It’s great visiting a hotel with a pool and it’s even cooler when the pool is on the roof with an amazing view. But are you brave enough to take a dip in these scary rooftop hotel pools?
There are rooftop pools and then there are death defying rooftop pools. These are pools located impossibly high off the ground with infinity-edges that make you fear as if the water is going to run off the side of the building, and carry you along with it.
So lets kick off our list of the top 10 scariest rooftop hotel pools.
1. Marina Bay Sands
This thrilling swimming experience is a part of the hotel’s Sands SkyPark which is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and longer than four and a half jumbo jets. The pool itself spans across the top of the resort’s three hotel towers. It is now the world’s largest outdoor swimming pool, at that height. Yes, our stomachs are churning now.
2. W Hong Kong
Don’t feel like swimming in this hotel’s infinity-edged rooftop pool on the 76th floor overlooking the Hong Kong harbour? No worries, you can relax in the infinity-edged hot tub and take in a 240 degree view of the city and harbor as bubbles pulsate gently against your body. And yes, it’s ok to rub up against the glass.
3. The Joule
Eight stories above the city of Dallas, guests at this Luxury Collection Hotel can swim to the deep end without going off the edge. The rooftop pool partially hangs off the side of the building with a plexiglass side so not only can swimmers look down at the city below but pedestrians can look up at the swimmers. Keep your swim trunks on please!
4. The Palms Hotel and Casino
The Hugh Hefner suite in Vegas costs $40,000 to rent out for the night but if you can afford it, you’ll be able to skinny dip in the suite’s very own Playboy bunny pool which also hangs off the side of the building. Just remember, the bunnies cost extra.
5. Golden Nugget
Here’s a more affordable death defying pool experience in Vegas. The shark tank at the Golden Nugget has a three-story water slide that actually goes through the shark tank. It’s totally secure of course, but you can also sit on lounge chairs in just inches of water and watch the sharks go by in their tank if you’re too afraid to do the slide.
6. Thompson Toronto
Thompson Hotels love to brag about their exclusive rooftop scenes and the newest one at Thompson Toronto lives up to the hype. The infinity-edged pool is small but allows some amazing views of the city. And if you’re worried about swimming too close to the edge, don’t be. There’s actually about a three-foot wide walkway between the pool and the rooftop’s edge.
7. Harbor Plaza Hotel Hong Kong
Looks like the W isn’t the only pool in town with a sickening, er, sick view. This view of the Harbour Grand’s pool makes it look as if you are practically a part of the bay. One side of the pool is actually entirely glass-walled so you can see what fellow swimmers are doing, even if you aren’t in the pool. Again, keep it clean folks!
8. Hilton Stucky Molino
This rooftop hotel in Venice has you swimming above the Canal Grande and taking in the sights of the city at the same time. While there are no plexiglass sides and the pool doesn’t hang off the edge of the building, look how close that pool edge is to the edge of the rooftop. We hope those windows are sturdy!
9. Vine Hotels Funchal Madeira
Up on the roof at The Vine Hotel in Madeira, Portugal, guests can choose between a heated infinity-edge swimming pool or a 20m-long jacuzzi, both with killer view of Fort São João and the mountains. Once you’re done with the view, you can get book a massage cabana to unwind after such a stressful day or you can just drink your worries away with a cocktail as the sun sets.
10. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
By now you know that Asia has the rooftop infinity pools on lock and The Fullerton’s pool, although it’s only on the hotel’s second story, offers great views of the city’s landmarks such as Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Asian Civilizations Museum and Boat Quay. And is it just us or does it look like that pool water is flowing downstream?