Hong Kong Pools to Cool Off This Summer

When you think of Hong Kong, shopping and dim sum are probably the first things to come to mind, but swimming? Well, it turns out the city is loaded with picture-perfect pools – including the world’s highest pool and a natural infinity pool on a mountainside. Check out our roundup of the best hongkong pools to cool off this summer.

The high-rise rooftop pool at the W Hotel is one of the highest pools in the world, surrounded by towering skyscrapers and boasting an elegant design. Exclusive to hotel guests, the pool also comes with a bar and deckchairs so you can lounge around and enjoy the stunning view day or night. And if you’re not feeling like swimming, don’t worry, the hotel offers a jacuzzi too.

Located in the heart of Tsing Yi, this modern pool is just as Instagrammable as it is serene. With a main pool, teaching and leisure pools, as well as one designed specifically for toddlers, this pool is a perfect place for families to spend the day. Guests can also take advantage of the large water slides and a variety of snacks and drinks – from Alaskan king crab rolls to strawberry milk teas.

With a view of Victoria Harbour, the Tai Wan Shan swimming pool is a hidden gem in the city. This pool is great for both kids and adults, with its eight pools offering plenty of lane space to swim back and forth or a corner to just relax and float in the water. It’s only a short walk from Diamond Hill and Choi Hung MTR stations, and can be easily reached via bus as well (the 116 from Causeway Bay takes about 20-30 minutes).

A hot tip: try the water slides and jump into the lagoon!

It may be a little out of the way, but this hidden pool in Hong Kong’s north is worth the trip. Its unique seashell-like design is not only eye-catching but it also provides excellent ventilation and allows for sunlight to flow throughout the entire pool. And when you’re done, there are benches and tables nearby where you can sit to enjoy a meal or a drink. Just don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!