Sofitel Pool Party Bangkok: Partying Like a Superstar
Jump in The Pool: All About the Sofitel Pool Party Bangkok
Pool parties are pure decadence. The sun beating down, the cool pool water and people swanning around in their sharpest swimwear. All the while cocktails and drinks flow. There are a few pool parties springing up around Bangkok. Our favorite? The Sofitel Pool Party Bangkok.
The Sofitel SO Hotel is one of Bangkok’s many luxurious 5-star hotels. Not only that but it is the host of what many agree to be the best pool party in Thailand’s capital. Rock up here and you’ll be rubbing shoulders with bikini wearing girls and guys in their freshest board shorts. This isn’t just a place for people watching, this is THE place to be seen!
This is an event for serious party lovers. 8 hours of non-stop revelry from 1pm straight through until 9pm. You’ll be able to soak up the very best of the day whilst sunning yourself poolside. Find a spot next to the pool and enjoy the deep house tunes or head over to the garden area for a great hip-hop mix.
Stump up the 400 baht entry fee (including a free drink) and you’re in. Make sure you turn up as soon as the party opens. This one fills up quickly and unless you love standing for 8 hours you’ll want to bag yourself some seats and table pronto. That said, if you really want one of those prime location poolside tables you’ll need to bring friends and your cash. In order to be considered for the table you’ll have to agree to purchase a bottle of spirits and mixer. They start from 2,400 baht for vodka, 6 mixers and ice.
Soaking It All In
This is one of the best spots to enjoy the Bangkok skyline as well as watching the sun disappear as the day turns into night. Lots of people turn up purely for the party and don’t even bother with the pool itself. If you’re not one of those and want to get yourself wet, then there are plenty of changing facilities for you to use.
Everybody has to eat at some point, no matter how many people may claim that eating is cheating. Sofitel has you covered here too thanks to a kitchen in the garden area that serves fast food, burgers, hotdogs and similar. There’s more than enough for you to carry on the party.
When the Sun Goes Down
Once the sun begins to dip below the horizon the party gears up into full swing. The areas around the pool are heartily doused in neon lighting and a makeshift dance floor is created. It begins to feel like you’re in a club rather than beside the pool. Still want to cool down but worried about missing out on the tunes? Never fear, Sofitel have gone so far as to install underwater speakers for you to enjoy.
How to Get to Sofitel SO Hotel
The party happens every month, on the last Saturday at the end of the month. You can’t miss the hotel if you head for Sathorn Road. For the BTS jump off at Sala Daeng and for the MRT head for Lumpini. You’ll see signs easily for Sathorn.
Location: 10th floor, Sofitel So Hotel, 2 North Sathorn Road
Tel: +66 (0) 2624 0000
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We’ve included the dates for the rest of the year above, but this is still Thailand and events can change at the drop of a hat so check on the Sofitel website first. You don’t want to be disappointed and end up wandering the nearby streets in your swimwear!