The current issue of Conde Nast Traveler has a brief spread on the latest in hotel infinity pools. I enjoyed it because I think infinity pools are one of man's greatest unnecessary inventions. There is nothing like the pleasure of floating in a sparkling, aquamarine man-made pool that drops off into an even more spectacular background of aquamarine water, surely created by Mother Nature just for your high-falutin' vacation satisfaction.
The first infinity pool I soaked in was at the Regent Hong Kong (now the Intercontinental) in 1991. At the time, it was probably one of the most photographed pools of its kind. That's me in my red one-piece in the photo above.
Oh wait. That's a hotel publicity shot. But it IS me in the infinity pool on your right, high above the Pacific Ocean in Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica. I'm with my friend Steve and it's about 1997. I've been in many great infinity pools since ... most recently in St. Barts. I'm curious: What's your greatest infinity pool experience?