Hong Kong Pools – The Coolest Places to Cool Off in Summer

Hong Kong may not come to mind when people think of swimming pools; rather, shopping, dim sum, and scenic views likely come to mind first. Yet Hong Kong offers many spectacular pools worth visiting – from natural infinity ponds to luxury hotel pools – that provide ample opportunity to cool off. Here are some of the coolest places in the city where swimming is worth it.

Hong Kong’s public swimming pools are managed by Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Entry fees to weekday pools range between HK$17-HK$19 daily with discounts for elderly individuals, children under three, those with disabilities or full-time students. If you want an exciting sun experience there are also several outdoor pools featuring water slides or other attractions.

At W Hong Kong, you’ll find one of the city’s most breathtaking pools – perched 76th-floor for stunning panoramic views over Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour and boasting an irresistibly gorgeous mosaic wall backdrop, this pool makes a luxurious statement in every way imaginable! Be it for quick dip or lounging around all day long: this pool should not be missed.

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong provides another luxurious destination with their 118th floor pool on the 118th floor being not only the world’s highest but also offering breathtaking views. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking city and Hong Kong Island views while LCD screens on walls and ceiling display tropical fishes, bubbles, clouds, beach scenes as guests swim or lounge comfortably in reclining chairs to take in this spectacular scene. Book this staycation now to earn bonus Asia Miles.

The YMCA Bridges Street Centre is an affordable indoor pool in Hong Kong that’s been open since 1929, perfect for swimmers looking to save some money. Centrally located and with lap lanes and snack bar amenities onsite. Furthermore, families with young children will also appreciate having access to its special toddler pool as well as swimming lessons tailored specifically for them.

Swimming in the heat of summer is an amazing experience, but if water safety is something you are concerned about here are some things you should know before heading out to the pool.