As the summer heats up in Hong Kong, there are a few ways to cool down. One is to head to a hotel with a rooftop pool. A few hotels around the city have stunning pools that are perfect for relaxing, exercising and even dining. The hotel pools also offer a great view of the city. You can also enjoy a drink at the bar while swimming or lounging.
The most popular of these hongkong pools is at the Hotel ICON, located in Kowloon. This pool is open from 06:00 – 22:00 and offers amazing views over the harbor and skyline of the city. You can lounge by the pool and have drinks from the Violet Bar or you can work out in their 24/7 fitness center.
This rooftop pool is usually exclusive to hotel guests but is open to outsiders during the weekends. It is a beautiful outdoor pool with an infinity edge and a jacuzzi pool for a refreshing dip. There are plenty of deckchairs for sunbathing and the cocktails served at the pool are delicious. The high-speed internet connection is another big selling point for this place.
The rooftop pool at the Hotel Indigo is smaller than the other pools on this list but is equally as gorgeous. The view is spectacular, overlooking Victoria Harbour. There are lots of lounge chairs, a cocktail bar and even an outdoor restaurant. It is an ideal spot to relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing.
While a lot of hongkong pools are open, some were forced to close their lanes and facilities reserved for swimming lessons because of the shortage of lifeguards. The union warned that modest salary increases will not help to fill the gap, and suggested a revamp of the salary structure to attract more lifeguards.
Currently, there are 22 public swimming pools in Hong Kong, all of which operate under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The entrance fee is HK$17 per person on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends. Those with disabilities, those over the age of 60 or full-time students can enjoy concession rates.
Aside from being a fun and exciting way to get some exercise, swimming also has many health benefits. It helps to reduce stress, improve heart and lung health, and even boosts energy levels. It is a good idea to swim at least three times a week. However, some people find it hard to do this because of the hectic lifestyles they live in. In this case, it may be beneficial to try a new activity that is more relaxed and less intense. This would be an excellent option for those who want to try something new but do not have the time to go for a run or go to the gym.