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Pick 5 | America’s Best Hotel Pools

A great pool can take your hotel stay from ho-hum to one you won’t soon forget. Whether you’re staying in Florida’s famed South Beach or in the snow-peaked Arizona mountains, these resort pools will beg you to forget your sightseeing plans and relax, take a dip, and unwind. If you’re planning a trip to one of these amazing destinations, skip the hassle of luggage shipping – use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your pool time the moment you land.

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Amangiri. Image courtesy Flickr user Craig Spain.

Amangiri | Canyon Point, Utah
Amangiri means “peaceful mountain,” and the name is fitting. Near Utah’s border with Arizona, the resort provides views of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which, at 1.8 million acres, is the largest of all U.S. National Monuments. The pool lies in the center of the central Pavilion and wraps around a massive, 165 million-year-old stone escparment. King-sized daybeds seem to float on the water. This is truly a place where you can escape surrounded by natural beauty. >> Read more

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The Golden Nugget. Image courtesy Flickr user Evil Vegeta.

Golden Nugget | Las Vegas, Nevada
The 2419-room Golden Nugget was built in 1946, making it one of the oldest casinos in the city. It underwent a $100 million renovation several years ago. The updated, expanded resort is built around two aquariums, the largest of which faces the swimming pool, and incorporates a slide through the tank containing full-grown sharks.  >> Read more

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Trump International Beach Resort. Image courtesy Flickr user Sarah Ackerman.

Trump International Beach Resort | Miami, Florida
If South Beach isn’t posh enough for you, Trump International Beach Resort is situated in South Beach’s exclusive Sunny Isles enclave. The Forbes Four-Star, Four Diamond Europe-meets-the-tropics oasis boasts views of the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway. A lap pool sits beside a grotto-style pool complete with hot tubs, waterfalls, and a children’s pool; both are as blue as the ocean just steps away. >> Read more

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Four Seasons Maui at Wailea. Image courtesy Flickr user Christopher Chapellear.

Four Seasons Maui at Wailea | Wailea, Maui
Maui’s southwest coast is special. Renowned for its white-sand beaches and gorgeous sunsets, Wailea offers unparalleled views of Haleakalā, a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the island. The Four Seasons Maui is the only Hawaiian resort awarded the AAA Five-Diamond Award and Mobil Five-Star Award. There are three salt-water pools – the adults-only Serenity Pool with swim-up bars, the kid-friendly Waterfall Pool, complete with waterslide, and the Fountain Pool, the perfect backdrop for a massage. >> Read more

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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Image courtesy Flickr user bikephotomusic.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North | Scottsdale, Arizona
Desert landscape? Check. Towering saguaro cacti? Yes. Sweeping valley views? Of course. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North provides a stunning backdrop for Sonoran Desert. The free-form bi-level pools – one is adults only, the other geared toward kids – is heated for year-round swimming. Poolside cabanas offer privacy and shade, and misters keep sunbathers refreshed even on the hottest days.>> Read more

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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!