Even with a warm, turquoise blue ocean beckoning to us, there’s something about a gorgeous pool that weaves a bit of a spell… the idea of spending sun-drenched days lounging poolside, cool drink in hand, is so utterly satisfying!
With that in mind, we’ve put together a little list of some of our favourite resort pools; places that are made for perfectly lazy vacation days. Take a look!
Home to one of the country’s largest free-form pools, you can float most of the way from the lobby to the pristine white sand beach! Winding its way through the lush grounds of the Dreams Punta Cana, the pool meanders under bridges, alongside some ground floor guestrooms and right up to the large swim-up bar by the beach. Offering the brand’s trademark Unlimited-Luxury®, this all-inclusive resort features fun in the sun for every age.
Perched on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is a luxurious all-inclusive oasis for all ages. Set between the desert and the ocean, the resort offers four sparkling pools, including a gorgeous beachfront infinity pool that is the stuff of vacation dreams! Watch all the action from your in-pool lounger, or upgrade the experience with a stay in one of the resort’s amazing swim-up guestrooms and suites, which feature direct access to the pool.
You’ll feel like a true VIP as you float in the Riu Palace Las Americas’ two expansive fresh water pools, which feature Grecian-inspired statues and uninterrupted views out to a perfect turquoise-hued ocean. Choose to sit by the pool or on the resort’s private beach and enjoy everything a vacation here entails… a variety of restaurants, 24-hour room service, a full-service spa, an on-site disco, a variety of daytime activities and nightly entertainment, and spacious guestrooms, including Jacuzzi suites that are sure to delight.
It’s hard to talk about pools and not include Atlantis. It’s not only the sheer number of pools on the property (11), but the 20-million-gallon Aquaventure waterpark that is the resort’s centrepiece. While other resort pools might be calm and serene, Atlantis’ Aquaventure is anything but… we’re talking water slides, river rides, play forts and more. The most iconic feature here is definitely the Mayan pyramid – after climbing up, you have the option of going on a slide that drops you 18 metres into the main lagoon, or taking a corkscrew slide through the centre of the pyramid that ends in a tube that runs under the shark tank.
As if having a breathtaking white-sand Caribbean beachfront wasn’t enough, Generations Riviera Maya boasts 10 swimming pools, including balcony suite pools that are to die for. Depending on the size of your group, choose between the resort’s gorgeous one-, two- or three-bedroom infinity Jacuzzi suites and enjoy the very unique, super luxe experience of swimming out… onto your balcony. The resort also features equally amazing one-, two- or three-bedroom swim-up Jacuzzi suites that feature water mirror balconies that connect directly to the main pool and swim-up bar.
There simply aren’t enough superlatives to properly describe St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort and the many gorgeous pools found here. Located up the hill from its acclaimed sister property Anse Chastanet Resort, and overlooking the island’s iconic Pitons, almost every suite at this luxury resort has its own infinity pool and private terrace. With names like Sky, Star, Moon, Sun and Galaxy, each pool has been thoughtfully designed to perfectly reflect the theme of each suite. This is what they mean when they say ‘heaven on earth.’
Sitting adjacent to Negril’s glorious Seven-Mile Beach, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa is where family vacation dreams become reality. Enjoy the stellar service and amenities the Beaches brand is known for, and good luck getting the kids out of the pool! Make that three pools… and an 18,000 square foot waterpark. Set along the ocean’s edge, Beaches Negril’s Pirates Island offers fast-flying, speed-swirling water slides, and sun-up to sun-down super-charged fun! There’s also a 200-metre lazy river, perfect for every age, a misting pool, a plunge pool, a kid-approved swim-up bar and even an ice-cream machine.
This adults-only paradise sits alongside 1.6 kilometres of glorious white sand beach and boasts five sparkling swimming pools, including a saltwater pool, swim-up bars, and a lazy river that winds by guestrooms as it makes its way to the El Dorado Royale’s main pool. Make your vacation here extraordinary by checking into one of the beautiful swim-up Jacuzzi junior suites from where you can step right into that lazy river that crosses right in front of your patio.