Friday, April 19, 2013

5 Unique Pools in Hawaii


Looking to visit Hawaii? Of course there is always beautiful weather and perfect beaches, but a question you have to ask yourself is where should I stay? Here are some great hotel pools in Hawaii to help ease your decision.

Sheraton Waikiki - Waikiki, Hawaii

The beautiful pool area of the Sheraton Waikiki is made up of two main sections the Helumoa Playground and the Edge of Waiakiki. The Helumoa Playground is a relaxing spot for the whole family to enjoy. The main areas of the Playground are the two freshwater swimming pools where everyone can have fun and the two large whirlpools with magnificent sweeping views of the beach. If you are looking for a place for the kids to have fun, there is an interactive fountain area for them to play in. While the Playground is fun for all, the Edge of Waikiki is an infinity pool which is open to guests of ages 16 and older. It provides breathtaking views of what seems to be an endless stretch of the Waikiki beach. These two brilliant locations make up the spectacular pool area of the Sheraton Waikiki.

The St. Regis Princeville Resort - Princeville, Hawaii

The St. Regis Princeville Resort offers one of the most breathtaking outdoor infinity pools stretching approximately 5,000 square feet overlooking the magnificent Hanalei Bay. The pool is edged with lava rock which adds to the beauty of the seemingly endless pool. If you do not feel like this is exactly what you are looking for there are adjacent whirlpools to take in the great bay and mountain views. The pool offers an oceanfront bar and poolside dining with its signature cocktails and perfect views of the bay and the Makana Mountain.

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa - Lahaina, Maui

If you are looking for a hotel pool with all the credentials, then look no further than the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. This pool was voted the best pool on Maui and the second best pool in North America by Trip Advisor Readers. This 87,000 square foot pool area has virtually everything you could ask for. It contains five swimming pools, two waterslides, a swim through grotto with twin waterfalls, and even a hidden whirlpool. It does not stop at simply what the water has to offer but it also has amazing exotic wildlife and art collections scattered among the pool area.

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

If you are looking for a cool, fun, and different experience from most pools, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa is the perfect place to go. The entire pool area includes inner, outer, and children’s pools along with two whirlpool spas which are tucked under lava rock outcroppings. The children’s pool has a shallow water beach area bordered by a playful and fun fountain area. This is a pool for all ages and if the pool is not what you are looking for then you can relax and sit poolside with some drinks from the Manta Ray Bar and Grill. However, the part of this pool which sets it apart from all of the others is that the upper and lower pools are connected by a river system which leads to a 200 foot long lava tube water slide.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort - Waikiki, Hawaii

The Royal Hawaiian shares a few of its features with the Sheraton Waikiki such as its Helumoa Keiki Pool and its Heluma Playground. The pool has a children’s pool and also offers waterways, slides, and two ocean front Jacuzzis. The Heluma Playground offers two freshwater swimming pools and two large whirlpools with breathtaking views of the beach and a fountain area for the children. The pool that differentiates it from the Sheraton is the Royal Beach Tower Pool. It offers a quiet oasis which fronts the beautiful Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Allow yourself to relax in the lounge chairs on the stone pool deck or in one of the cabanas and allow the attendants to take care of every need you have.

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