Since the rainy season will start sooner or later when April ends, pools in Yangon had saved countless local and expats from the brutality of the hot season. Relax and chill whether it’s raining or sunny? Well look no further, here’s a list of some of the top swimming pools to enjoy before the full rainy season arrives, but swimming in the rain is also not a bad idea after all.

1Belmond Governor’s Residence

This is probably the nicest pool in Yangon. For the admission, you can have access to the pool as long as you use at least US $50 dollars on their spa or their restaurant. That said, the price of admission can be much lower depending on the day. You can often swim for free for the day after eating breakfast there which around US $31.

Opening hours: 6am – 9pm
Address: Taw Win Road, Dagon Tsp, Yangon
Contact info- 01 230 2092

2Jasmine Palace Hotel

The pool opens from the morning till night. The admission fee, which not only includes the access to the pool but also the access to the gym, is $15 per day. You can also buy a variety of cheaper alternative packages, which costs $150 per month and $1000 per year. They sometimes have massive pool parties, the next one coming this Sunday 27th March.

Opening hours: 6am – 11pm
Address: 459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp, Yangon
Contact: 01 230 5858

3LOTTE Hotel Yangon

LOTTE Hotel Yangon is located on the tranquil banks of Inya Lake, the perfect environment for relaxation – either by day or by night. The perfect vantage point from which to bathe in Yangon’s sunshine, the infinity pool complex is designed to provide unrivalled relaxation in the heart of the city. The privacy of each and every guest is respected by the provision of separate powder rooms and individual shower booths. Guests also have access to the outdoor jacuzzi. The entrance fee is $25 per person.

Opening hours: 6am – 11pm
Address: 82 Sin Phyu Shin Avenue, Pyay Road, 6.5miles, Hlaing Tsp, Yangon
Contact: 01 935 1000

4Novotel Yangon Max

Situated at the very top of the complex, the outdoor swimming pool offers one of Yangon’s greatest views, with the added plus of a bar just to the side. There’s even a gym and tennis court just a floor below for those fitness enthusiasts, complete with a massage parlor; although these are reserved for those who are gym members. The pool, however, is open and is $10 for a child under 12, with those above that magical number having to pay $15.

Opening hours: 6am – 8pm
Address: 459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp, Yangon
Contact: 01 230 5858

5Pan Pacific Yangon

At Pan Pacific, only members and guests are allowed to use the infinity swimming pool at the wellness level. The three months membership costs $330 while you can also use the fitness centre, sauna and jacuzzi at the same. Relax in the heart of the city, while you take in the stunning views of the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda from this hotel.

Opening hours: 7am – 9pm
Address: 459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp, Yangon
Contact: 01 230 5858

6Savoy Hotel Yangon

Founded in 1995, Savoy Hotel is one of Yangon’s most beautiful heritage boutique hotels. Savoy is perfectly situated in a quiet and leafy residential area of Yangon, making it the perfect base to relax. The courtyard pool area is protected from the afternoon sun, and outside noise, by lush and verdant trees, making Savoy a silent oasis. But the reception asks to book in advance.

Opening hours: 7am – 7pm
Address: 129 Dhamazedi Road, Bahan Tsp, Yangon
Contact info- 0 152 6289

7The Strand Yangon

After the renovation, The Strand Yangon probably has the fanciest and coolest swimming pool in the city. Experience an oasis of calm as you relax alongside a tropical garden, and enjoy the sun as you revitalise with a refreshing drink or cocktail, and snacks from the all-day menu. For outsiders, they only accept four or five persons per day at the cost of $25 to access the pool. Yet membership is available so book in advance before you go!

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm
Address- No.92, Strand Road, Kyauktada Tsp, Yangon
Contact: 01 243 377

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