Hotel swimming pools in Macau are getting bigger and better. Not to be overshadowed by flashy attractions such as Venetian canals with singing gondoliers, fountains that shoot out jets of water synchronised to music, giant dragons other dramatic displays, there are plenty of Macau pools that are just as amazing.
After checking out all the best places to visit in Macau, you might want somewhere to cool down, sip cocktails, throw a party or even float down a rapid.
So, choose a dazzling Macau pool (or two) to add some relaxation time to your Macau itinerary. From flashy designer pools to family-focused Macau water parks and everything in between, here’s our list of best Macau pools.
26 Amazing Macau Pools
- 26 Amazing Macau Pools
- Macau Water Parks for family fun
- Best Macau pool designs
- Top Macau pool cabanas
- Best Indoor pools in Macau
- Macau pools with a view
- Pools in Macau with beautiful landscaping
- Pools to get away from the crowds
- More Macau pools for kids
Macau Water Parks for family fun
Most hotel pools are only available to guests of the hotel, however, some Macau pools offer way more than your average swimming pool. Better described as water parks than pools, they are open to the public. These Macau water parks have zones the whole family can enjoy, with plenty of fun things to do for the little ones too.
#1 Galaxy Macau – Grand Resort Deck
The Mother of all Macau pools, Galaxy’s Grand Resort Deck is more of a water park than a swimming pool.
If you’re travelling with kids, they will love spending a day at the Galaxy pool.
The Galaxy pool is spread over an area of 75,000 square meters, the Galaxy Macau water park consists of the impressive Skytop Aquatic Adventure River Ride, where you can float along a 575m rapid, the world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool, which has 1.5m artificial waves, and a waterslide mountain with a 9m slide.
It has beautiful tropical landscaping, two 150m beaches (with real sand!), lagoons, geysers, waterfalls and a kid’s play zone.
Family members looking for more relaxing pursuits might like to sip cocktails on the beach at Surf Bar or grab a bite poolside at Breeze Café.
Galaxy Macau Grand Resort Deck is free for guests staying at JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Hotel Okura, Banyan Tree and Galaxy Hotel. Day visitors can purchase a Grand Resort Deck Day Pass from MOP568 (approximately A$100 for one adult and one child under six. Passes include the use of a locker, parking and discounts to various other Galaxy attractions.
If you’re passing through or visiting from Hong Kong, here’s how to plan a Macau day trip.
#2 Studio City – RiverScape and Outdoor Pool
Update: RiverScape is closed from 1 December 2019 to 28 February 2020.
Studio City has a landscaped outdoor pool with a manmade beach connected to an aquatic adventure area RiverScape.
RiverScape is a fun float under bridges and waterfalls, through caves and gateways, past ancient tribal heads, temples, alligator jaws and monkey walls that spout water.
There’s a kids’ pool Aqua Play, with three slides where kids can splash out through tribal head sculptures.
Studio City also has a 25m heated indoor pool with landscaped greenery and rattan-style resort furniture.
Entry to RiverScape is free for hotel guests. Day passes are available MOP 330 (adults) and MOP 130 (3 to 12 years old).
#3 Aqua World at The Parisian Macao
Aqua World is a new Macau water park with three slide areas and a pool.
There’s a Marie Antoinette Tower with giant tunnel slides and a Jules Verne Airship with water guns, tipping buckets, crawl tunnels, swimming bridges and climbing nets.
Younger children will enjoy the Kiddie Slide, which has three small slides, and there’s a cool Pool Bar Kiosk serving light snacks the kids will love.
How much does Aqua World cost?
Day passes to enter Aqua World costs MOP 160 a person or MOP480 for a family of four. Entry is free for babies (under 12 months of age). The attraction is open from 10 am to 6 pm (April to November). There’s a 10% discount for guests staying at a Sands China Ltd property.
Best Macau pool designs
#4 Morpheus Pool
A Macau hotel named after the Greek god of dreams, Morpheus is a US$1.1 billion exoskeleton architectural sculpture designed by the late Zaha Hadid.
The avant-garde contemporary structure is reflected in the Morpheus pool on the 40th floor, which is the ultimate spot for that perfect pool shot 130m above the ground.
#5 Wynn Macau Pool
Decorated with dramatic urns and inviting cabanas framed by lush tropical foliage, the Wynn Macau pool is an oasis of calm.
After you’ve seen the resorts flashier attractions, such as the Moon Jellyfish Aquarium, Performance Lake (where plumes of water dance to music) and the Dragon of Fortune (a theatrical show of lights and multimedia), relax in a cabana and let the staff wait on you hand and foot.
#6 Wynn Palace Cotai outdoor pool
Watch the Skycabs glide overhead as you lay in a sun lounge beside the pool at Wynn Palace. The pool area is bright and fun and the colourful flowery designs are cheerful and happy.
#7 Ritz Carlton Pool
Sip on a Sparkle Taipa Street cocktail of rum, passion fruit and lime while lounging in the Ritz Carlton Pool Bar.
Part of the Galaxy Grand Resort Deck, the Ritz Carlton pool is for guests only.
This Macau pool has a classy Portuguese-inspired design with white and blue tiles and stylish cabanas with billowing drapes.
#8 Four Seasons Hotel Macao Pools
A swimming pool for each day of the working week is what you’ll get at Four Seasons Macao.
The five pools at Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip offers plenty of cool spots for all the family – there are two shallow pools, a hot tub and an eye-catching lagoon pool.
Top Macau pool cabanas
#9 Banyan Tree Cabana
The Cabana at Banyan Tree Macau is a popular spot for a private pool party and it’s a facility that is open to the public.
These luxurious cabanas (11 am to 6 pm) accommodate four and are serviced, with rates starting from MOP 1,800. The package includes a bottle of Mumm Champagne, entry to the Galaxy Grand Resort Deck and a MOP 1000 credit to use on food and drinks.
#10 The Venetian Macao Pool
Better known for its gondolas and imitation canals, The Venetian Macao has four pools and a spa pool.
Reserve a cabana and zone out while the kids have fun on the water slide and in the kids’ playground. Or head to the adults-only Murano pool to escape.
#11 JW Marriott Macau Pool
Besides getting access to the Galaxy Grand Resort Deck, JW Marriott has pools for guests only. The private outdoor pool and kid’s pool open from 7 am to 8 pm.
For poolside dining in Macau, JW Marriott is the Pool Bar is a lovely spot for a snack or a cocktail. Guests can also book a poolside cabin for a barbeque.
#12 Legend Palace pool
Located at the Fisherman’s Wharf entertainment precinct and right next to Macau’s outer harbour ferry terminal, Legend Palace’s pool is a regal spot to rest and relax.
As it’s within walking distance of the Lotus statue and Mount Fortress, lounging by the pool after exploring is a lovely way to end the day.
Best Indoor pools in Macau
#13 Altira Macau Pool
A few years ago, the infinity pool at Altira Macau was nominated as one of the 10 best swimming pools in the world by US Forbes Traveler.
Lie back in a pool lounge or swim up to the floor-to-ceiling windows for a view of the Macau Peninsula.
There’s an outdoor terrace, underwater music, and the temperature of the water in the pool is heated to around 29°C.
Note: Altira Macau’s pool will be closed for renovations between 22 October and 4 November.
#14 Okura Macau Indoor Infinity Pool
If you prefer swimming indoors, Hotel Okura Macau has an indoor infinity pool with fabulous views towards Heng Qin Island.
Other facilities are a steam room, heated Jacuzzi and the Okura Health Club gym has personal trainers on hand to help you stick to your fitness regime.
#15 Wynn Palace Spa Jacuzzi
The indoor pool at Wynn Palace is a healing experience and a place to relax and be pampered.
The Spa has water airbeds, Jacuzzi, cold plunge pools, saunas, steam rooms, experience showers and heated tepidariums.
Macau pools with a view
#16 Mandarin Oriental Macau
Enjoy the view of the South China Sea from the outdoor heated pool at Mandarin Oriental Macau.
The 25m lap pool comes with poolside service of refreshing face spritzers, cool towels and light refreshments.
#17 MGM Macau Pool
Relax by the outdoor pool after a treatment at MGM Macau’s Tria Spa, which has a sauna, hammam and indoor pool as well.
As you gaze past the palm trees across the South China Sea, you’ll realise what a cool spot Macau has become.
#18 Grand Hyatt Macau Pool
After being dazzled by a display of aquatic acrobatics at the House of Dancing Water, retreat to do some laps in the Grand Hyatt Macau in the City of Dreams.
The 40m heated outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by the bright lights of Macau’s multistorey buildings.
#19 St Regis Macao Pools
St Regis has two outdoor pools, large whirlpools, sunbeds and cabanas.
Float in the swimming pool and soak up the city lights.
The St Regis pool bar is a stylish spot to lounge around with a cocktail in hand.
Pools in Macau with beautiful landscaping
#20 Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16
Framed by palm trees and tropical landscaping, Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16’s main pool is a relaxing haven by the Pearl River Delta where you can cool off under the stars until 10 pm.
Live it up in a one-, two- or three-bedroom Mansion, for access to the private swimming pool for Mansion guests.
#21 Sheraton Grand Macao
Sheraton Macao has three outdoor pools set amidst tropical gardens and kids will love splashing around in the Sala Pool on Level 4 of the Sky Tower, which has shallow wading areas, while the Jaya Pool has comfy sun lounges, stunning water features, a large Jacuzzi and lap pool.
Pools to get away from the crowds
#22 Sheraton Grand Macao Tiki Pool
Although the Sheraton Grand Macao has several pool choices, if you want some tranquillity away from the crowds, the Tiki Pool on Level 8 of the Earth Tower is the one to choose.
Tiki Pool is a tranquil retreat with cabanas, daybeds and is part of Shine Spa’s relaxation zone
#23 Banyan Tree Private Pool Villas
A unique feature of the Banyan Tree Macau is that each one of the 256 rooms has a private indoor dipping pool, which is quite amazing for a high-rise resort.
Banyan Pool Villas come with private outdoor pools in tropical garden settings complete with cabanas.
Villas also have indoor and outdoor Crystal jet pools. The Presidential Suite even has its own spa treatment room.
#24 Hotel Nuwa Pool
Attached to the NÜWA Spa, which also has a sauna, steam room, vitality pools and a zone for foot massages, Hotel Nuwa’s heated outdoor swimming pool is a good spot to do some laps after a workout in the fitness centre.
More Macau pools for kids
#25 Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central pools
The Pool Deck at the Holiday Inn Macao has six pools, three spa pools, private cabanas and a programme of activities for the kids.
#26 Conrad Macao Cotai Central pools
Conrad Macao Pool Deck is a four-pool escape with two spa pools and private cabanas.
Cooldown and chill out on a lounge chair with a cocktail and a good book then check into Bodhi Spa for a relaxing massage.
Conrad Macao offers a Lifestyle membership, which includes access to the pools and the health club.