The Maldives is famed for many things – pearl white sands, turquoise waters, and charming overwater and beachfront villas. Whilst the ocean takes pride of place, swimming pools form the heart of many Maldives resorts, creating the perfect haven to start the day right, or unwind after a day of exploring.
The allure of a pool might be in the way it blends seamlessly to its natural surroundings, or it may be a statement piece in itself. Whether seeking a pool with an electric ambience and a buzzing bar, an Olympic-sized offering for long morning swims, or an infinity pool running directly into the surrounding ocean waters, here are some of the Maldives’ most incredible swimming pools that are sure to make a splash…
Atmosphere Kanifushi – The Liquid Pool
Atmosphere Kanifushi is a secluded island haven, surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and laden with soft white sands and evergreen fauna – it exudes tranquility. This 5-star resort boasts a wide array of activities to help guests relax and re-energize, including the impressive Liquid Bar & Pool.
The Liquid Bar & Pool is one of the most favored locations on the island to unwind, absorb, and embrace the relaxed Maldivian Island vibe. Elegant, airy interiors offer comfortable seating, with poolside hammocks and beach cabanas spread along a stunning 50-meter pool overlooking the ocean. Perfect for some much-deserved pool time, and great for longer length swims.
Poolside, guests can enjoy a selection of cocktails, beers, and wines, along with a plethora of soft drinks, all included in the all-inclusive Kanifushi Plan.
OBLU SELECT Lobigili – Swing Bar Infinity Pool
Lobigili translates from Maldivian as ‘Love Island’ (‘Lobi’ meaning love; ‘Gili’ meaning island.) This title is not without reason, as this adults-only island manifests a calming and romantic atmosphere.
OBLU SELECT Lobigili is dedicated solely to couples, and the Swing Bar Infinity Pool is the perfect spot to relax and spend quality time with your significant other. The infinity-style pool is one of the largest of its kind in the Maldives and gives the illusion of it being an extension of the ocean, which sits just meters beyond the water’s edge. A sunken bar also means that a cooling drink is never more than a short swim away, with a wide selection of cocktails, beers, and wines to choose from on the all-inclusive Lobi Plan.
OBLU SELECT Sangeli – Sangs Bar Pool
The beauty of OBLU SELECT Sangeli is in its stunning landscape – the island swoops around in a horseshoe shape, with the ocean lying beneath a thin, curved jetty, adorned with villas on either side.
The Sangs Pool follows a similar rule, arched to match the curvature of the coastline and offering jaw-dropping views of the ocean beyond. Featuring comfortable deck chairs, loungers and shade umbrellas, it’s the ideal spot for a morning coffee or afternoon aperitif, again all included as part of the all-inclusive Serenity Plan. The bar is just meters away, or resort staff will be more than happy to take your requests from the comfort of your lounger.
OBLU NATURE Helengeli – Adults-Only Infinity Pool
OBLU NATURE Helengeli is known as the ‘Nature Island’ in the COLOURS OF OBLU crown – an archipelagic utopia that blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings.
The adults-only pool stands as a testament to that mantra, designed specifically to blend with the nearby ocean and tropical island foliage. Complete with deckchairs and umbrellas, this is the ultimate spot to relax alongside nature. Resort guests can enjoy a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the nearby Helen’s Pool Bar, as part of the inclusions in the Island Plan.
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts is one of the Maldives’ most dynamic and fast-growing hospitality companies, offering distinctive Indian Ocean travel experiences across its brands – COLOURS OF OBLU and By Atmosphere. Those looking to escape the UK winter and opt for warmer climes can choose an all-encompassing Maldives experience with Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, with all properties offering generous Resort Plans to ensure a hassle-free, memorable holiday.