Ahhh summertime, when the telltale signs of a Hong Kong heatwave come to life – crowded beaches, dripping air-con units and unbearable humidity. Luckily, the city’s hotels have a solution: swanky hotel pools.
Often with jaw-dropping views and top-notch facilities, hk pools are the perfect way to enjoy a refreshing dip without having to battle the crowds at your local pool. Plus, if you’re staying at one of these swim-worthy spots, it’s easy to sip your favourite tipple while enjoying the water.
So if you’re looking to get your splash on without the stress, read on to discover our best hotel pools to head to this season. From swanky infinity pools overlooking Victoria Harbour to the best water zones for kids, these are the hk pools that will have you feeling like you’re on a mini vacation.
At the foot of Castle Peak Bay marina, this swanky resort is just as relaxing as it sounds. The hotel’s palm-fringed pools are perfect for kicking back, while the kid’s water park lets your little ones run wild with waterslides and floor fountains. The best part? Parents can sit right by the water and watch them have fun from the comfort of a lounge chair or cabana.
If you’re looking for a pool with incredible views, head to the Tai Wan Shan swimming pool. Its impressive 150-degree sea view means you can admire boats and ships passing by. Plus, it has incredible facilities including three teaching and leisure pools as well as a main Olympic pool. It’s no wonder this is one of the most popular hk pools for families!
The Hammer Hill Road swimming pool is also a must for kids. Not only do they have a pirate ship with water cannons, but there are also several waterslides and fountains dotted around the pool. With the exception of Mondays, this is open for both weekday and weekend visits, so you can make a day of it with your family.
During the hottest time of the year, you can count on most public pools to keep their doors open but it’s always a good idea to check online before heading down to see if there are any changes in operation. The HKSAR Government’s website has a list of all public pools with details of their operating hours, admission prices and facilities.
Despite the current drought, most of the city’s swimming pools are still in operation. However, union representatives have warned that 20 out of 45 public pools are planning to close some lanes or facilities reserved for swimming instruction this summer. This will affect swimmers and the sports industry, said Lee Yuet-man, chairman of the Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union.