In Hong Kong, a city that offers more skyscrapers than anywhere else, almost everything is done at height – even swimming. Here are the best rooftop pools in the city where you can swim at the top of the world.
Like to swim in the clouds? Perched on the 118th floor at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, the unlimited swimming pool is the tallest swimming pool in the world. At 484 meters above the road surface, you will need head height to swim here, but it is also worthy of the amazing view. The pool ceiling consists of 144 LED screens that display calming illustrations of coral reefs, clear blue skies, and other natural scenes. For the extra courage, there is a whirlpool pool too.
118 floors, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Trade Center, West Kowloon. +852 2263-2270.
W Hotel Wet Pool
Also high on our list and high in the sky (literally) is the wet swimming pool at the Hong Kong W Hotel. Located on the 76th floor, cool 692 feet above the ground, this luxurious rooftop swimming pool offers a unique swimming experience that matches with panoramic views of the city and harbor. There is a pool side bar also with lounge chairs so you can just lay back and enjoy the high life.
76 floors, W Hotel, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon. +852 3717 2222.
A unique experience, if not a little scary, is swimming in this glass infinity pool on the 29th floor of the Indigo Hotel in the Hong Kong Wan Chai area. Part of the swimming pool hangs on the edge of the hotel which allows swimmers to look down on the street below. Not for the faint of heart data hk, it makes a good photo if you can get someone to take you down.
29th floor, Indigo Hotel, 246 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai Hong Kong +852 3926 3888
Not only is the infinity swimming pool at Four Seasons Hong Kong offering a beautiful view overlooking the famous Victoria Harbor, the pool is heated all year round and is equipped with speakers, so that swimmers can enjoy music under water. As well as the sensation of underwater raves in an infinity pool, guests can enjoy the pool, swimming pool or whirlpool. There are many swimming pools to get around!
6th Floor, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Financial Street, Central, Hong Kong +852 3196 8888
Fitness Pool in Cordis, Hong Kong
Swimming above skyscrapers is the norm in this vertical city. The Wellness Pool on the 42nd floor of the Cordis Hotel is a perfect example. Not only does this quiet rooftop swimming pool offer stunning views on the water, but underwater the excitement continues with an audio system and fiber optic lights, perfect for pool parties. Besides swimming, partying and enjoying the view, there is also a jacuzzi for relaxing.
42 storeys, Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai St., Mong Kok. +852 3552 3388
Harbor Grand Kowloon
Located on the 21st floor and complete with glass walls, this heavenly rooftop swimming pool is only matched by the amazing harbor views it has to offer. Swimming in a whirlpool here is the best way to unwind. The pool bar and comfortable lounge chairs make it very easy to stay here all day long.
21 floors, Harbor Grand Kowloon, 20 Tak Fung Street, Whampoa Park, Hung Hom, Hong Kong +852 2621 3188
For a top-of-the-world feeling, look no further than the outdoor swimming pool at the Metropark Hotel in the Causeway Bay area of ??Hong Kong. Located on the 33rd floor, the hotel offers majestic views of Victoria Harbor without obstacles through a fully glass pool. To end the experience, enter the nearest jacuzzi for a moment zen.
33 floors, Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay, 148 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong +852 2600 1000