Now that summer has officially arrived and with crowded beaches and air-con units dripping, now may be an opportune time to take a swim and refresh yourself with its numerous physical and psychological advantages. Swimming not only offers enjoyment, but can provide many physical and psychological advantages as well. Plus it’s an enjoyable way to unwind with loved ones or simply find some time for yourself.
Hong Kong is often associated with shopping and dim sum, but you shouldn’t overlook its stunning pools either. From world’s highest pool to natural infinity ponds on mountain sides, here are some great spots for taking a refreshing dip into the water.
One of the best places in Kowloon to take a refreshing swim is Kerry Hotel’s rooftop pool on Kowloon’s lively waterfront. Not only is this spot relaxing, but its spectacular views over Victoria Harbour make it the ideal backdrop for photos taken poolside! For workouts with views, head over to Kerry Hotel’s fitness center where you can work up a sweat before relaxing back into a lounge chair by the pool – both offer unforgettable experiences!
At The Ritz-Carlton, its glass-encased pool offers urbanites an idyllic pool experience while looking out over Victoria Harbour. Complete with floor-to-ceiling windows that span its width, this luxurious pool was created for urbanites to unwind in luxurious settings complete with an Instagram-worthy mosaic wall and healthy poolside dishes and beverages, plus spa services to ease any tension after an exhausting beach day.
Even if you aren’t staying at a hotel, Hong Kong still boasts many beautiful, serene pools to discover. One such waterfall is Bride’s Pool waterfall in Tai Mei Tuk; accessible by hiking its scenic Bride’s Pool Nature Trail – though the hike might prove exhausting; once reached though, its crystal-clear waters and scenic mountaintop views more than make up for any possible discomfort!
Hong Kong’s best pools offer more than just an ideal place to soak up some rays, they can also provide family entertainment. One such spot is The Palms at Castle Peak Bay; locals enjoy this popular destination that provides activities suitable for the whole family such as palm-fringed pools next to a marina where kids can take advantage of water slides and sprayers.
Hong Kong’s public pools will reopen this week despite an ongoing strike by lifeguards; some facilities, including toddler and paddling pools, may remain closed due to maintenance purposes. According to their union, however, there will likely be a shortage of lifeguards upon reopening; they advise swimmers to check online or call staff beforehand in order to make sure that pools are open for business; visually discolored water should also be avoided and avoid visiting pools that contain vomit or faeces visible within them; finally they will negotiate with government in order to ensure reopened facilities have enough staff with which can operate safely within their walls.