Activity10 breathtakingly beautiful swimming pools

We dive into some of Jumeirah’s most eye-catching sites for a soak and a swim

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1. To infinity and beyond – Mallorca

Gaze out at the sparkling Mediterranean Sea from this adults-only infinity pool. After a refreshing swim, you can soak up the sun on Tramuntana Terrace, where – thanks to Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa’s clifftop location – the dramatic mountain views continue.

Jumeirah Port Soller spa wellness hydro pool

 

2. Your own private paradise – Maldives

The private pools at Jumeirah Vittaveli’s luxurious villas beckon guests into the refreshing waters from sunrise to sunset. Sitting pretty in the turquoise-blue Indian Ocean, a stay in the Maldives is all about overwater living. Swing above the water in a hammock before sliding down an Ocean Villa chute into your own little patch of swimming pool paradise.

Jumeirah Vittaveli ocean villas

 

3. Soak up some spa chic – Dubai

Swim with a view 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf and looking out over one of the world’s most impressive urban skylines. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, La Prairie face and body products, relaxing massage treatments and romantic Moonlight Swim package, the centrepiece at the Talise Spa in Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has to be its serene swimming pool.

Burj Al Arab Talise Spa pool

 

4. Lose track of time on The Terrace – Dubai

Featuring a freshwater pool with a shaded swim-up bar and a saltwater infinity pool, The Terrace at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a water wonderland. Grab your goggles to gaze at the beautiful underwater tile mosaic before taking in the cityscape from a chic white sun lounger, luxury day bed or an air-conditioned cabana.

 

5. Plant-filled urban oasis – Dubai

With their crisp-white curtains and sun parasols, the cushion-strewn double day beds that surround Jumeirah Al Naseem’s three pools promise a secluded sanctuary. Step into the architect-designed gardens to discover towering palm trees, hanging chairs and peaceful walkways, before taking your pick of the property’s range of adult-only or kid-focused pools.

Aerial view of Jumeirah Al Naseem’s pools

 

6. Walk on water – Abu Dhabi

Stroll across the sand dune that separates the resort from the sparkling ocean at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, before taking a dip in one of three outdoor pools. With its swim-up bars and poolside restaurants, the focus here is on a gourmet island experience. Meanwhile, a wellness journey at the indulgent SPA treatment centre features a hydro pool, cold plunge pool and Moroccan bath and hammam.

Pool and sea at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island

 

7. Ottoman attraction – Dubai

Stained glass windows, colourful mosaics, tiled floors and star-shaped decorative flourishes at the Talise Ottoman Spa make for an attractive wellness destination. Inspired by a traditional Turkish hammam, the grand Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s wellness centre features a saltwater Thalassotherapy swimming pool, snow room and saunas. Outside, a 59m infinity pool occupies a prime spot on the Palm Jumeirah.

Talise Ottoman Spa interior

 

8. City centre swimming – Nanjing

Head to the 63rd-floor of Jumeirah Nanjing for an infinity pool with city-centre wow factor. Situated in the modern Sky Atrium, which was designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid – it offers an unparalleled opportunity to swim while soaking up Yangtze River views.

Sky Atrium swimming pool

 

9. Enter a tropical garden – Kuwait

Sitting at the heart of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, two swimming pools are set amid an enticing water garden complex. Keep out of the heat under the shade of a palm tree or the thatched roof of a cabana during the day and marvel as this stunning Kuwait City oasis is transformed into a twinkling enchanted garden when the lights come up each evening.

Infinity pool at Jumeirah Messilah

 

10. Palatial pools to plunge into – Dubai

Finally, is the wonderful infinity edge pool Celeste at the palatial Jumeirah Al Qasr. If the two kilometres of private beach weren’t enough then the elegant and oh-so Instagrammable new pool gazes out across the Gulf and the sandy shores.

Woman standing at Jumeirah Al Qasr's infinity pool