When you think of Hong Kong, shopping and dim sum might come to mind but swimming pools may not. However, the city is loaded with picturesque swimming pools including the world’s highest pool, natural infinity ponds and kid-friendly water zones. So if you’re looking for an escape from the heat and want to get your swim on without leaving your hotel, we have found the best hotel staycation deals with the city’s best hotels that offer access to their pools.
Whether it’s the scorching sun, insufferable humidity or torrential rain, summers in Hong Kong can be brutal. Fortunately, the best way to cool down is by swimming and sipping on some refreshing cocktails or even shaved ices. And while hk public pools tend to be crowded, there are also some great hotel-based options.
There are 45 public swimming pools and 1,371 licensed private ones in the city, but many of them are unsure if they can operate as scheduled this summer, according to the union representing pool operators. Some 20 pools have already contacted swimming training institutions to say they can only partially open this summer due to the shortage of lifeguards, the Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union said. The union warned that opening pools partially will affect industry development and swimmers, and the city’s overall sports development.
The newest pool on our list is located at the Island Shangri-La and although it doesn’t have ocean vistas like the others, this is one of the most unique and beautiful pools in the city, thanks to its lush surroundings. You’ll find three outdoor leisure pools, a diving pool and a kids’ pool here. Kids will love the slides and there are a variety of other things to do too.
This is an excellent option for families and it’s located right in the heart of the city. The pools here are large and suited to families, with some offering waterslides for kids. There are also a number of cafes located on site that serve delicious food. This is a great place to spend the day, so bring your towels and sunscreen!