Outdoor airport swimming pools are a thing, though there are not many. However, they do exist, and I have personally visited three out of the eight outdoor airport swimming pools on our list.
8 Outdoor Airport Swimming Pools To Grab A Tan Summer 2019 Edition
1. Hyatt Regency, Orlando International Airport
You can catch some rays and dive into the Roman-style outdoor heated swimming pool. The rooftop pool also makes for a lovely view of the planes jetting off into the clouds.
The outdoor deck offers poolside service offering salads and appetizers, refreshing cocktails and signature sandwiches from their room service menu.
Location: Main Terminal
2. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dallas Fort Worth Airport
I just explored this pool while I passed through DFW Airport to attend the FAB Airport Food Awards in June. This outdoor pool has a large sundeck to keep up your summer tan. The hotel offers day passes to use the pool and fitness centre. There is also have a sauna and provide spa services upon request.
Location: Terminal C
3. TWA Hotel, JFK Airport
There was huge anticipation about the opening of the new TWA Hotel. Now that it’s open, I dropped by and was impressed to see lots of people at the pool. The outdoor pool had an exciting buzz when I was there. Besides, getting a tan, I recommend hanging out at the pool for people and plane watching. The outdoor rooftop pool provides unobstructed views of the runway.
They also serve a variety of cocktails and food items.
Location: Terminal 5
This outdoor swimming pool has an “infinity edge” for unobstructed plane watching and water splashing.
Location: VIP Lounge, Terminal B
5. Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel, Changi Airport
There is a luxurious outdoor pool, which overlooks the runway, in addition to a hot tub. You can also head to the poolside bar and grab a drink. There is a $12 entrance fee per person for non-hotel guests.
Location: Level 3, Departure Transit Lounge, Terminal 1, above Gate D41
6. Novotel Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport
Lush, tropical garden landscapes surround this outdoor airport swimming pool. The pool may not be ideal for Olympic training but excellent for some lazing reflection on your travel day.
Location: Next to the airport terminal. You can access the hotel via a five minutes stroll via the air-conditioned underground walkway.
7. Clarion Hotel, Arlanda Airport
I visited this first-class hotel located in the centre of Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The outdoor rooftop pool is a great place to jump into bliss mode. I went during the winter, and the pool was accessible due to a covering.
The hotel also has a gym with a dry sauna, and they offer day passes.
Location: SkyCity, pre-security
RECOMMENDED: Stockholm Arlanda Airport Wellness Guide
8. Le Meridien, Cairo Airport
Le Meridien Cairo Airport features a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center.
Location: Terminal 3 via pedestrian bridge
We think one factor to consider whether or not to take the plunge, may have to do with time. If you have a long layover changing into your swimming suit and diving in may not be a bad idea.