Endless play and refreshing relaxation under sunny skies — that’s what you get when you treat yourself to some of Orlando’s best pools at hotels and resorts (Orlando World Center Marriott pictured).

Updated Jan. 11, 2023

Desperate for sunny skies, warm weather and relaxing waters? Come to Orlando. No matter the season, our hotel and resort pools are open for business and ready for you to make a splash. Boasting lazy rivers, waterslides, gorgeous scenery, secluded grottos, underwater sound systems and kid-friendly fun — not to mention heated water in case temperatures get chilly — here are some of the coolest pools in Orlando.

Cool Pools at Hotels & Resorts in Orlando’s Walt Disney World® Resort & Lake Buena Vista Area

Disney's Yacht Club Resort mother and daughter on beach
Stormalong Bay at DISNEY’S YACHT CLUB Resort & DISNEY’S BEACH CLUB Resort, Part of WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (©Disney)

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort & Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Official hotel properties at Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort share Stormalong Bay: a 3-acre water park with a sandy bottom, 230-foot-long waterslide, lazy river and three whirlpool spas, among other features. More opportunities for relaxation and fun can be enjoyed in the resorts’ shared Tidal, Admiral and Dunes Cove pools. Don’t think these are the only cool pools at Walt Disney World Resort, though — they have more than two dozen onsite resorts to choose from, including Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and many others, all of which provide magical guest benefits.

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Caribe Royale Orlando exterior pool
Tropical Pool at Caribe Royale Orlando

Caribe Royale Orlando

The AAA Four Diamond Caribe Royale Orlando invites you to soak up sun and fun at their tropical pool, which features a 75-foot waterslide and towering waterfalls for endless thrills. You can also find refuge in the resort’s private cabanas, complete with water, chilled face towels and plush beach towels. And on weekends, enjoy live poolside DJ entertainment while you luxuriate and play.

Family floating in the lazy river at the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Resort
Lazy River at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort

Central Florida’s only AAA Five Diamond property, the deluxe Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort offers five ways to have fun in the water, starting with the 7,590-square-foot Family Pool and its gently sloping beach entrance. It even has an underwater audio system — as does the adults-only Oasis Pool, which also features a Jacuzzi. Add the resort’s splash zone, lazy river and waterslide, and you’re in for a full day of aquatic adventures.

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The Grove Resort Flowrider® Double
FlowRider® Double Surf Simulator at The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando

Surf’s up at The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando thanks to the onsite Surfari Water Park. Grab a bodyboard and hit the FlowRider® Double Surf Simulator, or tackle the enclosed and open waterslides. You can also drift down a lazy river or frolic in the oversized, zero-entry pool. Meanwhile, children will love the 2-story water adventure at the kids’ pool. Private cabana rentals are also available.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress hotel swimming pool
Private Cove at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Dive into an 800,000-gallon, half-acre, free-flowing lagoon pool at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, which also features a private cove, rocky cliffs and a rope bridge. Splash around in waterfalls, swim through caves or even race down a waterslide — there’s no wrong way to do it!

Lake Buena Vista Village pool with a pirate ship
Pirates Plunge Pool at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

Close to Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa doesn’t just specialize in all-suite accommodations — they also have a shipwrecked ship in their zero-entry Pirates Plunge Pool, complete with shooting water cannons. If that’s too much excitement for you, grab a spot at the Relaxation Pool and soak up some of Florida’s famous sunshine.

Lagoon at Island H2O Live at Margaritaville Orlando Resort
Wave Pool at Island H2O Live! Water Park, Part of Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

With warm lagoon pools, a sandy beach and ample palm trees, stepping into Margaritaville Resort Orlando’s pool area is like visiting a lush, landscaped paradise. (And yes, cheeseburgers are available.) If you’re more into thrills than relaxation, hit up the onsite, specially ticketed Island H2O Live! water park, which has drop slides, a wave pool, a children’s area and a lazy river, among other features.

Orlando World Center Marriott laser show
Falls Pool Oasis Laser Show at Orlando World Center Marriott

Orlando World Center Marriott

Close to Walt Disney World Resort, the upscale Orlando World Center Marriott offers four heated, outdoor pools in one at its Falls Pool Oasis. Features include a tower with three waterslides, a kids’ zero-entry pool with toys and activities, four soothing whirlpools, and a 600,000-gallon lagoon pool — plus nighttime laser shows. Inside the resort, you’ll find two additional heated pools.

Grotto pool at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Grotto Pool at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort & Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort & Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

One of Orlando’s most iconic properties, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort added the all-new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve in 2021, and guests of both receive full access to five heated pools — plus whirlpools, fountains and waterfalls. Whether you want to unwind in a quiet alcove, work out in one of the country’s top-rated lap pools, or celebrate with seasonal disc jockeys and entertainment, you’ll find it all at the Swan and Dolphin.

Pool at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
One of Two Lazy Rivers at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Make a splash at five lagoon-style pools at the AAA Four Diamond Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, which also features two lazy rivers. Cabana rentals are available, and when the sun goes down and the stars come out, you can move the celebration over to the pool deck’s fire pit, all surrounded by a picturesque landscape minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.

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Cool Pools at Hotels & Resorts in Orlando’s Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando & International Drive Area

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando boy in a swimming pool
Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando Resort

Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando

Thanks to a booming underwater music system, you’re guaranteed a rocking good time at the 12,000-square-foot, zero-entry pool at Hard Rock Hotel, an official Universal Orlando Resort property. Other features include interactive fountains, a sandy beach area, daily activities for kids, and a winding, 260-foot waterslide. You can even party like a rock star with a private cabana rental, complete with a plasma TV, a fridge, beverage service and other benefits.

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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort™ exterior and pool
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The retro-cool Cabana Courtyard at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort features an expansive pool, dive tower-themed waterslide and poolside bar, as well as rentable cabanas, shaded picnic tables and a large fire pit. At the Lazy River Courtyard, enjoy another massive pool with a winding river, sandy beach, two fire pits, lots of outdoor seating, and a poolside bar and grill. Also, keep in mind that Universal Orlando Resort has numerous properties with stunning pools, including Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, and others.

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Coco Key Water Resort water park parrot's perch
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort Orlando

CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort Orlando

Right in the heart of International Drive, CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort Orlando is designed with families in mind — up to and including its 54,000-square-foot, canopy-covered, specially ticketed water park. In addition to 14 slides and rides, the water park has two on-site restaurants and a tiki bar where adults can grab a cocktail and relax. Kids under 36 inches tall are complimentary with a paid adult, and they can have a blast in a special lagoon created just for little ones.

Hilton Orlando family in lazy river
Lazy River at Hilton Orlando

Hilton Orlando

Temperature-controlled waters, an 892-foot lazy river and plenty of Florida sunshine are waiting for you at the acclaimed Hilton Orlando in the heart of International Drive. The zero-entry main pool features a waterslide, whirlpool, and 13,000-square-foot deck with lounge chairs, rentable cabanas, and Tropics Pool Bar & Grill.

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Hyatt Regency Orlando aerial view of the hotel and swimming pool
Grotto Pool at Hyatt Regency Orlando

Hyatt Regency Orlando

The zero-entry Grotto Pool at the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Orlando is a tropical paradise complete with water fountains, waterfalls, a waterslide, kids’ play area and a hot tub, plus private cabanas. Or, head to the fourth floor of the property’s Tower 2 for up-high relaxation at the Terrace Pool.

Children’s Pool at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, and The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

A tranquil lazy river doesn’t just run through JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes’ pool complex — the entire area is called the Lazy River Outdoor Pool. It’s complemented by a children’s pool and a whirlpool, and private luxury cabanas are available to rent. What’s more, guests of this property get access to the adults-only The Spa Pool at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, which is right next door.

Renaissance Orlando At SeaWorld children shooting water cannon in Aqua Zone
R Aqua Zone, Part of Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

A SeaWorld® Orlando Official Hotel, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld has its own water park: R Aqua Zone. In addition to two full-sized waterslides, the water park has a toddler play area with jets, a small slide, a gentle rain tree and other features. The resort also has a large outdoor pool, a children’s pool and a whirlpool for hours of aquatic fun.

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Rosen Shingle Creek overview of resort
Pools at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando

Rosen Shingle Creek

Situated on 255 acres of perfectly manicured gardens and lush landscapes, the AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek boasts four seasonally heated outdoor pools, including a lap pool, zero-entry family pool, cabana pool and even a wading pool for kids. You can also take advantage of two hot tubs and other poolside amenities when you’re not experiencing everything else there is to do at this expansive luxury resort.

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Cool Pools at Hotels & Resorts in Orlando & Winter Park

The Alfond Inn reading by pool
Pool Area at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park

The Alfond Inn

Wash your cares away at The Alfond Inn’s Mediterranean-style oasis, which is centered by an elevated, 60-foot-long pool that is heated to ensure comfort no matter the season. Surrounded by marble terraces, lush landscaping and shaded walkways, it’s the ultimate in tranquil escapism — all within walking distance of Winter Park’s acclaimed dining and shopping, 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando.

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Grand Bohemian Hotel swimming pool
Rooftop Pool at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

The AAA Four Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando is arguably downtown Orlando’s most luxurious lodging, and its heated, rooftop pool has much to do with it. Also featuring a whirlpool, the pool area offers unbeatable views of downtown, making it a great place to relax before heading out to explore the area’s vibrant dining, nightlife and culture.

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Lake Nona Wave Hotel haven pool cabanas
Pool Deck at Lake Nona Wave Hotel in Orlando

Lake Nona Wave Hotel

The Lake Nona Wave Hotel isn’t just one of Orlando’s newest properties — it’s also one of the most innovative, including access to the Lake Nona Performance Club and the Chopra Mind-Body Zone and Spa. Sit back, relax and delight in one of Florida’s most colorful oases courtesy of the HAVEN Pool, which serves as a tranquil base of operations between adventures in the Lake Nona area.

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Looking for more ways to have fun in the water while you’re in Orlando? Don’t skip our world-famous water parks, lazy rivers, eco-adventures and more. You’re guaranteed a wet and wild time with all of them.

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Pool Safety Tips

Every year, deputies at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office respond to dozens of drowning and near-drowning incidents. If children are in the pool, always keep an eye on them and never assume someone else is watching. Watch this video to learn more.

Map of Orlando’s Coolest Pools

Use this interactive map to track down all of the cool pools featured in this blog. (Click here if you found us via Google and don’t see a map or images!)

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