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Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

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Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

Okay, I know that I am being bad, but I was wondering....

Can you swim in some of the fancy swimming pools along Waikiki even if you aren't staying at the hotels? We are driving in for a day from the North Shore where we are renting a house. I'd love to go "pool hopping" if that is allowed? Any suggestions on the best swimming pools?

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1. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

Aloha,

Well, it's not allowed, for a lot of reasons, but...

Check this out

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29220-i86-k572336…

Most of the finer Hotels have security and they will make a scene.

Aloha

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2. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

No. Not allowed. You are proposing committing petty theft. You can always retract your posting.

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3. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

No, no and no. And why do you think these hotels would allow freeloaders in their pools - when their guests are paying for the priviledge?

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4. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

Just thought I'd ask! I would always buy a fancy drink!! Thanks for your thoughts!

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5. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

Thanks! Interesting information! Cheers!

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6. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

Never hurts to ask ....

We don't want to hear about you being escorted from one of the pools... lol

Honolulu, Hawaii
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7. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

Theft requires the taking of another's personal property without their permission.....

Not sure if the pool water being "stolen" in a wet bathing suit rises to the "personal property" standard.

Because we are talking about restrictions on common area usage within an open public accommodation, it's a "house rule" issue; which can potentially evolve into a trespassing violation.

Similar to a casino 86-ing a patron.

The "house rules" prohibit non-guests from using the pool.

If one does go swimming, it gives the hotel the basis to declare you personna non grata, escort you off the premises and snag you for trespassing if you return.

No one is going to get cited or go to jail for their first offense unless they got a really big mouth and are really obstinate.

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8. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

I called a couple properties to ask:

Grand Wailea, wrong island, use to sell day passes. According to reception they stopped that 3 years ago.

Hilton Hawaiian Village (yes, on the right island) use to sell day passes also to their 'premier pool' but they also stopped doing that for obvious reasons.

1. You can always call a hotel and ask their stance on their pool of you are drinking and buying their drinks.

- the only place I've heard this acceptable is at a few Mexican resorts

2. If you don't want an ocean then go west to Wet & Wild where you can buy a day pass and drink.

I think the best way to look at this situation is how you would feel as a guest at a nice property and then realizing you can't even get a chair because of non-hotel guests using YOUR pool.

I've even seen people trying to use cabanas without paying the daily fee. Wrong is wrong.

I think your post should stay as a lot of tourists don't understand that it is illegal and wrong. I'm sure you don't want to share your hotel room with a stranger who isn't paying and decided you should share.

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9. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

The only resorts in Mexico that sell day passes that I know of are the ones that have spas or accommodate the cruise ship passengers. I've never heard of just buying a drink and then you get the run of the house.

There maybe be some hotels in Hawaii that allow pool usage with a spa treatment.

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10. Re: Swimming Pools, cheeky question !!

Do hotels in New Zealand allow it?

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