Fantasising of a dreamy poolside experience? Where better to have a dip than high above the ground?
We’ve compiled a list of some of the world’s most dazzling rooftop swimming pools, so grab your sunglasses and get inspired for your next holiday!
1. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
What a brilliant feat of engineering! The iconic infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore easily takes the top spot in our rankings of the world’s best rooftop pools. Where else can you gaze across sweeping views of the Singapore skyline while doing lengths?! Although it’s only available to guests, the experience of floating 57 floors above glittering skyscrapers is definitely one to add to the travel bucket list – right?
2. Molino Stucky Hilton, Venice, Italy
Who goes for Gondola travel only? The splendorous city of Venice has so many breathtaking views that you’ll need somewhere relaxing to absorb them all at once – and the rooftop swimming pool at the Molino Stucky Hilton is the perfect spot. If splashing around under the sun and 115ft above sea level sounds good to you, don’t miss the enthralling experience of swimming on the Venetian rooftops! You won’t picture Venice in your mind the way you had done previously.
3. Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
The famous British designer Thomas Heatherwrick created a striking architectural masterpiece in South Africa. This swimming pool’s structure indisputably takes your breath away! If you want to feast your eyes on incredible horizons and the iconic Table Mountain, this is the place to do it!
4. Hotel Fasano, Rio de Janeiro
One of the most visited cities in the world – Rio de Janeiro – has surprises locked away in enchanting hotels, like Hotel Fasano’s exclusive rooftop pool designed by Philippe Starck. If you want to get take a break from the crowds at the city’s beaches thumping with bossa nova and soak in a more sophisticated setting, grab your towel and head here!
5. Athens Ledra Hotel, Greece
Only a few lucky people will enjoy a 360-degree view of the historic Acropolis from the pool! To have this once-in-a-lifetime swim, you’ll need to book a stay at the Athens Ledra Hotel of Greece. You will have a mesmerising and memorable view and – what’s more – the illuminated Parthenon above on special summery party nights will have you feeling like a Greek god/dess on top of the world!
6. Park Hyatt Rooftop, Sydney, Australia
If nothing sounds more dreamy than soaking on an elegant sun deck, you’ll be living the dream at the Park Hyatt Rooftop pool in Sydney! With sweeping views of Harbour, Opera House and City, a poolside lounge and cabanas – it will definitely be hard to get you Down (Under) from that rooftop!
7. Face Suites, Kuala Lumpur
At Kuala Lumpur’s exotic Face Suites, you’ll come face to face with Malaysia’s most impressive skyline sunsets. You’ll be only 51 floors up but you’ll feel like you’re in seventh heaven in this modern masterpiece of a pool!
8. 137 Pillars, Bangkok, Thailand
Opened only 2 years ago, Bangkok’s 137 Pillars hotel has cast a bewitching spell on its visitors with 2 rooftop swimming pools and sweeping 360-degree views of the crazy capital city skyline. If you’re planning a special occasion, or if you just want to feel like royalty, don’t dare to forget about this pool when booking a trip!
9. Mandarin Oriental Munich, Germany
The Mandarin Oriental Munich does inexplicable magic with an eclectic mix of German Charm and Oriental Style on a quiet side street. The stunning rooftop pool here lets you take warm dips and enjoy clear views of Munich from a unique pool.
10. W. Santiago, Chile
The incredible views from the W. Santiago pool in Chile will erase all those troubles you had while shopping in the Providencia neighbourhood. While you lounge here, catch a glimpse of the magnificent snow-capped Chilean Andes!