As the temperatures soar, there’s no better way to beat the heat than by cooling off in a hotel pool. From infinity pools overlooking Victoria Harbour to the best water zones for kids, check out these hongkong pools that are perfect for a summer staycation. And don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!
Few hotel rooftop pools are as iconic as the one at W Hong Kong. Perched atop the International Commerce Center (ICC), the 118th-floor pool is a photographer’s dream, with floor-to-ceiling windows and LCD screens on the walls and ceiling that display images of bubbles, tropical fishes, clouds, and beach scenes. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun, sip on cocktails or party it up at their famous weekly pool parties, this is the place to be.
While the gloomy weather might have dampened some swimmers’ enthusiasm for outdoor swimming, it did lead to less crowds at the city’s public pools. A miscommunication between the government and unions, however, meant that 38 public pools remained closed until Thursday to allow for cleaning and disinfection. Fourteen pools opened this Thursday, and another 24 will welcome swimmers next Monday, according to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The gloomy weather also sparked more interest in indoor pools, particularly at the reopening of Kennedy Town Swimming Pool. The revamped pool boasts a new layout with an extended deck, and the poolside cafe will offer free-flow food and drinks on weekends. The pool also offers a hot tub, making it the perfect spot to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
Located on the shore of Kowloon, The Kerry’s infinity pool is an elegant oasis with breathtaking panoramic views over the city skyline. The hotel’s Au Soleil Chill Out Pool Parties on the weekend are a great way to spend a lazy afternoon in the water and enjoy the sunset with cocktails. Day passes are available for non-hotel guests, starting at $500 on weekdays and $700 on the weekends.
The pool at the newest addition to the Yulan Group’s urban hotels is a showstopper. The stylish new property in Wong Chuk Hang is home to a dazzling rooftop infinity pool, complete with a lounge area and bar serving drinks and light snacks. The pool is surrounded by lush greenery, and you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the iconic HK skyline. You can even sign up for their annual wellness membership, which includes access to the pool and fitness centre on a monthly or yearly basis.