The pool at Discovery Bay’s Club Siena is jaw-droppingly good. Like, five-star resort good. Have a splash in the massive outdoor pool and gaze out over the South China Sea from its infinity edge. It’s brilliant for kids, too, thanks to the splash and baby pools as well as a poolside kiosk full of snacks. During winter, you can stay warm in the complex’s heated indoor pool. Entry for non-members is only $100 on weekdays and $150 during weekends or public holidays.
Things are heating up in Hong Kong, literally. With temperatures and humidity soaring through the roof, there’s no better way to cool down than a trip to Hong Kong’s best beaches. But if you’re like Anakin Skywalker who absolutely abhors sand (“it’s coarse and rough and gets everywhere”), rest assured that Hong Kong has a wealth of excellent swimming pools you can choose from as an alternative. Take your pick from cool public spots like Victoria Park Swimming Pool and Kowloon Park Swimming Pool, complete with waterfalls, to Hong Kong’s highest swimming pool at W Hotel, and do your best Michael Phelps impression.
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