5 Of The Best Natural Swimming Pools In The World 10th March 2016
Take inspiration from luxury swimming pools in magazines or exclusive hotels for your own swimming pool design, by all means, but don’t discount the power of natural ponds and pools. These can be incredibly beautiful and are sure to give you lots of ideas for your own pools. Here are five of the best to be found around the world.
Head to Chichen Itza’s Eco-Arqueological Park and you’ll find Ik Kil, a natural pit that was formed when the limestone bedrock collapsed, revealing the groundwater below. A staircase has been carved out of the rock so that people can make their way down to the pool.
Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon
This is absolutely stunning and a must-see for anyone with a penchant for swimming. You will need to make a reservation, however, and numbers of visitors are restricted by the tribe living on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.
Kuang Si Falls, Laos
Fancy a waterfall for your own unique swimming pool? Then you’ve got to go and see the Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang. This is a three-tier waterfall that works its way down to create shallow pools for people to swim in. Beautiful!
Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey
These mineral baths are thousands of years old and make for a very pleasant day out. What’s more, it’s thought that the water has healing properties so if you’re under the weather, this would be a great choice.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
You might not think that Iceland would be home to a warm water lagoon but that is most certainly the case. This natural pool is fed by water from the geothermal power plant and it’s also thought that the water has healing properties as well.