitting and enjoying the views.
- Le Meridien Hurghada: Makadi Bay, Egypt
The main feature of it is a 68,889-square-foot swimming pool, and it snakes around the hotel, providing numerous places for entertainment and private activities. This pool considered to be the largest pool in the Middle East.
Private Residence of designer Thomas Pheasant, Washington,DCand then there is the rest of us…. which I think looks more like this…………
still its nice to dream of a quiet day in luxury, with poolside service and the perfect BLT and ice tea…and wait a minute…my husband makes a great BLT….now i just need the poolside service…and the pool……..have a great weekend-Deb