Hong Kong Pools

With the summer heat upon us, Hong Kong’s hotel pools are the perfect place to cool off. The hotels featured below are sure to impress, offering everything from opulent art deco designs and stunning harbour views to water zones that the kids will love. Plus, you can earn bonus Asia Miles when you book many of these pool staycations with Cathay Pacific.

The newest pool to hit the city is Kennedy Town Swimming Pool (Jian Ni Di Cheng You Yong Chi), designed by architect Terry Farrell and opened this month along Victoria Harbour. The spaceship-like complex has a main pool, a training pool and a teaching pool as well as a range of other facilities including an indoor wave pool, diving boards and four waterslides that are said to be the fastest in Hong Kong.

Aside from the obvious appeal of the glistening turquoise water, the indoor pool area is truly impressive with its opulent art deco design. From marbled Roman columns to striped lounge chairs, it is reminiscent of something straight out of a Gatsby movie. The main draw, however, is the amazing harbour view that can be enjoyed from the terrace.

While the outdoor pool is a little smaller than the indoor pool, it is still a great spot to soak up some sun and swim laps. There is also a large deck where you can relax with a book, enjoy a drink or even have a barbecue lunch.

Another great thing about this pool is that you don’t have to be a hotel guest to visit. The public can purchase passes to visit the pool, making it a great option for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

The only downside to this pool is that it does tend to get very crowded on the weekends. While the hotel has a few loungers to relax on, it is best to arrive early to secure a spot.

This is a great place to come for a quick dip, especially during the hot weather when most of the public pools are closed due to the ongoing industrial action. The pool has a spacious layout and looks out towards Tolo Harbour. It also has a number of training and teaching pools and two toddlers pools filled with whimsical water installations such as mushroom and tree-shaped fountains. While the public swimming pools in the city have reopened, the number of swimmers at each facility is capped to 50 per cent. This is to prevent overcrowding and ensure that the pools are cleaned and disinfected properly. For more information, please check this link.