Call me crazy, but I’m not much for swimming in the ocean.
After I grew up vacationing on the coast of Maine every summer, spending hours splashing in the freezing ocean and waking up every morning in a bed full of sand, I might have paid my dues.
I love taking a vacation at the ocean, and strolling on a beach, but if I’m going to take a dip, for me the hotel pool is where it’s at.
When I check out hotels, I always sneak a peak at the pools online before I head out. Hey, I want to be able to lounge by something cool during my hard earned vacation days.
Extra points for a great swim up bar.Visit the Wynn Las Vegas and relive Prince Harry’s weekend at the hotel pool. Even though this pool is on the smaller side, I love the lush foliage and comfy chaise lounger chairs at the Inn at Key West. This pool at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort makes me want to hop the next flight to Costa Rica, I love being able to sit at a hotel pool and watch the sunset over the ocean. Tucked into a beautiful spot with Playa Del Carmen, the pool at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a Zen retreat. No, unfortunately, that is not me in the pool at San Diego’s famous Hotel Coronado…not yet.