Nothing conjures up the excitement of a holiday more than seeing the swimming pool when you arrive in a hotel. It is also often the first image that people will go searching for on websites or social media. To give you a little inspiration for your next trip we thought we'd share 12 of the very best from around the world! Stunning!
1.W Retreat Koh Samui, Thailand
You'll be in the very heart of paradise here and you can swim in the private pool that comes with your villa or slum it for brunch with a view down in the communal pool.
2.Amangiri Utah resort
This is a luxury resort in probably the last place you would ever think of putting one. The pool makes you feel like you are swimming around the grand canyon and with the heat you'll need to be in it drinking beers all day long.
3.Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy
Probably our favourite on the list for the absolutely stunning view and the feeling that you are swimming in your own private sea.
4.The Oberoi Udaivilas, India
They call it a "semi private pool" and what that means is that your own room looks onto your own portion of a huge pool that circles the building. Pure class.
5.The Residence - Zanzibar
They actually have two dream pools here that could make the list. One with glass sides and this one looking onto the gorgeous water.
6.Grace Hotel - Santorini Greece
One of the most photographed hotels in the world and you can see why with the stunning views both day and night.
7.Resort Tent spa, Nha Trang, Vietnam
You will be in the absolute lap of luxury here with a spa, waterfalls and a huge pool with lots of secluded areas.
8.Hotel Indigo - Honk Kong
When you find yourself in one of the most densely populated places on earth you'll take whatever you get and this poolis the complete escape. Stunning.
9.Laucala Island, Fiji
One of the most beautiful settings you will ever see and the pool looks like something out of another world. This resort has it all including golf and amazing food but we can't see you leaving that pool!
10.One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Most of the villas have small private pools here but the communal ones are not exactly slumming it either. World class.
11.Four Seasons Shanghai, China
The place to head if you want to swim with one of the most beautiful views you could imagine at night.
12.Alila Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Theplace to come in the world if you want to escape everything. Sitting in the pool looking out at the green countryside and nothing but a cocktail to worry about is where it is at!