Hong Kong may conjure images of shopping and dim sum, but not swimming pools. Yet this city actually boasts some of the most stunning pools imaginable – from world’s highest pool to an infinity pond on a mountainside – perfect for cooling off on hot summer days and relaxing with a drink in hand. Here are Hong Kong’s must-visit pools this season.
Hotel pools are an essential feature of travel for many tourists, and some stand out more than others when it comes to stunning views and luxurious facilities. One such opulent spot is Rosewood Hong Kong’s ultra-luxe Rosewood pool which provides guests with a relaxing oasis for swimming and dining – plus provides incredible cityscape views that will have them wanting to spend the entire day immersed in water!
There are plenty of public and government-run swimming pools in Hong Kong, but they often become overcrowded during summer. An ideal alternative is Ma On Shan pool which features an Olympic-sized pool, leisure pool, and kids’ water park with waterslides and fountains for children to play in – perfect for families with young kids, plus its convenient location in Sha Tin makes it easily accessible.
Castle Peak Bay pool is another must-visit, featuring two palm-fringed swimming pools (one for adults and one for children) as well as a kid’s water park. Perfect for both parents and their young children looking for fun in the sun during an afternoon swimming lesson! Plus there’s fun waterslides, pirate ship fun and other awesome activities at play in its kiddie waterpark – great fun all round.
This extraordinary pool was created by British architect Terry Farrells and built into the zinc roof of Kennedy Town Station building. Its distinctive shape adds visual impact along the city waterfront; during daylight hours you can even take in views of Victoria Harbor from this exceptional pool!
Bride’s Pool in Tai O village of the New Territories provides an idyllic seawater swimming spot that features crystal-clear pools and waterfalls surrounded by lush terrain, accessible via hiking its Nature Trail which also provides panoramic views of mountaintops and ocean horizons.
Hong Kong’s beautiful pools may be expensive to visit during peak summer seasons when many visitors travel here, but you can save money by purchasing a monthly public pool pass which gives entry to all pools within the city at discounted rates – perfect for visitors planning multiple pool visits during vacations or business trips to Hong Kong! For more information on this pass and discounts for students, seniors, and people living with disabilities visit LCSD’s website – additional discounts may also apply to students and seniors as well.