The best hongkong pools are a must-visit for anyone looking to escape the summer heat and unwind in the cool waters. These stunning hotel-based swimming pools offer the ultimate luxury experience, with spectacular views, top-notch facilities and dining options, all while escaping the hustle and bustle of the city.
The pool at The W is one of the most popular among HK pools, thanks to its stunning view over Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. The pool itself is located on the 76th floor of the building and boasts a gorgeous mosaic wall that makes for an ideal Instagram backdrop for your next summer selfie. In addition to the pool, The W also offers a number of spa treatments and wellness consultations, as well as a whirlpool tub and steam room.
Aside from the impressive views, HK pools are also known for their exceptional water quality. The water in HK pools is regularly tested to ensure it’s safe and clean for swimmers, with some swimming venues even posting test results on their websites for the public to see.
While HK’s public pools do provide a great option for swimming in the city, they can get quite crowded during the peak season. Fortunately, some hotels in the city also have their own swimming pools where you can enjoy your (semi) private time while still enjoying top-notch facilities and amazing views.
For a touch of Romanesque grandeur, head to the Peninsula’s palatial indoor pool for a relaxing soak. The pool has a classically inspired design with wide marble columns and coffered ceilings, creating a luxurious and regal atmosphere. Day passes are available for non-hotel guests, with prices starting at $500 during the week and $700 on weekends. After your swim, head to the outdoor terrace for a sundowner at Red Sugar, one of our favourite al fresco bars in the city.
With three outdoor leisure pools, a footbridge and rock formations, as well as an indoor main pool, diving pool and training pool, Kowloon Park’s public swimming complex is the perfect place to spend a day lounging by the pool and taking in the magnificent city skyline view. There are also two spacious kiddie pools, so you can enjoy some family fun while the kids splash around.
The only downside to this heavenly pool is that it’s only open to members of Asaya, an annual wellness membership that includes full access to the pool as well as many other exclusive benefits. Active members can purchase up to 12 day passes for HK$1,080 each, and will receive free access to the pool on their first visit to Asaya. If you’re not yet an Asaya member, it’s worth considering signing up, as the gym and spa are also worth a visit in their own right. To learn more about the membership, click here.