Hong Kong Pools – The Best Places to Cool Off in the Heat

The summer heat is in full force and nothing beats a refreshing dip in the pools Hong Kong has to offer. Swimming is not only a fun way to cool down, but it also helps maintain good health and keeps you active. It’s also a great bonding activity for families, friends and kids.

But the weather isn’t always cooperating, with a persistent active trough of low pressure bringing showers to Hong Kong. Luckily, the gloomy weather has given some of the city’s pools a reprieve from the crowds. Kennedy Town Pool opened its doors to swimmers on Thursday morning, with the pool and its two water sports centres offering plenty of space to swim laps and practise your skills.

Located in Wong Chuk Hang, this sprawling complex is perfect for a family day out. Spend your time in the main pool, practising your dives in the diving pool or taking your little ones to the toddler pool complete with sprinklers and other splashy features. With plenty of food and drink options at the poolside cafe, this is the perfect spot to unwind in the sun.

A definite highlight of this hotel is their stunning pool terrace, overlooking the harbour. This is the perfect spot to relax and soak up some rays in one of their plush lounge chairs, or take a leisurely swim in their expansive pool. They even have an infinity pool where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the bay and the skyline of Hong Kong.

The interior of this hotel is just as impressive, with a sleek design and purple ceiling that looks like a starry night sky. The hotel offers a pool and wellness day pass that includes access to the indoor pool and spa, as well as a sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi. The outdoor pool is also a great place to people-watch and catch some rays as you look out over the Ngong Ping cable cars passing by.

A definite must-visit for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The hotel is a short walk from Choi Hung MTR Station and Diamond Hill MTR station, or you can catch the 116 bus from Causeway Bay and stop right outside. If you don’t feel like a long walk, there are also cabs available nearby.