8 Best & Coolest Hotel Pools In The World You Can Book With Points [2020]

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There are so many beautiful beaches in the world, but sometimes travelers are also looking to simply enjoy swimming and hanging out in the hotel’s swimming pool. There are actually quite a few beautiful hotels and resorts in this world that has unique and amazing pools, but not all of them is part of hotel chain’s rewards program that allows us to book with points. Therefore, we are going to just focus on the hotels and resorts that we can use points to book to stay and enjoy their swimming pools.

Ranging from rooftop and glass-bottom to water parks, here are the Best & Coolest Hotel Pools In The World You Can Book With Points:

Photo Credit: Marriott Marquis Houston


Marriott Marquis HoustonTexas, USA

Marriott Marquis Houston has one of the coolest shape swimming pool. Located in Houston Texas, this Marriott property’s infinity pool is the world largest Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river. How cool is that! This is a Marriott Bonvoy category 6 property, so points required are:

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Marriott Marquis Houston

Best Western Premier Marina Las CondesSantiago, Chile

Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes requires 28,000 Best Western Rewards points per night. If you are not afraid of height, you can swim in their high floor rooftop pool. While it is not a glass-bottom floor, this swimming pool is still going to thrill you when you try to enjoy the spectacular views of the city from the pool. If you don’t believe me, just look at the photo below.

Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong IslandHong Kong

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island promises to give you the thrill of your life when you swim in their infinity pool that’s located on the high floor featuring a true glass bottom. This is a boutique hotel that is part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and a free night stay requires 45,000 IHG points.

Photo Credit: Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island

InterContinental Hong Kong – Kowloon, Hong Kong

While the InterContinental Hong Kong is currently closed for renovations, its swimming pool is undeniably one of the best hotel pools in the world that offers incredible of Hong Kong skylines and the famous Victoria Harbor. This luxury 5-star hotel requires 60,000 IHG points per night.

Photo Credit: InterContinental Hong Kong

Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria ResortMaui, Hawaii, USA

From water slides, rapids, lazy river, a rope swing to cave bar and the world’s first elevator water, Grand Wailea offers one of the best pools and water activities on Maui for everyone. This oceanfront resort is part of Hilton Honors program. A free night requires 95,000 Hilton points per night or you can use the Hilton Free Weekend Night Certificate to book.

See Also: Review: Hilton Diamond Upgrade and Benefits at the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Hotel in Maui

Photo Credit: Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & SpaTexas, USA

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa features one of the longest Lazy River in the world. The resort offers thrilling River Bluff Water Experience that comes with water slides and an insanely huge nine-acre water park featuring a 1,100-foot lazy river. This JW Marriott is a category 6 property and requires the following points redemption:

Photo Credit: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong KangqiaoShanghai, China

If you dare, you can experience an unforgettable memory at Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao by swimming in their Cantilever Indoor Swimming Pool that is set 100 meters up in the air with nothing below you but glass, overlooking the ground like a bird. It appears that IHG is implementing dynamic award pricing for properties in the Greater China, so you’ll have to check award redemption with IHG. I am currently seeing 10,000 IHG points per night based on my search. IHG credit card’s annual Free Night Certificate can be used here as well.

Photo Credit: Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao

The St. Regis Lhasa ResortTibet, China

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is a 5-star luxury resort and so is its swimming pool. The swimming pool at this St. Regis resort is not your typical swimming pool. The pool is made for relaxation designed with Gold Energy with nice water temperature all day. Running and diving are not permitted. The pool also has views of the lake and the Himalaya Palace. The property is part of Marriott Bonvoy program and a free night stay requires the following points for a category 5 property:

Photo Credit: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

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