Life is better in a bikini. That’s why we highly recommend the following 8 cool pools we enjoyed during our holidays.
#1 The Royal Livingstone hotel. Victoria waterfalls. Zambia.
Colonial-inspired pool setting, overlooking the Zambezi river and the thundering Victoria falls. With zebras, monkeys and giraffes almost catwalking over you. Do try the angel`s pool as well – one of the 2 natural pools on the edge of the Vic Falls. Only accessible during the dry season.
#2 Loi Suites Iguazú. Puerto Iguazú. Argentina.
A little piece of paradise in the middle of the jungle. Just a 15-minute drive from the Iguazú waterfalls.
#3 Molitor by MGallery. Paris.
This is not just a swimming pool. It was here that the first bikini got shown to the world in 1946, the lifeguard got recruited as Tarzan actor, and Life of Pi’s character got named after this pool.
The iconic art déco pool from 1929 got reborn in 2014 as a five star hotel. The renovation tries to capture the spirit of its mid-century glory days whilst the original features have been given a modern spin.
Just one day of swimming there now costs up to €180, but it comes with a hotel room.
#4 Colomé winery. Molinos. Salta. Argentina.
Wonderful pool amidst the wine ranks of Colomé, one of the highest wineries of the world (owned by the Forbes ranked Hess family). While you’re there, make sure you don’t miss the James Turrell museum ( one of the world’s great artists of space and light). The museum was a bday gift from Hess to himself).
#5 Design Suites Salta. Salta. Argentina.
Rooftop heated swimming pool with panoramic city view on Salta. The water temperature was almost as hot as a jacuzzi. For the recreational swimmer: heavenly.
#6 Hostel Paris-Texas. Cafayate. Salta. Argentina.
Set at the foot of the Andes, this hostel offers a natural swimming pool with water straight from the river and with mountain views in the Calchaquies Valley.
#7 Saint-Paul de Vence. France.
This was our first Airbnb adventure. We chose for this house because of the private pool and its location in one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera.
#8 Salinas Grandes. Jujuy. Argentina.
Not a real pool but you can take a sunbath in the water basins of the large salt desert in the Andean Northwest of Argentine.
An amazing and unique place that is definitely worth the (significant) effort to reach it.