Sparkling beneath palm trees and plentiful sunshine, Phoenix’s eye-catching pools beckon to all manner of loungers, lazy-river riders and lap swimmers. Make a splash– or just soak up the sun– at these top local resort pools.
For pampered poolside fun, the Paradise Pool at the Arizona Biltmore has an exciting 92-foot waterslide, in-water bar and poolside games. During summer months, you can also enjoy a Dive-in Movie while floating in your own personal inner tube.
Arizona Biltmore. Photo via Facebook
Built for the debut of the resort in 1988, the centerpiece of The Phoenician’s eight-pool complex is the relaxation pool, elegantly tiled by hand in Mother of Pearl and surrounded by vibrant and shady cabanas.
The River Ranch at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak offers four acres of cascading waterfalls, secluded waterways, three swimming pools, and a lazy river for tubing.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
Situated between north-facing views of Paradise Valley and south-facing views of Camelback Mountain, the infinity-edged pool at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is perfect for gazing out at the breathtaking Sonoran sunsets.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. Photo via Facebook
Voted as one of the top ten water parks in the U.S., the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa’s Oasis Water Park will entertain the entire family.
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
The Butte’s pool is one of the Southwest’s largest free-form swimming pools (the length of a football field) built on a natural mountainside.
Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes
The four-acre pool complex at JW Marriott Desert Ridge has been voted the “Number 1 Pool” in Phoenix by Phoenix Magazine for its meandering 1,600-linear-foot lazy river and 89-foot waterslide. The resort’s Wildfire pool is topped by a glowing fire at night, and the Sidewinder pool takes inspiration from some of Arizona’s scaly residents.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
This resort boasts a 2.5-acre “water playground” complete with 10 pools. Take a dip in pools for two, a lap pool, sand beach pool, water volleyball and basketball pools, an adult-only pool and a five foot-wide rushing waterfall called the “Big Gun.” There’s also a Grecian water temple housing a Jacuzzi-style spa for 25-30 people, surrounded by four cold plunges.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa
Incorporating the beauty of the surrounding desert, the pool area at the Four Seasons offers sweeping views of the valley below. The resort keeps guests lounging poolside comfortable with amenities such as chilled fruit treats and cooling towels.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Voted “best spa” by readers of Phoenix Magazine, the uniquely Southwestern spa’s outdoor lap pool offers stunning sunset views over Camelback Mountain. The pool is heated in the winter for year-round enjoyment.
Spa at Camelback Inn
The large, martini olive-shaped pool is located in the center of the hotel and has been named one of the “World’s Coolest Pools” by Travel + Leisure. The deck stays busy on weekends with drink specials and live music.
Hotel Valley Ho
Carefully placed within the midst of this desert hideaway, The Boulder’s swimming pool blends seamlessly with the surrounding desert landscape with a cascading waterfall from a prehistoric boulder formation as a backdrop. Pool guests are likely to see chuckwallas and colorful lizards native to the Southwest, who warm themselves on the gigantic granite boulders in the surrounding area.
The Boulders Resort & Spa. Photo via Facebook