The summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop having fun. Besides, there are places on this Earth where it’s warm and sunny throughout the year, so there’s no worries. Which means you can spend some time and check out these incredible places to cool off, take a swim and work out a bit, if you feel like it.
20. Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel, Bali
The Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel is perched on steep rice terraces, allowing guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the Ayung river gorge and the ancient Pura Penataran Dalem Segara temple. As you can see, its many pools hover over the magnificent gorge, offering you a small feeling of excitement.
19. The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland
The Cambrian is situated in the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps, and I’m sure that if the water is cold that blonde hottie will keep you warm. The stunning mountain views an infinity pool will aid to the positive effect of this trip. There’s no other place I would love to be right now.
18. Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia
The Victoria Falls are over 350 feet high, and this is no place to fool around. But for a few weeks, the dry season lowers water levels and creates a natural barrier between you and a deadly drop called the Devil’s pool. So, you might want to take a swim, if you’re brave enough. Please be careful to your calendar, will you?
17. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
This boat-shaped infinity pool is located on the roof of a triple-skyscraper hotel and joins the buildings together. Some sections of the pool hover over a 650 foot drop, 57 stories above the ground. This allows tourist to savor the most spectacular views of the Singapore skyline, although I’d be too scared to move.
16. Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey
Over the course of millions of years the hot-springs in Pamukkale have transformed the landscape into a swimmer’s dream. Some might say these terraces are made of ice and snow, but they’d be wrong; the ground is coated in white limestone, providing you with the most incredible nature-built site you’ve ever seen.
15. Hearst Castle, California
Hearst Castle was designed by Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for William Randolph Hearst. This property is situated in the enchanting hills of San Simeon, California, where the castle’s pools have enchanted the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh and Winston Churchill. I’m quite sure you’re impressed right now!
14. San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Algarrobo, Chile
This man-made pool is about the size of 20 Olympic-size swimming pools in length, and holds 66 million gallons of water – it’s damn huge. The San Alfonso del Mar pool is the largest one of its kind in the world, featuring crystal clear waters right out of the ocean. The monumental size of the pool allows tourists to sail or paddle if they get bored of swimming. You could get lost down there.
13. Caño Cristales River, Colombia
The extensive habitat of fauna and flora allows this river to seem yellow, green, blue, black and red – depending on your perspective and location. The rocks here are around 1.2 billion years old, and judging by the picture this might even be the most beautiful river in the world.
12. Hidden Beach, Mexico
This magnificent hidden beach was created by a military explosion test in early 1900s. I’m not the one to support the use of guns and such, but this might be one silver lining I wouldn’t have thought about. The surrounding islands were deemed a nature park, and there’s no surprise there; this particular hidden beach is only accessible by swimming through a fifty foot tunnel. Got the guts to do it?
11. Katikies Hotel, Oia, Santorini
Katikies is perched on a beautifully white cliff above the dazzlingly blue Aegean Sea. For your comfort and enjoyment, the pools are hidden away in magnificent, white caves that offer sanctuary from the sun and enchanting surroundings.
10. Tosua Pool, Samoa
This swimming hole is located in the middle of a lava field and dense jungle; you’ll have to descent 100 feet if you want to enjoy its waters. It’s all natural, savage and untouched. Scary and beautiful at the same time.
9. LeCrans Hotel, Switzerland
This small, luxurious hotel is perched in the mountainside above Crans Montana. Tourists are welcomed to leave the cold for one of their heated pools with a view, and I’ll bet you anything you won’t ever want to leave there. Neither would I!
8. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Part of the jagged landscape of the Isle of Skye are also the Fairy Pools; the sparkling water seems so magical it even earned them the odd name. This seems like the place where fairies come to party, and that’s one way to get some wishes check off the list.
7. Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena, Spain
On the cliffs outside of Port de Sant Miquel you will find this pool. It overlooks an incredible bay, fit for any Greek god or goddess; go on, feel pampered.
6. Hotel Chocolat, St. Lucia
The infinity pool you’re drooling at right now is located at a beautiful island resort; it overlooks the Pitons, two volcanic mountains which dominate the quaint cocoa plantations which surround them. This is absolutely stunning!
5. Lake Tahoe, Nevada
A picture is worth a thousand words, and I’m not gonna talk that much right now. I think it’s pretty obvious that anyone of us would love nothing more than to chill out in these wonderful waters and brag about the scenery.
4. Lake Menindee, New South Wales, Australia
The Far West of New South Wales is mostly arid, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see down there. The Menindee Lakes attract wildlife from across the surrounding area, and photographers as well. Now, that’s art right there.
3. Aqua Dome, Austria
This wellness resort is situated atop the Alps and it’s surrounded by 100 miles of ski slopes. But that’s not all, for the hotel provides its visitors with luxurious spas with hot water drawn from a huge underground thermal spring. Just look at that view!
2. Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong
The Ritz Carlton is the highest hotel in the world, offering amazing views of the city. At the top of the building, 118 floors up, there’s a pool. And, there it is, looking all cool and calm; dive in, what are you waiting for?
1. Lake Marjorie, California
I can’t really say I’m a nature fanatic, but I do love the outdoors. And this seems like the ideal place to pitch a tent and take a swim; just you, them clouds and the cool water. What else could you ask for?