SLIDES: Leisure and unusual pool

A leisurely stay always comes with sunbath by a pool. Here are some of the most beautiful swimming pools in the world, perfect for sweet idleness.

1. The Library's Red Pool on the beach of Koh Samui and its poppy red water may surprise at first dive. This colour is lined with ruby red, yellow and orange tiles in this shallow pool.

2. The world’s largest swimming pool is in San Alfonso Del Mar Resort, Chile, a few yards from the beach. The pool is more than 1 kilometre long and contain 250 million litres of seawater, pumped from the Pacific Ocean.

3. Perched on a cliff top, a the south of Bali, Alila Villas Uluwatu swimming pool boasts a harmony between contemporary design and Indonesian island charm where the edge of the pool and the horizon are as one.

4. At the Cavo Tagoo, Mikonos, Greece, the crystal-clear water of the pool is merging with the turquoise Aegean Sea. Well-being and calm are on the cards.

5. The illusion created by the Conrad Maldives Resort swimming pool blurs senses and gives the unique sensation of swimming in the ocean.

6. At Katikies Hotel, on Santorin Island, the water of the sea view pool is reflecting on the white walls of the cave in which they are housed.

7. The hanging gardens of Babylon will bloom again with the Sky Habitat project in Bishan, Singapore. The top floor of the two greenery-covered towers will be linked by a breathtakingly high lap pool.

8. On the Malé Nord Atoll, Maldives, the luxurious services the Huvafen Fushi Resort has to offer are nothing before the LED-lit swimming pool, which after nightfall, is comparing with the starry sky of the Indian Ocean.

9. The Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel fits perfectly in the Indonesian jungle. The two livels swimming pool, which reminds of the surrounding hills, enjoys a nice view of the Pura Pentaran Dalem Segara Temple. 

Sylvain Muller –