Best Hotels in the Caribbean for Swimming Pools

Big Pools, Beautiful Pools, Lots of Pools

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Finding some quiet time by the pool — many discover this is one of their favorite pastimes while in the Caribbean. The pool at your hotel may not be as social as a large beach, but it's convenient if all you want to do is take a refreshing swim — without needing to wash off salt and sand.

All of the hotels listed on this page have one or more swimming pools. We have chosen them as some of the most refreshing swimming spots in the region with many factors in mind, including number of pools and features like whirlpools and pool bars. To see more about these top rated hotels, just click on any one of them to view detailed articles and important information about all their features — besides their wonderful pools.

Best Properties in The Caribbean for Swimming Pools
Property Location Number of Pools Primary Pool Size Whirpool Poolside Bar
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 3.9 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 15 Large check check
Kantenah Palladium Grand Resort and Spa 3.7 mi. Northeast of Akumal, Mexico 7 Large check check
Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive 10.3 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos, Mexico 8 Large check check
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe 3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola 4 Large check check
Occidental Grand Xcaret 4.8 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4 Large check check
Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica 4 Large check check
Sandals Whitehouse Crab Pond Bay, Jamaica 6 Large check check
Grand Riviera Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico 13 Large check
Secrets St James Montego Bay 1.9 mi. South West of Montego Bay, Jamaica 5 Large check check
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun 2.3 mi. North of Puerto Morelos, Mexico 4 Large check check
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive 1.9 mi. South West of Montego Bay, Jamaica 5 Large check check
Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas 8.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico 4 Large check check
Atlantis Beach Tower 0.2 mi. North of Paradise Island, New Providence 11 Large check
Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort 2.7 mi. North of Puerto Morelos, Mexico 4 Large check
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic 3 Large check check
Iberostar Paraiso Maya 8.4 mi. South West of Puerto Morelos, Mexico 11 Large check
Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort Spa And Casino 1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola 4 Large check check
Excellence Riviera Cancun Luxury Adults Only All-inclusive 2.1 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos, Mexico 6 Large check
Grand Sunset Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico 13 Large check
Sandals Negril 4.4 mi. North of Negril, Jamaica 5 Large check check
Riu Palace Punta Cana 2.6 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 3 Large check check
Iberostar Quetzal 2.8 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4 Large check check
JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa 7.9 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico 4 Large check check
St. James's Club Morgan Bay 2.5 mi. Northeast of Castries, Saint Lucia 4 Large check
Iberostar Rose Hall Suites 4.4 mi. East of Rose Hall, Jamaica 5 Large check check

Our top ranking property, Hard Rock, is situated in the vicinity of Punta Cana seconds from the beach. This allows guests access not only to a swimming pool but the sea as well. Based on several important factors, we have given this resort a 5 star rating. Keep in mind they feature all-inclusive options. If the mood for food hits you'll find no reason to hunt around for a good meal during your vacation at this resort, because it happens to be very well appraised with regards to food offerings.

With the rare amount of 15 pools at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, vacationers are able to swim in a new swimming pool environment every day of the week. The head swimming pool is appreciated for its posh design, which has property guests awe-struck while they lounge near the water. It's a rather large pool, accommodating many guests, and offers flawless landscaping. There is also a hot tub for tired guests to soak, giving a warmer, more relaxed environment for adults to unwind from the day.

Additionally, the swimming pool area includes a great deal of amenities that provide the opportunity for the location's guests to plan for a whole day at the pool. The pool's snack bar is a great place to grab a delectable bite to eat in between meals. As you feel athirst, just head over to the poolside bar, which offers a selection of alcoholic beverages on top of those of the non-alcoholic variety.

As you are hanging out in the pool and want a beverage to sip on, there isn't any reason to bother getting out of the swimming pool. One surprising perk happens to be the bonus of their swim up bar, which gives you the ability to paddle over to the attendant, purchase a drink, and swim off, beverage in hand.

Each of the Caribbean's hotels has its own balance between ambiance and convenience; our guide can help you determine which of the Caribbean's hotels have the best nightlife, golf opportunities, dining, and more.

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