Dive In: Some of the Hottest (and Coolest) Pools

Oct 29, 2015
When thinking about the essential ingredients for a picture-perfect vacation, a great pool is definitely near the top of our list. Think about it — a cool breeze in your hair, a drink in your hand, and your feet in the water.

From Thailand to Las Vegas, check out some of our favorite pools across the world (and the deals, perks and Travelzoo-exclusive rates to get you there). So grab a towel and dive on in.

W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island (Vieques Island, Puerto Rico)

Named among the best ‘500 Hotels of the World’ by Travel & Leisure, this "über-hip" (Fodor's) hotel not only boasts this gorgeous infinity splash pool and sun beds, but also private beach access, a restaurant, lounge, cafe and pool bar. As Fodor's puts it, "pampered luxury is a watchword" at this hotel.

Banyan Tree Lang Cô (Hue Province, Vietnam)

Enjoy lush accommodation in a Lagoon Pool Villa, which features this private plunge pool, a terrace with sun loungers and a spacious garden.

Viceroy Miami Hotel & Spa (Miami)

The 80-person hot tub almost steals the show from the 300-foot infinity pool that was named one of the “World’s Coolest Pools” by Travel + Leisure in 2012, not to mention the “reflection pool” where guests can soak in submerged chairs.

The Carneros Inn (Napa, CA) 

It's tough to beat the vineyard views from this peaceful outdoor pool, especially because it's attached to a 4.5-star rustic inn nestled on the south end of Napa.

Viceroy Zihuatanejo (Zihuatanejo, Mexico)

Not only is there a glorious spa pool, but each room features its own private plunge pool on the balcony overlooking white-sand beaches.

Alaya Resort Ubud (Ubud, Bali)

This secluded, jungle pool can be found nestled between the Monkey Forest and Ubud Market at the Alaya Resort, named one of Indonesia's top hotels by the Traveller's Choice Awards (2015).

Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort (Napa)

Why stop swimming once summer ends? Heated swimming pools extend the summertime feeling into fall, when there’s no place we’d rather be than this "World's Best" hotel (Travel + Leisure).

Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand)

Splash and save at this beautiful, blue rooftop pool atop the 5-star Mövenpick Hotel in Bangkok.

The Raleigh (Miami Beach, FL) 

We think Travel + Leisure says it best when they say this hotel has "the world's most beautiful pool -- a retro setting that somehow makes everyone look more beautiful and glamorous in a bathing suit."

Hotel Mousai (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

Where do we begin with this one? This uniquely hip rooftop is home to this beach club and gorgeous infinity pool, which gives guests access to panoramic ocean and beach views. It also happens to call the #1 Resort in Puerto Vallarta according to TripAdvisor home.

Four Seasons Resort Chaing Mai (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Cool off and immerse yourself in the lush tropical surroundings of the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, ranked #4 on Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 list for “World’s Best Asia Resorts” 2015.

Riviera Palm Springs, A Noble House Hotel (Palm Springs, CA)

Surrounded by palm trees and mountain peaks, the three pools – including a Watsu therapeutic soaking pool – are best enjoyed at a private cabana by day and at the Bikini Bar by night.

The Cromwell (Las Vegas)

Vegas’s only boutique hotel also features The Strip’s only rooftop pool. A stay includes complimentary access to Drai’s beach club and nightclub – all for 50% off with this deal.

Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach (Phuket, Thailand)

Hop into the refreshing waters of one of the largest lagoon pools on Phuket at this gorgeous 5-star resort. Oh, and while you're at it, indulge in the complimentary cocktails, dinner and messages for us too.

Mar Adentro Cabos (San Jose del Cabo, Mexico)

Take in the soothing sounds and spectacular sunsets of the Pacific Ocean from your own private pool at this ultra-modern, brand-new hotel. The best part? It's all available for half off.

Fusion Suites Danang Beach (Da Nange, Vietnam)

If this oceanview pool weren't enough to get you relaxed and rejuvinated, the Fusion Suite Danang Beach also offers amenities including NutriBullet juices daily in the comfort of your room, free aerial yoga classes, meditation and customised fitness and nutritional programmes.

Le Méridien Beach Plaza Monte-Carlo (Monaco) 

If this poolside ocean view weren’t enough to convince you to come here, consider this: Le Méridien Beach Plaza is the only hotel in Monaco with direct access to a private beach. Oh, and it’s 45% off.

Caesar's Palace (Las Vegas, NV)

Feel the pulse of Las Vegas and stay in the epicenter of it all at the iconic Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Count yourself among the see-and-be-seen crowd  by renting a cabana (for a fee) and cooling off in one of these lavish specialty pools.  

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa (Cancun, Mexico)

We're not sure where the pool ends and the ocean begins. This gorgeous infinity pool (and view) can now be enjoyed at 50% off at the AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Cancun.

Which of these pools do you want to dive into?

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