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With furnished cabanas, poolside service and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, visitors will feel like royalty as they lounge in luxury at these unique and exquisite hotel pools. A variety of pool atmospheres gives guests a choice of pool experiences, depending on the mood. From calm and quiet pools for the readers to energetic water adventures, there’s a pool for every type of person visiting Orange County.
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(credit: Ryan D./Yelp)


St. Regis Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 234-3200
www.stregismb.com

Three different pools at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel cater to virtually every swimming or lounging need. The Ocean Pool is the primary pool, and it offers Pacific Ocean views, cabana rentals, and snack and drink service. Deluxe amenities can be added on to cabana rentals for the ultimate in luxury lounging. The family-oriented Lagoon Pool also offers snack and drink service and includes both a wading section for younger swimmers and a jacuzzi for the rest of the family. For active adult guests to the hotel, a heated lap pool with three lanes is available with underwater music and a jacuzzi to help relax after a vigorous swim.

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(credit: Carl Rempel)


Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-6000
www.montagelagunabeach.com

Set right in front of the pristine Pacific Ocean, the Mosaic Pool at Montage Laguna Beach provides sparkling ocean views and stunning sunsets. The tile mosaic on the floor of this large pool pays homage to the sun, which could not be more suitable for sunny Southern California. A separate pool for children is set next to the main pool, in addition to a relaxing whirlpool hot tub for weary guests in need of rejuvenation. Complimentary books and headsets can be borrowed while lounging by the pool, and board games and group activities are also available for guests who want to be a little more social.

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(credit: Norm H./Yelp)


Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 729-1234
www.newportbeach.hyatt.com

Guests to the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach have three unique pool experiences to enjoy. The tranquil Serenity pool is the perfect retreat for readers with its quiet setting, hot tub and heated pool water. For a more lively lounge vibe, the Indulge pool boasts bright colors and merry music to get the heart pumping and bodies moving. The family-friendly lagoon-style Oasis pool offers a water slide, a putting green for children and a fountain play area in addition to cabanas available for rent.

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The Resort At Pelican Hill
22701 S. Pelican Hill Rd.
Newport Coast, CA 92657
(855) 315-8214
www.pelicanhill.com

Two magnificent pools await guests at the Resort At Pelican Hill. With over a million mosaic tiles, the extravagantly designed Coliseum pool overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean and is available to all guests of the resort. For a more private pool experience, guests can take advantage of cabanas furnished with flat-screen TVs, tables, mini-bars and more. Exclusive to Villa guests, the Villa Club Pool includes poolside food and drink service in addition to deluxe cabanas, a sweeping view of the Pacific, a children’s wading pool and a jacuzzi. An additional children’s pool area with a sand play area is located at Camp Pelican next to the Coliseum Pool.

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(credit: Timmy S./Yelp)


Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel And Spa
1600 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92803
(714) 635-2300
www.disneyland.disney.go.com

With three fantastic pools from which to choose, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel lets guests lounge in total luxury. For a more relaxing pool experience, visit the Fountain Pool and be surrounded by green trees and peaceful fountains. For an exciting swimming escapade, the Redwood Pool is the go-to pool. Its breathtaking 90-foot water slide spirals around a large redwood stump and ends in a refreshing pool surrounded by evergreens and boulders for a back-to-nature swimming adventure. The Mariposa Pool is creative, fun and relaxing as guests enjoy the butterfly artwork and lights which illuminate this more natural, country-style pool.

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David McDonald is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.