Cool off surrounded by some of the best views of Hong Kong – these rooftop swimming pools are hard to beat on a hot day.
Editors note: In light of Covid-19, hotel pools may be subject to government restrictions; be sure to check with the hotel directly for current opening hours and limitations.
Our favourite rooftop swimming pools in Hong Kong:
The Arca, Hong Kong
New hotel on the block, the Arca is one to head to if you’re looking to spend a weekend soaking up rays and splendid views of Hong Kong’s Southside. Featuring an Infinity pool boasting unparalleled 270 degree views of Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter and Ap Lei Chau, its adjacent Sky Bar rustles up hand-crafted cocktails to boot.
the Arca, 43 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Southside, Hong Kong, +852 37016000
Rosewood, Hong Kong
This 25-metre infinity pool is perfect for a few laps alongside Hong Kong’s iconic harbour, or for relaxing amid serene sunrises and sunsets. Order a hearty meal from Asaya Kitchen and kick back for an afternoon of pure relaxation.
Rosewood, Hong Kong, 18, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8888
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
Known for its stunning ocean-edge pool, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong ensures that you can dive in year round with its heated water system. Its iconic views are contested only by its unique underwater speakers – a cool twist that invites you spend all afternoon dipping in and out of its lap, plunge and whirlpools.
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888
Harbour Grand Kowloon
Harbour Grand Kowloon’s rooftop swimming pool has prime access to panoramic harbour views that make for one seriously unforgettable swim session. Surrounded by comfortable sun loungers, there’s no place you’d rather be on a hot and sticky day.
Harbour Grand Kowloon, Whampoa Garden, 20 Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2621 3188
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Weather taken a turn for the worst? This indoor indoor infinity pool is one of the trendiest on our list. Not only is it ideal for rainy days, but features a mirrored ceiling and high-resolution LED wall.
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2263
Whether you plan on spending time enjoying an extravagant suite or making the most of a sunny day by the pool, there’s one thing K11 Artus does not scrimp on, and that’s the views. Perched on the 11th floor is 25-metres of holiday bliss; grab your towel and set up on a sun bed high above Hong Kong.
K11 Artus, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852 2107 3388
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Open all year and heated during the winter months, Kerry Hotel’s rooftop swimming pool is ready and waiting for both guests and members (who can save up to 50 percent off of pool passes) to dive in. Similar to its iconic Red Sugar bar, there’s no contesting these harbour views.
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2252 5888
W Hong Kong
One of the world’s highest rooftop swimming pools, W Hong Kong’s WET® pool can be found on the 76th floor of the hotel, a leg shaking 211 meters above the harbour. Complete with an outdoor jacuzzi, order a top-notch cocktail from the bar or indulge in a light lunch to round off the experience.
W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2222
The Pier Hotel
Sai Kung’s The Pier Hotel has quickly become a sought-after staycation spot for those looking to escape the city and explore a new neighbourhood. Although closed between November – March, its rooftop swimming pool gazes over a sleepy ocean cast with fishing boats, sampans and a luxury yacht or two, and is surrounded by stylish day beds in prime spot for sunsets.
The Pier Hotel, 9 Pak Shan Wan Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 2912 6777
Hero and feature image courtesy of Rosewood, Hong Kong