18 Best Hotels with Swimming Pools in Asia for Your Next Vacation

18 Best Hotels with Swimming Pools in Asia for Your Next Vacation

From pools nestled in the heart of a jungle to glass-bottomed pools on the highest floor — the pools in Asia are just getting crazier!

What’s better than diving into a pool on a hot day? Diving into one while enjoying epic scenery on a hot day, of course! Fortunately, there’s an abundance of resorts and hotels with swimming pools like this all around Asia. Whether you’re looking for an urban staycation or an all-out tropical holiday, we believe no luxury stay would be complete without a pool with a view. 

From infinity pools perched over lush Balinese canopies to glass-bottomed pools atop a skyscraper — you’ll definitely find many a pool with a view in our stunning continent. Here, we’ve rounded the best swimming pools in Asia that’ll both cool you down and give you enviably amazing photos to flex on Instagram. We’ve even divided it according to what type of scenery awaits you. So c’mon dive in, the sun’s too hot!

Best hotel swimming pools in Asia with spectacular landscapes

1. Hanging Gardens of Bali – Indonesia

How fascinating are these two-tiered pools that are reminiscent of cascading waterfalls? You’ll find these at the Hanging Gardens of Bali, which is popular for having one of the most amazing swimming pools in Asia! Go on and cool down, with the lush jungle as your backdrop. Who knows, maybe you’ll get to see Tarzan swinging out! (Just kidding, that’s in a different continent.)

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2. Topas Ecolodge – Vietnam

Is this what a highland heaven looks like? Located deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains, Topas Ecolodge is perfect for those looking for a total escape from city living. Enjoy a dip in their twin pools, while soaking in magnificent views of rolling hills, valleys, and ethnic villages that go as far as the eye can see! 

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Also read: A 6D5N Itinerary of Northern Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sa Pa

3. Wildflower Hall, Shimla – India

Tucked away in the Himalayas at exactly 8,250 feet high is the Wildflower Hall, Shimla. Formerly the stately home of a British commander-in-chief, it’s now a must-visit historic hotel with an amazing infinity pool-slash-outdoor jacuzzi. After all, what better way to bask in the feeling of being on top of the world, right?

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Also read: Exploring the Asian Alps: 7 Countries to Visit For An Awesome Alpine Vacation

4. Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan – Myanmar

What’s it like staying in the Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan? Given that it’s right in the middle of the Bagan Archaeological Zone, you can gaze at the dreamy horizon dotted with famous breathtaking temples — all the way from their infinity pool! So yes, it’s a pretty magical experience, if you’d ask us! 

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5. Amanjiwo – Indonesia

Speaking of hotels with swimming pools that overlook famous temples, there’s also Amanjiwo in Central Java. This one offers unparalleled views of the Borobudur Temple Compounds, which also serves as the inspo for the resort’s luxurious architecture! And top it all off, its blissful surroundings are perfect after a long day of exploring historic attractions nearby. 

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Also read: 10 Breathtaking Temples in Southeast Asia You Might Not Know About

Stunning hotels with swimming pools by the beach (or lake)

6. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa – Vietnam

On a sunny island down south, you’ll find the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa and its unique mosaic-tiled pool that’s shaped like a seashell. Don’t you think it’s the stuff of mermaid dreams? This whimsical landscape was designed by Bill Bensley, A.K.A. one of the biggest names in hospitality architecture!

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7. Alila Villas Koh Russey – Cambodia

Image credit: Agoda

As you can see, Asia never seems to run out of hotels with swimming pools that also double as architectural gems. But have you ever seen a 98-foot-long one that’s meant to mimic both the Cambodian Krama pattern and the maze-like layout of Angkor Wat? Such is the concept behind the pool structure at Alila Villas Koh Russey.

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8. Six Senses Samui – Thailand

Not sure if we’re looking at a pool, or an opening scene of a Hollywood summer movie set in Koh Samui (oh cool, it rhymes!). Anyway, here we have Six Senses Samui, which has one of the best hotel swimming pools overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. With only 66 villas — most of which have private pools, too — it guarantees a serene and secluded holiday! 

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9. Alila Villas Uluwatu – Indonesia

Alila Villas Uluwatu is another Balinese wonder that boasts one of the most dazzling swimming pools in Asia. And just like most luxury villas on the island, its architecture perfectly blends in with the natural environment. Situated on a coastal clifftop, it’s certainly a sight to behold — especially when you can see the clouds being reflected on the water. It’s almost as if you’re walking on air! 

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10. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala – Sri Lanka

We didn’t think a futuristic-safari theme could actually be possible till we stumbled upon Wild Coast Tented Lodge Yala. Wouldn’t it be cool to swim in a pool with views of both luxurious cocoon-like tents and the Indian Ocean on the horizon? Oh, and it’s also adjacent to Yala National Park, which is famous for its dense population of leopards. 

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Also read: 10 Glamping Sites in Asia That Are Perfect For Your Girls Trip

11. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur – India

Standing on what used to be the hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar is another masterpiece by Bill Bensley: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur. With its countless domes, turrets, fountains, and other palatial elements, it’s clearly a study in majestic splendour. It has several swimming pools you can choose from; some showcase the scenic Lake Pichola, while others are in the middle of the hotel’s landscaped gardens. Either way, it’s like a scene straight out of a Bollywood tale!

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Also read: 10 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Travel to India Soon

12. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila – Philippines

This bayside hotel is your best bet for a tropical-inspired hideaway the next time you’re in Manila. Here, you can have a relaxing time in the freeform pool, with the towering coconut trees swaying around you. And among the hotel swimming pools in Asia, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is definitely one of the most romantic, especially during sunset! 

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Hotel pools in Asia with amazing cityscapes

13. The Peninsula Hong Kong – Hong Kong

Nothing says “weather-proof indulgence” better than hotels with indoor swimming pools — like this one in The Peninsula Hong Kong! Not only does it have panoramic views over Victoria Harbour, but it’s also inspired by classic Roman baths. Go ahead, take in the marble columns and other palatial elements while enjoying the heated pool. 

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Also read: 6 Memorable Moments in Hong Kong We Miss Most and How We Can Relive Them

14. InterContinental Dubai Festival City – United Arab Emirates

Image credit: IHG Official Website

Swim if you dare in this elevated glass-bottom swimming pool at InterContinental Dubai Festival City. Yup, it really extends straight out of the hotel! So, if you’ve ever wondered how superheroes feel when they leap off buildings, then this is the closest you’ll get. Sounds like an exciting gravity-defying plan, yes?

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Also read: Remote Workers Are Now Welcome to Operate in Dubai for One Year!

15. Aman Tokyo – Japan

Another stunning hotel indoor pool would be the one in Aman Tokyo. It’s quite a striking yet tranquil space to unwind, where you can also take in the spectacular Tokyo skyline — including the famous Tokyo Tower! Needless to say, the global resort group always gets it right when it comes to aesthetics for various types of surroundings. 

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Also read: Seoul or Tokyo: Which East Asian Capital Should You See First?

16. Galaxy Macau – Macao

This right here is every kid’s wildest dream come true. At 575 metres high, Galaxy Macau is home to Skytop Aquatic Adventure River Ride, A.K.A. the world’s longest river pool! This water park also boasts a wave pool that comes with an artificial white sand beach. Yup, say no more — we just might book a one-way ticket.

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17. 137 Pillars Suites & Residences – Thailand

Dreaming of sipping cocktails by a rooftop pool, while immersing yourself in the Bangkok cityscape? Well then, head over to 137 Pillars Suites & Residences! It’s definitely a great way to refresh and relax after a long day of exploring the ever-bustling capital. The poolside bar also offers the culinary delights if you’d like something scrumptious to go with your drink and views. 

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18. Marina Bay Sands – Singapore

Of course, one can’t talk about hotels with swimming pools in Asia without mentioning the one at the Sands SkyPark in Marina Bay Sands. The iconic 150-metre infinity pool is set 57 stories up, making it the highest one in the world! A modern emblem of Singapore if you will, this pool offers spectacular views of the downtown skyline that are nearly impossible to top. Is it even any wonder why it’s consistently one of the most Instagrammed hotels in the world?

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Also read: 12 Perfect Spots to Catch The Sunset in Singapore

Suffice to say, the best hotel swimming pools in Asia certainly have their way of filling you with so much wanderlust. So, which of these are you bookmarking for your next trip?


Featured image credit: Hanging Gardens of Bali Official Instagram Page

Facebook image credit (left): Topas Ecolodge Official Facebook Page

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