World’s Strangest Hotel Pools  (2)


LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Fresh off of a mid-June reopening for the season, this beautiful hotel’s heated outdoor pool, located in Le Cinq Mondes Spa, is high up in the Swiss Alps and literally carved into the snow. Another perk: ski-in, ski-out access, which allows for even more pool time as you’re not wasting it trekking to the lift.

The Tank, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Where else but Sin City would a hotel devise such an adrenaline-seeking theme to its poolside atmosphere? Tucked into the Golden Nugget property is The Tank, where sharks swim in a glass-enclosed structure and humans coast down a 30-foot water slide that’s separated from the fish.

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet

The stunning view of the Himalayas from your room isn’t the only artful aspect of this nearly 5-year-old luxury hotel. Take a dip in the gold pool, located inside the 11,700-square-foot spa’s Iridium Room. Because each tile in the pool is gold, it literally glows. The black-and-white sea serpent hovering above makes it an even more magical experience.

Aqua Dome, Tyrol, Ötztal , Austria

Looking like a scene from a fantasy film, the three pools at this hotel in Austria’s Ötztal region resemble UFOs. Even weirder are the underground tunes and light shows in one. If you can get over the oddity, the reward is a great view of the mountains while you take in the healing therapies of the sulfurous water in one of the pools.