Bangkok is boiling hot at the best of times and, after a day of trekking around temples or indulging in retail therapy, nothing beats a dip in a cool pool to help you wind down. These are the hotels where you’ll find the best infinity pools in Bangkok.
A two-minute walk from Asok Skytrain station in central downtown Bangkok, the Continent Hotel’s infinity pool certainly packs in the views from its impressive setting all the way up on the 37th floor. The pool features both partly submerged sunbeds and stylish cabanas, and the adjacent H2O Pool Bar serves a range of cocktails to make the prospect of a quick dip even more inviting.
There’s something resolutely sexy about the exterior design of the Hansar Hotel Bangkok, and there’s little doubt the eighth-floor infinity pool is a big part of that. The invitingly blue waters of this gorgeous pool at once evoke both a playful and serene vibe, and the stunning green views of the neighbouring Royal Bangkok Sports Club – with the city’s infamous skyscrapers in the distance – only add to the ambience.
Sleek and stylish is the name of the game at the AVANI Riverside’s rooftop infinity pool, up on the 26th floor of this high-end property right beside Bangkok’s majestic Chaophraya on the opposite bank from the rest of the city. Slip into the 25-metre (82-foot) pool from the sublime wooden deck, or simply sink into one of the contemporary wavy cream sunbeds and soak up the sky-high vibes with views of the downtown area’s skyscrapers in the distance.
Intimate-feeling, New-York-loft-vibe-espousing Ad Lib Bangkok – tucked into the quiet end of Sukhumvit Soi 1, just along from Thailand’s prestigious Bumrungrad International Hospital and a short walk from the heart of the bustling downtown Nana neighbourhood – packs a punch when it comes to its beautiful rooftop infinity pool. Surrounded by chic sunbeds and hemmed in with hedge greenery, this is a hot spot to cool off and wind down from the mayhem of the city outside its boundaries.