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If you've ever met me or if you've been reading Travel Mamas for a while, you probably know there are two things I love almost as much as my family and travel: Oprah and hotel pools. Give me an “O” Magazine to read poolside and I'm really in heaven! When Preferred Family asked me to write a post highlighting some of their incredibly kid-friendly, luxurious resorts, I knew just what would get hotel pool lovers drooling chlorine…a round-up of five of the best Preferred Family hotel pools. With more than 260 upscale hotels and resorts around the world, narrowing down the choices was not easy but this pool lover was happy to swim through the dreamy options.

5 Best Preferred Family Hotel Pools: Pool at the Residences at Kapalua Bay on Maui, Hawaii

Waterfall pool at the Residences at Kapalua Bay on Maui, Hawaii (Photo credit: The Residences at Kapaula Bay)

The Residences at Kapalua Bay – Maui, Hawaii

I'm a sucker for a resort pool with a waterfall. Oh, what a waterfall you'll find at the Residences at Kapalua Bay in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii! A sheet of water cascading into the pool below will hum you to sleep poolside. Jump in to play with your kiddos with pool toys provided by the resort. There's also an adult-only pool if you're looking for some quiet time and a wading pool for wee ones. When you sign up for the iPrefer points based loyalty program and book a room at this Hawaiian paradise, you'll receive a complimentary Pine Ruby: a decorated whole pineapple filled with sliced fruit.

Gayana Eco Resort infinity pool for water lovers in Malaysia

Gayana Eco Resort infinity pool for water lovers in Malaysia (Photo credit: Gayana Eco Resort)

Gayana Eco Resort – Gaya Island, Malaysia

If you loooove water, then Gayana Eco Resort on Gaya Island in Malaysia is for you. The incredible infinity pool makes the most of the resort's ocean view, with water stretching on seemingly forever. At Gayana Eco Resort you can sleep in a villa perched over the sea and embark on a myriad of water activities like kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Swimming lessons are even offered for children. Mom and dad will receive a bottle of wine as a bonus for being iPrefer rewards members.

Rooftop pool at Montage in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California

Rooftop pool at Montage in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California (Photo credit: Montage Beverly Hills)

Montage Beverly Hills – Los Angeles, California

Dig rooftop pools? The swanky Montage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California will impress you with its Gatsby-esque rooftop watery offering. After a day of shopping on Rodeo Drive, take a dip in this sweet oasis and relax in one of its many cabanas. If you're an iPrefer reward member you'll be treated to a special surprise reflective of this hotel. Ooh…who doesn't love a good surprise?!

The elephant-bedecked pool at Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa in India

The elephant-bedecked pool at Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa in India (Photo credit: The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa)

The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa  – Kerala, India

Come on…where else can you swim in a pool with water trumpeted in by the trunks of three elephant fountains? The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa in Kerala, India will wow you with its fantastical pool. Members of the iPrefer program receive one complimentary dinner per resort stay here.

An island oasis in the middle of the Essque Zalu Zanzibar pool in Zanzibar, Tanzania

An island oasis in the middle of the Essque Zalu Zanzibar pool in Zanzibar, Tanzania (Photo credit: Essque Zalu Zanzibar)

Essque Zalu Zanzibar – Zanzibar, Tanzania

The island within the infinity pool at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, in Zanzibar, Tanzania is enough to get even the laziest of pool goers to ditch their lounger in favor of a plunge to the pool's focal point. When children aren't busy with cooking lessons, crafts, and kids' spa services, they'll be begging you to join them for another splashy spin around this resort pool. Parents who are iPrefer rewards members will receive a complimentary bottle of wine.

Learn more about the Preferred Family iPrefer points based loyalty program now. It's free to enroll!

Which of these Preferred Family hotel pools would you most like to jump into right about now? Let us know in the comments below!

For more family travel tips, see: Europe with Kids: Five Tips for Organizing a Family-Friendly Itinerary at CiaoBambino!, Golf Vacations with kids: Tips for a great golf resort experience from Pitstops for Kids and Spas and Family Vacations: The Perfect Combination from The Mother of All Trips. 

A Note from The Travel Mama: This post brought to you in partnership with Preferred Family. All opinions are my own, as always.

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. Lisa Goodmurphy says:

    That is an impossible choice to make! I’m fairly certain my daughter would choose the one with the elephants though!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says:

      Lisa – Agreed – I want to jump into any one of these pools right about now! I know my kids would love the elephants too!

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