Pool time and chill: 10 spectacular pool day passes in Hong Kong

Updated on May 30 2018

Summer weather has hit Hong Kong, and you know what that means: scorching-hot days and sweltering nights. It also means junk trips and afternoons at the beach, but sometimes you just can’t be bothered to commit to either — and that’s when it’s time to head to the nearest pool for a day of fun and relaxation. Here’s our definitive guide to the best pool day passes on both sides of the harbour.

Cordis Hong Kong

Pool Day Passes - Cordis

Sunbathing poolside on the 42th floor can’t get much higher, especially with spectacular views of Kowloon and a refreshing housemade ice pop in hand. Jump in the 20-metre-long heated pool and relax with the underwater audio system and fibre optic lighting effects. A day pass comes with access to spa steam facilities.

Price: HK$400 per day

Opening hours: 6:30am–11pm

Bonus tip: For a post-pool bite, tuck into Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social’s Sunday Tapas Lunch, available 11:30am–2:30pm (HK$298) where an extra HK$298 gives you free-flow bubbly, house wines and beers, fresh juices and soft drinks.

Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, +852 3552 3388

Kerry Hotel

Pool Day Passes - Kerry Hotel
Image credit: Kevin Kaminski

Kerry Hotel’s astonishing infinity pool and the view from it is the absolute draw here — and as always, the view is better from this side of town looking back over the island, we reckon. The pass includes use of the gym, steam facilities, and jacuzzi in the locker rooms, though the female facilities have been under renovation recently, and are only available during limited hours.

Price: Mon–Fri HK$400, Sat–Sun HK$500

Opening hours: 6am–10pm

Bonus tip: After a dip, we recommend sequestering a corner of the lush terrace garden at Red Sugar, and dive into their happy hour until 7pm. If you’ve got a heartier appetite, book in on Sundays for their Sunday boozy brunch: HK$638 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot, Aperol Spritzes, and DIY Bellini and Bloody Mary stations.

Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, +852 2252 5888

Le Méridien Cyberport

Pool Day Passes - Le Meridien Cyberport

For a secluded mini-getaway from the city, head west to Cyberport for Le Méridien’s outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. It’s only open to the public from Monday to Thursday — unfortunately, you’ll need to be a member or be invited by a member or in-house guest to enjoy the pool the rest of the week. For more information, see here.

Price: Mon–Thu HK$350, Fri–Sun HK$450

Opening hours: 6am–10pm

Bonus tip: Perfect for those looking for some self care and me-time (especially on a weekday off), PSI Bar offers an all-you-can-eat organic salad bar and soup lunch deal from just HK$99.

Le Méridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, +852 2980 7788

Conrad Hong Kong

Pool Day Passes - Conrad Hong Kong

At the Conrad’s heated outdoor pool with its cozy couple cabanas, a day pass includes access to the sauna, steam and whirlpool facilities. If you want to use the gym, it’s HK$480 on weekdays, HK$600 on weekends and holidays.

Price: HK$400 on weekdays, HK$550 on weekends and public holidays

Opening hours: 6am–10pm

Bonus tip: Weekend brunch at Nicholini’s and Brasserie by the Eighth includes free-flow champagne from HK$638 per head.

Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2521 3838

Langham Hong Kong

Pool Day Passes - The Langham

Like its sister hotel Cordis, Langham Hong Kong has a wonderful rooftop pool on its elegant deck on the 15th floor, and a day pass includes access to the gym and sauna. Order a skinny cocktail and lounge away the afternoon with a book. If you’re a member or a guest of one, prices are discounted to HK$200 on weekdays and HK$300 on weekends.

Price: Mon–Fri HK$400, Sat–Sun HK$500

Opening hours: 6am–11pm

Bonus tip: The Bostonian Seafood and Grill in the basement has a great value semi-buffet lunch on weekdays through Saturdays (HK$378) and brunch on Sundays (HK$628), with the boozy option of free-flow Lanson bubbly for an extra HK$200.

The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, +852 2375 1133

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Pool Day Passes - Ritz Carlton

While The Ritz-Carlton’s pool day pass is pricey, nowhere in the city can you beat the glorious views from the only infinity pool 118 floors above ground. Running alongside floor-length windows, it’s almost as if you could just swim straight into the harbour itself. The pass includes access to steam and jacuzzi facilities and the fitness centre.

Price: HK$700 per day

Opening hours: 9am–10pm

Bonus tip: Splash out at the Ultimate Dom Pérignon Brunch atop Ozone on the 118/F floor — this Sunday brunch may just be Hong Kong’s most decadent, featuring a full buffet of fresh seafood, a grilling station, foie gras, unctuous Bellota Bellota ham, an extensive dessert section, and of course, free-flowing Dom Pérignon 2009 or Rosé (from HK$1,488).

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, Kowloon, +852 2263 2263

The Mira

Pool Day Passes - Mira Spa

At the MiraSpa’s sparkling indoor heated pool, located in the basement, you can enjoy a dip and a relaxed poolside afternoon even if the weather’s not ideal. It includes access to the fitness centre and also the sauna, whirlpool and curiously, a waterbed lounge.

Price: HK$400 per day

Opening hours: 6am–11pm

Bonus tip: Looking for a slice of decadence to while away a dreary Sunday? Head to WHISK’s Sunday affair (HK$788 plus HK$250 for free-flow drinks) for unlimited caviar and champagne, blow-torched Wagyu beef, dry-aged Tomahawk steak, grilled Boston lobster and more.

The Mira, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, +852 2368 1111

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Pool Day Passes - Grand Hyatt

One of Hong Kong’s favourite heated outdoor swimming pools, the Grand Hyatt’s expansive oasis features a 50-metre pool, a hard-to-beat view of the Central skyline, and tranquil, tropical vibes. A day pass includes access to the pool, gym, and Plateau Spa’s unique harbour-facing saunas.

Price: HK$550 per day

Opening hours: Sunrise–sunset

Bonus tip: It’s the perfect weather for a poolside barbecue at the Grand Hyatt Grill. With dinner priced at HK$548, you can take your pick from fresh chargrilled seafood, steaks and chops, while you start off your meal with an Argentinian aperitif and a range of Argentinian wines.

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2588 1234

Island Shangri-La

Pool Day Passes - Island Shangri-La

For a view of Hong Kong’s most iconic skyscrapers, almost at arm’s reach, the Island Shangri-La’s pool is certainly one of the most fabulous — especially during the evening when the buildings begin to light up. Make a day out of it with access to the gym, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, and steam facilities.

Price: Mon–Fri HK$650, Sat–Sun HK$800

Opening hours: 6am–10pm

Bonus tip: To up the vacation vibes, order from a range of tequila- and rum-based tropical cocktails on offer at the Waterside pool bar. There’s also healthy smoothies, fresh juices and (if you’re looking to feel like a kid again) ridiculous Island-style sundaes on offer to cool down from the Hong Kong summer.

Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2877 3838

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers

Pool Day Passes - Sheraton

The harbour-facing Sheraton Hong Kong offers serene views of the Island from the 18th floor, and there are three heated jacuzzis in case you grow tired of sunbathing all day. Best of all, it’s only HK$300 for a day pass to the pool and fitness centre, and you get to sign up for group classes too.

Price: HK$300

Opening hours: 5:30am–10pm

Bonus tip: After a day of lounging in the sun, head up to Morton’s to cool down with their ridiculously indulgent ice cream fudge sundae.

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotels and Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, +852 2369 1111