In Singapore’s tropical climate, there’s nothing more welcoming than a dip in the cool waters of a hotel pool after a day of exploring the city in the hot and humid weather. Fortunately, many hotels in Singapore have built spectacular swimming pools, often with views of the city’s skyline or the water. From rooftop infinity pools, pool terraces, and lazy rivers, these are the best hotel pools in Singapore.
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Marina Bay Sands
There can be no hotel pool list of Singapore that does not include Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands is iconic for a reason. At 650 feet from the ground, the hotel pool is the highest pool in the world, as well as the highest infinity pool in the world. The view from the 57th floor vanishing edge swimming pool is nothing short of spectacular and guests can even catch the Marina Bay light show at night. The pool is 150 meters, so those looking for a workout can definitely find that by swimming laps here. The pool is accessible to hotel guests only.
Pool Deck for The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, Village Hotel Sentosa, and The Outpost Hotel Sentosa
This pool deck on Sentosa Island can be accessed from three different hotels under the Far East Hospitality brand: The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, Village Hotel Sentosa, or The Outpost Hotel Sentosa. The deck boasts four themed pools including pool terraces modeled after Turkey’s Pamukkale hot springs, an adventure pool with island pods scattered throughout, a lazy river, and a children’s play pool. There’s a bar on the top level of the Pamukkale pool terrace, the hotel’s adults-only pool. The lazy river flows through man-made waterfalls and “jungle” greenery.
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Mandarin Oriental’s luxurious 25-meter swimming pool is lined with Italian mosaic glass. The sound of running water from the fountains lining one side of the pool helps guests forget the busy daily life in Singapore. While it’s not a rooftop pool, the hotel’s location allows for an unobstructed view of downtown and the Marina Bay Sands. There are partially submerged loungers in the pool, or for those who are looking for a private rest area, private cabanas are available with ceiling fan an on-call button for food and beverage service.
W Singapore Sentosa Cove
This sleek hotel pool keeps the party going without leaving the water. In addition to the swim-up WET bar, the swimming pool at W Singapore Sentosa Cove is equipped with an underwater speaker. For those wanting to dry off, the complimentary private cabanas (first come, first serve) come with their own iPads and iPods. The pool is illuminated at night and is open 24/7. Day passes to the WET pool are available for purchase to non-hotel guests.
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Set among lush landscapes and the 19th-century colonial buildings on Sentosa Island, a wade in Capella Singapore’s pool is the picture of tranquility and nostalgic island escape. The three-tiered pools amid green foliage are reminiscent of the rice terraces in Bali. The Capella Singapore is located right by Palawan Beach on Sentosa Island, so a view of the ocean can be glimpsed beyond the rainforest trees from the top pool. The top tier of the pool is the adults-only area while the second tier is typically reserved for families.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway
Hotel Jen Orchargateway’s 47-meter infinity pool offers city views from the busy Orchard Road shopping district, but the lush vegetation surrounding the pool makes a dip in the water a relaxing escape from the city life. Both this 19th-floor pool and the neighboring open-air rooftop bar are open until 11 p.m., so come for sunset and stay for the city lights of Orchard Road. Guests can also get massages on the poolside cabanas or participate in a sunset yoga session on the pool deck.
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PARKROYAL on Pickering
The pool at PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel sits on the hotel’s wellness floor, an entire floor dedicated to the infinity pool, spa, fitness center, and an elevated garden. The outdoor infinity pool offers city views and partly enclosed cabanas for a more intimate rest. The cabanas shaped like birdcages and the greenery of the “hotel-in-a-garden” concept surrounding the pool gives the place a rather enchanted feel. There’s a smaller infinity pool and jacuzzi next to the main pool. Non-hotel guests who visit the hotel’s St. Gregory Spa for a treatment can also access the pool after their treatments.
Fullerton Bay Hotel
Fullerton Bay Hotel is a luxury hotel built over the water and offers waterfront views throughout, including from its rooftop pool. The hotel’s rooftop infinity pool is framed by tropical plants for that island getaway vibe and offers sweeping views of Marina Bay. There are also two jacuzzis on the rooftop. The pool sits next to Lantern Rooftop Bar, so guests can grab a cocktail to sip on the loungers in between swims. The pool is open until 10 p.m. and is the perfect spot to watch Spectra, the Marina Bay Sands’ nightly light and water show, thanks to its waterfront view.
Ascott Raffles Place
Ascott Raffles Place is a luxury serviced apartment available for those looking for the comforts of a home. The amenities include an infinity pool on the 19th floor and a rooftop jacuzzi with views of downtown and the bay. The infinity pool at Ascott Raffles Place takes up the sexy factor a notch with see-through glass walls. Guests can get a glimpse of the high-rises from one edge of the infinity pool or the activities beyond the pool from the glass walls on the other end.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa’s expansive 33-meter pool with aquamarine tiles offers enough space for each guest to swim around with some privacy. The pool is surrounded by the colonial-style hotel building and palm trees, giving guests a sense of a tropical escape during Singapore’s colonial days. Customers of the hotel’s spa SoSPA can also relax in the various spa pools after their treatment, including one with a man-made waterfall.