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Wish you were here? 11 stunning hotel pools

Just looking at all this crisp, clear water will help cool you down

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The bright, fun pool at the La Loma residence of Cuixmala in Mexico will appeal to kids. Adults will love the private staff.

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This is the life. The pool at La Bastide de Marie, in the charming Provence village of Menerbes, is actually two, one slightly higher feeding into the other below.

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The pool at Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara by andBeyond is an African oasis in an area of Kenya rich with wildlife.

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While away the day on your own private ‘island’ at the Ganesvoort Hotel Turks + Caicos, a member of the 2013 Condé Nast Gold List.

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This gem at the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa isn’t a pool – it’s an amazing lazy river. The Pedernales River feels like the real thing thanks to low gradients and high volumes of water.

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This seemingly never-ending pool with jungle views can be found at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Costa Rica.

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This is how the other half swims. After exploring wineries and the Tuscan hillside, take a dip at at this villa-away-from-home, part of the Exclusive Resorts collection.

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Love the city but still want to refresh? Try the rooftop pool at the Gansevoort Hotel Park Avenue, 20 stories above Manhattan.

Magda Biernat

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Seeking romance? This pool at the One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas, is for adults only.

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When it’s hot outside the ‘free-form’ pool at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is the perfect spot for a dip.

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Prefer to be indoors? This is just one of 10 pools at the Spa at the Omni Grove Park Inn, located in the happening city of Asheville, N.C.

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