An extended list of swimming pools in Tbilisi, Georgia – including the best indoor pools for swimming laps and outdoor leisure pools in and around the city.

Summer in Tbilisi means one of two things: Either you get out of the city quick smart and head for the Black Sea coast or cooler mountain pastures, or you invest in a pair of flip flops and hit the pool.

Having lived through two full Tbilisi summers, I can tell you the heat and the air quality is about as bad as people say. This is far from favourite time of year in Tbilisi (I much prefer winter, fall or spring – anything really!).

Luckily Tbilisi has a multitude of pools made for lounging, exercising and sipping cocktails by. Many of the indoor pools on this list are heated so you can use them in winter too.

Here’s where to go swimming in Tbilisi this summer, plus a few pools on the outskirts of the city that are more than worth a short, sweaty drive.

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Quick tips for visiting swimming pools in Tbilisi

  • Opening hours & prices change frequently – Especially in the current climate. All details here are correct for summer 2021 but you should always double-check before you go (Facebook message is usually the easiest way to get in touch).
  • Hygiene standards vary from pool to pool – I recommend reading recent reviews on Google Maps.
  • Save some cash for poolside drinks – Several of these pools offer discounted rates when you pre-purchase online through Biletebi or FitPass.
  • Bring your passport or ID card – Most sports pools require photo ID on your first visit.
  • Be ready to bare your sole – Before you can use an indoor pool in Tbilisi, you may be required to show your feet to the resident doctor who will then sign you off with the necessary paperwork. This is a standard entry procedure and it only takes a minute.
  • Lockers & change rooms – Every pool has a place to get changed and store your belongings but it’s a good idea to leave any valuables (apart from your ID) at home.
  • Pack your flip flops – Towel rental is available at most pools.

Best outdoor swimming pools in Tbilisi for leisure & socialising

Radisson Blu Iveria (Rustaveli Ave)

  • Location: 1 Republic Square
  • Opening hours: 8am-8pm daily
  • Price: 60/75/100 GEL (weekday/Friday/weekend day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
A large outdoor pool at the Radisson Blu Iveria hotel in Tbilisi.
Photo credit: Radisson Blu Iveria.

One of a few Tbilisi hotels with a pool that offers day passes to non-guests, the Radisson Blu Iveria is your best option for swimming in the very centre of Tbilisi.

The outdoor pool is 25m with ample deck space, deck chairs and umbrellas, plus there’s a bar that hosts cocktail events and DJs on the weekend.

Yearly passes are also available and include access to the small indoor pool as well (normally 80 GEL/day).

Krtsanisi Residence Complex (near the British Embassy)

  • Location: 47 Krtsanisi Street
  • Opening hours: 9am-8pm daily
  • Price: 45/60 GEL (weekday/weekend day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
A swimming pool in Tbilisi surrounded by green hills and trees.
Photo credit: Krtsanisi Residence Complex.

Set inside a former government residence in the Krtsanisi diplomatic quarter (15 minutes by car from Freedom Square), this is a large outdoor pool fringed by a grassy lawn. Green hills rise up beyond the wooden deck, making this property feel more remote than it actually is.

Choose from one of a dozen deck chairs set up on a tiered balcony or a curtained daybed made from wooden palettes. There’s a bar/restaurant onsite.

The house itself is quite beautiful so set aside some time to explore the architecture and the grounds – and take in the city views – while you’re here.

Forma Summer (Chugureti)

  • Location: 21 Bodavi I Street
  • Opening hours: 10am-7pm weekdays & 8.30am-6pm weekends
  • Price: 25/30 GEL (weekday/weekend day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
A small aqua-coloured swimming pool with orange deck chairs.
Photo credit: Forma Summer.

This petite pool in Chugureti (7 minutes by car from Fabrika), seems to take on a fresh colour scheme every season. The small deck area is partially shaded by trees and looks out over green hills.

Pin pon tables, a mirrorball and DJ decks are on hand for entertainment. By day, the kitchen serves fresh juices and light meals. After dark, it transforms into pool party central.

Holiday Inn Pool Garden (Saburtalo)

  • Location: 26 May Square (Pekini Street)
  • Opening hours: 8am-10pm daily
  • Price: 65/90 GEL (weekday/weekend day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
A rooftop pool with lounge chairs and a plate of fruit salad.
Photo credit: Holiday Inn.

This is a sparkling 25m pool with a huge sun deck and a hint of greenery. Entry to the hotel sauna is included with the day pass. The restaurant and bar here are highly regarded and laptop friendly.

If a staycation is in order, take advantage of the ‘Day Use’ rates, which include access to the pool plus a hotel room for the day (8am-8pm) for 195 GEL.

Look out for end-of-season specials that usually kick off mid-September with a 20% discount. Monthly unlimited and seasonal passes are also available and include use of the hotel gym. 

Fibonacci (on Tbilisi Sea)

  • Location: 26 May Square (Pekini Street)
  • Opening hours: 11am-9pm daily (open until 11pm on weekends)
  • Price: From 30 GEL
  • Info & contact: Facebook
People sit on lounge chairs on a tented terrace on the edge of Tbilisi Sea reservoir.
Photo credit: Fibonacci.

Though not technically a pool, this cool covered terrace and swimming area is located on Tbilisi Sea, the city’s biggest reservoir. Find it adjacent to Tbilisi Sea Club, a 20-minute taxi ride from Freedom Square.

Basically Fibonacci is a huge floating deck covered by a transparent dome, with sun chairs and a restaurant-bar. Tbilisi Sea is safe for swimming – jump off the pontoon to wet your toes or if you’re feeling fancy, charter one of the club’s yachts.

Of course you can swim anywhere in the lake for free… But summer’s so much better with a backing track and a cocktail to sip on. A weekly open-air cinema and other events happen here throughout summer.

Olympic Pool (Dighomi)

  • Location: Olympic Park
  • Opening hours: 7am-11pm daily
  • Price: 5-40 GEL (purchase online through Fitpass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
A large swimming pool in Georgia with marked lanes and colourful grandstands.
Photo credit: Olympic Pool.

Not to be confused with Olympic Swimming Complex in Isani (featured later on this list), this open-air pool is north of the centre in Dighomi, 20 minutes by car from Freedom Square.

Built in 2015 for the Youth Olympic Festival, there are two international standard pools (50m and 35m) replete with colourful grandstands. Inside, there’s a kids pool, a cafe and a bar.

While it’s possible to swim laps here (at least one of the pools has lane markers), this is also a great place to catch some rays. On weekends and during summer every spare square inch of concrete is covered with chaise longues. Just note that there is zero shade,

Prices range from 5 to 40 GEL depending on the time of day and duration of your visit, with heavy early morning and late night discounts. A standard day pass (7am-4.30pm) costs 25 GEL.

Sport Time Hotel & Spa (Krtsanisi)

  • Location: 75a Vakhtang Gorgasali Street
  • Opening hours: 7am-11pm daily
  • Price: 25 GEL (day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook

Located in the diplomatic quarter 15 minutes south of Freedom Square, Sport Time is a hotel-spa with two large pools, one covered and one outdoor.

The indoor pool looks a little stuffy but it is nice and spacious, with seven marked lanes. The outdoor pool also has lane ropes (running width-ways in summer) and is better for leisure swimming.

The huge astroturf terrace is decked out with plenty of sun beds, plus there’s a bar and a dazzling array of pool floaties available for all your Instagram needs. In the afternoon, part of the terrace area is shaded.

Outdoor pools close to Tbilisi

Pool 53 (Mtskheta)

  • Location: Opposite House of Beans (see location here)
  • Opening hours: 10am-7pm daily
  • Price: 25/30 GEL (weekday/weekend day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
A blue swimming pool with Mtskheta Jvari monastery in the background.
Photo credit: Pool 53.

How about a swim in the shadow of one of Georgia’s most sacred monuments,  Jvari Monastery? Located 20 minutes by car north of Tbilisi in Mtskheta, Pool 53 is perched on the edge of the Mtkvari river and has the best views of any swimming spot on this list.

There’s a large wooden deck, outdoor showers and an onsite bar-restaurant that hosts live music and events throughout the summer.

Places are limited and bookings essential – message or call a day or two in advance to secure your spot.

Pool Veranda (Mtskheta)

  • Location: 29 Military Street
  • Opening hours: 10am-8pm daily
  • Price: 25 GEL (day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
A beautiful swimming pool and cottage in Mtskheta, Georgia.
Photo credit: Pool Veranda.

Also in Mtskheta but a touch further along the highway (30 minutes by car from Tbilisi), Pool Veranda is well worth the drive for the chance to lounge beneath trellises laden with grape vines.

This place has a bit of a Tuscan-villa vibe, with stone walls and a cute cottage serving as a restaurant-bar. The price is the same on weekends and includes towel rental.

Giuaani Winery (Kakheti)

  • Location: Manavi village
  • Opening hours: 11am-10pm daily
  • Price: 30/40 GEL (weekday/weekend day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
A swimming pool surrounded by leafy gardens in Kakheti, Georgia.
Photo credit: Giuaani Winery.

An hour east of Freedom Square via the Kakheti Highway on the way to Sighnaghi, this gorgeous family winery and hotel now offers day passes for its 15m outdoor pool.

This is my top choice if you’re craving fresh air and the feel of real grass between your toes. The gardens are beautiful (hammocks and fire pit included), there’s a great restaurant onsite, and obviously you can pair your swim with a wine tasting or a glass of the house drop from the pool bar.

The pool itself is clean and tidy, with ample seating and umbrellas for shade.

E60 Pool (Natakhtari)

  • Location: Tbilisi – Senaki – Leselidze Hwy (near the Coca Cola factory)
  • Opening hours: 10am-7pm daily
  • Price: 20/30 GEL (weekday/weekend day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
People lounge around a small swimming pool near Tbilisi.
Photo credit: E60.

Half an hour north of Tbilisi in the village of Natakhtari (near Saguramo), E60 Pool sits in front of a gorgeous modernist villa surrounded by tall trees and shady gardens.

Pin pon tables and hammocks make this a favourite afternoon chill spot. Advance registration is essential – book through Facebook.

Sevsamora Resort & Spa (Saguramo)

  • Location: 1 Sevsamora Street
  • Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily
  • Price: 50/70 GEL (weekday/weekend day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
Sunset over a hotel near Tbilisi, with a swimming pool and views of the mountains beyond.
Photo credit: Sevsamora.

Also in Saguramo, tucked behind Tbilisi National Park, Sevsamora Resort offers day passes for its indoor and outdoor pools.

The open-air pool and hot tub are surrounded by a generous deck that looks out towards the mountains. Sneak inside the hotel for a peak at the design – as you can probably tell from the graphic artwork around the pool, the whole place is quite schmick. This is one of the only resorts in Georgia that is designed to be fully accessible.

Make a day of it and stop at one of the nearby wineries while you’re here (I recommend Kapistoni, which is just across the road).

Best indoor swimming pools in Tbilisi for exercise & laps

Vake Swimming Pool (Vake)

  • Location: 49b Chavchavadze Ave
  • Opening hours: 7am-9pm weekdays & 8am-9pm weekends
  • Price: From 240 GEL/month (unlimited monthly pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
An indoor swimming pool in Tbilisi.
Photo credit: Vake Swimming Pool.

Anyone who does regular swimming in Tbilisi for exercise rather than leisure will no doubt be a frequent customer of Vake Pool. While it’s a touch expensive, the location just past Vake Park (15 minutes by car from Freedom Square) is convenient to the centre.

As well as a 50m pool, the complex has a gym, sauna and jacuzzi. Sports massage, aerobics and boxing classes are on offer. You can even get your PADI dive certification here.

Lane ropes are usually in place, but occasionally several lanes will be closed off to accommodate the diving squads that train here.

Day passes are not cheap (starting from 60 GEL), so this pool is better suited to long-term visitors who can take advantage of the monthly discount.

Neptune Sport Complex (Vake)

  • Location: 49a Chavchavadze Ave
  • Opening hours: 7am-9pm weekdays & 8am-9pm weekends
  • Price: From 50 GEL (day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
Indoor plants and wooden day beds around the edge of a popular pool in Georgia.
Photo credit: Neptune.

Right next door to Vake Swimming Pool, Neptune is another solid option. It’s marketed as more of a wellness centre, with a gym, aerobics studio, sauna and massage service.

There are two covered pools, one 25m and the other 12m, a generous deck and lounging area. The larger five-lane pool with ropes is suitable for laps.

The retractable roof is semi-transparent, which lets some natural light in when it’s closed. In summer, it’s usually partially or fully open for airflow. My favourite feature is the spectacular Soviet-style mosaic along one of the walls.

Locker rooms, bathrooms and the onsite cafe are all spick and span. Unlimited membership packages start from 350 GEL/month. 

Olympic Swimming Complex (Isani)

  • Location: 5 Malkhaz Lane
  • Opening hours: 8am-10pm Monday to Saturday
  • Price: 20 GEL/30 GEL (2-hour/day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook

Located south of the Old Town in Isani district (15 minutes by car), this is Georgia’s largest sports facility. As well as a 50m indoor pool there’s a second outdoor pool, a 500 square-metre sun terrace, a Finnish sauna, a gym and tennis courts.

Olympic is known for being well-maintained and for offering professional service. Swimming trainers are available starting from 55 GEL for three sessions.

The pool and gym are often closed for competitions and special events, so be sure to check the Facebook page for announcements before you go.

Aqua Centre and Fitness (Gldani)

  • Location: 47 Khizabavri Street
  • Opening hours: 7am-11pm Monday to Saturday & 10am-10pm Sunday
  • Price: 25 GEL (day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
An undercover pool, with lane ropes and diving platforms.
Photo credit: Aqua Centre.

North of the centre in Gldani (20 minutes by car from the Old Town), Aqua Centre is a little further out. The five-lane 25m indoor pool has windows along one wall for natural light.

This is a popular choice for kids swimming lessons so be prepared for lots of little ones splashing about. As with all these Tbilisi pools, it’s a good idea to arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

Be Pure (near Tbilisi Sea)

  • Location: Hualing Complex (southern end of Tbilisi Sea)
  • Opening hours: 7am-9.30pm daily
  • Price: 50 GEL (day pass)
  • Info & contact: Facebook
Hualing Pool in Tbilisi, a huge undercover complex with two pools.
Photo credit: Be Pure.

Located at the southern end of Tbilisi Sea, 20 minutes by car from Freedom Square, this pool is part of the Hualing Recreation Center and hotel. The ultra-modern building is a bit of a fish out of water; but inside, everything is new and tip-top, making this one of the best pools in Tbilisi.

The seven-lane lap pool and kids’ splash pool are both well-kept. There’s plenty of natural light and ventilation thanks to the high ceilings. A huge gym, outdoor sun terrace, cafe-bar and other facilities are also available.

Monthly unlimited memberships start from 300 GEL and include access to the pool, jacuzzi, two saunas and gym.

Best hotels in Tbilisi with a pool

Apart from the Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn and others already mentioned above, here are a couple more options in Tbilisi with pool included.

→ Also see my recommended hotels in Kakheti wine region, some of which (including the incredible Radisson Tsinandali) have a pool.

Which of these Tbilisi pools have you tried? Did I miss your favourite? Share your tips in the comments below.

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