As Hong Kong temperatures peak, dial down the heat with these cool pool deals, says Carolynne Dear.
Mira Hong Kong
Enjoying the cool of the hotel pool at Mira Hong Kong.
There's nothing not to love about Hong Kong hotel pool passes and right in the bustling heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Mira Hong Kong is offering respite from the sweltering streets with its Summer Pool Day Family Fun Package.
Normally the preserve of hotel guests, MiraSpa is opening its doors until the end of August to families looking to cool down.
Enjoy a full-day splashing around in the 25m indoor infinity pool, away from the glare of the sun. There’s also a shallow Jacuzzi pool for littlies as well as a wellness zone with rain showers, heated whirlpool bath, steam and sauna and a waterbed.
The pass also includes use of poolside loungers and refreshments including a mini burger with fries and juice.
The use of all facilities except the gym is unlimited throughout the day on single entry and children under three years are welcome free-of-charge.
The Summer Pool Day Family Fun at MiraSpa pass is available from now until August 31, HK$980 for two adults and one child (aged three to 12 years); extra adults or children are charged at HK$328 per person. Advance booking is required.
MiraSpa, B3, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2315 5500.
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Time for tea and a swim.
Cool off in the city this summer with a swim and afternoon and tea at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour.
The hotel’s rooftop infinity pool is usually reserved for hotel guests only but this summer a Sizzling Summer Afternoon Tea booking will secure three hours on the pool deck for up to two adults and one child. Pool access also includes use of the changing rooms and steam and sauna rooms.
After an afternoon soaking up the rays harbourside, head to the hotel’s The Farmhouse restaurant to enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea with all-you-can-eat dessert stations including made-to-order pancakes, crepe cones, ice cream and cotton candy. You’ll also be served with a traditional tea of sweet and savoury treats, including lobster brioche, Wagyu burger, foie gras pate tart, pistachio mascarpone gateau and almond scones.
The Sizzling Summer Afternoon Tea is available now from 3.30 to 5pm daily until August 31 with pool access from midday to 3pm on the same day; HK$688 for two adults plus one child aged six years and under; additional children aged seven years and up must pay for an afternoon tea-for-one to enjoy pool access. Advance booking is required.
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong.
The new-look pool at Island Shangri-La.
If you’re island-side and looking for a cooling dip, dive into the sparkling new pool at Island Shangri-La with a one-day hotel pool pass.
The Admiralty-based hotel has just finished a complete refurbishment of its pool and wellness spa. Yun Wellness, a luxurious, nature-inspired urban oasis, is located on level eight of the city centre hotel.
The pool pass is available to adults and children aged two and over and can be booked both on weekdays and weekends, although weekend reservations are charged at an elevated rate. If you’re looking for a shaded swim for your little ones, it’s worth noting that the sun slips over the hotel in the afternoon.
A one-day pool pass at Island Shangri-La on weekdays costs HK$900 per adult, or HK$350 per child aged two to 16 years; HK$1,100 per person on weekends, or HK$450 per child; pool access is from 7am to 10pm. Advance booking is required.
Island Shangri-La, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
Escape the city at Hyatt Regency Sha Tin.
Take yourself off to Melo Spa at the splendid Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin for a day of pampering and relaxation.
The hotel is partnering with Klook this summer to launch a new spa treatment and is promoting it along with complementary pool and fitness centre access.
If you book an hour-long Melo signature massage, you’ll receive a day pass for the hotel’s beautiful outdoor pool and gym, as well as a HK$200 voucher for use at the hotel. You’ll also receive a complimentary welcome cup of tea and fruit and up to three hours of parking is also included.
The massage has been developed using Sha Tin pomelo and grapefruit-infused oil with a herbal compress, blended with a custom massage with the aim of rebalancing, relaxing and uplifting body and mind.
Then soak up the emerald mountain views around the pool's beautiful outdoor pool.
The Melo Spa at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is available now; HK$928 per person. Bookings should be made in advance.
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin, 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong.
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