Dive right in. The water’s fine.
Amangani Resort, Wyoming
You thought Jackson Hole was good for just skiing. Think again. Safely watch summer wildlife (grizzly bears and bison) from Amangani’s heated swimming pool, perched atop East Gros Ventre Butte. At sunset, move to the whirlpool for nature’s light show over Grand Teton.
Floating Pool Lady, New York City
The phrase “public pool” conjures images of granddads in Speedos and youngsters peeing near the shallow end. But New York’s Floating Pool Lady is supremely clean, decidedly cool, and on the move. This summer you’ll find her at Barretto Point Park in the Bronx, and she’s free to the public every day through Labor Day.
Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs
In the SoCal tradition of see and be seen, camp out at the Ace Swim Club for a taste of desert oasis. Grab a poolside hammock or head to the spa for an outdoor massage. King’s Highway diner offers fresh roadside plates. Don’t forget snow cones, stargazing, and DJs on Sunday afternoons.
Manava Suite Resort, Tahiti
Even with the lagoon a few breaststrokes away, you’ll find it hard to leave the friendly waters of Tahiti’s largest infinity pool at Manava Suite Resort. Paddle over to the Taapuna bar bright and early for cocktails (you’re on vacation). And float along to views of nearby island Moorea.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Fall in love Bachelorette style at Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Geothermal seawater turns this natural pool into a total spa experience, complete with algae skin treatments, steam baths, and aquatic massages. Slap on a silica mud mask (provided in boxes around the lagoon). Purchase some of the miracle sludge at Keflavík International Airport on your way home.
For more amazing pools, check out our gallery.
Photos: Courtesy of Amanresorts; Philippe Baumann; Courtesy of Ace Hotels; Allison Hatfield; Chung89 / Flickr
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