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Escape The Heat: 7 Swimming Pools You Can Jump In Today (Without A Membership)

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When we want to escape Mumbai's heat (as well as the accompanying cocktail of pollution, smoke and noise) we take to the seas – well, a close enough approximation. Mumbai is full of swimming pools, ranging from well-maintained municipal centres to hotel rooftop pools.

But if you don’t want one more unfulfilled membership following you around like a bad smell, here are a list of our favorite swimming pools in Mumbai where you can dive in just for the day.

C’est La Vie, Bandra

We came across this pool while we were shopping on Hill Road. What we love about this pool are the facilities and peace and quiet. Though there is an accompanying cafe and bar, the pool is a small space of serenity, being as it is three floors above the ruckus of Bandra’s busiest shopping district. The changing rooms are clean and the attendant is friendly. They'll gladly keep a watch on your valuables and discreetly rent out a swimming cap to you if you’ve forgotten yours at home.

Price: INR 800 on all days. 

Timings: 7 AM to 11 PM.

Taj Wellington's Jiva Spa, Colaba

Located around a ten minute walk away from the Gateway of India, the Taj Wellington’s Jiva Spa has an outdoor wave pool you can access for the day. Besides the pool, day-long access will also allow you to use the jacuzzi, chill and steam room. Don’t forget to stop by the hotel’s cafe, which serves up some old-school club food, such as masala fries and club sandwiches.

Price: INR 5900 for a one-hour session (inclusive of taxes)

Timings:  6 AM to 10 PM

#LBB Tip: While the pool is technically only open for outsiders from Monday to Thursday, call them and ask about the weekend. If there’s a slot open, they’ll make an exception.

Fariyas Hotel

Fariyas Hotel, located around five kilometres away from Girgaum Chowpatty, has a rooftop pool next to the in-house Tamarind Restaurant. Two pool attendants and three lifeguards are always on watch here. We also like to stick around for the entertainment- the restaurant has a live band and singer perform every weekend.

Price: INR 1000 for a one-hour session (inclusive of taxes)

Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Grand Hyatt, Santacruz East

This swimming pool looks straight out of a movie: lush gardens, top notch facilities and a beautiful pool overlooking tall trees and patches of grass, Grand Hyatt is all about etching a wonderful experience for all its members, even if for just a day.

Price: INR 2500 for a 2-hour session (inclusive of taxes)

Timings: 6:00AM- 10:00PM

Ramada Hotel, Powai

Ramada has always been the epitome of luxury, and with their swimming pools, they’ve gone one step further, to provide it at an affordable cost. Get yourself some precious me-time at this gorgeous swimming pool in Ramada. Located near Vihar Lake or NITIE college, it provides an expansive area for you to swim around and relax.

Price: INR 590 for an hour (inclusive of taxes)

Timings: 7:00AM- 9:00PM

#LBBTip: If you want to teach your kid swimming without a huge crowd getting in the way, get to Ramada, because they have a dedicated kids section which is a perfect place to toss away your floaties and learn swimming in leisure.

Four Seasons Spa, Worli

Escape to a luxurious hideaway, right in the middle of the city at Four Seasons Spa in Worli. With their pool on the 3rd floor deck, bask into some sunshine and quiet, along with the Arabian Sea as your view. They have chair-side service available, so pamper yourself this weekend with artisanal cocktails and cuisine.

Price: INR 2360 (For Adults); INR 1770(For kids)

Timings: 6:00 AM- 10:00P.M.

#LBBTip: While you’re at it, check out their varied spa services, they might have just the right thing for your backaches!

Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai

This pool has a feel-good ambiance with lush greenery and quiet, perfect for a solo-pampering experience. Get a quick dip in this pool on your weekends and enjoy your one-day pass (for the entire day) with access to top-notch equipment at the gym as well.

Price: INR 1557 (Monday-Friday); INR 2125 (Saturday-Sunday)

Time: 6:00AM- 11:00PM

#LBBTip: We would recommend you to visit early morning to get a refreshing start to your day, as well as a lesser crowd to share the pool with.