I was honoured to be chosen to nominate my 10 best hotel pool in the USA in 2017 for USA Today. These hotel pools were selected by myself and five other travel bloggers, and I wanted to share some of my choices as well as giving my own readers the chance to vote for their favourite hotel pool out of those nominated.
The quality of a pool can make or break a hotel experience. A stay at one of these 20 hotels, nominated as having the best hotel pools in the USA, is sure to be a memorable one.
Of course, there are lovely hotel pools outside of the USA. Particular favourites of mine are the Monte Carlo Bay Resort lagoon pool, the massive pool at the Belmond Cipriani in Venice (book a poolside room to roll out of your bed and into the pool) and the rooftop pool at the JW Marriott in Venice. I have also written a piece about the best resorts in the world with a private plunge pool.
My choices for the USA include the Four Seasons Lanai which sits on the exclusive Hawaiian island of Lanai. This resort has the most perfect and empty beach. In fact, because Lanai is less populated than many of the other Hawaiian islands, you can wander down to this beach at twilight, and you may well be the only one there. The hotel is stunning, with a beautiful pool overlooking the bay and surrounded by swaying palm trees. There is also a Nobu bar and restaurant, which is the perfect place for a meal and a nightcap. The highlight of our last visit was to sit on the beach and watch the wild dolphins play close to the shore – magic, and so good that we will be returning soon.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Kailua-Kona in Hawaii, which I also nominated in the ten best destination resorts in 2017 and the top 10 hotel bars in the USA. This hotel has wild turtles that will swim with you in the sea and come up and say hi on their beach; alfresco showers and Tikki lit evenings at the water’s edge. Their pool is chiseled out of volcanic lava rock and is right next to the beach.
Other favourites pools of mine included Four Seasons Maui At Wailea which has a separate adults and kids pool, both of which sit right next to Wailea beach.
I also love Amangiri, the ultra luxury Aman retreat in the Utah desert; Think firepits, pools dug out of the desert floor and incredibe star-lit night skies like nowhere else. Amangiri which also features in my own best wilderness lodges in the world and best wilderness lodges in America.
Have your input and share your thoughts on the best hotel pool in the USA by casting your ballot on USA Today once per day until Wednesday, August 2 at noon ET. The 10 winning resorts, determined by your vote, will be announced on Friday, August 4.
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