Pool days in Monaco: An insider’s guide to the best places 

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From hotel pools with special day rates to rooftop retreats and saltwater swimming, here’s the Monaco Life guide to the best places to spend a day by the pool in the Principality.  

Let’s get things going at Monte-Carlo Beach, the glamourous forty-room hotel located at the eastern edge of Monaco, just over the border in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin to be exact.  

Built back in 1930, this SBM-run site is home to an incredible Olympic-sized ozone-treated saltwater swimming pool that is heated to a perfect 28°C from May through to October. It’s a great place to spend the day as a family; two diving boards will supply endless fun for the more adventurous while those who want to catch some rays can lie back on one of the many sunbeds and enjoy the show.  

Monte-Carlo Beach has an Olympic-sized saltwater pool with two diving boards for guests and visitors to enjoy. Photo credit: Monte-Carlo SBM

The ‘Sea and Sun Day’ costs €135 per person, which includes €60 worth of food and drink. The ‘Dolce Farniente Day’ for two starts at €95 per person, and the ‘Signature Day’ offer, which includes a Beach Club cabana, starts at €171 plus entrance fees. For more information, call +377 98 06 51 00.

The legendary sandy-bottomed Lagoon at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort can also be visited by the public. Adult prices start at €140 during weekdays, rising to €180 at weekends. During the peak summer months of July and August, a day pass to this glorious outdoor swimming space costs €185 for adults and €145 for children, instead of the usual €90. Children under three years of age go free. For more information on tariffs and special offers, click here.

Next to Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is Le Méridien Beach Plaza, which has two pools – one indoor and the other a heated outdoor pool – that are open daily between 9am and 6.30pm, as well as a children’s pool. The day rate here is €65 for over 12s. For more information, call +377 93 30 98 80.

Atop the Fairmont Hotel is Nikki Beach Monte-Carlo, and this is a pool with a view.

The rooftop pool at Nikki Beach Monte-Carlo. Photo credit: Nikki Beach Monte-Carlo

The rooftop swimming pool is open from 11am to 8pm and the poolside sun beds are priced at 220 per person plus a minimum spend of one bottle for two and one magnum for four people. For more information, call +377 93 30 07 00. 

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At the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, located between the Carré d’Or and Port Hercule, guests can relax by the heated saltwater pool with Mediterranean views or enjoy the solarium, jacuzzi, sauna and hammam. Access to the Wellness Area is €150 per person. Click here to book. 

Public pools

You needn’t have a huge budget to enjoy a day by the pool in Monaco as there are several great public pools.  

First up, there’s the Stade Nautique Rainier III in the port, which features a 50m Olympic-sized heated seawater pool with diving boards, a slide, sun loungers and a good programme of activities and events. Entry rates range from €4.50 to €12 for adults, with discounts for Monaco residents, students and seniors.  

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There’s also the indoor-outdoor Piscine Saint-Charles on the Avenue Saint-Charles. Entrance rates start at an affordable €4.80 for adults and €3.10 for children aged three to 17, with discounted prices available for Monaco residents and other select groups. For more information, click here.

Finally, there’s the Stade Louis II facility at Monaco’s main sports venue, which has three different pools to choose from. Prices start at €3.10 for adults and €1.80 for children. Opening hours tend to vary as this swimming centre often hosts sporting events. To check the timetable and for more information, click here.

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Main photo credit: Monte-Carlo SBM