39 best rooftop pools in the world - 2022

One thing that can make a rooftop bar, or any rooftop venue, even better is a lovely swimming pool - a pool on a rooftop. We take you to the very best places, from Bangkok to New York.

August 10, 2022
The 34 best rooftop pools in the world - 2022
Courtesy of 137 Pillars Bangkok

Rooftop pools are quite often infinity pools right by the edge, serving as 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.

With a swimming pool, the top floor terraces turns into a rooftop resort: great for relaxing hours and refreshing swims under the sun during daytime, as well as dinner, drinks and views at night. Pretty much 24/7 perfection.

Here is our full list of the top 39 rooftop pools in the world 2022. Visit one and you will be happy, visit all 39 and you will be on top of the world!

1. Marina Bay Sands
/ Singapore

Rooftop pool in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands
Rooftop pool at Marina Bay Sands | Photo: www.marinabaysands.com/

The infinity rooftop pool at the luxurious hotel Marina Bay Sands is well known over the whole world. And for good reasons! This is the world’s longest elevated pool, a 150 meter long bliss of glittering water, set almost 200 meter above sea level.

Opened in 2010, Marina Bay Sands is a full-scale resort, including a casino, a shopping mall and a 2 561-room hotel, which is the most famous hotel in Singapore with a rooftop pool. And while there are quite a few fantastic rooftop pools in Singapore, this one beats them all.

Surrounded with tall palm trees, several levels of comfy sun loungers and (most of all) some amazing views over the Singapore skyline, the rooftop swimming pool is split into three sections: an adults-only area, a family-friendly section, and a dedicated children's pool.

Opposite to the large infinity pool you also find a couple of smaller jacuzzis with views over the ocean, which helps making this impressive rooftop venue to one of the most iconic places to take pictures when in Singapore. The rooftop pool is 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.

Read more about the best 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
Rooftop pool at 137 Pillars | Photo: 137pillarsbangkok.com

137 Pillars Suites & Residences has been open for about five years, quickly earning a spot as one of the best places in Bangkok for a luxurious stay. A lot thanks to the 2 fantastic rooftop pools found at this modern and urban venue, set in the heart of the Sukhumvit-Thonglor area.

One rooftop pool is found on the 27th floor, open to all guests staying at the hotel. The other one, set on the 30th and top floor, is more private and only available to suite guests. Both pools are infinity pools with amazing skyline views.

The suite pool on the 30th floor is really 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.

Next to the 27th floor infinity pool you also find an upsacle rooftop pool bar where you can enjoy cocktails, fresh juices, light refreshments and culinary delights. The hotel also offers rooftop restaurant, a rooftop herb garden and rooftop yoga, pretty much all you need for an elevated stay.

Read more about 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. Address Beach Resort
/ Dubai

Rooftop pool in Dubai, 137 Pillars
Rooftop pool at Address Beach Resort | Photo: www.addresshotels.com/

With the Dubai ethos of 'go big, or go home', it is no surprise that the city now holds a rooftop pool that has made its way into the Guinness World Records™.

77 floors up at the fabulous Address Beach Resort in Jumeirah Beach Residences you find the world’s tallest infinity pool, located exactly 293.906 meters above the ground. And not only tall, the infinity pool is also 95 meters long and 16.5 meters wide.

Taking swiming with a view to new heights, the rooftop pool comes surrounded with comfy sunbeds and gazebos, as well as amazing views over the iconic Ain Dubai and across the Arabian Gulf.

The pool area is an exclusive oasis for guests staying at the hotel, or anyone that reserve the luxurious and air-conditioned cabanas, but anyone can visit the next door rooftop bar called ZETA Seventy Seven.

Read more about the best Dubai rooftop bars.

Adress: Address Beach Resort, The Walk Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai, UAE

Availability: In-house guests & private cabana guests only

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4. The Silo Hotel
/ Cape Town

Rooftop pool in Cape Town, The Silo Hotel
Rooftop pool at The Silo Hotel | Photo: www.theroyalportfolio.com/

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

Found up on the 11th floor, the pool is framed by open 'brick-windows', opening up to panoramic views all over the city, harbor, ocean and mountains. Amazing in all ways!

Next door you also find the Silo Rooftop Bar, where you can enjoy everything from pizzas and sharing platters to fine South African wines and classic cocktails. The rooftop bar is open to all (by prior reservation), while swims in the rooftop pool is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Cape Town.

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

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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5. Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel
/ Ibiza

Rooftop pool in Ibiza, Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel
Rooftop pool at Aguas de Ibiza | Photo: https://aguasdeibiza.com/

Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel is an innovative and ambitious eco-friendly hotel, bringing comfort and style to a whole new level. This includes a fantastic array of pools perfect for any occasion.

Two of them are rooftop pools, so swimming with a view is almost offered at abundance here.

One of them is the amazing infinity pool, located right by the hotel's rooftop bar Maymanta, overlooking one of Ibiza's busiest harbors and the ocean.

Each of the hotel's pool comes surrounded with a variety of comfortable lounge sofas and sun recliners, as well as giant umbrellas for those guests eager to get away from the Ibiza sun.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Ibiza.

Adress: Salvador Camacho, 9, 07840 Santa Eularia des Riu, Ibiza, Spain

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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6. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
/ New York

Rooftop pool in New York, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Rooftop pool at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge | Photo: www.1hotels.com/

On the 10th floor of the modern and urban 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge you find Harriet's Rooftop, and right next to it is a lovely rooftop pool and pool deck.

Called 'plunge pool', so you understand it is not the biggest (or deepest) rooftop pool around, but offering exclusive poolside lounging, combined with amazing views over East River and all of the Manhattan skyline, it is still one of the top spots in the world to indulge in refreshing dips with a view.

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

Read more about the best NYC rooftop bars.

Adress: 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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7. Lagos Avenida Hotel
/ Lagos

Rooftop pool in Lagos, Lagos Avenida Hotel
Rooftop pool at Lagos Avenida Hotel | Photo: https://sonelhotels.com/

Found across the road from the marina in the city centre of Lagos, the amazing Lagos Avenida Hotel offers 47 rooms for a great Algarve stay, but also an amazing rooftop for great Algarve views.

Even more so, great Algarve swims with a view, as the modern and stylish terrace holds a glittering rooftop infinity pool, overlooking the marina and the ocean.

A chic and elevated oasis, the Lagos Avenida Hotel rooftop is a place easy to spend hour upon hour, relaxing in the comfy sun loungers and cabanas, sipping a cocktail, craft beer or sangria from the rooftop bar.

Read more about the best Algarve rooftop bars.

Adress: Av. dos Descobrimentos 53, 8600-645 Lagos, Portugal

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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8. The Otis Hotel
/ Austin

Rooftop pool in Austin, The Otis Hotel
Rooftop pool at The Otis Hotel | Photo: www.marriott.com/

Found in the bustling Austin Campus District, just one block from the University of Texas, The Otis Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel with an elevated hotspot.

Up on the 11th floor you find Otopia Rooftop, which holds both a lovely lounge and an amazing rooftop pool, surrounded with amazing views over the Austin skyline.

During nights, everyone are welcome to enjoy sun-inspired signature cocktails and refreshing lite bites at the rooftop bar, while daytime visits and swims in the pool are a bit more exclusive.

Available to hotel guests and anyone with a Day Pass/Cabana Reservation, the heated rooftop pool is made for sunny hours and swims with views of downtown Austin and UT Campus. In between dips you can indulge in poolside light bites and drink service.

Open from sunrise to sunset, the pool decks holds comfortable poolside loungers, as well as private cabanas for that extra luxurious experience.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Austin.

Adress: 1901 San Antonio St Unit 1100, Austin, TX 78705, United States

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Day Pass

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9. Savoy Palace
/ Madeira

Rooftop pool in Madeira, Savoy Palace
Rooftop pool at Savoy Palace | Photo: www.savoysignature.com

Located close to Funchal Marina on Madeira, the fantastic hotel Savoy Palace truly offers a slice of rooftop heaven.

Floating high over the Atlantic Ocean, here you find Galáxia Skyfood • Skybar, where anyone can indulge in a celestial cocktail selection and a superior dining experience. But, there is also a more refreshing area, called Galáxia Skypool.

This is where guests staying at the hotel can swim into the horizon in the highly memorable rooftop infinity pool, with plenty of instagramable views included. Adults-only, the pool and surrounding loungers are made for long hours of relaxation.

There is also an even more elevated and exclusive Premium Lounge, with cocktail bar, a rooftop Jacuzzi and a another infinity pool.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Madeira.

Adress: Avenida do Infante N. 25, Se, 9000-022 Funchal, Portugal

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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10. Graduate Tucson
/ Tucson

Rooftop pool in Tucson, Graduate Tucson
Graduate Tucson | Photo: www.graduatehotels.com/

Nestled in the heart of the University of Arizona’s campus, Graduate Tucson blends modern accommodations with a trailblazing Southwestern spirit, all topped with a fantastic rooftop pool.

Perched on the 15th floor, and neighbor with the trendy rooftop bar and restaurant The Moonstone, the rooftop pool is an exclusive oasis for guests staying at the hotel.

Surrounded by comfy sun loungers and amazing views over Tuscon, Arizona Stadium, the University and Mount Lemmon, this is really an elevated desert retreat to relax above it all.

Enjoy the Arizona sunshine and sip on a Cactus Water with your feets in the water, what more could you need?

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Tucson.

Adress: 930 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719, United States

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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11. Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa
/ Cancun

Rooftop pool in Cancun, Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa
Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa | Photo: www.amrcollection.com

The luxurious and cosmopolitan Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa is found nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon in Cancun.

Clad in sleek décor with neutral accents, and offering a mix of lively and luxe downtown vibes with a relaxing beach setting, Breathless Cancun is set over two buildings, which also means two rooftops, and two rooftop infinity pools.

The lower but larger one is set on the terrace called Xcelerate Rooftop. Surrounded with breathtaking views over both the Caribbean Sea and the lagoon, the glittering infinity pool also holds the Deep swim-up bar, serving cool and refreshing cocktails while a DJ plays the best mixes of today’s hits.

The other rooftop pool is found on top of the skyline tower, also equipped with a swim-up bar (called Purple Bar), and this is truly a sky-high oasis to enjoy refreshing dips with amazing views to the hotel zone, over the water and to Cancun city.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Riviera Maya.

Adress: Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 4.5, Num Ext: MZ 34 LT 3-C Seccion C Int SN, Col, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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12. Hotel Fasano
/ Rio de Janeiro

Rooftop pool in Rio, Hotel Fasano
Rooftop pool at Hotel Fasano | Photo: www.fasano.com.br

Hotel Fasano is one of Rio's most exclusive and chic hotels, found right on Ipanema Beach. On the eight floor sits the true gem of the hotel, the Fasano rooftop pool and pool lounge, which is one of the most famous roof pools in South America.

Up here you can enjoy high-end service and very refreshing drinks & bites, along with amazing views over the Morro Dois Irmãos peak, the beaches of Rio and the Atlantic ocean. The azul blue water will make you feel like one with the sea.

A very popular venue, even though it is usually exclusive to hotel guests, so make sure to be here early to get a good spot to enjoy a full day of refrshing swims and drinks under the Rio sun.

Read more about the best 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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13. LA VELA Saigon Hotel
/ Ho Chi Minh City

Rooftop pool in Ho Chi Minh City, LA VELA Saigon Hotel
Rooftop pool at LA VELA Saigon Hotel | Photo: http://lavelasaigon.com/

Located right in the center of the modern and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, LA VELA Saigon Hotel is a fabulous five-star hotel, equipped with an equally fabulous rooftop pool. Maybe even more than fabulous, as this is one of the world’s largest rooftop infinity pools, and truly a glittering oasis high above the bustling streets of Saigon.

Perched on the 27th floor, 150 meter above the city, a swim from edge to edge at the LA VELA rooftop pool means you get to enjoy panoramics over pretty much all the Ho Chi Minh skyline. In between the swimming you can relax in one of the comfy loungers, either in the sun or in the shade from one of the large palm trees.

The rooftop pool is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel, but during evenings everyone can enjoy the views at the rooftop bar SkyOne Bar & Lounge.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh.

Adress: 280 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ward 8, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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14. Belmond Hotel Caruso
/ Amalfi Coast

Rooftop pool in Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso
Rooftop pool at Belmond Hotel Caruso | Photo: www.belmond.com

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 (about 350 meter), this really is your private ocean well above the Amalfi Coast. Or your private balcony over the Mediterranean. 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, garden and restaurant.

Open from April and throughout the summer, Belmond Hotel Caruso is really one of the gems on the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

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

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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15. Breathless Montego Bay
/ Montego Bay

Rooftop pool in Montego Bay, Breathless Montego Bay
Rooftop pool at Breathless Montego Bay | Photo: www.amrcollection.com

The fabulous and all-adult Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa is a true tropical oasis, offering a place to exhale your worries and soak up the unlimited luxury life in Jamaica.

Filled with both fun and relaxing amenities, the most elevated one is found on top of the resort, and called Altitude Rooftop.

Home to both a rooftop restaurant and a rooftop bar, the most refreshing feature is the beautiful rooftop pool, where you can swim with amazing and panoramic 360° views over the mountains, bay and ocean.

Adress: S. Sunset Dr, Montego Freeport, Jamaica

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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16. Novotel Rio de Janeiro Leme
/ Rio de Jenaeiro

Rooftop pool in Rio de Janeiro, Novotel Rio de Janeiro Leme
Novotel Rio de Janeiro Leme | Photo: https://all.accor.com/

Located on the main street of the Leme district, Novotel Rio de Janeiro is found just 100 meters from Leme Beach, the best spot on Copacabana Beach.

But when you feel that the beach is a bit to hectic or a bit to grounded, the hotel holds the answer, with a fantastic rooftop pool perched on top.

Surrounded with lush greenery and amazing panoramic views over Leme, the Copacabana and the ocean, here you can swim or just relax in the comfy sun loungers, high above it all.

Sharing space with the rooftop pool is also the SKY LEME rooftop lounge, so refreshing drinks and tasty bites are never far away..

Adress: R. Gustavo Sampaio, 320 - Leme, Rio de Janeiro

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Pool Day Pass

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17. AURA Skypool Lounge
/ Dubai

Rooftop pool in Dubai, AURA Skypool Loung
Rooftop pool at AURA Skypool Lounge | Photo: https://auraskypool.com/

Set 50 floors above Dubai, AURA Skypool Lounge offers a one-of-a-kind experience for all who want the best of relaxation, swiming and views.

200 metres up in the air, this is the world’s highest 360-degree infinity pool, where you can swim with unobstructed and panoramic views of the iconic Dubai skyline, Palm Jumeirah and the glistening horizon of the Arabian Gulf.

Open and available to all, you can choose between different experiences at AURA. Go for a full day, or just morning or afternoon, with prices ranging from AED 170 to AED 600. Apart from some truly majestic swims, you can also enjoy all of the elegant rooftop oasis, and order food and drinks in the lush dining lounge.

Adress: The Palm Tower, 50th Floor, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Availability: Packages available to all

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18. Bless Hotel
/ Ibiza

Rooftop pool in Ibiza, Bless Hotel Ibiza
Rooftop pool at Bless Hotel Ibiza | Photo: www.blesscollectionhotels.com/

Located in a quiet part of eastern Ibiza, the luxurious 5-star Bless Hotel Ibiza offers one of the most amazing infinity pools in Europe.

Surrounded by the azul Mediterranean, here you really feel like you are swimming in and above the ocean at the same time. Mixed with hours of lounging in one of the comfy cabanas, this is a true hot-spot for lux relaxation.

The infinity pool is connected to the Epic Infinity Lounge, where you can order crafted drinks, bites with flavours of Asia and Latin America, as well as enjoy top class beats.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Ibiza.

Adress: Cala Nova - Es Canar, 07849 Es Cana, Ibiza, Spain

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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19. Face Suites
/ Kuala Lumpur

Rooftop pool in Kuala Lumpur, Face Suites
Rooftop pool at Face Suites | Photo: www.thefacekl.com/

This rooftop pool is Kuala Lumpur's number one place for a swim with a view. Perched 51 floors above the city, the 38-metre long and borderless pool offers amazing views over the skyline, including famous landmarks like Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.

Both big and modern, the Face Suites infinity pool (and the comfy loungers overlooking the pools and the viwes) is an awesome place for some relaxation. Especially if you go for a morning swim: the pool opens at 7am, and while it can be quite crowded during daytime, the early birds can enjoy amazing sunrise views and pure calmness.

Next to the infinity pool there is also a children's wading pool, so there is something for the whole family. And if you want to mix relaxation with some hard work, head in to the rooftop gym. Make sure to book your stay at The FACE Suites to be able to enjoy the fantastic rooftop swimming pool and all amenities.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur.

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

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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20. NEXT - by Savoy Signature
/ Madeira

Rooftop pool in Madeira, NEXT - by Savoy Signature
Rooftop pool at NEXT - by Savoy Signature | Photo: https://hotelnext.pt/

Sharing space with the cosmopolitan and vibrant Cloud Bar, the beautiful rooftop pool at NEXT Hotel is a prime spot to discover a relaxed ambience and modern comfort in Madeira Island.

Overlooking the ocean, the refreshing pool comes surrounded with modern and comfy sun loungers, and you are just steps away from the latest takes on food and creative signature cocktails at the bar.

The adults-only rooftop comes surrounded with a youthfully vibrant yet elegant atmosphere, and the underwater sound system in the pool just adds to the cool experience.

Adress: Rua Carvalho Araújo Nº 8, Se, 9000-022 Funchal, Portugal

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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21. The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences
/ Playa del Carmen

Rooftop pool in Playa del Carmen, The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences
Rooftop pool at The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences | Photo: www.fivesrooftop.com/

Found in the heart of Playa del Carmen, in the popular Riviera Maya in Mexico, The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences offers a rooftop poolside oasis that is something special.

Here you can take relaxing swims in the exquisite infinity pool, stretching over pretty much all of the terrace, and overlooking the shimmering Caribbean Sea.

In between swims, you can stretch out in one of the spacious sun loungers, enjoying expert mixology drinks and innovative dishes from the adjacent Fives Rooftop Bar.

Perfect for long days of ultra-laid-back luxury under the Mexican sun, turning into a nightly hot-spot when the DJ amps up the luxe vibe.

Adress: 10 Avenida Nte. s/n, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Availability: Free for guests at the hotel / Minimum spend for outside visitors

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22. Diana Hotel
/ Zakynthos

Rooftop pool in Zakynthos, Diana Hotel
Rooftop pool at Diana Hotel | Photo: www.dianahotels.gr/

Found in the heart of Zakynthos Town, on the charming Greek island with the same name, the fantastic Diana Hotel comes with a really smashing rooftop. Here you find a rooftop bar called Rosto Roof Garden, located next to a very refreshing rooftop pool.

Set on the 4th floor, the 21 square meter swimming pool is surrounded with amazing views over the town and the Ionian Sea. And while great beaches are close by, there is really no need to leave a swimming experience like this.

Combined with freshly made cocktails from the rooftop bar, Diana Hotel offers top floor relaxation of the highest class.

Adress: Saint Marco Square, Zakynthos 291 00, Greece

Availability: Open for hotel guests & non-residents

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23. Breathless Cabo San Lucas
/ Los Cabos

Rooftop pool in Los Cabos, Breathless Cabo San Lucas
Breathless Cabo San Lucas | Photo: www.dianahotels.gr/

Located in front of Playa El Médano, just next to the Marina Los Cabos, Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa offers an ultra-chic, all inclusive and adults only experience, filled with vibes and views.

Among all the amenities, the most striking might be the two beautiful infinity pools. One more relaxing overlooking the marina, and one more upbeat in the Freestyle Entertainment Zone with views of Medano Beach, the ocean and the bay.

Embracing the best of both excitement and relaxation, Breathless Cabo San Lucas offers the unlimited-luxury getaway we all deserve and need.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Los Cabos.

Adress: P.º de La Marina 4750, El Medano Ejidal, 23453 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Availability: Hotel guests only

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24. Hotel Unique
/ Sao Paulo

Rooftop pool in Sao Paulo, Hotel Unique
Rooftop pool at Hotel Unique | Photo: www.hotelunique.com.br/

Located on the rooftop of the amazing Hotel Unique, designed by renowned architect Ruy Otake, you find the Skye Restaurant, Bar and Pool Deck. The outdoor terrace boasts a crimson red rooftop pool with an underwater sound system and a lounge area with stunning views over Ibirapuera Park and the entire São Paulo skyline, including Paulista Avenue´s skyscrapers.

But pool and views are not the only thing that makes Skye a great rooftop venue. The wooden decked terrace is equipped with stylish lounge furniture and the rooftop bar and restaurant offers tasty Brazilian food and a sushi bar, along with a wide variety of fine drinks.

Perfect for stylish and relaxing days under the Sao Paulo sun during daytime (if you stay at the hotel), SKYE has a casual hip atmosphere during evenings, with DJ music from 9PM.

Read more about the best Sao Paulo rooftop bars.

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

Availability: Guests at the hotel

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25. W Hong Kong
/ Hong Kong

Rooftop pool in Hong Kong, W Hong Kong
Rooftop pool at W Hong Kong | Photo: www.marriott.com/

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. Turning away from the views, you can also admire the iconic mosaic wall behind the rooftop pool.

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), sometimes turning extra vibrant with splashing pool party's.

Read more about the best Hong Kong rooftop bars.

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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26. 1 Hotel South Beach
/ Miami

Rooftop pool in Miami, 1 Hotel South Beach
Rooftop pool at 1 Hotel South Beach | Photo: www.1hotels.com/

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

While there are several pools around the hotel (four 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.

Avialable from sunrise to sunset, this is a slice of luxurious lounge, high above the ocean.

Read more about the best Miami rooftop bars.

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

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

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27. Danang Golden Bay
/ Da Nang

Rooftop pool in Da Nang, Danang Golden Bay
Rooftop pool at Danang Golden Bay | Photo: https://dananggoldenbay.com/

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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28. Grand Hotel Central
/ Barcelona

Rooftop pool in Barcelona, Grand Hotel Central
Rooftop pool at Grand Hotel Central | Photo: www.grandhotelcentral.com

A lovely 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, surrounded with a great atmosphere and panoramics over the city.

During daytime, the rooftop pool and adjacent rooftop bar (called Sky Bar) is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel. The terrace is also open during the colder months, and the pool is heated so swims are pleasant even if the weather should be a bit chilly.

Non-guests have to wait to late night to visit the rooftop bar, when it 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.

Read more about the best Barcelona rooftop bars.

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

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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29. Hotel Poseidon
/ Positano

Rooftop pool in Positano, Hotel Poseidon
Rooftop pool at Hotel Poseidon | Photo: www.hotelposeidonpositano.it/

The charming town of Positano, found along the Amalfi Coast in Italy, is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. While you are here you should make sure to stay in style. And with a view. And with a pool. The amazing and family family-run Hotel Poseidon ticks all the boxes.

Elevated high above the colorful houses of Positano, the rooftop pool and solarium terrace allows you to stay refreshed under the Amalfi sun, all while taking in the panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

The bar by the rooftop pool serves light lunches and drinks throughout the day, and the pool is open from 9am to 6pm for everyone staying at the hotel. After that, the terrace turns into a lounge for the Il Tridente Cocktail Bar & Restaurant, also well worth a visit. And also another reason to choose Hotel Poseidon as your Positano home.

Read more about the best Amalfi Coast rooftop bars.

Adress: Hotel Poseidon, Viale Pasitea, 140, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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30. Hotel Des Arts Saigon
/ Ho Chi Minh City

Rooftop pool in Ho Chi Minh, Hotel Des Arts Saigon
Rooftop pool at Hotel Des Arts Saigon | Photo: www.hoteldesartssaigon.com

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 the terrace, 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.

Read more about the best Ho Chi Minh City rooftop bars.

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

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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31. The Ritz-Carlton
/ Istanbul

Rooftop pool in Istanbul, The Ritz-Carlton
Rooftop pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul | Photo: www.ritzcarlton.com

Found in the heart of Istanbul, the elegant and five-star The Ritz-Carlton offers an equally five-star rooftop experince.

In connection with The Roof rooftop bar, you find a smashing rooftop infinity pool, really tailored to create the feeling of swimming high above the Turkish capital.

In between swims you can enjoy top class food and drinks from the rooftop bar, and relax in one of the loungers or cabanas, also available to outside visitors.

Surrounded with lush greenery and magical views of the Bosphorus and the entire city, this urban retreat will make any day under the Istanbul sun feel like a refreshing one.

Read more about the best rooftop bars in Istanbul.

Adress: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 Elmadag/Sisli, 34367 Istanbul, Turkey

Availability: Free for guests at the hotel / Available by reservation for non-guests

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32. Hotel la Palma
/ Stresa

Rooftop pool in Stresa, Hotel la Palma
Rooftop pool at Hotel la Palma | Photo: The Rooftop Guide

Hotel la Palma in Stresa can brag with one of the most beautiful views from a rooftop pool in the whole world. Magnificent vistas over the scenic Lago Maggiore in northern Italy.

Next to the pool there is also a rooftop jacuzzi. Perfect to slip into while relaxing, or maybe even whilst sipping a drink, letting your thoughts give way to the sights and sounds that Lake Maggiore has to offer.

The Hotel la Palma rooftop pool is only available to guests staying at the hotel. So, make sure to book your stay here if you want an experience that will last for a life time.

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

Adress: Lungolago, Corso Umberto I, 33, 28838 Stresa VB, Italy

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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33. Jetwing Colombo Seven
/ Colombo

Rooftop pool in Colombo, Jetwing Colombo Seven
Rooftop pool at Jetwing Colombo Seven | Photo: http://www.jetwinghotels.com

An amazing rooftop infinity pool, set on the 13th floor of the 5-star 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.

Available for guests staying at the hotel from early morning to late at night, so you can enjoy both Colombo sunrises and sunsets while taking refreshing dips.

On the same floor you also find the Ward7 rooftop bar, where you can indulge in fine cocktails.

Read more about the best Colombo rooftop bars.

Adress: 57 Ward Pl, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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34. The Fives Oceanfront - Puerto Morelos
/ Puerto Morelos

Rooftop pool in Puerto Morelos, The Fives Oceanfront - Puerto Morelos
Rooftop pool at The Fives Oceanfront - Puerto Morelos | Photo: www.thefiveshotels.com/

The Fives Oceanfront is found in the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos on the Riviera Maya, where the Caribbean Sea and the spirit of the Yucatan meet.

A place perfect to unplug and escape, a lot thanks to the two large and amazing infinity pools set on top of the hotel.

Edging the pristine sand beach and Caribbean Sea, the rooftop pools and deck are beautiful in deciration (just as all of the hotel), taking a refreshing new approach to modern Mexican design.

Adress: Av. Javier Rojo Gomez Nte. SM-02 MZ-25 LOTE-01 Centro, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R, Mexico

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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35. Downtown Camper by Scandic
/ Stockholm

Rooftop pool in Stockholm, Downtown Camper by Scandic
Rooftop pool at Downtown Camper | Photo: www.scandichotels.se/

On top of the superb Downtown Camper by Scandic, located in the heart of Stockholm, you find a stylish rooftop sky bar called The Nest Cocktail Lounge, open for all to enjoy signature cocktails and grand views.

While the bar is great, the more exclusive The Nest Wellness is probably even better. Mixing indoor sauna, spa treatments, adventure showers and relaxation rooms with a luxurious 2 x 8 meter rooftop pool, this is truly a 'a wellness haven'.

From the edge of the pool you can enjoy panoramic views over pretty much all of Stockholm, including the Old Town and the water in Riddarfjärden. Available for refreshing dips during the warmer months, but the rooftop pool is also heated and offers a fantastic experience high above a cold Stockholm.

Adress: Brunkebergstorg 9, 111 51 Stockholm

Availability: Wellness booking (reduced fee for hotel guests) | Book Wellness

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36. Canopy West Palm Beach
/ West Palm Beach

Rooftop pool in West Palm Beach, Canopy
Rooftop pool at Canopy West Palm Beach | Photo: www.hilton.com/

Located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, the modern and fantastic Canopy by Hilton offers an elevated Florida stay. A quick glance at the hotel's rooftop will make you understand why.

Perched 13 floors above the hustle and bustle, this lush and urban terrace is home to both the fantastic Treehouse rooftop bar, as well as to a glittering rooftop pool. Here, guests staying at the hotel can swim with sweeping views over the West Palm Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, and relax with a drink in one of the white loungers.

Forget about the world around you under one of the palm trees, or stay fully connected with the poolside wi-fi. It is all up to you.

Adress: 380 Trinity Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, US

Availability: Guests at the hotel

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37. Hilton Lake Como
/ Como

Rooftop pool in Como, Terrazza 241 at Hilton Lake Como
Rooftop pool at Hilton Lake Como | Photo: The Rooftop Guide

Terrazza 241, as the rooftop at Hilton Lake Como is called, comes with a superb rooftop infinity pool. The view overlooking Lake Como is something out of this world. Both beautiful and mighty!

To use the rooftop pool you need to be a guest at the hotel. The pool area is open daily, from 9 in the morning until 18 in the evening. Get here early to secure a great spot in one of many comfy sun loungers available on the terrace.

The Terrazza 241 rooftop bar also offers informal meals, light bites and fresh fruit options in this glamourous environment. In sunny weather, the outdoor terrace is the best spot in town to enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Como and the town of Como.

Adress: Via Borgo Vico, 241, 22100 Como CO

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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38. Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte
/ Viareggio

Rooftop pool in Viareggio, Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte
Rooftop pool at Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte | Photo: www.principedipiemonte.com/

Perched on top of the luxurious and 5-star Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte in Viareggio you find a rooftop bar, a rooftop restaurant and a rooftop pool. Pretty much rooftop-heaven!

While this is not the largest pool in the world, it is an authentic oasis of calm that comes surrounded with amazing views over the sea of Versilia. And it is open year-round, for refreshing dips during summer, and equipped with a hot tub for the colder season.

In between swims you can relax in one of the comfy sun loungers, while enjoying a delicious cocktail from the rooftop bar.

Adress: Piazza Giacomo Puccini, 1, 55049 Viareggio LU, Italy

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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39. The Embassy Valletta Hotel
/ Valletta

Rooftop pool in Viareggio, The Embassy Valletta Hotel
Rooftop pool at The Embassy Valletta Hotel | Photo: www.embassyvallettahotel.com/

Found in the very centre of Valletta, on the doorstep of the legendary Strait Street, The Embassy Valletta Hotel does not only offer premium location, but also a premium rooftop pool.

Perched on the 7th floor, the roof deck allows you to literally float above the city, with a heated outdoor pool surrounded with panoramic views over the city and ocean.

A perfect oasis for guests staying at the hotel, any time of the year. Towels, sunbeds and chairs are available around the pool, and if you need to refresh, the pool staff will bring you some amazing cocktails available from the pool bar.

Adress: Strait Street 173, VLT 1185 Valletta, Malta

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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