Le Meridien Cyberport
Non-guests can dive into the tempting pool at Le Meridien Cyberport for a daily fee. Handily located in Pok Fu Lam, it has a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and waiter service from the neighbouring international restaurant, Prompt. Open daily 6am-10pm. $300 a head on weekdays, not available on weekends and public holidays.
100 Cyberport Road | Pok Fu Lam | 2980 7788, www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien
Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool
The only public swimming pool on Southside has two 50m pools, two training pools, and a leisure pool with slides and diving pool. It’s tucked away in Wong Chuk Hang, conveniently close to Jumbo Kingdom for post-swim munchies. Closed Tuesdays.
2 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 2553 3617, 2555 0103, www.lcsd.gov.hk
Island East Swimming Pool
On stormy days, or sunburned days, head to this indoor complex filled with slides, rides and games. There’s a 25m lap pool, leisure pool and baby pool to keep the kids happy. Closed Wednesdays.
52 Lei King Road | Sai Wan Ho | 2151 4082, www.lcsd.gov.hk
What wouldn’t private clubs give for this location on the edge of Victoria Harbour in up-and-coming K-Town? Designed by Terry Farrell (the architect behind the Peak Tower), it’s fast on its way to becoming an iconic building that makes the most of its waterfront location with stunning views. The final building – completed in 2016 – include a jacuzzi, teaching pool and multi-purpose pool. Meanwhile, have fun on the play equipment in the family pool, leisure pool and indoor pool. Regular swim meets are held here and there’s a 1,000-seat stand. Closed Wednesdays.
2 Sai Cheung Street North | Kennedy Town | 2817 7973, www.lcsd.gov.hk
The Island Shangri-la
A little piece of paradise surrounded by skyscrapers, sun-loungers and lush greenery, the Island Shangri-la’s 28m pool is a glamorous city retreat. Day passes are available on weekdays only (excluding public holidays) for $650, granting access to the pool, gym and locker rooms. Call ahead to reserve.
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, 2877 3838, www.shangri-la.com
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
With an unbeatable harbour view and set among tropical gardens, the 50m heated pool on the Grand Hyatt’s leisure deck is a memorable location for a day around the pool. There’s a restaurant (with pool-side waiter service for cocktails, natch), waterfall and even a 400m jogging track. A day pass is $550 and includes access to the outdoor pools, gym and sauna. Advanced booking required. 8am-7pm.
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2588 1234, hongkong.grand.hyatt.com