Whether you want a workout or relaxation, these swimming pools hidden in the city are a treat for the mind, body and soul
Looking to try new fun workouts in Hong Kong? Blast through some kcals at these CrossFit studios, work on your core at these pilates studios or venture out and try these fun water sports in Hong Kong. We love to keep active in the city, that’s why we’re giving you the guide to the best swimming pools in Hong Kong for all seasons. Swim some laps and cool off at our favourite destinations.
Swimming pools in Hong Kong
Kennedy Town Swimming Pool
There are 44 public swimming pools in Hong Kong, and while we haven’t taken a dip at all of them, we do think that the K-Town one is amazing. Located by the pier overlooking Victoria Harbour, this public swimming pool facility has both indoor and outdoor pools that are situated inside a futuristic building with a curved, triangle-shaped rooftop. In total, the complex has two indoor and outdoor 50-metre pools, an indoor 25-metre training pool, an outdoor children’s pool, and an indoor jacuzzi. This is one of our favourite public swimming pools in Hong Kong and costs less than $20 to use each time.
For the full collection of public swimming pools in Hong Kong, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk
Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2817 7973, 香港堅尼地城西祥街北2號
YMCA Bridges Street Centre
If you’re looking for a centrally located swimming pool in Hong Kong, YMCA Bridges Street Centre will make the perfect choice. Built in 1918, YMCA Bridges Street Centre houses the first indoor swimming pool in Hong Kong. The recreation and sports center is located inside a historic complex and is fairly affordable in comparison to the other swimming pools. Another plus point is that they also host swimming lessons for kids.
YMCA Bridges Street Centre, 51 Bridges St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2540 0526, 香港上環必列者士街51號一樓
W Hong Kong
Want to workout in the clouds on the rooftop of a five-star hotel? Visit W Hong Kong and head to their rooftop pool on the 76th floor, where you’ll be mesmerised by the gorgeous city and harbourview. Called WET, W Hotel’s swimming pool facility is located 211 metres above the ground, making it the highest outdoor pool in Hong Kong. To use the pool as a non-guest, just sign up for the membership programme. As a member, you get to use all of the hotel’s fitness facilities including the gym, sauna, harbourview vitality pool, and jacuzzi.
W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3717 2222, 西九龍柯士甸道西1號
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Okay… So you will have to book in for a staycation in Hong Kong if you want to use the pool here, as they don’t offer day passes, but we promise it’s worth it! The heated swimming pools at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong are available whether you want to swim laps, take a dip, or simply cool off. The hotel’s facility includes a 24-metre infinity-edge pool that’s perfect for a leisurely swim, a 20-meter lap pool, a plunge pool, and a harbourview whirlpool. The facility is also equipped with a cool technology in the forms of underwater speakers. Now who wants to get out of the pool if you can listen to music underwater?
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3196 8888, 中環金融街8號
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Another hotel known for its beautiful swimming facility is Grand Hyatt. You won’t ever feel too cold inside their swimming pool because the water is heated, allowing you to have a relaxing dip or workout. Located on the hotel’s 11th floor, the 50-metre pool boasts a panoramic view of the Central skyline and can be accessed by guests and also non-guests ($550 for a day pass.)
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2588 1234, 香港島灣仔港灣道一號
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Looking for luxury swimming pools in Hong Kong, look no further than The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Set 465 metres above the ground on the hotel’s 116th floor, the pool is part of the hotel’s spa fitness studio, which is the highest hotel spa in the world. While other hotels have outdoor swimming pools, The Ritz-Carlton offers an indoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the breathtaking views of Hong Kong skyline, complete with mirrored ceiling and high-resolution LED wall.
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, p. 2263 2263, 香港中龍柯士甸道西1號
Conrad Hong Kong
At Conrad Hong Kong, non-guests can enjoy the hotel’s health club, including the heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool for $400 on weekdays and $550 on weekends. There is also a package named ‘Weekend by the Pool’, which allows them to recharge after a busy week at their facilities. What makes their swimming facility different to other hotels is the unique Aqua Fitness experience that includes aqua aerobic lessons and aqua bikes. As part of the Weekend by the Pool package, you can also enjoy the hotel’s body massage, light snacks and drinks, and – our favourite – free-flow of champagne and cocktails!
Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2521 3838, 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場港麗酒店