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Palm trees, sunshine, sparkling pools, and margaritas—Phoenix has all the ingredients you need for a relaxing getaway. Take a weekend vacay and kick back, relax, and enjoy some of the more unique pools that their resorts have to offer. Grab your flip flops and sunglasses and lounge away at some of these stunning options.
For pampered poolside fun, the Paradise Pool at the Arizona Biltmore has an exciting 92-foot waterslide, in-water bar/dining, and a variety of [SB1] games. You can also enjoy a movie while floating in your own personal inner tube.
Built for the debut of the resort in 1988, the centerpiece of The Phoenician’s eight-pool complex is the relaxation pool, elegantly tiled by hand in Mother of Pearl and surrounded by tranquil cabanas.
Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak offers four acres of cascading waterfalls, secluded waterways, three swimming pools, and a lazy river for tubing. Perfect for families, the resort offers children’s and family oriented poolside activities.
Situated between north-facing views of Paradise Valley and Mummy Mountain and south-facing views of Camelback Mountain, the infinity-edged pool at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is perfect for gazing out at the breathtaking Sonoran sunsets.
Voted as one of the top ten water parks in the U.S., the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa’s Oasis Water Park will entertain the entire family.
The Butte’s pool is one of the Southwest’s largest free-form swimming pools (the length of a football field!) built on a natural mountainside. Kids and adults alike will also enjoy the thrilling 150 foot water slide.
The four-acre pool complex at JW Marriott Desert Ridge has been voted the “Number 1 Pool” in Phoenix by Phoenix Magazine for its meandering 1,600-linear-foot lazy river and 89-foot waterslide. The resort's Wildfire pool is topped by a glowing fire at night, and the Sidewinder pool takes inspiration from some of Arizona’s scaly residents.
This resort boasts a 2.5-acre “water playground,” complete with 10 pools, including pools for two, a lap pool, sand beach pool, water volleyball and basketball pools, an adults-only pool, and an aqueduct that crosses over six pools and thunders down into a rushing waterfall. There’s also a Grecian water temple that houses a Jacuzzi-style spa that seats 25 to 30 people and is surrounded by four cold plunge pools.
Incorporating the beauty of the surrounding desert, the pool area at the Four Seasons offers sweeping views of the valley below. The resort keeps guests comfortable while lounging poolside with complimentary amenities such as chilled fruit kebabs and cooling mint-scented towels.
Voted “best spa” by readers of Phoenix Magazine, the uniquely Southwestern spa’s outdoor lap pool offers stunning sunset views over Camelback Mountain. The pool is heated in the winter for year-round enjoyment.
The large, martini olive-shaped pool is located in the center of the hotel and has been named one of the “World’s Coolest Pools” by Travel + Leisure, a distinction held by only 15 other pools around the globe.
Carefully placed within the midst of this desert hideaway, The Boulder’s swimming pool blends seamlessly with the surrounding desert landscape with a cascading waterfall from a prehistoric boulder formation as a backdrop. Pool guests are likely to see chuckwallas and colorful lizards native to the Southwest, who warm themselves on the gigantic granite boulders in the surrounding area.
Take a dip in the W Scottsdale’s signature WET pool, with its high-tech chillers that keep water temperatures crisp when the desert heats up. Swimmers can relax poolside under umbrellas, enjoy underwater tunes while swimming, and wave hello to arriving guests below through four giant portholes at the bottom of the pool.