Best Hotel Spa Pools Around the World

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Hotel pools with slides, waterfalls, and cabanas are divine. But the best luxury hotel spas take swimming pools to a whole new and decadent level. A day of pampering followed by time relaxing in a dreamy hotel spa pool can elevate your vacation from good to great. Selected by top travel bloggers, these six hotel spa pools will inspire you to book a spa getaway today.

Best hotel spa pools
The Spa Pool at Terranea Resort (Image credit: The Terranea)

1. Hotel Spa Pool With an Ocean View

Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California

At 50,000 square feet, the Terranea Resort‘s spa has extensive facilities as well as a dedicated spa pool, cafe, and store. The spa itself features 25 treatment rooms overlooking the pool area or the cliffside ocean setting. Access to the spa area is restricted to guests aged 18+ who have booked a spa treatment or purchased a day pass.

The spa pool is large and located on the ocean’s edge. Loungers, sofas, and fire pits surround the pool, including a handful that overlook the ocean. You are never parched or hungry thanks to the attentive waitstaff from the adjoining spa cafe.

– Shobha George, Travel Mamas and Just Go Places

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort hotel spa pool
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort spa pool (Photo credit: Sofitel)

2. Hotel Spa Pool in a Garden Setting

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa in Singapore

“The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is one of the best spas in Singapore, featuring 14 indoor treatment rooms and six outdoor treatment pavilions. The real draw is the tropical landscaped gardens with waterfalls, mud baths, swimming pools, and secluded chill-out areas.

The swimming pool in the women-only section of the outdoor spa area is gorgeous. Featuring a flowing waterfall and mud bath in a tranquil and private enclosed area, this pool is the perfect place to chill out after a massage.”

– Marianne Rogerson, Mum on the Move

The Serenity Spa Pool at Four Seasons Westlake Village in Oahu
The Serenity Spa Pool at Four Seasons Westlake Village (Photo credit: Four Seasons)

3. Serene Hotel Spa Pool

Four Seasons Westlake Village in Los Angeles, California

“The Serenity Pool at Four Seasons Westlake Village, set among the resort's tranquil gardens, certainly lives up to its name. Voted one of the top spas in the United States by Conde de Nast Traveler, the adults-only outdoor heated spa pool allows guests private pampering by spa staff. Cabanas are available for rent and include a lounge chair, flat screen television, fresh and frozen fruit, and bottled water.”

– Julie Cohn, A Cork, Fork and Passport

Laniwai's hydrotherapy garden at Disney Aulani Resort
Laniwai's hydrotherapy garden at Disney Aulani Resort features pools and water features of all sorts (Photo credit: David Roark, Disney Destinations)

4. Hotel Spa Pools in a Hydrotherapy Garden

Laniwai Spa at Disney Aulani Resort & Spa in Oahu, Hawaii

“While the kids will be thrilled by Aulani's incredible swimming pools and water slides, parents craving some downtime escape to Laniwai‘s hotel spa pools.

So much more than just one pool, the 5,000-square-foot Kula Wai outdoor hydrotherapy garden features private vitality pools, co-ed mineral baths, a reflexology path, six rain-style showers, and whirlpool jet spas. You could (and should!) stay here all day while the kids play at Aunty's Beach kids club. You can even dine poolside, choosing from a menu of healthy foods and beverages.”

Colleen Lanin, Travel Mamas

Enchantment Resort spa pool
Enchantment Resort is set amidst the red rock mountains of Sedona (photo credit: Mark Boisclair, Enchantment Resort)

5. Hotel Spa Pool with a Gorgeous View

Mii Amo at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona

Mii Amo at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona is so incredible, you may never want to leave. My husband wanted to make the two-hour drive from the resort to the Grand Canyon. As a serious spa lover, though, there was no way I was leaving the Mii Amo spa once I had discovered it.

You can spend the night at Mii Amo for an immersive spa experience or stay at the family-friendly Enchantment Resort, which offers full spa access privileges for guests over age 16. Enjoy a host of spa treatments, plus a cafe and a fitness center.

And then there are their incredible indoor and outdoor spa pools. The outdoor pool setting will induce serious zen with its gorgeous view of the red rocks of Sedona.

– Shobha George, Travel Mamas and Just Go Places

The Grand Lakes hotel spa pool is shared by Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott
The Grand Lakes hotel spa pool is shared by Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott (Photo credit: Robin Hutson)

6. Hotel Spa Pool for an Adult Break

Grand Lakes in Orlando, Florida

“The Grande Lakes property in Orlando has both a Ritz Carlton and a JW Marriott that share a spa, spa café, and pool in between the two. Guests whisper to maintain the serene vibe and exclusive adult hideaway in America's family travel capital. It's super popular with locals for staycations, and is a great way to sneak a few hours from the kids while they are at the Ritz Kids club.”

– Robin Hutson, Luxe Recess

Swimming under a warm waterfall at Sky Lagoon
Swimming under a warm waterfall at Sky Lagoon (Photo credit: Travel Mamas)

Learn More

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Do you have a favorite hotel spa pool? Let us know in the comments below!

About Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama

Shobha George lives in London, England with her husband, two children (boy/girl twins) and dog. Although she grew up in New York, she has spent most of her adult life as an expat in Asia and Europe, which has been a great help in feeding her travel addiction. She and her family enjoy nice hotels, good food and other creature comforts. She is the author of Just Go Places blog. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @justgoplaces.

  1. Siam Niramit says

    All these places has long been a haven with nice hotel, good food, great spa, pools. You make them look amazing!

  2. Those are beautiful pools!

  3. mallikarjuna says

    I like the view at Mii Amo at Enchantment Resort in Sedona.

  4. I always enjoyed the sea view, but the Sedona mountain view is something else. This will be quiet an experience – Ideally for honeymoon

  5. RS Construction says

    Nice post! thanks for sharing.

  6. Jade D'sa says

    As I type this, I’m sitting in 35 degree heat in Mumbai and I’d give anything to dive into one of those pools!!

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      35 degrees!! Oh my goodness. Yes, you can definitely use a pool to cool off!

  7. These pools look dreamy! I am all about the hotel pool!

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      I pretend that we pick our hotels so the kids have a pool but I just them as an excuse!

  8. Nitin Khanna says

    Great list shared by you! Good to Read. I just add all the places in my list. I would love to visit at all the places and I was looking some peaceful places to spend some time with me. I hope it will be the best trip of my life. I love to travel and explore new things.


  9. Scott Adlhoch says

    This resort is one of the best example of the combination of nature and human creation. This resort looks amazing. I love to spend my whole life in this resort.

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      I loved Mii Amo. So now you know why I had to extend my stay there!

  10. All of those pools look so inviting and relaxing. I think I need to find someone to take care of the kids stat!

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      Definitely you need to make sure the kids are in good hands. You don’t need your partner calling and asking when you are coming back to save him in the middle of your fab experience!

  11. Such dreamy spots. I gotta go visit them asap.

  12. Those are all so beautiful. I would love to go to any of these spa pools. I could really go for a nice vacation right now too.

  13. I’d like to be at each of these places once a month for the rest of my life! Hah! Can you imagine!? They’re all so beautiful and uplifting.

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      That would be heavenly!! I’m not sure that I’d be able to join the real world after that though.

  14. The Arizona pool is awesome! We are in Florida near Orlando and have SO many amazing pools. Who needs the beach?!

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      My kids love the beach to play in the sand. Waiter service by the pool with WiFi is more my thing!

  15. The swimming pool with the gorgeous red rock background is amazingly breathtaking! I would love to swim there, or in any of these pools. I love swimming.

  16. I love love love the view at Mii Amo at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona! The Laniwai Spa in Hawaii is absolutely gorgeous!

    • Shobha George, The Expat Travel Mama says

      Yes, it’s gorgeous being surrounded by the red rocks. Very serene setting.

  17. Ahh, I can feel myself relaxing already. These places look heavenly.

  18. Sapana V says

    I like the Serene Hotel Spa Pool the most. I would love to visit there once.

  19. So cool, I don’t even know if I could pick one that I want to visit. I need to add these to my travel bucket list .

  20. I am ready to go! I’m all about sitting poolside on a sunny and warm day. Gorgeous.

  21. These pools look really relaxing – would love to get away to one of these places soon!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Mother’s Day is coming up…maybe it’s time to book a spa treatment for yourself?!

  22. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    Holy. Moly. I could go for a few days at any of those! When I go on any sort of extended trip, I ALWAYS go for a hotel with a great spa.

  23. Jeanette says

    I think I need to go to all these places and make sure that you are correct! LOL. I can’t wait to go to some of these places and check out the spas. You make them look beautiful and someplace that I really want to visit.

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