The telltale signs of a Hong Kong summer are in full swing: overcrowded beaches, dripping air-con units and the sweltering humidity. But when the mercury starts rising, a dip in a hotel pool is one of the best things to do for some much-needed cooling down. From stunning rooftop pools with swoon-worthy views to kid-friendly water zones, these hotels are home to the best hongkong pools to splash about in this summer.
Located on the 41st floor, this pool at Cordis has a whole lot of wow factor. The pool has a full-on audio system and fibre optic underwater lights, making it more fun than your average swimming experience. But that’s not all – the lounge chairs are perfect for some zen-out time with your loved ones, while a warm jacuzzi awaits for those who prefer to relax with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand.
You don’t need to be a hotel guest to enjoy this gorgeous pool – you can purchase a day pass for just HK$500 on weekdays and HK$700 on weekends. Aside from the dreamy infinity pool, the deck area also has a large selection of snacks and drinks including Alaskan king crab rolls, strawberry mirlitons and champagne. The only catch is that the pool is only open during the day, so come here early to beat the crowds and soak up some sunshine!
If you’re looking for some excitement in your swim, look no further than this pool at a Portier Explorer partner hotel. Unlike most hotel pools, this one has a unique feature – the bottom of the pool is made of glass, allowing you to see the city streets below you! You can also find a range of other cool activities to do at this hotel, such as a rooftop yoga class or a nighttime cinema session.
While the Hong Kong government relaxed coronavirus restrictions, some public pools still haven’t opened. This includes the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, which is one of the largest water sports centres in the city with two indoor and two outdoor pools. Meanwhile, the lesser-known infinity pool at K11 Artus is smaller and feels more exclusive than its larger neighbours, but it has a lovely view overlooking Victoria Harbour. It’s also great for a quick lunch break since you can order fresh-blended smoothies from Asaya Kitchen!
Another insta-worthy spot is this swanky rooftop pool found in the W Hong Kong. The pool is surrounded by lush greenery and has some seriously impressive views of the iconic Victoria Harbour, especially as the sky turns pink with the sun setting in the background. And with a slew of bars and restaurants on site, you’re bound to find something to keep you preoccupied all afternoon!