Whether you want a workout or relaxation, these are the best swimming pools in Hong Kong 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
1. Kennedy Town Swimming Pool
There are 44 public swimming pools in Hong Kong, and while we haven’t taken a dip in 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. 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
2. 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 centre 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
3. 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 harbour view. 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 purchase a pass. You can buy the WET Everyday Pass or the WET Everyday Deluxe Pass for access to the pool and the FIT gym.
W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3717 2222
4. 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
5. 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 when you buy a pass.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2588 1234
6. Kowloon Park Swimming Pool
One of the best public swimming pools in Hong Kong, the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool has almost everything. With a main pool, two training pools, a diving pool, toddler’s pool, and three leisure pools, there won’t be any excuses for not taking a plunge in one of them. Indoor and outdoor pools are available, so you can catch the sun while taking a dip. Take note of Kowloon Park Swimming Pool’s opening months and cleaning schedule. Be prepared to make a splash!
Kowloon Park Swimming Pool, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2724 3577
7. 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 breathtaking views of the Hong Kong skyline.
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, p. 2263 2263
8. Conrad Hong Kong
At Conrad Hong Kong, you can enjoy the hotel’s health club, including the 20m-long outdoor swimming pool. What’s even better, you can take an aqua fitness class to upgrade your skills in the water. To enhance the luxury, you can enjoy a drink from the pool cafe and bar between dips in the water.
Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2521 3838
9. Kerry Hotel
We love the location of Kerry Hotel in Hung Hom Promenade because it boasts an unfiltered and undisturbed view of the harbour. Dip in the pool just in time for sunset for the perfect golden hour glow. During winter, the pool provides heated water for swimmers. To enjoy discounts, you can become a Health Club Member which also enables you to use the hotel’s gym and pool.
Read more about why we love the Kerry Hotel.
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, p. 2252 5888
10. Ma On Shan Swimming Pool
The four huge waterslides are bound to make a great splash for children (and adults alike!). There are pools that are beginner-friendly where the depth won’t be an issue – and worry not, there are pools for the advanced flippers as well. Take note that weekly cleansing is carried out every Tuesday.
Ma On Shan Swimming Pool, 33 On Chun St, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong, p. 2641 0776