Saturday, February 11, 2012

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5 Unique Pools in Hawaii

5 Unique Pools in Hawaii

Looking to visit Hawaii? Of course there is always beautiful weather and perfect beaches, but a question you have to ask yourself is where should I stay? Here are some great hotel pools in Hawaii to help ease your decision.

Sheraton Waikiki - Waikiki, Hawaii

The beautiful pool area of the Sheraton Waikiki is made up of two main sections the Helumoa Playground and the Edge of Waiakiki. The Helumoa Playground is a relaxing spot for the whole family to enjoy. The main areas of the Playground are the two freshwater swimming pools where everyone can have fun and the two large whirlpools with magnificent sweeping views of the beach. If you are looking for a place for the kids to have fun, there is an interactive fountain area for them to play in. While the Playground is fun for all, the Edge of Waikiki is an infinity pool which is open to guests of ages 16 and older. It provides breathtaking views of what seems to be an endless stretch of the Waikiki beach. These two brilliant locations make up the spectacular pool area of the Sheraton Waikiki.

The St. Regis Princeville Resort - Princeville, Hawaii

The St. Regis Princeville Resort offers one of the most breathtaking outdoor infinity pools stretching approximately 5,000 square feet overlooking the magnificent Hanalei Bay. The pool is edged with lava rock which adds to the beauty of the seemingly endless pool. If you do not feel like this is exactly what you are looking for there are adjacent whirlpools to take in the great bay and mountain views. The pool offers an oceanfront bar and poolside dining with its signature cocktails and perfect views of the bay and the Makana Mountain.

If you are looking for a hotel pool with all the credentials, then look no further than the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. This pool was voted the best pool on Maui and the second best pool in North America by Trip Advisor Readers. This 87,000 square foot pool area has virtually everything you could ask for. It contains five swimming pools, two waterslides, a swim through grotto with twin waterfalls, and even a hidden whirlpool. It does not stop at simply what the water has to offer but it also has amazing exotic wildlife and art collections scattered among the pool area.

If you are looking for a cool, fun, and different experience from most pools, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa is the perfect place to go. The entire pool area includes inner, outer, and children’s pools along with two whirlpool spas which are tucked under lava rock outcroppings. The children’s pool has a shallow water beach area bordered by a playful and fun fountain area. This is a pool for all ages and if the pool is not what you are looking for then you can relax and sit poolside with some drinks from the Manta Ray Bar and Grill. However, the part of this pool which sets it apart from all of the others is that the upper and lower pools are connected by a river system which leads to a 200 foot long lava tube water slide.

The Royal Hawaiian shares a few of its features with the Sheraton Waikiki such as its Helumoa Keiki Pool and its Heluma Playground. The pool has a children’s pool and also offers waterways, slides, and two ocean front Jacuzzis. The Heluma Playground offers two freshwater swimming pools and two large whirlpools with breathtaking views of the beach and a fountain area for the children. The pool that differentiates it from the Sheraton is the Royal Beach Tower Pool. It offers a quiet oasis which fronts the beautiful Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Allow yourself to relax in the lounge chairs on the stone pool deck or in one of the cabanas and allow the attendants to take care of every need you have.

Top 10 Roller Coasters

Saw: The Ride

Location: Thorpe Park, United Kingdom

If you are looking for the full experience of a thrill ride, look no further than Saw: The Ride at Thorpe Park. This steel roller coaster is so scary that the line working your way up to the ride is scary. The line is filled with scenes from the SAW movies and puts a slight fear into its riders. This 100 foot high rollercoaster makes you feel like you are in the movie and that Jigsaw has a plan for you. The 100 degree drop on the coaster makes this the third steepest steel roller coaster in the world. After your frightening ride you can pick up a DVD of the entire ride so that you can see just how scary it really was.

El Toro

Location: Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey

This wooden roller coaster is consistently ranked one of the best in the world. In 2010 it was ranked #1 on Mitch Hawker’s Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll and also #2 in the Golden Ticket Award’s Top Ten Wooden Roller Coasters. This roller coaster provides one of the best wooden roller coaster experiences by ranking in the top three in the world in steepness (76 degrees), height (188 feet), and speed (70 mph).

Formula Rossa

Location: Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Do you want a fast roller coaster? Can you think of a better place to go than Ferrari World? The Formula Rossa is a steel coaster that stands at 171 feet high and is the third longest steel roller coaster at about 1.4 miles in length. However, that is not what makes this roller coaster special. This is the fastest roller coaster in the world, and honestly, nothing else is even close. At its top speed, the roller coaster reaches 150 mph in only 4.9 seconds. The next fastest roller coaster only reaches 128 mph. So if pure speed is what you are after make a trip to Ferrari World and hop on the Formula Rossa.

Kingda Ka

Location: Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey

This steel roller coaster provides an amazing thrill in an extremely short period of time. In less than a minute you will travel up and down on the world’s tallest roller coaster. Standing at 456 feet high with the world’s highest drop at 418 feet, this roller coaster is a must for any thrill seeker. Also if you like speed, to get a roller coaster up and down from that height you need a fast roller coaster and Kingda Ka does not disappoint as the second fastest roller coaster at 128 mph.

T Express

Location: Everland, South Korea

This wooden track is one of the best in the world. It was the first wooden roller coaster in South Korea and in 2010 was rated #1 in Mitch Hawker’s Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll and also #1 best, most thrilling roller coaster in Theme Park Review. This roller coaster is in the top ten for wooden roller coasters in virtually every category. It is second in steepness (77 degrees) and height (183 feet), fifth in length (5,384 feet) and tallest drop (151 feet), and eight in speed (65 mph).

Steel Hawg

Location: Indiana Beach, Indiana

This US steel roller coaster stands 96 feet high and was the birthplace of the outside turn. The outside turn provides riders with the unusual feeling of banking to the left or right and turning in the opposite direction. Also, this roller coaster has the steepest drop in the US at 111 degrees falling only one degree short of the steepest drop in the world, held by Mumbo Jumbo in the UK.
ColossosLocation: Heide Park, Germany
Colossos is the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster at 74.6 mph. The speed of this roller coaster, along with the fact that it is the tallest wooden roller coaster at 196 feet, and the second tallest wooden roller coaster drop at 176 feet, makes it a very intriguing visit for anyone planning on visiting Germany. In 2010 it was rated #7 in Mitch Hawker’s Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll.

Expedition GeForce

Location: Holiday Park, Germany

Making the trip to Germany and want to see some great roller coasters? Do not forget to try out Expedition GeForce. It is the only roller coaster outside of the U.S. to make the top ten in the Golden Ticket Awards by achieving recognition as the #6 steel roller coaster in 2010. Also it was ranked the #2 steel roller coaster in Mitch Hawker’s Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll in 2010. This roller coaster provides riders with seven periods of weightlessness , an unbelievable experience.


Location: Six Flags New England, Massachusetts

For those people who have not heard of this roller coaster, it was formerly known as Superman: the Ride of Steel. This roller coaster tops the steel roller coaster rankings. In 2010 it was #2 in the Golden Ticket Awards and it was ranked the #1 steel roller coaster in Mitch Hawker’s Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll. Although it is not in the top ten in the categories most of the other roller coasters are in, the overall experience of the roller coaster is one of the best, if not the best, in the world.

Mumbo Jumbo

Location: Flamingo Land Resort, United Kingdom

The steepest drop, not only in Europe but in the world, belongs to Mumbo Jumbo. The 122 degree drop makes this roller coaster an unforgettable experience for any of its riders. The Mumbo Jumbo name comes from the park, poking fun at the way that all of the other places promote their roller coasters.