Hong Kong Pools
When you think of Hong Kong, shopping and dim sum are likely the first things that come to mind. But it’s also a city that has some pretty great swimming pools. From the world’s highest pool to a natural infinity pool on a mountainside, here are some of the best places to cool off in this hot city.
The Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong has a 25-metre outdoor pool that looks out over Victoria Harbour and is the perfect place to soak up some sun this summer. After a swim, you can head to the hotel’s popular terrace bar for some drinks and a bite to eat. If you’re a guest at the hotel, the pool is free. Otherwise, admission costs HK$17 on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends and public holidays. Those with disabilities, the elderly or full-time students will get a discount of HK$8 on weekdays and HK$9 on weekends.
For those who are looking for a slightly more laidback experience, you can head to Kowloon Park for their public pool. The pool has a main pool, diving pool and training pool. There are also two large kids’ pools, so you can bring the whole family to enjoy a day of swimming and relaxation. This pool is also open during the winter, although it’s a bit more chilly.
Another option is the swimming pool in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Complex in Sai Ying Pun. It has a main pool, training and diving pools, as well as two kiddie pools. The pool is also surrounded by trees and has a view of the city skyline. It’s a nice place to go swimming with your family, or even just for a casual swim after work.
A minute-long video of dozens of monkeys lounging at and swimming in a private pool went viral earlier this week, prompting the police to close the facility for cleaning. The monkeys were spotted by people who live nearby, and many were seen climbing on the beach chairs and splashing around in the water. The pool was closed for three days.
Located near Tai O, the Bride’s Pool is a series of pools and waterfalls that is a popular destination for hikers. It’s a fairly challenging hike to the pool, but the views of mountaintops and the sea make it worth it. The rocky path to the pool also features a number of historic bridges, including one that was built by locals in 1906. The trail is suitable for kids and teens. It takes about an hour to reach the pools from the village of Tai O. The pool is a pristine natural pool and has been declared a national monument. It was formed when a dam was built in a gorge with a waterfall, making it a beautiful and scenic spot to visit. The waterfall is also a beautiful sight to see, especially at dusk or dawn when the light reflects on the water.