Best Swimming Pools in Siem Reap in Cambodia

Swimming Pools in Siem Reap in Cambodia. Yellow rubber ring floating in the surface of sparkling turquoise swimming pool water.

Cambodia has a year-round tropical climate which sees temperatures of hot, hotter or scorching. In the dry season, there’s dusty, dry air to contend with and in the rainy season, the humidity can make it very sticky! Spend any amount of time in Siem Reap city as a tourist exploring Angkor Wat, a traveller or ex-pat and you’ll soon be craving a refreshing dip in a pool. But what about if you find yourself staying or living somewhere with no pool or a pool of dubious quality? Well, there’s no need to worry as there are numerous swimming pools in Siem Reap that you can still use.

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Swimming Pools in Siem Reap

Swimming Pools in Siem Reap in Cambodia. Yellow rubber ring floating in the surface of sparkling turquoise swimming pool water.

Most swimming pools in Siem Reap are attached to hotels, hostels, and guesthouses and many of these allow non-guests to the pool if some food or drink is bought, or for a fee. However, if you’re not ‘in the know’ it can be tricky to find out which hotels and guesthouses offer this.

To save you the trouble of researching it yourself, whilst we were living there we visited and reviewed as many pools as possible. So in the order visited here are some of the swimming pools in Siem Reap that you can use if you’re not a guest at the hotel or guesthouse. Just what you need after a busy day

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa 

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa Swimming Pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located in the centre of Siem Reap near the Royal Gardens is Victoria Angkor Resort and SpaThe hotel buildings are set around a big saltwater swimming pool, children’s pool and jacuzzi. The pool area has plenty of sunbeds with towels, tables and parasols and is surrounded by an attractive, leafy garden.

There’s a poolside bar from which you can order a good selection of drinks and Western and Asian food, which you can enjoy either poolside or in the restaurant. We found the pool staff to be very attentive, friendly, and always available when we wanted to order anything.

In addition to the pools, there’s a small gym and a children’s soft playroom. The playroom has a nurse so you can leave your children to play for a while, whilst you take some time out. if you want to pamper yourself there’s also a spa offering a range of treatments for an additional charge. Attached to the spa are separate changing rooms and toilets for ladies and men which can be used by pool visitors. Free wifi is available too.

We spent a lovely, peaceful afternoon here; perfect for a relaxing treat.

Cost: $25 USD (£19.20) for full use of the pools, gym and steam room plus a credit for the same amount to spend on food or drinks from the restaurant or bar.

Opening hours: daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Location: Central Park, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 63 760 428

Royal Angkor Resort

Royal Angkor Resort Swimming Pol in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Out on National Route 6, towards Siem Reap International Airport is Royal Angkor Resort. It boasts a huge (35 metre) swimming pool, surrounded by neat lawns and tall palm trees. Sunbeds and towels, tables, and parasols line the poolside.

Set back from the pool is a bar, however, it seemed to be unmanned when we visited so we didn’t sample any food or drinks.  In the gardens is a gym and spa offering a variety of treatments for an additional cost. At the far end of the pool are toilets, showers, and small changing rooms for both men and women. There is also a steam room, sauna, and jacuzzi but they were closed when we were there, I assume because it was low season. Wifi is available free of charge.

Due to its size, this pool is great if you want to swim lengths. It’s also used for swimming lessons, although I’m not sure how regularly they take place. Just before we left at about 2:30 pm on a Saturday a group of children arrived for lessons.

Cost: $5 USD (£3.85) includes a gym, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi.

Opening hours: daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Location: Highway No.6. Phum Kasekum, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 63 76 75 55

Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

Baby Elephant Boutique Swimming Pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tucked away down a quiet back street, off Angkor Night Market Street is Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel. It has a gorgeous saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. There are several sunbeds with small tables and big parasols, as well as a seating area at one end with bright, comfy cushions.

At the other end of the pool near the hotel is a well-stocked bar serving delicious cocktails, beer and soft drinks, plus a great selection of Western and local food. The staff and owners were all extremely welcoming and friendly, and the bar and restaurant service was quick and efficient.

Attached to Baby Elephant is Lemongrass Garden Spa which offers massages and other health and beauty treatments at an extra charge. Near the pool is a shower and toilet where you can get changed ready for your refreshing dip.

The fast wifi is free to use if you check in on Facebook. This quiet oasis made a fantastic alternative office for the afternoon when I visited with my laptop to finish some writing and is certainly our favourite of all the swimming pools in Siem Reap.

Cost: – Free if you purchase food and/ or drink of at least $5 USD (£3.85).

Opening hours: daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Location: Street 53, #418, Vihear Chin, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 77 769 126

Babel Siem Reap Guesthouse

Babel Guesthouse swimming pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Babel Siem Reap Guesthouse is just a 5-minute drive from Pub Market and Old Street and a 10-minute drive from Angkor Wat.

Its swimming pool is set in the peaceful atmosphere of their tropical garden and has good WiFi as does the rest of the property. Before, during or after your swim you can also enjoy their lovely restaurant that serves Western and local food, along with vegan-friendly and child-friendly dishes.

Babel is also proud to have the very first eco-shop and water refill station, that offers eco-friendly alternatives to unnecessary plastics in your everyday life.

Cost: Free if you purchase food and/ or drink of at least $5 USD (£3.85).

Opening hours: Check with the guesthouse

Location: 738 Wat Bo Road, 17254, Siem Reap

Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat

Navutu Dreams Resort Swimming Pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat can be found away from the noisy city centre, down a bumpy red dirt track on the outskirts of Siem Reap. It has three swimming pools set amongst lush green and floral landscaped gardens. There’s a freshwater sports pool and a saltwater leisure pool with a small children’s pool. Comfortable sunbeds, tables and parasols are dotted around the pool.

Between the two main pools is ‘Niam Niam’ the resort’s restaurant where you can order a variety of Asian and Western dishes, alcoholic and soft drinks. The staff were on hand if we needed them but were unobtrusive and left us to our own devices the rest of the time.  The pool staff were helpful, friendly, and on-hand if needed.

The resort also has a yoga and gym studio, offering daily yoga sessions. Additionally, there’s a spa which offers a wide range of holistic and spa treatments at an extra cost. Toilets and showers are near the pool and good-quality wifi is free for pool visitors to use.

The pools rarely get busy so make a great spot to lounge around and chill out with a good book.

Cost: $10 USD (£8) – Pool and gym use with food and drink credit OR pool, gym and yoga pass.

Opening hours: daily from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm

Location: Navutu Rd, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 063 964 864

Adventure Siem Reap Residence

Spring Palace Boutique Hotel Swimming Pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia

A little way out of the centre of Siem Reap is Adventure Siem Reap Residence. The hotel’s centrepiece is a saltwater swimming pool in a peaceful, green, well-maintained garden. At one end of the pool is a built-in jacuzzi. The other three sides of the pool are set up with sunbeds, towels, tables and parasols.

Near the reception is a well-stocked bar offering beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. There’s also a very nice menu consisting of Asian and Western dishes. The staff were attentive without being overbearing. They were always happy to help and checked with us regularly to see if we needed anything.

This is a lovely space to retreat away from the noisy city centre. There’s also decent wifi which means it’s ideal for digital nomads in Siem Reap to base themselves with their laptops to work for a while for a change of scenery like I did.

Cost: $5 USD (£3.85)

Opening hours: daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

Location: Thmor Meas Road, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 063 965 499 

Angkor Era Hotel

Angkor Era Hotel Swimming Pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia

A short way out of Siem Reap Centre on National Route 6 (the opposite direction to the airport) is Angkor Era Hotel. It’s set around a beautiful, good-sized pool with several sunbeds, parasols and tables. There is no poolside bar, however, the pool staff checked with us to see if we wanted to order anything from the menu. There was a choice of Asian or Western food and the usual alcoholic or soft beverages.

In the main building beside the pool, is a gym, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and cold plunge pool. There are two of everything – separated for ladies and men (except for the gym). A spa is also available which offers massages and other treatments, however, unfortunately, we didn’t have time for a massage. The changing rooms are attached to the spa and there are additional poolside showers near the pool. Free wifi is available too. Due to its out-of-city location, this pool stays pretty quiet so it’s a nice place to relax and get yourself pampered.

It should be noted that if the hotel is busy in high season the pool may not be open to non-guests, so be sure to check before arriving.

Cost: $5 USD (£3.85) for pool use only OR $10 USD (£7.70) for pool and a one-hour massage.

Opening hours: daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Location: National Road 6, Phum Khnar, Khum Chreav, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 63 968 99

The Golden Gecko Villa

Golden Gecko Villa Swimming Pool in Siem Reap

Centrally located down a quiet side street off Wat Bo Road Nary Villa, previously The Golden Gecko Villa, has an attractive, well-maintained, good-sized swimming pool with a lovely waterfall feature at one end. There are plenty of sunbeds complete with towels, tables and large parasols, surrounded by tropical plants and flowers.

At the opposite end of the pool is a restaurant and bar offering a good selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, including some tempting cocktails. Next to the bar is a little seating area, perfect for chilling out in if the sun gets too much or you get caught in a rainy season storm.

There’s also free, quick wifi available, so you could happily set yourself up here with your laptop for a few hours of work if you fancied a change of scenery. 

Cost: – $5 USD (£3.86) minimum spend on food and/ or drink/ Expats free – just introduce yourselves when you arrive.

Opening hours: daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Location: 20th Street off Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 69 641 082/ (855) 10 279 059

Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique & Resort

Hotel Somadevei Angkor Boutique and Resort Swimming Pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Conveniently situated in the heart of Siem Reap City centre is the luxury Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique & ResortThe beautiful, large, crystal clear, saltwater pool is set in the centre of the resort, overlooked by the rooms. There are sunbeds with towels, parasols and small tables on all sides, whilst tropical palms and plants offer extra shade from the hot sun.  

At the far end, on a raised platform is The Blue Pool Bar, well stocked with a good range of beer, wine, spirits, tasty cocktails and soft drinks. It also offers an appetising selection of Asian and Western dishes to have either next to the pool or at a dining table situated at the near end of the pool. The staff were extremely friendly and on hand whenever we needed anything.

In addition to the pool, The Aloe Spa and Fitness Centre offers a variety of treatments for an additional cost. Attached to the spa is a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna (separate for men and women), available to pool visitors for no extra charge, along with changing rooms and toilets. Wifi is also available for free by the pool, ask one of the staff for the password.

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here in this peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of central Siem Reap.  

Cost: $11 USD (£8.50) for adults and $8 USD (£6) for children for full use of the pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. 

Opening hours: daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Location: Oum Chhay Street, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 63 962 662

Pool Party Hostel

Pool Party Hostel Swimming Pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia

About a 15-minute walk from the bustling pub street and Old Market is Pool Party Hostel. This friendly, chilled-out hostel boasts a big swimming pool in a cosy garden. This great pool comes complete with a swim-up bar with barstools and a water volleyball net. There’s also a sound system set up with Spotify and Youtube which allows visitors to pick their own poolside tracks.

Around the pool are sunbeds and hammocks, perfect for relaxing with a book and topping up your tan.

At one end of the pool is another bar which has a good selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, including coffees and smoothies. There’s also a large restaurant which serves up delicious Cambodian, Thai and Western food at local prices. There’s also a pool table in the restaurant should you fancy a game or two.

The owner and staff welcomed us with big smiles and were more than happy to help out with any questions we had.

Despite the name, this isn’t a big party hostel; it’s a lovely relaxing place to spend some time on a sunny day. There’s also good wifi so you could also spend a few hours there working with your laptop or catching up on your social media.

Cost: Free if you purchase food and drink

Opening hours: daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Location: Phsar Krom Road, Vihear Chin Village, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap

Tel: (855) 012 80 63 99

There are many more pools in Siem Reap that allow non-guests to use, some of which we hope to visit and review soon.

Tel: (855) 788 58 469

IMPORTANT: We did our best to list the correct prices for the pools in this post. However, we’d recommend calling ahead of your visit to check availability and possible price changes.

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Tanya Korteling

Tanya is the founder and head content creator for Can Travel Will Travel. She combines freelance SEO, CRO, Data and Marketing consultancy with exploring the world. Passionate about adventure, nature, wildlife and food, she incorporates these in her travels as much as possible. She also loves immersing herself in new cultures. She's visited hundreds of destinations in 50+ countries and lived in 4 countries. Tanya worked as a Data Planning Manager and Digital Marketing Strategist before leaving the UK in 2016 with her husband Andy, to travel, live and work abroad indefinitely. Together they share their experiences and useful information to inspire and encourage others to do the same.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Lydia

    Thanks so much, Tanya! Tomorrow I will start to check out some. I guess I will start with Baby Elephant since it was your favorite!

  2. Siem Reap is definitely a piece of paradise on Earth as the whole country is. The pools seem so inviting and I’ll have to get there as soon as possible!

    1. TanyaKorteling

      It really is – we love it and the rest of Cambodia. Hopefully, we’ll head back towards Xmas time for a while 😀

      1. Lydia

        Hi Tanya!

        Thanks again for this information.

        It’s great!

        You can take

        Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

        Off the list. They don’t want guests. I went there today. What a pity.

        1. Tanya Korteling

          Hi Lydia,

          Thanks for letting me know. That’s a shame about BBE, last time I spoke to friends in Cambodia they still welcomed guests. Maybe it was a one off. I will double check 🙂

        2. Tanya Korteling

          Hi Lydia,

          It seems you visited when they were improving/ refreshing the pool and pool area. BBE swimming pool is most certainly open again to both hotel and restaurant customers and Yoga Space and Sugar Spa guests.

          Defo give them a second chance 😀


  3. Roberta

    Anjali by Syphon is a new boutique hotel 5 stars opened in September 2017.

    We offer for residents in SR a Privilege Card where the guest can use our 17 sqm salted-water swimming pool for free.

    If you don’t have the card, ask for us or just spend 5 dollars and use the pool for the day. P: +855 63 965 600 E:

    1. TanyaKorteling

      Hi Roberta,

      This sounds great – if you’d like to be included in our review blog post please contact me on and we’ll arrange a time to come visit and review.


  4. Nicky

    What a great guide! We purposely splashed out (pun intended) on a place with a pool when we visited and we were so glad we did…sometimes it was the only thing that got us through the heat and dust of the day, knowing we could dive straight into a pool!

    1. TanyaKorteling

      Thankyou – yes you’re right, Cambodia’s amazing but the heat and dust can get too much sometimes. A pool is the only answer 🙂

  5. orangewayfarer

    Pools in my opinion are the cenral attraction before selecting a hotel, atleast for me!Thanks for this blog post. Will refer to this before visiting Cambodia!

    1. TanyaKorteling

      Yes I agree, it’s good to have a nice pool. If you do save it for if you visit there’ll be many more pools on it later in the year!

  6. Leigh

    Oh, these all look so inviting! I stayed at Le Meridien Angkor and could barely tear myself away from their pool!

    1. TanyaKorteling

      Ooh I’ll have to go and see if Le Meridien allows non-guests to use their pool! I hope so.

  7. Stella

    been dying to go to navutu! this post is awesome. i also had a fun time in Siem Reap 😀

    1. TanyaKorteling

      Thankyou! Yes Navutu does look a really nice hotel; although I haven’t stayed there myself!

  8. Tasha Amy

    This is what I did in Siem Reap. We visited a restaurant which had a swimming pool, cant remember that name now. But sometimes it just gets so hot there you need to cool off

    1. TanyaKorteling

      Yes there are a few restaurants with pools too! I’ll have to check them out too!

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