Hong Kong Pools – The Best Places to Cool Off This Summer

The heat of summer in Hong Kong means scorching days and sweltering nights, but it also means plenty of fun splashing around and cooling off in the city’s awesome hk pools. From huge water play areas for toddlers to glamorous rooftop swimming spots – here’s your guide to all of the best public and private pools to cool off at this summer.

While Hong Kong has tons of great outdoor swimming pools, they do tend to get super crowded on the weekends. Luckily, there are lots of indoor pools in the city too. So, if you want to beat the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet, be sure to head over to one of these pools instead.

Located at the top of the iconic Cordis Hong Kong hotel, this outdoor pool is more than just a pretty sight to see. Its underwater lighting and audio system is set to vamp up your swimming experience even more, and it’s surrounded by a deck and cabanas that offer some amazing views of the city. If you’re planning on heading to this rooftop pool, be sure to get there early so you can nab yourself a spot!

Although a phase-two easing of social distancing rules could have seen more public pools reopen last Thursday, miscommunication between the government and unions has resulted in 38 of the city’s pools staying shut for another week. The remainder of the city’s pools will open on Monday, but there will be restrictions imposed, and swimmers are only allowed to occupy 50 per cent of each pool’s capacity.

The gloomy weather didn’t deter people from heading to the newly-opened pools on Thursday. In fact, Kennedy Town Swimming Pool was packed with swimmers in the morning, many of them parents doing their daily morning laps before work.

With an Olympic-sized pool, a teaching pool and a leisure pool, this Sai Kung pool has something for everyone. Plus, it’s home to some awesome water slides for the kids!

If you’re a serious swimmer, this is the pool for you. It’s the largest in the country and has plenty of lanes for you to practice your strokes. Plus, there’s a cafe on site, so you can grab a snack and relax after your swim.

Aside from the great facilities and top-notch food, there’s also a lot of family-friendly activities at this pool. From a tai chi class for kids to an inflatable pirate ship and a waterslide, this is a great place to take the whole family for some fun in the sun.