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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, MauiLocated 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, MauiKea 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 IslandFlowers 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 WaileaThe 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.
Leave the kids at the family pool and head over to one of Hawaii’s adults-only pools for special amenities and services. // © 2014 Andaz Maui
Fairmont Kea Lani’s adults’ pool offers two cabanas — book in advance. // © 2014 Fairmont Kea Lani
This exclusive Hawaii Island pool spoils guests with ocean views. // © 2014 Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Realize your vacation dream of sipping a cocktail at the edge of an infinity pool at Four Seasons Resort Maui. // © 2014 Four Seasons Resort Maui
Guests love the Grand Hyatt Kauai’s adults’ pool so much that they’re willing to turn off their cell phones while there. // © 2014 Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
For groups, consider booking the 10-person cabana at Grand Wailea’s Hibiscus Pool. // © 2014 Grand Wailea
The Ocean Tower pool at Hilton Waikoloa Village is a getaway-within-a-getaway. // © 2014 Hilton Waikoloa Village
For excellent views of Waikiki, the Sheraton is hard to beat. // © 2014 Sheraton Waikiki, Oahu
Nighttime mood lighting makes the Wailea Beach Marriott’s pool a romantic option. // © 2014 Wailea Beach Marriott
Just because it’s an adults’ pool doesn’t mean there are no games at the Westin. // © 2014 Westin Maui
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 IslandSurrounded 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, OahuThe 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, MauiThe 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.
For more info on Hawaii's best pools:
- Maui's top resort pools
- Favorite pools in Waikiki