The ever-popular inflatable white swan has dominated Instagram accounts across the globe. But let’s face it – the insta-worthiness of the white swan has declined as the number of photos has gone up.
So we found four other luxe resorts where you can snag new snaps – from ice cream to video games – and enjoy some pool time to boot.
Ice Cream Cone: Set on a 30-acre coffee plantation, guests at Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose can cool off “with sprinkles on top” on a life-size ice cream cone float while drifting through the property’s two outdoor pools encircled with swaying palms and luscious garden terraces.
Flamingo: Located off the coast of Puerto Rico, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island kicks its tropical pool parties up a notch with a hot pink flamingo float, perfect for coasting around the bi-level infinity pool and taking in the island views.
Purple Unicorn: The Hilton West Palm Beach offers a floatation menu for Saturday Brunch where guests can order from the Palm Deck and choose exotic pool floats. The menu includes a whimsical purple unicorn, baby and mommy swans – large enough to fit two people, and floating fruit such as watermelons for kids.
Video Game Controller: Great Wolf Lodge upped the aquatic ante for thrill seekers everywhere with the introduction of Slideboarding, the world’s first interactive video game water slide. Using inflatable rafts that double as video game controllers, riders careen through the hairpin turns of an LED-equipped fiberglass flume, scoring points by mashing control buttons that correspond to the flashing lights zooming by.