PUBLISHED May 25th, 2019 06:00 am
We don’t blame you for wanting to laze by the pool the whole day, but you can’t just choose any old pool in Singapore. These are the ones you’ll want to bust out your best swimsuits for, and more often than not, they’re also located in the city’s most luxurious getaway destinations. From one with underwater speakers to another with cascading terraces, here is our pick of Singapore’s poshest hotel pools.
The Outpost Hotel
What are the odds that the newest hotel on this list also has what we think is the best hotel pool we’ve seen? The Outpost Hotel’s Pool Deck (shared with the neighbouring Village Hotel at Sentosa) is the place to see and be seen at, with three uniquely themed pools that take you from the cascading waters of Turkey to the gentle waves of the Amazon. The Pamukkale Pool features surreal silver terraces that overlook the sea’s horizon; the Adventure Pool comes studded with wicker canopies and social pods that mimic tiny islands; and the Lazy River Pool that lets you meander past lush foliage on donut floats, complete with gentle rain curtains.
A pool bar also offers a curated selection of beers, ciders, spirits, fine wines, and champagne. The Pamukkale Pool is catered to ages 16 and above too, so no screaming kid is going to spoil your day there!
The Outpost Hotel is located at 10 Artillery Ave, #03-01, Singapore 099951, p. +65 6722 0801. Rates start from $370 per night.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Always wanted to listen to music underwater? Here’s your chance. The massive WET pool at W Singapore boasts its own underwater speaker system, along with complimentary cabanas and tons of floating chairs and beds to lounge in. You can even play table tennis in the water! It’s a huge pool party with workout sessions and sun-soaked beats taking place every couple of days, and a freeform design means that you can swim right up to the in-pool bar for tasty drinks and bites. Not a guest at the hotel? Get access to WET pool from Mondays to Thursdays for $45.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is located at 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa, Singapore 098374, p. +65 6808 7288. Rates start from $340 per night.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Built in 1928, the award-winning neoclassical landmark that is The Fullerton Hotel houses one of the city’s most picturesque infinity pools. The generous 25-metre pool is set against a charming backdrop of Doric columns and overlooks the Singapore River, Boat Quay, and the Civic District — perfect for relaxing on a hot afternoon. Juxtapose the classic architecture with the modern skyscraper skyline and you get the most timeless pool in the country.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is located at 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, p. +65 6733 8388. Rates start from $348 per night.
Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore
Oasia Hotel Downtown has three pools, but it’s the Club Infinity Pool that really looks out of this world. An exclusive chill-out spot for Club room-staying guests, the pool sides is dotted with cabanas and couches, making perfect spots to curl up with a book or snooze the afternoon away. The space is also beautifully decorated with 21 different species of creepers and vines that give you different views at various times of the year. In line with the hotel’s ethos of wellness, it’s really a top-of-the-world experience as you rejuvenate.
As a bonus, Club room-staying guests enjoy all-day non-alcoholic refreshments, barista-prepared coffee and light snacks. Oh, and complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6pm to 8pm!
Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore is located at 100 Peck Seah St, Singapore 079333, p. +65 6812 6900. Club room rates start from $272 per night.
Imagine looking out into the vast South China Sea, ships and all, while you’re soaking in a gorgeous aqua-blue infinity pool from the 35th floor. If it’s a good day, you might even be able to see the neighbouring islands in Indonesia. Around you are the skyscrapers of Singapore’s CBD, so jaded office workers might be able to catch a glimpse of you — let them! Large sun umbrellas, and trees provide shade while a luxurious jacuzzi lies in wait nearby. It’s a minimal pool space, but that’s where the beauty lies.
The Westin Singapore is located at 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961, p. +65 6922 6922. Rates from $220 per night.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway’s rooftop pool might be called BayWatch, but it has nothing to do with lifeguards running in slo-mo. Instead, this is a tranquil escape from the hectic energy of Orchard Road below with panoramic view’s of Singapore skyline. As evening falls, book an indulgent massage in your own poolside cabana to watch the sun go down, then enjoy the twinkling of the city lights while dipping your toes in the water. Did we mention it’s an excellent vantage point for watching fireworks?
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is located at 277 Orchard Rd #10-01, Singapore 238858, p. +852 2599 3492. Rates start from $290 per night.
Hard Rock Hotel
The only hotel in Singapore with its own man-made sandy beach and in-pool bar, Hard Rock’s pool area is like walking up to a beautiful beach. Heck, there’s even a volleyball court and slew of beautiful cabanas wrapped around. Aside from the main swimming pool, there is a longer lap pool overlooks the RWS Coliseum and a small ‘canal’ for children to play in. Feeling thirsty but lazy? Their poolside bar has you covered with simple cocktails.
Hard Rock Hotel is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269, p. +65 6922 6888. Rates start from $295 per night.
Top Image: The Outpost Hotel