This article on hotels with rooftop pools in Singapore was first published in December 2018 and updated with new openings in January 2020.
The Lion State enjoys constant temperatures all year round, so staying at a luxury hotel in Singapore without a pool is like going trekking in sandals – not sensible. In fact, hotels with rooftop pools in Singapore usually have the odd local enjoying a weekend staycation.
Travelers to the Lion City looking for something a bit extra should find a pool with a view. There is no better feeling than lazing in an infinity pool in Singapore on top of a skyscraper overlooking the most epic sights – Marina Bay Sands anyone?
- Best hotels with rooftop pools in Singapore
- Other great hotels with pools in Singapore
- Sofitel So Singapore
- PARKROYAL on Pickering
- One Farrer Hotel & Spa
- Mandarin Oriental Singapore
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Park Hotel Alexandra
- Oasia Hotel Novena Singapore by Far East Hospitality
- Amara Sanctuary Resort
- Capella Singapore
- Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
- Ritz Carlton Singapore
- Fullerton Hotel
- W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
- One15 Marina
- Marriott Tang Plaza
- Ascott Orchard Singapore
- Grand Hyatt Singapore
- Hotel Fort Canning
- Capri by Fraser
Best hotels with rooftop pools in Singapore
We’ve curated a list of the greatest hotels in Singapore with rooftop pools, whether it be on the top floor or only a few levels up. Let us know if we’ve missed any rooftop hotel pools in Singapore and we’ll surely add it to our list. This guide to the best things to do in Singapore will be a great companion to your stay.
Marina Bay Sands
The Marina Bay Sands is one of a kind and usually tops any list of best infinity pools in Singapore. You probably arrived at this article because you searched Google for “infinity pool Singapore” or “rooftop pool Singapore hotel”, and this is the hotel you were looking for. The iconic rooftop pool in Singapore has sweeping views of the city-state as well as a trendy bar and restaurant adjacent to it. A little known fact about the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool is that it holds 1423314.83 litres of water!
Members of the public are not allowed access into the pool as it is exclusively reserved for paying guests. But if you pay the minimal fee to the Skypark, which will not only get you access but also a free drink, or go for a drink at Ce La Vie, you can snap a selfie overlooking the pool and the epic view of the Marina and Financial District. You can also check out Gardens by the Bay and its spectacular Light Show from the other lookout point opposite the pool.
Here are some more facts about the Marina Bay Sands to sink your teeth into.
One of the sexiest boutique hotels in Singapore offers a gorgeous cosy rooftop infinity pool in Singapore for a fabulous staycation. Staying at Naumi is luxury at its best as guests are assisted with a Naumi Aide to cater to their every wish.
The Cloud 9 Infinity Pool & Bar offers views of Singapore’s Central Business District, so you can feel at peace while the rest of the world rushes by in a blur. With a fully stocked complimentary minibar and remedies to cure hangovers, Naumi is as practical as it is naughty. The glass partitions in the shower have a frosted option if you’re feeling a bit shy after your swim.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
The lush green space of Fullerton’s Lantern Rooftop Bar is perfect for perusing the sunset with a specially designed Mixologist cocktail in hand.
When you’ve had enough of lazing about and retire to your room for the night, you’ll be treated with floor-to-ceiling windows that extend the panoramic views of the Marina. And here’s a small win – guests registered at the Fullerton Hotel, about a 10 minute walk away, can use this magical swimming.
This works both ways, so registered guests at Fullerton Bay can use the colonial-inspired columned pool at the Fullerton Hotel.
The Westin Singapore
Kiss the heavens on the thirty-fifth floor of the fabulous Westin Singapore. You’re so high up it feels as though you’re swimming among the clouds. Definitely one of the highest hotels with rooftop pool in Singapore.
Located in the financial district, the Westin is the perfect place for a staycation, as its a dash and a jump from the office.
Let the day go by as you bathe in the natural light and earthy tones while looking out over the South China Sea. If you’re staying here, you’ll want to book the corner Grand Premier room for the absolute best views over the Marina and ocean.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
If we only wrote “47-metre rooftop infinity pool with spectacular city views”, it would be enticing enough.
The rooftop pool at Hotel Jen, run by Shagri-La, is by far its standout feature and may be the best hotel rooftop swimming pool in Singapore. The wood paneling extend to wooden cabanas that combine seamlessly with the surrounding foliage.
The hotel is in the bustling shopping metropolis of Orchard Road, so the beautifully designed swimming with sweeping views of the city is the perfect way to end a day of retail therapy. After your laps in the pool, log in to the unrestricted free Wifi to binge or hot the 24-hour fitness centre to get those extra reps in.
Hotel Indigo Katong
Off the beaten tourist path, Hotel Indigo is located in the charming Peranakan neighbourhood of Katong. This boutique hotel has one of the most gorgeous infinity pools in Singapore, right at the top of the sixteenth floor.
The view is a break from the skyscrapers of the city and rather shows the historic picturesque shophouses below. There is also yoga by the pool if you want to stretch out your worries over the awesome views.
The hotel is housed in the former Joo Chiat Police Station, where you will also find the gorgeously designed Baba Chews Bar and Eatery for a delightful meal with a Malacca twist. Be sure to visit East Coast Park, where you can have a barbeque, go camping and a dip in the ocean. Here’s our neighbourhood guide for Joo Chiat and Katong to take with on your stay.
On the lobby level of the hip Hyatt family brand Andaz, lies a beautiful infinity pool in Singapore that overlooks the skyline. This includes sweeping views of the Marina, the Singapore Flyer and most of the CBD from the 25th floor.
This rooftop pool in Singapore is uncovered and outdoors, but there are sun beds and umbrellas to relax or work on your tan. As the hotel is fairly new, you can expect sleek, modern finishes throughout the pool area and the entire hotel. There is a hot tub on the same floor, a Scandinavian-style sauna one level up and a well equipped gym on the 38th level.
And here’s a top tip, Andaz is one of the best places to watch the National Day fireworks while sipping one of their signature cocktails on the 39th floor. Mr. Stork bar is where you can retire to the privacy of your teepee or sit by the edge with the city below – a secret Instagram spot in Singapore. Other eating options include Pandan bakery, Asian-influenced Alley on 25 and its fantastic and generous weekend lazy brunch and premium steakhouse 665°F.
Village Hotel Changi
The closest rooftop pool Singapore hotel to the airport, Village Hotel Changi provides something rare and unique. Nowhere else will you be able to take in views of Pulau Ubin while relaxing in the water in the open air.
Overlooking a canopy of green, the sleek pool area could be taken straight from a Balinese villa. It is a magical sight, where the skyscrapers of the Downtown Core seem to be a distant memory. There is also another pool on the ground floor more suited for families, so your experience will be a relaxed one and is perfect for couples.
Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay is a great place to be based in Singapore. It’s close to all the major attractions like Chinatown, the Marina and Downtown Core. Yet staying so central and having a proper rooftop pool at your disposal is a match made in heaven.
This infinity pool in Singapore, next to a patch of faux grass is by no means luxurious and is only a lap pool, but it will be very much appreciated on the hotter days after a day out sightseeing. There are also two hot tubs and loungers spread out on the deck.
Views are building-heavy, yet the pool is high enough to escape onlookers for additional privacy. There is also a 24hr fitness centre on the rooftop if you didn’t break enough of a sweat touring the Lion City.
Capri by Fraser China Square
Opened in May 2019, this is the second Capri by Fraser property to land in the Lion City (the other one in Changi also has a pool, but not on the roof, see details at the end of this list). Located right next to Singapore’s Chinatown, it’s the perfect place to stay for both business and leisure travellers and is located near three MRT stations. This is a great rooftop pool Singapore hotel to view both Chinatown below and the CBD’s skyscrapers towering overhead.
There are steam rooms, a world-class gym, meeting facilities, PS4s and executive lounges. The hotel is what Google might think up with its bountiful meeting places that are geared toward social living. The interiors are inspired by its surroundings and are focused on Chinatown but with a modern twist.
Get taste of what living the good life in Singapore is all about at the Citadines Balestier ApartHotel. Located in Novena, equidistant from Orchard Road and MacRitchie, it’s a nice option to be away from the CBD and Marina. There is an outdoor pool on the 6th floor along with a BBQ pavilion, kids play area, fitness area gym and both an indoor and outdoor Residents’ Lounge. While this is not a true Singapore rooftop pool hotel, we count it as a rooftop pool as it’s high enough, has a view and is outdoor.
As this is part apartment and part hotel, you can expect all amenities in the suites along with complete and fully equipped kitchenettes, en-suite bathrooms, ample closet space and a work desk. You can also choose a studio-apartment type room or a one bedroom.
Other great hotels with pools in Singapore
While the above list of hotels with rooftop pools is quite extensive, there are also a few hotels with a pool in Singapore that deserve mention.
Their pools may not be at the top of the hotel, but they are still great.
With temperatures regularly above 30 degree Celsius, booking a hotel with a pool in Singapore is a no brainer and the best choice you can make. After hours sightseeing in the heat, a hotel pool is a great way to relax and take a break from the asphalt.
Sofitel So Singapore
The Sofitel So Singapore pool screams luxury as it is the only one to feature golden-coloured tiles. The feel at the Sofitel, surrounded by the glittering skyscrapers of the CBD, could be described as French jetsetter-chic.
Choose from an array of international wines and champagnes at the HI-SO Rooftop Bar. The fashionista suites include interiors designed by Isabelle Miaja and Karl Lagerfeld.
The hotel itself, within a heritage building containing neo-classical columns, is a fantastic blend of old and new. So you get a real feel of what the Lion City is all about.
PARKROYAL on Pickering
The tropical eco-conscious luxe oasis that is PARKROYAL on Pickering is like no other hotel you’ve ever stayed at.
The infinity pool, complete with bird-cage cabanas, is perched along lush foliage that covers the entire hotel. This makes this infinity pool in Singapore look more like a sky garden than a hotel in the city.
While the pool is not on the rooftop, it is high enough to get (5th floor) to get a relaxing view adjacent Hong Lim Park which blends seamlessly with the foliage of the hotel.
Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, the architectural marvel is well worth a visit on a trip through Chinatown. You won’t be sorry you went, it is on of the most Instagrammable spots in Singapore.
One Farrer Hotel & Spa
The scale of One Farrer Hotel is massive. It has a hotel-within-a-hotel concept, so there are many options to select. You can select the Urban Hotel for a chic contemporary stay, the Loft Apartments for duplex New York-esque living, the Skyline Hotel for penthouse sophistication or the Sky Villas for uber luxury.
The pool is one the largest hotel swimming pools in Singapore, without a doubt, as it is Olympic is proportion. While it isn’t situated on the tip top of the building, it is on the 6th floor. What it lacks in height it makes up for in size.
The Sunset Bar is a nice addition and lives up to its name as this is the perfect place to watch the sun go down. It’s also close to Chinatown and Little India where you can explore sites like the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Singapore, and Museum or the infamous Mustafa Centre.
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
The iconic hotel, shaped much like its fan logo, is the epitome of SE Asian hospitality. Poolside, The Mandarin Oriental Singapore offers statuesque fountains, comfy cabanas, plentiful palm trees and a panoramic view of the glimmering Financial District and Marina.
Due to the brands emphasis on service, you can expect your experience at this hotel’s rooftop to be a little different.
There is a lifeguard on duty, attendants constantly pass by with cold mint-scented towels and ice water, there is sunscreen provided gratis and you can catch up on the latest headlines with a free newspaper. There are also several dining options, but the poolside menu is also perfect for a quick bite.
Courtyard by Marriott
Another option for a hotel with a rooftop pool in Singapore close to Orchard Road is the Courtyard by Marriott.
The hotels’ rooftop pool is located way up on the thirty-third floor and offer 360 degree views of gritty downtown Singapore and green MacRitchie Reservoir Park.
The pool area is decorated with clean lines and wood flooring that offers a calming ambience. While you can devour international cuisine at the Sky22 restaurant or have a quick nush at the Lobby Lounge Deli, the Urbana Rooftop Bar is the perfect place for lighter fare and signature cocktails to sip with your sunset.
Park Hotel Alexandra
While most of the hotels on this list are near the CBD and the Marina, Park Hotel Alexandra is unique in that it is the only one to the west.
Guests will therefore experience a view like no other as they peer over the amazing green canopy of the Southern Ridges and the uniquely designed block-shaped Interlace apartment complex.
The 25 metre-long infinity pool on the seventh floor comes with a swim up bar serving exotic cocktails and gourmet bar bites from hamburger sliders to oysters, Aqua Luna.
If you’re in for a more refined dining experience you can slip on some clothes and head to meat-forward Carvery or have your morning bites and barista-made coffee at the Coffee Belt.
Oasia Hotel Novena Singapore by Far East Hospitality
Situated in Novena, near the Courtyard by Marriott, the Oasia Hotel Novena has two wonderful swimming pools within its premises. The first in an area called the Oasis is an open-air 20m lap pool on the 8th floor in a garden setting – with jacuzzi.
The second pool in an area called the Living Room is a more exclusive affair and is reserved only for guests staying in Club Rooms or Suites.
This private room has sweeping views of the city and is a perfect place to have some alone time while watching the spectacular Singapore sunset.
Entering the Living Room feels like you have gained access to a private club and is perfect for private business meetings or a couple’s retreat.
Amara Sanctuary Resort
While the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove has one of the biggest pools in Singapore, it is on ground level and can be rather noisy. Your best option for some peace and tranquility in a pool on Sentosa is the SkyPool on the roof of the luxurious Amara Sanctuary resort.
The SkyPool is only one of four swimming pools within the premises, and while it offers amazing views of the South China Sea, there is an even more luxurious option. Those staying at the Larkhill Terrace Suites will instantly gain access to the premier infinity pools of the Larkhill Terrace Pool. There is also the Dreampool amid natural foliage and the Children Pool complete with waterslide. You can also reserve a Pool Villa if you’re looking for a bit more privacy.
Don’t only stay for the pools, but also the gym with personal trainer, the wonderful Spa Luna, buggy services, complimentary shuttle services to HarbourFront and a walking tour of the surrounding gardens.
I have stayed at the Capella on Sentosa on two separate occasions and can truly say that this is the most beautiful hotel pool in Singapore.
As you can tell from the image above, the pool area is multi-tiered, surrounded by lush nature and has views of the ocean. I would say it is Singapore’s equivalent of the Hanging Gardens in Ubud, Bali.
The hotel is designed by the incredible team at Foster + Partners so you can expect nothing but the best in the use of space and the mix of old and new, functional and aesthetic, cosmopolitan and tranquil.
What’s more, the top level pool is adults only where you can sip a pina colada in splendid solitude. Hip Siloso, one of Singapore’s best beaches, is also a few minutes away on foot.
Expect a hip and happening vibe with beautiful people, freshly shucked oysters, a mariachi band and Singapore’s only Cuban bar, Bob’s Bar.
Read my full review of the Capella Sentosa here.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
Not to be confused with the SO Sofitel on the main island mentioned above, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is located on the hip island and equidistant from both Tanjong and Palawan beaches, so you have options.
The large pool is epic in size, with a colonial finish that could transport you to the majesty of hotel pools in India. What’s more, if you’re visiting on weekends you don’t even need to be staying at the hotel, but can use it if you book brunch.
The SO Spa is also incredible and is in fact the largest in the world with a massive lap pool of its own. In fact, there are three pools in total at the spa, the cerulean-tiled lap pool, the float pool surrounded by waterfalls and the mud pool for a Moroccan rhassoul clay detox. There is also a world-class gym on site, but with all the water available, you most likely will not be using it.
Ritz Carlton Singapore
Similar to the lavish Mandarin Oriental, the Ritz Carlton Singapore has possibly the prettiest hotel pool in the Marina. The outdoor 25m lap pool is surrounded by lush foliage, a three-tiered timber pool deck, and there are both sun loungers and private cabanas to choose from.
Have a snack by the pool with any drink of your choice and let the kids roam free on one of the complimentary pool floats.
The hotel itself also has an award-winning bakery, Colony, a one Michelin star restaurant, Summer Pavilion, a 4,200-piece art collection and for the party-goers there is the Club Lounge on the 32nd floor with draw-dropping panoramic views of the city. The spa is also pleasing for the eyes and the soul.
With large ancient Greek columns to the one side and a beautiful Singapore river to the other, the Fullerton Hotel has one of the most picturesque hotel pools in Singapore.
Along with a complimentary heritage tour, Merlion cocktail, and airport transfer, guests at Fullerton Hotel will also gain access to the Fullerton Bay rooftop pool just 10 minutes away on foot.
Escape to their beautiful spa or choose from an array of various dining options at one of their five different restaurants. For the business traveler, there is a full financial centre, a charging station and an automated foreign exchange machine. Use the Straits Club for an extra luxe touch.
There are also a host of family-friendly activities on offer from GoGreen personal mobility devices (e-scooters and Segway miniPROs) to the Marina Bay Light and Water Show.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
While W Hotels are usually geared toward young, hip couples looking for a party along with their vacation, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is more of a family-friendly affair. The massive pool surrounded by greenery of all sorts is catered for families seeking a fun staycation by the ocean.
There is also a pretty swim up bar, but the shallow water means that there will be kids splashing around. If you do want to find some adult solace, you will have to take a look at Woo Bar There with cocktails and oysters on Friday, free flow tequila and margaritas with DIY nachos on Saturday for S$65pp and other offers during the week.
I stayed there recently and have mixed feelings about the property. Although I definitely recommend it for traveling families. Read my full review here.
If you ever wanted to get a taste of the lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous, then this is the place to go. The glass walls and views overlooking the yachts of the Marina will surely make you feel all luxed-out.
There are also regular swimming activities and lessons through Yvonne Swim School that can be booked from the Recreation Office. The Pool Bar has snacks and drinks on offer, and you can also relax in the Jacuzzi.
The Sentosa hotel has just about anything you could want on your vacation, no matter what type of traveler you are. There are several dining options, a gym, an arcade at the youth & kids club, tennis courts, table tennis, workstations at the InnerCove Member’s Lounge… we think you get the point.
Marriott Tang Plaza
Shopaholics seeking respite after a day of retail therapy at Orchard Road should look no further than Marriott Tang Plaza.
The newly renovated outdoor swimming pool in one of the most iconic structures on the strip is the perfect place to relax after all that walking. The Tangs-style cabanas add a pretty Asianic resort feel and the curvy glass ION Orchard Mall juts out for an extra futuristic look.
The hotel fitness centre is one of the most well-equipped in the city-state and the several dining options will have your mouth watering, particularly the Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Level 3.
Ascott Orchard Singapore
Located on the fourth floor of the Ascott Orchard Singapore, their pool is modern, sleek and complete with a glass enclosure.
Also situated in the bustling Orchard Road area, the hotel is as central as it gets and the perfect place for first-time visitors. It’s even linked to Paragon shopping mall through a covered bridge.
The Ascott has more of a residence feel than a resort vibe, so it is the best example of how the wealthier residents of Singapore live. There are both indoor (with air-con) and outdoor fitness areas, a resident’s lounge to socialise of dinner and popular Singaporean cafe KITH on the first floor.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Just off the main Orchard Road strip, the Grand Hyatt is another central option for both solo or family travelers. The cabanas that surround the turquoise pool provide an intimate, private and relaxed feel.
The pool area is in a garden setting with several options to dip into. There is a kiddies pool and an adults option among the greenery.
The stone and wood lined Damai spa is luxurious and provides Chinese, Malay, Indian, and European treatments. The Damai also has a 24/7 fitness centre. And you most definitely won’t go hungry with 8 dining options to choose from serving a variety of options from Italian to private BBQs by the pool.
This is truly a hotel for families with kids. There are interactive areas both indoor and outdoor at the Explorer Zone where they can frolic in the sand pits, nets, slides, ball pits and mazes. There is even a Toddler Zone, which is equipped with swings and slides, an interactive piano floor, a ball pit and vintage kiddie rides.
And the pool? It is absolutely massive where the little ones can explore with a sense of adventure. There’s even a water play zone with splash pads and a large pirate ship that they can climb and slide down.
Of course, parents can take the day off and relax at the spa or get some exercise done in the well equipped fitness centre looking out into the greenery.
Here’s my review of Shangri-la Singapore.
Hotel Fort Canning
After an unplanned stay at Fort Canning, I can recommend this pool hotel for anyone who wants to stay in seclusion amid absolute greenery in the middle of Fort Canning Park.
There are two mineral pools to choose from and they are both the cleanest you will experience in the Red Dot. This is due to the technology used in the filtration system and developed for European Aerospace. The system is designed by NASA and is used for the astronauts’ drinking water. So you can expect zero chlorine and the most refreshing dip you’ve ever taken.
The main pool is slightly smaller and has a kiddies pool, but is surrounded by cabanas and sun loungers. The other pool is basically Olympic sized with an adjacent second tier below and is great for getting in some laps, the perfect way to keep fit while traveling.
The hotel itself is set in a beautiful location, and most rooms include a balcony that seems to merge with the greenery outside. You can read my complete review here.
Capri by Fraser
This upscale all-suite hotel is a good option if you’re looking to stay close to Changi. The lavish and large outdoor pool is located on the second floor alongside the 24 hour gym with steam and sauna rooms. Gamers or those traveling with children can visit one of the many PS4 (with VR) or XBOX-One gaming rooms to satisfy their needs.
While all suites are clean and minimal, the large Studio Terrace Suite is the most opulent and comes with its own spacious private terrace that includes a large hammock bed. For dining there is only one option, Caprilicious serving American buffet breakfast, set lunches and a la carte dinners. There is also a chillout lobby bar, Drinx, for night-time nibbles and cocktails.