Written by Amerigo Caffo
Edited by Carly Richwagen
A swimming pool is a luxury to many of us who live in the suburbs. Heated water, spas, and sometimes even waterfalls are added finishes that make pools a relaxing environment to spend one's free time. However, there are pools around the United States that make even the most exotic residential pools look simple. These said pools are located at major resorts around the country. Big names such as Hard Rock Hotel and Four Seasons host some of the most beautiful pools you will ever see. With respect to the country's top architects and designers, they have managed to merge their ideas together to create some of the most innovative creations known to mankind.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Las Vegas
If you are looking for a very beach-like vibe, then this pool absolutely fits your style! The outdoor pool features three different hip vibes, with 50 cabanas and 25 daybeds. The Nirvana pool area expands over five acres and even has its own beach! The most popular feature is the swim-up blackjack table, so you can even play without leaving the cool water. One of the pool areas, the Breathe pool area, offers magnificent views of the Las Vegas strip. And, if you are looking to party like crazy, the Paradise Beach pool area is best known for its wild weekend pool parties.
The Andaz Hotel-West Hollywood, California
If you want to live like a celebrity, then you must find places where celebrities swim. Located on the infamous Sunset Strip, the Andaz West Hollywood is home to a pool with the most photographed backdrop on the west coast. This rooftop pool overlooks the Hollywood Hills and Downtown Los Angeles. Guests can enjoy cocktails in their private, excluded cabanas. If you are looking for a simply chic and modern poolside environment, then this pool is meant for you.
Four Seasons-Scottsdale, Arizona (Troon North)
There is something so captivating about looking at the mountains. Wondering what goes out up there leaves mystery and curiosity amongst us. If you are looking to escape to the desert, then the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North will surely satisfy your getaway needs. Views from the pool include cacti and beautiful mountains and valleys. The pool deck has two levels, one being for only adults. If the views are not enough, then you will also surely like the towels! The hotel staff washes them with a special fragrance so that each towel smells like mint when given to hotel guests. How cool!
The Modern Hotel-Honolulu, Hawaii
Even if a pool is located in close proximity to the ocean, there are still some people who will choose to swim in the pool instead. The Modern Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii offers just that. Located on Waikiki Beach, this hotel has two pools which boast a very glamorous feeling. The pool is private and separated by palm trees from the beach, and the chaises in the lounge area appear to float on water. One of the pools, the Sunset pool, is an adults-only infinity pool with surrounding hammocks that allow for breathtaking views of the ocean from the hotel.
Hawk's Cay Resort on Duck Key-Florida Keys
There are also some who may want the feeling of swimming in the ocean without going to a crowded beach. That is why the pool at Hawk's Cay Resort on Duck Key in the Florida Keys is a wonderful alternative. The pool is not actually a man-made pool with chemically-treated water, it is a saltwater lagoon fed from the Atlantic Ocean. This means you can dive in with the exotic fish and paddle board or kayak without leaving the private resort. Isn't that awesome?
These are the top five resort pools in the United States. While hundreds of other hotels and resorts have amazing pools for you to experience, each of these pools creates a unique atmosphere different from what one would usually expect at a resort. If you have ever had the chance to swim, play Cornholeonwater, or relax poolside at one of these pools, let us know in the comments section! We would love to hear your thoughts!