Choosing a hotel with the best swimming options just got easier for visitors to Turks and Caicos. The Caribbean’s first “ocean pool” gives travelers that love finding the most unique resorts available an even more exciting option than choosing between an oceanfront room and the property with the best pool.
The Wymara Resort + Villas has taken soaking up the sun one step further by debuting the island’s first hybrid swimming option that blends the simplicity of a pool with the natural beauty of the ocean. This “in-ocean pool” consists of a nearly invisible wall that separates the resort’s maintained pool area from the rest of the ocean.
During high tide, guests can take advantage of the best version of the illusion when the pool’s carved rock walls are often completely covered. This typically makes it appear as though they are swimming in the open ocean, although they are still protected from drifting too far by the barrier just below the surface.
Throughout the rest of the day, the pool provides a breathtaking alternative to even the most minimalistic traditional pools. While the pool does not blend as flawlessly into the ocean at this time, it still provides a unique experience by bringing swimmers directly next to the waves.
When swimmers are ready for a break from the water, they can enjoy the adjacent tiki bar and deck filled with lounge chairs, as well as the resort’s beach club, fitness center, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, spa, and other amenities.
In-ocean pools first gained popularity throughout Australia, and they are beginning to pop up in other popular tropical tourist destinations.
This extra-aesthetic swimming option may still be a novelty in the Caribbean, but being the first to add one makes the Wymara Resort + Villas well worth staying at for visitors to the picturesque beaches and reefs of Turks and Caicos!