If you’re in Australia and have been outside at least once today, you’ll know it’s a bloody scorcher! So naturally, we’re on the hunt for any pool we can dip our toes – and our whole body – into in order to ease the sweaty pain.
Thankfully, Mantra and Booking.com have answered the call, and rounded up some of the country’s best pools to cool down in this weekend when the heatwave strikes us down.
From sandy-beach lagoons to rooftop pools in the city and infinity swimming pools perched above the beach, here’s your top 11 places to escape the heat…
1. Holiday Inn Old Sydney
When one thinks of Sydney’s iconic landmarks, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House may come to mind. Both can be appreciated from this rooftop swimming pool.
2. Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove QLD
The balmy weather in Tropical North Queensland calls for more than just one swimming pool. Peppers Beach Club & Spa at Palm Cove has a choice of three pools ranging from the serene rainforest rock pool and waterfall to the social lagoon pool with a sandy beach edge and swim up bar.
It’s the perfect place to pull up a sun-lounge and quench your summer thirst with some tempting tropical cocktails.
3. Crown Metropol Melbourne
It’s as if you are merging into the surrounding landscape, Melbourne’s mesmerizing city lights, in this infinity pool at Crown Metropol Melbourne.
4. BreakFree Alexandra Beach, Alexandra Headland QLD
Submerge into the quintessential summer beach holiday at BreakFree Alexandra Beach on the Sunshine Coast.
The resort’s 150m tropical lagoon pool boasts a waterslide and is large enough to find a little piece of serenity on comfortable sun-lounges and under large umbrellas. There are also two heated pools, a spa and the beach is just a stone’s throw away.
5. Koonyum Range Retreat, Byron Bay Hinterland
For ultimate rejuvenation and breathtaking views of rolling hills and ocean, this infinity pool is hard to ignore when staying at Koonyum Range Retreat.
6. Astral Tower and residences at The Star, Sydney
You will feel like a million dollars when swimming in this glamourous pool, even if the night before left you mourning the money you lost in The Star Casino.
7. Peppers Soul, Surfers Paradise QLD
There’s no cooler place to take to the pool than the sublime Peppers Soul at Surfers Paradise. The spectacularly tiered 25-metre podium pool overlooking Surfers Paradise Beach has plenty of room for swimmers and splashers alike.
Those seeking pool-privacy can book a Two Bedroom Plunge Pool Apartment, while the sporty can dive into the resort’s 25-metre indoor lap pool.
8. BreakFree Diamond Beach, Broadbeach QLD
The pools at BreakFree Diamond Beach at Broadbeach are more like a tropical aquatic playground than swimming pools. There’s a choice of two large lagoon pools with cascading waterfalls as well as a large children’s wading pool.
It’s the perfect choice for some summer family-fun.
9. Mantra 2 Bond Street, Sydney NSW
Lap up Sydney Harbour and cityscape views from the pool at Mantra 2 Bond Street. The rooftop pool and spa is the ideal place to chill-out after a busy day in the city or a solid day of shopping.
10. Orpheus Island Resort, Queensland
You could go snorkeling, diving and fishing, or you could just choose to relax in the swimming pool and enjoy the Coral Sea backdrop, the sun setting over the white sands and the bright pink sky.
11. Pullman Resort Bunker Bay
Perched high up, with views over Bunker Bay, this infinity pool is the perfect place to soak up the Western Australia.