14 Epic Pools Around the World and What to Wear to Each

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Inspiring wanderlust would be a serious understatement.

Get your airline miles ready – from bathing in restorative mineral waters in Turkey to swimming amongst skyscrapers in Singapore, taking a dip in a gold energy pool in Tibet to floating amongst treetops in Bali, you’re going to want to do some serious damage. Alongside, we’ve paired the perfect suits to complement each breathtaking dip.

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#1

The Pool: Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Singapore

The Scoop: Swim amongst skyscrapers at this breathtaking infinity pool offering panoramic views of the Singapore skyline – a mere 57 stories above the ground. Stretching nearly 500 feet, it’s considered one of the largest outdoor pools in the world. The catch? You’ll have to check-in as a hotel guest in order to take a dip.

What We’d Wear: MANDALYNN’s “Christie” 1-Piece, $164.00

#2

The Pool: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan

The Scoop: 9 freshwater pools overlook the waters of the mineral rich Dead Sea at the 5-star Kempinski, also boasting the longest private beach in Jordan. Following a splash you can relax back in your room or suite, all privy to a balcony with sea views.

What We’d Wear: Issa de’ mar “Moana” Top, $68.00, and Bottom, $68.00

#3

The Pool: The Gold Energy Pool at The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet

The Scoop: The one and only glittering gold-tiled pool in the world, taking a dip in this heated, salt-water haven comes privy to guests only – who also enjoy jaw-dropping Himalayan views at this exclusive five-star resort.

What We’d Wear: MIRAME’s “Arlete” Monokini in Gunmetal, $98.00

#4

The Pool: The San Alfonso del Mar Seawater Pool

The Scoop: This 3,324 foot long crystal clear saltwater lagoon covers a whopping 20 acres at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. Estimated to have cost more than $1 billion to construct, the pool features depths of up to 115 feet and in summertime can reach temperatures near 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Completed in 2006, it currently holds the Guinness world record for the largest swimming pool in the world.

What We’d Wear: Kovey’s “Alaia” Top, $71.00 and “Bonzer” Bottom, $53.00

#5

The Pool: Havasu Falls Natural Pool, Arizona

The Scoop: Located just outside the Havasupai Indian village of Supai, on the bottom of the Grand Canyon, lies Havasu Falls and it’s pristine, 72-degree year round swimming hole. Get ready for adventure – the only way to reach it is by helicopter, hiking a steep 10 miles, or hiring a pack mule from the Havasupai tribe. And you’ll need an entry permit ($40.00). The good news? You’ll likely have this majestic sanctuary all to yourself.

What We’d Wear: Daisy & Elizabeth’s “Astro Vixen” One-Piece in Sunstone, $175.00

#6

The Pool: Infinity Pools at Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali

The Scoop: Gaze at the surrounding treetops while floating in this suspended, split-level infinity pool in the Ubud jungle of Bali, lined with Batu Candi stone and featuring a vast geometric wall of solidified volcanic ash. The free form, curved design mirrors the contours of the land, providing an organic experience at one with the existing natural habitat.

What We’d Wear: MIKOH’s “Banyan” Top, $108.00, and “Kapalua” Bottom, $108.00

#7

The Pool: The Marden Palace, Turkey

The Scoop: On the southern coast of Turkey, luxuriate in Europe’s largest outdoor swimming pool while gondoliers pass you by at what is considered Europe’s and the Mediterranean’s most expensive luxury resort. Take a pair of goggles so you can ogle at the pool’s own sunken aquarium, housing 2,400 fish – sharks included.

What We’d Wear: Norma Kamali’s “Mio” Studded One-Shoulder Swimsuit, $525.00

#8

The Pool: Ik-Kil Cenote (Cave Pool), Yucatán, Mexico

The Scoop: “Cenote” comes from a Mayan word meaning “well” and is used to describe naturally formed pits or sinkholes, usually caused after the collapse of a cave. Found en route to the archeological site of Chichén Itzá, the enchanting Ik-Kill Cenote located within the Ik Kil Eco-Arqueological Park presents a perfectly round, 96 feet wide x 130 feet deep swimming hole surrounded by limestone rock, wild vegetation, and dangling jungle vines. Perfect for diving, the natural site has even hosted the Red Bull cliff diving series.

What We’d Wear: Agent Provocateur “Mazzy” Bikini Top, $220.00, and Bottom, $170.00, in Popstar

#9

The Pool: Grace Santorini, Greece

The Scoop: Take in views of the iconic Caldera basin and Santorini’s famous sunsets at this spectacular clifftop infinity pool. Stay until the stars come out sipping a cocktail or enjoying a light meal via the poolside bar, open any time of day.

What We’d Wear: BLUMOSS’s “Praslin” Mesh Halter Maillot in Lagoon, $109.95

#10

The Pool: The Red Pool at Library Resort, Thailand

The Scoop: At the Library Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand, you can swim in this Old Testament reminiscent pool lined with orange, yellow and deep red tiles as designed in 2006 by architect Tirawan Songsawat. After taking a splash in the glittering, heated haven, hop over to the resort’s private white-sand beach just a few steps away.

What We’d Wear: Mia Marcelle’s “Conchita” Triangle Bikini Top, $96.00, and Bottom, $96.00

#11

The Pool: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France

The Scoop: Perched along the sparkling azure coast, this majestic infinity pool is forged into cliffs along the rugged Cap d’Antibes coast just outside Cannes. The heated saltwater pool offers idyllic panoramas of the French Riviera, from Juan-les-Pins to the Estérel coastline and the Lérins Islands. For the daring – take a turn on the poolside rope to swing off the cliffs into the glistening ocean below.

What We’d Wear: Albertine’s “Orlando” Maillot, €170.00

#12

The Pool: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey

The Scoop:  A UNESCO World Heritage Site and often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World, these ethereal milky blue pools in the Denizli Province of southwestern Turkey are formed by cascading travertines: sparkling-white calcium carbonate shelves. The natural site boasts a sprawling 100+ warm shallow pools heated by geothermal activity (up to 96 degrees Fahrenheit), filled with restorative mineral waters welcoming bathers for thousands of years.

What We’d Wear: Mossimo’s Crochet Triangle Bikini Top, $14.99, and Bottom, $14.99, in Honeydew

#13

The Pool: Oberoi Udaivilas, India

The Scoop: Two stunning swimming pools adorn the opulent Oberoi Udaivilas, situated on the shores of Lake Pichola in the heart of Udaipur, Rajasthan in Western India. Guests arrive at the domed, Mewari-style palace by private boat, and can step right off their room’s terrace into semi-private or completely private pools. Spectacular settings aside, the Oberoi Udaivilas has impressive credentials to boot. The luxurious retreat has been ranked the No. 1 hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure readers 2 years running.

What We’d Wear: Mara Hoffman’s “Electrolight” Reversible Printed Swimsuit, $245.00

#14

The Pool: The Cambrian Hotel, Adelboden, Swiss Alps

The Scoop: Rated as one of the top 20 Swiss wellness hotels and spas, The Cambrian sits amidst the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps, offering stunning mountain views in every direction. It’s jaw-dropping infinity pool with breathtaking views is open year-round to guests, who can fill their lungs with clear, snow-tinged air followed by further unwinding at the award-winning spa.

What We’d Wear: Estuaries’ “Klein” One-Piece Suit in Slate Blue, $224.00