When you're getting ready to visit a hotel, packing your swimsuit and a pair of flip flops will have you excited to take a dip in the hotel's indoor swimming pool. Whether you favor swimming as a tool for relaxation or you wish to use it for daily exercise, some time in the water can be highly enjoyable. This can especially be the case when you have the pool to yourself, although you might find that this rarely happens. When you're staying in a busy hotel that many have a couple hundred guests or more, it may seem improbable that you have the pool to yourself. However, with the right approach, it's often possible to enjoy a swim with no one around you. Here's how to do it.
Go Right When It Opens
When you check in, go visit the pool and look for the hours that are posted near the door. Generally, hotel pools aren't open 24 hours a day, so you'll see that it has set hours. It can be a good strategy to visit the pool as soon as it opens. This approach usually means that there won't be children in the pool, splashing around and making noise. For example, if you arrive at a hotel pool that opens at 6 a.m., there's little chance that a vacationing family will have been able to get the kids up and ready for a swim this early. This can mean that you have the pool to yourself or perhaps have to share it with just one other swimmer who is using the same strategy as you.
Swim Before Closing Time
Another strategy that you should plan to try is to swim for a short amount of time before the hotel pool closes. In many cases, you'll find that the pool is busy after dinner, but clears out later in the evening as families return to their rooms so their kids can get ready for bed. This means that if a pool closes at 10 p.m., for example, arriving for a 20-minute swim at 9:40 p.m. will often result in the pool being empty.
Try During Mealtimes
You can often find an empty (or sparsely populated) hotel pool if you visit it during mealtimes. Vacationing families will commonly visit the hotel dining room or go out for lunch at set times, such as noon for lunch or 6 p.m. for dinner. If a family was swimming before a meal, its members will often clear out of the hotel pool area at mealtime, leaving the pool empty and ready for you to enjoy it.
For more tips to relax on your vacation, talk to representatives at lodges like Fin and Feather Cabins.Share
10 October 2017
My name is Clara Banksman and this is a blog that I've written about hotels and lodging. In this blog you'll learn about the different kinds of lodging accommodations that are available and the benefits of each one. In addition to hotels, you'll read about staying in a motel, a hostel and a bed and breakfast. You can also learn about spending time at a vacation rental, a resort and a lodge. I do a lot of traveling and while I'm away from home, I like the experience of staying in different kinds of accommodations. Spending the night at various places also makes the trip more exciting for me. I hope that after you read my blog it will inspire you to book a stay at a place that you've never been before.