When the summer comes to Philippines, the whole country cheers up with joy and take out their swim suits for swimming and water sports that go all day long. However, with the density of population in the Metro Manila, not everyone has the luxury to afford a private pool or head down to a beach resort. So a rooftop pool in Manila might be a great option for you,
Fortunately, a lot of housing and property development projects during the last decade have included swimming pools as a part of the amenities they offer due to the humid weather in Manila most of the year. These pools are usually located at the rooftops in Manila of the housing and apartment complexes, and the high altitude of the pool usually adds even more fun to the experience. In these rooftop pools, you can forget that you are in the midst of a densely populated city even for a few hours when checking out the Manila rooftop pools.
We listed out (in no particular ranking or order) 10 of the best rooftop swimming pools in Manila. Enjoy!
Rooftop Pools In Manila – Best In Manila
The Lancaster Hotel Manila
Standing tall at a whopping 42 stories, Lancaster Hotel Manila is an architectural wonder with a mix of both medieval European and contemporary touches. It is one of the top choices for VIPs, business travelers and high-end leisure travelers who are passing the city. The rooftop area of the hotel contains a nice spacious swimming pool, a jacuzzi and a bar. Due to the height of the building, this is one of the best view points of the entire city with a picturesque panoramic view.
A 3-tower luxury condominium project, Light Residences is a recent addition to the city’s skyline. It boasts of 4 swimming pools at the rooftop (with separate adult and children areas), 5-star level amenities and a commercial center including a mall. The design is meant to give a “resort-like” feeling to the residents, taking them away from the busy and packed streets of Manila to a luxury tropical getaway. The roof top area also features a jogging path, greenhouses, and pubs as well.
BSA Twin Towers
Located at the busy Ortigas Center, these skyscrapers are an urban resident’s dream. The residents at BSA Twin Towers can simply take the elevator to the top floor of the towers and have a mini getaway from all the woes of the city. There is a large lap pool where you can relax by swimming away from your tensions, or simply lounge at the edge of the lagoon pool and read your favorite book while enjoying the view. The rooftop pools are enclosed with a plenty of skylights, which means that you can enjoy the pool regardless of the weather outside.
One Rockwell East Tower
Known to have one of the best rooftop pools in all of Manila, One Rockwell East Tower is a premier condominium complex located in the Rockwell Center, Makati. The unique Z-type lofts in the property has made it even more popular especially among the urban higher middle class of the city as a premier resident location. The rooftop pool is a complete recreational area with a plenty of recliners to lounge around, bars service great cocktails and music to keep yourself entertained.
Azumi Boutique Hotel
This boutique hotel is specially designed to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. Located at Madrigal Business Park, the Azumi Boutique Hotel stands out for its calm and relaxing vibe regardless of its location at the busiest part of the city. The roof top features a stunning infinity pool that you can get a panoramic view of Manila. Pool is quite lengthy and spacious, allowing you to leisurely enjoy this little haven in the midst of a big metropolitan city.
Microtel by Wyndham – Mall of Asia
This world-class hotel brand has continued its legacy in Manila with Microtel by Wyndham property. With the amazing view of Manila Bay, you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at the rooftop and many restaurants and shops in the Mall of Asia building where the hotel is located at. They have kept the rooftop pool area very simple, functional, and fun. Under the hot tropical sun of Manila, this is one of the places that you can swim your heart away and then lounge in the shade with a nice cocktail after.
Cocoon Boutique Hotel
Located at Quezon City, Cocoon Boutique Hotel is the first commercial property to go fully green it its operations in all of Philippines. Every aspect of the hotel is designed in an environmentally friendly way. The rooftop pool and its surroundings have also been designed as close as possible to the nature with rustic wood and pebble walls, floors, and the decorations. In the midst of a big concrete city, this rooftop pool area will surely make you feel closer to the nature.
Close to the much-coveted Manila Golf and Country Club, 28-storey Fairways Tower is one of the most popular residential locations in Manila. Apart from the luxury condominiums, Fairways Tower is also popular for high end social events and gatherings as well. At the top you have the swimming pool with a large recreational area and a roof deck for the stunning panoramic views around. At the roof deck you can see as far as Manila Bay on a clear day.