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When temperatures rise in Florida, an on-site hotel pool isn’t just a cool place to take a dip, it’s also where you can spend an entire day soaking up the sunshine. The hotel pools in Orlando aren’t just for kids, as they also feature lazy rivers, waterfalls, swim-up bars and elaborate water slides that the entire family can enjoy. From family-friendly to the ultra-luxurious, here are some of the most over-the-top pools in Orlando.
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The perfect place for an afternoon of lounging, at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate you can hop into an inner tube and take a ride down the luxurious 850-foot lazy river. Both kids and adults will enjoy this pool, as you’ll float past an array of features such as tunnels, shooting water cannons and cascading waterfalls. In addition to a zero-entry family pool, those seeking an adrenaline rush can go down the 125-foot corkscrew water slide and make a splash in the wave pool.
An amusement park in itself, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a 1950’s themed resort that gives its guests exclusive theme park benefits. You’ll find two large pools and a lazy river, where you’ll be surrounded by tropical plants, faux islands, and waterfalls. A kids fountain play area is great for the little ones, while adults will enjoy the swim-up bar and large water slide. After a day of fun in the sun, you can relax at the sandy beach area.
You’ll be tempted by the three-acre lazy river pool and water slide at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, lined by luxurious private cabanas. Spend an entire afternoon with the family at the hotel’s pool, and when you’re ready for theme park action you’ll also find complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World and Disney Springs. Refuel at one of the 12 dining options, play a round at the 18-hole golf course, or get pampered at the award-winning spa.
A hotel pool just can’t compare with the fun that can be had at CoCo Key Hotel and Waterpark Resort. Not only is it a resort, but it’s a fully-equipped water park with 14 slides, three heated pools, and a long list of kid-friendly water features that will keep them entertained for the entire day. There’s a shuttle service for when you want to get out to the theme parks, while the 6,500 square foot arcade and on-site restaurants and poolside tiki bar give you plenty of reasons to stay on the property.
Nestled on 500 acres of lush landscapes, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes offers plenty of fun in the sun with its lazy river pool surrounded by lush foliage, where a refreshing cocktail and the Florida sunshine will melt your worries away. Recharge in the elegant rooms and suites before sampling the hotel’s diverse array of cuisine available on-site, with seven world-renowned restaurants serving anything from sushi and upscale Italian and farm-to-table cuisine.
While Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort sits amongst the array of famous theme parks in Orlando, you’re sure to find a tranquil space to relax on its 1,500 acres of private grounds. You’ll have plenty of room to stretch out at the large sundeck and lagoon-style pool, where you can swim underneath rock caves in the 800,000-gallon, half-acre pool. Here you’ll find 12 waterfalls, a 124-foot water slide tower pavilion, a water jet splash zone and two whirlpools.
Kids will delight at the outdoor scenery at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, because where else can you swim next to a giant pirate ship? Featuring a Pirate’s Plunge Pool and a Relaxation Pool, the pirate ship that sits in the pool is just not just for show it also has shooting water cannons and a water slide that will entertain the kids for hours. Parents will enjoy the hot tubs, tumbling waterfalls and poolside loungers for a day of relaxation, while the poolside tiki bar ensures you stay refreshed.
If you’re looking for an exciting day of swimming in a hotel pool, the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort is the place to be. You’ll find two winding 200-foot water slides and a 90-foot super fast speed slide that will delight any thrill seeker. Don’t fret if you’re not the thrill-seeking type, as those looking for a more laid-back day of fun can head to the oasis pool and hot tub grotto nestled under a rocky waterfall.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is full of kid-friendly amenities, and the pool area is no exception. Focused around a “Dig Site” water park, this resort features a large, Mayan-temple themed pool and play area. Here you’ll find waterslides, Jacuzzis, and three small pools. A shallow kids pool is perfect for the little ones, while the indoor video game arcade and outdoor playground offer alternative play areas for the kids. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Siestas Cantina for poolside drinks and snacks such as burgers and nachos.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort doesn’t just feature one pool but is home to an adults-only pool, family pool, Splash Zone that includes a lazy river and waterslide. Take a swim in the adults-only pool with underwater audio, take the kids to the family pool with a gradually sloping beach entry, or watch as the interactive fountain launches water 30 feet in the air. Everyone will enjoy the spray cannons and waterfalls found in the lazy river, while The Mansion tower features a 74-foot waterslide.