Hong Kong Pools

Whether you are a keen swimmer or just yearning for a refreshing dip, swimming is a healthy way to exercise. It not only helps you burn calories, it also releases stress and boosts your energy levels. Besides, there is nothing more relaxing than enjoying a swim in the pool while looking at the spectacular city skyline. Hong Kong is blessed with a number of gorgeous pools, both public and private. Let’s take a look at some of the best ones.

Located in Wong Chuk Hang, this vast complex features an array of pools and a water park for kids. You can swim laps in the main pool, practise your diving skills in the diving pool or simply have fun in the two kid-friendly pools complete with sprinklers, water features and more. The main pool is surrounded by statuesque columns that give you the feel of swimming in a Roman palace, while the diving pool is a sight to behold. The entrance fee is HK$17 per person on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends. Those with disabilities, above the age of 60 or full-time students can enjoy a discounted rate.

One of the most luxurious hotels in the city, The Peninsula is a shopper’s paradise, but it is also home to one of the city’s most stunning pools. Designed in a Roman-inspired style, the pool’s unique layout and statuesque columns are sure to make you feel like you are swimming in a palatial Rome vacationing away from the bustle of Hong Kong. The show-stopping 6th floor infinity pool also comes with a Jacuzzi and lap pool, so there is something for everyone here.

The Mira’s 25-metre indoor pool is ideal for those who want to avoid the sun and do a few laps without worrying about getting a sunburn. The pool is designed with a purple ceiling and lights, and the poolside lounge offers stunning views of the city. The hotel is also home to a bar and restaurant, so you can grab a quick snack or drinks before or after your swim.

Perched on top of the world’s tallest building, the Ritz-Carlton’s pool is a must-visit. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer a beautiful view of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour while LCD screens on the walls and ceiling display images of bubbles, clouds and tropical fishes.

With the cool sniff of autumn in the air, public hongkong pools are once again calling out to swimmers. Unfortunately, many of these swimming pools are facing a shortage of lifeguards. Despite having introduced different measures to address the situation, including increasing the salary of seasonal lifeguards and offering two-year contracts, the government remains unable to fill all vacancies. This means that some pools will remain closed until more lifeguards are available. Fortunately, the city’s many luxurious hotel pools are here to save the day. With stunning views, comfortable lounge chairs and a wide selection of drinks and snacks, they are definitely worth checking out.