With the summer heat in full swing, a dip in one of Hong Kong’s pools is a refreshing and relaxing activity. Swimming is also a low-impact exercise and can improve heart health, as well as boost your energy levels. It’s a great bonding experience for couples and friends, but you can also enjoy some quality time with yourself!
With a variety of public and hotel pools, there’s something for everyone in Hong Kong. Whether you prefer a tranquil oasis with a view or a high-rise urban escape, you’ll find the perfect pool for you.
Here are the top 10 hongkong pools to visit this summer:
1. YMCA Bridges Street Centre
The first pool on our list is located inside a historic complex and is open to non-hotel guests for a fee. With plenty of loungers and a large jacuzzi, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon soaking up some sun and enjoying the lovely view of the Castle Peak Bay marina.
The pool has separate areas for adults and kids, as well as a kid’s water park with a couple of water slides. There’s even a floating bar and restaurant where you can sip cocktails while enjoying the views.
2. Kerry Hotel
The 25-metre outdoor pool at this five-star hotel in Hung Hom is a little different from the usual public pool, as it’s surrounded by tropical plants and offers a cosy poolside afternoon with a stunning view of Victoria Harbour. It’s a perfect spot to soak up the sun and work on your tan, plus you can head to the popular terrace bar afterwards for some drinks and snacks.
3. Island Shangri-La
Despite being in a busy part of the city, this rooftop pool is a true oasis of calm. Featuring three different temperatures zones (hot, warm, cold), this pool is the ideal spot for a dip or to practise your swimming skills. Afterwards, you can sit back and relax on one of the cosy daybeds and take in the amazing view of the Victoria Harbour.
4. W Hotel Hong Kong
Located on the 76th floor of the hotel, the WET pool at W is a must-visit for its gorgeous city and harbour view. Guests can swim and use the FIT gym for free, but it’s also possible to purchase an annual pass so you can enjoy all of the other amazing amenities at this luxurious hotel.
5. Hong Kong Jockey Club
While the club isn’t a traditional pool, it does have a nice indoor lap pool and whirlpool, as well as a steam room and sauna. The price is quite reasonable at just HK$250 per person for weekdays, and HK$350 on weekends and public holidays. You can even try out their world-class racing, with the finest from around the globe commingled with the club’s betting operation. This is a truly unique experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list!