When you think about a relaxing getaway nothing beats a day by the pool! The warm sun, a tropical frosty beverage and the sound of the ocean breeze in the palm trees is all you need for a break from your day to day at home. We asked our team what some of their favourite pools from around the world were. Here are the ones they picked! Enjoy this virtual pool day with us.
Let’s dive in!
Stephanie’s Pick: Ocean View Swim Up Suite at The El Dorado Royale – Riviera Maya, Mexico
A swim up suite to have your own pool is a must try for everyone! This one is the the El Dorado Royale in the Mayan Riviera, and is complete with a ocean view too.
Karen’s Pick: Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Although I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy many beautiful pools with awesome views, water-slides, frosty beverage service and so much more around the world I will always consider Harry Bailey my favourite pool. Harry Bailey was my grandfather and both myself and my daughter have spent some time on the Goldfins’ competitive swim team. Nothing beats the place that feels like home.
Annette’s Pick: The El Dorado Royale – Riviera Maya, Mexico
I love the pool at the El Dorado Royale. It is beautiful warm water with swim up pool bar with trees on two sides in the centre of the complex. Great location and great service from the bartender who even brought us our drinks when he saw they were just about empty.
Jamie’s Pick: Private Swim-up Pools at Secrets Vallarta Bay – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
My favorite pool just might be one of the private swim up pools for the Suites at Secrets Vallarta Bay. If you want a place that will keep your group together, in a fun atmosphere with servers bringing endless drinks and snacks, this is the pool for you. Whether its for “team building”, a “stagette” or a “wedding group”, this would make that party extra special.
Stephanie’s Pick: Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos – Los Cabos, Mexico
I just love the whole pool setup at Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos. It lights up beautiful at night, has the most spectacular ocean views from the infinity pool, and just gives me the most relaxing feeling.
Heather’s Pick: Barcelo Palace Maya Riviera – Riviera Maya, Mexico
I am a pool person. I would much rather hang by the pool than deal with wind and sand while on vacation. Of all of the gorgeous pools I’ve enjoyed over the years, the pool at the Barcelo Palace Maya Riviera is by far my favourite. This pool is huge so there’s no way you’ll have trouble finding a perfect spot in the sun or the shade. It has everything you need like in-pool loungers, a hydro-therapy walk through area with jets and fountains, a large swim up bar, quiet spots for those looking to relax and an area for water aerobics and other activities. There is also a really awesome kids area just off to the side with slides and spray fountains. This is the ultimate pool experience for any type of traveller.
Stephanie’s Pick – Pool With a View at Soho Hotel Nha Trang – Nha Trang, Vietnam
Though the pool isn’t very impressive at the Soho Hotel Nha Trang, being on the 17th floor with amazing views of the bay more than makes up for it. It also helped that there was a bar where we could get beer for about $1 USD.
Colleen’s Pick – Infinity Pool at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
There are 3 infinity pools at the Grand Velas and all of them are the perfect place to spend a day. They have great loungers with thick mattresses and terry towel cloth on them. There’s a restaurant right next to the pool for an easy lunch or breakfast, a swim up bar and perfect ocean views. Plus if you forget your sunscreen, the pool concierge offers sunscreen, sunglasses, magazines and books. It’s perfection!
Stephanie’s Pick: Infinity Pool at Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos – Los Cabos, Mexico
I’m a sucker for a pool with a view. I also love the infinity pool at the Barcelo Grand Faro in Los Cabos. It’s the hotel’s only heated pool, so it’s usually pretty busy, but the beach and ocean watching is the best.
Need more? Check out our “Resort Tours” playlist on YouTube featuring many of these resorts plus a few other amazing vacation spots.
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