There’s just something about the allure of a lazy river that can’t be found anywhere else in the watery world of recreation. For me, it’s meditative. You climb into your tube, settle into a nice flow along the river, and drift into a dreamlike state where all your worries are carried away on the breeze that laps at your face. Every now and then, you look up to enjoy the new scenery you’re passing. You float away from other people and find yourself in a world of your own – carefree, relaxed, and full of peace.
Up to a couple of years ago, I only ever found this lazy river respite at highly organized and sprawling waterparks. So you can imagine my joy when I discovered that some hotels have them too—and to me, there’s no better way to unwind from a packed day of sightseeing than lazing around the pool area of my hotel on an innertube.
Catch a peaceful wave of your own at these eight hotels with luxurious lazy rivers to carry away the stresses of the day.