Hong Kong boasts some of the world’s premier public swimming pools and many are perfect for families. There is something to suit every swimmer here from Olympic-sized pools to intimate lagoons; all will make your visit enjoyable! Plus, many offer additional facilities that can make your experience all that much better! Here is a short guide of some of Hong Kong’s most famous and fun pools.
At Castle Peak Bay marina, this luxurious pool features palm-fringed swimming lanes and a water park for children to play in. Additionally, there’s also a snack bar so parents can kick back while their little ones splash around in fountains and slides!
At this popular spot, there are an amazing eight pools for you to swim or lounge in – giving you ample room to do both. The Olympic-sized pool features a giant spectator stand; smaller leisure pools and toddler pools also exist as well as sun loungers and cabanas for when it’s time for you to come out of the water!
It is an ideal destination for families, located adjacent to Ocean Park amusement park and offering both indoor and outdoor pools – the indoor one being the largest pool in the city with lazy river and underwater tunnel, while its counterpart boasts pirate ship water cannons and waterslides for children, plus buckets, sprayers and floor fountains to keep everyone occupied!
Though not as large as other pools on this list, this one’s definitely worth a visit. The water is refreshingly cool and there are several different pools to choose from including lap pools, leisure pools, diving tanks and children’s pools. Plus the location provides stunning views of Victoria Harbour while offering up delicious Asian buffet fare at their restaurant!
For something a bit more luxurious, W Hong Kong’s pool on the 76th floor features a mosaic wall perfect for Instagrammable summer selfies; or head to Hotel Indigo’s 29th-floor rooftop pool which has glass bottom walls allowing you to gaze down upon city streets below.
Since Hong Kong’s phase-two relaxing of social distancing rules, some pools have partially reopened due to staff shortages; however, many remain closed altogether due to lack of lifeguards. According to HK Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union estimates, 20 public pools will only partially open while up to 500 licensed private pools may not open at all due to staffing shortages. So if you’re looking for ways to beat the heat this summer we have created this handy guide of some of Hongkong’s finest pools – just remember your towel and sunscreen!