The 17 best rooftop pools in the world - 2020

Published: May 23, 2020

One thing that can make a rooftop bar even better is a lovely swimming pool - a pool on a rooftop.

Rooftop pools are quite often infinity pools right by the edge, with the best view spot at the roof terrace. Some are great substitutes to beaches, in large cities like Bangkok and New York, while some are more complements to the beach and a connection to the ocean, like in Rio de Janeiro.

Here is our full list of the top 17 rooftop pools in the world 2020. Visit one and you will be happy, visit all 17 and you will be on top of the world!

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1. Marina Bay Sands
/ Singapore

Rooftop pool in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands

The rooftop pool at the luxurious hotel Marina Bay Sands is well known over the whole world. You can say that Marina Bay Sands is the most famous hotel in Singapore with a rooftop pool. This is the highest and biggest infinity pool that you can find.

There are quite a few rooftop pools in Singapore, but this one beats them all. The pool is very big and the deept is around 1,5 meters. One of the most iconic places to take pictures in when in Singapore. Only open to guests staying at the hotel, but there are several rooftop bars and restaurants on the same floor that are open to all.

Here's more info about other Singapore rooftop bars.

Adress: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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2. 137 Pillars
/ Bangkok

Rooftop pool in Bangkok, 137 Pillars

137 Pillars has been open for about two years, and is already one of the best places in Bangkok for a luxurious stay. A lot thanks to the 2 fantastic rooftop pools. One for all guests on the 27th floor and one more private for all suite guests on the 30th floor. Both pools are infinity pools with amazing skyline views.

The suite pool on the 30th floor is something extra. With sweeping 360 views over Bangkok and infinity edges in 3 directions, this is one of the best and most luxurious rooftop pools in Bangkok and also in the world. The hotel also offers a great rooftop bar, and here you can check all the best Bangkok rooftop bars.

Adress: 59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39, Klongton-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand

Availability: Only guests at the hotel (floor 27) / Only suite guests (floor 30)

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3. Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge
/ Rio de Janeiro

Rooftop pool in Rio, Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge

Fasano is one of Rio's most exclusive and chic hotels, and the Fasano rooftop pool is one of the most famous roof pools in South America. Enjoy high-end service and very refreshing drinks & bites, along with amazing views over the beaches of Rio and the Atlantic ocean. The azul blue water will make you feel like one with the sea.

A very popular place, even though it is exclusive to hotel guests, so make sure to be here early to get a good spot. If you're interested in swimming pools, here's a link to an article about robotic pool cleaners from Globo Surf.

Here's some more info about other rooftop bars in Rio de Janeiro.

Adress: 80 Av Vieira Souto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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4. The Silo Hotel
/ Cape Town

Rooftop pool in Cape Town, The Silo Hotel

Located in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Silo Hotel is an architectural gem, opened during 2017. And the hotel also offers one of the world's coolest rooftop infinity pools.

Up on the 11th floor you can swim with panoramic views all over the city, harbor, ocean and mountains. Amazing in all ways!

Adress: Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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5. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
/ New York

Rooftop pool in New York, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

On the 10th floor of the modern 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge you find Harriet's Rooftop, and right next to it is a lovely rooftop pool. Called 'Plunge Pool', so you understand it is not the biggest (or deepest) rooftop pool around, but offering exclusive poolside lounging with amazing views over all of the Manhattan skyline still makes it one of the top spots in the world.

Enjoy handcrafted cocktails from the rooftop bar, which is open to all.

Here's more info about other NYC rooftop bars.

Adress: 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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6. Face Suites
/ Kuala Lumpur

Rooftop pool in Kuala Lumpur, Face Suites

This rooftop pool is Kuala Lumpur's number one place for a swim with a view. 51 floors up, it will be hard to find any better rooftop pool in the whole city than this. Amazing views over all the famous landmarks, and a big and modern infinity pool makes this an awesome place for some relaxation.

Make sure to book your stay at The FACE Suites to be able to use this fantastic rooftop swimming pool.

Here's some more info other rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur.

Adress: 1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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7. Belmond Hotel Caruso
/ Amalfi Coast

Rooftop pool in Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso

Located in the cliff top town Ravello, right in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso is a super luxurious hotel with an equally luxurious and spectacular rooftop infinity swimming pool. One of the most iconic infinity pools in the world.

Set 1,000ft above sea level, this really is your private ocean well above the Amalfi Coast. As with almost all other hotels with pools, it’s only guests of the hotel that can use the swimming pool, but outside guests are welcome to visit the rooftop bar and restaurant.

Adress: S. Giovanni del Toro, 2, 84010 Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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8. Skye Bar at Hotel Unique
/ Sao Paulo

Rooftop pool in Sao Paulo, Hotel Unique

Located on the rooftop of the hotel, Skye boasts a crimson red pool with an underwater sound system and lounge area with stunning views over Ibirapuera Park and the entire São Paulo skyline, including Paulista Avenue´s skyscrapers. Up here you get a magical 360-views over the Sao Paulo skyline.

But pool and views are not the only thing that makes Skye a great rooftop bar. The wooden decked terrace is equipped with stylish lounge furniture and an underwater sound system, where you can hear music from live DJs nightly. The rooftop bar offers tasty Brazilian food and a sushi bar, along with a wide variety of fine drinks. SKYE has a casual hip atmosphere, wit DJ music from 9PM.

For other places to drink with a view in Sao Paulo, check this list.

Adress: Hotel Unique - Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 4700 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo - SP, 01402-002

Availability: Guests at the hotel

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9. W Hong Kong
/ Hong Kong

Rooftop pool in Hong Kong, W Hong Kong

W Hong Kong has one of the world’s highest rooftop pools and the highest one in Hong Kong. Perched on the 76th floor of the hotel, with spectacular city views over both Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon side, as well as over Victoria Harbour.

As a guest of the hotel you can enjoy food and drink service by the sun loungers while swimming in the big infinity pool, and also keep extra warm in the luxurious rooftop jacuzzi. During weekends the rooftop is open to all (for a fee).

For other places to drink with a view in Hong Kong, check this list.

Adress: 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Weekends open to all (for a fee)

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10. 1 Hotel South Beach
/ Miami

Rooftop pool in Miami, 1 Hotel South Beach

1 Hotel South Beach can boast what is probably Miami's most impressive rooftop terrace. 18th floors up it offers fantastic ocean views, a rooftop bar and restaurant and the best Miami rooftop pool.

While there are several pools around the hotel (4 to be precise), the one on the roof is for adults only, so it really offers a calm oasis to enjoy swiming, mixed with cocktails and views. A slice of luxurious lounge, high above the ocean.

Here you can check out other rooftop bars in Miami.

Adress: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Weekends open to all (for a fee)

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11. Danang Golden Bay
/ Da Nang

Rooftop pool in Da Nang, Danang Golden Bay

Set pretty much between Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, on the coast of the East Sea, Da Nang is one of the hottest destinations in Vietnam. And for swims with a grand view, the hottest place in the city is definitely Danang Golden Bay.

The 'golden' in the name is very suitable, as the hotel holds the world’s a highest and largest 24K golden infinitive swimming pool.

Perched up on the 29th floor, the Danang Golden Bay rooftop pool is a fantastic spot for a luxurious and refreshing swim, all with panoramic views over Danang city and the ocean. Apart from the spacious golden pool, the terrace also has a Jacuzzi and a pool area safe for children.

Adress: 1 Le Van Duyet, Son Tra, Da Nang, Vietnam

Availability: Pool: Only guests / Rooftop Bar: Open to all

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12. Grand Hotel Central
/ Barcelona

Rooftop pool in Barcelona, Grand Hotel Central

A rooftop pool with one of the best views in Barcelona. The swimming pool is located on the beautiful and open air 8th floor terrace, and it is a classic infinity pool with a very nice feel. During daytime, the rooftop pool and adjacent rooftop bar (Sky Bar) is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel.

Non-guests have to wait to late night when the rooftop bar is open to all. A really popular place in summer, so make sure to be in time to get a good seat right next to the rooftop pool.

Here's some more info rooftop bars in Barcelona.

Adress: Vía Laietana, 30, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Fee for non-guests

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13. Hotel Des Arts Saigon
/ Ho Chi Minh City

Rooftop pool in Ho Chi Minh, Hotel Des Arts Saigon

Set on the 24th floor of the beautiful boutique Hotel des Arts, this rooftop pool offers a fantastic view over the Ho Chi Minh skyline. With natural elements surrounding it, The pool is a classic infinity pool with a depth of around 1,2 meters.

The tailor made cocktails from the adjacent Social Club rooftop bar are delicious to enjoy by the pool edge. The bar is open to all, while the rooftop pool is exclusive to hotel guests.

Check other rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh.

Adress: 76-78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, phường 6, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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14. Address Dubai Marina
/ Dubai

Rooftop pool in Dubai, Address Dubai Marina

The 5-star luxurious hotel Address Dubai Marina comes with a spectacular rooftop pool. Not the highest (4th floor only), but 45 meters long and heated, it is probably the very best rooftop pool in Dubai, and one of the best in the world. Take long laps with views over the marina.

The rooftop pool is free for guests staying at the hotel, but alos available to outside visitors for a fee.

Check out more sky-high spots in Dubai for drinks with a view.

Adress: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, Dubai

Availability: Free for guests at the hotel / Available for non-guests for a fee

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15. Jetwing Colombo Seven
/ Colombo

Rooftop pool in Colombo, Jetwing Colombo Seven

An amazing rooftop infinity pool, set on the 13th floor of Jetwing Colombo Seven. Here you can really swim and feel high above Colombo. Bathing in sun during the day and illuminated at night, the rooftop pool always looks inviting.

You can also enjoy fine cocktails from the Ward7 rooftop bar on the same floor.

Check out more rooftop bars in Colombo.

Adress: 57 Ward Pl, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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16. Altitude Pool Deck
/ Los Angeles

Rooftop pool in Los Angeles, Altitude Pool Deck

The SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills offers an elegant and glamorous terrace with a lovely rooftop pool and a magical view over Los Angeles and it's surroundnings. A very modern decor with big and comfy sun loungers. You can even rent a private cabana equipped with TV and mini bar up here.

This is the perfect rooftop pool in LA for the luxurious and comfy ones. Usually exclusive to hotel guests or cabana rentals, but some weekend afternoons the rooftop opens up for a pool party.

Have a look at other LA rooftop bars.

Adress: 465 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Cabana rental

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17. Hilton Molino Stucky
/ Venice

Rooftop pool in Venice, Hilton Molino Stucky

From mid-May to September, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice offers a really cool infinity rooftop pool with beautiful views over the city and water. To swim above the Venetian Lagoon is really something special. Up here you also find the year round Skyline Rooftop Bar, open to all for fine drinks with the same views.

Adress: 810 Giudecca Island, Venice, Italy

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Cabana rental

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And here's a great guide if you're looking for more rooftop pools in US.

Written by:
The Rooftop Guide

- the world's leading experts on rooftop venues


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