Chances are, you’re going to spend at least a day or two lounging by the pool on your next vacation to Orlando. Choose your resort wisely… there are some pretty awesome resort pools in Orlando designed to lure you away from the theme parks for lots of much deserved R&R. Here are the favorites:
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Travelers in search of the ideal poolside experience have the choice of two heated watering holes at this tropical themed paradise, including the Nanea Volcano Pool, which features a grotto slide
JW Marriott, Orlando Grande Lakes Resort
Families love the 24,000-square-foot (7,315-square-meter) Lazy River Pool, the largest pool area in Central Florida, which allows lazy swimmers to float into relaxation.
Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel
The entertainment area at this rock and roll-themed pool features a 240-foot (73-meter) water slide and an underwater audio system for non-stop rockin’ out. The Hard Rock also features themed cabanas so guests can spend the afternoon in The Beatles “The Yellow Submarine” or Stevie Wonder’s “Musiquarium.”
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
With five heated pools in this New Orleans themed oasis located in Alligator Bayou and Magnolia Bend, the Port Orleans Resort also features a nearby play park ideal for toddlers.
Universal’s Royal Pacific Resort
A tropical oasis likened to a south pacific lagoon, this resort lets guests sink their toes into the sands of the zero-entry pool that is surrounded by dozens of palm trees, tropical plants and thatched-roof open-air cabanas.
Cypress Pointe Resort in Lake Buena Vista
Lounge by this pool and you’ll likely to see a volcano erupt water over lazy guests thankful for the cool-down.
An octopus waters slide, a zero-entry pool deck and a super fun splash park make this pool a family favorite.
Universal’s Portofino Bay Hotel
Families choose from three pools such as the Beach Pool which features a Roman aqueduct-style water slide and separate kiddie pool, and the Villa Pool, which boasts swanky private cabanas.