The temperature in Bangkok can be pretty sweltering and on a hot afternoon nothing feels better than plunging into a cool swimming pool. The many resorts and hotels around Bangkok have a collection of gorgeous swimming pools with elegant designs, comfortable sun loungers, amazing views and much more.
Having an attractive and inviting swimming pool area can really make a big difference in your hotel stay. If you are looking for a refreshing place to stay with a great pool, here are some options:
Okura Prestige Hotel Bangkok
This infinity pool looks like it flows right off the edge of the 25th floor, giving you the impressive that you could just float right off the edge (there is a hidden ledge, of course). The view is breath-taking and from your cushy sun lounger you can gaze out over the Bangkok skyline and watch the sky. This luxurious hotel also offers a number of other facilities, including a 24 hour gym, two amazing restaurants and a high end spa.
Millennium Hilton Bangkok
The swimming pool at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok curves around the side of the building and offers jaw-dropping views of the Chao Phraya River. The comfortable deck chairs are slightly submerged in the water along the edge of the pool and there are also several luxurious day beds in the shade to relax on. If you are in the mood for a refreshment, head up to the 31st floor where you can enjoy a 360 degree vista of Bangkok while sipping on a sundowner cocktail.
This pool really stands out due to its unique design, with a shimmering silver curved abstract sculpture situated alongside the water that offers shade for swimmers. From above the pool is shaped like a winking eye – inspired by the Surrealist artist Salvador Dali. This is a very popular pool for parties and at night it is transformed into a multi-coloured disco with LED lights and pumping tunes. During the day, the private cabanas are some of the hottest lounging spots in the city – so make sure you book in advance.
The Peninsula Bangkok
The design of this pool will make you forget you are in the middle of a city, as it is surrounded by a shady garden area of manicured shrubs and flowers. It flows slightly downhill and underneath a few footpaths until it widens into the pain pool area – with a view overlooking the Chao Phraya River. This spot is also known for its excellent poolside bar, where you can order a drink to sip while sitting in one of the elegant cabanas.
The Oriental Residence
This sleek and stylish hotel offers a swimming pool surrounded by cabanas, which is partially shaded from the hot sunshine. The pool offers a view out over the gardens and the city skyline, the perfect place to relax with a cocktail and watch the sunset. The rest of the hotel is truly elegant as well, with a white on white colour scheme, hardwood floors, cool marble and spacious apartment-style rooms.
If you want to enjoy a quiet and private swim, this is the ultimate pool for you. When you check into the gorgeous Presidential Suite, you will have 420 square metre pool space that is all your own and also comes with a private butler. You can request lunch or afternoon tea in the dining room or out on the deck and then take a dip with your own view of the Bangkok skyline. You can even have your personal trainer and masseuse visit you in your suite as well – why would you want to leave?
These are just a few examples of the most luxurious and inviting hotel swimming pools in Bangkok. When you are booking your getaway, make sure that you keep the hotel pool in mind so that you can look forward to taking the plunge in a lovely, cool, refreshing and beautiful setting.