Imagine a swimming pool with views over a magnificent Gothic cathedral, a pristine Mediterranean beach, peaceful bay or spectacular LED and pyro-technic display hosting world class DJs. No need to imagine – here's a pick of Europe's best pools with a difference.

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel

Part of Ushuaїa Ibiza Beach Hotel, which has revolutionised the daytime party concept in Ibiza since its opening six years ago, the Ushuaїa pool is one of the most iconic pools among today's music lovers and trend-setters.  The ionic` poolside stage has developed a reputation for hosting the world's biggest DJs, with David Guetta, Axwell & Ingrosso, Martin Garrix and Hardwell all confirmed to take up residency this summer.

In what promises to set a precedent for daytime entertainment, guests can expect a mixture of high-energy performances, dazzling pyro-technics, sophisticated LED light functions and astounding acrobats.

Ocean Club Marbella

The jewel of one of Europe's most glamourous beach clubs, the central pool at Ocean Club Marbella is a stage for jet-set glamour, verve and sophistication, as well as legendary parties and events all summer long.

Surrounded by bespoke round leather beds, the pool is the focal point of outdoor party venue Ocean Club, which is well established among an international elite clientele and ranked as one of the largest consumers of Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy in the global hospitality sector. For the club's opening and closing parties, a huge floating stage is built across the pool, where VIP guests enjoy OC's renowned hospitality and world-class entertainment.

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Epitomising the Hard Rock spirit, where music is the theme throughout the hotel, the two pools at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza have special underwater speakers, so swimmers can listen to their favourite tunes as they do their laps! Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza offers something different to the poolside scene along Ibiza's famous Playa d'en Bossa, with live entertainment and spontaneous dance performances all-day long, which can be enjoyed from the pools' underwater sunbeds, which allows guests to soak up the sun while staying cool. The Splash Bar means bathers don't even have to leave the pool to order and enjoy Hard Rock's signature refreshments. In true Hard Rock style, weekly rock-star-styled pool parties will be on the agenda for this summer season.

Hard Rock Hotel lovers should also keep an eye out for the soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, which will feature three pools and a natural saltwater lagoon as well as an impressive main stage for visiting artists.

Can Alomar, Palma

Can Alomar Luxury Boutique Hotel, located in the heart of Palma city centre, offers its guests access to its beautiful Solarium terrace with fabulous views over Palma's impressive Gothic cathedral, the Bay of Palma and the Castle of Bellver from its elevated viewing tower. With a small pool and Jacuzzi, a relaxation area, and a full range of outdoor spa treatments, guests can enjoy a pampering break for both the body and the mind.

Michelangelo Resort & Spa, Kos

The Michelangelo Resort & Spa is a five star hotel on the island of Kos. Located on the Agios Fokas coast, the beachfront resort offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea from its 60m long infinity pool. In the middle of the pool is the Mediterranean bar, where guests can enjoy the view with a cocktail. The luxurious hotel is perfect for a couple's hideaway and the onsite Therme Spa has three treatment rooms, a beauty & hair salon, a heated indoor swimming pool and a sauna & steam room.