You Can Actually Go Sailing in the Largest Swimming Pool in the World

San Alfonso del Mar, a luxury resort in Chile, boasts the largest swimming pool in the world, and we’re not just talking “it can fit the whole family and then some” big. The Crystal Lagoon is so big, you can literally sail a boat from one end to the other. Yeah, that big.

The saltwater pool contains 66 million (!) gallons of crystal-clear, filtered seawater and is 3,323 feet long. That’s equivalent to lining up 20 Olympic-size pools in a row. But be careful if you wander into the deep end; while you might be able to see all the way to the bottom, at its deepest, the pool floor is 115 feet down.

Check out these incredible Instagram pics before you book a trip to the resort ASAP. Sailboat optional.

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Those bright and colorful sailboats are just waiting for a spin around the pool.

Don’t forget to eat a PowerBar before you head out to do laps. Or just lap.

Easily the prettiest kayak trip you’ll ever take.

If you need us, we’ll just be lounging in the gorgeous glass pyramid.

Or hanging in the Olympic-size kiddie pool.

Seriously. It doesn’t get better than this.

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