If you’re a local, you probably know that summers in Hong Kong can be brutal. Whether it’s the blazing sun, insufferable humidity or torrential rain, you’re left feeling sweaty and sticky all over. To help you beat the heat this summer, we’ve put together a list of Hong Kong’s best public swimming pools that will leave you cool and refreshed in no time.
All managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, these awesome hk pools will have you cooling off in no time. From swanky water slides to mega water play areas for toddlers, there’s something for everyone at these awesome swimming spots!
The most popular pool in Hong Kong, this destination public pool has something for every age. There’s a huge water slide, a pirate ship and plenty of waterslides for the kids – it’s no wonder this is one of Hong Kong’s top family-friendly swimming spots!
Located in the heart of Wan Chai, this swimming complex is a favourite for K-Town locals with young kids. It’s state-of-the-art and very family-friendly with a great selection of kids pools, Jacuzzis and changing rooms. Plus, it’s right next to Belcher’s Bay Park, so if the kids haven’t expended all their energy while swimming, they can hop across for some outdoor playtime.
This indoor swimming complex is a must for anyone who loves to soak up the scenery. The massive glass windows provide a gorgeous view of Victoria Peak while the pool itself is spacious with ample room to swim and relax. Plus, there’s a cafe on-site for some post-swim refreshment!
Open from 7am until 10pm, this stunning complex is an excellent option for those who want to swim and admire the beautiful cityscape at the same time. With three teaching and leisure pools, as well as a diving pool, this state-of-the-art pool is an amazing place to spend the day!
The newest addition to the list of Hong Kong’s best public pools, this stunning facility is set in the midst of the city’s famous shopping district and offers incredible views from both inside the pool and around it. The massive glass windows give you a view of the stunning Victoria Peak while the pool is designed with a curved roof that allows swimmers to look up at the skyline while they enjoy their dip.
While many of the city’s pools have reopened since last Thursday under the phase-two easing of social distancing restrictions, there are still a number that remain closed for cleaning and regular maintenance. We recommend checking each pool’s website and individual schedule before heading out for a swim!