The tell-tale signs of summer in Hong Kong are already here – overcrowded beaches, dripping air-con units and an almost unbearable humidity. Rather than wilt under the heat, why not dip your toes into one of our city’s hottest pool staycations? We’ve rounded up the best hotel pools in Hong Kong, from water zones for kids to infinity pools overlooking Victoria Harbour.
Located on the shores of Tolo Harbour, Ma On Shan Swimming Pool is a large complex with multiple pools and spectator stands that hold 1,200 people. There are also several training and teaching pools, a diving pool and four waterslides, two of which stand at a dizzying nine metres tall.
Aside from the fun, there are health benefits to swimming as well. It is proven to reduce stress, and for many, the activity provides an effective way of burning calories, especially if you swim regularly. It’s also great for your heart, as it strengthens the muscles in your lungs and chest.
With all these perks, it’s no wonder why swimming is a popular hobby. However, it is important to note that swimming can be dangerous if not done properly. It’s therefore important to follow the rules of each pool, and take proper safety precautions.
The Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union warned on Tuesday that 20 public swimming pools may only partially open this summer due to a shortage of lifeguards. The union also said that around 500 licensed private swimming pools would not be opening this month, without giving a reason. The union has called on the government to allow schools and clubs to use pools when no lifeguards are available, as long as they guarantee that a qualified teacher will be present.
While you’re cooling off, don’t forget to snap a few Instagram-worthy shots of your zen poolside vibes. And don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, because Hong Kong’s sun is scorching.
If you’re looking to turn your lucky day into a cash windfall, you can do so by playing the daily Hongkong Pools draw. It’s a paid daily lucky draw game that you can play online or through the official app for iOS and Android devices. It is important to note that you must have a stable Internet connection to use the app and access the live results. This is necessary to ensure that you can view the results of the draw as soon as they’re released. You can also sign up for the free HK Pools app to get a daily notification of the latest results, as well as other news and promotions.