50 Most Instagrammable Pools in the World
Dive right into our 50 most Instagrammable pools in the world to make a splash on your getaway. Some of these pools are just outrageously beautiful, some have unforgettable views, some are a feat of modern architecture, and some are so culturally and historically significant that a location tag on Instagram is a big deal. Whether you want to be 50 stories high and overlooking a dazzling cityscape or tucked deep into the jungle, we’ve got the inspiration for your next holiday right here. We ranked these pools based on the number of times the hashtag was used on Instagram, so we’re really putting them to the test. Here are the 50 most Instagrammable pools in the world.
The Most Instagrammable Pools in the World
50. Canaves Oia Luxury Resorts, Santorini
Santorini is one of the most Instagrammable places in the world, a mosaic of whitewashed houses and blue domes tucked against a hillside. Most hotels here will have an idyllic, picture-perfect pool, but the infinity pool at Canaves Oia Luxury Resorts stands out. Offering unparalleled views of the Santorini caldera and cobalt sea, the pool is the most idyllic summer escape. Sugary white loungers submerged in the pool top it all off – Santorini know how to do summertime luxury like no other.
49. Alva Park Costa Brava, Girona, Spain
This five-star hotel close to the Spanish city of Girona has a strong Asian theme. Think Buddhas, Indian prints and scented orchards. The theme also extends to its beautiful outdoor pool. It is fringed by palm trees and has a wooden deck with very comfortable loungers. Chilling out in this pool you get lovely views of Alva Park. The pool is particularly charming at nighttime when it is lit by candlelight.
48. Cava Tagoo, Mykonos
Cava Tagoo is a unique luxury hotel near Mykonos town, built into an impressive natural cliffside. It has a luxurious, barefoot vibe, and prides itself on its respect for traditional elements. You’ve seen floating breakfasts in Bali, but have you seen floating pizzas? The hotel delivers pizzas on a floating board to their guests, so they can tuck in while soaking up the Aegean seascape from the infinity pool.
47. Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
The Hotel Indigo in Hong Kong has an incredible glass-bottomed infinity pool. It juts out from the 29th floor of the hotel building. You can see straight down into the street below as you practice your laps. The pedestrians can see right up to you! It’s no wonder that the hotel won an award for its architecture. It is an incredibly bold design.
46. Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Set on a rugged and secluded clifftop, this otherworldly hotel is striking. The infinity pool overlooks the wide-spanning Hajar Mountain range, with a dramatic gorge taking centre stage. Alila Jabal Akhdar is actually perched 6,562 feet above sea level, so you know the views are going to be unforgettable.
45. Finca Austria Resort, Costa Rica
The Finca Austria Resort is an idyllic, tranquil getaway, with peace and relaxation in mind. It’s a popular wellness spot, and we can see how anyone stepping into this pool would instantly decompress. Tucked deep into the jungle, lush vegetation surrounds the hotel, with the pool providing the best view in the house. Beyond the jungle, you can see the wide-spanning ocean, a gorgeous place to unwind and snap a picture to remember the moment.
44. St Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet
St Regis Lhasa Resort describes itself as “standing on the roof of the world” due to its location in the Himalayas. Surrounded by towering mountain peaks, the hotel also looks out onto the jaw-dropping Potala Palace. The hotel comprises guest rooms, villas and suites. It is also home to the first-ever fine-dining restaurant in Tibet. However, apart from its location, one of the most spectacular attractions of the hotel is its “Golden Energy Pool”. The indoor pool is full of therapeutic saltwater. This is heated to a blissful 28-32°C (82-90° F). Its golden glow is due to the thousands of gold-plated tiles that line the bottom and sides.
43. Hotel Honegg, Switzerland
The Hotel Honegg in Switzerland is so Instagrammable, that people come for one night just to take a picture with the pool, according to its manager. The spectacular infinity pool is perched high on the Bürgenstock mountain, overlooking the impressive Swiss countryside, with the shimmering Lake Lucerne being the crown jewel. They’ve even nicely put a seat in the pool for you, so you can stay there for hours, which you might well want to.
42. Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Delamore Lodge is located on the secluded Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. On the grounds of this luxurious resort-style boutique hotel, you’ll find New Zealand’s most famous infinity pool. The heated clifftop infinity pool is very photogenic, and from here you have unrivalled views of Owhanake Bay. It is an idyllic place for relaxation and romance.
41. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An
Four Seasons is known across the world for its luxury resorts, and this tropical escape in Hoi An is like no other. Taking inspiration from Hoi An’s Thu Bon River, which has shaped the culture of this magical city, pools sprawl across the resort. With mosaic tiles, breathtaking sea views, and lush tropical gardens on Hà My Beach, it’s a trip to tropical luxury.
40. Hotel Panamera, Tulum
This boutique hotel in Tulum really is an aesthetic dream. The red and white tiled floor that continues into the pool exudes 50s chic. It’s fairly small, but it’s exclusive, with palm trees and tropical plants providing a sense of privacy. The luxury, boutique hotel also has a beachfront restaurant, the Instagrammable opportunities just keep on coming.
39. Cretya Ubud, Bali
Taking inspiration from its breathtaking natural surroundings, the layered pools of Cretya Ubud are truly special. Located in the rice fields of Tegallalang, this beach club is a popular spot for admiring tropical surroundings. It’s a unique opportunity to glide through turquoise waters and soak in the views of the famous rice terraces. The perfect photo opportunity.
38. Local Cave House, Turkey
If there is anywhere in the world that’s Instagrammable, it’s Cappadocia. The Turkish region is known for its distinctive fairy chimneys, caves, rock formations, and iconic hot air balloons. So we really can’t imagine a better place to enjoy it than from a pool that’s been carved into the famous white cave formation – it transports you to another time, even planet. And with a view of the colourful hot air balloons soaring up and dotting the sky every day, it’s no wonder it’s consistently on lists of beautiful pools.
37. Altira Hotel, Macau, China
Located in Macau, China, the Altira Hotel is a casino and resort in the tallest building on Taipa. Its indoor infinity pool is simply beautiful and as you relax you can listen to music underwater. The star of the show though is the floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the Macau Peninsula. No wonder this hotel pool is constantly ranked as one of the best in the world.
36. Hotel Hubertus, Dolomites, Italy
The Hotel Hubertus has several pools, but it’s the sky pool that we’re really interested in. Surrounded by the breathtaking Dolomites, this could be one of the best views on this list. It’s a rare beauty, to be suspended 40ft above ground, overlooking the vast mountain range of rolling slopes and soaring peaks. And unlike most pools, it could be even better in the winter when mountains are carpeted in snow. Don’t worry, the pool’s always heated to 32⁰C.
35. Amathus Beach Hotel, Limassol
Nestled on the beach amidst tropical gardens and sparkling sea, Amathus Beach Hotel is a serene, Balinese-inspired sanctuary. With multiple pools spreading across the grounds, punctuated by palm trees, it feels like you could be in a natural swimming spot. Swim to the infinity edge and through the gaps of the luscious palm trees, you’ll be met with a view of the cobalt Mediterranean Sea. Not only is the pool absolutely world-class, the hotel is also a member of the Leading Hotels of the World organisation.
34. La Sultana, Marrakech, Morocco
The UNESCO-lited Medina in Marrakech is full of Instagrammable spots and lavish medinas, so it’s no surprise it’s home to one of the most Instagrammable pools in the world. La Sultana has a wonderfully photogenic outdoor pool, surrounded by pale red brick pillars, arches, and vibrant greenery. The hotel itself is just stupidly beautiful, with a rooftop terrace that boasts views of the Atlas Mountains.
33. Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Tanzania
Deep in the heart of Tanzania in the celebrated Serengeti wildlife reserve lies The Four Seasons Safari Lodge. When you’ve finished your safari adventure admiring the Big Five – lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinoceros – refresh yourself with a soak in the hotel’s pool. This free-form infinity pool affords astonishing views of the untamed landscape of the Serengeti plains. Not only that but the pool is located close to a waterhole where many animals come to refresh. You can watch families of elephants enjoy their morning drink as you enjoy a morning swim. No need to go on a safari when you can experience exciting wildlife gatherings poolside!
32. Hacienda Uayamon, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Hacienda Uayamon is a restored mansion house that dates back to the 17th century. You’ll find its remarkable pool in what once was the machine room. The surrounding walls are authentic and attractive with trees growing out of them. Rising up out of the water are two old columns. It’s such a striking scene and floating by you feel a wave of peacefulness wash over you.
31. The Cambrian, Swiss Alps
The Cambrian is a luxury hotel nestled into the Swiss Alps, with panoramic picture-perfect scenery. We can’t get over the pool, which is heated to be bubbling and steamy like a hot tub in the winter months. Overlooking the mountains carpeted by snow in an infinity pool is pretty dreamy. The wellness resort is just as beautiful in the summer months, with the snowy mountain view transforming into waterfalls, meadows, and gorgeous rolling hills.
30. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Belmond Hotel Caruso on the picturesque Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s top luxury spa hotels. This 11th-century hotel is located at the highest point above the town of Ravello. Because of this location, when you see the spectacular infinity pool it looks like it is suspended in the clouds. It really is an architectural masterpiece. As you float along you can soak up the sweeping views of the coastline below. The pool also has a concierge service and you can order a Kindle with a selection of reading material. However, the surroundings will distract you too much to be able to concentrate on reading.
29. The Kayon Resort, Bali
Nestled into the lush, dense forest, this hillside resort is the definition of tropical indulgence. There are actually three pools, not including the villa’s individual pools, all spilling into the other. They’re a beautiful shape, a distinctly Balinese shape, taking inspiration from the curves of the rice terraces below. From each pool, you get spectacular views of the jungle, the rice terraces, and even the majestic Mount Batur in the distance.
28. Laucala Island, Fiji
Laucala Island is an exclusive, private island resort in Fiji. It is where you’ll find one of the most picturesque pools in the world. Situated in the middle of a huge lush lagoon-style pool is a glass-walled lap pool. You are literally doing laps in luxury. The pool area also features a shell-like bar for swim-up cocktails. With its soaring palm trees and colourful flowers, this really is a tropical fantasy island.
27. Borgo Pignano, Tuscany, Italy
Well, this is the kind of pool that makes you want to pack up everything and whisk off to Tuscany. It’s a quintessential Tuscan dream, full of old-world charm and traditional stone brick. Tucked away in the countryside, the luxury hotel and pool are surrounded by dense trees and rolling hills of vineyards, which looks even better when you’re in an infinity pool.
26. Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, Chile
When you think of the desert, your mind probably springs to dry, arid pastures, but Tierra Atacama Hotel is the luscious mirage we’ve all been waiting for. This is a true desert oasis, with the Atacama Desert sprawling as far as the eye can see. And with views of Licancabur Volcano, it’s a picturesque beauty.
25. Manon Les Suites, Copenhagen, Denmark
In this jungle-inspired, Balinese-style pool, you would not think you’re in the heart of Copenhagen. With a mosaic tile floor and real hanging pots of succulents and jungle plants, this pool is a surprising, luscious oasis in Denmark’s capital city. Twinkling lights in the shape of fishes hang down too – it’s ethereal, gorgeous, and transportive. It’s an indoor pool, although you certainly wouldn’t know it, with the sun shining through the glass roof, surrounded by vibrant foliage.
24. Amanera, Dominican Republic
The Amanera is a luxury resort in the Caribbean jungle that overlooks the ocean. John Heah designed the architecturally striking resort and he added a lot of water features, including pools throughout. Whilst all beautiful, the 130-foot infinity-edge main pool is particularly inviting. Immense and curvaceous, as you swim you see the most glorious panoramas of the verdant cliff and mountains, as the waves of the Atlantic lap the golden sands below.
23. Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas, India
Wildflower Hall is a five-star hotel in Shimla. It once was the residence of Lord Kitchener, erstwhile commander in chief of the British army. The hotel rests atop the Himalayas at 2514.6 meters (8,250 feet) high. It is surrounded by cedar forests within the Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary. This region is famed for its flora and fauna and vibrant birdlife. When you relax in the hotel’s infinity-edge outdoor pool you feel like you are above the clouds. High in the sky. The bright yellow loungers and parasols mimic the sun, which at this altitude, feels closer than ever.
22. The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Located in Cape Town on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Silo Hotel occupies the grain elevator portion of a historic grain silo complex above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). The hotel bills itself as “a celebration of art, style, architecture and design”. Its spectacular rooftop pool has glass sides and unrivalled views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head as well as the Atlantic Ocean and city skyline. Sunsets from here are mesmerising and memorable.
21. Capella, Ubud, Indonesia
This luxury tented camp is nestled in the heart of lush green forests. Architect Bill Bensley designed it to capture the spirit of adventure. Each tent has its own beautiful pool. However, the 30-metre (98-foot) long outdoor rainforest pool is worth leaving your room for. It is dubbed ‘the Cistern’. Its eye-catching zigzag sides and striped interior are mesmerising and the pool is flanked by tall palms and lush vegetation. Swimming here is an incredibly serene experience.
20. Grace Hotel, Santorini, Greece
Grace Santorini is a beautiful boutique hotel located high above Santorini’s world-famous caldera. As you can imagine, the views from up here are sweeping and spectacular. The hotel has a minimalist vibe with lots of pristine white walls and decor. The blues match the surrounding sea. Speaking of which, the views of the sea from the contemporary infinity pool are simply splendid. This pool is the island’s largest infinity pool and as you swim you have uninterrupted vistas across the caldera.
19. The Oberoi Uduaivilas, Udaipur, India
There are several Oberoi Hotels in India, but it’s the Udaipur resort that holds the title of the number one resort in India. Udaipur is the City of Lakes, and the magical city’s nickname has inspired the resort’s huge pool that sprawls around the palace-style hotel. Feel like royalty as you swim in these cobalt waters, overlooking luscious greenery on one side of the infinity pool, and the Mughal-inspired resort on the other.
18. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
This resort looks like a mothership that has landed in the rocky mountains of Seychelles – it’s angular, striking, and modern. Sitting on the private island of Félicité, it’s decadence at its finest. There are multiple pools across the resort’s villas, but the main pool is what stopped us in our tracks. Standing strong among granite rocks, the futuristic style is a beautiful contrast against the lush greenery and white sand beaches that provide a stunning backdrop.
17. Aura Skypool, Dubai
Soaring up to 200 metres in the air, Aura Skypool has a pretty impressive accolade – it’s the world’s highest 360° infinity pool. The views are out of this world, you can swim around the whole perimeter – it really is 360°. Perched on the 50th floor of Nakheel’s Palm Tower, so you know you’re going to get unbelievable views of the iconic Palm, as well as the glittering Dubai skyline. And to make it even better, anyone can glide through these sky-high waters, you just have to book. It only opened in November of 2021, so we’re certain it’s going to amass a lot more hashtags.
16. Viceroy Los Cabos, Los Cabos, Mexico
Viceroy is located in San José del Cabo in Baja California Sur. The luxury resort features cinematic views and striking architecture around every turn. Miguel Angel Aragonés designed this hotel to celebrate the concept of water. In fact, water wraps around the resort buildings making them look like they are floating. There is a collection of five curvilinear pools or “water mirrors” that stretch out to the open sea and distant horizon. Perhaps the most dazzling are the infinity-edge beachfront pools with custom-made solid teak sun loungers. It is just visually stunning.
15. Mondrian Doha, Qatar
This hotel is completely unique, dreamed up and brought to life by Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders. The indoor rooftop pool is the shining jewel – it’s wacky, contemporary, and garish. It’s like being picked up and dropped into Willy Wonka’s factory, with monochrome floors and walls, and a spectacular stained glass ceiling. The photo opportunities are endless.
14. One & Only Reethi Rah, Malé, Maldives
One & Only Reethi Rah is located in Maldives’ North Male Atoll. This luxurious five-star hotel has three sensational swimming pools, each with its own tropical setting and fabulous features. Our favourite is the adults-only lap pool. This pool juts out into the lagoon and has an infinity edge. It looks like it’s dropping right off into the sea. If that wasn’t enough, inside the pool you’ll find a jetted water feature and a carved stone bed at one end.
13. The Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy
Embracing vintage style, this luxury hotel is a symbol of Italian tradition and hospitality. It’s a taste of old-world glamour and elegance, completely embodying luxurious Italian charm. And with views of Lake Como and the Grigne mountains, it’s not only historical, but it’s absolutely gorgeous. This is a hotel pool that makes you feel like you are bathing in the wild!
12. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France
Hotel de Cap-Eden-Roc is located in Antibes, a resort town between Cannes and Nice on the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera). It is a very popular hotel with the rich and famous. In 1974, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc blasted the basalt cliffside with dynamite and built a piscine. This organically shaped saltwater infinity pool juts out beyond the rocks and looks like it is part of the Mediterranean Sea. With its cliff-hugging location and celebrities splashing around, this hotel pool is one of the most glamorous in the world.
11. The Mulia, Bali, Indonesia
This Bali resort has one of the most photogenic and Instagrammable pools we have ever seen. Called the Oasis Pool, this infinity pool is mere steps from the Indian Ocean. Curvacious, 6-meter (20-foot) Balinese-inspired statues of ladies harvesting rice line the sides. These signify prosperity and wealth, both of which you need to stay in such luxurious surroundings. To signify your wealth, spend time poolside lounging in one of the private cabanas.
10. Aqua Dome Spa and Hotel, Oberlängenfeld, Austria
The Aqua Dome Spa and Hotel is home to the only thermal spring in Western Austria. Located in the heart of the Ötztal mountains, the hotel has 12 heated pools. With both indoor and outdoor options, there’s a perfect pool for everyone. However, the three bowl-shaped outdoor pools, surrounded by the mighty peaks are the most striking. One of the best times to enjoy these outdoor pools is when it is snowing.
9. The Berkeley Hotel, London, England
The Berkely Hotel is in London’s swanky Knightsbridge neighbourhood. It is home to one of only two semi-public rooftop pools in London. This luxury swimming pool is located on the seventh floor. From here, you can enjoy terrific city views as you lounge or do a few laps. Gold-coloured mosaic tiles stud the pool floor and sides and there is a pretty cloistered area with loungers. The rooftop pool is a world away from the chaotic city below.
8. The Lake Argyle Resort, Kimberly, Australia
In the far north of Western Australia, in the remote Kimberley region lies Australia’s second-largest, freshwater man-made reservoir. This nature lovers’ Eden is nestled in the rugged billion-year-old landscape. The resort’s 35-meter (114-foot) infinity pool is spectacular and overlooks some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in Australia. It is at its most magical at sunset. This is when the kaleidoscopic sky reflects in the water and the landscape and pool seem to merge.
7. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
This pool and its lavish surroundings are reminiscent of a time gone by, elegant, traditional, and stunning. The hotel is on its own island in Lake Pichola – you can’t get more secluded and exclusive than that. From the pool, you have a view of the shimmering lake through the marble palace walls. Given its splendour and exclusivity, it’s no wonder that people like Jackie Kennedy, Hilary Clinton, Brad Pritt, Angelina Jolie, and even Queen Elizabeth II have come to stay. And if it was good enough to be the setting of James Bond’s classic Octopussy movie, it’s good enough for the ‘gram.
6. Amangiri, Utah, United States
Amangiri is located in Utah in the Southwest of America. The wilderness resort blends seamlessly into its desert surroundings and feels like it is built into the rock formations. The luxury resort has a remarkable swimming pool. It is set within a sunken courtyard and framed by a rock escarpment. It is the most extraordinary pool in which to take a dip to escape the desert heat. This doesn’t feel like a hotel pool. It feels like you are swimming in a natural waterhole.
5. Ashford Castle, Mayo, Ireland
Ashford Castle is evocative of an elegant and bygone age. This feeling also extends to its sublime pool, as seen in many of the 39,000 hashtags on Instagram. French architect Phillipe Bonino designed the pool which is housed in a bronze conservatory. As you float along, you are surrounded by opulence and views of Lough Corrib. You can gaze up at the three seashell chandeliers and admire the ‘Tree of Life’ mosaic. South African artist Jane Du Rand created the mosaic which stretches across an entire wall. The pool room is like a grand drawing room and very fitting for a castle.
4. Hotel Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This Playa del Carmen hotel has become synonymous with its rooftop pool, with has been designed to get the perfect snap for the ‘gram. Not only is it a delightful infinity pool, which overlooks the wide-spanning turquoise ocean, but the pool spills out into a glass bridge, connecting you to the other side of the pool. With nothing beneath you, you’re practically swimming through the air, while your pal gets a great shot from the viewing point.
3. Bondi Icebergs, Sydney, Australia
To call Bondi Icebergs just a pool would be unjust, it’s more of an Australian landmark. Both members and visitors are welcome to swim in its crystalline waters, while the sea crashes into the rocks below. It is a lap pool, but you can simply swim for fun, or just take in the gorgeous surroundings. It’s truly beautiful – with a view of Bondi Beach and the Pacific Ocean so close you feel like you could be in it. Take your snap to add to the more than 85,000 hashtags on Instagram.
2. Casa Casuarina/Versace Mansion, Miami Beach, United States
Few pools are as iconic or recognisable as the one at Casa Casuarina, or Versace Mansion as it’s better known. Marina Bay Sands and Bondi Icebergs are up there with this one as pools that hold cultural significance, but Versace Mansion has a much more eclectic history than those. Once the home of Gianni Versace, guests can now stay in the mansion and bask in the old-world opulence. The surrounding walls resemble a palace, decorated with intricate detail, the Mediterranean-style pool is sure to impress.
1. Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore is the most expensive hotel ever built. The hotel looks like it is on stilts as it comprises three 55-storey towers containing over 2500 luxury rooms and suites. It is here, some 200 metres (656 feet) in the sky where you’ll find the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool. Take the elevator 57 floors up and you can sunbathe, lounge, splish and splash in the 150-meter (492-foot) infinity-edged pool whilst soaking in the views of the sparkling Singapore skyline. The Sands SkyPark, as it is known, features a public observatory deck, blooming gardens and many restaurants for a memorable sky-high experience.
With more than 1.9 million hashtags on Instagram, it’s no surprise this pool takes the top spot.