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World’s 15 most spectacular swimming pools

Amazing pools in amazing locations, including one that’s so special you’re not even allowed to swim in it…

By Anthea Gerrie 18 October, 2011

Swimming is fun. Swimming in a pool that ranks among the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen … that’s unforgettable.

Whether you want the tropical environs of Bali or a gold-plated pool in the Himalayas, there are swimming pools out there that are destinations in their own right.

1. Alila Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

Alilia Uluwatu

This spectacular cliff-top infinity pool appears to float in space. The scary-looking cage at the end is actually a user-friendly cabana designed for gazing out over the horizon in comfort.

Wonder why the water is empty? Lovely as this 50-meter beauty is, guests are probably using one of the private pools that come with each of the 84 villas.

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jl Belimbing Sari,Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia; +62 361 848 2166;

See the other 14 amazing pools here.

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