How lucky are we to live in Hawaii – where we not only have amazing beaches in a plethora of gorgeous colors, but simply stunning hotel pools as well? From sleek infinity pools that appear to slip into the vast Pacific seamlessly and saltwater lagoons, to a pool with both a 150-foot waterslide and a swinging bridge, Hawaii is home to some of the country’s prettiest pools – including these jaw-dropping 12 hotel pools.
1. Halekulani Hotel
This oval-shaped pool with an inlaid mosaic made from more than one million pieces of glass tile hailing from South Africa, this beautiful hotel pool is a work of art in itself. Add in easy access to Waikiki Beach and views of Diamond Head, you’ve got the makings for a quintessential pool day.
2. Andaz Maui At Wailea
Imagine this: three stunning infinity pools – with hot tubs – stacked on top of each other, providing a cascading waterfall effect towards Mokapu Beach. I can’t picture anything more heavenly, can you?
3. St. Regis Princeville Resort
With stunning views of Hanalei Bay, this magnificent pool is open 24 hours a day, making it a prime location for both sunrises and sunsets on either side of Kauai.
4. Fairmont Orchid
Located on the Big Island’s picturesque Kohala Coast, the Fairmont Orchid is a luxury resort in a class all its own – and that is surely reflected in the stunning pool, framed by towering palms and the great Pacific.
5. Sheraton Waikiki
This picturesque infinity pool, situated right on Waikiki Bay, was designed to be essentially provide seamless views from pool to the Pacific. With stellar views of Diamond Head, and a front row seat for vibrant Hawaiian sunsets, there’s little better than an evening spent sipping cocktails at the Sheraton Waikiki’s pool.
6. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
With three expansive pools and 58 cabanas nestled between the slopes of Mount Haleakala and the shimmering sands of Maui’s southwest coast, the facilities at the Four Seasons Maui are to-die for.
7. Grand Hyatt Kauai At Poipu
Is it really any surprise that one of Hawaii’s greatest resorts – as voted on by Conde Nast Traveler readers – has one of the best hotel pools around? A lazy river flanked by lava rocks, ecret caves, freshwater grottos, waterfalls and a massive saltwater lagoon make this one of the best pools around.
8. The Modern Honolulu
Choose from two beautiful pools at this chic hotel: the sunrise hotel offers magnificent views of the harbor, ocean, and Honolulu skyline while the sunset pool is flanked by swaying palm trees and features nearly 100 tons of sand imported from neighboring islands.
9. Grand Wailea Maui
With six different levels connected by a river – and featuring a water elevator – there is little more impressive than this Hawaiian paradise. Why is it that all the greatest hotel pools are near Wailea?
10. Kauai Marriot Resort
Overlooking Nawiliwili Bay, this luxurious oceanfront resort is home to a pretty impressive – and unique – pool area, complete with stellar views, poolside bar and picnic area.
11. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
With several beautiful oceanfront pools, it’s hard to choose a favorite at this Hawaii Island hotel, but we think King’s Pond – a massive aquarium carved into natural lava rock and filled with more than 3,000 tropical fish, takes the cake.
12. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
With easy access to Kaanapali Beach, a swim-up bar situated inside a cave, a 150-foot waterslide, swinging bridges and waterfalls, this Hawaii pool is, quite simply, an absolute dream.
Have you been to any of these beautiful hotel pools? If you’re skipping the ocean, where is your favorite pool?