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My favourite infinity pools around the world...

I can still remember the first time I saw an infinity pool.

It was 2012 and I was travelling around Thailand with my cousin. We stumbled across this backpackers on the beachfront and they allowed the general public to use the pool if they bought a drink. The drinks cost about £1.50, so we were in!

The pool overlooked this beautiful view of the sea and if you stood at the right angle, you could barely tell where the pool ended and the sea began. It was stunning and such a fun trick on the eye and I'd never seen anything like it before.


Infinity Pool:

A swimming pool whose positioning gives the impression that it

merges into the surrounding landscape, especially the sea.


Since then, infinity pools have been popping up all over the world and I've pretty much made it my mission to experience that infinity pool illusion in some of the most incredible locations all around the world.

With travel being somewhat on hold - I've spent a lot of time over the past year getting more organised with my digital photo albums and allowing memories to come flooding back to me as my eyes lock onto those snapshot memories.

I wanted to "pool" together some of my favourite infinity pool images and share them with you in the hope that you will get inspired to indulge in some of these amazing views that I've been lucky enough to witness.

It's worth me pointing out that as stunning as the views are in these photos, nothing in this world beats seeing these views first hand.

Museum Hotel Cappadocia

I knew I would fall in love with this pool the second I laid eyes on it in the darkness before the run rose. If you've ever wondered where that stunning place is in the desert with the quirky landscape and hundreds of hot air balloons, it's this incredible region in Turkey called Cappadocia.

At around 5:45am as the sun starts to rise, you can float around in this heated pool and see little balls of fire start to light up in the distance. Then as it gets brighter, the balloons start to rise and you have access to the most beautiful view as all the hot air balloons take flight.

I was able to grab a day pass in the hotel to use the pool and facilities for the day and enjoy an outrageous breakfast - it was the best 40 euros I've ever spent!

Imbali Safari Lodge

Nestled in the middle of Kruger National Park, you'll find this beautiful safari lodge. We did two nights in a different lodge and headed here for one night to see a different side of the national park.

The pool here is an incredible feature is it sits right opposite a man-made watering hole. We sat there for hours and watched elephants, buffalo and warthogs hang around to quench their thirst.

That Retreat Place

Working as a content creator definitely has its perks! This retreat venue is in a stunning national park in Alozaina, Spain and I was sent here to capture some content and have access to the guest experience. There are only 4 suites on site, so you're pretty much guaranteed to have the pool to yourself during your stay! The landscape changes throughout the year and there's also a hot tub and sauna that overlook this incredible view.

Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives

Now this pool probably offered the best optical illusion, there were some days that I had to squint and tilt my head to see where the sea started beyond the pool.

This gorgeous pool in the Maldives looks out onto a shallow reef that you can walk extremely far out and still only be up to your calves. The sea was warm like a bath tub, so the pool was needed to cool down once we'd heated up too much in the sun. At sunset, this view was beyond breathtaking and the live acoustic band knew exactly how to set the mood.

I'm super curious to know what infinity pools have taken your breath away, or whether you have a few on your bucket list that you're itching to see!

In lockdown I decided to make my own "infinity pool" using a paddling pool, and it was nearly as much fun as some of the other pools I've been in - so don't feel disheartened if you need to start small for now 😅

I'll be talking so much more about some of my travel experiences and the lessons I've learned along the way in my brand new podcast: The Sherilyn Show! If you haven't yet subscribed, make sure you do as there's some pretty fun stories in there. Think of it as an extra long voice note from me to you!

Thanks so much for having a read of this blog. Let me know if you have any questions about the pools or anything else I've mentioned. I could talk about this stuff all day!

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Sandra Danish
Sandra Danish
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