Category Archives for Pools.

Review of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Pools and Beach

If you are like most families, I have to imagine that a driving reason to go to the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas is to swim and enjoy the pools and the beach. This new hotel is located on a 3,000 foot stretch of white sand on Cable Beach. The water is the Bahamas Blue I’m sure you have at least seen on postcards, and on our early fall trip there was just the right amount of waves…

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Hyatt Lost Pines Pool Upgrade Sneak Peek

One of my very favorite resorts, Hyatt Lost Pines, has a great pool complex complete with a lazy river, water slide, beach area, and more that we try to visit at least once a summer. Over the past several years we have had the joy of staying there more times than I can easily count, and I have even written posts like “The Secrets of Staying at Lost Pines” since I am such a big fan and repeat customer…usually on points.…

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The Pools and Beaches at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun

For spring break this year we ditched our complicated and extensive itinerary to Australia and New Zealand and instead made the much smarter and closer to home decision to head to the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cancun. With two young kids, and especially a baby who doesn’t sleep well, this was the best decision we could have possibly made. Of course, it helped that the resort was amazing, bookable on points, and we scored a two-story 1,300 square foot suite! You…

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Best SPG Pool Complexes in the United States

As I explained here, I have fully embraced that at this moment in our family’s journey, destination resorts are the best type of trip for us (in addition to trips to see family). This won’t always remain true, but with two young kids and two tired parents, somewhere with room service, on-site restaurants, on-site kid’s clubs, and enough on-site or walking distance entertainment for a long weekend is the perfect combination. Bonus points if the flight to get there is…

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