5 resorts to make a splash at this winter

From glamorous infinity pools and heavenly hydrotherapy suites to seemingly endless lazy rivers, there are plenty of vacation destinations featuring pools so impressive you’ll never want to dry off. If you’re looking to escape the cold and soak up the sun in paradise this winter, you’ll want to check out these five resorts with splash worthy features.

Sparkling blue pool on the edge of a cliff
Soak up spectacular views from the infinity pool at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

Nestled on a clifftop overlooking St Maarten’s famous Maho Beach, the adults only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. This upscale property offers three pristine pools including a stylish infinity pool perched above the sparkling sea offer jaw-dropping ocean views. For an elevated aquatic experience upgrade to a swim out suite and start your day with a dip in a semi-private pool.

Luxurious pool with fountains
Be a diva for the day at the hydrotherapy suite at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica

Unwinding in the on-site spa’s lavish hydrotherapy pool is just one of the many ways you get to Vacation Like a Star™ at the brand-new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. Along with celeb-worthy spa, the resort also offers two elegant pools and an array of luxurious amenities such as a sprawling pool deck decorated with cabanas. For even more pampering, you can upgrade to Star Class™ for A-list accommodations such as suite options with a refreshing rain shower and a private Jacuzzi.

Colourful water slides
Dare to free-fall at the adults only water park at Riu Republica

Located on Punta Cana’s famous white-sand shores, Riu Republica is home to Splash Water World, the only adults only water park in the Caribbean. You can test out one of the Splash Water World’s four exciting slides, including a daring free-fall slide for those who want to get their adrenaline pumping. When you’re not having a blast at the water park, you can soak up the sun by one of the resort’s eight sparkling pools while sipping on tropical cocktails from your choice of three swim-up bars.

Vacationers floating down the winding lazy river
Float along the lazy river at Royalton Blue Waters in Montego Bay

Royalton Blue Waters in Montego Bay is the ideal destination for endless pool fun. Sit back and relax as you float along the lazy river that winds through the resort grounds. There’s fun for the whole family with a splash park for mini-vacationers and plenty of waterslides for kids – and kids at heart. For an action-packed dip, you can join an aerobics class in the pool for an aqua-fit workout, take scuba diving lessons in the pool or show off your skills at pool Olympics! Afterwards, you can cool down with a refreshing drink at Dips Swim-Up Bar.

Leap of Faith, a tunnel waterslide from a Mayan Temple into a shark-filled lagoon
Swim with the sharks at The Cove Atlantis

Guests who stay at The Cove Atlantis in Nassau receive complimentary access to Aquaventure, an elaborate water park with nine thrilling waterslides including the daring Leap of Faith; an incredible 60-foot waterslide that drops riders almost vertically from the top of the Mayan Temple through a clear tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon. Adults looking to lounge in style can spend the day at the Cain at the Cove, the resort’s adults only pool and beach club, where you can sip on cocktails brought to you by the poolside concierge or relax on a lavish Bali bed. For a family-friendly swim, dive into the crystalline Cascades Pool or take the kids to have a blast in one of the three on-site kids pools featuring a water playground and a Mayan-themed pool.

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