Make a Splash! Five Cool Pools to Enjoy in Summer
With the weather growing warmer, summer is no longer a distant dream. Soon many of us will be jetting off to beautiful destinations, with the plan of jumping into a pool or relaxing beside one. If you’re looking for inspiration as to where to go, here are Pilot PR's picks for the best cool pools to discover this summer:
Preidlhof - South Tyrol, Italy
Preidlhof - the award-winning luxury hotel & spa in South Tyrol, Italy - has just unveiled this sleek new Sky-Infinity Sport Pool. Located on the hotel's highest roof-top, the pool overlooks the picturesque village of Naturns, and offers breath-taking views of the surrounding lush, green hills and snow-capped mountains.
With a length of 20 metres and a modern time taking system, the pool offers swimmers the chance to get some proper training in whilst on holiday.
The pool is open all day from 7 am until 11pm, so guests can use it to get their morning off to a refreshing start, or to simply wind down in the evening after a day spent exploring. The pool is an ideal consistent temperature of 29 degrees, so it can be enjoyed whatever the weather.
An adults-only hotel, Preidlhof Hotel & Spa is the ideal escape for spa goers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Rates start from €160 per person, per night on a full board basis based on two sharing.
Hotel Quelle Nature Spa - South Tyrol, Italy
For quality family time this summer, Hotel Quelle, a 5-star “Nature Spa” in the Dolomites is the ideal option. One of the highlights of the hotel is this beautiful biological bathing pool situated amidst the hotel’s peaceful Vital garden area, which also includes a barefoot kneipp path and 24 water experiences.
Family Wellness is embedded in Hotel Quelle - from a dedicated family spa area and generous family rooms to guided family hikes to the hotel's own Mountain Hut, Hotel Quelle offers the ultimate feel good factor.
Rates for family rooms sleeping 3 to 5 people start from €1,050 per person for 6 nights on a full-board basis.
Cugó Gran - Menorca
If you want a more private escape, then the exclusive Cugó Gran in Menorca is ideal. This lovingly restored farmhouse offers secluded luxury in the heart of the Menorcan countryside. As well as offering wellbeing retreats and B&B escapes, the 12-bedroom Cugó Gran can also be rented on an exclusive use basis - the ultimate party house or venue for multi-generational holidays.
Cugó Gran’s impressive 26-metre swimming pool is set outside in the tranquil oasis of the grounds, offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean and Mallorca in the distance.
Rates start from €325 per room per night for a minimum three-night booking on a B&B basis.
Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour - Malta
If Cugó Gran in Menorca has piqued your interest, then its sister property Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour in Malta, will certainly also appeal. Brand new, the hotel opened in December in Senglea close to Valletta, the European Capital of Culture 2018.
A member of the exceptional Design Hotels™, a group of specially curated, impeccably designed hotels, this hotel is located with the iconic Sheer Bastion which was originally built in 1554 during the reign of Grand Master Claude de la Sengle. The hotel has a calming, minimalist style, which preserves original historic features to blend natural and traditional materials with modern, clean lines.
Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour’s pristine pool is located on an enchanting sun-terrace, set against the backdrop of an imposing historical fortress. The pool affords iridescent views of the Mediterranean Sea, and of the Vittoriosa waterfront, with Valletta on the horizon. The rooftop pool is especially magical at night, when the pool and lounge area is illuminated, so guests can swim under the stars.
Rates start from €159 per night.
Residences at The Little Nell - Aspen, Colorado, USA
If you want a pool with an incredible view, look no further than the Residences at The Little Nell, the only 5 star hotel in Aspen, Colorado. Its sophisticated rooftop pool is the ultimate place to see or be seen, with incredible 360 panoramic views of Aspen Mountain. Designed with curving stone walls and multiple seating areas, this pool provides privacy for those who seek it and a sleek socializing space for those who don't!
The rooftop is the ultimate place to watch Aspen’s annual spectacular 4th of July fireworks display or just to enjoy a relaxing swim after an action-packed day enjoying all that Aspen has to offer.
Rates start from USD750 per night.