Ho­tel pools for a night swim

Kick back in th­ese ho­tel pools when the stars come out

Time Out (Melbourne) - - TRAVEL SPECIAL -

1 Crown Metropol Ho­tel Mel­bourne

Crown Metropol Mel­bourne’s in­door in­fin­ity pool, lo­cated on Level 27 of the tower, fea­tures views across the city’s CBD. Take a dip in the pool that’s en­cased in a twofloor high space with floor-to-ceil­ing win­dow, or score one of the day beds and lounges on of­fer up un­til 9pm ev­ery day. à www.crown­ho­tels.com. au/crown-metropol-mel­bourne.

2 Fair­mont the Palm Dubai

Set on the beach among palm trees, the adults’ pool looks across to the sky­crap­ers of the city and is open daily till 9pm. Drinks and snacks are avail­able pool­side. àwww. fair­mont.com/palm-dubai.

3 Four Sea­sons Re­sort Maui, Hawaii

Sit­ting in an in­fin­ity pool at sun­set with a Mai Tai in hand, watch­ing North Pa­cific Hump­back Whales breach, is one of the most amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to be had at any ho­tel in the world. àwww. foursea­sons.com/maui.

4 Four Sea­sons Shang­hai at Pudong

On Level 41, swim af­ter 11pm in an 18-me­tre in­door in­fin­ity pool you can book all to your­self, tak­ing in views of sky­scrapers and the Huangpu River. Then staff will ar­rive with canapés and Cham­pagne to top off the ex­pe­ri­ence. àwww. foursea­sons.com/pudong.

5 Qualia, Hamil­ton Is­land

All of the ‘Wind­ward’ pavil­ions (vil­las) at Qualia have pri­vate plunge pools, mean­ing you can look at the Whit­sun­day stars from the wa­ter any time of night. If you’re look­ing for more com­pany, catch the last rays of the day at the Peb­ble Beach pool. àwww. qualia.com.au.

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