REVEALED: World’s Most Photographed Pools on Instagram

In a bid to shake off those start of the year blues you’re likely thinking about locations you can escape to this year. Which got us thinking, what would we want to see outside our windows every day?

We tracked the four main pool hashtags of #poolgoals, #poolsoftheworld, #poolsofinstagram and #pooldesign to reveal the world’s most loved and Instagrammable pools. We determined the top 10 by identifying those that appeared most across all hashtags.

Pools are undeniably an integral part of our holidays, and we’re used to paying more to look at them outside our hotel window. But how much would it cost you get a snap like these?  

1

Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel Santorini

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £866*

Mystique is carved into the rugged Caldera cliffs and they have an infinity pool with amazing views to the Volcano and the Caldera. Instantly recognisable in photos from its bright gentle curves and sculpted arches, it’s a popular honeymoon spot. If you’re willing to splash out here, you can even get your own private infinity pool. 

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2

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £400*

Marina Bay Sands offers its guests the chance to relax in the world’s largest rooftop pool. The views overlooking Singapore’s city skyline are nothing short of spectacular. You’ll be gazing down on the city from 57 levels above making this a top contender on and a hotspot for the perfect Instagram post on this list.

3

Hanging Gardens Of Bali 

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £545*

The hanging Gardens of Bali was a repeat offender across all hashtags, making it one of the most photographed pools on the list. This spot has previously been named “The World’s Best Swimming Pool” by Condé Nast Traveller and earned a number one spot on Trip Advisor’s list.

The pool was designed by a specialist architect who wanted the swimmers the sensation of floating above the treetops. 

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4

Silica Hotel Iceland

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £520*

Staying at the Silica Hotel cheapest room, you’ll have views of the moss-covered lava that stretches from the terrace to the horizon. If you’re lucky, you can even have views of the geothermal resource park that gave life to the Blue Lagoon. Staying at the hotel will gain your premium access to the Blue Lagoon and the Silica Lagoon. However, you don’t need to stay at the hotel to access the Blue Lagoon and you can enter for as little as £30. The comfortably warm water is full of minerals that do wonders for your skin and hair.

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5

Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus Italy

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £200*

The main outdoor heated sky pool is 20 meters height and 25 meters in length. Although they do have a range of outdoor swimming pools to get those pictures for Instagram. Plus it also has the Alpenreych Spa with saunas and steam baths. You’ll also be able to experience breathtaking views of the Dolomites and the Vedrette di Ries Mountains from most areas of the hotel.

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6

Hotel Honegg Switzerland

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £830*

The spa at the Hotel Villa offers its guests the chance to become immersed in their 34ºC heated outdoor pool. Thanks to the views of the mountains, lake and sea of clouds in the valley below, this experience is one not to be missed. You can also enter the pool if you’re not staying at the hotel if you book in advance for around £70.

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@olstonn 

7

Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £600*

Hotel Xcaret México is located between the Riviera Maya forest and the turquoise expanse of the Caribbean. A hotel that integrates modernism, nature and tradition within its architecture. This hotel actually has many pools and even rooms with direct access to the pool from your terrace.

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8

King Street Townhouse Manchester UK

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £216*

King Street Townhouse Infinity Spa Pool overlooks the clock tower and great architecture of the Manchester Town Hall. The relaxation area also a steam room and is only available to residents of the hotel. It’s no surprise this location popped up on most hashtag as an infinity pool isn’t something you’ll often get to experience within the UK. It’s a great experience for Brits to get their Instagram infinity picture without hopping onto a plane. London is said to have the world’s first sky-high 360-degree rooftop infinity pool in 2020 which we’re sure will take over Instagram’s pool hashtags. 

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@northsouthtravels

9

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £515*

This Four Seasons Resort is in an idyllic location of Vietnam’s The Nam Hai. Guests will experience the sprawling tropical gardens on Hà My Beach along with the East Sea from the resort. They also have private gardens and terraces for those seeing privacy.

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10

Hacienda Na Xamena Ibiza

Peak Average Cost Per Night: £330*

As a hotel dedicated to your spiritual and physical well being, there’s plenty of spots around to relax. This hotel offers amazing sea views from its clifftop positioning. Located in Na Xamena, on Ibiza’s north coast, you’ll have plenty of breathtaking views to look at.

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Methodology  

All data was taken from Instagram and the main hashtags of #poolgoals, #poolsoftheworld, #poolsofinstagram and #pooldesign. The cost per night was taken from the hotel website and we searched their calendar and prices to reveal the peak cost. The Currencies on the hotel websites were converted to GBP so they might not be exact.