Soothing the stresses of a flight away by floating in a swimming pool at the airport sounds like the perfect antidote to long haul travel.

Luckily for passengers, more and more airports are catching on to the popularity of taking a splash between flights.

Sometimes the pool is right in the heart of the airport itself, while other times airport hotels will offer pool passes to travellers.

Here are some of the best places to swim while waiting in transit.

Hamad International Airport, Qatar


You’ll be wanting your next layover to be in Doha now that you know Hamad International Airport boasts its very own Vitality Wellbeing & Fitness Centre. It has its own indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy tub, gym and squash courts. There are also a range of spa treatments on offer including anti-jet lag massages. YES PLEASE. The entrance fee starts from $65.

Punta Cana International Airport, Dominican Republic


The VIP lounge in terminal B at Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republic has an outdoor swimming pool and terrace with really cool views over the runway. Two people can enter the lounge for $105 all up which includes food and alcoholic beverages.

Changi Airport, Singapore


If any airport is going to have a pool, it’d have to be Changi. The Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel in Terminal 1 offers a rooftop pool, jacuzzi, poolside bar and showers. Passengers in transit are invited to relax and enjoy these facilities around $17 per person.

Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver


Fairmont hotel at Vancouver Airport has a soundproofed, luxury hotel and spa located within the international terminal. The hotel’s health club includes an indoor pool and whirlpool and there are more than 120 spa treatments on offer to reduce jet-lag. Day passes can be purchased, giving travellers access.

Do you clients like swimming in transit?