Swimming is an effective form of exercise that can benefit both physical and mental health, especially the latter. Studies have revealed that people who swim at least three times weekly are less likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions such as dementia. Swimming can also strengthen muscles while relieving stress – no wonder swimming has become such an attractive summer activity option here in Hong Kong! Luckily there are plenty of fantastic pools where you can cool off.
No matter if it’s exercise or pure relaxation that you seek, Hong Kong pools offer great ways to cool off this summer. Take a dip and capture stunning photos of Victoria Harbour or Hong Kong skyline; luxury hotel pools offer services such as cocktails or bar snacks so there are many refreshing swim options in Hong Kong!
The Ritz-Carlton’s pool on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Center is one of the world’s highest pools and boasts stunning views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbor. Equipped with LCD screens that display images of tropical fish, bubbles, clouds and beach scenes for an immersive experience. If you plan on spending a lot of time at their pool, sign up for their annual wellness membership for additional perks such as fitness consultations and spa credit – you could even become part of their exclusive fitness programme!
An idyllic rooftop pool with breathtaking Victoria Harbour views is the ideal place to unwind after an active sightseeing day. Kerry Hotel Hong Kong’s 25 meter-long pool features barely any barriers blocking its stunning vistas; making it a must-visit spot. Open throughout the day and offering drinks or snacks from their bar service if needed – be sure to stop by during sunset time as you watch its pink glow illuminate over its waters while sipping cocktails or wines by the poolside bar!
Hong Kong boasts 44 public swimming pool complexes, with nine located on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories. Victoria Park serves as a favorite recreational hub and features its own public pool which caters to families.
As part of the recent strike, some public pools were closed to prevent illness spreading. Although the extent of this closure remains unclear, according to lifeguards’ union a spokesperson stated it could be one of the worst shortages of pool staff ever. These pools should reopen again on Monday.