Fun in the Sun: Perfect Poolside Retreats


After a long winter, nothing is better than a bit of sun-soaked relaxation. These luxurious hotels offer winter-weary travelers the chance to kick back poolside and take in some much-needed Vitamin D.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The renowned Peninsula Beverly Hills is a favorite among the Hollywood elite, and it’s not hard to see why. This lush tropical paradise nestled in the heart of one of the world’s most prestigious neighborhoods features a 60-foot outdoor rooftop pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline. Twelve private poolside cabanas, outfitted with flat-screen TVs, fans, heaters, iPod docks and cordless phones, are available for guests to rent. The crystal-blue oasis is surrounded by plush chaise lounges for relaxing (and celeb-spotting), perhaps while enjoying a signature cocktail or fresh juice made from ingredients grown on the Peninsula’s very own rooftop garden.


Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa, Phuket

Guests at the Maikhao Dream Phuket can experience all the natural beauty of Thailand in a tranquil, luxurious setting. The resort’s signature beachfront pool villas, available with both two and three bedrooms, feature their own private pools surrounded by terraces, gardens and epic ocean views.

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