Bali is known for its stunning infinity pools that overlook lush jungles, stunning beaches and volcanoes. However, one edge pool might be giving traditional infinity pools a run for their money. The pool located at the Oneeighty day club at The edge resort in Uluwatu is not for the faint of heart.
The pool sits at the edge of a cliff, elevated 500 feet above the Indian Ocean. When swimmers reach one end of the pool, they can see that the bottom is made of transparent glass. They can also look down at the beach and ocean below while feeling the sensation of being afloat.
The Instagrammable resort is quite the attraction for tourists. General admission costs 450,000 Indonesian rupiahs, which translates to about $27 US dollars.
Over the years, infinity pools have become a social media status symbol, according to the Outline. Social media influencers commonly pose in pools that appear to have vanishing edges, in an effort to flex an upscale lifestyle.
“I’d say that an infinity pool is almost a requirement at a luxury hotel in 2018, especially at oceanfront properties where it’s key to make the most of the views,” Megan Wood, a travel editor, told the publication. “Everyone wants that shot where they’re alone in the infinity pool, back to the camera, looking out into the sea. A kidney-shaped pool just doesn’t bring the same drama.”
While the cost of visiting an infinity pool can be hundreds of dollars in the U.S., Bali offers numerous affordable options to tourists due to favorable exchange rates. Watch the clip above to see how surreal the experience of swimming in an infinity pool is.
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