Your guide to endless play and refreshing relaxation under sunny skies at some of the most incredible pools at Orlando’s hotels and resorts, including Orlando World Center Marriott (pictured).
Updated February 2, 2021
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Featuring 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 waiting for you this winter, spring and all year long in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions for their current status.
Cool Pools at Hotels & Resorts in Orlando’s Walt Disney World® Resort / Lake Buena Vista Area
These Walt Disney World Resort properties share Stormalong Bay: a 3-acre water park with a sandy bottom, a 230-foot-long waterslide, a 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 the all-new Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and many others!
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This deluxe 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.
Surf’s up at this resort 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, and children will love the 2-story water adventure at the kids’ pool. Private cabana rentals are also available.
Dive into an 800,000-gallon, half-acre, free-flowing lagoon pool at this resort, which also features a private cove with 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!
With warm lagoon pools, a sandy beach and ample palm trees, stepping into this resort’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 Island H2O Live! water park, which has drop slides, a wave pool, a children’s area and a lazy river, among other features.
Close to Walt Disney World Resort, this upscale property 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-galloon lagoon pool — plus nighttime laser shows! Inside the resort, you’ll find two additional heated pools.
Make a splash at five lagoon-style pools at this AAA Four Diamond resort, 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 party over to the pool deck’s fire pit, all surrounded by a picturesque landscape minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.
Cool Pools at Hotels & Resorts in Orlando’s Universal Orlando Resort & International Drive Area
Thanks to a booming underwater music system, you’re guaranteed a rocking good time at this Universal Orlando Resort property’s 12,000-square-feet, zero-entry pool! 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, including a plasma TV, a fridge, beverage service and other benefits.
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This retro-cool property’s Cabana Courtyard 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 other properties with stunning pools, including Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, and others.
Temperature-controlled waters, an 892-foot lazy river and plenty of Florida sunshine are waiting for you at this acclaimed resort 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.
The zero-entry Grotto Pool at this AAA Four Diamond hotel 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.
A tranquil lazy river doesn’t just run through this resort’s 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.
Adjacent to SeaWorld® Orlando, this resort 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. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld also has a large outdoor pool, a children’s pool and a whirlpool for hours of aquatic fun.
Cool Pools at Hotels & Resorts in Downtown Orlando and Winter Park
Wash your cares away at this hotel’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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This AAA Four Diamond resort 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 and nightlife.
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