28 gorgeous rooftop pools to swim in during your lifetime
The only thing better than being on a rooftop is swimming in a gorgeous pool on a rooftop.
We rounded up some of the best rooftop pools around the world. These pools offer spectacular views and a unique atmosphere.
From an infinity pool that overlooks the ocean in Santorini, Greece, to a rooftop deck near the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia, here are 28 rooftop pools to add to your bucket list.
For those who love the beach and the pool, the Hotel Fasano offers both. It's located on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and offers one of the city's best and most elegantly designed infinity pools.
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Kuala Lumpur's SkyBar is the perfect spot to enjoy views of the city's Petronas Towers. There's also excellent mood lighting, drinks, and a DJ.
Flickr / Trey RatcliffWhile London might not be the first destination you think of when it comes to rooftop pools, the Berkeley Hotel in London boasts a health club, spa, and best of all, swanky rooftop pool. It's covered in iridescent white and gold mosaic and features a retractable roof.
Facebook / The BerkeleyThere are a total of five buildings and 93 suites that make up the SHA Wellness Clinic in the port city of Alicante, which sits on the southeastern coast of Costa Blanca in Spain. There are waterfalls, gardens, terraces, a putting green and tennis court, and a peaceful infinity pool that overlooks the city and its mountains.
TripAdvisorThe Park Hyatt Sydney sits in between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia, so the view from the hotel's rooftop pool doesn't leave much to be desired. Guests can either tan on the spacious sun deck or rest in one of the private shaded cabanas.
Facebook / Park Hyatt SydneyAn opulent hotel near the heart of Udaipur, India, the Udai Kothi has both spectacular outdoor rooftop dining and swimming. The pool is surrounded by detailed white archways that will make you feel like you're swimming in a palace.
Flickr / Lambert MathiasThe London West Hollywood describes itself as "iconic glamour and stylish allure steps from Beverly Hills." The hotel is made up of all suites, and has a fitness center, movie screening room, and rooftop pool perfect for soaking up the ever-present southern California sun.
The London West HollywoodThe Radisson Blu Hotel Nice, located along the posh French Riviera, offers an incredible rooftop pool with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.
TripAdvisorThe Marina Bay Sands infinity pool in Singapore is the largest outdoor infinity pool at its height — 57 floors above the city. Swimming in this pool is aptly referred to as "swimming on top of the world."
Flickr / Rob MThe Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong offers a luxurious indoor infinity pool surrounded by sleek architecture and large windows that look out onto the city's skyline. There's also a ceiling mounted LED screen, and an outdoor whirlpool for guests who prefer some fresh air.
Facebook / Ritz-Carlton, Hong KongThe rooftop pool at the Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is far from average. It's crimson red and equipped with an underwater sound system as well as a lounge that offers amazing views of the city's skyline.
Facebook/HotelUniqueSaoPauloThe pool at the Athens Ledra Hotel is surrounded by dining tables and towering glass windows that look out onto views of Athens. Go for a night swim and catch an unforgettable glimpse of the Acropolis when it's lit up.
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Hotel Habita MTY in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, is a true masterpiece of design. Its sleek minimalistic interior gives off a cool modern vibe and its rooftop pools — there are two separated by a bar — are no different.
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The rooftop pool at the Joule in Dallas, Texas, extends eight feet out from the edge of the building, making this pool a must for adventure-seekers.
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Located right in the center of Miami's bustling South Beach scene, the HIGHBAR at the Dream Hotel is the ideal setting for a rooftop party — day or night. The pool lounge is "'70s glam-inspired," giving this rooftop a unique look and vibe.
Dream HotelsThe pool terrace at the Intercontinental in Hong Kong has an "Asian-inspired ambiance," complete with a dining area surrounded by lilly pads and multiple infinity spa pools that offer gorgeous views of Victoria Harbour.
Flickr / InterContinental Hong KongThe trendy Soho House in Berlin, Germany, offers chic hotel rooms and loft spaces as well as a rooftop pool that has an unobstructed view of the city's famous Fernsehturm.
TripAdvisorThe SIXTY LES Hotel rooftop pool is a place to "scene and be seen" in New York City. The art-inspired pool has Andy Warhol photos on its floor.
Sixty HotelsThe rooftop pool at the Grand Hotel Minerva in Florence, Italy, makes for ideal views of the beautiful red rooftops that the city is known for.
Grand Hotel MinervaSet against the majestic Andes mountains, the long narrow rooftop pool at the W in Santiago, Chile, has only a thin glass barrier separating swimmers from incredible views of the city.
TripAdvisorThe Perivolas Hotel in Santorini, Greece, captures the tranquility of island life. The rooftop infinity pool's turquoise water looks as if it flows right into the blue expanse of ocean in front of it.
Perivolas SantoriniDrai's is both a beach and nightclub that's part of the Cromwell Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. What better way to enjoy Vegas than at a rooftop pool with a drink in your hand, surrounded by giant palm trees?
Facebook / The CromwellOpen seven days a week and 24 hours a day, the eighth floor pool at the Pepper Club Hotel and Spa faces the city of Cape Town, South Africa, and its glorious backdrop: Table Mountain. Soak up some sun during the day or go for a midnight swim.
TripAdvisorThe Gansevoort Hotel in New York City's clubbing epicenter, the Meatpacking District, attracts a party crowd who come here to swim and party all year long — the rooftop pool is heated.
Facebook / Gansevoort Meatpacking NYCThe 82-foot-long rooftop pool at the Okura Prestige Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, dominates the hotel's 25th floor and gives swimmers sweeping views of the bustling city's skyline.
TripAdvisorSee Barcelona from above when you take a dip in the Mandarin Oriental's rooftop pool. There's also a terrace that's filled with dining tables, umbrellas, deck chairs, and plants.
Mandarin Oriental BarcelonaDescribed as an exclusive "rooftop retreat," the Thompson Hotel's infinity pool showcases Toronto and Lake Ontario. The lounge's cabanas are a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail during the day or late at night.
TripAdvisorThe Vine Hotel in Funchal, Portugal, calls itself Europe's leading design hotel, so it's no wonder that the hotel's rooftop pool is as chic as it is. The tiled pool is surrounded by all encompassing views of one of Portugal's most stunning cities.
The Vine Hotel
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