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Florida is known for many things, most notably its sunshine, beaches, and a never-ending supply of potential vacation spots. If you’re planning your getaway with the hopes of spending most of it by the pool, you’re sure to find your dream spot among this list of the coolest hotel pools in Florida.
Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach
A top hotel in Clearwater, Sandpearl Resort’s zero-entry lagoon pool is the perfect place to catch some Gulf of Mexico rays in the laid-back town of Clearwater Beach. Lined with palm trees, the pool is a popular hangout spot in the middle of both hotel restaurants, and is steps away from the beach. Luxurious poolside cabanas with HD TVs and fans are available for daily rental, so settle in and enjoy a cocktail. As the day comes to a close, the historic Sunset Bell is rung just as the sun touches the Gulf, calling guests out of the pool and out of their rooms, to witness unbeatable Gulf coast sunsets over the water. You can even roast s’mores on the beach at the resort’s fire pits.
The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach
Surrounded by swaying palms, expansive tropical gardens, and chirping resident parrots, Sunshine and Chance, the pool at The Palms Hotel & Spa provides an inspired-by-nature escape that you won’t believe is situated along Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue. Reserve a private cabana at this popular Miami hotel pool, or head to the Tiki Bar to transport yourself to a state of Caribbean calm in this lush Miami oasis. The Palms’ pool and garden area house the Grand Tiki, where guests can partake in free Sunday morning yoga before lounging poolside, and it also opens onto the famous Miami Beach boardwalk, which is prime for a jog or walks along the baby blue Atlantic.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key
Situated steps from the white sand beaches along the Gulf Coast barrier island of Longboat Key, The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers a sparkling blue pool nestled between tropical palm trees and always beneath sunny skies. The 410-acre property is known for its luxurious accommodations being the only AAA Four Diamond property in Sarasota, and all rooms come equipped with private balconies – many overlooking the pool and beach beyond. Whether guests are sunning poolside during the day or enjoying the stunning sunset as the day comes to an end, the pool is certainly a popular gathering spot on the property. For an active change of pace, the property offers two golf courses, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, a Mind & Motion Studio, and a marina.
Lido Beach Resort, Lido Key
Specializing in sunsets and all things R&R, beach-seeking travelers consider Lido Beach Resort their go-to destination when life demands a perfect Piña Colada and a tan. Perched on its own stretch of secluded, white sand beach, Lido Beach Resort is hands down the most luxurious resort in Lido Key, a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota. Overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, the property offers two pools – one for adults only and one for families. Younger travelers hang out at the adults-only side adjacent to the poolside Tiki Bar, where new friends are made, tropical cocktails are downed, and stunning sunsets are enjoyed. It’s one of Florida’s top beach resorts, where renovated suites are large enough to fit groups of friends comfortably ranging up to 1,000 square feet with kitchenettes, private balconies, separate rooms, living rooms, and more.
W Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and buzzing Fort Lauderdale beach walk, W Fort Lauderdale’s newly restyled WET Deck rooftop pool is the ideal place to mingle and lounge with a mojito in hand. With its new art-deco tiling and live DJs on the weekends, get ready for a sizzling day under the Florida sun. Play peek-a-boo with those below socializing in Living Room through the pool’s semi-plexiglass flooring, or check out the deck’s infinity-edge hot tub for amazing views of the beach. Recharge on a plush chaise lounger, or upgrade to one of the hotel’s daybeds with bottle service for an even more elevated pool experience. The Florida summer sun is hot – make sure your rooftop pool experience is even hotter at this popular beachfront hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
Opal Sands Resort, Clearwater Beach
Lounging by Opal Sands Resort’s zero-entry pool is the closest you can get to the Gulf of Mexico without being on the beach or on a boat. During the day, guests don’t even have to leave the pool area as everything is within reach. Grab a poolside bite outside at Sea-Guini, soak up the sun in a lounger or daybed, relax in one of the cabanas, or sip on a handcrafted cocktail from the poolside bar. Catch live music at Sand Bar just steps away from the pool, and while in the pool area, keep your eye out for dolphins and manatees swimming by. It’s easy to see why this is one of the best beachfront hotels on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Marriott Stanton South Beach, Miami Beach
One of the only beachfront properties on Ocean Drive, Stanton South Beach is a true haven for the sun-seeking traveler looking to indulge in some R&R by the pool. The top-rated South Beach hotel has newly refurbished twin pools that welcome guests to lounge at the chic pool deck directly across from the ocean. The warm wood accents and plush lounge chairs invite guests to relax, kick off their shoes and wade in their choice of two infinity pools or jacuzzi, which overlook the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and powdery white sands of South Beach just steps away from the hotel.
Circa 39 Hotel, Miami Beach
Your wanderlust has met its match at this colorful, globally-inspired, and Instagram-friendly escape for explorers at heart. Only a block from the beach, Circa 39 is a sunny, happy haven for the upbeat travelers of the world. Its pool is surrounded by a tropical pool deck equipped with cabanas, chaise lounges, and Art Deco sitting areas where guests can sip libations during daily “WunderHour.” To take full advantage of the only-in-Miami scenery, couples can book the new “Baecation” package, which includes poolside tiki cocktails in a private cabana, plus brunch at Jules Kitchen and a kayaking excursion.
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter
The coveted beach town’s only oceanfront resort, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa boasts a luxurious oceanside pool that overlooks the serene turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can slow things down and enjoy Jupiter’s easy living by taking a dip in the heated pool or lounging on a comfortable pool chair or hammock. Guests can satisfy their taste buds with fresh, casual fare from the resort’s poolside bar, and restaurant. Pro tip: make sure to check out the pool on weekends for live music paired with your alfresco lunch.
The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West, Key West
The design and decor at The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West pays homage to the area’s iconic fishing history. Perched at the edge of a private 220-slip marina, the property features a pool deck with private cabanas overlooking the working waterfront. Watch deckhands clean the day’s fresh catch, and marvel at kayakers and paddle-boarders gliding along in the distance. Poolside guests can soak up some sun while sipping specialty cocktails and craft beers, and indulging in coastal comfort food with a twist from Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill.