Amazing Orlando Resort Pools, including locations at Walt Disney World and other Orlando-area resorts.
Updated 3/2020 by Jodi Grundig, originally written in 2017 by Kate Gillan.
Sometimes a hotel can have a pool that’s so awesome it becomes the destination. Pack your cute tankini, ‘cause these can’t-miss pools are worth a trip to the Sunshine state all on their own. You might even have a hard time convincing your kids to leave the pools and head over to see Mickey! Here are some amazing Orlando resort pools.
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Amazing Orlando Resort Pools
Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World
It might be the tunes pumping through the underwater sound system, or the gradually sloping beach entry for little ones, but this 7,590 square foot pool makes our list. The deepest part of the family pool is only 4.6 feet, and there is also a nearby splash zone, which blasts water and fog 30 from cool columns that echo the mansion’s décor.
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club’s Stormalong Bay
A Disney property resort, we stayed here a few years ago when I was pregnant with my third, and I found sitting in the sand-bottomed pool and watching my toddlers play as a form of therapy after a long day at the parks. This pool fights in the heavyweight division, with the ability to zip down a 230-foot long waterslide or gaze at the life-sized Shipwreck boat.
See reviews here.
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
With 24,000 square feet and a lazy river you need to view from above in your hotel room to see in its entirety, we had a blast here recently when our friends who live in Orlando met up with us for a pool day. There are kids activities from 10:30-7, and our gang had fun decorating Frisbees to play with immediately in the pool, which is kept at 82 degrees year-round and boasts four waterfalls. Under construction was their new Recreation Center, due to debut this summer, with a game room, internet café, and crafting room.
My husband was able to play golf on the nearby Greg-Norman designed Ritz Carlton course and then walk over to meet us at the pool, so it was a win-win for everyone.
The Lost City of Cibola Pool, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney makes the list again with a sprawling pool complete with Mayan ruins theme. Its main attraction is a 50-foot pyramid the history-lover in your family will enjoy, as well as a 123 foot-long water slide complete with spitting Jaguar spirit animal.
Our 6-year-old loves hot tubs, and he would have fun relaxing in this one, which fits 22 people. Surrounding the pool is non-stop fun, with seasonal kid activities, a pool bar, a white-sand volleyball court, and a kiddie pool for babies.
See reviews here.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
This 800,000 gallon, half-acre pool is separated by a rock cave that’s awesome fun for the whole family to swim underneath. And if that’s not enough excitement for your little ones, this lagoon style pool also has a 124-foot open-flume water slide (you have to be 48 inches high to ride).
This resort, located within the gates of Walt Disney World, offers a zero-entry, lagoon-style pool. It includes a water slide, as well as a lazy river.
With a location right next to Walt Disney World, you can easily go back to the resort in the afternoon for a quick break before returning in the evening.
This huge Marriott hotel offers a number of pools, including the Falls Pool Oasis. This pool includes a waterslide tower with three slides – a 90-foot speed slide and two 200-feet winding slides. There’s also a zero-entry pool, and the whole pool area features music and entertainment.
While this resort is in the center of all of the Orlando action, you’ll want to plan at least one day at the resort to enjoy all of the activities. It’s a bustling hotel with so much to do.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive
The two pools at this hotel are relatively average. However, there is one big difference in comparison to other Orlando pools – one of them is indoors! An indoor pool is fairly uncommon in Orlando and can be a great option when the weather isn’t cooperating outside.
This conveniently located hotel also offers complimentary breakfast, a happy hour reception, and family suites with lots of room to spread out.
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