Watery fun is one of the best things about holidays. Swimming pools come in all shapes and sizes and are often a decision maker when it comes to making your holiday choices. We have rounded up our six favourite family swimming pools that your water babies are going to love – they have family-fuelled fun written all over them…
This hotel is somewhat of a genius when it comes to family holidays, and it has its swimming pool to thank for that. The main pool is simply huge! We are guessing the toughest choice you have to make here is what corner of the pool to make your base. The best thing at Paradisus? Kids get to play Jack Sparrow in the children’s pool. At the heart of the children’s pool is a pirate ship with water jets and a couple of slides, which will have the parents wishing they were kids again.
There are two watery experiences at the Viva Zafiro Alcudia & Spa that we love. There is a children’s pool with a pirate ship at the centre of it (we are starting to think children are fans of pirate ships!). There are slides too, and a large bouncing ball trampoline which without fail will tire the kids out for the evening. It’s a children’s pool that will make the adults jealous. Of course, the water doesn’t go above your knee.
If you are looking for something rather special and we think, the ultimate family quality time, then check out the Family Swim Up Suites. The suites are a ‘roll out of bed into the pool’ type of affair. These rooms are perfect for family convenience, too. Just picture it, you can relax on the giant round day bed while your little ones can go in and out of the pool with no worries.
The Lopesan Baobab takes you from Gran Canaria to Africa. This hotel is all about water, from cascading waterfalls to the nine swimming pools. Yes nine! It’s not just the children’s pool that appeals to families, but the man-made beach of the large lagoon-style swimming pool is a fun spot.
Located on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey, this modern hotel has teamed luxurious features with top-notch family facilities. This is one of our favourites on this list as this hotel has its own water park. It doesn’t get much better than that. The water park houses 11 slides, plenty for the whole family.
The world-renowned Atlantis on the Palm really is as great as people say. I mean, the hotel is adjoined by the number-one water park in the Middle East, Aquaventure. The heart of the park is at the Tower of Neptune where there is a world of water experience for the whole family. The ultimate thrill seekers will love the ‘Leap of Faith’ – a vertical slide that mirrors a nine-storey building. Then for the more faint hearted there is the Slitherine, a dual slide. This is just naming a few.
Last but not least, the Aqua Park at the Westin Resort Navarino, complete with three slides and water games. It’s located in the hotel’s recreation which is situated just beside the hotel, so for those that perhaps prefer to stay dry there is a playground and a variety of sports facilities.
We are predicting your base for your holiday here will be in the large lagoon pool. Perfect for families with its two separate areas, one for adults and a shallow one for children.
What are the best family pools you’ve enjoyed?