Day: May 10, 2024

Hong Kong Pools to Cool Down In This Hot Summer

From the blazing sun to the insufferable humidity, there’s no doubt that Hong Kong summers are brutal. So why not beat the heat and cool down in a pool?

With plenty of enviable swimming pools in the city, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We’ve rounded up some of the best hongkong pools to get your swim on this summer, from glimmering infinity pools at luxury hotels to serene rooftop retreats.

Located in the heart of the business district, this cosy pool is popular with locals and visitors alike. The pool has been fitted with a retractable roof and boasts stunning views of the Victoria Harbour. Plus, it’s just a short stroll to the nearby swanky shops and restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui.

With a rooftop pool that overlooks the iconic Victoria Harbour, it’s no wonder why this Hong Kong hotel is one of our top picks for the best place to swim in the city. The water at this infinity pool is a beautiful blue and offers guests the perfect spot to relax with a cocktail. It’s also a great place to snap some photos of the spectacular harbour and skyline.

There are many Hong Kong hotels with pools, but few can match the breathtaking view at this Portier Partner hotel. The gleaming blue tiles of Hyatt Centric’s infinity pool glimmers beautifully under the sunlight. Take a dip and don’t forget to sip on a refreshing mimosa!

For a pool experience with a view, look no further than this stylish boutique hotel. Located on the upper floors of the iconic ICC building, this stunning pool looks out over Hong Kong’s iconic skyline and harbour. With comfortable loungers and a bar, it’s the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of work or sightseeing.

Guests can enjoy cocktails, snacks and drinks at the poolside bar while taking in the view. The hotel also has a fitness centre with yoga classes and tai chi, making this the perfect place to stay fit and enjoy the city’s stunning surroundings.

Despite the looming summer season, nearly half of Hong Kong’s public pools have told swimming clubs that they can no longer operate their lanes or facilities for swimmers, according to a union representative. The move is causing concern among swimmers as it will affect swimming club development and swimmers’ health. However, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department says it has introduced various measures to tackle the lifeguard shortage including increasing the salary of seasonal lifeguards and recruiting lifeguards on two-year contracts. In addition, it has increased the number of patrol vehicles to ensure that the service continues. Nevertheless, it is still important to be vigilant and exercise caution when swimming in Hong Kong this summer. The department will continue to monitor the situation.