Are you in the mood for a luxurious escape? Summer is here, perfect time to enjoy holidays in curated properties, scattered like hidden gems across Europe, where each pristine pool invites you to embark on a journey of rejuvenation and bliss. From the sun-kissed landscapes of Spain to the ancient allure of Italy, the picturesque allure of Greece, the alpine charm of Austria, and the timeless elegance of Switzerland, these extraordinary havens effortlessly blend exquisite architecture with their natural surroundings. Prepare to surrender yourself to a world where time slows down and the water becomes a gateway to sheer tranquility.
Founded in 2009 by Iain Ainsworth and a group of trusty fellow aficionados, this visionary endeavour was born out of a shared appreciation for genuine hospitality and an unyielding adoration for creative expression. Fuelled by an insatiable curiosity, a zest for exploration, and a palate for fine cuisine, THE AFICIONADOS blossomed into an exclusive “virtual club” for those who seek transcendence beyond the ordinary.
Serving as both an online sanctuary and a tangible source of inspiration, THE AFICIONADOS curates a melange of meticulously chosen boutique hotels, exquisite villas, local purveyors, and one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures. This amalgamation is infused with boundless creativity, a distinct narrative, and an innate warmth that emanates from its very core.
Best Swimming Pools in Europe
Let’s discover our selection of breathtaking destinations that redefine the art of relaxation. Prepare to indulge your senses as we present a curated collection of exquisite swimming pools that are Vogue-worthy in their elegance and allure.
Europe’s Best Swimming Pools: Beausite, Zermatt, Switzerland
Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Zermatt, Switzerland, BEAUSiTE’s spa offers a sanctuary to replenish the soul. In the steamy infinity pool, swimmers can gaze at the majestic Matterhorn, a sight that harmonizes with the rhythm of each lap. The custom-designed wooden Nohrd gym, adorned with House of Hackney wallpaper, invites guests to engage in invigorating workouts. As you explore the wet zone, a whimsical installation titled ‘Swymposium’ by Swiss artist Daniel Cherbuin accompanies your journey, where a bubbly whirlpool, Finnish sauna, Hammam, infrared cabin, and Vitarium await to rejuvenate your senses.
Europe’s Best Swimming Pools: Milla Montis, Maranza, Italy
In the idyllic village of Maranza, Italy, Milla Montis presents an outdoor infinity swimming pool that captivates with its perfect positioning. Specially sculpted loungers invite guests to unwind while embracing the mesmerizing mountain views, even as delicate snowflakes fall. The nearby trickling stream adds a soothing ambience to the atmosphere, while in the heat of summer, you can refresh your spirit by dipping your toes into the icy water that flows from the Dolomites.
Europe’s Best Swimming Pools: Forsthofgut, Leogang, Austria
Discover a resort of natural wonders in Leogang, Austria, at Forsthofgut. With the majestic Leogang Mountains as your backdrop, the challenge lies in choosing which pool to luxuriate in. Water, a holistic element of the experience, embraces guests through a selection of pools, lakeside pods, and terraces. True water enthusiasts will find solace in the embrace of the organic 1,500m² bathing lake, where reed decked loungers provide a tranquil oasis. Alternatively, rejuvenate your body and mind in the invigorating Onsen pool or indulge in the pool that seemingly floats above the captivating landscape.
Europe’s Best Swimming Pools: Santorini, Greece, Aenaon Villas
On the mesmerizing island of Santorini, Greece, Aenaon Villas beckons with unparalleled luxury and the awe-inspiring wonder of Caldera-watching. Positioned to provide an exclusive front-row seat, guests can relish this natural spectacle without the crowds, experiencing true luxury in its purest form.
Europe’s Best Swimming Pools: Miramonti, Avelengo, South Tyrol, Italy
Perched on the mountainside with a majestic forest as its backdrop, Miramonti in Avelengo, South Tyrol, Italy, is a true testament to the harmonious fusion of nature and architecture. The salt-water pool, a pinnacle of sophistication, offers a mountain infinity experience that evokes the sensation of swimming atop the Alps. Ancient volcanic slabs and Pfitscher silver quartz embrace the pool, creating an enchanting cave-like grotto that adds a touch of magic to the setting.
Europe’s Best Swimming Pools: Gloriette Guesthouse in South Tyrol, Italy
Prepare to be captivated by Gloriette Guesthouse in South Tyrol, Italy, where beauty takes center stage. Offering a panorama of horizon views across the magnificent Dolomite peaks, this architectural gem embodies the essence of true wellness. The aerial structure, adorned with bronzed panels, presents an irresistible allure. Above the pool, a canopy of crisscrossing steel rods dances in mesmerizing geometry, creating an enchanting play of light and shadow upon the sparkling blue waters.
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