An architectural wonder in London, a tropical lagoon and a blue oasis set within miles of desert… Take a look at the world’s best hotel pools.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France

This venerable hotel on the French Riviera was a mansion owned by the fantastically named Hippolyte de Villemessant, founder of Le Figaro newspaper, before it opened as a hotel in 1870. Lost Generation writers such as Ernest Hemingway made it their French headquarters, while F.Scott Fitzgerald immortalised it as the Hotel des Etrangers in Tender Is The Night. The arresting infinity-edge pool was created in 1914, carved into a cliff overlooking Cannes Bay and the Lerins Islands.

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Amangiri, Utah, United States

Among the endless canyons of America's Southwest, Amangiri's pool makes the most of the resort's dramatic setting: 328 hectares of millenia-old rock formations. After a day of horseriding in Monument Valley or viewing the rugged beauty of the region by small plane, this gorgeous pool in a heaven-sent.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The infinity pool at this island idyll really does seem to go on forever, blending into the Indian Ocean and reflecting the whispy white clouds. From the 500-meter bridge that connects the two islands that make up the resort, visitors can view manta rays dancing in the clear sea below. Better yet, one island is family-friendly with a pool just for kids. The other has a lounge bar next to the infinity pool, a designated "quiet zone".

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