29 May, 2019
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The Best Swimming Pools In Hong Kong

29 May, 2019

From hotel offerings and public pools to outdoor dips that are worth the trek, here are the best places to swim in Hong Kong.

What could be better for beating the heat than a dip in a nice pool? We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of some of our favourites to cool off in. Grab a day pass for a hotel pool, head out to a convenient public pool, or follow a trail for an outdoor swim in nature. Whatever you fancy, we’ve found something to suit everyone’s preference and budget.

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Public Swimming Pools
Natural Pools

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Hotel Pools

Cordis Hotel, Mong Kok

Cordis’ 20-metre heated rooftop swimming pool is a great place to be on a sunny day! Enjoy amazing views of Hong Kong’s skyline and relax in the jacuzzi as you sip on drinks from the Splash Bar. It’s a popular weekend hangout for many in Hong Kong, so make sure to call a day ahead to reserve your spot.

When: Daily, 6:30am to 11pm
Where: Cordis Hotel, Level 42, Rooftop, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $500 for a day pass – includes access to the pool, sauna, steam room, locker room facilities and gym
Contact: 3552 3388, [email protected]

www.cordishotels.com

Grand Hyatt, Wan Chai

With unbeatable harbourside views, the Grand Hyatt’s 50-metre heated swimming pool is housed within a tropical patio oasis famed for its outdoor appeal. The lush garden comes complete with outdoor dining and bar options, a 400-metre jogging path and even its own waterfall! The gym, spa and sauna will also help to ensure you have a perfect time.

When: Daily, 6:30am to 7pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 11/F, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $600 on weekdays, $800 on weekends and public holidays – includes access to the pool, sauna, and fitness centre
Contact: 2588 1234, [email protected]

www.hyatt.com

Harbour Grand Hong Kong

Relax and unwind at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong’s 27-metre long outdoor swimming pool and luxurious jacuzzi, with views of Victoria Harbour.  You can opt for day pass or take the plunge and go for a monthly membership, which gives you access to the pool, sauna, gym and more!

When: Daily, 6:30am to 9pm
Where: Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 3/F, 23 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: $300 on weekdays, $400 on weekends and public holidays – includes access to the pool and gym
Contact: 2121 2688, 3908 6200, 3908 6336, [email protected]

www.hongkong.harbourgrand.com

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Island Shangri-La, Central

For a luxurious pool experience, try the Shangri-La in Central! It only accepts a limited number of guests, so you won’t have to worry about it getting too crowded. Make sure you call a couple of hours before to reserve your space. Open all year (with heating in the winter!), it’s closed to non-hotel guests at weekends to prevent congestion.

When: Daily, 6am to 10pm
Where: Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2877 3838
How much: $900 for a 60-minute session, $4,000 for five sessions, $53,300 per year for an annual membership (with access to other facilities)
Contact: 2877 3838, [email protected]

www.shangri-la.com

Le Meridien, Cyberport

The atmosphere at Le Meridien, which features an outdoor pool and a whirlpool to ease your muscles after a swim, is truly relaxing. It’s also the location of its Au Soleil Summer Soiree Chill Out Pool Party series.

When: Daily, 6:30am to 9pm
Where: Le Meridien, 4/F, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Hong Kong
How much: $350 on weekdays (closed to non-hotel guests on weekends)
Contact: 2980 7788

www.marriott.com

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Kowloon

Sheraton’s rooftop pool is temperature controlled and faces the harbour so you get to take in that iconic skyline while you lounge around, whatever the time of year. For some serious relaxation, there are also three heated jacuzzis waiting for you. If you feel like working up a sweat, you get access to the gym with a day pass – though we won’t judge if you’d prefer to stay close to the hot tubs!

When: Daily, 6am to 10pm
Where: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 18/F, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $300 for a day pass
Contact: 2369 1111

www.marriott.com

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The Conrad Hotel, Admiralty

Whether you want to swim laps, or simply enjoy a refreshing poolside drink whilst topping up your tan, The Conrad’s outdoor heated swimming pool is a good bet! Unwind in the sauna, steam room or whirlpool, or take advantage of the hotel’s lush massage service to relax after a hard day at work.

When: Daily, 6am to 10pm
Where: The Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $400 on weekdays, $550 on weekends and public holidays – includes access to the pool, sauna and steam room
Contact: 2521 3838, [email protected]

www.conradhotels3.hilton.com

The Kerry, Hung Hom

Truly escape the Hong Kong hustle and bustle at The Kerry Hotel’s stunning pool. Much like Red Sugar (one of our favourite outdoor bars in the city!), the pool here boasts a view that is hard to beat. Head here to soak up some rays and take in the very best of the 852 and don’t forget to check out the bar once you’re done tanning to take advantage of its great happy hour.

When: Daily, 6am to 10pm
Where: Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $500 on weekdays, $700 on weekends and public holidays – includes access to the pool and the 24-hour gym
Contact: 2252 5888, [email protected]

 www.shangri-la.com 

The Langham Hong Kong

This pool is the epitome of elegance with all the space you need to lounge the day away while sipping on cocktails.

When: Daily, 6am to 11pm
Where: The Langham Hong Kong, 15/F, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $400 on weekdays, $500 on weekends
Contact: 2375 1133, [email protected]

www.langhamhotels.com

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kowloon

Swim with a stunning view of the Hong Kong skyline at The Ritz-Carlton’s indoor infinity swimming pool with a ceiling mounted LED screen and an outdoor whirlpool. With staff working tirelessly to satisfy your every whim, and a luxurious spa providing soothing massage and facial treatments, you will surely have the time of your life!

When: Daily, 9am to 10pm
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $750 for a day pass
Contact: 2263 2040, [email protected],

www.ritzcarlton.com

The Mira, Kowloon

Fancy a pool day but the sun’s not shining? Never fear! The Mira Hotel’s MiraSpa gives you the chance to indulge in a rejuvenating experience at its indoor heated infinity pool, complete with the use of its fitness centre and all spa facilities, ranging from the sauna to steam, whirlpool and heavenly waterbed lounge. Costing $500 for whole day unlimited access, it’s the perfect way to escape it all.

When: Daily, 6am to 11pm
Where: The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $500 for a MiraSpa day pass – includes access to the infinity pool, the MiraSpa Heat Experience zone, and gym
Contact: 2315 5500

www.themirahotel.com

The W Hotel, Kowloon

Located on the 76th floor, The W’s rooftop swimming pool is one of the world’s highest. Facilities include a blissful jacuzzi and a refreshing cocktail bar – think trendy relaxation with plenty of drinks. And all summer, it’ll also be the location of the Twisted Tiki Pool Party series!

When: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays, 12pm to 9pm
Where: W Hong Kong, 76/F, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $988 +10% – includes access to the WET pool, FIT gym (73/F), sauna, steam and vitality pool facilities, and two glasses of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Champagne
Contact: 3717 2797, [email protected]

www.w-hongkong.com

Chai Wan Swimming Pool

Public Swimming Pools

If you want to splash around on a bit more of a budget, head to one of Hong Kong’s 44 public swimming pools instead (you can check out the full list here). Remember to double check the opening schedules of each pool as they are all different, and make sure you don’t go on a pool’s cleaning day when it will be closed.

Chai Wan Swimming Pool

Set way high up on a rooftop, you can choose between two large pools to cool off in. Go at dusk to take in the sunset. Closed for cleaning on Tuesdays.

When: Monday and Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm, 6pm to 10pm – more information on opening hours here
Where: Chai Wan Swimming Pool, 345 San Ha Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays – more information on prices here
Contact: 2558 3538

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

Easy to get to from Central, Kennedy Town indoor swimming facility has installed heating systems and a jacuzzi so you don’t have to worry about cooler days. And for warmer days, its outdoor pool comes with a great view of Victoria Harbour! Closed for cleaning on Wednesdays.

When: Tuesday and Thursday to Monday, 6:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm, 6pm to 10pm – more information on opening hours here
Where: Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays – more information on prices here
Contact: 2817 7973, 2817 4504

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Kowloon Park Swimming Pool

Kowloon Park comes with three outdoor leisure pools, complete with a stand-out footbridge, waterfalls and sunbathing space. The outdoor area is only open from April to October, but you can always pay the indoor pools a visit! Closed for cleaning on Tuesdays.

When: Monday and Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm, 6pm to 10pm – more information on opening hours here
Where: Kowloon Park Swimming Pool, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays – more information on prices here
Contact: 2724 3577

Kwun Tong Swimming Pool

The indoor main pool at Kwun Tong is perfect for when you need an escape from the sun (and Hong Kong’s unforgiving heat and humidity!), while the outer area, with a second pool, two teaching pools and sunbathing space, is perfect to sit back with a good book. Closed for cleaning on Wednesdays.

When: Tuesday and Thursday to Monday, 6:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 6pm, 7pm to 10pm – more information on opening hours here
Where: Kwun Tong Swimming Pool, 2 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays – more information on prices here
Contact: 2717 9022, 2347 8140

Ma On Shan Swimming Pool

At Ma On Shan there are three pools, four huge waterslides, mushroom-shaped fountains all over and a water playground. Perfect to take kids to or just to entertain your inner child. Closed for cleaning on Tuesdays.

When: Monday and Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 6:30pm, 7pm to 10pm – more information on opening hours here
Where: Ma On Shan Swimming Pool, 33 On Chun Street, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays – more information on prices here
Contact: 2641 0776

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Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool, Aberdeen

Spend your summer in this humongous pool in Aberdeen, complete with tunnel slides for the more active guests and sun loungers for those who want to chill out. The pool’s large size means it is almost never overcrowded, so you can swim in peace. Closed for cleaning on Tuesdays.

When: Monday and Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 6pm, 7pm to 10pm – more information on opening hours here
Where: Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool, 2 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays – more information on prices here
Contact: 2553 3617

Sai Kung Swimming Pool

Do laps in the main pool or lay back in the leisure pool, whatever you’re after, the Sai Kung Swimming Pool has got you covered. Closed for cleaning on Wednesdays.

When: Tuesday and Thursday to Monday, 6:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 6:30pm, 7:30pm to 10pm – more information on opening hours here
Where: Sai Kung Swimming Pool, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays – more information on prices here
Contact: 2792 7285

Tai Po Swimming Pool

Okay, okay, this is a bit of a hike, we’ll admit. But we think three-storey high twisty water-slides are worth the trek. The lines are long, but what would you expect for the longest water slides in Hong Kong? Closed for cleaning on Mondays.

When: Tuesday to Sunday, 6:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 6:30pm, 7:30pm to 10pm – more information on opening hours here
Where: Tai Po Swimming Pool, 11 Ting Tai Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays – more information on prices here
Contact: 2661 2244, 2665 5058

YMCA*

Keep it more casual at the YMCA’s pool on Bridges Street. This is actually Hong Kong’s first indoor pool and is definitely one to check out if you’re looking for a bit of history (the first YMCA swimming team was formed here!). Best of all, this is a great budget option in a convenient, centrally located space with a single ticket clocking in at only $40!

*Due to pool rental and annual maintenance, the swimming pool will be temporarily closed from Wednesday, 1 May to Sunday, 1 September 2019.

When: Weekdays, 12pm to 3pm, Closed on weekends and public holidays
Where: YMCA, 51 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $40 for a ticket
Contact: 2540 0526, [email protected]

www.ymca.org.hk

Silvermine Bay Rock Pools

Natural Pools

Discovery Bay Rock Pools

Get out and enjoy the great outdoors by heading over to the Discovery Bay Rock Pools. This might not be a “pool” but we think a rock pool sort of counts?! Anyway, it’s a beautiful place to come for a day out and you won’t regret taking a dip in the sweltering HK heat.

How to get there: From Central, take the ferry from Central Pier 3 to Discovery Bay. Walk toward the Discovery Bay Golf Club (about 15 minutes) and follow the road. When you’ve hit the main road, turn right onto the hill. The rock pools are hidden in the trees and boulders off the side of the road. You’ll have to find a clearing and walk your way to the pools, but there are a couple of them and easy to spot.

Read more: Hong Kong’s Best Waterfall Hikes  

Silvermine Bay Rock Pools

If you’re looking for more sizeable rock pools to swim in, then the Silvermine Bay Rock Pools are the perfect alternative. Boasting a larger pool for swimming and epic waterfalls, this is worth the trip to Mui Wo. The advantage of wading in these pools is that they’re really easy to get to – simply get the ferry to Mui Wo and then take a leisurely stroll past the beach and through the fields until you arrive at the tranquil setting.

How to get there: For detailed directions to the Silvermine Bay Rock Pools, click here.

Read more: Your Guide To The Best Beaches In Hong Kong

 

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 8 June, 2016 and was most recently updated on 29 May, 2019.

Featured image courtesy of Tom Grimbert via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Cordis Hotel, image 2 courtesy of Island Shangri-La via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of The Conrad Hotel via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton of Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, image 6 courtesy of WiNG via Wikimedia Commons, image 7 courtesy of Exploringlife via Wikimedia Commons, image 7 via Getty

2 thoughts on “The Best Swimming Pools In Hong Kong

  1. Hi Lauren, im coming to HK in August and was looking at staying at the InterContinental, with the main reason being the amazing pool however ive read a couple of recent reviews saying that the construction around the area makes it not nice to sit outside by the pool. Would you be able to shed some more information if this is the cse! Thank you. Amy

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