While a day in the parks is always at the top of most DVC member’s plans, there are other great ways to spend your time at Disney. If you enjoy the relaxing pool days of your trip as much as we do or have little ones that enjoy a splash in the pool, you might be wondering which DVC resort pools are the best to spend your day soaking up the sun. The real answer is, they all are! When I sat down to make this list, I realized it was really difficult. We have had great experiences swimming at all the pools at Disney Vacation Club resorts. However, there are six pools that have really stuck out to me as our favorites.
6. Boulder Ridge/Copper Creek, Boulder Ridge Cove Pool:
Any time we stay at Wilderness Lodge, we find ourselves at the Boulder Ridge Cove Pool. I love that it’s more relaxed than Copper Creek Springs Pool. It has a great zero entry and lots of little corners to relax. The spas are also a really nice size here. In addition, there are six cabana like areas that are free on a first come first serve basis at this pool. This is different from most DVC resort pools where you have to purchase cabanas. These free areas have shade and comfy cushioned seating.
5. Animal Kingdom Villas, Jambo House Uzima Springs Pool:
I have always loved the pool at Jambo House. It is one of the larger pools on Disney World property, an 11,000 square foot oasis with 234,980 gallons of water. With a zero entry point, lots of areas to lounge, and a water slide, this is a great pool for the whole family. I also love how it’s surrounded by a tropical oasis of palms and even banana trees as well as near one of the savanna overlooks.
4. Grand Floridian, Beach Pool:
The Beach Pool at Grand Floridian is consistently one of our favorites. Besides it’s zero entry, beautiful waterfall, and great slide, it also is surrounded by the beautiful resort. From the pool, you can easily see the Seven Seas Lagoon on one side and the monorail going by on the other. The Beaches Pool Bar is also one of our favorite spots of pool side snacks.
3. Vero Beach, Feature Pool:
Disney’s Vero Beach has only one pool, but it is a great amenity at this seaside resort. It is large, shaped like the iconic Mickey circles, and has an awesome two-story and 163-foot spiral slide. There are also fun activities and music happening throughout the day at the pool and lots of loungers. The Wind & Waves Market is a nice nearby quick service for a snack or poolside lunch.
2. Beach Club, Stormalong Bay
Stormalong Bay is definitely one of the most beloved pools for DVC members. It’s huge, has a sandy bottom, a lazy river, and multiple little nooks and crannies. There is also a large water slide known as the Flying Jib and a sandy play area for kids. Overall, Stormalong Bay covers three acres and is the main pool for both Beach Club and Yacht Club guests.
1. Aulani, all pools:
Since all Aulani pools are located very close to one another, it’s easy to bounce back and forth from pool to pool. Aulani is definitely our favorite DVC resort for pools. Without any nearby parks, it was important for this resort to have an amazing recreation area and Aulani does not disappoint. With an incredible lazy river, infinity pools, zero-entry pools, amazing children’s splash pad area, and more, Aulani is sure to impress. Everything about the pools situated in the Waikolohe Valley are the epitome of the stunning Hawaiian scenery.
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