Sheraton Waikiki’s kids-free pool features rejuvenating views of Waikiki. // © 2014 Sheraton Waikiki
Pictured above: With cabanas, a swim-up bar and an underwater music system, the Serenity pool is a favorite destination at the Four Seasons Resort Maui. // © 2014 Four Seasons Resort Maui
The adults-only resort swimming pools in Hawaii are sanctuaries for travelers in a child-free mood.
While kids are firing cannonballs over at the family pools, a handful of hotels have areas where mature guests can dip, sip, read and chat with a loved one. Attendants stop by with chilled towels, refreshments and spritzes, with extras ranging from massages to swim-up mai tais.
Located at the following resorts are some of Hawaii’s best pools designed especially for grown-ups.
Andaz Maui at Wailea, Maui
Located by Andaz’s spa, the freshwater Tranquility pool sits apart from the hotel’s other pools. Attentive staffers satisfy guests with amenities including cool towels and ice water. Clients who rent cabanas get a morning and afternoon food plate.
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Kea Lani’s adults’ pool is highlighted by blue mosaic tiles and leaf-shaped lounge chairs. Its two private cabanas come with chilled water, tropical juice, fresh fruit and a scented spritzer. Look for it next to Ko restaurant.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii Island
Flowers sweeten the air at the Palm Grove pool, especially appealing with its handsome hardwood deck. Couples enjoy ocean views from lounge chairs, day beds and hammocks. A swim-up bar specializes in nature-inspired cocktails.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
The infinity-edge Serenity pool gets rave reviews for its underwater music system, glass mosaic tiles and swim-up bar. Six rental cabanas with flat-screen televisions delight guests with a rotation of delivered treats such as brownie bites and cucumber eye pads.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Kauai
Secluded in an upper garden, Grand Hyatt’s adults-only pool features five cabanas and multiple lounge chairs. Landscaping ensures privacy, staffers serve food and drinks, and guests turn off their cell phones in order to savor the moment.
Grand Wailea, Maui
The glass-tiled Hibiscus pool is embraced by lush lawns and beach views. Guests can order from a customized menu from their chaise lounge or cabana. The 10-person Super Cabana comes with extras such as fruit, cheese, truffles and cookies.
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Island
Surrounded by tropical vegetation, the Ocean Tower pool is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the vast Hilton Waikoloa. At this peaceful retreat, attendants enhance the experience by quietly providing towels, water and reading material.
Sheraton Waikiki, Oahu
The Infinity Edge pool offers gorgeous views of Waikiki. Perks include loaded DVD and media players, water spritzes, moist towels and chunks of pineapple and watermelon. Pool-goers can nosh on light, healthy fare from the adjacent Edge of Waikiki bar.
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Maui
The Maluhia Serenity pool rises above the shoreline and away from the crowds. Clients who rent one of its over-the-water cabanas enjoy free drinks. Mellow Hawaiian music serenades the scene and mood lighting elevates the evening ambience.
Westin Maui Resort and Spa
Tucked amidst gardens and waterfalls, Westin Maui’s adults’ pool features a free-form whirlpool, a food-and-beverage beach bar and two cabanas with personalized service. Fun and games range from in-pool poker to rides down a 128-foot slide.