Hitting a pool party in Bangkok is a great way to cool down in what is the hottest city on the planet, all while swimming, drinking and dancing alongside some of Thailand’s prettiest people. Plus, let’s face it, there’s only so many times you can escape to the air-conditioned haven of a shopping mall, or hide yourself away in the ice-cold temperatures of a movie theater before you start to get a little bit bored.

    From all-day parties at funky outdoor pools to widely anticipated monthly events held in luxurious surroundings, here is your guide to the best pool parties in Bangkok.


    SO Pool Party at SO Sofitel Bangkok

    The once-a-month SO Pool Party, set on the 10th floor of SO Sofitel Bangkok, is widely regarded as the best pool party in Bangkok. Running for 8 hours every last Saturday of the month, this playground for Bangkok’s most beautiful people (or, at least, those that think they are) welcomes a mostly young expat crowd, as well as a few groups of Thais and in-the-know tourists that want to get in on the fun.

    What really helps Sofitel’s pool party stand out from the rest of the competition is the location. The open-air pool and deck overlook the vast green expanse of Lumpini Park. As the sun sets, a club-like vibe emerges, with people dancing to house music around a makeshift dance floor by the pool. There are underwater speakers so you can listen to the pumping bass as you swim.

    Location: 10th Floor, SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 N Sathon Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Every last Saturday of the month from 1pm to 9pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 624 0000


    amBar Pool Party

    amBar’s monthly dose of pool party fun welcomes a decent lineup of DJs alongside some tempting afternoon drinks promos and cheap poolside snacks to soak up all the booze. Set on the rooftop of Four Points by Sheraton, this may not be the tallest spot in the city, but the towering central Bangkok skyline makes for a cozy setting. The small but pretty pool is framed by a glowing red arch that becomes all the more impressive as the sun goes down.

    While the pool party is only once a month, amBar is open all day every day. Many of the items from their lengthy food and drinks menu are carried over to their pool parties for partygoers to sample. Check their Facebook page for the date of the next event.

    Location: Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: One Saturday per month from 2pm to 8pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 309 3000


    DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit

    The rooftop at Sukhumvit’s DoubleTree by Hilton provides a popular spot for pool parties in the city center, with events here being staged on and off once or twice a month on weekends. Expect feel-good tunes, cheap drinks and slightly more of a touristy crowd compared to some many of the other popular pool parties in Bangkok.

    The ever-changing schedule of events at DoubleTree is difficult to keep track of, but you can easily check their Facebook page to see when their next party is. Previous events have seen the party being completely taken over by the likes of the drum n bass event organizers Phatfunk as well as popular party outfit, Soundset Sundays. The action takes place in and around their 7th-floor pool and swanky Mosiac Bar.

    Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok, 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand


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