Hong Kong Pools – The Perfect Way to Cool Down

During the hotter months of summer, it’s no secret that Hong Kongers are looking for ways to cool down. Luckily, many of the city’s top hotels offer their guests the chance to do just that by offering poolside relaxation and luxurious facilities complete with amazing views. Whether you’re looking to relax with a book, take in the stunning cityscape or enjoy a glass of champagne, these hotel pools are the perfect way to beat the heat.

Located on the Castle Peak Bay marina, this beautiful pool is perfect for kicking back and relaxing with the family. The pool area has palm-fringed swimming pools (one for adults, one for children) and a water park for kids that features a range of different slides. You can also splash around in the large leisure pool area or go for a dip in their outdoor training pool.

For the more active, there’s a range of aqua classes to choose from such as aerobics and tai chi. The best part is that it’s open to the public and only costs HK$17 per day. Plus, kids 3-13 and full-time students are eligible for discounted rates.

If you prefer a more chilled-out experience, there’s a spacious terrace where you can lounge and soak up the sun. The 25-metre outdoor pool is a serene spot to spend your afternoon, especially with stunning cityscape and Victoria Harbour views. Plus, you can enjoy the luxury of a poolside bar and restaurant that serves everything from Alaskan King Crab Rolls to Strawberry Mirlitons.

The union also called for schools and training centres to be allowed to use the pool even when lifeguards are unavailable, on condition that a qualified individual remains on site during the operation hours. It also urged the government to increase the salaries of seasonal lifeguards and recruit more on two-year contracts.

Although there are some concerns about the potential for a new coronavirus strain to emerge in mainland China, it’s worth remembering that Hong Kong has been lucky thus far in terms of the number of cases. Since the mass screening programme began in July, the number of new infections has fallen to low single-digits from triple-digits during the pandemic.