Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Take the Plunge; Cool off in Style on Holiday in One of These Stunning Signature Swimming Pools

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Take the Plunge; Cool off in Style on Holiday in One of These Stunning Signature Swimming Pools

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With the weather so cold and miserable heading into winter, do you find yourself dreaming of a sunny summer holiday by the pool? Whether you want to work on your tan and sip on a craft cocktail or just splash around with the kids, a fabulous pool is often the highlight of your vacay. In fact, recent data shows that more than a third of Australian travellers say having a swimming pool is essential to have an enjoyable holiday.

With that in mind, Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million listings in more than 150,000 destinations around the world to bring you six properties with unique, signature swimming pools. Sure to add that something special to your upcoming summer trip, they've got guitar-shaped pools in Indonesia to romantic heart-shaped pools in Rimini, so get ready to cool off in style in one of these peculiar and picturesque pools.

1. Lagoon swimming pool in Salamander Bay, Australia

Located near Port Stephens in NSW's beautiful Hunter Region, Oaks Pacific Blue Resort features a giant, lagoon-style swimming pool you could spend hours in. Forming a giant ring around the accommodation, the pool is a perfect way to cool down on a sunny weekend away.

2. Heart-shaped pool in Rimini, Italy

After a romantic stroll down the city's seafront promenade, a dip in Hotel Sabrina Rimini's beautiful, heart-shaped pool is the perfect way to kick-start a weekend getaway with your bae. With warm temperatures almost year-round, famed filmmaker Fellini's home town beckons with its fresh seafood and stunning architecture. With free bike rentals from the property, you can explore the old town's narrow cobblestone streets and discover even more of Rimini's many charms.

3. Guitar-shaped pool in Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Just south-east of Bali, the small island of Nusa Penida is still a hidden gem. After exploring the island's numerous Instagrammable vistas, music lovers will appreciate a cooling dip in Kabeh Jati Garden Villa and Restaurant's unique guitar-shaped pool. …

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