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Luxury Travel – When the Swimming Pool's the Thing

March 21st, 2011 by The JetSetter Team | Comments Off on Luxury Travel – When the Swimming Pool's the Thing

The world is a big place and boasts a lot of swimming pools but, for our money, here are a few of the best.

1. The Biltmore (Coral Gables, FL) – Almost from the moment it opened in the 1920’s, the Biltmore has been a legendary haven for celebrities, millionaires, and others who simply want to live the good life. One could literally spend days camped around the pool, which is the epitome of quiet, elegant sophistication located smack dab in the midst of tropical south Florida.

2. St. Regis (Bora Bora) – This swanky south Pacific resort’s cup runneth over with swimming pools. From the Zen Pool with a swim-up bar to the private saltwater lagoon with villas built over the water, you’re going to be saying one thing, “Damn, why wasn’t I born in Bora Bora?”

3. Blue Lagoon (Iceland) – We’re not talking about that hideous 1980’s movie starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. This Blue Lagoon is a massive outdoor, saltwater pool heated by geothermal energy. Whether for relaxation or healing purposes, you now have a reason to go to Iceland.

4. San Alfonso del Mar (Chile) – No list of the world’s greatest swimming pools would be complete without including this monstrosity built on the edge of the ocean in Chile. The San Alfonso del Mar pool is a saltwater artificial lagoon a full kilometer in length, and holds the water equivalent of up to 6,000 standard pools. Reaching a depth of 35 meters, it’s big enough for sailing and about anything else a person would ever want to do in water.

For the jetsetter, if these four swimming pools aren’t on your bucket

list now, put them there – immediately.

The Jetsetter Show Team







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