When you think of Hong Kong, shopping and dim sum might come to mind, but beautiful pools? You might be surprised to learn that the city is loaded with gorgeous swimming holes, including one that’s perched on a mountaintop and the world’s highest pool.
Whether you’re looking to splash some fun or swim laps, these Hong Kong public pools will help you cool off this summer. From the glistening indoor options to the outdoor options with water slides and fountains, there’s something for everyone.
This fun-filled complex in Tsing Yi offers both an outdoor and indoor pool, along with a training and a teaching pool for adults and kids. Featuring waterfalls, rocks and footbridges, it’s an exciting place for both families and individual swimmers to enjoy the water. The outdoor pool also features a large number of water slides that make this a great option for older kids and teenagers.
Aside from the main pool, this fun and family-friendly complex in Tsing Yi also boasts two spacious kiddie pools, a diving pool and a teaching pool for adults. Its indoor pool is a bit more limited in size, but still has a water slide and lots of other things to keep your kids entertained.
The first public pool to open in the country, Morrison Hill is a great option for families with young children. Located in the heart of Wan Chai, this lovely pool has both an outdoor leisure pool and an indoor swimming pool, as well as a Jacuzzi. It’s also close to Belcher’s Park, which means you can get some fresh air when the kids have expended their energy.
Another excellent family-friendly pool, Jordan Valley is a must-visit for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The outdoor pool is filled with small water slides, water guns and floating animals to climb on, while the indoor pool has a fun pirate ship for kids to swim beneath. The pool is closed on Tuesdays for cleaning.
If you’re in the mood for a more luxurious pool experience, the W Hotel is where to go. The 76th-floor rooftop pool is the city’s highest, and it’s surrounded by lush greenery and the hotel’s signature WET deck, which hosts stylish and occasionally wild poolside parties in summer.
Aside from the stunning views, the pool at this hotel is also incredibly clean and well maintained. The hotel is constantly monitoring the pH and disinfectant levels of the pool, as well as checking that the filtration system is working properly. In addition, the staff regularly scrub the pools’ surfaces and drain and replace the water on a weekly to monthly basis. They also administer a bicidal shock treatment on a daily to weekly basis, depending on usage and water quality. This is all part of the hotel’s commitment to ensuring that guests have an enjoyable and safe stay.