Whether you are a swimmer or not, it’s important to try and swim at least three times a week. This will help to reduce your stress levels and boost energy levels as well as having a positive effect on your mental health. It’s also a great way to relax and get away from the hectic life in Hong Kong!
If you don’t have access to a pool at home or work, you can head to one of Hong Kong’s many public swimming pools. However, these pools can be quite crowded during the summer. Luckily, there are also some hotel pools that are perfect for a relaxing day out!
The Kerry Hotel’s 25-metre outdoor pool in Hung Hom is a popular place for locals to go for a dip. The pool is heated and has a tropical feel, plus there are plenty of loungers to relax on. The pool bar is a great spot for a drink after your swim and has a gorgeous view of Victoria Harbour.
Another good option is the Jordan Valley pool in Kwun Tong. This is a great place to take the kids as there are a number of small slides, water guns and animals to climb on. It’s also close to the MTR, so it’s easy to get to. It’s open Monday to Tuesday and is closed for cleaning on a Thursday.
This pool has both indoor and outdoor pools and is located near Causeway Bay. It’s a bit smaller than some of the other pools, but it’s a good option for those looking for a quieter swim. The outside pool has a pirate ship and water cannons that the kids will love! It’s also open from 6:30am to 10pm.
The Hammer Hill Road pool is another great option for families. This is an outdoor pool in Kwun Tong that has a toddler training pool and some small slides, fountains and animals to play with. The indoor pool is pretty cool as well and has an underwater pirate ship! It’s open from 6:30am to 10pm and is closed on Tuesdays.
While the Hong Kong government has relaxed some of its curbs on activities, there are still restrictions in place for people who want to use hk pools. The HK Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union said 20 public pools may only partially open this month and that around 500 licensed private pools won’t open as scheduled this summer due to the shortage of lifeguards.