26 Macau Pools That Are Truly Amazing

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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

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

Galaxy Macau Grand Resort Deck
Galaxy Grand Resort Deck is a fun Macau water park for the whole family

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.

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#2 Studio City – RiverScape and Outdoor Pool

Studio City pools Macau
Studio City RiverScape is one of the more impressive large Macau pools around.

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).

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#3 Aqua World at The Parisian Macao

Aqua World outdoor water experience at The Parisian Macao
AquaWorld is the newest Macau pool and water park offering fun for the whole family.

Relax in style in a lounge or cabana beside the pool at the Parisian Macao,which is home to one of Macau’s famous landmarks (the Eiffel Tower)

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

Morpheus Macau Pools
Morpheus is a brand new designer hotel with an amazing pool in Macau.

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

Wynn Macau Pool
The impressive design elements at the Wynn Macau pool is a magnet for those who love luxury.

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

Wynn Palace Pool Macau
Wynn Palace pool in Macau has a cheerful pool floor.

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

The Ritz Carlton Macau The Ritz Carlton Pool Night Time
The Ritz Carlton pool is a stylish place to hang out and chill out while in Macau.

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

Four Seasons Macau Pool
You could be somewhere in Europe as you relax in style on a pool lounge at the Four Seasons Macau pool.

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

Banyan Tree Macau Cabanas
A fantastic way to spend the day around a Macau pool is to book a cabana at Banyan Tree Macau.

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

Venetian Swimming Pool Macao
Experience a touch of European style poolside at 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

JW Marriott Hotel Macau Outdoor Pool
JW Marriott pool in Macau has some lovely cabanas and a beautifully landscaped pool design.

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

macau pool
Lounging in a Legend Palace pool cabana is a royal way to spend the day.

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

Altira Macao Pool
An inviting indoor oasis: Altira Macau’s pool has a panoramic vista.

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.

#14 Okura Macau Indoor Infinity Pool

Okura Macau indoor pool
Looking for an indoor pool? Check out the cool pool at Okura Macau.

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

Wynn Palace Spa Pool Macau
An inviting indoor jacuzzi pool in Macau at Wynn Palace is the spot to wind down.

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

Macau Pools Mandarin Oriental
Macau pool with a view in the Mandarin Oriental. Can you picture yourself here?

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

MGM Macau Swimming Pool
Macau pools: An oasis in the sky to relax and take int eh view by the MGM 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

Grand Hyatt Pool swimming pool landscape
Catch the city vibe at the Grand Hyatt Macau pools.

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 macau pool
A relaxing blue haven in the city, the St Regis Macau pool is hard to resist after a day exploring on foot in Macau.

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

sofitel macao pool
A waterside pool with lovely landscaping, Sofitel Macau Ponte 16 is a sparkling pool that never fails to impress.

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 Swimming Pool
You’ll feel like you’re on a vacation on a tropical island at the Sheraton Macao pools.

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

Sheraton Macao Tiki Pool
Catch some downtime around the Tiki Pool at the Sheraton Macao after a spa treatment.

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

Banyan Tree Macau Pool Villas
For privacy, book one of the Banyan Tree Macau 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

Hotel Nuwa Pool
The beautiful oval-shaped swimming pool at Hotel Nuwa is a lovely spot to relax.

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

Macau Pools Holiday Inn
Check out these Macau pools for families at the Holiday Inn.

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.

Top Macau pools

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Christina Pfeiffer
Christina Pfeiffer is a writer, photographer and video blogger based in Queensland, Australia. She has lived in three continents and her career as a travel journalist has taken her to all seven continents. Since 2003, she has contributed travel stories and photographs to mainstream media in Australia and around the world such as the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian and the South China Morning Post. She has won many travel writing awards and is a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.