Not all pools are created equal– some have full service cabanas for a day of pampered attention, some have massive waterfalls with hidden slides and some are wrapped with a beautiful lazy river. Florida is full of fantastic hotel pools because they are all enjoyable year-round. To me, in order for a hotel pool to be awesome it needs to meet the needs of every age group- here is a handful of my family’s favorite hotel pools that we visit frequent! Keep in mind that all of these pools require that you be a guest of the hotel (or purchase a day pass)—so no sneaking in!
Universal’s Cabana Bay
Address: 6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, Fl 32819
By far, my kids favorite hotel pool and my wallets favorite. This reasonably priced resort has two spectacular pools that you will want to skip the theme parks for. The cabana rentals have a great price tag! At the Cabana Courtyard, there is a tower waterslide, kids splash pad, and sandy play yard full of outside games.The Lazy River Courtyard features a zero entry pool with a sandy beach as well as a lazy river with waterfalls and water canons. Both pools have their own poolside bar. READ MORE HERE FROM “OUR FAMILY VACATION TO ORLANDO LAST SUMMER AT CABANA BAY”
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Address: 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida,34134
There is no lack of water fun at this Hyatt Regency with a lagoon style pool, an adults-only pool a lap pool, a 5,000-square foot Adventure Pool with a140-foot corkscrew slide and a Lazy River complex, featuring three waterslides! The palm-tree lined sun deck offers cabanas, lounge chairs, and a covered pavilion in case you want to escape the sun for some shade.
South Seas Island
Address: 5400 Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924
Enjoy the island life with a pool day at South Seas. There is no better way to enjoy a pool than to also be beachfront! Their three pools, two water slides, luxurious cabanas and tiki bar always creates a fun, memorable day.
Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel
Address: 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
You will feel like you are in Vegas at this rock star inspired pool. The 4.5 acre lagoon-style heated pool oasis includes a 182 foot high waterslide, waterfalls splashing over mountain rocks, an elevated jetted spa,a hot tub and a poolside restaurant.
LEGOLAND Beach Retreat
Address: 100 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884
The newest LEGOLAND resort opened in 2017 with a fantastic beach themed, zero entry pool. The large LEGO® soft bricks floating in the pool are a fun addition. The expansive sandy area is perfect for building sandcastles with a giant play structure for kids to run off some energy. Daily activities like dance parties, bean bag toss and chalk art competitions take place. READ MORE IN MY BLOG “OUR FAMILY PHOTOS AT THE NEW LEGOLAND BEACH RETREAT”
Address: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
You can choose to play or relax at one or all of the 11 pools at Fontainebleau on Miami Beach. This luxurious resort offers full-service cabanas and premium amenities from any poolside spot. The entire family will think the outdoor area here makes a fantastic water day from the small dipping pools to the large oasis pool or the interactive children’s waterscape with a slide.
Address: 6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746
The heated pool at Gaylord Palms features an Everglades-inspired family water park that includes a zero-entry swimming pool with four slides, a multilevel water-fun tree house and an active lagoon where kid-friendly music and games take place daily. There’s also a South Beach Pool that is adult-only with a serene atmosphere and two hot tubs.
Address: 6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819
The temperature-controlled swimming pools and lazy river at the Hilton Orlando makes you feel like you are in a paradise located in the middle of a crazy themed park destination. There is over 10,000 square-foot of pool deck with plenty of lounge chairs that guarantee you a spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunny weather. If you are with the kids you will enjoy hanging out at the main pool for its zero entry access and the winding waterslide. If this is an adult getaway, some peace and quiet can be found at the adult only pool. READ MORE. HERE IS MY BLOG ” 5 REASONS TO STAY AT HILTON ORLANDO”