Sub-tropical Hong Kong is known for its hot and humid summers, with temperatures reaching into the 30°s, and mildly cold winters, with temperatures dropping to as low as 13° C. Of course there are the usual downpours during monsoon season and the occasional typhoons that can close down shops and establishments. But whatever the season, this iconic city remains a year-round destination.
When in Hong Kong, nothing beats a hot day than a refreshing dip in an outdoor pool with spectacular views of the city's ever famous skyline. During bad weather, immersing in a heated indoor pool with some fancy cocktails is an excellent way to get rid of the chills. We’ve list down some of the best swimming pools in Hong Kong so you can soak up until your fingers look like raisins.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Located on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel's swimming pool is the world's highest swimming pool at roughly 1,600-ft. (490 m) above the ground. Apart from this distinction, the pool also features ceilings with LED screens that display coral reefs and blue skies. One side of the infinity-style pool offers breathtaking views of Victoria Harbor.
The Island Shangri-La
The lush landscaping surrounding Island Shangri-La's outdoor pool provides guests with a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of Admiralty. The 28 metre long swimming pool is temperature controlled and can be used all year round. Before or after a dip, soak up some sun while ogling at nearby skyscrapers.
The swimming pool of Hotel Indigo in Wanchai, is a sight to behold, except maybe for the acrophobic. The pool is precariously cantilevered out over the edge of the 29th floor and features a glass bottom, providing a unique and thrilling swim for those who dare to take the plunge.
Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel in Central features a 24-metre heated infinity-edge pool with magnificent views of Victoria Harbour and a 20-metre lap pool equipped with speakers so swimmers can enjoy music underwater. Wireless Internet access allows guests to check what's going on elsewhere in between dips.
The W Hotel
Perched on the 76th floor of W Hotel in Kowloon is a luxurious infinity pool with stunning panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. If you had enough of the city's famous skyline, marvel at the dramatic mosaic wall.