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