The tell-tale signs of a Hong Kong summer are already in full swing: overcrowded beaches, dripping air-conditioners and, of course, scorching temperatures. Fortunately, there’s no better place to beat the heat than with a swim at one of the city’s amazing hotel pools. Whether you’re doing morning laps for exercise or simply soaking up the atmosphere, we’ve picked out some of the best pool staycation spots in town. Plus, book many of these deals with Cathay to earn bonus Asia Miles.
Located on the shores of Castle Peak Bay marina, this resort’s palm-fringed pool offers a truly relaxing setting. Kick back with a drink from the bar and soak up the view of the stunning blue waters. The kids will have a blast too with two water slides and an aquatic playground complete with floor fountains and buckets. This is definitely a place to unwind and enjoy a stress-free holiday.
Take your pool experience to new heights at this modern hotel in Wan Chai. The swanky Hotel Indigo’s rooftop pool is actually glass-bottomed, giving you the feeling of swimming right above the streets of the city. It’s an incredible sight and a perfect spot for Instagram photos. The best part is that the hotel’s rooms overlook the pool, so you can get a peek at the skyline in between dips.
A true gem in the heart of Central, this is one of the most beautiful and serene pools in Hong Kong. Complete with a jacuzzi and lounge areas, the pool is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon in complete serenity. You can even grab a bite from the poolside cafe or simply sit by the windows and watch the world go by.
One of the most interesting things about the pool is its history. Originally, the pool was designed to serve as a cooling system for the nearby Aberdeen Reservoir. But it soon became a popular hangout for locals, with many visiting the area for its beautiful views.
The pool is currently managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which took over operations of public swimming pools after the dissolution of the Urban Council and Regional Council at the end of the millennium.
Despite the recent shortage of lifeguards, the department says it has reopened a majority of the city’s public pools and will work to ensure all are operational this summer. It has also increased the salaries of seasonal lifeguards and hired them on two-year contracts in a bid to attract more talent.
With its stunning views and secluded location, this pool at the Renaissance deserves a mention in every travel guide to Hong Kong. It’s a beautiful infinity pool with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour, and is the perfect place to relax after a long day sightseeing. There’s also a spa nearby for those who want to pamper themselves. The pool is open all year round and is free to use. Guests can also enjoy cocktails and light snacks from the poolside bar.