Swimming is not only a relaxing way to cool down in the heat, but it’s also loaded with health benefits. As a low-impact, aerobic sport, it improves heart health, releases stress from your body, and builds endurance and muscle strength. Add a little fresh air into the bargain, and reap the rewards of not only a full-body workout but also the extra vitamin D. Of course, at Compare Retreats only the best is good enough: take a look at our favourite luxury outdoor swimming pools in Hong Kong to beat the summer heat.
Four Seasons Spa offers unique and personalised wellness experiences, including a half-day wellness retreat, jade stone therapies, and seasonal wellness experts. As if the luxury hotel’s infinity pool overlooking the Hong Kong skyline wasn’t enough, the Four Seasons additionally has hot and cold whirlpools and a lap pool with an in-pool speaker system to give you the best underwater workout.
This exclusive pool is available to in-house guests only, so it may be time to book yourself a staycation or spa weekend.
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong Island | fourseasons.com/hongkong
From Intercontinental Hong Kong’s infinity pool you get a killer view of the Victoria Harbour, that will immerse you in the Hong Kong skyline. The Intercontinental is located in the prime location of Salisbury Road, Kowloon, only 30 minutes away from the airport making it perfect for business travellers or weekend stop-overs. During the evening, enjoy swimming—or lounging—while getting a front-row view of Hong Kong’s light show.
Pool access is available only through I-Spa. I-Spa is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm and prices range from HK$1,650 to HK$3,380 per person.
18 Sailsbury Road, Kowloon | hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
W Hotel caters to the luxury millennial travellers, with a pool to prove it. This 76th-floor pool—the highest outdoor swimming pool in Hong Kong—makes the most of its cross-harbour views with summer pool parties, weekend barbecues, and wellness sessions on the Wet Deck. The beautiful mosaic artwork on the wall is an ideal backdrop for that summer photoshoot, and the Jacuzzi is so relaxing you might never leave.
The pool is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm, and day passes for non-hotel guests (including Veuve Clicquot champagne) are available for HK$988.
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon | w-hongkong.com
Another immersive skyline experience, Harbour Grand’s outdoor pool awaits you. It provides a sense of openness and release, with its seemingly endless view of Hong Kong and the beautiful design of the pool: an exposed glass side gives you a full view of people swimming, so it’s the perfect place for candid action shots of your family or friends. It’s open from 7 am to 9 pm daily and extends an hour to 10 pm during the summer.
20 Tak Fung Street, Whampoa Garden, Kowloon | kowloon.harbourgrand.com
JW Marriott’s pool is a resort in its own right. Found at Level 7 of the hotel, it’s comfortable, filled with lounging spaces, lots of greenery, and an overall calming surrounding making it one of the most relaxing pools on this list. Have a little Hong Kong staycation with your friends and family, with a fitness centre that offers you both rest and rejuvenation.
Day passes are HK$500 and HK$600 on the weekends or holidays. They also offer a monthly membership which is HK$4,100 per month or HK$40,000 annually.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong Island | marriott.com
Cordis specifically designed its pool for relaxation and rest. The 42nd-floor pool is heated, featuring an underwater audio system, a Jacuzzi, poolside cabanas and Splash Bar open until 11pm daily. Come by yourself, with a partner, or with a group of people and dive into a moment of stillness in this busy city.
The Cordis pool opens at 6:30am, and day passes go for HK$400 per person (which includes cabanas, sauna and the gym).
555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon | cordishotels.com
Offering one of the most lavish swimming pools in Hong Kong, the Kerry Hotel’s 25-meter infinity pool overlooks the Hong Kong skyline. Along with the pool they have a Jacuzzi, sauna, and spa attached that offers a revitalising experience meant to soothe and rejuvenate. Their Sweat and Splash membership allows members use the gym and fitness class facilities in addition to the pool, so you can cool down after your workout.
The Kerry Hotel offers day passes (unless there are special events or occasions) for HK$400 and weekend passes for HK$500 per person.
38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon | shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry
What about a stunning pool, comfortable lounge chairs, an outdoor jacuzzi, an indoor jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms and a solarium, all in a Central location? If any of those features sound particularly appealing, Island Shangri-La offers them all in a haven of comfort and vitality with the opportunity to swim, re-energise, and reset.
Day passes are HK$650 for adults and HK$350 for kids. They also offer an annual pass for HK$52,000.
Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island | shangri-la.com/hongkong
Conrad Hotel health and fitness offers a classy and sleek pool, but also has a whirlpool available for guests. Their swimming pool is heated and dimly lit to create a private and sound experience. They also provide drinks to be served poolside. Before your swim, sign up for a personal training session or check out the 24-hour gym to really work up a sweat.
The pool opens from 6 am to 10 pm. Day passes go for HK$400 and weekend passes are HK$550 per person.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island | conradhotels3.hilton.com
Sheraton’s 18th floor temperature-controlled pool boasts three heated jacuzzis and striking panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline. They have personal fitness training as well as a health club accompanying the pool services.
The pool is open from 5:30am to 10pm, and offers day passes for HK$300.
20 Nathan Road, Kowloon | sheratonhongkonghotel.com