At Kayak, we’re committed to giving you a perfect combination of quality and value. Not every pool company is like this, however. Some pools come with price tags that are hard to believe. Around the country, you will find some of the most beautiful and creative, but most expensive, pools ever built.
Located in Phuket, Thailand, the pool at this resort’s hotel is worth $1 million. The resort itself has been consistently rated as one of the most luxurious in Asia. The pool is a huge contributor to this designation, with its 269 square feet of water and floating pavilion located directly inside the pool. Guests of the Sarojin Resort can book in-pool massages overlooking the Indian Ocean.
The Nemo 33 pool in Brussels, Belgium would set the average pool owner back $3 million. With a maximum depth of 108 feet, Nemo 33 is ideal for expert divers. Its construction took 7 years, and now guests can explore the entire pool via several underground tunnels and rooms built right in. Certified Belgian divers pay only a nominal fee to get in and practice their diving. The pool also offers diving classes.
Lev Leviev Pool
This is the private pool of Israeli billionaire Lev Liviev, who now lives in London. Its cost is estimated at $68 million, making it one of the most expensive pools in the world. Mr. Leviev’s pool not only includes a private spa and sauna but also solid gold pool tiles. The cover is retractable, so the pool area can be transformed into a ballroom at any time.
Seagaia Ocean Dome
Located in Miyazaki, Japan, the Seagaia Ocean Dome is worth $2 billion. It’s 328 feet wide and almost 100 feet long, making it one of the largest indoor pools in the world. Currently, the pool is closed for renovation, but when it reopens, resort guests can enjoy features like a retractable roof, waterslides, a wave pool area, and an artificial volcano.
Located in California and worth $10 million, the pool at Hearst Castle is one of the United States’ most expensive. It was designed to resemble ancient Roman baths, and to that end, used plenty of expensive mosaic tile. Built between 1924 and 1936, the Hearst Castle pool is also one of the oldest and most historic in the U.S.