Maya Angelou

Best Hotel Pools by Summer 2012


Whether you prefer to swim or lounge in a chaise – cocktail in hand – a fantasy pool can go a long way toward guaranteeing a fine day. Luxuriate in these eight hotel pools chosen by Harper’s Bazaar. And, while your imagination is engaged, visit these hotel websites for availability. After all, winter is approaching.

The indoor pool at the Finca Cortesin Golf and Spa Resort in Spain with its high, white archways and columns will provide a peaceful haven from the salty sea and scorching sun.

At the private, members-only Soho Beach House in London, gazing out at wafting palm trees while resting on a soft recliner may make you wonder if you are in Miami or Beverly Hills.

The Hacienda Uayamon in Campeche, Mexico has carved a pool out of a 17th-century estate, keeping its original pillars. “It’s like bathing at an archaeological site,” Erin Hartigan writes.

As we are in a pool mood, check out Pools, a coffee table book by Kelly Klein. Also, watch La Piscine, the iconic 1969 French movie with Romy Schneider, Alain Delon and Jane Birkin.

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