What do we want? Pool time! When do we want it? Now! The following resorts are not only packed with amenities like world-class spas and deluxe accommodations, they offer something beyond your average hotel pool. From mineral springs to mermaid schools to floating water parks, click through the slideshow below to dive in.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa – San Antonio, Tx

If everything’s bigger in Texas, this resort is no exception and we promise you won’t mind that one bit. Not only will you find a 36-hole golf course and adults-only infinity pool, you can go wild with the kiddos at the on-site 9-acre water park that includes an 1100-foot long lazy river, water slides, a 650-foot rapid river ride, a children’s pool with toddler-sized slides, fountains and splashy fun, a beach-entry swimming pool which includes a sandy spot to build sandcastles and play. When you’re tired out from playing all day, fill up on some Texas BBQ and make s’mores at the fire pit before passing out in your deluxe room and then waking up to do it all over again.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
23808 Resort Pkwy.
San Antonio, Tx 78261
Online: marriott.com

photo: JW Marriott


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—Amber Guetebier