Macau has no shortage of great pool destinations. With summer just around the corner, here is our list of spots to cool off, relax poolside with a drink, and take in the views. Our philosophy: beat the heat, relax, and do it with style!
Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16
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Sofitel’s pool is the spot to relax under the sun while watching the boats crisscrossing the river from the vantage point of the balcony. Soak up some sunshine poolside and get some iced drinks and refreshments from Mistral Restaurant right by the terrace. If night swimming is your thing, the pool is illuminated to complement the bright city skyline. Pool access is only for hotel guests.
Opening hours: Daily, 6:00am–10:00pm
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Mandarin Oriental, Macau
Swim in the Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s heated outdoor infinity pool and whirlpool, with a magnificent view of the South China Sea. Grab some light refreshments, cool towels, and refreshing face spritzers for a relaxing time by the pool. Free access to the Infinity Pool when you book your stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Macau.
Opening hours: Daily, 7:00am–8:00pm (summer); 8:00am–7:00pm (winter)
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Unwind where the sea meets the sky. Whether you’re enjoying a dip in the infinity pool or taking in the 180-degree view of the South China Sea from the jacuzzi, poolside is the perfect place to be. Order some tropical drinks and cocktails, or even enjoy a poolside spa treatment. Free access to the MGM Pool when you book your stay at the MGM Hotel.
Opening hours: Daily, 8:00am–7:00pm
Surrounded by lush gardens and tropical palm trees, the Wynn pool garden features two heated pools, a whirlpool, plush lounge chairs and inviting cabanas. Lounge by the pool as attendants provides complimentary sunscreen on a silver tray, in addition to ice water and towel service. Lunch and drinks are also available and Wynn Pool access is only for hotel guests.
Opening hours: Daily, 8:00am–8:00pm
Grand Lapa, Macau
Relax or do laps in the heated swimming pool surrounded by cascading waterfalls. There are also water slides to keep children and adventurous adults occupied, as well as indoor and garden whirlpools and an outdoor jacuzzi. The children’s center caters to children aged 3–12 years, is free for members and allows you to drop off your children and make full use of other facilities. Free access to the Grand Lapa Pool when you book your stay at the Grand Lapa, Macau. Memberships start from MOP $19,420.
Opening hours: Daily, 6:30am–10:00pm
The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip
One of the most luxurious hotels in Macau, The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip opens its outdoor swimming pool to non-guests, sometimes with great promotions–especially during summer. Besides hosting cool events related to wellness, it is greatly positioned for sun lovers: get the perfect tan while swimming in these waters. If you get tired, just relax under some shaded sunbed or sit with your feet dipped in the water. Can it get better? Actually, yes: The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip features a warm water jacuzzi for all those looking for a deeper level of relaxation, as well as a lower area destined for kids.
Opening hours: Daily, 10:00am–6:00pm
The St. Regis, Cotai Strip 8/F, Estrada Do Istmo, S/N, Cotai,+853 2882 8898, www.sandscotaicentral.com/hotel-activities/st-regis-macao
Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip
Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip has two major swimming pools with lots of space for people to do everything: swim, sunbathe, eat, drink cocktails and relax while kids play in the water. The view is nice–panoramic of Cotai–and everything is in its right place here. Freshen up in their transparent water or enjoy some sunshine in your skin. Shade and cabanas by the pool are also available, so be sure to check them out if you’re going with a large group of people (up to six). Some summer offers go as low as MOP $150 per person, which is an unmissable deal when it comes to a private pool in Macau!
Opening hours: Daily, 9:00am–7:00pm
Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip Estrada do Istmo. s/n, Cotai, +853 2880 2000
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The Venetian Macao
The Venetian Pools feature four pools located outdoors, guests are welcome to swim in all four pools. Children can enjoy the larger main pools. For added privacy and quiet, check out the Murano pool and heated jacuzzi. Access only for hotel guests and members. Membership starts at MOP $950 per person or MOP $1,620 for couples.
Opening hours: Daily, 7:00am–8:00pm
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All the facilities at MGM Cotai have received great reviews including their outdoor pool that’s a pleasant sight. MGM is already an innovative icon of Macau. We love the glittering jewel-like facade impressing everyone at first glance. It’s also known as a creative culinary destination featuring Macau dining concepts curated by world-renowned celebrity chefs. Many are not aware that hidden inside the fabulous property is a stunning pool. Surrounded by an almost garden paradise, enjoy a dip in the pool or lounge in one of the jacuzzis. We particularly love sipping on tropical drinks and cocktails by the poolside.
Opening hours: 8:00am–7:00pm
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Get some vitamin D and soak up on the extraordinary scenery at the pool located inside Wynn Palace. Yes, you’re not mistaken. One of the best scenery offering lovely views of crystal-blue waters and magical gardens can be found at this five-star property. There’s nothing the whole family won’t love. From the scent of flowers that float in the air to the signature cocktails served as you embrace the summer sun, no request is too small for the friendly staff. Spend an afternoon here with friends and all your worries will fade away. The spectacular pool at Wynn Palace is only one of the grand highlights at this top-rated hotel. Once you’ve actually stayed, you’ll find out exactly why it’s a must-visit.
Opening hours: 7:00am–9:00pm
STUDIO CITY MACAU
If you can feel the heat and need a moment to relax, head to the main outdoor pool of Studio City Macau. We know there are plenty of recreational activities at this property but a simple dip can take you to tranquility. The space beckons the bold to swim up and explore the spacious pool surrounded by sunbeds and cabanas. Enjoy the serene surroundings with family or friends. Please note that the RiverScape water park is currently closed for renovation.
Opening hours: Outdoor pool, 9:00am–6:30pm; F&B service, 11:00am–6:00pm
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BANYAN TREE MACAU
Banyan Tree Macau is the go-to of many urban dwellers for a spot of romance. There’s more to this property than just dining and weddings. One of the huge highlights is actually the cabana. Embrace casual private dining indulging in cocktails, finger food, and a spread of international delights at the Banyan Tree poolside cabana. Cabana offers barbecue packages and direct access to the pool and sunbathing deck area. Feel complete comfort while enjoying a wonderful time with loved ones at this location.
Opening hours: Daily, 11:00am–6:00pm
GRAND COLOANE RESORT
There’s nothing we don’t love at the Grand Coloane Resort. A beautiful beach nearby, delicious food and. spectacular pool. Hear real waves as you swim with the kids at this family-friendly hotel property in Macau. Nestled near Hác-Sa beach and surrounded by sea and the gorgeous Coloane hills, a day trip or staycation is worth every pataca at Grand Coloane Resort. It’s a real retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the noisy city.
Opening hours: 7:00am–11:30pm
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MACAO, COTAI STRIP
If you haven’t been to Splash at Four Seasons Hotel Macao, then you’re missing out on lots of fun. This poolside restaurant is near the cabanas offering complete relaxation. We like the pool at the Four Season’s Hotel Macao for their excellent service allowing us to chill out with the children. Sip a glass of sangria, take selfies by the waterfall pool, and make memories with the precious people in your life. You can rely on the helpful and attentive staff to deliver delicious snacks and drinks if you’re famished.
Opening hours: 12:00pm–7:00pm
THE PARISIAN MACAO
There’s no shortage of fun with the family in Macau. If you’re looking for some water adventure with slides and water guns, The Parisian Macao has all of that and more. Let the little ones grab the chance to get wet aboard a pirate ship and waterslides for playing while you order and drink and lounge on your sunbed. There is a water play area, a gigantic water slide, and swimming pools. This location won’t disappoint kids of all ages. By the end of the day, you’ll have happy little people ready for bed giving some much-needed rest and relaxation.
Opening hours: 10:00am–6:00pm
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GRAND RESORT DECK AT GALAXY MACAU
We’ve saved the best for last with Grand Resort Deck at Galaxy Macau. Make a splash, explore thrilling slides and rides, and escape the heat of the sun at this entire aquatic wonderworld. We recommend you plan and arrive early to enjoy all the amazing features at this location. We love the huge wave pool and the exciting waterslides. The Grand Resort Deck also boasts the world’s longest Skytop Aquatic Adventure River Ride. You can’t miss a visit to the Skytop Gardens, a tranquil, and chill oasis on the Grand Resort Deck. This place is always a winner and guests leave with lasting memories to cherish.
Opening hours: 10:30am–6:30pm (subject to change of seasonal operations). Open from July