Gorgeous Hotel Pool Bucket List

Here’s a list of the hotel pools I’d love to have a swim in before I kick the bucket.

Ideally quite a long time before. Next week would be fine!

The Westin Nusa Dua pools
The Westin Nusa Dua pools

The Westin Nusa Dua, Bali

25 km from Denpasar, this beautiful Balinese hotel has a terrific pools for adults and kids too.

The Westin Nusa Dua website is here

The excellent slide at the kids’ pool, Westin Nusa Dua

The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

150 metres of beautiful swimming pool at the Marina Bay Sands

My husband once annoyed me intensely by staying for three nights at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and not using the pool once! His pathetic excises of having to work hard and it being too busy fell on deaf, outraged ears.

The pool at this top end Singapore hotel is 191 metres above the ground. Vertigo whilst swimming! I’m not the fittest swimmer, but 10 laps here would see me do 1.5km and that would do me just fine before a cocktail.


Read all about this luxe hotel on their website here.

The Burj Al Arab, taken from the Jumeirah Beach Hotel where we stayed, which also has some very cool pools.
Infinity pool at the Burj Al Arab, photo from hotel website.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Now I have stayed at some lovely hotels with cool pools in Dubai, but my gaze was always drawn to the magnificent Burj Al Arab stretching elegantly skywards.

There are two huge pools at the Burj Al Arab, on the Terrace. The freshwater pool is over 612 square metres and has a swim-up bar. The saltwater infinity pool is 828 square metres. There are also jacuzzis, plenty of loungers and views to die for.

Look, as soon as I have had a dip there, I’ll report back fully. Have you been? Drool over the Burj Al Arab on its website here.

The largest saltwater pool in Thailand!

The Haven Khao Lak: Best Hotel Pool in Thailand

This beachfront resort hotel is ideal for swimmers since it has a massive pool, over 5000 square metres of it. If you swim the whole length of the beachfront side, your lap will be 250 metres long.

The Haven Khao Lak is on Khuk Khat beach, it is a one hour drive from Phuket International Airport. 63 of the 110 rooms and villas have direct pool access. Children under 12 cannot stay at this hotel but it is an ideal place to stay for families with teenagers, and for adults wishing to enjoy the pool without too many splashing kids around.

Read more about this delightful resort, its dining options, sports and fitness facilities and spa on the website: The Haven Khao Lak.

Address: 61/4 Moo 3, Khuk Khak, Khao Lak Beach, Takuapa, Phang Nga, Thailand

Phone: +66 (0) 76429900

Check out these photos of the amazing and enormous hotel pool at The Haven Khao Lak!

views of hotel and pool The Haven Khao Lak
sunset pools The haven Khao Lak

Where must I add next? And what’s the best hotel pool you’ve ever swum in??

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