Hong Kong may conjure images of shopping and dim sum, not swimming pools. Yet this former British colony boasts some of the world’s most stunning and highest pool scenery – from an infinity pond on Hong Kong’s tallest building to natural waterfalls on mountain sides – which make Hong Kong truly unique. Here are five stunning pools in Hong Kong.
W Hotel’s 76th-floor pool is a summer must-see with breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s skyline and Victoria Harbour. Spanning 20m long, this 20-meter long pool features lounge chairs by windows for swimmers to gaze upon the world below them; plus there’s also a large Jacuzzi to take in sunset sunset views – open both to hotel guests as well as members of the public alike; just book ahead in order to avoid waiting times!
Leisure and Cultural Services Department operates 22 public swimming pools throughout Hong Kong. Entry for weekday admission costs HK$17 while weekends admission costs HK$19 with discounted admission prices available to seniors, people with disabilities, children aged 3-13, full-time students and full-time employees.
While most Hong Kong citizens prefer spending their sunny days swimming in the sea, if you prefer something a bit quieter try visiting one of Hong Kong’s rooftop pools instead. W Hong Kong’s luxurious WET deck is well known for its stylish yet wild poolside parties while Hotel Indigo’s glass-bottomed swimming pool allows passersby to see swimmers do laps!
At the Four Seasons Hong Kong, their rooftop pool features an eye-catching infinity pool that overlooks Victoria Harbour and Kowloon skyline. Surrounded by comfortable chaise lounges, complete with whirlpool spa and bar service, it makes an ideal place for relaxation while sipping cocktails or sipping some sunrays.
If you’re feeling more ambitious than your average rooftop pool, head straight for the Ritz-Carlton’s skyscraper’s 118th-floor 118th Pool at 484 meters above street level in their skyscraper for an exhilarating swimming experience and breathtaking panoramic views! It offers panoramic swims that provide unforgettable panoramic vistas as well as thrilling thrills.
Though the city’s pools are beautiful, many will remain closed this summer due to a shortage of lifeguards. The union representing lifeguards has requested that government revamp its salary structure and create clear career pathways, but modest increases won’t help until enough new staff have been recruited; local communities will work on recruiting efforts while swimming clubs will receive their time slots four months beforehand without refund if they can’t find enough staff members – this situation is especially severe at two of Hong Kong’s most beloved pools: Wan Chai and Olympic Pool.