There’s no question that layovers and delays are awful—and sometimes happen for the strangest reasons. Fortunately, these 12 airports won’t let you get bored. In fact, you can even squeeze some exercise into your long wait by going for a swim (after all, it’s the best exercise in the world). Yes, really. Going for a swim while you wait for your flight is now a reality.
11 gorgeous airport pools
11 gorgeous airport pools
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
The Westin Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
The Westin Denver International Airport is the ideal layover location with their indoor saltwater heated pool. With walls of windows, views of the airfield, and incredible sunset views from the pool you'll never want to leave.
Photo credit: Starwood Hotels
Aerotel Singapore at Changi International Airport, Singapore
The Aerotel Singapore in Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi Airport (which is rated the best airport in the world) is Asia's only airport transit hotel with an outdoor swimming pool. Created with tired travelers in mind, this outdoor pool even has a poolside bar.
Photo credit: Aerotel
Hong Kong Sky City Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong, China
At the Hong Kong Sky City Marriott Hotel, you'll never run out of things to do. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's sauna room, jacuzzi, steam room, and of course, the 89-foot indoor heated pool (with lifeguards) during their stay.
Photo credit: Marriott
Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Richmond, Canada
During your stay at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, finding a gym or fitness area to pass time won't be a problem. Their pool is a mechanized resistance pool, which means guests can swim against a self-adjusted current all while looking over the Delta airlines check-in area.
Punta Cana International Airport, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
You have something else to look forward to this December besides the holidays: Punta Cana International Airport's outdoor infinity pool. As part of their new VIP lounge set to open this December, guests can take a dip in their incredible infinity pool overlooking the airport—only feet away from the planes!
Photo credit: Punta Cana Airport
Grand Hyatt DFW, Dallas, TX
Guests can take a break from their busy traveling (and the Texas heat!) by taking a dip in the Grand Hyatt DFW's rooftop saline pool. Chlorine-free, the mineral-infused water leaves skin feeling silky soft and is open 24 hours.
Photo credit: Hyatt
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bang Phli, Thailand
Despite being right next to the airport, you won't hear any plane noise at the Hilton Munich Airport in Germany. Take a dip in their 56-foot pool in between flights. Might as well use the jacuzzi, whirlpool, sauna, and steam room while you're there! While you're at the airport, here are some things you should NEVER buy.