Day: May 29, 2024

Hong Kong Pools – Cool Off in the Cool Waters of Hong Kong

Hong Kong may conjure images of shopping and dim sum when you think of its attractions, but swimming pools may not come immediately to mind. Yet the city boasts picturesque water spots ideal for cooling off in the heat – from its world’s highest pool to a mountain-top infinity pool and rooftop pools – ideal spots for cooling down during summer heatwaves! Check out one of these Hong Kong pools today and experience something different.

Public swimming pool monthly tickets cost HK$300, with half that cost being covered for children aged three or under and people over 60. Individual admission on weekdays costs just HK$17 while on weekends it increases to 19 for entrance to this public facility; people with disabilities and full-time students qualify for concessions.

If you find yourself visiting Hong Kong’s public pools frequently, purchasing the HK$17 weekly pass may be best for your enjoyment. Operated by Leisure and Cultural Services Department and open year-round, these passes can be bought online and used at any of them during opening hours, except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year’s Day when access may be restricted by restrictions placed by pool operators Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

W Hong Kong’s pool, known as Wet, offers one of the most refreshing swimming experiences available in Hong Kong, with gorgeous city and harbor views from its 76th floor location. Non-hotel guests can purchase either an everyday deluxe pass or weekly pass for entry into this oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Tai Wan Shan Swimming Pool provides breathtaking views of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island from its location above Tai Wan Shan Mountain. Boasting three main Olympic-sized swimming pools, two teaching pools, and an Olympic diving pool – perfect for training or simply unwinding – Tai Wan Shan is also home to two teaching pools as well as a diving pool, making this an excellent venue to train or simply unwind!

Ma On Shan offers four water slides for those seeking some additional excitement, with the largest and longest being over 9m tall – the Dragon slide! In addition, this pool also provides round stepping, toddlers’ pool as well as teaching, Olympic and diving pools so there will be something fun for everyone here!

Hammer Hill Swimming Pool provides serious swimmers with an ideal venue to compete. Their 50-meter indoor pool often serves as training destination, while their 25-meter outdoor pool allows those wishing to test themselves against other local swimmers. You’ll find a host of coaches here as well as numerous competitions happening throughout the year.

Swimming is an effective form of exercise that doesn’t put undue strain on your joints, making it one of the most sought-after forms of workout. Aside from strengthening muscles and bones, swimming also benefits cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, aids weight loss and can even increase energy levels significantly compared to jogging! So get out there today – grab a swimsuit, towel and head down to one of Hong Kong’s pools to kickstart your summer in style!