Many families with children spend at least a few hours most weekends, or even after school in the afternoons, by the pool. Some villa compounds have a pool, but most people will use a pool at a local hotel or club.
The Hilton Hotel is excellent. See the separate post on it.
There are similar facilities at the Intercontinental Hotel and the Rotana Hotel. There is also a small pool at the rugby club at the Palm Resort. Many of our children’s friends from school go swimming at the weekend so our boys are kept highly entertaining while my wife and I relax by the laps pool. The continual presence of lifeguards helps create a sense of safety and security.