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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Shangri-La Toronto

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Shangri-La Toronto

This week’s Wanderlust Wednesday takes us to AFA’s hometown of Toronto, Canada. As a reflection of the best Toronto has to offer, the bottom portion of the 66 storey building is a hotel for visiting guests, while the upper portion is a condominium for Toronto residents. Shangri-La Toronto residents have access some of the best amenities in the city which include a 24-hour fitness center on the fifth floor complete with a yoga studio, 20-meter lap pool, hot tub, infrared sauna and the award-winning Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris.

From the Shangri-La’s unique vantage point, you can watch Toronto evolve into a world-class cosmopolitan city.

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Blanket Bay Lodge

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Blanket Bay Lodge

This week’s Wanderlust Wednesday takes us to the far-off shores of New Zealand. Blanket Bay Lodge is nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. On the Lodge’s lower ground level the Blanket Bay Spa features a therapy suite, steam rooms, gym and a Jacuzzi with magnificent lake and mountain views. In this spectacular corner of New Zealand discover endless ways to restore your physical and spiritual well-being. There is nowhere else on Earth where there are so many activities so close by – fly-fishing and heli-skiing, the country’s best hiking on the Routeburn or Milford Tracks, jet boating and kayaking, 4WD tours, horse riding, art trails and vineyards, plus flight-seeing over the World Heritage Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. Hidden away beside the Lodge, the 18m x 6m Outdoor Heated Lap Pool captures the alpine environment with glorious lake views to the south. The pool is open during the summer months.

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: La Mamounia

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: La Mamounia

This week’s Wanderlust Wednesday takes us to the elegant shores of Morocco. The opulent, Moorish-inspired La Mamounia hotel in Marrakech elevates Moroccan style to radiant, royalty-worthy heights. Surrounded by cultivated gardens, this elegant palace – with its dramatic drapes and plush sofas – has earned nods of approval over the years from notable guests including Winston Churchill. A recent refurbishment called on luxury-lifestyle experts and award-winning chefs to up the pampering even further.

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Youth Sports Complex

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Youth Sports Complex

This week’s Wanderlust Wednesday takes us along the banks of the beautiful Belaya River, in the Volga region of Russia. Youth Sports Complex is a multi-sports facility right along the waterfront in the booming city of Ufa. Despite the athletic name, it’s also a wonderful place for leisure. The warm water 25m outdoor swimming pool has a majestic view of the stars on a crisp winter evening. After your swim you can relax in the sauna, and then sit in the cozy juice bar for a cup of tea.



Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Tropical Islands Resort

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Tropical Islands Resort

At the intersection of German efficiency and the German yearning for warmer weather lies Tropical Islands Resort. Located in an old airship hanger, which also happens to be the world’s largest freestanding structure, Tropical Islands is home to the biggest indoor rainforest in the world, a beach, many tropical plants and a number of swimming pools, bars and restaurants. It is open around the clock, every day of the year.


Tropical Islands Resort

Euro 2016 Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Stade Nautique

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Stade Nautique

Even though we’re swimmers, we also love soccer! If you’re in France for the Euro Cup and need something to do between games, try dropping into the Stade Nautique in Auxerre, just south east of Paris. It boasts four heated indoor swimming pools with jacuzzi, and three outdoor swimming pools, one of which is olympic sized. If you’re coming in from a board short country, beware: the fashion police... I mean lifeguards… will make sure only Speedos are worn in the facility. Oh, and there’s a water slide. 


Stade Nautique

Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Laucala Island Resort

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Laucala Island Resort

A private island refuge in the South Pacific, Laucala unites dramtic rainforest-laced landscapes and white sandy beaches with unparalleled levels of luxury and privacy. Impeccably furnished bedroom and living areas open to private gardens, each with an infinity-edge pool lit by Tikki torches come dusk. Villas come with a buggy, so guests are free to explore the resort at their leisure.


Laucala Island Resort

Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Blue Waters Hotel

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Blue Waters Hotel

With several freshwater pools, secluded beach coves and 17 acres of stunning tropical gardens, Blue Waters is at the forefront of luxury living. Epitomizing luxury and elegance, Blue Waters is the idyllic tropical paradise which every person dreams about.


Blue Waters & Cove Suites

Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Thompson Hotel Toronto

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Thompson Hotel Toronto

Toronto isn’t known for an ultra-luxury pool scene, but the AFA team is in agreement that the 6ix’s pool place to be is the Thompson Hotel downtown. One of the city’s few rooftop swimming locations, swimmers can enjoy beautiful views of the Toronto skyline from King West. There are also residences for Torontonians. Sometimes there’s no place like home.


Thompson Hotel Toronto

Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Tour Odeon

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Tour Odeon

If your $400 million dollars is burning a hole in your pocket and need somewhere nice to evade taxe…retire comfortably, you might consider this sweet penthouse suite at Tour Odeon in Monaco. The Tour Odeon, a double-skyscraper being built by Groupe Marzocco SAM near Monaco’s Mediterranean seafront, will contain a 3,300 square-meter (35,500 square-foot) penthouse with a water slide connecting a dance floor to a circular open-air swimming pool.


Tour Odeon