Hong Kong Pools Offer Spectacular Views

Hong Kong may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of scenic poolside getaways. But the city certainly has its fair share of gorgeous swimming spots – from world-record holding pools to natural infinity ponds on mountainsides and public water parks.

With all the sun and warm weather, swimming is a great way to unwind after work or spend a lazy day with your family and friends. It also provides a number of health benefits, from strengthening lower body muscles to increasing lung capacity to helping relieve stress and improving mood.

There are plenty of beautiful pools in Hong Kong to choose from, but some of the most stunning ones have breathtaking views. The indoor pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, is a particular highlight. Located on the 118th floor in the International Commerce Centre, it feels like you’re swimming in the clouds. The sleek pool boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, mirrored ceilings and 144 LED screens that create the illusion of coral reefs. If you’re not a hotel guest, you can still buy a pass to swim here for just HK$120.

In addition to offering spectacular views, some of Hong Kong’s top pools offer a variety of activities for every kind of swimmer. The Pao Yue Kong Swimming Complex in Wong Chuk Hang is a perfect example. Its expansive facilities include a main pool and diving pool, with lanes for swimmers and a leisure pool for those just looking to soak up the sunshine. Kids can have a blast in the two kid-friendly pools with their own water slides and splash zones, too.

As the summer heat continues to build, more people are turning to the pools for a cooling escape. Some of Hong Kong’s most scenic pools can be found at luxury hotels, such as the sprawling outdoor pool at Regent Hong Kong. Located overlooking Victoria Harbour, the massive complex features a main pool and four smaller pools of different sizes, along with a hot tub and Jacuzzi. There are even a few loungers and cabanas where you can relax in the shade.

Another glamorous and luxurious pool is the one at Cordis Hong Kong, which towers over Mongkok’s busy streets. You’ll have to get there early, though, to guarantee a few laps in and to nab a spot in the coveted poolside cabanas. Luckily, you can book an exclusive staycation deal with the hotel on Klook and enjoy the pool’s many other perks, including world-class dining and a plethora of other deluxe amenities.