Hong Kong Hotels – Top Hong Kong Pools For Summer
With the tell-tale signs of summer in full swing (overcrowded beaches, dripping air-con units and an almost unbearable humidity), it’s the perfect time to hit the pool. Whether you’re aiming for some early laps or just looking to escape the heat, Hong Kong hotels are home to some of the best pools in town.
Many of them even boast pool staycation packages, allowing you to earn bonus Asia Miles when you book with Cathay. To help you choose, we’ve rounded up the top hotel pools for summer, from infinity pools with one-of-a-kind views to kid-friendly water zones perfect for splashing around with the family.
Public pools are managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), with nine on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories. In recent years, LCSD has replaced some older pools with more modern facilities, including the Victoria Park outdoor pool complex which opened in 2011. It is a great place for families, with not only a main pool, but also an indoor and outdoor leisure pool, water slides, a Jacuzzi, a pirate ship with water cannons, and the largest swimming pool spectator stand in Hong Kong.
The indoor pool at the Four Seasons is also a popular spot, with a range of amenities including an underwater treadmill and a whirlpool. The infinity pool is a highlight, with stunning views of the city and Victoria Harbour. Rates are HK$17 on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends, unless you’re eligible for the concessionary or free rate (aged 60+, below 13, students and people with disabilities).
As the summer heats up, pool staycations are becoming increasingly popular. Whether you’re seeking a quiet oasis, a spot to kick back with a drink or a place to let the kids run wild, Hong Kong has some of the best pools in the world. Located on the sixth floor, Rosewood’s Asaya Pool offers a breathtaking view of Victoria Harbour. The 25 meter-long pool is perfect for doing morning laps or just hanging out in the calming waters, with a bar on the deck to keep you refreshed.
Artist Chan Wai-lap’s meticulous grid-like drawings of swimming pools have enraptured critics, curators and collectors across the globe. His latest piece, commissioned by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, takes his fascination with the physical form of pools to the next level.
The exhibition, titled Double Life Rings, is a series of sculptures that explore the social interactions that can take place at pools. The most obvious is a pair of deck chairs, stacked together to resemble the double infinity symbol, which suggest the idea that pools bring people together and encourage social interaction. Other works include an inflatable life ring that has been twisted into two rings, and a double life ring made from a pair of plastic pool toys. All of these are meant to represent the way that the social connections that can develop in a pool are sometimes overlooked.