Pool Party: Cayo District
A good pool is great at holding a lot of water. A great pool is good at that, plus it can hold its own as a piece of architecture.
Where: Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
Why: If you spring for a deluxe cabana at this rustic luxe lodge, they throw in a private plunge pool. But you won’t want to throw yourself into this one. No, no, you need to savour slipping into the cool, clear water of this infinity-edged lookout. The sculptural steps that wrap the wall give this pretty pool an M.C. Escher edge and make the watery entry easy to regulate. You will, however, have a much more difficult time leaving.
Charlie Scott is considering installing an office plunge pool for the muggy summer months in Toronto.