Trying Out the Water in Hong Kong

You can also have your fill of water in Hong Kong. And no, no one’s talking about pitchers or glasses of water. In Hong Kong, there are a lot of water activities that you can truly enjoy. Much like an Amsterdam city trip that always feels like a complete feast for all of your senses, Hong Kong also has just the thing for any kind of tourist – and if you happen to prefer the water, then it’s your lucky day.

Water Activities in Hong Kong

Go for a swim in style high atop one of Hong Kong’s famed skyscraper hotels, or keep it low key at a public pool. Either way, there’s many to choose from for a quick dip or a night of partying. Yes, some parties in Hong Kong call for bikinis and swim trunks, like the Crowne Plaza’s rooftop pool party.

Alternatively, forgo the plush settings and head to one of the local swim facilities in your area. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department keeps an updated list of pool hours and amenities across Hong Kong, from the mammoth Pao Yue Kong complex with eight pools, to the smaller environs in Kennedy Town, with one big outdoor pool for adults and a decent-sized children’s pool.

Check off a couple from the bucket list and learn to dive and surf. You can get up close and personal with exotic sea critters with Splash Hong Kong, whose team of instructors will teach you how to scuba dive. The folk at Surf Hong Kong provide daily lessons in Sai Kung to have you riding the waves in no time.

It’s important to remember, though, as you’re enjoying yourself, that you also have a duty to take care of the sight that you’re seeing, that you’re not supposed to exploit or to abuse it all. It’s the same when you go for an Amsterdam holiday. While you can tour and bike all you want, you must always recognize that you have a responsibility as tourist, and that responsibility is precisely to make sure that you leave no trace of trash, of damage, and most especially no trace of destruction.