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Make a splash in Cancun. (Photo: Marriott International)

Outdoors

Dip Into 5 Top Hotel Pools as Ranked by Marriott Bonvoy’s Insiders

The ideal vacation for rejuvenation just might be one centered around a sparkling pool with plenty of room to soak and swim, ample lounge chairs and cabanas, a beautiful view and attentive poolside service.

Marriott Bonvoy’s Insiders — our most well-traveled members — have tested the waters across the globe, and they agree that the following five resorts offer the most memorable pool experiences.

So grab your flip-flops and your sunscreen and head to any one to unwind by an epic swimming pool.

As always, check for travel restrictions and closures before planning your trip.

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa draws guests in with the airy, relaxed, ocean-centered vibe of its freshly renovated interior; its location smack on Cancun peninsula’s sparkling, white sand beach; and its Lobby Bar where mixologists can concoct 150 different types of margaritas.

But the plentitude of JW Marriott Cancun’s pools is what makes guests linger. Stroll along the palm-tree-lined paths to view how the interlinking network of pools winds around cabanas, past abundant lounges in sun and shade, and under bridges to culminate in an infinity pool looking out to the Caribbean.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

If you can’t make it to Aruba during Carnival season, you can still experience its festivity Thursday nights at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino‘s La Vista restaurant, when dancers in costumes bedecked with feathers and sequins dazzle during a dinner show.

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Cool off at the pool. (Photo: Marriott International)

The party continues at the outdoor pool, where guests can swim up to the bar and order piña coladas whipped to frozen coconut-cream perfection.

As the resort sits on Aruba’s west side on Palm Beach, sunsets by the pool are stunning. Plus, the H2Oasis is a second pool just for adults that offers guests a more secluded, serene swim.

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa recently completed a lavish renovation of its pool area, which offers palm-tree-shaded swimming by day and a romantic, illuminated atmosphere by night.

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The pool here is irresistible. (Photo: Marriott International)

The pool faces the beach, and visitors can rent deluxe cabanas to enjoy both. Bands play live music by the pool several times a week, a swim-up bar serves the popular Cayman Lemonade, and guests can touch a button on poolside chairs to order meal service from Tortuga’s Beach Grill & Bar.

Besides lounging and swimming, you can participate in all sorts of poolside fun, such as karaoke, Caribbean bingo, diving classes, water yoga and more.

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island lies near Hapuna Beach State Park and Hapuna Golf Course and affords gorgeous views in every direction.

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Beach or pool? Both are exceptional. (Photo: Marriott International)

From the white sand beach and abundant tropical gardens to breathtaking ocean sunsets, it will be hard to decide where to rest your eyes.

Guests can soak in the beauty in two expansive ocean-view pools — a 6,800-square-foot pool for all ages and an adults-only infinity pool — and several hot tubs. By the pool, enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie, a massage or a lounge chair with views of the Pacific’s breaking waves.

The Westin St. John Resort Villas

A large, diamond-shaped pool sits at the heart of The Westin St. John Resort Villas, facing the tranquil bay-front beach.

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Relaxing by the pool is easy in St. John. (Photo: Marriott International)

The pool, which is interspersed with trees and gardens, is so enticing even the local iguanas are known to frequent it.

The property’s recent renovation left it sparkling, and lounge chairs abound, so you don’t have to stake one out at dawn. The poolside staff are the friendliest around, glad to set up beach chairs, fetch towels and place dining orders so guests can unwind.