Tag: pools

Apr 11, 2013

Mexico’s Hidden Beach at Marieta Islands

Mexico's Hidden Beach at Marieta Islands

Photograph by Modagaja on Panoramio Located in the mouth of Banderas Bay are the beautiful Las Marietas Islands, about 22 nautical miles west of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Formed by volcanic activity over thousands of years, the islands are a nationally protected bird sanctuary, also providing shelter for countless marine species. After years of scientific…

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Mar 14, 2013

Picture of the Day: Tranquility in Bali

Picture of the Day: Tranquility in Bali

TRANQUILITY IN BALI Photograph by Sean McGrath Set on a secluded hillside retreat high above the Ayung River, the Alila Hotel and Spa, located in the village of Payangan is home to one of the most beautiful infinity (zero edge) pools I’ve seen. The emerald-green swimming pool is matched by the lush…

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Aug 29, 2012

The Swimming Pool Illusion by Leandro Erlich

The Swimming Pool Illusion by Leandro Erlich

Swimming Pool by Leandro Erlich is an art installation with a permanent home at the 21st Century Museum of Art of Kanzawa, Japan. It has also had temporary installations at MoMAPS1 and the Venice Biennale. Conceived in 1999, Swimming Pool allows visitors to look down into a seemingly full pool of water with fully…

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Aug 20, 2012

The Breathtaking Melissani Cave in Greece

The Breathtaking Melissani Cave in Greece

Melissani cave can be found on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia in Greece. It is located about 2 km from the town of Sami and 10 km from the town of Argostoli. The caves are surrounded by forests, while a mountain slope is located to the west. Below you will find…

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Aug 16, 2012

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

Located in Brussels, Belgium, Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world. Designed for divers, Nemo 33 was first conceived by John Beernaerts in 1996. Its doors would eventually open to the public on May 1st, 2004. According to the Guinness World Records: The Nemo 33 diving pool has a…

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May 16, 2012

The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

At 1,013 meters (3,324 ft) in length with a total area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. It was listed officially as the largest swimming pool by area in the Guinness Book of World Records…

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Apr 7, 2012

The Giola Lagoon in Greece

The Giola Lagoon in Greece

On the beautiful island of Thassos, Greece lies a secluded lagoon near the village of Astris called Giola. This seaside gem is apparently quite a trek, but for those willing to make the journey, they are rewarded with an incredible natural pool to soak in the gorgeous views of the sea. For one…

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Mar 4, 2012

The Infinity Pool in the Sky

The Infinity Pool in the Sky

Photograph by Chia Ming Chien @ HumbleRooster.com On the 57th storey of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore resides the world’s largest cantilevered platform. Known as the SkyPark, it stretches longer than the Eiffer tower laid down, with an impressive 12,400 square meters (133,477 sq ft) of space. Much of that space…

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Apr 21, 2011

Jade Mountain: Where All Rooms Have Infinity Pools

Jade Mountain: Where All Rooms Have Infinity Pools

Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain in St. Lucia is one of the most incredible resorts the Sifter has seen. Each room has only three walls and a private infinity pool with stunning panoramic views of the beautiful Caribbean. A tropical oasis, this slice of heaven doesn’t come cheap, with nightly rates…

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Jul 20, 2010

25 Stunning Infinity Pools Around the World

25 Stunning Infinity Pools Around the World

Visually stunning and always situated on a gorgeous backdrop, Infinity pools are surely the most beautiful man-made pools in existence. Sit back, relax, and take a trip around the world through the lens of the infinity pool with these 25 incredible pictures. An infinity edge pool (also named negative edge, zero edge, disappearing…

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