Top 5 Hong Kong Pools

When the scorching sun shines down or torrential rain lashes down, Hong Kong summers can leave us feeling sweaty and sticky all over. Thankfully, public and hotel pools are the perfect place to soak up some rays while cooling off from the heat.

From splashing around with water slides to doing morning laps surrounded by greenery, these hk pools are sure to make you feel refreshed and reenergised after taking a dip. Plus, swimming has a wide range of health benefits such as reducing stress, improving mood and boosting energy levels.

There are 44 public swimming pools across the city, most of which have a raft of kid-friendly facilities, making them a great choice for family days out. Adult admission is HK$17 during the week, HK$19 on weekends and public holidays, while kids under three go for free!

The YMCA Bridges Street Centre in Central boasts one of the first indoor swimming pools in the city, built in 1918. This quaint pool is relatively inexpensive in comparison to the other pool options around town, and it even offers swimming lessons for children!

This tucked away pool in Happy Valley is ideal for those looking to avoid the crowds of other swimming pools in the area. Although it doesn’t have as many kid-friendly features as some of the other pools on this list, it does feature a pool for toddlers, a small outdoor pool and a large outdoor pool. The YMCA is also a great option for families as it’s very close to public transportation and offers free parking on weekends and holidays!

As with most public pools, this one gets pretty crowded during the weekdays and weekends. However, it does have a large number of indoor and outdoor pools and a hot tub, so you’re sure to find plenty of room to swim. Plus, the food and drink options at this pool are pretty decent, too.

The biggest draw of this pool is that it has a variety of water slides — some of the highest and longest in the city! The slides are great for adults and children alike, so it’s no wonder that Tai Po is always packed on the weekdays and weekend!

The best part about this swimming pool is that it’s open to non-hotel guests! So, if you’re in the mood for an aquatic workout with gorgeous views of the city skyline and a delicious meal to follow, this is the pool for you. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a leap of faith and try their cliff-top slide! You won’t regret it!