TPG Lounge Readers Reveal the Points Hotels With the Best Pools

May 19, 2019

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Here at The Points Guy, we believe it’s never too early to start planning your next great trip. A few months ago, we asked the esteemed members of our TPG Lounge to share what they felt were the points hotels with the best beaches in the world. Now, in a similar vein, we’ve asked our TPG Lounge members to tell us about the points hotels around the world they thought had the best pools. Here’s a look at some of our favorite answers. (Some responses have been lightly edited for style and clarity). 

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In the US, Caribbean, Mexico and South America

From the islands of Hawaii to the beaches in Rio, our well-traveled TPG Lounge members definitely have great taste when it comes to points hotels and fabulous pools.

“Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.” — Abby S.

“Grand Wailea and Hilton Waikoloa Village [on the Big Island of Hawaii].” — Florian S.

“Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort And Spa, for 25,000 Hyatt points, is simply outstanding!” — Roksolana G.

“Wailea Beach Resort Marriott Maui’s adult infinity pool, especially during whale watching season when they come up close to the shore.” — Mark L.

“Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is pretty awesome!” — Mike R.

Have you been to the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Maui? (Photo courtesy of the hotel)
Have you been to the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Maui? (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

“Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. My family and I have had wonderful service and the staff are great the times we have been there.” — Derek B.

“I usually stay at the Sheraton Waikiki. The unusually great thing about the Sheraton is that I have very often been upgraded to a humongous suite with two balconies showing off Diamond Head and ocean views. They also have a decent club lounge. I previously only considered the Sheraton because I was with SPG. I haven’t been back since the merger.” — David A.

“The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.” — Kim S.K.

“The Orlando World Center Marriott.” — Anthony R.

“Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek near Disney in Florida.” — Don D.

“Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.” — Nathan P.H.

“Marriott Marquis Houston.” — Ashley S.

How'd you like to swim in a Texas-shaped pool? (Photo courtesy of the Marriott Marquis Houston / Facebook)
How’d you like to swim in a Texas-shaped pool? (Photo courtesy of the Marriott Marquis Houston / Facebook)

“Hyatt Zilara Cancun.” — Alex T.

“The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa in Cancun.” — Marina M.

“El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.” — Andrew T.

“Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is fantastic.” — Clint F.

“Hyatt Regency Cartagena.” — Carolyn G.

“Obviously Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.” — Matthew R.

“The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, but the best part is Flamingo Beach, only accessible by private boat to guests of the hotel.” — Melissa P.F.

Epic Points Hotel Pools of Europe

From former bank vaults in Vienna to rooftop swimming spots in Monte Carlo, there was no shortage of cool pools for the folks in our TPG Lounge who’d visited Europe.

“The Puro Beach pool at Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona.” — Michelle B.

“Fairmont Monte Carlo had a great rooftop pool.” — Dave L.

“The Park Hyatt Vienna’s pool in the old bank vault.” — Noah O.

The pool at the Park Hyatt Vienna. (Photo courtesy of Arany Spa)
The pool at the Park Hyatt Vienna. (Photo courtesy of Arany Spa)

“Hotel Indigo Madrid, by IHG.” — Jason F.

“Hilton Molino Stucky Venice.” — Jess S.

“The St. Regis Rome.” — Michael N.

“Hilton Malta.” — Adam W.

“Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel.” — Marc S.

Great Pools in Asia, the Middle East and Oceania

Some TPG Lounge readers spent time at luxurious, beachside pools in Southeast Asia, while others praised swimming pools in Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, among other exotic locales.

“Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit.” — Radek S.

“Park Hyatt Tokyo.” — Meg G.

“Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur has a nice pool.” — Lisa P.

“Conrad Bali.” — Dan T.

Doesn't the Conrad Bali's pool look amazing right about now? (Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels)
Doesn’t the Conrad Bali’s pool look amazing right about now? (Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels)

“W Bali.” — Adam W.

“The 118th floor at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.” — Timothy B.

“Private pool at Conrad Koh Samui.” — Andrew M.

“Grand Hyatt Beijing.” — Gary P.

“The JW Marriott in Dubai.” — Chris H.

“Conrad Bora Bora Nui and the Sheraton Grand Danang Resort in Vietnam.” — Linda V.

“JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa was the best beach resort and it’s visa-free for this particular island, which means you only need your passport and hop-on flights to Phu Quoc.” — Kyle N.T.

A beautiful beachside pool in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort &amp; Spa's <a href=";theater" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook page)</a>.
A beautiful beachside pool in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa /  Facebook ).

“Hilton Auckland.” — Naoyuki S.

“Park Hyatt Sydney.” — Jeff H.

“The Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach was great.” — Lane L.

“Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa.” — Caitlin W.O.

“The tub for two in the Wow suite at the W Hong Kong.” — Nicholas C.

Honorable Mentions (Non-Points Hotels)

Some TPG Lounge readers were so excited about this week’s topic they accidentally wrote in with some of their favorite non-points hotels. Here’s a peek at some of those, since you can technically still book these with your favorite travel rewards credit card and earn plenty of points toward your next free stay.

“The Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai pool looking over the futuristic skyline. Unfortunately, Four Seasons doesn’t have a loyalty program but they do give you special perks if you book through certain concierges or have premium credit cards with programs like Fine Hotels & Resorts (The Platinum Card® from American Express), for World Elite cardholders or with Jade HSBC.” — Dave L.

“Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan and Marina Bay Sands.” — Brandon S.

“Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.” — Duane B.

“The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan.” — Garrett W.

“Hotel Royal Princess in Dubrovnik.” — Paul L.

“Diamante Cabo San Lucas. The lagoon — I’m not even sure it can still be considered a pool — is massive.” — Brandon R.

“A private pool at Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali.” — Nalin N.

“The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.” — Alex V.

“Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World.” — Deanna M.

“Miramar Hotel By Windsor’s rooftop pool on Copacabana Beach was fantastic.” — Robert W.S.

Featured image of Atlantis, Paradise Island by Katie Genter / The Points Guy 

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