Asaya at Rosewood
The sixth-floor infinity pool attached to the Rosewood Hotel’s Asaya Wellness Centre promises serene views of Victoria Harbour, and the perfect end to a day of holistic wellness. It’s 25-metre outdoor pool is the ultimate spot for a swim, with smart, comfortable lounge chairs to bask on afterwards. There’s an alfresco poolside bar, with food served from its stellar restaurant Asaya Kitchen, which offers organic healthy, sustainable fare by executive chef Renaud Marin alongside biodynamic or organic natural wines. The pool is only available to hotel guests right now, so book your next staycation.
Rosewood Hong Kong No18, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; rosewoodhotels.com
Located on the edge of Hung Hom’s harbourfront on the eastern side of Kowloon, The Kerry hotel’s infinity pool enjoys panoramic views over the city. Day passes to the pool are available for non-hotel guests and are priced at $500 for weekdays and $700 at the weekends. Stay until sunset, and enjoy a sundowner at Red Sugar, one of our favourite al fresco bars in Hong Kong. At the weekend, they offer free flow tapas and drinks, along with a live musician — the perfect end to a day of basking by the pool.
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon; shangri-la.com
The 50-metre outdoor pool at the Grand Hyatt has beautiful city views and is surrounded by lush tropical greenery. The hotel is currently offering access to its outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and Plateau Spa’s saunas with a special day pass that costs $400 during the week and $800 at the weekend. It includes a 15% discount on food and drink at The Grill, for charred meats in a verdant garden setting, and The Waterfall Bar, where guests can enjoy a cocktail in a sleek charcoal-grey setting by the pool.
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai; hongkong.grand.hyatt.com
For the feeling of being smack-bang in the middle of Hong Kong, there’s no pool better than the one at Island Shangri-La. It doesn’t boast the expansive ocean vistas of the others but it does have incredible surroundings, thanks to the neighbouring and iconic Bank of China building, and with grass around the pool, this truly is a city-centre oasis. The pool is only open to members and hotel guests, but current staycation offers allow access to all the health club facilities.
Supreme Ct Rd, Central; shangri-la.com
Cordis means ‘heart’ in Latin, a perfect reflection of the positioning of this hotel in lively Mong Kok, with views over the whole of the city and its outlying islands. Located on the top floor, the rooftop pool’s panoramic vistas are spectacular. Besides the hotel guests, its pool and gym are also open to guests who have a treatment at its Chuan Spa on the same day. Stay for dinner at the hotel’s Cantonese restaurant Ming Court, which has a Michelin star.
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong; cordishotels.com/en/hong-kong