The Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii

by Eileen Strauss on June 15, 2022



White sandy beaches, swaying palms, and crystal clear turquoise waters are all reasons why Hawaii remains one of the world’s lushest locations and dreamiest destinations, but there’s another great motive for visiting the 50th state. The aqua-based tranquility of the Aloha state’s hotel pools are some of the most luxurious in the nation, if not the world. For American vacationers seeking tropical R+R without the need of a passport, there’s no shortage of  resort pools to choose from in Hawaii. 

From oceanside infinity pools to waterparks kids of every age will adore,  take a dip into our selection of the 10 best hotel pools in the state.



Grand Wailea, Maui

With 25,000 square feet of aquatic fun, the pool at the Grand Wailea has six different levels, all connected by a river made up of nine interconnected pools.  Complete with exciting whitewater rapids and lazy riverlike currents, visitors can shoot down four waterslides, rope swing into the Tarzan pool, swim through waterfalls, and chill in one of three jacuzzis.

But the best part of the Grand Wailea is the world's first water elevator, a giant inflatable tube inside a circular rock silo, built into a volcano.



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For a chiller vibe, the Hibiscus Pool (above), with its tiered marble fountain and luxury cabanas is pure paradise. 


Address: Grand Wailea, 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 








The Modern Honolulu, Honolulu

Sunrise Pool

A magnificently chic, two-level beauty, the Sunrise pool at the Modern Honolulu offers spectacular views of the ocean, marina, and city skyline. A man made lagoon features 100 tons of sand from neighboring islands and is covered in indigenous flora and fauna and tall, swaying palms. A private island oasis, complete with hammocks, right off Waikiki Beach, the Modern is one of Hawaii’s poshest hotel pool vacation destinations. 

Address: 1775 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI



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The Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki

The Infinity Pool

The infinity pool at the Sheraton Waikiki, perched on Waikiki Bay, is designed to blend seamlessly with the Pacific ocean. Known for having the best Diamond Head view of any pool on the island, bathers can listen to ukulele music, relax on complimentary orange floats and sip umbrella-topped cocktails while watching the sun go down. Other perks include cold water mists, moist oshibori towels,  and complimentary MP3s with Hawaiian music.

Located on the 4th Floor of the hotel, the children's center offers a variety of activities for kids. But, parents beware… there are no umbrellas in the kids’ section making it tough to keep babies shielded from the hot sun. 


Address: 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii  


#6 The Serenity Pool at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea

The 2,650-square-foot infinity pool that overlooks Wailea Beach, the island of Lanai, and the West Maui mountains, is one of the most popular hotel pools in the state.  Complete with bubble loungers, an underwater music system, two hot tubs, and a swim-up bar, guests can nurse a mai tai or  Evian spitzer while  friendly pool attendants bring cool cucumber slices for your eyelids and frozen bites of watermelon and pineapple for your belly.

Address: 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI 





#7 Aulani Disney Resort, Oahu

With a name like Disney, the hotel pool at Aulani is magical.  Seven pools occupy the grounds at Aulani, each with their own particular features that make them unique.

Other amenities include four whirlpool spas, poolside cabanas, a private saltwater snorkeling lagoon,  two tubing paths, splash zones for older children, and a lazy river. Guests can pool hop their vacation away and never hit the same one twice at the Aulani Resort.  

92-1185 Aliinui Dr, Kapolei, HI 



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#7 St. Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai

Located in northern Kauai, views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai, and natural beauty are just a couple of reasons honeymooners and couples of all ages keep coming back to this posh pool. Open 24 hours a day,  guests can watch both the sunrise and sunset every day on either side of the island, making this spot hard to resist.  

Address: 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai

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# 8 Hotel Hanalei Bay 

A newly upgraded resort with unique features is loved by parents and children alike the hotel’s expansive pool blends seamlessly with the ocean with pool water that blend with the color of the sea so perfectly that you find yourself doing a double-take.  

Surrounded by beautiful palm trees and a stunning natural landscape, the only thing that will make you feel as though you are in a pool is the faint smell of chlorine in the air. 

With plenty of space to spread out, active children and relaxing adults can all enjoy themselves in comfort.   With a pool this spacious and naturally scenic, you just might even forget that there’s a beach just steps away!

Address: 5520 Ka Haku Rd, Princeville, HI 




#9 Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

The word pool doesn't even begin to describe the aquatic wonderland that is the Hyatt Regency Maui. Set on 40 acres along Ka'anapali Beach, the Hyatt Regency pool is within easy reach of the famous snorkeling area around Maui's Black Rock. 

With two free-form lagoons, synchronized fountains, waterfalls, a 150-foot water slide, swinging bridges, a swim-up bar inside a cave, and direct access to Kaanapali Beach, the Hyatt Regency Maui is one of the best hotel pools on Maui.

Located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the pools each have waterfalls and native tropical plants surrounding their landscapes.   

The children’s pool area is complete with everything a kid of any age would adore including a lava tube water slide, whirlpool, rope bridge,  sprinklers, and jumping structures. 


Address: 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Maui, Hawaii 



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#10 Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa 

When a resort refers to their pool area as a “water playground”, you know you’re probably in for a treat and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa not only provides multiple pools but multi-level pools. Take a float down the lava rock-lined lazy river where you’ll pass several waterfalls, seating areas, and caves. And at the end of your relaxing ride,  you can take a turn down the resort’s 150-foot water slide. 

A zero-entry lagoon with 1.5 acres of saltwater,  the pool is illuminated with under glow lighting, making it the perfect spot for a late-night rendezvous. 

With lush detailed landscaping perched right on the ocean, you may just forget you’re in a pool at all. 

Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756

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