4 July, 2018
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The Best Swimming Pools in Hong Kong

4 July, 2018

Cool off this summer with our guide to the best swimming pools in Hong Kong, from hotel and public pools, to natural swimming pools which are worth the hike!

What could be better for beating to heat than dip in some of our favourite pools? We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of some of our personal favourites to cool off in. From swanky hotel pools, where you can grab a day pass, to the best public and natural, outdoor pools, we’ve found something to suit everyone’s preference and budget. Grab your swimsuit, sunscreen and towel, it’s time to take a dip with our guide to the best swimming pools in HK.

Read more: Hotel Swimming Pool Day Passes in Hong Kong for Under $500

Hotel Pools
Public Swimming Pools
Natural Pools

Hotel Pools

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 also help to make sure you have a perfect time.

Cost: $550 for a day pass (includes access to pool, sauna, and gym)
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6:30pm

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, 2588 1234, www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com

The W Hong Kong pool

The W Hotel, Kowloon

Located on the 76th floor, The W’s rooftop infinity pool is all about seeing and being seen. Facilities include the stunning pool, blissful jacuzzi and a refreshing cocktail bar – think trendy relaxation with plenty of drinks!

Cost: $988 for a day pass (includes access to WET swimming pool, jacuzzi, Bliss spa and FIT gym, along with two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne)
Hours: Saturday to Sunday, 12pm to 10pm – not open on weekdays

W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2222, www.w-hongkong.com

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 has you covered! 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.

Cost: $400 on weekdays; $550 on weekends and public holidays – includes sauna and steam room
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

The Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2521 3838, www.conradhotels3.hilton.com

The Kerry, Hung Hom pool

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. Priced at $500 on weekends, or just $400 on weekdays, 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.

How much: $500 weekends and public holidays, $400 weekdays – includes the use of the pool, 24 hour gym, sauna, jacuzzi and steam rooms with the changing rooms
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2252 5888, www.shangri-la.com 

The Langham Hong Kong

This pool is the epitome of elegance. Sat on the 15th floor, it has space for you to lounge the day away while sipping on cocktails. What’s more, if you’re a member, the price is only $200 on weekdays and $300 on weekends!

How much: $300 on Monday to Thursday; $500 on Friday to Sunday
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 11pm

The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2375 1133, www.langhamhotels.com

Le Meridien, Cyberport pool

Le Meridien, Cyberport

The truly relaxing atmosphere at Le Meridien, Cyberport features an outdoor swimming pool and an outdoor whirlpool to ease your muscles after a swim. As one of the best value day passes, it’s worth noting that this one is only available on weekdays, so it’s the perfect choice for a mid-week treat when you have the day off, or if you’re looking to impress out of town visitors.

Cost: $350 per person
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 6am to 10pm – except Public Holidays (Friday to Sunday, only in-house guest pool access)

Le Meridien, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong, 2980 7788, www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

The Island Shangri La, Central

For a luxurious pool experience, try the pool at The Shangri-La in Central! It only accepts a limited number of guests, so have no fear of an overcrowded pool. The pool is open all year (with heating in the winter), although, it has currently closed off the pool to non-hotel guests on weekends to prevent congestion. Even on weekdays, make sure you call a couple of hours before to reserve your space.

Cost: $650 for a weekday pass; $800 for a weekend pass; $52,000 per individual for a yearly membership (with access to other facilities)
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2877 3838, www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila

Ritz-Carlton hong kong pool

Ritz-Carlton, Kowloon

Swim with a stunning view of the Hong Kong skyline at 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!

Cost: $700 for a day pass
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

Ritz Carlton, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, 2263 2263, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong

Cordis Hotel, Mong Kok

Cordis’ heated rooftop swimming pool is a great place to be on a sunny day! Enjoy amazing views of Hong Kong’s skyline as you float around the luxurious pool on the 42nd floor. It’s a popular weekend hangout for many in Hong Kong, so make sure to call a day ahead to reserve your spot.

Cost: $400 per day pass on weekdays and weekends – includes gym, plus access to sauna and steam room in changing rooms (free if booking a spa treatment worth over $960)
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6:30am to 11pm

Cordis Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3552 3388,www.cordishotels.com

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel, Kowloon

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

How much: $300 per person
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

Sheraton Hotel, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2369 1111, www.starwoodhotels.com

The Mira, Kowloon pool

The Mira, Kowloon

Fancy a pool day but the sun’s not shining? Don’t worry as with The Mira Hotel’s MiraSpa day passes, you can indulge in a rejuvenating experience at it’s indoor heated infinity pool, complete with the use of the fitness centre and all spa facilities, ranging from sauna, steam, whirlpool and heavenly waterbed lounge. For $400 for the day, it’s the perfect way to escape it all.

Cost: $400 for a MiraSpa day pass
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 11pm

The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong kong 2368 1111, www.themirahotel.com

Public Swimming Pools

If you want to splash around on a bit more of a budget, head to one of Hong Kong’s 43 public swimming pools instead (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.

YMCA *Closed for Summer 2018. Opens Monday, 3 September 2018*

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 fab budget option in a convenient, centrally located space with a single ticket clocking in at only $40!

How much: $40 per ticket, for adults aged 18 to 59, and $160 for a package of four tickets
Hours: 11am to 3pm on Mondays, 7.15am to 3pm from Tuesdays to Fridays, and 10am to 5.30pm on public holidays.

YMCA, 51 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, 2540 0526, www.ymca.org.hk, for membership inquiries emails [email protected]

Chai Wan Swimming Pool

Chai Wan Swimming Pool

Set way high up on a rooftop, you can choose between two large pools to cool off in, or go at dusk to take in the sunset.

Cost: $17 per person on weekdays, $19 per person on weekends and public holidays. Click here for more information on prices.
Hours: Closed for cleaning on Tuesdays, Click here for Opening Hours and Schedule.

Chai Wan Swimming Pool, 345 San Ha St, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 2558 3538 

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

Conveniently located and easy to get to from Central, the indoor swimming facility here has newly installed indoor heating systems and a jacuzzi so you don’t have to worry about cooler temps. What’s more, the outdoor swimming pool comes with a great view of the Victoria Harbor!

Cost: $17 per person on weekdays, $19 per person on weekends and public holidays. Click here for more information on prices.
Hours: Closed on Wednesdays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedules.

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

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 the more those who want to chill out. The pool’s large size means it is almost never overcrowded, so you can swim in peace.

Cost: $17 per person on weekdays, $19 per person on weekends and public holidays. Click here for more information on prices.
Hours: Closed on Tuesdays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedules.

Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool, 2 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Kwun Tong Swimming Pool

Kwun Tong Swimming Pool

The indoor main pool at Kwun Tong is perfect for when you need an escape from the sun, heat and humidity, whereas the outside secondary pool, two teaching pools and a sun bathing area is a perfect place to sit back with a good book.

Cost: $17 per person on weekdays, $19 per person on weekends and public holidays. Click here for more information on prices.
Hours: Closed Wednesdays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedules.

Kwun Tong Swimming Pool, 2 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2717 9022

Sai Kung Swimming Pool

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

Cost: $17 per person on weekdays, $19 per person on weekends and public holidays. Click here for more information on prices.
Hours: Closed Wednesdays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedules.

Sai Kung Swimming Pool, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Kowloon, Hong Kong 2792 7285

Tai Po Swimming Pool

Okay, okay. This is a bit of a hike, we’ll admit. But we think three-story 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?

Cost: $17 per person on weekdays, $19 per person on weekends and public holidays. Click here for more information on prices.
Hours: Closed on Mondays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedules.

Tai Po Swimming Pool, 11 Ting Tai Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong, 2661 2244  

Morse Park Swimming Pool

Morse Park Swimming Pool

Located in one of the biggest parks in Hong Kong, this swimming pool is surrounded by green lawns, running trails and fountains. Take a break from the busy Hong Kong life and spend your day in a tranquil oasis!

Cost: $17 per person on weekdays, $19 per person on weekends and public holidays. Click here for more information on prices.
Hours: Closed on Fridays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedules.

Morse Park Swimming Pool, 80 Fung Mo Street, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon

Natural Pools

Discovery Bay Rock Pools

Get out and enjoy the great outdoors by heading over to the Discovery Bay Rock Pools. Ok, so 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: Walk 10 minutes from the Discovery Bay ferry pier (towards Discovery Bay golf club) and when you hit the main road, turn right onto the hill. The pool should be halfway up the hill.

Read more: Hong Kong’s Best Waterfall Hikes  

Silvermine Bay Rock Pools

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.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 8 June 2016, and was updated on 4 July 2018.

Featured image courtesy of Getty. Image #1 courtesy of the W Hong Kong via Facebook, image #2 courtesy of The Kerry Hotel Hong Kong via Facebook, image #3 courtesy of Le Meridien Cyberport via Facebook, image #4 courtesy of The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong via Facebook, image #5 courtesy of The Mira Hong Kong via Facebook, image #6, #7 and #8 courtesy of www.lcsd.gov.hk, image via Getty.

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