The hands-down winners are the indoor and outdoor pools (the former lined in gold tile, the latter framed by a stunning Pacific view) at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. We'll belatedly limit the competition, however, to pools that are open for use by the public.
The Phoenician 's mother-of-pearl pool sparkles in the Arizona sun as if it were filled with diamonds.
The river pool at the Hyatt Regency Cerromar Beach in Dorado, Puerto Rico, provides a quarter mile of twists and turns, accented with slides, waterfalls, and a cave.
Susan Mullins DePue
After seeing pictures in T&L of the stunning three-level pool at Amankila , we knew we had to go. Seemingly overflowing into the sea below, it alone justified the 23-hour journey to Bali.
A. R. Tenner and C. A. Beach
You can sit by the pool at the Kichwa Tembo Camp , in the Masai Mara in Kenya, and be just a fence away from the animals of Africa.
Karen and Jim LoBianco
Tierra Verde, Fla.
One portion of the Sheraton Grande Laguna 's pool, in Phuket, Thailand, has a gently sloped sand beach; another borders the rooms, so you can ease in right from your terrace. There are winding tributaries with hidden rocky coves; an island with palm trees; hammocks, bridges, and fountains. . . . It took a half hour to walk from end to end.