If you don’t have a pool in your apartment complex and are not a member of a club but feel like having a dip and cocktail by a swimming pool, there are ways in Hong Kong! All you need is a day pass and you can beat the heat and swim in style at some of the city’s swankiest hotel pools.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
The Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai is well known for its luxury and extravagance, and the 50m heated outdoor pool lives up to that reputation – incredible views of the city skyline and lush tropical greenery create the perfect setting for relaxation. A day pass costs $600 on weekdays and $800 on weekends and gives you access not only to the pool, but also the gym and sauna.
The views from the Ritz-Carlton are legendary, with the hotel the home of Ozone, the highest bar in the world. The hotel’s indoor infinity pool can be found on the 116th floor and can be enjoyed even if you’re not a guest of the hotel, courtesy of a $750 day pass. This gives you access to the pool, fitness centre and outdoor spa.
W Hong Kong
The W Hong Kong has a rep for always being at the forefront of what’s hip and happening. This chic, high-rise hotel offers a day pass to its rooftop swimming pool on the 76th floor of the hotel. It costs $988 which includes use of the pool and outdoor jacuzzi as well as two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
Cordis Hong Kong
Swimming at the Cordis Hong Kong is definitely a sensory experience. The 20m outdoor heated swimming pool not only offers city views from its 42nd-floor location, it’s equipped with an underwater audio system and fibre optic lights. The Cordis offers day passes for $500 which gives you access to the pool, steam room, sauna and fitness centre.
555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
3552 3388 | cordishotels.com
The Mira Hong Kong
The Mira Hong Kong is part of the Design Hotels network of properties, so it’s no surprise that their indoor infinity pool is among the most sleek and stylish of hotel pools. You can get a day pass for $500, which allows you use of the pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Make sure you check out the flotation lounges!
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
The setting of this pool has made this one of the city’s most popular hotel pools, so the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong has set a limit on their day passes to ensure it doesn’t get too crowded. Day passes are $900 on weekdays and $1100 on weekends. A pass gives you access to pool and gym.
Conrad Hong Kong
After a long, hard day shopping at Pacific Place, the Conrad Hong Kong’s outdoor pool is the perfect place to cool off and relax. They also have a gym, steam room, sauna and poolside bar for hotel guests. So while there is not a pool or day pass option, if you’re looking for a staycation where you can swim amongst the sky scrappers, the Conrad should be on your list!
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
2521 3838 | conradhotels3.hilton.com
Without a doubt, the best part of this hotel pool is the absolutely stunning view over Hong Kong Island. Their infinity pool is accompanied by a variety of excellent food options; try the garden at Red Sugar for a cheeky drink after your swim, or visit their boozy brunch on Sundays. The pool pass comes with the use of the gym, steam room and jacuzzi – HK$250 on weekdays and HK$350 on weekends for members.
38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon
2252 5888 | shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry
Le Meridien Cyberport
Le Meridien Cyberport features a beautiful outdoor pool and an outdoor whirlpool. However, the pool is only available to outside visitors with a yearly pool and gym membership. For one adult this is $7,500 and a family with two kids and two adults $16,000 and you can add on kids for $3,500 each.
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