Hong Kong Pools

A dip in the pool isn’t just a refreshing way to beat the summer heat, it’s also a great way to relax and spend some quality time with loved ones. In fact, swimming has many physical and mental benefits, from improving your heart health to reducing stress levels. That’s why Hong Kong’s best pools are so popular. Not only are they a beautiful place to take in stunning cityscape views, but they also offer a relaxing environment where you can kick back with a book or even partake in some wellness classes.

There are 22 public swimming pools in the city that are run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. During weekdays, they cost HK$17 to enter while during weekends it’s HK$19. Children under three, seniors over 60 and full-time students can get in for free. Most outdoor pools open from 15th April to the end of October, while indoor pools close for maintenance in winter.

One of the most popular hongkong pools is located on the rooftop of W Hong Kong, which offers stunning views and the ultimate Instagrammable background for your summer swim selfie. Usually reserved for hotel guests, the larger rooftop infinity pool is a must-visit, while the smaller jacuzzi-pool also provides breathtaking scenery. In addition, deckchairs for sunbathing, cocktails and food can be found at the pool’s bar and restaurant.

Another rooftop pool to check out is Castle Peak Bay Marina, which has two palm-fringed swimming pools (one for adults and one for kids). Just a few steps away you’ll find a kid’s water park featuring water buckets, sprayers and floor fountains, making it perfect for parents who want to kick back and let the little ones have fun while they soak up the sunshine.

A more traditional option is Tung Chung Swimming Pool, which was built with a “seashell-like” structure using materials that allow natural light to flood the interior of the building. This makes it a beautiful place to relax and people-watch, as well as catch the Ngong Ping cable cars as they make their way down the hill.

Then there’s Tai Po Public Pool, which is packed on both weekdays and weekends thanks to its long water slides. And if that’s not enough, it also has a diving, teaching and children’s pools, plus a spa.