The telltale signs of a Hong Kong summer are already in full swing: overcrowded beaches, dripping air-con units and the ubiquitous whiff of chlorine. Thankfully, this city boasts a number of pools that can help cool you down and take the edge off the heat. From infinity pools overlooking Victoria Harbour to the best water zones for kids, here are our favourite hk pools.
There are 44 public swimming pools in Hong Kong, many of which have facilities like water slides and playgrounds that make for a great family day out. Admission costs HK$17 during the week and HK$19 on weekends (and public holidays). Children aged three and under are free. Alternatively, you can buy a monthly ticket at most pools.
Most pools also offer lockers. You’ll need a coin for these, which you drop into the locker when you want to use it. Keep in mind that some pools have different opening hours due to coronavirus restrictions and annual maintenance, so check their website before you head out.
One of the best public swimming pools in Hong Kong, this huge pool has seven pools in total including teaching and diving pools, a leisure pool and a pool designed for toddlers. There are even some large water slides that older kids and teenagers will enjoy! The only catch is that the pool is closed on Mondays for cleaning.
This is a popular pool for families, especially during the hotter months. It’s set beside a marina and features palm-fringed pools and a kid’s water park. It’s a popular place to relax on a sunny weekend, so try to head there during the week to avoid the crowds.
The indoor, heated pool at this hotel is perfect for cooling off after a long day in the sun. The pool is spacious, clean and has a Jacuzzi. The staff are very helpful and the restaurant offers a nice variety of food. The location is great too, being close to the shopping and entertainment district.
This hotel is set on a hill and offers stunning views of the city. Its two outdoor swimming pools are a great way to beat the heat, and there’s plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing by the water. The pool is also home to a kids’ water play area and two water slides, so it’s ideal for the whole family.
This hotel is the most luxurious of all the hk hotels with a pool. Its 18-meter wellness pool is set on the 42nd floor and offers spectacular cityscape views, a Jacuzzi, an underwater speaker system and cozy cabanas for taking a dip or kicking back with a drink. You can even rent a towel from the pool service for HK$10. The pool is also open to non-hotel guests, although you’ll need to pay the entrance fee if you’re not staying at the property. Guests who have stayed at this hotel have raved about the views, poolside service and delicious breakfast.