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  • Summer in the Philippines is often associated with beach trips and island-hopping activities. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with unlimited vacation leaves. So for those who are stuck in the Metro, we round up hotels with beautiful swimming pools that will help you at least pretend you're off on a tropical getaway.

    1. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

    CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
    E-mail: H6308@sofitel.com

    When you see Sofitel's swimming pool, you'd think that you're in a beach resort somewhere in Palawan or Boracay. But in truth, you're just in front of Manila Bay, right in the middle of Pasay. The pool area is designed to remind you of a lagoon or a lake with an island at its heart, with a couple of water slides for good measure. And, of course, lots of lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun.

    2. Azumi Boutique Hotel


    2205 Market Street, Madrigal Business Park Phase III, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    E-mail: reservations@azumi.ph

    You'll never have to worry about chlorine drying out your hair or skin because Azumi uses salt water in their infinity pool. Its length is also perfect for practicing your swimming form, even if you're on a weekend getaway! Your reward after doing all those laps is the fantastic view of the Alabang cityscape, including the rows of red tail lights from a traffic jam you're happily avoiding. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    3. Conrad Manila

    Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

    With its stunning architecture reminiscent of a majestic yacht, it's easy to spot Conrad Manila along Seaside Boulevard. Inside, you'll find a large swimming pool on the third floor surrounded with comfy beach chairs and beds perfect for lounging around after an afternoon dip. There's also a bar for all your cocktail needs at sundown.

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    4. I'M Hotel

    Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City

    Aside from housing the first Onsen Spa in the Philippines, I'M Hotel's other signature facility is its acrylic-bottomed infinity pool. Guests entering the lobby will immediately see the translucence of the swimming pool above when they look up -- you're likely to want to rush to the second floor just to try the pool for yourself! The lounge beds are also elevated, giving you a great vantage point for admiring the city below.

    5. Diamond Hotel


    Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila
    E-mail: guestservices@diamondhotel.com

    Five-star Diamond Hotel not only provides front-row seats to the famed Manila Bay sunset, but also offers an oasis in the middle of the busy Metro. Its swimming pool is surrounded by beach chairs and palmera trees to add to the tropical feel. There's even a cascading waterfall off to one side, perfect for selfies and portrait shots.

    More beautiful hotel swimming pools can be found at Spot.ph where this story originally appeared.

    * Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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