Kid-friendly pools By Sarah Vernetti
Pool at Grand Hyatt Kauai (Courtesy Hyatt)
Nothing energizes the whole family like a day spent at an outstanding resort pool. Luckily, amazing pools featuring beautiful views, sparkling water and unique amenities can be found throughout the United States. Check out these six kid-friendly resorts, which offer guests amazing poolside experiences. From dramatic waterslides to playful splash pads, you’ll find water-based fun for the entire family.
Pool at Grand Hyatt Kauai
At the family-friendly Grand Hyatt Kauai, families will find a beautiful pool surrounded by lush landscaping. A 150-foot waterslide is just the beginning. The resort is also home to a saltwater lagoon that is perfect for swimming and kayaking. When it’s time for a break from the pool, families can make the short trek to nearby Shipwreck Beach. The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located at 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, Hawaii.
Pools at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Sonoran Splash at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (Courtesy Fairmont)
The kid-friendly yet luxurious Fairmont Scottsdale Princess features five pools, two waterslides, and seasonal dive-in movies. While the kids enjoy the resort’s Trailblazer’s Family Adventure Center, which provides activities for children ages 5 to 12, parents can indulge in a spa treatment or take a dip in the adults-only pool. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is located at 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Lagoon Pool at Nickelodeon Suites Resort
Nickelodeon Suites Resort (Courtesy Nickelodeon)
This popular Orlando resort offers spacious suites that are ideal for families. However, its most appealing feature is its extensive water park. The Lagoon Pool includes a huge, interactive water tower, seven waterslides, and daily “slimings” provided by a 400-gallon dump tank. Meanwhile, the resort’s Oasis Pool features two waterslides and a splash zone. The Nickelodeon Suites Resort is located at 14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando, Florida.
Wave Pool at Mandalay Bay
Wave Pool at Mandalay Bay (Courtesy Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino)
Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, Mandalay Bay features one of the more elaborate pools in the city. An extensive sandy beach is located next to a large wave pool. Mandalay Bay also offers guests the chance to float down its winding lazy river. Families looking to splurge can rent one of the lazy river cabanas, which features ample seating, a stocked refrigerator, personal locker to store valuables, and a flat screen television. Mandalay Bay is located at 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Underwater Slide at Golden Nugget
This Downtown Las Vegas hotel gives guests the chance to have a truly unique poolside experience. Kids will love the fact that the enclosed waterslide takes them through an aquarium filled with sharks and other sea creatures. Parents will appreciate that the pool offers a fair amount of shade, an essential feature for sunny Las Vegas days. The Golden Nugget is located at 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pool at Westin Hilton Head Island Resort
Pool at Westin Hilton Head Island Resort (Courtesy Westin)
This family-friendly resort in South Carolina is home to three pools, one of which is not only heated, but also covered, making it a great option for rainy days. In addition to the covered pool, the resort features two large pools surrounded by comfortable seating and a spacious whirlpool. Plus, the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort puts you near pleasant public beaches. The resort is located at 2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Sarah Vernetti contributed this to MiniTime. When she isn’t writing about travel and the family-friendly side of Las Vegas, she’s busy crafting short stories and flash fiction.