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Swimming is the best way to cool down, especially in a tropical place like Saigon. If you’re in the mood to dive and splash around, whether you’re training or just doing laps, you can visit one of the following places.
Lao Động Swimming Pool
6 Huyen Tran Cong Chua, Ben Thanh, D1; +84 28 3930 9778
Right in the middle of central Saigon, Lao Động pool is surrounded by the giant tropical trees of Tao Đàn Park and overlooked by the clubhouse of the former French colonial Cercle Sportif.
Aside from the above recommendation, most of five-star hotels in D1 have swimming pools open to the public. Prices for access to the pool facilities: VND150,000-500,000/day.
14 Vo Van Tan, D3; +84 28 3930 4989
This quaint 3-star hotel in District 3 has an adorable rooftop pool, with a decent view to match. This is a great place to chill under the sun and take a dip. Plus, a monthly pass to both the pool and gym costs a reasonable VND800,000.
Day Pass: VND 60,000 for pool access, additional VND 60,000 for gym access.
Le Méridien Saigon
3C Ton Duc Thang Street, D1; +84 28 6263 6688
Day Pass: VND 490,000—includes access to pool, sauna, gym and steam room.
Kids’ Pass: VND 290,000 for children under 16
This salt water pool is a true (salty) taste of the finer things in life. When you’re not swimming, you can relax on the futuristic, ultra-chic lounge chairs located both poolside and on a separate deck, high above the crowded streets below. Great for swimming laps, bad for a game of Marco Polo.
What Makes it Special: Beautiful views of the Saigon River winding through the city centre.
Intercontinental Asiana Saigon
Corner of Hai Ba Trung & Le Duan, D1; +84 28 3520 9999
Day Pass: VND 520,000—includes pool, gym, steam room, and sauna access.
Kids’ Pass: VND 320,000 for children under 16
Right in the middle of District 1, this pool is a welcome oasis amid the hustle and bustle of the streets at ground level. Surrounded by high walls and featuring a glass pane at one end, this pool feels both luxuriously modern and secluded. An on-site pool bar and restaurant, and bottles of water offered free of charge.
Hôtel Des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection
23rd Floor, 76-78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, D3; +84 28 3989 8888
Day Pass: VND 1,790,000—includes 90 min spa treatment, lunch at the Saigon Kitchen restaurant, and a cocktail.
One of the best views you can get from a rooftop pool in Saigon. You may not regret purchasing the afternoon package once you reach the poolside and take in a stunning wide-angle view of the city. Barside stools set in the pool are a lovely added bonus for enjoying a drink and a dip.
Lotte Legend Hotel
2A-4A Ton Duc Thang, D1; +84 28 3823 3333
Day Pass: VND 462,000 for pool and sauna access; additional VND 116,000 for access to gym and steam room.
Kids’ Pass: VND 255,000
The Lotte Legend Hotel pool the largest pool in the city by area, but it’s not just the pool itself that makes this venue great. The landscaping around the water is evocative of a tropical paradise, including a vine-covered pool cabana.
A kids’ pool sits adjacent to the larger pool, making it an ideal option for swimmers of all ages.
Renaissance Riverside Hotel
8-15 Ton Duc Thang, D1; +84 28 3822 0033
Day Pass: VND 350,000—includes access to pool, gym, sauna, and steam room.
Kids’ Pass: VND 175,000 for children under seven.
Situated below a two-storey sky bar, and perched high above Saigon on the 22nd floor, this is a great lounging pool to take in a fantastic view, enjoy a good book, or sip on a cocktail at the pool bar.
New World Saigon
76 Le Lai, D1; +84 28 3822 8888
Day Pass: VND 450,000 pool access (includes VND 100,000 food voucher); VND 500,000 for pool, sauna and gym access (does not include food voucher).
Kids’ Pass: 350,000 for children under 12
While this pool may not offer the best views, it’s not without merit. Centrally-located, it’s an escape from the usual chaos on the streets outside. It features a pleasant poolside bar with a TV and music, and the shower areas and locker rooms are top-notch. You can also rent out one of their five poolside cabanas if you really want to make a day of it.
Van Thanh Pool
48/10 Dien Bien Phu, Binh Thanh District; +84 28 3512 3026
Day Pass: VND 70,000 Monday–Friday; VND 80,000 Saturday and Sunday.
Kids’ Pass: VND 40,000 Monday–Friday; VND 50,000 Saturday and Sunday.
Van Thanh pool is one of the most popular pools in Saigon thanks to its low prices and relative level of ease and comfort. While there’s no gym, sauna or steam room to compliment your pool routine, you can enjoy the other amenities the Van Thanh compound has to offer, such as tennis courts and lakeside restaurants. Expats and locals of all ages frequent this pool thanks to its accessibility and inclusion of a kids’ pool.
242 Tran Binh Trong, D5; +84 28 3839 7777
Day Pass: VND 500,000 for access to pool, gym, steam room and sauna.
Kids’ Pass: VND 300,000 for children under 16
This massive 24-metre pool is perfect for casual and serious swimmers alike, including a sunken poolside bar. The water is kept pure by special salt imported from Thailand, which they claim may offer additional skin health benefits. The water gets the highest possible safety rating by the city’s health department.
88 Dong Khoi, D1; 84 28 3827 2828
Day Pass: VND 370,000 for access to pool and sauna, additional VND 260,000 for gym access.
Kids’ Pass: VND 185,000 for children under 12 (pool access only)
It’s not the most grandiose or spectacular choice in Saigon, but it’s a solid pick for a dip and a leisurely nap on a shaded deck chair. The depth is a consistent 1.22 metres (4 feet), and it’s definitely long enough to do some quality laps. While pool parties aren’t allowed, it’s well-suited for solo visitors or a small group of friends.
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
17 Ton Duc Thang, D1; +84 28 3827 1717
Day Pass: VND 330,000
With a reasonable day pass price, a stunning view from the 25th floor rooftop and a “vertical sky bar” to quench your thirst, this is one of our personal favourites. The staff are known for being friendly and accommodating, and welcome group events here. Keep this venue in mind if you want a birthday party with a view. Some of the deck chairs are directly in the pool, on raised platforms, for a more immersive feeling.
Riverside Serviced Apartments
53 Vo Truong Toan, D2; +84 28 3744 4111
Day Pass: VND 500,000 per adult; VND 850,000 per family (two adults, two children); VND 120,000 per additional child.
One of the best choices in District 2, it’s an especially good deal for families. Located right next to the Saigon River, this refreshing L-shaped oasis is surrounded by palm trees and a beachy resort vibe. There’s not just a poolside bar here--there’s a poolside restaurant as well.
The Myst Dong Khoi
6-8 Ho Huan Nghiep, D1; +84 28 3520 3040
Day Pass: VND 470,000 for access to pool, sauna, steam bath and one complimentary mineral water.
Kids’ Pass: VND 235,000 for children aged 6-12, free for children under 6.
The entire layout of The Myst Dong Khoi is unique, and their pool is no exception. Flanked by gardenia trees and other tropical plants and ultra-modern teardrop-shaped deck chairs, the aesthetic here is decidedly modern and a standout among the many rooftop pools Saigon has to offer. Complete with a full bar, this pool is primarily for relaxing and lounging. The general layout is hip, trendy and largely different from other pools in the city. This is a place that makes all visitors feel just a little bit cooler.
For more information, go to The Best Pool in Ho Chi Minh City