Arizonans practically live poolside between the months of May and September – that is, between the rounds of golf and other outdoor activities. And while there may be more kid-friendly and family-centric watering holes around town, today’s Haute 5 pools are of a sultrier variety …
Aguamiel Pool at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Retreat from the resort’s Adventure Water Park (complete with a lazy river) to the heated Aguamiel pool for adults. Open 24 hours a day and conveniently situated just steps away from Agave, The Arizona Spa, the pool includes lap lanes for those who prefer to fit in some exercise in a quiet, peaceful environment sans splashing. There’s also a hot tub and private cabanas.
The Westin Kierland Resort is located at 6902 E. Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale
The Infinity Pool at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Built into the foothills of the iconic Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary Camelback offers spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and valley. Each of its pools have a particular appeal, but by far the most famous and most beautiful is the romantic Infinity Pool, which lies adjacent to Sanctuary’s casitas and the majestic boulders nestled into the picturesque mountain setting.
Sanctuary Camelback is located at 5700 E. McDonald Drive in Paradise Valley
The Pool at FireSky Resort
Without a doubt, it’s the lush gardens surrounding the pool at FireSky Resort that give it and the fire pits and cabanas so much of a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Perfectly situated in the center of the Kimpton Hotel’s spacious courtyard, guests feel secluded in this private oasis, making it easy for them to forget they’re even in the middle of Scottsdale. And when the sun sets, couples can retreat to the nearly poolside Taggia, serving utterly superb Italian cuisine amid elegant, romantic lighting.
FireSky Resort is located at 4925 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale
The Pools at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
Here fun-loving couples could surely find an adventure or two. The “pool” at the Hyatt Regency is actually comprised of several pools, offering a range of experiences for guests, depending on their desires. Sweethearts can stroll along the “aqueduct” which connects six sparkling pools and allow the cool, gentle waves to wash over their feet. When it’s time to take the plunge, the 4,400-square-foot adults-only pool offers a quiet retreat complete with waterfalls, and when its time for more private conversation, escape to one of the resort’s “pools for two.”
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort is located at 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdale
The Kasbah Pool at Montelucia Resort & Spa
The stunning Kasbah Pool at Montelucia will truly make guests believe they’re living out a blissful Mediterranean retreat, with the resort’s architecture details and design evoking an exotic seaside resort on the other side of the world. The pool offers every convenience imaginable, including cabanas, lounge area, and a restaurant. At night, however, things really heat up, with the pool becoming a vibrant poolside bar complete with sensual lighting and delicious chilled cocktails.
Montelucia Resort is located at 4949 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley