Hong Kong Pools – The Best Places to Cool Off in the Heat

The summer heat has officially arrived and hk pools are one of the best ways to cool down and beat the blazing sun and insufferable humidity. Plus, swimming has a whole host of health benefits – it reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and boosts energy levels!

Thankfully, we’re spoiled with 44 public swimming pools in every corner of the city and a few on the mainland, so you’re never too far away from cooling off in the water.

One of the best kid-friendly hk pools is Jordan Valley in Sai Kung, which has a huge leisure pool area for kids with lots of water slides and fountains to enjoy. There are also floating mini aquatic animals to sit on, water-squirting dolphins and sharks and more. Kids will love this fun, splashy pool, while mama and papa can enjoy a few laps.

Another kid-friendly hk pool is Morrison Hill in Wan Chai, which has two indoor pools (including a Jacuzzi) and two outdoor pools. The first is a pool for laps, while the second has lots of fun things to do – a playground with a giant water slide, water squirting dinosaurs and more. There are also a couple of baby slides, so even toddlers can get involved! The pool is conveniently located opposite Belcher’s Bay Park, so once your kids have expended all their energy they can go for a run while you enjoy some peace and quiet.

If you’re looking for a little luxury, the Rosewood Hong Kong has a gorgeous infinity pool that offers stunning city views. However, it’s only open to hotel guests so if you don’t have a room booked, you’ll have to head elsewhere.

For those with a bit more money to spend, you can swim in the hotel’s Asaya Pool in Kowloon, or check out its sister property Rosewood Macau which also has a stunning pool with views of the city skyline. Then afterwards, you can refuel with a delicious meal at Asaya Kitchen.

It’s important to note that entry prices for hk pools are not cheap, but it is possible to find discounts if you’re a senior, disabled or student. For example, adults are charged HK$17 on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends and public holidays, while kids between the ages of 3 – 13 and full-time students can enter for free. You can also save on admission fees if you book your tickets in advance through Klook.