Rainy season in the Philippines can sometimes mess up your vacation plans, especially if you're a big fan of the ocean. Looking at the most beautiful travel videos just makes you want to book a flight to Palawan or the Visayas ASAP. But still, you wouldn't want to risk getting stuck on an island amid a raging storm, right?
In the meantime, you can relax and take a dip in these Metro Manila hotels with nice indoor swimming pools.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila recently earned the coveted Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017, being one of the first two hotels in the Philippines to be recognized by the publication. Part of this luxurious hotel's charm is the indoor infinity pool at the 22nd floor, where you'll get a great view of the Ortigas cityscape thanks to floor to ceiling glass walls. This facility is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
BSA Twin Towers Hotel
Julia Vargas corner Bank Drive, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Rates start at P2,300++
Take a break from lazing around your hotel room and do a few laps in BSA Twin Towers Hotel's indoor pool at the 52nd floor. If you need a bit of sunshine, you can find an outdoor lagoon pool on the same level.
You can find Discovery Suites' swimming pool and hot tub at the fifth floor. One side has a roof above it while the other half, where you can lounge around on poolside chairs, is open air. Because of its proximity to the hotel's Restaurant 5, you can easily order refreshments and snacks while enjoying an afternoon dip. The pool is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. By the way, if you book directly on the website, you get a complimentary pizza and guaranteed late check-out.
You'll feel right at home in this serviced apartment with their fully furnished suites and lofts. Families would also be happy to know that KL Tower's pool facility has a shallow and separate area for kids.
JMM Grand Suites
Birch Tower, 1622 Jorge Bocobo Street, Malate, Manila
Rates start at P2,500++
Newly renovated JMM Grand Suites (formerly Regency Grand Suites) is a good place to stay at if you want to be as close to Malate's nightlife as possible. There's also a mall right across the street so you have a lot of restaurants and hangouts to choose from. But in between, you may want to take a nice dip at their indoor pool or just rest for a bit on the poolside benches.
The Linden Suites
37 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Rates start at P4,000++
Linden Suites has three types of fully-equipped units ideal for families and groups on a long stay. Their temperature controlled swimming pool and hot tub can be found at the 9th floor and stay open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This luxury serviced apartment has more than 400 guestrooms, which comes with a kitchenette as well as a 55-inch LED television. It has an indoor lap pool at the fourth floor to ensure that you maintain your figure during your much-needed staycation in the heart of Makati. This facility is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Millennia Suites completes its sports-minded guests' experience with an indoor swimming pool, a half-court for basketball and badminton, a game room for table tennis and billiards, and a fitness center. Like KL Tower Serviced Residences, it also has a separate kiddie pool for the young ones who can't get enough of the water.
Richmonde Hotel in Ortigas boasts a heated indoor pool that allows you to do some laps even when it's cold outside. Imagine how soothing the warm water could be in the middle of the rainy season. This facility is located on the fourth floor and is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila features an all-blue indoor swimming pool with patterns of various hues on the floor and glass walls that provide a stunning view of the Ortigas cityscape. You can also relax in the hot tub on one end while chill music plays in the background.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Fhm.com.ph editors.