The scorching summer heat may have you reaching for your air-conditioner, but a refreshing dip in one of Hong Kong’s renowned pools will not only provide you with the cooling relief you need, but also offer plenty of health benefits. Swimming is a low-impact exercise and also a good way to spend time with your loved ones. It can even help improve your mental well-being. So if you’re looking for a fun and healthy activity this summer, check out our list of hongkong pools that will surely take your pool day to the next level!
From the breezy rooftop pool at Harbour Grand Kowloon to the destination public pool at Tseung Kwan O, here’s a roundup of some of the city’s most awesome pools that are all reopening for the summer season.
For a pool with stunning views of the Victoria Harbour and Kowloon skyline, head to the breezy rooftop at the Harbour Grand Kowloon. The hotel’s glass-walled outdoor infinity pool is surrounded by comfortable chaise lounges and comes with a whirlpool to boot. Swimmers are also free to use the hotel’s spa facilities, so there’s no shortage of ways to unwind.
You’ll find yourself feeling like you’re on top of the world at this swanky spot. Located on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s pool offers spectacular vistas and gorgeous design features such as a mosaic wall. Aside from the pool, the hotel’s spa and fitness centres are worth checking out too. A full-day pool pass costs HK$750, but you can sign up for the hotel’s annual wellness membership to enjoy exclusive perks.
With a slew of water slides, fountains, and a toddler pool, this destination public pool is a favourite among families. While kids splash and play, adults can kick back in the palm-fringed pools or explore the massive water park complete with a pirate ship. The best part? It’s open on Mondays!
Amid the staff shortage, about 20 public pools might only partially reopen and some licensed private pools will not open this month, the HK Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union (HKRSPGU) warned on Tuesday. It cited the severe shortage of lifeguards, saying it is unlikely that all pools will be able to open as scheduled this month. It added that it had contacted training institutions and asked them to warn their students not to swim in certain pools.