Hong Kong may not come immediately to mind as a place for swimming enthusiasts, yet the city boasts an array of stunning pools ranging from the highest swimming pools in the world to natural infinity ponds on mountain sides – and several public water parks to keep everyone cool and refreshed during its hot summer heat wave.
Hong Kong summers can leave us sweaty and sticky from heatwaves, oppressive humidity and torrential rainfall – leaving us sweaty and sticky all over. While there are various ways to beat the heat (check out our guide on best shaved ice), swimming remains one of the most fun and relaxing activities to indulge in in this dense metropolis.
With 44 public pools run by LCSD across Hong Kong, you are never far from an invigorating swim – especially with Asaya members having access to day passes at any LCSD pool! From Kerry Hotel’s heated outdoor pool with stunning Victoria Harbour views to Tseung Kwan O’s mega water play areas for toddlers – here are a few of our favorites:
Family fun at its best: this pool offers three outdoor leisure pools complete with waterfalls, rocks and footbridge, four indoor teaching/diving/kids pools as well as an impressive water slide for older kids/teenagers to use – not to mention a relaxing poolside bar that serves craft beers and cocktails!
This charming pool is popular among families due to its spacious kiddie area and two adult pools surrounded by tropical plants. This shaded and sheltered poolside space allows kids to splash around safely in the shallow end while parents relax with a good book or refreshing cocktail in hand.
There’s even an outdoor mini water park with slides and other fun water toys for younger children to enjoy! Set next to Airport Express with breathtaking city views, this outdoor pool provides the ideal way to find peace and serenity amidst an otherwise stressful working week.
hk pools is an amazing online pool community for pool enthusiasts worldwide. Players of all skill levels come together here to share their love of the game as well as compete in tournaments. There’s something here for all levels, with games, tips, tournaments and tournaments suitable for players of any level – and free membership so there’s nothing to lose by giving it a try! Plus the site is user friendly, boasting an accommodating community ready to lend assistance whenever it can!