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Our Ultimate Guide To The Best Swimming Pools In Hong Kong

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 Cool off at one of these pools this summer

The dreaded Hong Kong heat and humidity has hit us again this summer and the only way to keep the whole family cool (in our opinion!) is by jumping into some stellar pools. We are spoiled with some great swimming pools around Hong Kong (indoor and outdoor!). If you want to splash around on a budget, head to one of Hong Kong’s 43 public swimming pools (check out the full list here). Or if you’re looking for something a little more extravagant, there are plenty of luxurious hotel pools that will be a great hit for mamas and papas alike. Here are some of our favourites.

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Public Pools

Chai Wan Swimming Pool

Set way high up on a rooftop, you can choose between two kiddie-friendly large pools to cool off and splash around in and one standard diving pool to swim a couple of laps in and get some cardio in for the day. Cheer your little swimmer from one of the 800 seats at the spectator stand. Go at dusk to take in the sunset.

How much: $17 per person on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays. For students and seniors: $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays. Free admission for children under 3. Click here for more information on prices.
Opening times: Closed for cleaning on Tuesday, Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Chai Wan Swimming Pool, 345 San Ha St, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 2558 3538

Morse Hill swimming pool

Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool

A great pool for families (one of our faves!) this complex features connected indoor and outdoor pool areas and loads of kid-centric features. The big draw here? Are you ready? A pirate ship. With waterslides. And water cannons. And of course there are fountains and floating animals – including a massive sea serpent (or is it a dragon?) that you can climb all over.

How much:  $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more info.
Opening times: Closed Mondays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool, 30 Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2350 6173

Jordan Valley Swimming Pool

This is a super pool for preschoolers, kindergarteners and little guys under 10 years old. In addition to a pool for swimming laps, here you’ll find a pool area with lots of fun stuff for the kids – water slides (including baby slides… yay!), water-squirting dolphins and sharks, floating mini aquatic animals to sit on, a water fountain to dance under, and lots more.

How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more info.
Opening times: Closed for cleaning on Tuesdays (excluding public holidays, in which case the pool will be closed for cleaning on the Thursday of that week). Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Jordan Valley Swimming Pool, Choi Ha Road, Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2305 5919

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

Conveniently located and easy to get to from Central, the indoor swimming facility here has a newly installed indoor heating systems and a Jacuzzi so you don’t have to worry about cooler temps. What’s more, the outdoor swimming pool comes with a great view of our classic Victoria Harbour!

How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays, per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more information on prices.
Opening times: Closed on Wednesdays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2817 7973

Kwun Tong Pool

 

Kwun Tong Swimming Pool

The indoor main pool here is perfect for when you need an escape from the sun, heat and humidity, whereas the outside secondary pool, two teaching pools and a sun bathing area is a perfect place to sit back with a good book. But stay sun-smart, and don’t forget the hats, sunnies and sunscreen!

How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more information on prices.
Opening times: Closed Wednesdays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Kwun Tong Swimming Pool, 2 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2717 9022

Morse Park Swimming Pool

Located in one of the biggest parks in Hong Kong, this swimming pool is surrounded by green lawns, running trails and fountains. Take a break from the busy Hong Kong life and spend your day in a tranquil oasis!

How much:  $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more information on prices.
Opening times: Closed on Fridays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Morse Park Swimming Pool, 80 Fung Mo Street, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, 2320 2023

Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool, Aberdeen

Spend your summer in this humongous pool in Aberdeen, complete with tunnel slides for the more active guests and sun loungers for the those who want to chill out. The large size of this pool means that it is almost never overcrowded so you can swim in peace.

How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more information on prices.
Opening times: Closed on Tuesdays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool, 2 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2553 3617

Sai Kung public swiming pool

Sai Kung Swimming Pool

Do laps in the main pool or lay back and chill in the leisure pool, whatever you’re after, Sai Kung Swimming Pool has got you covered. There are two slides as well, so this venue is perfect for a family outing. There is also a spectator stand if you’re not up for swimming but want to keep an eye on your child.

How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more information on prices.
Opening times: Closed Wednesdays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Sai Kung Swimming Pool, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2792 7285

Tai O Swimming pool

Tai Po Swimming Pool

Okay, okay. This is a bit of a hike, we’ll admit. But we think three-story high twisty water-slides are worth the trek. Your bigger kids will love this one. The lines are long but what would you expect for the longest water slides in Hong Kong?

How much: $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more information on prices.
Opening times: Closed on Mondays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Tai Po Swimming Pool, 11 Ting Tai Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong, 2661 2244

Victoria Park Swimming Pool

Hong Kong Island’s biggest public swimming pool complex is the place to go if you have a kid who loves to dive, as the deep end is an impressive 5m deep (whoa!). There is even a dedicated diving pool, and while you have to be in a class to use the big, big boards, anyone can bounce themselves off the 1m springboard.

How much:  $17 on weekdays, $19 on weekends and public holidays per person. $8 on weekdays, $7 on weekends and public holidays per student and seniors, free admission for children under 3. Click here for more info.
Opening times: Closed Mondays for cleaning. Click here for opening hours and schedule.

Victoria Park Swimming Pool, Victoria Park, Hing Fat St, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, 2570 8374

YMCA *Closed for Summer 2018. Opens Monday, 3 September 2018*

Keep it casual at the YMCA’s pool on Bridges Street. This is actually Hong Kong’s first indoor pool, and is definitely one to check out if you’re looking for a bit of history (the first YMCA swimming team was formed here!). Best of all, this is a fab budget-friendly option in a convenient, centrally located space with a single ticket clocking in at only $40!

How much: $40 per ticket, for adults aged 18 to 59, and $160 for a package of four tickets
Opening times: 11am to 3pm on Mondays, 7.15am to 3pm from Tuesdays to Fridays, and 10am to 5.30pm on public holidays.

YMCA, 51 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, 2540 0526, www.ymca.org.hk, for membership inquiries emails [email protected]

Editor’s Note: Due to the pool rental and annual maintenance, the YMCA swimming pool will be closed from 27, April 27  to 2, September 2018.

Hotel Pools

Some of these hotels are kid-friendly but we recommend saving some of these pools for when you need an extra-special date, a girls staycation or just some time to yourself.

Cordis Hotel Pool

Cordis Hotel, Mong Kok

Cordis’ heated rooftop swimming pool is a great place to be on a sunny day! Enjoy amazing views of Hong Kong’s skyline as you float around the luxurious pool on the 42nd floor. It’s a popular weekend hangout for many in Hong Kong, so call a day ahead to reserve your spot.

How much: $400 per day-pass on weekdays and weekends, free if booking a spa treatment worth over $960.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6.30am to 11pm

Cordis Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3552 3388, www.cordishotels.com

Grand Hyatt, Wan Chai

With unbeatable harbour side views, the Grand Hyatt’s 50-metre heated swimming pool is housed within a tropical-feeling patio oasis famed for its outdoor appeal. The lush garden comes complete with outdoor dining and bar options, a 400-metre jogging path and even its own waterfall! There’s a  gym, spa and sauna, so make a day off it and truly take some time to relax.

How much: $550 for adult day-pass (includes access to pool, sauna, and gym) / $6,000 for a 30-day pass / $60,000 Yearly pass/$39,000 discounted lifetime entry pass, $300 for child day-pass
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, sunrise to sunset, typically 9am to 7pm

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, 2588 1234, www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com

Kerry Hotel

Located in Kowloon, the Kerry Hotel’s infinity pool has a view of Hong Kong Island that is simply ahhhh-mazing. A day pass includes full access to the gym, Jacuzzi, and steam rooms.

How much: $400 on weekday, $500 on weekends
Opening times: Monday to Sunday 6am to 11pm

Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2252 5888, www.shangri-la.com

The Langham Hong Kong

This pool is the epitome of elegance. It’s sat on the 15th floor and has space for you to lounge the day away while sipping on cocktails (leave the kids with Dad). If you’re a member or just taking a solo “mum-day”(Treat yo self! Take a break!) then the price is only $200 on weekdays and $300 on weekends!

How much: $300 on Monday to Thursday, $500 on Friday to Sunday
Opening times: Monday to Sunday 6am to 11pm

The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2375 1133, www.langhamhotels.com

Le Meridien Cyberport, Hong Kong

Le Meridien, Cyberport

The truly relaxing atmosphere at Le Meridien, Cyberport features an outdoor swimming pool and an outdoor whirlpool to ease your aching muscles after chasing after trying to keep up with the kids. Great for little ones too! The area near the changing rooms also has a sauna and steam room to make sure you get the full VIP treatment every time!

How much: $350 on Monday to Thursday, 50% for ages 6 and below.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm (Friday to Sunday, only in-house guest pool access)

Le Meridien, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong, 2980 7788, www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

The W Hotel, Kowloon

Grabs the girls and have a glamorous day by the pool sans children. The W’s rooftop infinity pool is all about seeing and being seen so wear your cutest swimwear and coolest shades! Facilities include the stunning pool, blissful Jacuzzi and a refreshing cocktail bar– think trendy relaxation with cosmos and daiquiris!

How much: $988 for a day pass (includes two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne, as well as access to the Bliss spa and FIT gym). Price is subject to a 10% service charge.
Opening times: Only open on weekends. Saturday to Sunday, 12 to 10pm

W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2222, www.w-hongkong.com

The Conrad Hotel, Admiralty

Whether you want to swim laps or simply enjoy a refreshing poolside drink while topping up your tan, The Conrad’s outdoor heated swimming pool has you covered! Unwind in the sauna, steam room or whirlpool, or take advantage of the hotel’s lush massage service to relax after a trying week with the kids.

How much: Pool admission (Sauna + Steam) $400 on weekdays, $550 on weekends and public holidays; Pool admission (Sauna + Steam + Gym) $480 on weekdays, $600 on weekends and public holidays; Children’s (3-13 years) pool only admission: $180
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

The Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2521 3838, www.conradhotels3.hilton.com

The Mira, Kowloon

Indulge in a rejuvenating experience at The Mira with its complete spa package including a fitness centre, massage, beauty and hair services, along with a top-notch infinity pool. One of its unique features is the floatation lounges, with heated waterbeds, which provide the perfect atmosphere for rest and relaxation.

How much: $400 for a MiraSpa day-pass
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 11pm (Kids are welcome until 8pm)

The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2368 1111, www.themirahotel.com

Shangri La Central Pool

The Island Shangri-La, Central

For a luxurious pool experience, try the pool at The Shangri-La in Central! It only accepts a limited number of guests, so have no fear of an overcrowded pool. The pool is open all year (with heating in the winter), although, they have currently closed off the pool to non-hotel guests on weekends to prevent congestion. Even on weekdays, make sure you call a couple of hours before to reserve your space to make sure you get that beautiful summer tan! Grab a club sandwich and a cold cocktail at the outdoor cafe by the pool for the best summer experience! When you pay for $650 for a weekday pass, you also get access to the gymnasium, indoor Jacuzzi, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, steam rooms, refreshments, Experience Shower, and solarium. Other benefits including massage and beauty treatments, yoga lessons, and personal training can be added with an additional charge.

How much: $650 for a weekday pass, $800 for a weekend pass and $52,000 per individual for a yearly membership (with access to other facilities)
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2877 3838, www.shangri-la.com

Ritz Carlton Swimming Pool

Ritz Carlton

Swim with a stunning view of the Hong Kong skyline at the Ritz-Carlton’s indoor infinity swimming pool with a ceiling mounted LED screen and an outdoor whirlpool. With wait-staff working tirelessly to satisfy your every whim and a luxurious spa providing soothing massage and facial treatments, you will surely have the time of your life.

How much: $700 for a day-pass. Prices are subject to a 10% service charge
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

Ritz Carlton, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, 2263 2263, www.ritzcarlton.com

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel

Sheraton’s outdoor pool is temperature controlled and faces the harbor so you get to take in that iconic skyline while you paddle around. Three heated Jacuzzis are also waiting for you for some serious relaxation. This is the perfect place to sunbathe because there is also a snack bar service. If you feel like working up a sweat, you also get access to the gym with a day pass but we won’t judge you if you’d prefer to stay close to the hot tubs.

How much: $300 per person
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

Sheraton Hotel, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui 2369 1111, www.starwoodhotels.com

Natural Pools

Discovery Bay rock pools

Discovery Bay Rock Pools

Get out and enjoy the great outdoors by heading over to the Discovery Bay Rock Pools. Ok, so this might not be a ‘pool’, but we think a rock pool sort of counts?! Perfect for older children who don’t mind a hike. It’s a beautiful place to come for a day out and you won’t regret taking a dip in the sweltering HK heat.

How to get there: Walk 10 minutes from the Discovery Bay ferry pier (towards Discovery Bay golf club) and when you hit the main road, turn right onto the hill. The pool should be halfway up the hill.

Read more: Adventure Day Out: A Day At Discovery Bay Rock Pools

Silvermine Bay Rock Pools

If you’re looking for more sizeable rock pools to swim in, then the Silvermine Bay Rock Pools are the perfect alternative. Boasting a larger pool for swimming and epic waterfalls, this is worth the trip to Mui Wo for. The advantage of taking a dip in these pools is that they’re really easy to get to – simply get the ferry to Mui Wo and then take a leisurely stroll past the beach and through the fields until you arrive at the tranquil setting.

How to get there: For detailed directions to the Silvermine Bay Rock Pools, click here.

Read more: Where to Buy Women’s Swimwear: Hong Kong Stores and Online Sites

Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Sassy, published on 7, June 2016, and has been updated on 7, June 2018. Thanks to Connie Cai for helping update this article. 

Feature image courtesy of Juan Salamanca via Pexels, image 1, 2, 3 and 4 are courtesy of theBeaches and Swimming Pools Leisure and Cultural Services Department, image 5 is courtesy of Cordis Hotel and Resorts, image 6 courtesy of Le Meridien,image 7 courtesy of Shangri-La, image 8 is courtesy of Ritz Carlton, image 9 by Jeremy Thompson via Flickr

 

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