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Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

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Not only are there plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions in Hawaii, but also the state is home to numerous incredible hotel pools for kids. We reached out to travel experts to share their picks for the best hotel pools in Hawaii for families and included a couple of our favorites as well. As you will see when reviewing this list, Hawaii really is paradise for pool lovers!

St. Regis Princeville Resort's amazing infinity pool ~ Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

St. Regis Princeville Resort's amazing infinity pool (Photo from StRegisPrinceville.com)

1. Best Infinity Pool in Hawaii

Princeville Resort – Kauai

“Although there is no shortage of amazing pools in Hawaii, my vote goes to the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. It may not have slides or other water park features but the St. Regis pool is truly a spectacular pool. Located on Kauai’s north shore overlooking Hanalei Bay, this 5,000-square-foot infinity pool takes full advantage of its surroundings. The pool is oceanfront so obviously it offers stunning views of the water and it also offers equally beautiful mountain views. Unwind at the end of the day and you can even catch a gorgeous Hawaiian sunset without getting out of the water. No rush to leave though — with the added bonus of staying open 24/7 guests can enjoy a relaxing dip anytime they like.”

— Patti, The Travel Sisters

Hyatt Regency Maui's Keiki Lagoon ~ Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

Hyatt Regency Maui's Keiki Lagoon (Photo credit: Hyatt Regency)

2. First Fantasy Pool in Hawaii

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa – Maui

“Hyatt Regency Maui is home to some of the world's first fantasy pools. Designed by renowned hotelier Christopher B. Hemmeter, the pools meander through the property and boast waterfalls, a romantic grotto with pool bar, a rope bridge, a popular basketball hoop for a splashy game, and play fountains for tots. Hemmeter is credited by many as revolutionizing the hotel industry in Hawaii and creating the first destination resorts.

Hyatt Regency's Keiki Lagoon is a pool area built just with little kids in mind. There's a 25-foot waterslide appropriate for toddlers and young grade schoolers, fountains galore and shallow waters perfect for play with pail and shovel. Meanwhile, more adventurous pool goers will enjoy the hotel's 150-foot tunnel slide. Read my full review of Hyatt Regency or read additional reviews at Hotels.com.”

— Colleen Lanin, Travel Mamas

Disney Aulani Resort's impressive pool complex ~ Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

Disney Aulani Resort's impressive pool complex (Photo credit: Aulani)

3. Hawaiian Pools for Disney Fans

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa – Oahu

Aulani is home to some of the best pools in Hawaii. It's easy to spend several days at the hotel just exploring all the pools, slipping down waterslides, soaking in the whirlpool spas and splashing in the kids' play areas. You can dream the day away floating around their lazy river, or escape the kids at the Wailana Pool, the adult-exclusive pool at Aulani, a Disney Resort.”

— Christine Knight, ChristineKnight.com

One of Sheraton Kona's fantastic pools

One of Sheraton Kona's fantastic pools (Photo credit: Sheraton Kona)

4. Hotel Pool for Waterslide Races in Hawaii

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay – The Big Island

“The Sheraton Kona‘s oceanside pools were a huge hit with my family. I pretty much had to drag my kids out of the pool whenever it was time to eat or explore other parts of the Big Island. The multi-level pool sprawls throughout the resort’s interior and perimeter, making a variety of pool environments for families. My girls adored the lava tube waterslide with daily races for prizes! For an extra treat, book a poolside/ocean view cabana for the day.”

— Katie Bodell, Trekaroo

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort's pools ~ Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort's pools (Photo credit: Aqua-Aston Hospitality)

5. Best Boutique Hotel Pool in Hawaii

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort – Kauai

“When I am staying at a resort hotel, I like a great pool. The Aqua Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue on Kauai fills the bill and then some. Its spectacular oceanfront pool complex has four swimming pools, a hot tub and a waterslide. Plus it's landscaped with lagoons, lava grottoes, and waterfalls. All of this makes the perfect backdrop for reading a book, people-watching or taking a little snooze. And happily for families, children have their own sandy lounge area featuring a lava-tube waterslide and a sand-bottom pool. Lounge chairs are plentiful, and poolside food service includes the resort’s delicious mai tai.”

— Carole Terwilliger Meyers, Travels with Carole

The infinity pool at Wailea Beach Villas in Maui, Hawaii

The infinity pool at Wailea Beach Villas (Photo credit: Wailea Beach Villas)

6. Most Impressive Condominium Hotel Pools in Hawaii

Wailea Beach Villas – Maui

Wailea Beach Villas is located in my favorite part of Maui, exclusive Wailea on the south coast. These family-friendly villas are set on 12 acres of landscaped gardens with all the amenities of a big resort including pools, a fitness center and a concierge. I love the adults-only infinity pool where you can enjoy the view without disruption. The beachfront family pool is equally impressive. Some of the luxury loungers have retractable hoods, which are great for keeping children (and you!) from getting too much sun in between dips in the pools.”

— Shobha George, Travel Mamas and Nylon Living

Koloa Landing Resort's Signature Pool ~ Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

Koloa Landing Resort's Signature Pool (Photo from KoloaLandingResort.com)

7. Hawaiian Hotel Pools for Tranquility OR Adventure

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu – Kauai

“With three different and unique pools, Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu had me at hello! You'll find the ideal poolside location for everyone, from the adventurous family of five to the couple enjoying their honeymoon. Couples will enjoy the Tranquility Pool, nestled between buildings and almost hidden from outsiders except for the sounds of the waterfall within. The brand new 350,000-gallon Signature Lagoon Pool and Family Lagoon Pool are impressive with multi-levels, bridges, slides, and multiple waterfalls.”

— Debra Muccio, FindingDebra.com

Hilton Waikoloa's Kona Pool ~ Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

Hilton Waikoloa's Kona Pool (Photo credit: Hilton Waikoloa)

8. Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Multigenerational Travel

Hilton Waikoloa Village – the Big Island

Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island is one of the most family-friendly resorts we have visited. My kids’ favorite part of this 62-acre oceanfront resort were its incredible pools. Kona Pool is the largest, featuring a 175-foot waterslide, hot tubs, swim-through waterfalls, underwater grotto and wading area for toddlers with a sandy entrance. It’s easy to refresh here with the pool bars, too. We also loved the luxury daybeds, love seats, cabanas and hammocks. The Kohala River Pool offers four interconnected pools, smaller waterslides, waterfalls and a small lazy river. There are plenty of cabanas and lounges to enjoy the great views along the bay. Meanwhile, for parents or grandparents who need some quiet time, the Ocean Tower pool is for adults only.”

— Mary Solio, The World Is a Book

Aerial view of Grand Wailea's extensive pool offerings ~ Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Famlies

Aerial view of Grand Wailea's extensive pool offerings (Photo from GrandWailea.com)

9. Most Extensive Pool Offerings in Hawaii

Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort – Maui

“Nowhere on Earth are the pools more entertaining than at Grand Wailea on Maui. The lazy river pool with rapids, a Tarzan-style rope swing, nine completely individual pools that are interconnected with small and larger water slides, a water elevator (seriously!) and caves and grottos, are all part of the Wailea Canyon Activity Pool. And yes, there is even a serene and luxurious adults-only pool — but what’s the fun in that?”

— Jennifer Miner, The Vacation Gals

An indoor tropical paradise at Grand Hyatt Beijing

An indoor tropical paradise at Grand Hyatt Beijing (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

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Which of these incredible hotel pools in Hawaii would your family like most? Let us know in the comments below!

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin, MBA, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular travel blog, TravelMamas.com. She is an expert in travel with kids and without. As the author of the book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents how to make the most of traveling with babies and children. Colleen loves sharing tips on hotels, cruises, spas, theme parks, and global lifestyle topics. When she is not traveling the world, she lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments
  1. Lisa Goodmurphy says

    It would be hard to decide where to stay with so many great pool choices. I think we might pick the Grand Wailea – there’s enough to satisfy everyone!!

    • Colleen Lanin says

      Lisa – Wonderful choice! I still have never stayed at the Grand Wailea, which seems crazy since hotel pools are totally my jam!

  2. These are really good suggestions. I was planning a holiday at Hawaii. I will love to explore them.

  3. Oh wow! This looks like a dream vacation! One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

  4. Toni | Boulder Locavore says

    This makes me want to visit Hawaii today! I love all your pictures! Amazing!!

  5. Laurie Beth says

    This page is officially bookmarked! We always want the best pool for kids and when it is just us! Thanks for the awesome article!

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      We like having different pool options too. When it’s just us, we really don’t want to deal with other people’s kids when we are escaping ours!

  6. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

    I have always wanted to visit Hawaii, it’s at the top of my travel bucket list. All of those pools look lovely, I’d love to swim in all of them.

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      Hawaii is such a bucket list destination for so many people and with good reason!

  7. Wow! Those are some awesome pools. Not even sure if I could pick my favorite. I want to visit all of them.

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      I had the same thought! I really need to visit every one of these pools that were recommended.

  8. Oh my goodness look at these hotels!! They are like paradise! I wish I could hop on a place now!

  9. I am loving all of these suggestions! We are trying to plan a trip there and will have to keep this in mind!

  10. Mama to 6 Blessings says

    Wow, they all sound amazing! I would live to take a dip in all of them!

  11. Wow, those are some gorgeous pools! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. It looks like some a beautiful place to visit.

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