Hong Kong summer has arrived with all its hallmarks – overcrowded beaches, air conditioning units that dripping constantly and oppressive humidity – but there’s one surefire way to beat the heat: take a dip in one of Hong Kong’s premier hotel pools for an invigorating swim! Offering excellent facilities, stunning views and healthy menus alike – these pools provide the ideal place for refreshing with a cold beverage at hand.
Hotel pools of Hong Kong provide the perfect setting to unwind and appreciate stunning city skyline views – be sure to bring along your camera! Hotel Indigo’s rooftop pool stands out as particularly Instagrammable with its glass-bottom design and amazing cityscapes visible above you; or head for The Peninsula Hong Kong for their luxurious heated pool inspired by Roman bath design; for something even more adventurous try Skypark, offering public swimming with panoramic Victoria Harbour views!
With so many types of pools to choose from, finding your perfect one shouldn’t be difficult. Public pools can be found across Hong Kong; most are managed by Leisure and Cultural Services Department and entrance fees typically range between HK$17-19 per person on weekdays; there may also be discounts available for people with disabilities, children aged 3-13, full-time students as well as discounted entry.
An alternative option for swimming enthusiasts is visiting a private swimming club, operated by one or more private companies and generally less crowded than public pools. Such clubs typically offer various activities from fitness classes to scuba diving – plus, you can always treat yourself to some lunch and refreshments at their poolside bar!
For casual swimmers looking to cool off without diving right in, shopping centres and malls often feature pools where you can dip your toes and relax in the water. Most pools offer air conditioning for comfort on hot days while some also feature outdoor spaces for enjoyment of sunshine.
Swimming pools available at shopping centres are also excellent places for families, with special areas dedicated to babies and toddlers and lifeguards on duty.
Hongkong shopping centre pools provide an ideal way to cool off during the heat of the summer and are often less crowded than public pools. Some even feature outdoor seating so you can grab something to eat while relaxing by the water.