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If your idea of a getaway involves time in the water, The Phoenician resort’s eight different swimming areas won’t disappoint. Spend an entire day at the signature Oasis relaxation pool, a huge oval tiled in shimmering Mother of Pearl. Or head to one of the upper level’s two grand piano-shaped pools, followed by a relaxing soak in either the Desert or Sunset spas. Comfy, padded chaises are plentiful, as are shade umbrellas and awnings when you need a break from the sun. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel also offers two pools just for kids and a 165-foot twisting water slide that rivals any water park. If you get hungry, no need to leave — the outdoor Oasis grill serves up poolside lunch fare that includes a variety of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and salads. For the ultimate in poolside comfort, reserve a private cabana that comes stocked with amenities including a fruit basket and bottled water; a hookup for your computer, complete with wireless Internet access; a newspaper; lounge chairs and robes; and a ceiling fan to keep you cool. Cabana rental rates range from $100 to $350 for a full day; half-day rates are available during certain times of the year.