Pick 5: The Best Resorts with Lazy Rivers

Ahhh…lazy rivers. More than a pool because you’re moving; more relaxing than a wave pool because you can close your eyes and really, truly relax. Despite their popularity, lazy rivers can be tricky to find outside of water parks. Consider a stay at one of these resorts. Each is renowned for its luxurious atmosphere and posh amenities, but their lazy rivers exceed high expectations as well. Make arriving at your destination even easier by skipping the hassle of shipping luggage – use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, Arizona
This AAA 4-Diamond resort in the shadow of the McDowell Mountains earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. If two pools (one of them adults only), a FlowRider, water slide, and weekend fireside s’mores aren’t enticing enough, their 900-foot lazy river winds its way through this desert oasis. We bet you can’t resist. >> Read more

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The beautiful Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. {photo courtesy Westin Kierland Resort & Spa}

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The Westin Kierland’s 900-foot lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user moonball}

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa | San Antonio, Texas
Another 4-Diamond gem, San Antonio’s 1002-room Hill Country Resort boasts a 36-hole golf course (home to the Valero Texas Open), spa, Segway rentals and River Bluff Water Park featuring a 650-foot rapid river ride, slides, and children’s and adult pools. The water park’s main features is an 1100-foot-long lazy river that covers six acres. It’s no wonder the resort was named one of the top 500 hotels in the world in by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. >> Read more

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The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa was named one of the top 500 hotels in the world. {photo courtesy Heatheronhertravels.com}

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The lazy river at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. {photo courtesy photo courtesy Heatheronhertravels.com}

Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, Nevada
Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the best pools in the country, Mandalay Bay’s 11-acre tropical playground features 2700 tons of real sand and a 1.6-million gallon wave pool. The quarter-mile-long lazy river is the best way to both relax and stay cool in the Vegas sun. >> Read more

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Mandalay Bay was voted one of the best pool areas in the country! {photo courtesy Flickr user Adam Caudill}

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Relax in Mandalay Bay’s quarter-mile-long lazy river. {photo couresy Flickr user X91L53}

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek | Orlando, Florida
Located at the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Hilton Bonnet Creek is custom made for families. The three-acre pool and lazy river were selected as the #1 Fantastic Hotel Pool by TripAdvisor. Grab an inner tube and float away on a hot summer day. You’ll keep cool from cascading waterfalls sprinkled throughout the course. >> Read more

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The luxurious pool area at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. {photo courtesy Flickr user Gary/mooseisloose}

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Get swept away in the Hilton Bonnet Creek’s lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user Gary/mooseisloose}

Grand Wailea Resort | Wailea, Hawaii
The Grand Wailea Resort is consistently chosen as one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels year after year and it’s easy to see why. The 40-acre property is a Waldorf Astoria resort and boasts unparelleled views of Maui’s Wailea Beach. It’s kid friendly too. They’ll love the the 2000-foot lazy river and pool; you’ll love indulging yourself at the largest spa in Hawaii. >> Read more

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The Grand Wailea Resort in Maui. {photo courtesy Flickr user Neeta Lind}

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The Grand Wailea Resort’s lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user Lowary}

Which resort lazy rivers did we miss? Let us know your favorite!

9 thoughts on “Pick 5: The Best Resorts with Lazy Rivers

  1. Rray

    Just returned from a 4 day stay at Kierland Resort. Loved the lazy river pool! I could have stayed there all day!! So relaxing! Just wished the margarita bar would have been open during the week. Would have been so nice not to have to leave the pool to get a drink.

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  2. Mark Moilanen

    Just returned (08/21/16) from the Westin Kierland Resort/Scottsdale AZ. Their lazy river was great!!! One of the best parts of the vacation.

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