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World's 15 most spectacular swimming pools [Copy link] 中文

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8. Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy

With views towards the iconic Faraglioni rocks, this pool is set amid cypress-studded rocks in a luxury hotel on the island, which has played host to the rich and famous for a century.

With a nod to Le Corbusier, this 1920 hotel and its pools have entertained Dwight Eisenhower and Sir Winston Churchill, as well as a flurry of starlets.

Via Tragara, 57, Capri, Italy; +39 081 837 0844
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9. Sanctuary Swala, Tanzania

Overlooking a water hole in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park, this pool offers views of elephants and rare kudu antelopes against a backdrop of Africa’s dramatic baobab trees.

Best enjoyed at night with sundowners, served by the retainers who have turned down the fluffy bed in your luxury tent and come out to light the campfire.

Sanctuary Swala, Tangarire, Tanzania; +255 (0)27 250 9817
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10. Alila Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

This infinity pool set amidst the rice fields of central Bali boasts a spectacular location, floating above the lush Ayung River valley.

The pool spreads out to form an elongated rectangle until it seems to disappear down the terraced jungle hillside.

Alila Ubud, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia; +62 361 975 963
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11. The St. Regis, Lhasa, Tibet

Tibet may be associated with monks and spirituality, but its newest resort boasts a gold-plated pool. It’s situated in The Iridium Room, designed for spiritual wellbeing in a new hotel built at 3,657 meters on the roof of the world.

Guests who feel too dazzled by the opulence of the materials can nip out to the adjacent meditation garden to recover their chi.

Hotel St. Regis, Barkhor, Lhasa, Tibet; +86 891 680 8888
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12. Skye, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Bizarrely named for the windswept Scottish island, Skye is actually the spectacular crimson rooftop pool of Hotel Unique, a luxury boutique hotel built in the gravity-defying shape of an inverted arc.

With no other high buildings within a one-kilometer radius, it enjoys panoramic views, and its expansive deck is transformed into a cocktail venue by night.

Hotel Unique, Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, São Paulo, Brazil; +55 11 3055 4700
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13. The Cambrian, Switzerland

The heated outdoor pool at this design hotel in the Swiss alps gives bathers the sensation of swimming straight into the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

As well as the restorative view, it is equipped with a bubbling massage bed and soothing jets to soothe the muscles of skiers after a hard day on the slopes.

The Cambrian, Dorfstrasse 7, Adelboden, Switzerland; +41 (0)33 673 8383
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14. The Park Hyderabad, India

This startlingly modern hotel in the city of ancient Muslim royalty boasts a pool intended to give a sense of swimming into a 3-D movie, with its infinity edge overlooking Hussian Saggar Lake.

The violet hue matches the furniture in a hotel which uses the regal color all over the place -- appropriately for a royal city.

The Park Hyderabad, 22 Raj Bhjavan Road, Hyderabad, India; +040 2 345 6789
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