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 Pool—Sofitel 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. Open 6:00am–10:00pm daily.
Infinity Pool—Mandarin Oriental
Swim in the Mandarin Oriental’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. MOP $500 per person. Open 7:00am–10:00pm daily.
Mandarin Oriental 945 Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Nape, Macau, +853 8805 8588,
MGM Pool—MGM Macau
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. MOP $400 per person. Membership starts at MOP $2,980/month. Open 8:00am–8:00pm daily.
Wynn Pool—Wynn Macau
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 serve complimentary sunscreen on a silver tray, in addition to ice water and towel service. Lunch and drinks are also available. Wynn Pool access is only for hotel guests. Open 8:00am–8:00pm daily.
Grand Lapa Pool—Grand Lapa Hotel
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. Open 6:30am–10:00pm daily.
Venetian Pools—The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel
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. Open 7:00am–8:00pm daily.