Best Pools in the Riviera Maya

Swimming pools – they’re cool, they’re refreshing. For some people, they’re the primary reason to go on vacation. Families can enjoy quality time splashing around wave pools and water parks. Children adore swimming pools so much that sometimes after they get in, it’s difficult to get them out again.  Adults might enjoy the luxury of swim up bars. They can relax in submerged lounge chairs while soaking up sunshine. Here is our list of some of the best resorts for pool lovers in the Riviera Maya:

1. Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

The pool at the adults only Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso is fantastic because it is filled with salt-water instead of chlorine.  Salt-water pools are much better for your hair and skin.  The pool is very large and surrounded by lounge chairs.  Submerged lounge chairs await in the shallow water.  This is a great place to relax and sunbath on a hot day while staying cool as your body is partially submerged.  Another great way to stay cool at the Iberostar pool is to visit the swim up bar.  Iberostar’s swim up bar serves unlimited premium liquors, wines, and beer.  There is a hot tub next to the pool for when the sun starts to go down, and at night there is live music and dancing around the pool deck.  For those who prefer a bit more tranquility, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso also has a separate quiet pool.

2. Now Sapphire

The pool at the Now Sapphire is terrific because it is so large and expansive.  It’s hard not to feel like a dolphin or a mermaid when enjoying this pool.  Swim beneath bridges or around the wedding gazebo, which stands like an island in the center of this swimming pool.  There are waterfalls, submerged lounge chairs, and a swim up bar with afternoon games and activities.  A great perk about the pool at the Now Sapphire is that the beach is just a few steps away should you desire a change of scenery.

3. Valentin Imperial Maya

Speaking of ginormous pools, the Valentin Imperial has one of the largest pools in all of Mexico.  The pool at this adults only resort has multiple swim up bars.  It also has poolside wait service included, just in case you prefer to be served from your luxurious lounge chair.  With an equally incredible beach, the Valentin Imperial Maya is a great choice for honeymoons and romantic getaways for couples that enjoy swimming and lounging.

4. Iberostar Paraiso Lindo

Perhaps it was the children’s splash water park, lazy river, and the wave pool that earned the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo the #5 spot in TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Hotels for Family in Mexico”.  The long series of pools at the Lindo stretch from the beach and inland, providing unlimited family entertainment and water activities.  With all design and architecture staying true to the Mayan theme, the front of the Lindo’s wave pool even looks like a Mayan temple.  There is also a swim up bar located within a shaded cove for the adults.  Guests that stay at the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo are also permitted to visit the Iberostar Paraiso del Mar, where they will find three swim up bars, as well as one of the largest pools in the Riviera Maya.

If you’re looking to plan a vacation to the Riviera Maya, give us a call at (800) 510-5642, so we can help you experience some of these great pools.