Those that live in a condo with a swimming pool are lucky. They have easy access to free dip n’ swim when the heat gets unbearable.
For those who don’t have easy access to a cool escape in the city, the other option is for a staycation at hotels with swimming pools.
From the north to the south of Metro Manila, we’ve got you covered with the best swimming pools in hotels you can go to and lounge in when you need a quick breather.
1. Raffles Makati
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati
Right at the heart of Makati is Raffles Hotel, with an exclusive swimming pool that’s most Instagram-worthy at sunset and at night. You can stay at one of their Junior Suites and wine and dine at the pool area at night.
2. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex Roxas Blvd Brgy. 76, Pasay
Speaking of sunsets, one of the best places to see the Manila sunset is of course at Manila Bay. Take that experience up a notch by staying at Sofitel, where there’s a sunset barbecue fronting Manila Bay on the weekends, all while you lounge in their cozy bean bags. You can also choose from their selection of wines and relax and dip in their beautiful swimming pool by the bay.
3. Edsa Shangri-la Hotel
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
This luxury 5-star hotel may be in the middle of chaotic EDSA, but they’ve truly lived up to their name in delivering only the best accommodation and services. Their swimming pool brings the ambiance of a tropical paradise in the city, and it’s worth the visit.
4. Maxims at Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard, Pasay, Metro Manila
Maxims Hotel is really worth a visit for when you have a Balikbayan friend or family member, as it’s just in front of the airport. You may also have seen the Maxims swimming pool on social media and, it’s definitely worth seeing IRL. The pool is located on the fifth floor with private cabanas perfect for lounging in.
5. New World Manila Bay Hotel
1588 Pedro Gil St, Ermita, Manila
One hotel swimming pool that also went out of its way in delivering a tropical ambiance is New World Manila Bay Hotel. They have bay view rooms and excellent food, so you’re guaranteed to have a great staycation right here. If you’re planning a romantic evening, you should also try The Fireplace.
For providing a sense of privacy and a great chill ambiance, The Farm at San Benito is the go-to place for those who want to experience the ultimate health retreat and relaxation.
Need more convincing? Checkout Aubrey Miles’ and Troy Montero’s Instagram pages and see just how enticing it is to enjoy nature and the utmost privacy at The Farm.