Oh, imagine the cool water gliding over your outstretched legs as you sip on a sangria, watching a spectacular sunset that reflects off the pool. Or imagine lying with your back on a float and watching the clouds drift away without a care in the world.
In the hectic hustle and bustle of our daily lives, what could be better than a short getaway to a rooftop pool that offers a beautiful view and ultimate relaxation too? What a beautiful way to soak up Vitamin D! It truly would be a dream come true, for me at least.
All we can do right now is dream — as the pandemic has left us grounded to our home countries — and here are ten rooftop pools we can all dream about until we get the chance to pack our bags and set off.
1. Four Seasons Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Dubai
The rooftop pool on the seventh floor of this magnificent hotel is equally remarkable, holding a Mediterranean style. You could look out at the Dubai skyline with the Burj Khalifa on one side and the Arabia Gulf on the other. At night, the sight is truly one to behold as internal lighting illuminates the pool, making it shimmer.
2. The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney, Australia
A 69-room boutique hotel situated between two iconic buildings, The Clare Hotel Pub and the Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building, The Old Clare Hotel retains major architectural features of them both. It incorporates both vintage furnishings and modern, urban decor. The rooftop pool comes with a bar, a lounge and a heated pool, of course.
3. NH Collection Mexico City Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico
Situated in the heart of the upscaled neighborhood of Zona Rosa, it is surrounded by high-end boutiques, and restaurants. It is also just a stone’s throw away from the financial hub of Mexico. The red-tiled pool gives an illusion of a never-ending brilliant sunset with crimson hues. You could laze in a heated outdoor pool, admiring the urban views from a chic sun terrace.
4. Hotel Le Crystal, Montréal, Canada
Hotel Le Crystal is conveniently located just a mere twenty minutes away from Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). On the twelfth floor, there is an outdoor hot tub, along with a rooftop hot tub, indoor saltwater pool, and a spa overlooking the breathtaking Canadian skyline.
5. Perivolas Hotel, Santorini, Greece
The Perivolas had a humble beginning, where a sailor and his wife purchased a piece of cliff, wishing to transform it into a picturesque holiday retreat. Today, some 300-year-old cliff faces have been changed to 20 beautiful individual suites. The infinity pool overlooking the crystal blue Aegean seas makes you feel like you’re taking a dip in the ocean itself.
6. The Norman, Tel Aviv, Israel
There is a beautiful rooftop infinity pool right next to a pampering wellness center, with complimentary drinking water and towels available at all times. You could unwind after some business meetings, and soak up the terrific cityscape fringed with fragrant orange trees.
7. The W, Santiago, Chile
Situated in the bustling financial district of Santiago, urban life coexists with the unspoiled view of the Andes Mountains. A fine sight to behold indeed, as you unwind and do a few laps.
8. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, Spain
Located on Passeig de Gràcia, the Mandarin Oriental is one of the city’s best loved hotels. It provides a wonderful balance of style and luxury as the rooftop pool offers a 360-degree view of the city as well as an iconic landmark of Casa Batlló.
9. Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Rome, Italy
Indeed a mouthful, but the sights are truly mind-blowing. A shimmering canvas of blue awaits you, as you dip your toes in the rooftop pool and soak in the rich sights of Rome. Or perhaps you could splurge a little and get a private Jacuzzi that overlooks St. Peter’s Basilica.
10. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Last but not least, a little treat from our home country. Did you know that the massive infinity pool on the fifty eighth floor of Marina Bay Sands’ SkyPark, is one of the worlds longest pools at five hundred feet? It also boasts an observation deck at the same level, for more views.
So what are you waiting for? Hurry now, and pick one of these amazing rooftop pools for a quick vacation or stay-cation, once you are able to travel!