Did you know you do not always need to stay in Hong Kong’s amazing hotels to take a dip in the luxury of their swimming pools? Take the whole crew to one of the city’s top hotels and enjoy a day at the pool in the Little Steps guide to family-friendly Hotel Day Pass Escapes. Cool off and splash around with Junior from sunrise to sundown, swim away the tension, get a new perspective of the city, go pool scuba diving or treat yourself to a session at the spa or a rooftop lunch set while you’re at it!
Since hotels are implementing preventive measures in the form of capacity restrictions for their swimming pools, make sure to contact the hotel directly in advance to reserve your spot in one of these urban oases and get the most up-to-date info.
If you’re looking for a fun mid-week treat, check out Island Shangri-La’s sparkling swimming pool! A day pass is HK$650 for adults and HK$350 for kids and includes access to the pool and also the fitness center on weekdays. Make sure you grab a spot by the pool early if you want sun, because, by late afternoon, it gets a little shady. Opening hours are from 8am to 9pm.
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2877 3838, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila
Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2263, email@example.com, www.ritzcarlton.com
W Hong Kong's swimming pool deck is perched as high as the 76th floor, offering sweeping views of Victoria Harbor on one side and its iconic mosaic wall on the other! The W offers a weekday pass for HK$988 with access to additional facilities and two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne for an extra punch of luxury.
The W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong Hong Kong, +852 3717 2790, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hkgwh-w-hong-kong
Explore Kowloon in the morning and then check it out from above as you treat the kiddos to a day at Cordis' pool with an underwater audio system and fiber optic lights. For HK$500 per person available Monday - Thursday excluding public holidays, that includes pool and gym.
Cordis, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 3552 3388, email@example.com, www.cordishotels.com/en/hong-kong/
Until August 31, 2021, Kerry Hotel is packaging up pool day passes into very tempting Daycation offers that will get you a day pass for its exquisitely serene infinity pool with unobstructed views of Victoria Harbor from Hung Hom plus additional perks. HK$500 on weekdays and HK$700 on weekends will get you a pool day pass and set lunch, both of which is paired with reserved seating at the Sun Deck and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne per every two persons for HK$1000/1200 or a pool day pass, set lunch and 60-minute massage treatment for HK$1250/1450. A regular day pass includes access to the gym, steam room and jacuzzi for HK$500/700, which is half the price for kiddos aged 16 and under!
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2252 5888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry
The Mira's heated indoor whirlpool-adjacent swimming pool may not be offering breathtaking views, but the sheltered space is packed with spark, glamour and comfort. The HK$500 day pass gets you access to the fitness center, sauna, steam and a waterbed lounge from 6:30am to 11pm. Full-day pool access (and use of all other spa facilities and fitness center) is also a part of The Mira's scuba-diving class, a real treat if your kids are already professional splashers and need a bigger challenge. Kids need to be at least 8 to participate, but there is no upper age limit.
The Mira, 118-130 Nathan Road,Tsim Sha Ttsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2368 1111, email@example.com, www.themirahotel.com
DB families can have a day of swimming pool fun at Club Siena for a budget-friendly price. For guests, access to the pool is HK$110 per day during weekdays and HK$160 for weekends or public holidays. For members’ guests, it is HK$70 per day, while children under 6 accompanied by an adult member enter free. Simply provide your address if you live on the island. You may be tempted to join the private club after taking a dip and tour the facilities, including a bowling alley, fitness center, and spa room.
Club Siena, Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2987 7382, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dbrc.hk
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