Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
The tropical beach experience at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is hard to beat. Along with a luxurious sand bottom lagoon surrounded by lush greenery and private cabanas, there is a private beach where you can swim in a stretch of the Mediterranean Sea known as the Larvotto Marine Reserve. Ten sun loungers line the waterfront, allowing you the choice between the freedom of the sea or the hotel’s luxurious infinity pool. Alternatively, go for a dip in the covered pool and hot tubs. Why not try all the options when you are so spoilt for choice?
Nikki Beach – Fairmont Monte-Carlo
For a swim with a panoramic view, go skywards to the rooftop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel. During the summer the famous Nikki Beach franchise decamps to the upscale hotel’s seventh-floor roof and attracts a discerning crowd of VIPs, celebrities, yachties and social influencers. By day, they soak up the sun poolside and sip cocktails, and by night they party under the stars. Every day of the week has a different theme from Mixology Mondays to Rosé Thursdays and Amazing Sundays. Sun beds can be reserved by those not staying at the hotel.
Monte-Carlo Country Club
Monte-Carlo Country Club might be famous for its tennis tournaments, but savvy Monegasque residents know that it also has a superb outdoor pool that is open from May to September. The 25-metre, heated infinity pool is equipped with a whirlpool bath and a waterfall. Swimming lessons, baby swimming and aqua fitness lessons are also available to members. The poolside Le SunSet Restaurant can help with any hunger pangs you work up while swimming.
The Simona Residence
The Résidence Le Simona, completed in 2012, is one of the most distinctive buildings in the Principality … and one of the most luxurious of all Monaco rental properties. Along with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea, and a private landing, each of the apartments has a private swimming pool – and a communal pool as well! This bastion of contemporary design is located in Monaco’s Jardin Exotique neighbourhood.
Tour Odéon Penthouse
The Odeon Tower’s five-floor penthouse is reputed to be the most expensive apartment in the world. So it is probably not surprising that it also has a very special swimming pool; one that has a waterslide looping from the “dance floor” above into the magical infinity pool below. Since the penthouse is inside the tallest building in Monaco and the apartment occupies the 45th-49th floors, the views are unbeatable.