Hong Kong pools offer an ideal way to beat the heat and get some exercise, especially with fun water play areas for children. Swimming can help strengthen muscles and bone density, reduce stress, anxiety and depression as well as lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure stroke osteoporosis – try swimming three times each week and you will feel an energetic surge!
Hong Kong pools are among the finest in Asia, boasting poolside bars for sipping cocktails and cooling off after swimming. Many hotel pools boast gorgeous cityscape views while offering Jacuzzis, underwater speakers and cozy cabanas to make relaxing after swimming even easier. Some pools even have separate children’s water parks where children can play with buckets, sprayers and floor fountains while parents relax on lounge chairs nearby.
The city’s 44 public pools can be found throughout its territory and offer an array of facilities that make them popular among both tourists and residents. These amenities may include leisure pools, water slides and family changing rooms – with admission prices as low as HK$17 during weekdays (Mon-Thur) and 19 (Weekends/Public Holidays), with concession rates also available.
Many Hong Kong pools were closed during the coronavirus pandemic, but are set to reopen in April. The city government announced it will loosen some restrictions such as permitting beaches and swimming pools to reopen early and shortening quarantine periods for international arrivals from 21 days down to 14 days.
Hong Kong resort hotel pools can be breathtaking, yet expensive; so before arriving it is wise to do your research online and determine whether they will be open during your visit. Many hotels provide pool packages which combine room access and pool membership at discounted rates.
Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel’s indoor complex features a lagoon-style layout, featuring three swimming pools – main pool, two training pools and diving pool – in its lagoon-style layout. It often hosts major international swimming events. Weekdays tend to be relatively calm while weekends bring crowds of swimmers and sunbathers; guests can unwind with drinks from the bar and admire seaside views while relaxing poolside at this relaxed resort pool.