Phoenix is the best place to have a relaxing resort vacation. Why? Because it’s hot and you’re not too tempted to go crazy fitting a bunch of activities in. You’ll just want to lay by the pool and relax. It’s also dry which means the pool cools you off perfectly!

If you live in the area, do yourself a favor and plan a stay cation weekend before the summer is over. Leave all the work, laundry and cleaning behind and relax at one of these gorgeous locations.

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

Enjoy a relaxing and fun day at the incredible Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa featuring 10 swimming pools with 20 fountains and 45 waterfalls, a sandy beach area, and a 3-story high-speed waterslide. All of your poolside needs will be met by the H2Oasis, offering favorite foods alfresco, including sandwiches, salads, special treats for the kids, beverages and tropical cocktails. For the ultimate comfort and luxury, book a daybed or cabana and enjoy premium amenities. With gorgeous mountain views, a water playground to splash and play, and delicious food and drinks, spending a day at the Hyatt Regency resort with family and friends is the perfect “daycation”.

The Arizona Biltmore

FEEL SUMMER FUN at Paradise Pool- the social hub at Arizona Biltmore featuring three pools, a 92-foot water slide, swim-up bar, luxury poolside cabanas and a poolside restaurant. Paradise Pool is where you’ll find music, action and entertainment too!

The Westin Kierland

One of the resort’s biggest attractions is the Adventure Water Park, which offers the iconic Kierland FlowRider flow-board simulator for surfing in the desert, a lazy river and a 110-foot-long waterslide and more! Rent a family-friendly poolside cabana to relax in shaded luxury or enjoy your very own Tommy Bahama Relaxation Reef private “island”.

The JW Marriott

Our Phoenix-based resort offers guests access to five pools, including the Mesa Pool, Wildfire Pool, Sidewinder Pool, Lazy River Outdoor Pool and the Revive Spa adult lap pool. There are also two whirlpools, the Lazy River, Serpentine Waterslide and Kids Splash Pad.

Three of the four pools are heated at 82 degrees year-round. The Sidewinder Pool, is not currently heated and will remain at 60 degrees. Cold plunge pools help control joint inflammation and enhance muscle recovery. Spas have long talked about moving back and forth between hot and cold pools in order to enhance detoxification and revitalize the mind, body and spirit!

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

The popular River Ranch Water Park is a refreshing way to spend your day in one of our many pools – complete with water slide, lazy river, water features and cabanas. Be sure to stop by Slim Picken’s to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or lite bite. Retreat from the sun in the comfort of the River Ranch Water Park Cabanas. Cool off, unwind and dine in the comfortable cabanas adjacent to the main pool and waterslide with easy access to the children’s pool and lazy river. The cabanas are ideal for families or large parties seeking shade to the most popular water features.

The WigWam

For some, the pool is that lovely spot where you soak up the sun, sip a margarita and take the occasional refreshing dip with someone you love. For others, it’s a Marco Polo-crazed fun fest. The beauty of having three pools and a Jacuzzi™ at The Wigwam is that both camps are happy-and thoughtfully separated. From the new, 25-foot tower with two twisting water slides to the romantic, tucked-away Oasis Pool, there is a refreshing place just right for everyone.