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Best Luxury Hotel Pools for Family Fun

February 9, 2016
Terre Blanche France luxury hotel infinity pool

From little kids to grown ups here are the best luxury hotel pools for family fun, based on our travels so far.

The Best Luxury Hotel Pools for Little Ones

Four Seasons Hualalai – Hawaii

Toddlers and fretful parents rejoice at the sight of the shallow sand bottom pool, a treasure trunk filled with toys, and lounge chairs for littles and bigs at Four Seasons Hualalai Keiki Pool.

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Early morning calm at Four Seasons Hualalai Keiki Pool

Terre Blanche – Provence

More French Riviera glam than beach scene, the colourful tile children’s pool at Domaine Terre Blanche in France is sized right for little ones.

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Fun in the sun at Terre Blanche.

Toddler pool Terre Blanche

Toddler pool at Terre Blanche

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea -Hawaii

The toddler portion of the Four Seasons Resort Maui Waterfall Pool isn’t very big, but it is irresistible.

Toddler pool Four Seasons Maui

Toddler pool at Four Seasons Resort Maui

The Best Luxury Hotel Pools for Bigger Kids and Grown-ups

Four Seasons Hong Kong

Jaw-dropping views in every direction – bustling Victoria Harbour, Kowloon, and gleaming skyscrapers – surround the Pool Terrace at Four Seasons Hong Kong. Take it all in from a choice of pools – lap pool, infinity pool, cold plunge pool, and whirlpools.

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Adler Mountain Lodge – Italy

The infinity pool at the Adler Mountain Lodge overlooks Seiser Alm, Europe’s largest high Alpine meadow. After a day of hiking or skiing, soak in the warm water infused with salt and soak up the views.

Adler Mountain Lodge best luxury hotel pool family fun

The stunning view from the indoor-outdoor pool at the Adler Mountain Lodge

Four Seasons Koh Samui – Thailand

The new 50-metre infinity pool at Four Seasons Koh Samui offers views of the Gulf of Siam and the resort’s private beach. After cooling off, relax on a lounge chair, over-sized sofa, or a bar chair built for two at CoCoRum, the fabulous poolside bar.

Infinity Pool Four Seasons Koh Samui

Four Seasons Koh Samui 50-metre infinity pool.

The Peninsula Bangkok

The series of outdoor pools at The Peninsula Bangkok offer a mesmerizing view of Bangkok’s bustling Chao Phraya River. Watch  long-tail boats dart amongst chugging passenger ferries and tug boats struggle upstream from an outdoor oasis in Thailand’s capital city.

The Peninsula Bangkok luxury hotel pool

The riverfront pool at The Peninsula Bangkok

Four Seasons Maui

Once the kids graduate from the toddler pool at the Four Seasons Maui, the Fountain Pool is where the action is. If you get tired of the family frolicking, retreat to the adult-only Serenity Pool for some quiet time.

Fountain Pool Four Seasons Maui luxury hotel

Fountain Pool Four Seasons Maui

Terre Blanche

The 600 square metre infinity-edge pool at Terre Blanche offers unobstructed views of Provence’s famous perched villages. After a dip, be serenaded by cicadas while chilling in a cabana or languishing in a lounge chair. The massive size and panoramic views of the Provençal countryside make the infinity pool at Terre Blanche one of the best luxury hotel pools for family fun.

Terre Blanche France luxury hotel infinity pool

Infinity pool at Terre Blanche

Four Seasons Hualalai

Eeny meeny miny mo – Four Seasons Hualalai has a pool for each day of the week. In King’s Pond, you can swim or snorkel amongst 4000 tropical fish in a 1.8 million gallon aquarium-like setting.

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King’s Pond at Four Seasons Hualalai

For a more traditional family pool experience, the Sea Shell Pool beside the beach is designed for fun.

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Early morning at Four Seasons Hualalai Sea Shell Pool

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel Bungalows – Hawaii

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and long enough for laps, a private pool at one of the Mauna Lani Bungalows is fabulous. The only downside is that you may find it difficult to leave your private paradise and explore the natural beauty outside the front door.

Private pool Mauna Lani Bay Hotel Bungalow

Private pool at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel Bungalow

Four Seasons Milan – Italy

With stone walls, an arched brick ceiling, and luxurious lounge chairs, the indoor pool at Four Seasons Milan is everything you expect from a leading luxury hotel in Italy’s fashion capital – sophisticated, stylish, and oh so chic.

The 45 foot indoor pool at Four Seasons Hotel Milano is one of the best luxury hotel pools for family fun

45-foot indoor pool at Four Seasons Milan

Tranquil lounge chairs near the pool at Four Seasons Milano

Do you have a favourite hotel pool? Please let me know!

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply Kurt B February 10, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Great article on hotel pools, but the downside is always that you are sharing the pool with other guests. What about renting your own private luxury villa? We have some of the largest and most amazing private pool villas in the region at Samujana.
    Love your site!!

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 11, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Thank you! A private pool is always nice – a few of the properties on the list offer villas with private pools, as well as larger resort pools if you are feeling social.

  • Reply noel February 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, I’ve stayed in a few of them and these are all gorgeous places to stay and also enjoy the pools….adding more to my bucket list

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Noel!

  • Reply Megan February 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Some beautiful options, even for those of us without a family tagging along. I think I’d choose the Adler Mountain Lodge in Italy though.

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      The Adler Mountain Lodge is spectacular Megan. I’m planning to return later this year.

  • Reply Shandos February 14, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Some gorgeous pools in Hawaii! But my favourite is the one in Bangkok; “sight-seeing” (by watching what’s going past on the river) and swimming in a pool at the same time? Yes, please!

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      I loved sitting by the pool and watching all of the action on Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River – it was mesmerizing!

  • Reply Katie February 14, 2016 at 1:51 am

    You have been to some incredible hotels with great pools! I am often turned away from the pool if it is too rowdy, I tend to prefer oceans and lakes. But these pools look gorgeous. My favorite hotel pool was at the Moon Palace Resort in Jamaica. My bungalow had its own private pool which was fantastic!

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you! I enjoy swimming in the ocean too. Moon Palace Resort in Jamaica sounds fabulous – I am going to check it out 🙂

  • Reply RaW | Ramble and Wander February 14, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Nice! I’d choose Adler Mountain Lodge too! Somehow I prefer green landscape view from the pool rather than a beach or city view. The latest hotel pool that I’ve enjoyed and liked is Hilton Kuala Lumpur. It’s quite small, and not really suitable to do laps but the view from that floor is just nice!

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      The Adler Mountain Lodge is a unique spot. I read that the pool is suspended above the meadow. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

  • Reply Carmen February 14, 2016 at 10:49 am

    These are all so beautiful, I can’t decide which is my favorite! It’s always great to know that there are activities out there fit for families of all kinds.

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks, Carmen. I agree, it is difficult to choose a favourite!

  • Reply Melanie February 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I do not have kids yet but I would love to stay in any of these hotels (even without kids). Beautiful pictures as well. I love the variety you were able show in this post. There’s something for everyone. For mountain lovers, ocean people, as well as Europe and mix of Asia.

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Melanie!

  • Reply Mags February 14, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Wow! Those are some lucky kids! Your photos are stunning.

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks, Mags!

  • Reply Joe Ankenbauer February 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    The thing I looked to the most when traveling as a kid would have to be the hotel pool! So
    Many memories haha! Great list!

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily February 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Me too – Thanks!

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