The most unusual pools in the world
1) Resort Hotel Soneva Jani, Maldives
Personal lagoon and bungalows on stilts – what could be more exclusive and tempting? Several of these villas soaring above the water, each of which has its own pool, are also equipped with water slides, so that vacationers can dive into the Indian Ocean almost from the doorstep of their home.Bungalows on land, too, will delight guests with water slides leading to personal pools. Price – from 2989 dollars.
2) Hotel Villagio Citta del Mare, Terrasini municipality, Italy
In this part of Sicily, you can remember your childhood and become a child again, ride on the highest water slide in Europe. The water park belongs to the Hotel Villagio Citta del Mare, for guests of which visiting this entertainment center is free. The design of the attraction lies right on the slope of the rock. The complex consists of 3 pools and 4 slides, which run straight into the turquoise water of the Castellammare Bay (Castellammare). Price – from 156 dollars.
3) Canyon and Resort Grutas Tolantongo, Hidalgo State, Mexico
Let almost 4-hour moving from Mexico does not scare you, because so long way is worth it. Upon arrival, you will be rewarded with a cascade system of thermal baths filled with mineral water. As soon as you swim and sunbathe in plenty in these baths, do not rush to take off swimsuits, because local rivers and caves (grutas) with waterfalls and thermal springs, where you can also swim, will press ahead of you. Entrance to the territory of the canyon per day – from 7.54 dollars, overnight in a local hotel – from 26.94 dollars.
4) “Shark Trough” at the Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This water slide is one of a kind, because thanks to such an unusual attraction you get the opportunity not only to ride with the wind, but also to find yourself almost face to face with some of the most dangerous predators on the planet – with sharks. Now thrill-seekers no longer need deep-sea diving to experience the adrenaline rush from meeting the most exotic and harsh inhabitants of the underwater kingdom. Instead, they can ride the Shark Chute hill, which goes around a giant aquarium three times (757,000 liters), full of sandy sharks, blue-gray sharks, black-necked sharks, baleen sharks, zebra sharks, and even American tailings, not counting hundreds of more harmless ones fishes. The most important thing is that while riding this hill, you will be in absolute safety, because from all these toothed predators you will be protected by durable acrylic as much as 10 centimeters. The three-story slide belongs to the complex with the swimming pool of the Golden Nugget hotel, and the entertainment of everything that happens is complemented by a series of artificial waterfalls.
5) Iceberg Pool, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
This swimming club first opened in 1929. The local public pool and sauna right on the Pacific coast have since become the main attraction of the resort for both Bondi residents and tourists from other cities and even countries. A huge salt water pool often covers the waves, breaking every now and then on the coast, but it is even fun. By the way, you can have a snack here at the local eatery Icebergs Club Bistro. Entrance to the pool and sauna – from 3.71 dollars per child and from 5.19 dollars per adult.
6) Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
This limitless pool is located on the roof of the futuristic Marina Bay Sands hotel. Here, surrounded by palm trees and other exotic plants, relaxing in the water or on comfortable loungers, you can relax overlooking the entire metropolis, and feel what a real escape from the city rush is. The hotel building itself is a construction of 3 skyscrapers, on top of which there is a giant terrace with a pool and bars. The local swimming pool is a real pride of the hotel, because it is recognized as the world’s most high-altitude outdoor pool. Only 57 floors (200 meters in height), and you are there. Price per room – from 351 dollars.