My family just got back from a very fun Spring Break trip to Palm Springs. We traveled with two other families, and we all stayed at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, which I can highly recommend.
While normally I would be able to regale you with a description of all of the activities we enjoyed off-property (Hiking! Joshua Tree! Aerial Tramway!), on this vacation, we actually never left the resort. The reason was because of their pools.
First I have to say that this is highly unusual behavior for my family. I would describe our typical vacation style as active and adventurous. We love trying new things, my kids are old enough to handle almost anything we throw at them, and we don’t mind the sun, the rain, or getting dirty.
But on this vacation, these pools just reached out and grabbed us. And they didn’t let go for THREE DAYS. Granted, it was blazing hot and we all had friends to play with, but still…normally we don’t just stay in one place.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 😉
There are seven pools to choose from at the resort: two really big “serpentine pools,” a smaller “oval pool,” a medium-size “ribbon pool,” two kids’ pools (one with a water slide!), and a very large adult pool. There are also several hot tubs.
The pools were never very crowded at all. These photos of the serpentine pools (see above and below) were taken in the middle of the day!
The kid’s pools were too “kiddie” for my kids (who are 8 and 10) but the little kid in our group (who is 6) loved them. One has a water slide, and one is super shallow – more like a splash pool.
I can only describe the adult pool as idyllic.
Those are cabanas in the background.
There is a bar (with water misters) located steps away from the pool’s edge. Or you can just sit in your lounge chair and have a server come to you. The poolside service is EXCELLENT at this resort.
I like that they had water stations sprinkled throughout the pool area.
Cabanas are available for rent both at the adult pool and also at the “everyone” pool. Cost ranges from $75-$110 for a full day, depending on which pool you choose and which day you want.
For a little variety, the oval pool is slightly colder than the other pools.
The oval pool is located right next to one of the hot tubs, so you kind of feel like you are at a spa.
So you can see why it was hard to leave all this. We lounged, talked, splashed, swam, played, and just generally felt very lazy here. It was fantastic. If you are looking for an easy, pool-centered vacation, the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells is a great choice.
We will definitely be back.
Do you spend a lot of time poolside on vacation? What are your favorite pool resorts?