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Fullerton Hotel Singapore
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The best Instagrammable hotel pools in Singapore

Beat the heat and take a dip in one of Singapore’s many hotel swimming pools, from infinity pools to private cabanas

By Cam Khalid and Dewi Nurjuwita
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There’s absolutely nothing better than taking a refreshing dip to escape Singapore’s sweltering grasp. Sure, there’s plenty of public pools in or close to every neighbourhood but some of the best hotels in Singapore offer a degree of luxury and indulgence that you won’t find at the nearest public pool. There's absolutely nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while. 

Now that we've got more time to spend in our beautiful city, these pools in Singapore's hotels provide an air of calm and stunning views to match. Whether you’re doing laps for fun, honing your swimming skills or taking poolside pictures for the ‘gram, get ready to squeeze into your best swimwear and take the plunge at these water holes.

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Marina Bay Sands

Things to do Marina Bay

Name one infinity pool in the world, and this one’s highly likely to spring into mind. Known for drawing A-listers from David Beckham to Katy Perry, this sky-high pool sits at the top of Marina Bay Sands – 57 levels high, to be exact – boasting panoramic views of the city skyline. Stretching at 150 metres long, it’s also the world’s longest elevated pool.

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove

Hotels Sentosa

Cool off amidst the lush greenery that surrounds Singapore’s largest outdoor resort pool. Aptly known as Wet, the sprawling pool comes with underwater speakers that emit a series of sonic waves, private cabanas featuring iPads, iPods and a mist fan, as well as a deck that illuminates striking hues, casting a gorgeous glow on the waters. Fancy a nibble? Swim over to the Wet Bar for some tasty bites and refreshing tipples without having to step out of the pool. But here’s the best bit: the pool is open for guests 24 hours.

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Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena

Hotels Novena

If you’re planning to get competitive, don’t. The rooftop infinity pool is rather tiny for doing laps, but large enough for a refreshing tread or a relaxing dip while taking in the views of the cityscape. It’s also great for a lazy float. Alternatively, you can bathe in Vitamin D on the sun loungers – just don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses.

The Great Madras

Hotels Rochor

Singapore’s answer to Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel – minus the purple uniform-clad concierge and lobby boy. This pastel-hued, tropical-wallpapered dream pad is complete with Instagrammable opportunities at every nook and cranny – including its outdoor retro pool. Its decked with a pastel pink hues, whimsical neon signs, a circular arch, and if you see it from above, the tiles of the pool reads ‘when the sun shines’.

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Fullerton Bay Hotel
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The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

Hotels Raffles Place

The Fullerton Bay Hotel rooftop pool is an oasis surrounded by manicured tropical landscape, yet boasting views of the Singapore skyline. Dip in the pool or lounge in one of the hotel's two jacuzzis while watching the world go by. 

Andaz Singapore
Photograph: Andaz Singapore

Andaz Singapore – A Concept by Hyatt

Hotels Rochor

Hop on to the rooftop infinity pool of the recently reopened Andaz Singapore for gorgeous views of the surrounding cityscape. Perched on level 25 of the hotel, guests are treated to the views of the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay and CBD – even more beautiful during sunset.  

 

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Capella Singapore

Hotels Resorts Sentosa

Leave your inhibitions by the door and indulge in the calming oasis of Capella Singapore. Nestled in the lush greens of Sentosa, the luxe resort comes with a cascading pool – on top of the private villa pools. The surrounding flora and the South China Sea also make up for a romantic backdrop.

Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Photograph: Fullerton Hotel Singapore / Facebook

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Hotels Raffles Place

Bask in the sun and lounge around poolside while admiring Singapore's 71st national monument. The Fullerton Hotel's 25-metre outdoor infinity is set against views of historical Doric columns, juxtaposed against Singapore's skyscrapers. Need a picturesque backdrop for quality content? This one's a winner. 

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Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Photograph: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Hotels Tanglin

Missing the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia? Recreate the experience at the pool at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. Surrounded by lush foliage, it feels like a safe haven away from the bustling Orchard Road shopping belt. For a rejuvenating evening, soak in the separate hot whirlpool bath. 

Mandarin Oriental
Photograph: Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Hotels City Hall

Perched on the rooftop of Mandarin Oriental Singapore is its beautiful 25-metre outdoor swimming pool. Kick back and spend a relaxing afternoon surrounded by lush green gardens and a spectacular view of the city skyline. Ps. It makes for stunning vacation-style photos, too. 

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PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Hotels Kallang

Take a break from Singapore's tropical climate with a dip in Parkroyal on Beach Road's half-Olympic size outdoor swimming pool. Don't forget to grab a cocktail or light bites from the poolside bar for a rejuvenating evening. Not in a rush? Stay for sunset and watch as the Singapore Flyer and downtown skyline light up. 

Lloyd's Inn
Photograph: Lloyd's Inn

Lloyd's Inn

Hotels River Valley

A stay at this chic boutique hotel provides some much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Spend a day soaking up the sun and lazing on the roof terrace and foliage-lined dipping pool lined with lush tropical foliage, idyllic enough to lull you into serenity. 

 

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