Sweltering summer days in Melbourne are about to become a lot more bearable, following the announcement that a rooftop pool club is opening in the city.
Reunion Island Pool Club is taking over the space formerly occupied by rooftop glamping hotel St Jerome’s, which shut its doors in April.
The brainchild of the team behind that venue and St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, led by Jerome Borazio, Reunion Island Pool Club will be a high-rise oasis for Melbournians and visitors alike to swim, relax and escape the baking summer heat.
The game-changing venue will feature 10 plunge pools, four bars, spa facilities and a restaurant, all set among palm trees on top of Melbourne Central. Reunion Island Pool Club will open first thing every morning for yoga, meditation and more wellness activities. At midday, it will transform into a low-key day club with a similar vibe to Soho House, with nostalgic nods to the humble Australian public pool. On balmy nights, it’ll be ideal for sunset drinks and stargazing.
Private pool bookings are open from Friday, 26 October. Reserving one of the pools for four people starts from $100 for one hour of swim time, including a drink per person.
Meals, snacks and drinks will be available to order poolside or in a casual bar/restaurant area. Pizza, burgers and nachos – including vego options – are all on offer, as well as refreshing juices, tonics and alcoholic sips.
For non-residents, it’s yet another reason to plan a Melbourne getaway this summer.
Reunion Island Pool Club will be open from 7am-11pm, from October through April.