The Norman Pool
The days of summer will seem to stretch on forever at The Norman’s infinity pool. This is definitely a pool for pleasure, serious swimmers would be better off clocking in laps elsewhere. For those looking for a stylish respite from the gritty Tel Aviv streets, there is no better place than this urban rooftop gem. The Norman was declared the world’s best boutique hotel by Jetsetter magazine. If arduous task of floating in an infinity pool is proving to be a bit too much, don’t panic, cocktails, English high tea, and classic great books await at The Norman’s genteel Library Bar.
The Norman Boutique Hotel, Nachmani St. 23-25, Tel Aviv, Israel, +972 3 543 5555
Widely considered the crown jewel of Tel Aviv pools, the open-air Gordon Pool is an amenity-rich luxury hot spot. Built on Tel Aviv’s promenade in 1956, Gordon Pool has a long history of attracting celebrities and the city’s upscale crowd. After a period of neglect, it was restored to its former glory in July 2009. The complex actually houses three pools. The 50-meter Olympic pool, a children’s pool, and a toddler pool. And while the beach is only a few steps away, chances are, you won’t even miss it. Unlike typical pools, Gordon is pumped with mineral-rich salt water, with a fresh scent that practically transports swimmers to the ocean. Enjoy sun beds, swimming lessons, a café, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, all with a tranquil view of palm trees and the Tel Aviv Marina.
Gordon Pool, Eliezer Peri St. 14, Tel Aviv, Israel, +972 3 762 3300
Jimmy’s Pool at Dizengoff Center
Imagine a fun-filled evening of happy hour and restaurant hopping on trendy Dizengoff Street, followed by a 2 A.M. dip in the pool to wind down a perfect night. With eight swimming lanes in a 20-meter indoor heated pool, Jimmy’s is likely the best pick in the heart of Tel Aviv for dedicated swimmers night or day, winter or summer. There is also a system in place to ensure that each swimmer has his or her own lane, without interference. Located on the top floor of bustling Dizengoff Center, the airy atrium also offers a sundeck, table tennis corner, and computer and internet station.
Jimmy’s Pool, Dizengoff Center B, Floor 3, Tel Aviv, Israel, +972 3 620 1130