Swimming is a great way to stay cool, relax and improve your health and well-being. It also helps to reduce stress, boost energy and boosts your metabolism. Plus, it’s a lot more fun than sweating it out in the gym! So, if you’re in need of a refreshing summer workout, head over to your local pool. But not all pools are created equal. Luckily, many of the city’s hotels have their own pools, meaning you can enjoy your (semi) private time in top-notch facilities, amazing views and plenty of dining options all while you’re splashing around.
From rooftop pools overlooking Victoria Harbour to tropical poolside retreats, we’ve rounded up the best hotel pool stays in Hong Kong that will take your summer holiday to the next level. And, if you’re a member of Asaya, you’ll be able to enjoy exclusive benefits and earn bonus Asia Miles when booking these hotel staycations!
With a trough of low pressure continuing to bring heavy showers across the region, public and government-run pools are experiencing crowded conditions. This has been particularly true for some of the larger water sports centres in Hong Kong, which offer both indoor and outdoor pools.
For a more family-friendly swimming experience, the Jordan Valley pool at Hammer Hill Road in Kwun Tong is a popular choice among locals and tourists alike. This indoor and outdoor complex boasts a toddler training pool, small slides and even a pirate ship for the kids to climb on. Plus, it’s close to the HKU MTR station. But, do note that it’s closed on Tuesday for cleaning purposes.
Another great option is the Aqualand water park at Ocean Park, which offers a range of exciting waterslides and other fun attractions. The park is also home to a huge aquarium, which makes it one of the most popular Hong Kong attractions for families. It’s worth noting, though, that the entrance fee for this swimming complex is quite steep. On weekdays, the rates are HK$17 per person and on weekends, they’re HK$19. Children below the age of three and those above the age of 60 are charged at a lower rate, while full-time students can enjoy free entry.
Located on the Castle Peak Bay marina, this hotel’s pool is an ideal place to kick back and soak up some sun. In addition to the palm-fringed swimming pools, there’s a kids’ water zone that features a variety of water buckets, sprayers and floor fountains, so you can leave the little ones to play while you sit back and relax!
This hotel’s outdoor pool overlooks a picturesque view of Victoria Harbour and comes complete with a bar. After a dip, you can enjoy a drink while relaxing on the comfortable loungers or sipping a glass of wine in the garden. It’s also possible to book a cabana for the day, so you can soak up some sunshine while keeping cool in the water. The best part is that you can do it all while earning bonus Asia Miles when booking with Cathay!