Vacation doesn't truly feel like vacation until you're sitting poolside sipping a cocktail. But we're not the types to settle for any old swimming hole. Here, we've gathered some of the most breathtaking hotel pools in the world, from an indoor pool in the Himalayas lined with gold tiles to an infinity pool suspended high above the Amalfi Coast.
Where: Miami, Florida
Why We Love It: The 's uniquely-shaped pool has been a South Beach icon ever since Life Magazine dubbed it "the most beautiful pool in America" in 1947.
Where: Lake Garda, Italy
Why We Love It: The infinity pool at is the perfect place to take in the views high above the largest lake in Italy.
Where: Lhasa, Tibet
Why We Love It: Lined with thousands of gold tiles and "guarded" by a black and white sea serpent, the Gold Energy Pool at the proves that indoor pools can be just as luxe as an outdoor infinity pool.
Where: Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
Why We Love It: While you might be tempted to spend your entire vacation on the white sands of Shoal Bay East, the infinity pool at gives the beach a run for its money with an underwater window facing the ocean so you can take it all in at once.
Why We Love It: has both indoor and outdoor pools for you to pick from that are maintained at a relaxing temperature of 82.4 degrees throughout the year.
Where: Canyon Point, Utah
Why We Love It: After a day of hiking, the pool built right into the rocks at is a welcome respite.
Where: Koh Samui, Thailand
Why We Love It: In stark contrast to the white sands of nearby Chaweng Beach, 's pool gets its signature red hue from orange, yellow, and deep red mosaic tiles.
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii
Why We Love It: The hand-painted illustration at the bottom of the 's pool that spells out "Wish you were here" is just begging to be Instagrammed. When you're ready to hit the sand, Waikiki Beach is just a 10-minute walk away.
Where: Algarrobo, Chile
Why We Love It: Just south of Valparaiso, the resort is home to one of the world's largest saltwater swimming pools stretching over 3,000 feet along the Pacific coast.
Why We Love It: For some of the best views of Singapore's skyline, check in to the and take a dip at their infinity pool located 57 stories above street level.
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Why We Love It: After a day of exploring the bustling city, take it all in from high above at 's light-filled indoor pool.
Where: Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
Why We Love It: Brave souls can enjoy the views high above Lake Lucerne—even in winter—from the heated outdoor pool at .
Where: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Why We Love It: You can cool off and observe the local wildlife all at the same time in the 's free-form infinity pool located right above a watering hole frequented by elephants.
Where: Santorini, Greece
Why We Love It: Located over a thousand feet above sea level, the infinity pool at the provides stunning views of the Aegean Sea and is the spot to take in the sunset on Santorini.
Where: Dallas, Texas
Why We Love It: If you're not scared of heights, the 8-foot cantilevered pool at lets you check out the city streets below and enjoy the rooftop views all at the same time.
Where: Cap d'Antibes, France
Why We Love It: The cliffside pool at has been an icon of the French Riviera ever since it was built in 1914. Grab a cocktail and head there for some of the best panoramas of the Mediterranean you could ask for.
Where: Bali, Indonesia
Why We Love It: The tiered infinity pools at the —located north of Ubud—give swimmers the feeling that they are floating high above the rainforest.
Where: São Paulo, Brazil
Why We Love It: Take in some of the best views of São Paulo's skyline from the crimson pool on 's rooftop terrace. The indoor pool in the fitness center doesn't skimp on the cool-factor either—it has a waterslide.
Where: Ravello, Italy
Why We Love It: Set on one of the highest points above the town of Ravello, the infinity pool at the has some of the best views of the Amalfi Coast.
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