While hongkong pools might not be as luxurious as those in other countries, they do offer an opportunity to soak up the sun and enjoy a refreshing dip with breathtaking views. And since swimming is one of the best workouts for your heart, lungs and muscles, it’s definitely worth spending some time at these unique pools in the city.
Swimming is known to have a host of health benefits, including improving balance and flexibility, as well as reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It is also a great way to de-stress and improve overall mental wellbeing, particularly in people with depression or anxiety. Furthermore, swimming is a fun, low-impact exercise that doesn’t require expensive equipment or gym memberships. So it’s no surprise that a recent study found that just three daily sessions of swimming can significantly boost your energy levels, enabling you to do more during the day.
But with the government’s phase-two easing of social distancing rules set to kick in this week, it could be the last chance for many swimmers to enjoy their local pool before its temporary closure. With 45 public pools and around 500 licensed private pools in the city, it is feared that a large number of them will only partially open this summer due to the lifeguard shortage.
According to the Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union, 20 public pools have told swimming clubs that they will not operate all of their facilities this month. Meanwhile, a further 50 will close lanes and facilities reserved for swimming instruction due to staff shortages. The union has urged the government to revamp salary structures and offer more career opportunities for lifeguards, as the current salaries are far below those offered by private swimming pools in hotels.
Located on the sixth floor of ultra-luxe hotel Rosewood Hong Kong, this 25-metre rooftop pool is the perfect place to relax and get that all important tan before the summer months arrive. Exclusively for hotel guests, this stunning pool offers an unbeatable combination of serenity and spectacular views, with the soaring Victoria Harbour skyline framing this stunning infinity pool. The pool is surrounded by comfortable loungers and deck chairs, as well as a stylish rooftop bar, Red Sugar that serves up an impressive selection of craft beers, wine and cocktails.
This is a must-visit for anyone looking for a more luxurious pool experience in the city, especially if you’re a fitness buff. With a stunning view of the Hong Kong skyline, this rooftop pool is a truly spectacular place to spend your afternoon. The large outdoor pool is surrounded by lush plants and relaxing loungers, whilst the jacuzzi-pool is perfectly positioned to enjoy the breathtaking views. As well as the beautiful views and tranquil environment, the pool also comes with a fully equipped gym, steam room and sauna to help you stay in tip-top shape this summer. Plus, you can even sign up for their annual wellness membership that includes full access to the pool and gym as well as a range of other benefits such as complimentary wellness consultations and spa treatments.