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When it comes to Hawaii hotel amenities, nothing revs up children quite like a pool slide. Barreling down a watery chute and making a splash at the bottom leads to plenty of vacation cheer, not to mention wrinkly fingers.
Parents can dive into the action, too, whether they test out the slides themselves or get creative with photos. Here’s a look at eight Hawaii hotel pool slides where slipping down keeps spirits up.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, OahuAulani boasts 7 acres of water-fun activities, including two thrilling slides. The more extreme Volcanic Vertical is an enclosed slide that stretches 280 feet before shooting riders into the pool below. The mellower Tubestone Curl is a 204-foot-long adventure experienced in single or double inflatable tubes.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, KauaiThanks to its S-shaped design, this 150-foot-long slide helps guests achieve some sweet downhill speed. During the summer season and winter holidays, youngsters can participate in timed races on the slide, with the fastest contestant winning a treat such as shave ice.
Grand Wailea, MauiOver the years, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and other celebrities have joined the throngs of everyday guests who bring their families to the resort’s vast activity pool. It has six connecting water slides, each with its own frothy flair. The first three are shorter, leading to the rushing Gorge, Rapids and Ana Puka slides.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, OahuThis mega hotel features several swimming holes, but speed-seekers should look no further than its Paradise Pool. Multiple banks, turns and creative flourishes define its four water slides. Among them is Waikiki’s longest slide, a 77-foot beauty that’s completely enclosed.
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii IslandIt takes 42 steps to climb to the top of the Kona Pool slide, but the effort is worth it. With four rollicking turns, it whisks guests 175 feet down to a splash landing near a waterfall. Recently refurbished for a smoother, faster ride, the bright-green slide was featured on season two of the Nickelodeon television show “Paradise Run.”
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, MauiLots of aquatic action awaits at Hyatt Maui’s Napili pool, home of a 150-foot-long, enclosed water slide. On the way down, bends and dips keep kids squealing with delight. To reach its 25-foot-high starting point, guests cross a swinging rope bridge, then walk through a lush garden.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, Hawaii IslandDrawing inspiration from its volcanic surroundings, Sheraton Kona’s dark gray 200-foot-long slide — dubbed the Lava Tube — winds amidst Hawaiian ferns and other tropical plants. Guests big and small can try the slide on an inner tube for maximum speed. Timed races take place daily at 1 p.m.
Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, MauiAfter a $100 million transformation, the new Wailea Beach Resort made its debut in December 2016. One of its standout amenities is the 2-acre Nalu Adventure Pool with four slides, one of which is 325 feet long. With a five-and-a-half-story drop, it’s the most sizeable water slide on Maui.