Swimming in style: 9 unbelievable hotel pools

These amazing hotel pools will make your morning swim the most exciting part of your stay.

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Tropical "landscape" pools at the W Hotel in Seminyak, Bali Tropical "landscape" pools at the W Hotel in Seminyak, Bali (Photo: Simon_sees / Wikimedia Commons)

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W Retreat, Bali

The W Retreat and Spa in Seminyak, Bali, has a pool with a design that was inspired by the terraced rice paddies that can still be seen in the more rural sections of this popular Indonesian island. The 19,000-square-foot pool is not ideal for lap swimming. Its curved design and shallowness make it great for a quick dip, but not for perfecting your cannonball dive. Designer lounge chairs and incredible views of the lush surroundings make this an ideal place to relax.

The pool is unheated, which is never a problem in tropical Bali. It is filled with treated salt water, which many guests find preferable to the chemical odor of chlorine-treated fresh water. The W Retreat is a massive property. Many of the rental villas have their own plunge pools, and a few of the larger residences even have private lap pools.

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