Take a dip in the poshest swimming pools in Singapore – complete with killer rooftop views, private cabanas, cocktails, and the works!
With a cluster of swoon-worthy pools popping up in Singapore, we can’t help but bust out our best bikinis and stylish trunks and relax in the cool waters of the city’s sexiest pools. These swimming pools in Singapore are posh, stunning and perfect to frolic in during a staycation, a well-deserved day off, or a romantic escape. Go on, take the plunge!
Marina Bay Sands
Obviously, this list wouldn’t be complete without the infinity pool Marina Bay Sands Hotel, which has seen countless celebrities like David Beckham (be still, our beating hearts!), Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber frolicking in it. Perched 57 floors above the iconic building, it feels like you’re swimming on the edge of the world. Plus, the drop beyond the pool edge adds a little bit of risk to the experience.
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, p. 6688 8868
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
Located conveniently within Singapore’s most iconic shopping district, the swimming pool at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is affectionately referred to as BayWatch, though it’s hardly associated with Hollywood glitz and slo-mo running lifeguards. Instead, it’s a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of human traffic below; its cool waters are perfect for frolicking in, or simply spending a lazy afternoon poolside with a book or drink in hand.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858, p. 6708 8888
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Set in the nexus of the CBD, right at Tanjong Pagar Centre, the 30-metre long infinity pool at Sofitel Singapore City Centre is the perfect idea of refuge from the buzzing city streets. Slip and slide into an urban escape as you relish in the tranquil surrounding and beautiful view of the Pinnacle@Duxton.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
The Pool Deck at Outpost Sentosa, Village Hotel and The Barrack Hotel
In case you didn’t know, Sentosa has gifted us with three new hotels (Village Hotel Sentosa, The Outpost Hotel Sentosa and The Barrack Hotel), all packed with different experiences for every type of staycationer. But let’s move straight to the pool. That Pool Deck (pictured above) on level three is what dreams are made of. Shared among the three hotels, the Pool Deck encompasses four fun themed pools. Dive into the Pamukkale Pool inspired by the original pools in Turkey or kick it back on a donut float at the Lazy River Pool. Those with kids can enjoy fun water features, slides and even a man-made “beach” at the Children’s Play Pool. Does your agenda include a whole day of sun soaking? The Adventure Pool is the place to be. Fair warning: you’ll probably have to surgically remove yourselves from the deck.
Pool Deck, Level 3, enter via The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, Village Hotel Sentosa or The Outpost Hotel Sentosa
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Another hotel located in the heart of Singapore’s Orchard district, the swimming pool located at the fifth level of Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel beckons you to kick off your heels, throw on your bikini and bliss out. Take a dip in this chic resort-styled pool after a day of shopping, or enjoy an evening dip amongst the reflection of lights cast by the nearby ION Orchard mall.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza, 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865, p. 6735 5800
Hard Rock Hotel
Love the beach, but hate the salty seawater? Then this swimming pool is for you. Located at Sentosa’s Hard Rock Hotel, this man-made beach provides all the joys of a natural beach, and it’s even got its own volleyball court… Feeling thirsty but you don’t want to get out of the pool? Head over to the poolside bar for a refreshing cocktail quencher!
Hard Rock Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269, p. 6922 6888
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa
A 33-metre pool surrounded by free-roaming peacocks and lily ponds? Classy. Take an evening dip in the pool and swim amongst the gentle caress of the pool lights, or enjoy a peaceful swim alone (or a romantic one with your hun) with one of the many private pools assigned to each villa.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099891, p. 6708 8310
Village Hotel Changi
This one’s a bit of a trip to the East, but for privacy this pampering? Worth it! With an infinity pool located eight floors up, it provides a spectacular view of Changi Beach with the calming sea breeze rustling through your hair. With its location being far removed from the city centre and palm trees swaying in the distance, this place is the epitome of an idyllic retreat.
Village Hotel Changi, 1 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508502, p. 6379 7111
W Singapore Sentosa Cove
Skivvy down to your bikini and bid all your worries goodbye, as you sip on a cocktail from the WET Bar without even having to step out of the pool. It features its own underwater speaker system and each private cabana comes with its own iPad, iPod and mist fan. You can even make that cheeky cabana boy fantasy come true – there will always be someone to answer your every beck and call.
Private cabanas are complimentary and available in two-hour sessions on a first come, first-serve basis. Access to the pool is free for hotel guests but non-guests can gain access for $45++ on Mondays to Thursdays, between 7am-7pm.
W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa, Singapore 098374, p. 6808 7288
Park Hotel Alexandra
Fancy taking a refreshing swim with sweeping views of the Southern Ridges? Then head seven floors up to the stunning 25-metre infinity pool at Park Hotel Alexandra in Queenstown. Located far from the hustle and bustle of the city, this rooftop oasis couldn’t be more perfect – just swim up to Aqua Luna, the adjoining pool bar, if you fancy a sundowner after an invigorating dip.
Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972, p. 6828 8888
Sofitel So Singapore
There’s something incredibly seductive about bathing in the warm radiance of Sofitel So’s pool, which is outfitted in gold tiles. Never mind the fact you’re within the CBD; the glittering lights from the skyscrapers look like stars in the night sky when you’re having a divine soak in the waters.
Sofitel So Singapore, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876, p. 6701 6800
Lie in one of the water sunbeds and meditate to the sound of the poolside fountains after finishing your sun salutations in the Mandarin’s outdoor yoga pavilion. Even though you can trace the outline of the cityscape with your fingertip, the world couldn’t feel farther away as the tranquil pool helps you enter a quiet state of mind.
Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, p. 6338 0066
It’s almost as if you’re amidst the tiered hillsides of Ubud when you’re taking a dip at Capella’s three-levelled swimming pool. The greenish tinge of the pool’s tropical surroundings and the vast South China Sea just before your eyes acts as the perfect romantic backdrop.
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, p. 6377 8888
PARKROYAL on Pickering
Hide away in one of the cocoon-like cabanas by the pool if you’d like some privacy. The minimal décor, warm lighting and spectacular views of the city also make for infinite romantic possibilities.
PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289, p. 6809 8888
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Make it all the way to Changi Airport for Crowne Plaza’s hidden tropical resort pool to feel like you’re on a holiday without actually leaving the country. The landscaped greenery is reminiscent of our neighbouring islands, and apart from the engine roar of planes overhead, the peaceful surroundings provide some divine alone-time.
Crowne Plaza Changi Aiport, 75 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819664, p.6823 5300
The sleek, Balinese-inspired décor, coupled with the colourful city lights as a backdrop, makes this stunner a perfect spot for a mini-moon. The round, cushioned beds on the sun deck are also just right for two to get cosy in, post-dip.
Naumi Hotel, 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396, p. 6403 6000
Ascott Raffles Place
Swimming can be an intimate affair, especially when it’s at Ascott Raffles Place pool since its glass walls leave virtually nothing to the imagination. But who cares? Bikini-ready or not, the inviting waters are calling our names.
Ascott Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore 049247, p. 6577 1688
Fullerton Bay Hotel
A serene escape from the chaos of the city down below, the pool is surrounded by a gorgeous tropical landscape, like an oasis amidst the harsh concrete jungle. Treat yourself to one of the hotel’s signature cocktails after a light lap or two, then watch the sun as it sets into the fiery glow amidst the backdrop of the CBD. Ahh… the life!
Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, p. 6333 8388
Oasia Hotel Downtown
If you’re thinking about jetting off to the Maldives for some sun and crystal-blue waters, we’d recommend this hotel located in the heart of our Central Business District. A definite go-to staycay spot – check out our full review of Oasia Hotel Downtown – this hotel houses three different swimming pools all under one roof. Take in breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline at their infinity pool (exclusive to club guests only) or have an evening dip under the stars at their rooftop pool.
Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333, p. 6881 8888
Owned by Hilton, Conrad Centennial has a 20-metre outdoor pool, and it’s a sure-fire sweet spot for a night swim. Bask in the surrounding cityscapes and twinkling lights from The Singapore Flyer with your beau. What better place for a romantic night out?
Conrad Centennial, Two Temasek Boulevard, Singapore, 038982, p. 6334 8888
Swissotel Merchant Court
Just a walk away from Clarke Quay’s buzzing nightlife, this newly refurbished hotel features a huge outdoor pool complete with water slides (for the kids) as well as a relaxing Jacuzzi. Boasting rejuvenating spa packages and a two-storey fitness centre, this hotel is the ideal destination for a weekend retreat to get rid of life’s stresses.
Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, p. 6337 2288
Just like its unique architecture, the pools at Fairmont hotel are circular, and spot-on for a romantic sunset swim with your other half. Back from a fancy dinner and dressed too swanky to get your toes wet? Sit back and unwind with a cocktail in hand by the pool, as you relish the cool nighttime breeze.
Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189560, p. 6339 7777
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Soak in the sun or hide away in a private cabana (equipped with individual ceiling fans) for a sluggish afternoon siesta. Famished after laps in the pool? Head over to Oasis restaurant close by for some satisfying nosh!
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore, Singapore, 228211, p. 6738 1234