A cool dip in a pool is not only a refreshing way to beat the summer heat, but swimming is also an effective exercise and a great way to unwind from the stresses of daily life. Luckily, Hong Kong is home to some stunning and secluded pools that offer the perfect spot for some rest and relaxation.
Whether you’re looking for a place to swim with your family or enjoy some quiet time alone, here are five of the best hongkong pools to visit this summer.
1. HK Pools
Located on the shores of Castle Peak Bay marina, this hotel’s pool is a family-friendly gem. It’s got a lap pool for adults, a kids’ splash zone, and water slides for kids and teens. And if you want to relax, there are plenty of chairs and lounges around the pool so that you can soak up the sunshine and sea air.
2. Le Meridien Hong Kong
The outdoor pool at this luxe hotel is the perfect way to work up a sweat and then wind down after your workout with a soothing dip in the whirlpool. The pool also offers breathtaking views of South Hong Kong’s verdant hills, which makes it the perfect place to get some peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting.
3. Hotel ICON
The rooftop pool at this deluxe hotel is not only a breath-taking place to swim, but it’s also a great spot for some Instagrammable photos. Plus, you can lounge in the sun or shade with a drink from the rooftop bar. This pool is usually exclusive to hotel guests, but they open it up to outsiders during certain events during the summer.
4. Four Seasons Hong Kong
If you’re staying at the Four Seasons, you have access to a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking Victoria Harbor. And while it’s small compared to other hotel pools, its location and underwater music (that they pipe in) make it an Instagram-worthy experience. Plus, it’s a great spot to swim if you’re a fan of the ocean breeze and the sights and sounds of the city.
5. The Pao Yue-Kong Swimming Complex
Although many public swimming pools opened on Thursday, a number were closed due to the shortage of lifeguards. The HK Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union said that around 20 public pools will only partially open this month, while some licensed private pools will not operate as scheduled because of the lack of staff. The union called on the government to revamp the salary structure for lifeguards and ensure that they receive competitive salaries in order to attract more qualified candidates. It also urged the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to provide emergency backup for all public pools. In addition, it urged the department to set up more emergency hotlines to respond quickly to reports of water-borne diseases. In the meantime, it warned swimmers to check online or call their respective pools before heading out.