For a large part of the northern hemisphere, January is a month of cold dreary weather and hibernating after the excesses of the holiday season. To lift the mood, Aquabatix has pulled together a list of the top ten most luxurious pool party locations in the world. Marvel at where the rich and famous are invited to spend their long summer evenings with a cocktail in their hand, overlooking some of the most spectacular views in the world. When the pools look this good, just leave the splashing around to the entertainment.
The Terrace, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Dubai’s most iconic 7 star hotel launched The Terrace in front of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid last year. The two pools float on top of the warm waters of the Arabian gulf, along with restaurants and a private beach area.
There is a private members club on site plus the venue is hired out for events and parties to the jet set.
It doesn’t get more glamorous than here.
Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town
Shimmy Beach is Cape Town’s premier venue for the elite to play.
Situated at the V&A waterfront, there is a hydraulic stage and sprawling deck that leads down to an infinity pool and private beach.
With a backdrop of the impressive Table Mountain, this pool party venue is all about indulgence, luxury and sophistication.
W hotel Hong Kong
Classed as one of the sexiest rooftop pools in the world, it may also be one of the highest, located on the 76th floor. If you can brave the heights of this infinity pool above the skyline of Hong Kong, then dress up in your most expensive party outfit and grab yourself a cocktail.
Its all about be seen and get seen at this pool with its high-end clientele.
Shoreditch House, London
Located in the heart of one of London’s most distinctive and trendiest areas, private members club Shoreditch House has a heated rooftop pool open all year round. Celebrities hire out the roof for their own lavish gatherings, including Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw who held his 30th birthday there, comedian David Walliams enjoyed his wedding reception at the venue and David Beckham helped H&M launch his swimwear range around the stunning city pool.
Fasano Hotel, Rio De Janeiro
With the world eyes turning to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, The Fasano, on the famous Ipanema beach, brings contemporary cool and affluence to Rio surpassing the Copacabana Palace as the A-Listers choice of hotel.
The pool is made of white marble and you can stand out with the sea breeze blowing through your hair, admiring the ocean view and the Dois Irmãos Mountain in the background. Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and One Direction have all posed around the pool deck with a Caipirinha in hand.
Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monaco
It’s the pool party to be seen at during the Grand Prix weekend and Cannes Films Festival. It’s where the film stars mingle with Royalty for the annual Amber Lounge fashion gala. Watch models strut along the poolside, synchronised swimmers perform in the pool, Formula 1 drivers parading in their designer outfits whilst the yachts gently float in the background.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice
Rumour has it that the pool at the Cipriani was built to the wrong dimensions, hence why it is so vast. The pool has become a main feature of this romantic Venetian classic 5 star hotel, which oozes Italian elegance looking out over the waterways of Venice.
Guests have included Giorgio Armani, Joan Collins, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and even Royalty.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island is 500m off the coast of Abu Dhabi and is rapidly growing into the cultural hot spot of the Middle East.
Saadiyat Beach Club is a luxurious club set in the heart of this island, with an infinity pool overlooking the Arabian gulf, four poster beds set within the pool and aligned with bars, that do serve alcohol to its non Muslim guests. No one does bling like the Middle East, however this location is a little subtler than its neighbour Dubai, and still relatively undiscovered by the C-list. It’s the perfect venue for a high-end pool party.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
At 150m long, which is three times longer than an Olympic pool, the Marina Bay Sands hotel pool in Singapore is the largest infinity pool in the world. With lots of party space around this incredible pool and with the best views of the Singapore city skyline, it will really feel like you are partying on top of the world.
Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cannes
Regarded as one of the top ten hotels in the world, the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc has the golden era of Hollywood dripping from every pore. The pools, set into the rock, look out over the glistening Mediterranean, with tables set up for dinner, the bars set back from the deck and a balcony that any partygoer can pose on and channel their inner Grace Kelly or Cary Grant. The ultimate in any luxury pool venue.
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