The telltale signs of a Hong Kong summer are in full swing: overcrowded beaches, dripping air-con units and an almost unbearable humidity. But don’t worry, we have the perfect solution – a refreshing dip in one of the city’s best hotel pools. From stunning water zones overlooking Victoria Harbour to swanky rooftop pools, check out our round-up of the best pool staycations around to cool off and earn bonus Asia Miles at the same time.
Opened in 2018, this impressive rooftop pool offers spectacular views of the iconic skyline and the harbor. The spacious terrace is the ideal spot to soak up the sun and enjoy a drink or two while you relax or swim laps. The pool is part of the luxury hotel Regent Hong Kong, so you can expect signature hospitality and world-class dining experiences to complete your swim experience.
The pool is fully surrounded by glass so you can watch the world go by. You can even grab a seat and enjoy the view in style on a comfy daybed or lounge chair, which is perfect for relaxing after a refreshing swim. And, if you’re feeling hungry, you can order a snack or meal from the pool bar to keep you going.
Located in the historic YMCA Bridges Street Centre, this pool is fairly affordable compared to other public swimming pools. Its convenient location and history make this a popular choice among locals and visitors alike. The pool also has a range of facilities, including lane swimming, leisure and diving pools, as well as a children’s pool.
The first public pool complex opened in the New Territories in 1975, funded by a grant from the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club. Its standardised design includes two 50-metre pools and an indoor complex with a training pool and changing rooms. Many of the swimming complexes built during this era were sponsored in part or in whole by the Jockey Club.
One of the most popular swimming pools in Hong Kong, Tai Po is always packed with locals and visitors. The huge water slides are sure to please the kids, while adults can get some relaxation at the swanky lounge pool area.
There are seven pools here, including a teaching and diving pool, a leisure pool and one for toddlers. The large water slides are a real highlight and make this one of the most visited pools in Hong Kong. The complex is also home to a restaurant and a health food store so you can refuel after your swim.
Although this pool is not technically a rooftop, the incredible views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbor are more than enough to make it worth a visit. The pool is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the city and surrounding waters. There’s even an outdoor jacuzzi where you can soak up the atmosphere while a beautiful sunset rolls in.