With the hot summer days coming, Orlando has so many resort pools for you to cool down this summer, and we can’t wait to jump in! Imagine seeing lush gardens, cascading waterfalls, pool bars, and cabanas!
We’ve curated the perfect list of the best resort pools in Orlando for a day trip or staycation, so grab your suits, sunglasses and tanning lotion. It’s time for some fun!
Are you an Orlandoan looking for a quick, local getaway?
Instead of driving for hours, dropping tons of money on gas or navigating I-4 anymore than you have to, consider spending the day at one of these resort pools with a Hotel Day Pass!
Love your own bed but don‘t have a pool? Enjoy all the perks of a hotel guest without having to spend the night away from your nest!
Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate
First up, we have Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate! Here you can go to their amazing lazy river, water slide, wave pool, and they even have an adults-only pool! Located just south of Disney World, this resort offers amazing pools for you to enjoy with your family, friends or just if you need some relaxation time.
If you’re staying at the resort, you have full access to the pools, but if you’re local and just want to enjoy the pool for the day, make sure to check them out on Resort Pass! Enjoy all the fun of a water park minus the theme park crowds at Omni Orlando Resort!
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Next we have the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress! It can be mistaken as a Caribbean oasis with lagoon pools, hidden caverns, waterfalls, and water slides! However, it’s located just next to the Disney property! One of the best resort pools in Orlando! It offers everything a tropical island would, but you don’t ever have to leave Orlando!
The Grand Cypress lagoon pool is open daily and is a perfect spot for a day trip to relax and a photo op by their cascading waterfalls! If you’re not staying at the resort, you can also find them on Resort Pass to enjoy the amenities for the day!
At Hilton Orlando, you can feel like you’re walking into the shoreline of a beach with their zero-entrance pool! They also have a water slide, splash pad, and an 892 ft lazy river that wraps all around the resort. If you want a more relaxing experience, you can hang out in the adults-only pool or even rent a private cabana!
Hilton Orlando is also an option on Resort Pass, so you can relax and recharge for a day at the pool and enjoy 25% off their tropical bar and grill. Resort Pass is a great way to experience the best resort pools in Orlando without ever having to book a room!
Orlando World Center Marriott
Next we have the Orlando World Center Marriott! You might have seen this beautiful hotel with a glass elevator when you drive on I-4! They have an amazing pool that was voted one of the “World’s Coolest Hotel Pools” by Forbes magazine. You can enjoy everything from waterfalls, whirlpools, waterslides, or a separate kids area with two 200ft winding slides and a 90ft speed slide!
They even have a “Mermaid Academy” where kids ages 4-12 can swim with a unique swimmable mermaid tail! So they can live out their underwater dream!
Gaylord Palms Resort and Waterpark
Gaylord Palms Resort is just minutes away from the theme parks! The Cypress Springs waterpark now features an exclusive, new Crystal River Rapids ride. It features a zero-entry swimming pool, a multi-level treehouse playground, racing slides, a drop slide, and a surfing experience!
If you want a more relaxing experience, you can book a cabana and enjoy a poolside margarita from the SandBar! The pools are heated year-round, so it’s always the right time to visit!
The Grove Resort and Water Park Orlando
At the Surfari Water Park at the Grove Resort in Orlando, not only do they have a gorgeous resort pool surrounded by lush gardens, a lazy river, and water slides, but they also have a Flowrider surf simulator for you to test out your surfing skills!
The Surfari Water Park is free for resort guests, or you can just relax at the pool with your family and friends in the lounge chairs or cabanas for rent. Make sure to check out their website for great deals for Florida residents!
Disney's Art of Animation Resort
At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort 3 resort pools, you’ll find the Big Blue Pool inspired by Finding Nemo, which holds over 300,000 gallons of water (Walt Disney World’s biggest resort pool!), the Cozy Cone Pool is inspired by Pixar’s Cars with cone-shaped cabanas, and Flippin’ Fins Pool inspired by The Little Mermaid!
This is a great spot for those looking to have the best combo of staying and playing on Disney property without spending a crazy amount, and there’s something that everyone in the family will love!
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
At Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, you can experience unique Southwest American influences! Have fun at the Dig Site – home to the Lost City of Cibola Pool – and slide down a 50-ft waterslide against a Mayan ruins temple. Coronado Springs also offers the largest hot tub on Disney property!
There are also three leisurely pools (the Casitos, Rachos, and Cabanas). You can grab a cocktail from the Siesta Key Bar while you relax poolside! Coronado Springs is the perfect spot for a pool staycation in Orlando!