Hong Kong Pools – 5 Hot Spots to Cool Off This Summer
With temperatures rising, many hongkong pools are opening up for business again. But while swimming is great exercise and a fun way to cool down, it can also be a little dangerous if you are not careful. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and have a good time at the pool this summer.
While hongkong pools are open again, some are still limiting swimmer numbers and there are still strict rules on bringing in food and drink. So make sure you check before heading to your local swimming spot to ensure that it is safe to swim there.
If you are looking for a hotel with its own private pool, then look no further than the Gold Coast Hong Kong – located right beside Castle Peak Bay marina, this hotel offers two palm-fringed pools (one for adults, one for kids) along with water slides and a children’s water park to keep little ones busy. And if you want to kick back, there is the hotel’s spa which offers yoga and massage.
The largest public pool complex on the island, this sprawling space boasts a main pool, teaching and diving pools, plus a leisure pool and even one for toddlers. The resort-like setting gives it a feel that is miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, which is why you’ll find it packed with sunbathers on the weekends. Weekday rates are HK$17 and on weekends, HK$19, but you can get in for free or at a discounted rate if you are a senior, child or student.
This massive HK$1 billion pool opened in April 2010 and is now home to several events, including the yearly Dragon Boat Races. As well as a main pool, there are four smaller pools dotted around the complex including a children’s pool and an Olympic-sized training pool. The biggest draw, however, is the outdoor pool area with three large pools linked by waterfalls and islands and a circular paddling pool – plus a playground to boot.
With its azure waters, soaring ceilings and LED walls that create the illusion of coral reefs, this rooftop pool is truly stunning. Located on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre, this pool offers cityscape views that are simply breathtaking, as well as a Jacuzzi and cozy cabanas for your convenience.
If you are a member of Asaya, then you’ll receive 12 complimentary day passes to enjoy the pool, fitness centre and wellness classes. To find out more, visit the Asaya website. If you are not a member, then prices are HK$1,080 for a single adult pass or HK$1,290 for a family. You can book your tickets online or at the Asaya reception on the ground floor of the hotel.