Hong Kong Pools – The Best Places to Swim in Hong Kong

Swimming is one of the most enjoyable and beneficial forms of exercise, and a great way to burn calories and reduce stress levels. The city’s best pools are not only scenic and offer breath-taking cityscape views, but many also have wellness classes such as aqua yoga and tai chi to help you relax while getting your daily swim in.

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with negative news about the state of our health, it’s important to find an escape from all that stress. A swim in the refreshing waters of hongkong pools is just what you need to feel recharged and reenergized.

The city’s 22 public pools are operated by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and rates cost HK$17 on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends for adults. Those aged 60 and above, students and children under 13 can enjoy discounted entrance rates.

Most outdoor pools are open from 15 April to the end of October, with indoor pools closing for maintenance for approximately three weeks in each year. If you are not a member of a swimming club, you can purchase a monthly pool ticket for HK$150 (half price for those aged 60 and above, students and children under the age of 13).

As an added bonus, most indoor pools have a fitness centre, sauna and steam room, so you can combine your trip to the pool with some light exercise and relaxation. YMCA Bridges Street Centre, located in the historic building of the same name, was Hong Kong’s first indoor pool and offers a family-friendly swimming experience with plenty of lane space for swimmers.

For those who would rather take in a view while they soak up the sun and cool down, there is an abundance of rooftop pools. The Kerry Hotel’s 25-metre infinity pool is a breathtaking addition to the city’s roster of rooftop pools, and their lush tropical plants create a holiday island ambience.

The pool on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Center is one of the highest in the world, and boasts a spectacular view of Victoria Harbour and the skyline. It is an ideal spot to take a dip, read a book and have some cocktails.

The swimming pool at Ngau Chi Wan Public Library is not only a great place to swim, but it’s also an excellent library with lots of books to read and free Wi-Fi for its patrons. The spacious pool looks out onto Tolo Harbour and has several lanes, including one for swimming instruction, and four waterslides, two of which are said to be the fastest in the country. The pool also has a small cafe where you can order drinks and snacks.

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