The dry season has been quite a scorcher this year in Cambodia. A favourite pastime for plenty of Phnom Penhers is to hit the pool when it gets hot.
Most of the big developments in the country include rooftop pools, as do many serviced apartments in BKK1. But for those of you who don’t have that luxury, we’ve got you covered.
Realestate.com.kh has put together a list of the top five pools in Phnom Penh. Plus, if you scroll down to the bottom we pulled together a massive list of all pools open to the public in Phnom Penh. And a map of pools open to the public in Phnom Penh! We’ve also included their district and price so you can find the one closest to your home.
Our top picks of pools in Phnom Penh:
This massive pool is perhaps the largest one in Phnom Penh. Heck, there’s even an island in the middle. It’s got a kid’s area and plenty of cabana tables. Located on Koh Pich, it’s adjacent to a driving range and soccer fields.
Needless to say, the place is usually packed with families on the weekend. There’s no fee if you buy $5 or more in food and drinks per person. They may charge you extra for towels, however. If you want a place for a group gathering or a lazy day of swimming and tanning, this could be the place. If you're interested in living in the same neighbourhood as DIB, make sure to read our ultimate guide to Tonle Bassac. It's one of the swankiest districts in the capital.
Koh Pich St, Phnom Penh - 099 997 740
Open everyday 9am-10pm
Price: $5 per person or purchase food and drinks
If the family-friendly scene of DIB Club isn’t really your style, head over to BKK1’s Rambutan Resort. Their saltwater pool area is adults only and has an artsy, quiet vibe. They’ve also got a well-stocked bar and a full menu.
A day here will cost $8 but buy an entree with a drink and the fee will be waived. The mini waterfall is also a great place to snap a photo. In general, BKK1, 2, and 3 is where most expats choose to live in Cambodia.
BKK1, 29 St 71, Phnom Penh - 012 929 328
Open everyday 6am-9pm
Price: $8 per person or purchase food and drinks
National Olympic Stadium Pool
As the only full Olympic-sized pool in the country, this is where you’ll want to go to do serious training in the water. This outdoor pool is 50 metres long and it costs less than a dollar for a day pass.
If it still isn’t up to your standards, no worries. There are plans in the works for an updated $2 million indoor facility. What’s more that will be free to use.
To find out more about gyms and fitness in Cambodia browse our list of the best gyms in Phnom Penh.
Charles de Gaulle Boulevard- 086 734 905
Open everyday 6am-8pm
Tucked inside a BKK1 villa is this unassuming bar and guesthouse. Operated by a Britsh expat, this place feels like a neighbourhood oasis. Swimming pool is on the small side but they also have a pool table, lounge area and TVs playing the sports channels.
They don’t charge to use the pool if you buy food or drinks. Plus, if you’re looking to chow on some British fare after taking a dip this is definitely the place to go.
No.28, Street 360, Beoung Keng Kang I- 017 776 212
Open everyday 7am-1am
Price: Free with food purchase
The pool here is picturesque. Salt water, glass walled, rooftop infinity pool. What more do you need to say? Oh yes, sky bar, maybe?
At $12 it’s a bit pricey but worth it if you want a mini stay-cation near Phnom Penh’s riverside. If you’re addicted to Instagram, this is probably the place for you. And while you’re there, follow Realestate.com.kh on Instagram. We use our account to post beautiful architecture and interior designs in Cambodia.
Preah Ang Phanavong St. (240), Phnom Penh- 023 972 089
Open everyday 7am-11pm
Still didn’t find what you were looking for in the five pools above? Well, here’s an updated list of all the swimming pools in Phnom Penh that are currently open to the public. Find the ones in your neighbourhood and grab your towel.
|Anik Boutique Hotel and Spa||BKK||$10||023 222 507|
|Anise Villa||BKK||$5||012 985 400|
|House Boutique Hotel||BKK||$5||023 220 884|
|Le Safran Hotel||BKK||$5||070 739 915|
|Manor House Hotel||BKK||$5||023 992 566|
|The Mekong Dragon Hotel||BKK||$5||023 982 666|
|Ming Hour Sport Club||BKK||$3||015 558 789|
|Palm Tree Boutique Hotel||BKK||Buy food or drink||023 229 933|
|Patio Hotel||BKK||$10||023 997 900|
|The Place Gym||BKK||$15||069 876 777|
|Prasats Boutique Hotel||BKK||$5||077 465 533|
|Skyline Boutique Hotel||BKK||$8||023 210 015|
|Villa Samnang||BKK||$5||023 221 644|
|Great Duke Hotel||Chamkarmon||$25||023 424 888|
|Jasmin Monument Hotel||Chamkarmon||$4||023 221 322|
|La Rose Boutique Hotel||Chamkarmon||$5||023 211 130|
|New Midtown Hotel||Chamkarmon||$4||023 986 828|
|Sofitel Phnom Penh||Chamkarmon||$15||023 999 200|
|SuperFit Gym||Chamkarmon||$8||023 999 229|
|Teav Bassac Boutique Hotel||Chamkarmon||$5||023 982 828|
|YK Art House||Chamkarmon||$3||070 740 051|
|The Kingdom Resort||Chbar Ampov||$3||023 721 514|
|High Sky Hotel||Chroy Changvar||$3||023 966 111|
|Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel||Chroy Changvar||$10||023 685 8888|
|The 252 Boutique Hotel||Daun Penh||$5||023 998 252|
|Blue Lime||Daun Penh||$6||023 222 260|
|The Billabong Hotel||Daun Penh||$5||023 223 703|
|Essence Hotel||Daun Penh||$10||023 999 938|
|Eureka Villas||Daun Penh||$5||023 699 9020|
|Grand Waterfront Hotel||Daun Penh||$5||092 887 879|
|Harmony Hotel||Daun Penh||$6||023 967 068|
|Himawari Hotel||Daun Penh||$7||023 214 555|
|Hotel Cambodiana||Daun Penh||$12||023 426 288|
|The Kabiki||Daun Penh||$5||023 222 290|
|Okay Boutique Hotel||Daun Penh||$5||023 979 666|
|Phnom Penh Hotel||Daun Penh||$6||023 991 868|
|River Home Boutique Hotel||Daun Penh||$4||023 221 992|
|The Sangkum Hotel||Daun Penh||$10||096 286 0106|
|S.D. Holiday Hotel||Daun Penh||$5||085 353 585|
|Sun & Moon Urban Hotel||Daun Penh||$18||023 961 888|
|Sundance Inn & Saloon||Daun Penh||Buy food or drink||016 802 090|
|Teahouse Hotel||Daun Penh||$5||023 212 789|
|VMansion Boutique Hotel||Daun Penh||$5||023 219 000|
|Good Time Health & Fitness||Russey Keo||$4||023 986 686|
|Cambodian Country Club||Sen Sok||$12||093 885 591|
|Dara Airport Hotel||Sen Sok||$8||023 888 668|
|International Youth Sport Club||Toul Kork||$5||095 777 088|
|Double Leaf Hotel||Toul Tum Poung||$7||023 226 288|
|Phnom Penh Sport Club||Toul Tum Poung||$5||023 215 561|
It's cool to hit the pools in Phnom Penh
If you've been in Phnom Penh for any length of time, you know it gets hot. Entertainment options are growing day by day in the city. However, lounging at the nearest pool while sipping a cold beer is still a go-to activity for most city dwellers. So, after reading this guide you should know all the ins and outs of pools in Phnom Penh. Now just grab the sunblock and find an open lounge chair.
To find an apartment building that has a pool of its own start browsing apartments for rent in Phnom Penh.