Summer: Best Pools in Florida

Posted on Apr 30 2016 - 10:50am by Cristyle
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Sky High Swim: The iconic Conrad Miami, located in the heart of chic Brickell Avenue, features a rooftop pool flanked by plush poolside cabanas. Guests can kick back with a selection of handcrafted cocktails delivered from The Bar at LvL 25, including the refreshing Acai Rita, made with Don Julio Tequila, Cedilla açai liquor and fresh berries,while enjoying 360-degree views of the Miami cityscape and Biscayne Bay.


Vibrant Paradise:  The oceanfront W South Beach features two picturesque pools – the 4,000-square-foot WET main pool and Mini WET – offering the ultimate in tropical luxury, complemented by first-class service.  Guests are invited to bask in the South Beach sunshine as poolside attendants serve up all-natural cocktails and organic cold-pressed juices.


Secluded Fort Lauderdale: Set on 16 secluded acres amid South Florida’s largest private beach, greet the Florida sun from the lagoon pool at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. Overlooking the Atlantic, catch glimpses of guests bungee jumping in the ocean. Turtle advocates can toast to the Tipsy Turtle cocktail where with a portion of proceeds are donated to the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation.


Guaranteed Sunshine: Hilton West Palm Beach is home to views of countless palm trees and never-ending sunshine. The pool boasts a floatation menu blow-up whimsical unicorns and swans or dry off with glow-in-the-dark bocce ball. The half-acre lanai delivers Mediterranean vibes via music curator, The Vegan DJ, Adam Lipson, custom bourbon blends and local craft beers. image006

Indulgent Oasis: For a respite from the nearby Disney theme parks, the two pools at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek feature views of the property’s lush golf course, lazy river and even Epcot’s nightly fireworks display. After a dip, guests can sip on tropical cocktails (Mandarin Mojitos, Caribbean Coolatas, Blue Lagoons) from Beech Bar and soak up the Florida sun.


Lazy River Adventures: Guests can relax and quench their thirst poolside at Hilton Orlando’s Tropics Pool Bar & Grill. Boasting its own 892-foot winding lazy river, adults-only pool and main pool guests can indulge in a myriad of adventures. Tropics serve a variety of innovative cocktails like the Spicy Strawberry Smash, which combines Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, lime juice, strawberries, jalapenos and club soda.


Gulf Front Relaxation: Boasting a prime waterfront location overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee River and San Carlos Bay, guests at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village can relax poolside and enjoy seasonal rum flights fromThe Nauti Mermaid, which features locally distilled rum from the award-winning Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery.


The Southernmost Point: Sitting on Key West’s only natural sand beach, guests lounging by the pool at The Reach will savor their idyllic oceanfront surroundings with sweeping panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean. Regional seafood and handcrafted cocktails are delivered poolside.


Ultimate Fun Under The Sun:  The recently revamped Hyatt Regency Coconut Pointnow boasts a 5,000-square-foot Adventure Pool featuring 140-foot corkscrew slide, 2,700-square foot Roman-style Waterfall Pool, and lagoon style pool, each designed by landscape architects EDSA and all perfect for cooling off under the Florida summer sun.  Guests who prefer to relax poolside can enjoy a refreshing Killer Colada, Rum Runner or Coconut Point Sunrise cocktail on the spacious deck, ideal for sunning or enjoying shade under the covered pavilion. 

Fit For Five-Star Families: The first five-star family resort in the Disney area, Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort features a brand new pool paradise — perfectly fit for five-star families.  Created by landscape design experts EDSA, the hotel’s Explorer Island features a Family Pool, Splash Zone, Lazy River and The Drop, which features two 242-foot thrilling waterslides.  While the kids enjoy the pool, adults can sip Skinny Dip, Tiki Torch and Explorerita cocktails at the nearby PB&G lake and poolside restaurant.

*List curated by Dana Pucci

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Cristyle is a South Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. Her love of food came through her travels and seeing how cuisines differ and relate so much. She attended the University of Florida, had a short stint in Charlotte, NC and is now back home - ready to eat her way through Palm Beach County and share her findings with locals and visitors alike. From brunch to happy hour to foodie events, she's got you covered!