Based on their features, location, and overall vibe, pools can suit different personalities. Some are serene retreats. Others are known to host some epic parties. Different (swim) strokes for different folks, right? With that said, here’s the best hotel pools by zodiac sign.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): La Cantera Resort
The Aquarius values peace and solitude. They’ll get a perfect dose of restoration at La Cantera Resort & Spa, a Destination hotel in San Antonio. Situated atop one of the highest points in the city, the resort’s infinity pools shows off verdant views of Texas Hill Country. As a bonus, a nearby amusement park shoots off fireworks at night during summer months, and that famed, big Texas sky is the perfect screen. To continue the theme, book an "Absolute Texas" treatment at the Loma Vida Spa. The local treatment includes a scrub, wrap, and massage that incorporates beeswax, honey, and lavender.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20): Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Deeply creative and idealistic Pisces will feel a pull towards ODYSSEY, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo’s pool concept designed by fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. Centered on an al fresco-style glass installation portraying the journey of Ulysses, the extroverted Pisces can spend time in the heated, salt water pool, mingle with other guests under private cabanas, enjoy the Joël Robuchon concept restaurant in the pool house, and explore the terrace gardens. Also contending for a spot on your itinerary at this luxe Côte d’Azur hotel? A treatment in the Spa Metropole by Givenchy. If you can peel yourself away from the pool and spa, you're within walking distance of the famed Monte Carlo Casino.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Halcyon Hotel Cherry Creek
Spontaneous and courageous Aries, you’ve met your match at the Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek, a posh, yet active neighborhood in Denver. It’s a choose-your-own adventure at this hotel, which has a Gear Garage that will loan you Go-Pro cameras, cruiser bikes, longboards and other outdoors equipment so you can play outside. At the end of the day, make a splash in the hotel’s rooftop pool. You’ll be spoiled with views of the Rocky Mountains to the west. Admit it, you’ll have a tough time staying put on the lounge chairs because the mountains will be beckoning you.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens
As the most romantic sign of the zodiac, Taurus travelers will be enchanted by the charming private pool at The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, which recently opened in St. Augustine, Florida. (Fun fact: St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city, and just an hour outside of Jacksonville, it's becoming known as the "Charleston" of the Sunshine State because of its food scene, boutiques, and historical attractions). The hotel features a set of nine buildings that have been re-purposed from historic homes that date back to 1790. After a swim, the design-appreciating Taurus can explore The Collector’s grounds and guest houses, which feature historic artwork and artifacts from the famed Dow Collection.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds
The twins of this sign love versatility, so Geminis will feel right at home at the The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia where the most delightful juxtapositions exist. It’s luxurious, true to the Ritz-Carlton brand, but it also exudes a laid-back “endless summer” vibe with hammocks and yard games throughout the resort and a barbecue butler. As for the pool, it’s duplicitous, too! An infinity pool stretches out over the lake, so the Gemini can get a two-for-one, double dipping in the pool and the bordering lake.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas boasts seven unique pools. But Cancers, who are represented by the ocean-dwelling crab, will especially love the swim-up aquarium where you can swim alongside sea creatures. Don’t worry, there’s a thick glass wall between you and the adopted nurse sharks, stingrays, tropical fish, and other marine life that’s native to the Caribbean Sea. In the same pool, guests can jump off of a mini cliff into a replica of the Bahama's famed "Dean's Blue Hole." You’ll want a waterproof case for your phone so that you can snap a cool shark selfie and a Boomerang video of the blue hole plunge. Afterwards, pick up a treat from the conch shack or daiquiri bar, both of which are next to the pool.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22): W Bogota
Flashy Leos are known to love gold. They can indulge in their vanity at the W Bogota, where the ceiling of the pool has been specially designed to make it appear as though swimmers are dusted in gold when they look up. Plus, spa treatments weave in luxe gold and cocoa and gold hotel pillows say “digger” on them. (Clever, right?) And, the nearby Museo del Oro (or Gold Museum) contains the world’s collection of gold. The hotel also has a "graffiti concierge" that leads guided tours, giving the backstory of the urban art scene and explaining the graffiti art the hotel has incorporated into its own design.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa
Virgos, we know you love practicality and perfection. That’s why you’ll love the pools at Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas. One of the pools has tables in the water, which takes pool-side dining to the next level so that you can actually enjoy ceviche and margaritas in the pool while gazing out at the ocean. Other pools on the property offer up spectacular views of the perfect sunsets that spoil tourists in Cabo.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Garden of the Gods Collection
Libras are known to have an appreciation for peace and harmony. They’ll strike that perfect balance at the Garden of the Gods Collection infinity pool, which gives a “front row” seat to the serene Garden of the Gods red rock formations. The million-year-old rock formations almost look as though they're glowing every night at sunset. The pool stays heated at 84 degrees year-round so that guests can enjoy the scenery even if snowflakes are falling. The Garden of the Gods Collection is also home to an International Health and Wellness Center, where you can book an appointment for bioenergetic healing work to help restore balance in your life.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Schlitterbahn
Technically, Schlitterbahn is more a water park, that happens to have lodging. Guests can stay inside the park by renting out cabins or tree houses at the waterpark's New Braunfel's outpost, or stay nearby in the Schlitterbahn lofts. The park is just outside of San Antonio. Brave Scorpios will love the adventures that this waterpark offers, including the Master Blaster uphill water rollercoaster and the Boogie Bahn surfing simulator. But you can relax in the park, too. A lengthy, 45-minute tube ride, the Raging River Tube Chute, on the older, original side of the park can take you along a route that empties out into the Congo River, shaded by trees and making for the ultimate lazy river experience.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): San Ignacio Resort & Spa
Do a back float in the serene pool at San Ignacio Resort & Spa and you’re likely to spot tropical birds like Blue Tanagers, and, perhaps even the Keel-Billed Toucan, flying above you. This pool is perfectly situated in the jungle, surrounded by trees, and is perfect for cooling down after exploring the Mayan ruins or spelunking or tubing through ancient caves. The travel-loving Sagittarius, who has special appreciation of nature, will love the ideal setting of this pool.The resort is nearby downtown San Ignacio and the Cahal Pech Mayan ruins that were occupied in 1200 BCE. For the adventurous travelers, book an excursion with MET Adventure Outfitters, which will get you saddled up on a horse and lead you through the rainforest to a hidden waterfall.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
Wise Capricorns are known to be voracious readers. That's why they'll love the amenities at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. An activity center loans out waterproof books that can be taken into the palm-tree lined pools or the balmy azure blue Caribbean waters so you'll never worry about getting the pages of the book wet. The hotel also loans out bikes that guests can use to explore the area. For a more adventurous itinerary, take a Jeep or ATV tour to "The Natural Pool," which is located in a remote area on the coast. The pool is teeming with tropical fish that you can scout with snorkeling gear.