The largest swimming pools in the world
There are many ways to travel, from business to leisure. Depending on the type of trip, we set certain expectations, we look for accommodation according to certain criteria, we want to be closer to some tourist attractions or beaches, we can combine relaxation with exploration and much more.
When we talk about stays in sunny destinations, we certainly want the accommodation unit to have a swimming pool, preferably indoors as well. No matter how much we want the sun to always be there, it can happen that on some days the weather is not favorable for us and then we look for alternatives. If we can't swim in the sea or the ocean, we take refuge in the pool.
We say that size does not matter, but in this case the size of the pools can influence the comfort of tourists. We also have a list of the largest swimming pools in the world. Maybe not the most attractive, but certainly very large in area.
Citystars Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt
In all of the specialty charts, the Citystars Sharm El Sheikh pool in Egypt ranks first. This pool covers an area of about 9 hectares. We find this pool including in the Book of Records as the largest artificial expanse with water.
Built in the middle of the Sinai Desert, three miles off the coast of Egypt, the Citystars Lagoon cost $ 5,5 million, and given its huge size, it takes a few weeks to fill it with salt water.
San Alfonso del Mar - Chile
Measuring about 20 acres and holding 66 million gallons of water, San Alfonso Del Mar is comparable in size to 6 standard backyard pools. The pool was built by the same company as the Citystars Lagoon in the first place, so they have some similarities.
The pool is located next to a beach and is full of salt water. Constantly, the water temperature is higher than the sea water temperature.
Mahasamutr - Thailand
The Mahasamutr Pool in Thailand ranks third, with an area of 17 acres. Size is not everything, because the pool is like a mini personal pool for club members and offers access to water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding and even sailing. There is also an island in the middle, full of luxury villas.
Las Brisas - Chile
Las Brisas de Santo Domingo is part of the exclusive Santo Domingo community located in the Valparaiso region of the province of San Antonio in Chile. The pool, developed by Crystal Lagoons, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and mimics its bright blue waters. At the time of its construction, the pool was the second largest of its kind in the world, after the nearby San Alfonso del Mar. 45 million liters of temperature-controlled water are pumped daily into the pool. It should be noted that swimming is not allowed in the ocean.
Laguna Bahia - Chile
We stay in Chile. The luxurious resort of Laguna Bahia has a swimming pool that covers an area of 150 square meters. It is large enough for water sports such as kayaking and windsurfing. There is a small children’s area and a long beach with plenty of space to relax.