Summer can be sweltering in this city, but that’s the perfect excuse to flaunt your newest one-piece or swimming trunks and cool off by the pool. Skip the hassle of the beach and relax in luxury with Hong Kong’s finest views: these are the nine stunning pools we’ll be diving into in style.

 The Mira Hotel Spa 

The subterranean infinity pool has a feeling of serene privacy, rare in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. A day access pass to the pool suite facilities, including a hydro pool, sauna and steam room, is available for HK$400 or splash out for some full relaxation therapy with their range of massage, facial and body treatments. 

The Mira Hong Kong, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2368 1111

Grand Hyatt Hotel

For HK$550, you can purchase a day pass to the Grand Hyatt’s 50m heated pool. For the fitness fanatics amongst you, their other facilities include a gym and a 400m jogging path, so get there early to make a day of it. Their indulgent Plateau spa also has a fabulous summer offer on weekdays through August – get your day pass free with any 60-minute treatment. There’s never been a better excuse to pamper yourself. 

Grand Hyatt, Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2588 1234

The W Hong Kong 

Renowned for their infamous pool parties, the W wet deck is your one-stop party hot-spot this summer. On weekday evenings enjoy a swim and a BBQ for HK$398, or enjoy a full afternoon of fizz and fun in the sun at a weekend pool party for HK$988. And don’t miss out on their legendary summer pool parties too, with special events in August from HK$350.

 The W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 3717 2222 

The Ritz-Carlton

How many of us can say we’ve hung out in a pool 490m above the ground? The Ritz-Carlton boasts not only the highest bar in the world but also the highest pool, nestled beside the Ozone on the 118th floor. Day passes are HK$700, so you can take your underwater relaxation to new heights in their indoor pool and outdoor whirlpool.

The Ritz-Carlton, Elements, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong; +852 2263 2263

Mandarin Oriental

Work up a sweat in the fitness centre before diving into the three-lane pool at one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Their swimming centre features the latest state-of-the-art technology, including fibre optic pool lights and a counter-current jet system. Facilities are available to members and spa/hotel guests: full day spa packages begin at HK$4,290. Alternatively, an annual fitness membership starts at HK$38,000 and includes fantastic perks including access to all the fitness suite facilities, spa treatments, a personal training session and a complimentary one-night stay in the hotel.

Mandarin Oriental,  5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2825 4888

The Four Seasons

The luxurious five-star hotel boasts a leisure complex for the exclusive use of hotel guests – so if you want access to their stunning harbor-view infinity pool, icy plunge bath, Jacuzzi and 20-metre lap pool with underwater speakers, you best book a room quickly. 

The Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3196 8888

The Peninsula

Modelled around a traditional Roman bath, the floor-to-ceiling windows of the eighth-floor leisure suite offer excellent harbour views from Hong Kong’s oldest luxury hotel. Access to this prestigious pool is limited to hotel and spa guests.

The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2920 2888

Conrad Hong Kong 

Take a dip at Pacific Place in the heated outdoor pool nestled amongst skyscrapers and overlooking the harbour. Exclusively for hotel guests, you can recline on the sun terrace with a cocktail, or soak up the sunset skyline in the whirlpool.

Conrad Hong Kong, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong; +852 2521 3838 

Intercontinental Hong Kong

Overlooking the island skyline from Kowloon, the Intercontinental infinity pool and terrace bar are usually for the use of hotel guests only – however, I-Spa members and guests are granted special access. For an indulgent experience, opt for one of the full-day I-Spa rituals, from HK$3,980 and enjoy a day by the pool.

 Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2721 1211