Take A Dip In The World’s Most Gorgeous Pools

And they’re all by one man

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
17 Dec 2015

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The world’s largest rooftop pool, this jewel in the crown is a 150 metre-long infinity pool which is one of the best spots from which to look out over Marina Bay Sands. Built on a platform that stretches across three buildings, it has featured heavily in the Instagram selfies of celebs including David Beckham and Eugenie Bouchard.  

Park Hyatt Sunny Bay Resort Sanya, China
17 Dec 2015

Park Hyatt Sunny Bay Resort Sanya, China

Whatever your level of swimming prowess, one of the five (yes, read that right) will please. There’s a 130-metre outdoor infinity pool (one of the longest lap pools in China), a 25-metre indoor pool, a children’s pool, a lotus-shaped family pool; and a pool within the Spa.  The Sunny Bay lap pool is, at 115-meters while the 25-meter indoor pool is the only indoor pool in the entire Hainan province. Pack more than one swimsuit.

The Setai, Miami
17 Dec 2015

The Setai, Miami

Facing the lively art deco district in South Beach is this oceanfront resort with three swimming pools: a lap pool, an enter pool and a family pool. These gorgeous, azure bodies of water are kept at a perfect temperature all year round – at 75 degrees, 85 degrees and 90 degrees respectively – and complemented by decadent loungers, well-stocked bars and other treats.

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
17 Dec 2015

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

The turquoise waters of Randheli are so inviting yet the pools here offer some stiff competition – that’s how amazing they are. Thanks to Gathy, each villa comes with a pool that’s quarter the length of an Olympic-sized one. We’d love to be in one, with a drink in hand.

Point Yamu Resort by Como, Phuket
17 Dec 2015

Point Yamu Resort by Como, Phuket

Who knew a simple colour palette of white and turquoise could make such an impact? Inspired by the surrounding waters of this tropical isle, this breathtaking 100-metre infinity pool overlooks the panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay. 

The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
17 Dec 2015

The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

Few can resist the 12-meter temperature-controlled outdoor lap pool or the 35-metre indoor pool – a vantage point to enjoy the majestic scenery.

The Chedi Muscat, Oman
17 Dec 2015

The Chedi Muscat, Oman

This award winning hotel on 21-acres is home to three outdoor temperature-controlled pools. We recommend body-toning laps in the 103-metre Long Pool (the region’s longest), a splash-about in the 40-metre adults only Chedi Pool and a midnight rendezvous at the 34-metre The Serai Pool. The stunning Arabian Sea can wait.

Call him the maker of pools, but not just any type – we’re talking only the truly magnificent. After all, Jean-Michel Gathy, a principal designer at Kuala Lumpur-based Denniston International Architects, is responsible for many of the most iconic hotel swimming pools and water features in the world.

His secret? In an interview with UK newspaper The Telegraph, he said, “We’re not just architects. We’re lifestyle product designers. Design is also about daring and challenging rules. And it has to be marketing-oriented. I know what people like, what people talk about… It’s actually more important to please the heart than the eye.”

See some of his astounding works in the gallery above.

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