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Best Hotel Pools for Adults Seeking Serious Relaxation and Pampering

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Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat, girlfriend getaway, or mancation — the right hotel pool is a must for any adults-only vacation. I have written about the best kid-friendly pools in the USA and the best indoor hotel pools for families, but now it’s the grown-ups’ turn for some pool-time. To compile this list of the 10 best hotel pools for adults, I asked travel writers in-the-know to share their favorite swimming pools at resorts and hotels around the world. Of course, as a resort pool enthusiast, I’m including a couple of my personal favorites, too!

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort's Tranquility Pool for Adults

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort’s Tranquility Pool (Photo credit: The St. Regis Bal Harbour)

1. St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort – Miami, Florida

“The aptly named Tranquility Pool at the St. Regis Bal Harbour is the ultimate adults-only oasis. You can tuck the children in to the nearby kids’ club and spend the day being pampered poolside. Chilled towels are a given at this uber luxe property. They also offer complimentary foot reflexology, smoothie tastings, and sunscreen spritzing throughout the day. This brand new flagship for the St. Regis brand sits on a stunning stretch of beach and sets a new definition for luxury in the Florida hotel market.”

– Kim-Marie Evans, Luxury Travel Mom

Omni La Costa Resort's Adult-Only Edge Pool

Omni La Costa Resort’s Adult-Only Edge Pool (Photo credit: Omni La Costa)

2. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa – Carlsbad, California

The Edge pool at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is so gorgeous, it inspired this story about the best hotel pools for adults. This circular infinity pool is flanked by two infinity Jacuzzis in which grown-ups can soak while taking in the expansive golf course view. Live music from local bands and DJs are featured on weekends. It’s just one of several pools at Omni La Costa, but it’s the only swimming hole exclusively for those aged 21+ at the resort. Located in Carlsbad (about a half-hour from San Diego), this hotel makes a dreamy spot for a Southern California vacation.

– Colleen Lanin, Travel Mamas

 
Pool at the adult-only Casa Velas Resort in Puerto Vallarta

Pool at the adults-only Casa Velas Resort (Photo credit: Casa Velas)

3. Velas Vallarta Suites Resort – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

“The all-inclusive Velas Vallarta Suites Resort in Puerto Vallarta is ideal for a couples’ getaway. The place feels like you’re hanging out at a friend’s house. And, of course, your friends are great cooks. I could have spent the entire time in the pool sipping tropical drinks at the swim up bar. The spa and restaurant are steps away from the pool at this adult-only property.”

– Nancy D. Brown, What A Trip

Pool at COMO Parrot Cay Resort in Turks and Caicos

Pool at COMO Parrot Cay (Photo credit: COMO Parrot Cay)

4. COMO Parrot Cay – Parrot Cay Island, Turks and Caicos

“I’m in love with the breathtaking infinity pool at the heart of COMO Parrot Cay Resort in Turks and Caicos where the edge disappears into the turquoise sea. Guests relax on the poolside lounge beds while being pampered by the always smiling staff. The setting is truly a chic and serene private island paradise.”

– Tiffany Dowd, Luxe Tiffany

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis pool area

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis pool area (Photo credit: Christian Horan for Four Seasons)

5. Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri

“My favorite resort pool for adults is at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The hotel is very modern, right on the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The large outdoor pool, hot tub and deck have commanding views of the Mississippi River and the Arch. The lushly landscaped deck offers a tranquil oasis. My husband and I rented a cabana for a day and had a lazy, relaxing time taking dips in the pool, admiring the view, sipping fruity cocktails. The hotel even provides complimentary chilled towels, ice water, Evian spritz, frozen fruit and iced treats.”

Elizabeth Thorp, Travel Journalist

Solage Calistoga Resort swimming pool for adults

Solage Calistoga Resort swimming pool (Photo credit: Solage Calistoga Resort)

6. Solage Calistoga Resort – Calistoga, California

“One of my all-time favorite hotel pools for adults is at Solage Calistoga Resort. It’s one of the biggest pools I’ve seen on any continent and the whole set up makes it impossible not to relax. There’s a fantastic lounge vibe created by hip music and seating areas. The pool caters to couples, individuals, and groups of friends, i.e. anyone and everyone (except kids) ready to unwind and soak in the gorgeous setting in style.”

– Amie O’Shaughnessy, CiaoBambino.com

One of the community pools at the adults-only Marquis Los Cabos Resort

One of the community pools at Marquis Los Cabos Resort (Photo credit: Marquis Los Cabos Resort)

7. Marquis Los Cabos Resort – Los Cabos, Mexico

“In Cabo, Marquis Los Cabos Resort offers 235 oceanfront suites. The surf is pretty strong, so it’s better to hang out at one of three community pools. Plus, the one bedroom casitas have private pools at this adults-only resort. The infinity pool faces the Sea of Cortez and is huge, but why not drink in the view from your own pool? Now this is living!”

– Nancy D. Brown, What A Trip

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort pool

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort pool (Photo credit: Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort)

8. Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort – Sentosa, Singapore

“Though family-friendly with a main pool, water toy area, and a children’s pool with waterslides, the newly renovated Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort in Singapore is also an adult retreat. Take advantage of poolside Singapore Slings and plow through that pile of magazines while your kids are enjoying themselves in the kids’ club. The pool area is beachfront too, should you want to dip your toes in the South China Sea or take a romantic walk at sunset.”

– Katie Dillon, La Jolla Mom

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino water playground

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino water playground (Photo credit: MGM Resorts)

9. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

The aquatic playground at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino features 2,700 tons of real sand, a 1.6 million gallon wave pool and 100 rent-able cabanas, day beds, bungalows and personalized villas for all ages. Enjoy the eye candy as you float along the resort’s lazy river with a piña colada in-hand. Snag a stool at the Beachside Casino Bar to play blackjack, roulette or craps beside this watery slice of heaven in the desert. Those 21 and older can even hang out at the secluded tops-optional, European-style Moorea Beach Club pool area.

– Colleen Lanin, Travel Mamas

Rooftop pool at SIXTY Beverly Hills

Rooftop pool at SIXTY Beverly Hills (Photo credit: SIXTY Beverly Hills)

10. SIXTY Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills, California

“When I’m home in Los Angeles, my favorite city escape is the rooftop pool at the SIXTY Beverly Hills. Make the scene at this streamlined boutique hotel at golden hour to watch the early evening light glow over the Hollywood sign. Climb the wooden deck steps past the smooth stone bar, and then stretch out on a padded chaise to ogle the well-heeled mix of 30- to 40-somethings and watch the tea-lights twinkle. Be sure to order one of their tempting cocktails to sip as the sun sets across the pool.”

Melanie Wynne

St. Regis Princeville Resort's amazing infinity pool

St. Regis Princeville Resort’s amazing infinity pool in Kauai, Hawaii (Photo from StRegisPrinceville.com)

Dive Into More Dreamy Hotel Pools

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No matter the weather outside, you’re sure to appreciate this round-up of the best indoor hotel pools.

Traveling with kids? Read this story about the best hotel pools for kids in the U.S.

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About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments
  1. Nancy D. Brown says

    Reading this post is making me want to book a room with a pool!

  2. Leah Prehn says

    LOVE this list! I am bookmarking for our next getaway. Thanks!!

  3. Ray Baxter says

    This really is a wonderful article.

  4. Would love to visit any (or all) of those places… like right now. There’s a blizzard outside. Keeping these destinations in mind for next year.

  5. do any of these allow topless?

  6. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    Jackie – The Moorea Club at Mandalay Bay is top optional: http://www.mandalaybay.com/beach/moorea-beach-club/ I’m not sure about the rest.

  7. Florida Pool Builder says

    Colleen – what a terrific post! This article is worth sharing with others for great ideas. Love the inclusion of such cities as St. Louis and Calistoga . Great pictures too!

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