As the name suggests this is for families with children. There is a
large freshwater pool (33°C - 91.4°F) with a toddlers end and a hydro
slide. Two mineral pools (37°-40°C or 98.6°F-104°F) overlook the main
pool so parents can oversee what the kiddies are up to.
is a lifeguard on duty at all times but that doesn't mean parents are
off the hook. If your child is under 8yrs they have to be actively
supervised and if they are under 12yrs there has to be a caregiver with
Adult Pools & Priest Spa
These are the pools that I would mainly use as there are seven hot
mineral pools with varying temperatures and different mineral waters
(acidic or alkaline) to choose from. And you stay as long as you like.
There is a large deep pool - up to my neck at one end and I'm 177cm, 5' 10" - with gorgeous, silky
alkaline water. At 38°C (100.4°F) I don't know how a friend of mine can
aqua-jog in it without dying. People actually swim or just relax in
There are also three cascading marble pools - also with alkaline water that have temperatures ranging from 38°-39°C (100.4°-102.2).
Three Priest pools
finish off this area. Temperatures vary from 39°-42°C (102.2-107.6).
Here the water is acidic from a nearby Radium hot spring. Stay too long
in the hot ones and you will end up like a wrung-out dishcloth - not
The change-room facilities are good with showers and storage tubs you take out to the pool area or lockers that you pay for.
If you want to lock yourself away from the world then these are the pools for you.
There are four deluxe private pools overlooking the lake and nine standard pools.
The downside is that you hire them for 30 minutes at a time and you
MAY have to wait for an empty one. There is a lounge provided if this
Children can use these pools with an adult.
Each room has their own change room and shower.
ago, my then fiancee and I went to the Polynesian Spa one night and got
ourselves a private pool. Well, the 30 minutes seemed to go on and on
and on. In the end I got out of the water and poked my head out the door
to find the place in darkness.
They had missed us (we
would get a knock on the door when time was up) and closed up shop.
Luckily a cleaner was there and let us out. We left decidedly wrinkly.
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