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Old 01-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Which resort has the best pool?

Thinking of going to the world in August/September 2013 and want to spend a day or two enjoying our resort amenities, especially the pool. Need suggestions and comments.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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BC/YC has Stormalong Bay, the best pool complex on property. Hands down.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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Definitely SAB but for us right now, we really like some of the others because we have toddlers. Love CBR's main pool with its gated pirate ship play area for the under 48" crowd and the main pools zero entry and 2 slides. When our boys are older we will go back to SAB for sure.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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Yea !! No contest hands down !!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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The Big Blue pool at Art of Animation is pretty cool. It has underwater speakers which are pretty neat. Here is a video I took:
http://youtu.be/Sov9jQCmZoA
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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Beach Clubs pool is best by far!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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Definitely SAB at the BC/YC and they are strict about only allowing resort guests to use it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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Stormalong Bay at the YC/BC, by far
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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I'm in the minority as my vote goes to the volcano pool at the Poly over SAB at the YC/BC.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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Love Uzima Springs at AKL - huge pool, lots of space. The landscaping is beautiful and it's surrounded almost entirely by the incredible architecture of the lodge. The hot tubs are secluded. You can look out over the flamingo pond and Uzima savannah. That is truly my happy place, especially at night.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #11
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It really is personal opinion. Friends of ours who have stayed at both BC and POR prefered the pool at Riverside to SAB.

We have spent the majority of our trips at the Poly but we still have a soft spot for the pools at CSR.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #12
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I'm in the minority as my vote goes to the volcano pool at the Poly over SAB at the YC/BC.
Glad to hear it! Last time I stayed at the Poly was 1986, but we will be there on a split stay in August...so it will be Volcano pool for the first half and SAB for the second!
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:29 PM   #13
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I'm in the minority as my vote goes to the volcano pool at the Poly over SAB at the YC/BC.
I agree. I gave my three kids a chance to stay at the BC and showed them the pool during a visit. They said no thanks. All three love the Poly pool. I do too. I always know where they are.
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Beach/Yacht Club's Stormalong Bay. LOVE IT
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Definitely SAB but for us right now, we really like some of the others because we have toddlers. Love CBR's main pool with its gated pirate ship play area for the under 48" crowd and the main pools zero entry and 2 slides. When our boys are older we will go back to SAB for sure.
We have taken our kids (age 4 and 2 on the last trip) to SAB twice (we stayed at BCV). DD (4) LOVED the gigantic slide and went on it numerous times, DS loves the sandy play/build area. I think its the perfect pool for every family, with something for everyone. We also took them the year before (age 3 and 1.5) and we pretty much stayed in the sandy area but loved it.
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