The inviting infinity pools that come with most private villas in Thailand or Bali offer the perfect place to relax in peace. But with a selection of the right pool toys, games and accessories, guests of all ages can have a little fun without ever leaving their private oasis.
Blissful hours spent relaxing by the side of a private pool is surely one of the highlights of any stay in a private holiday villa. Even better, at a villa you don’t need to worry about arriving early to snag a sun lounger, or to dodge dive-bombing children, unless they’re your own.
Another advantage of a private pool is that you can use it in any way you like; whether you want to play games, blast music or even host your own private pool party. The increasing number of pool toys and accessories on the market today means time spent in the pool never has to be dull.
Here are some toys worth taking with you…
No pool party is complete without a little music, and despite its modest size, the Audio Unlimited Wireless Floating Pool Speaker blasts out a big sound. The speaker is water-resistant, so floats in your private pool or Jacuzzi tub and ensures you can keep your personal pool party tunes playing, or float along to a relaxing holiday playlist.
Recline and relax
This inflatable rocking chair allows users to enjoy the best of both worlds, as it combines the lavish relaxation of poolside repose and the fresh, cool feel of the water. Not only does the chair come in a range of snazzy colours, including blue, pink and green, but as an inflatable, it is small enough to be packed inside your suitcase. The rocking chair is suitable for adults and children over the age of six.
Floating Spa Bar
For guests hosting their own pool party in their villa’s private garden and pool area, it can become quite a nuisance to get out of the pool or hot tub every time someone wants a drink or snack. This is no longer a concern for guests that invest in the Floating Spa Bar. The floating platter comprises eight cavities of varying sizes that provide perfect place to put cans, bottles and even a few tasty snacks. The floating spa can be anchored to the pool wall for convenience, and also features handles so it is easily portable.
The fun and excitement of a ping pong match is no longer confined to your garage or garden. Players that can’t get enough of this popular home game can now buy a version that will float in the pool of their private villa. The foam ping-pong table measures 27 inches by 54 inches, and is topped with a hard surface for hard slap shots and fast play. The set also comes with floating paddles and balls. If sun sets on a game of pool pong, it is also possible to transport the foam table to be used as a tabletop game on the villa’s sun terrace or even indoors.
Guests who prefer card games to ball games will love Bestway’s Texas Hold’em Poker Inflatable Pool Set. The package includes a poker table, cards, chips and even comfortable loungers for guests to relax on while they play. What’s more, all the pieces are fully waterproof, so there is no need to worry should any of them end up in the water. This pool game guarantees hours of fun, without having to leave the cool pool (and without losing any real cash).
by Wayne Hue