Grab your beach hat, put on some sunscreen and make a splash at these five Florida resort pools, all made even better thanks to gorgeous ocean views.
The tranquility pool — one of two infinity-edge beachfront pools here — is so close to the ocean, it feels as if you can reach out and touch it. Laze under oversize umbrellas and chill out with complimentary reflexology, sunscreen spritzes and cold towels. Want privacy? Lush landscaping provides secluded areas for some me or we time.
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Steps from the beach, a maze of wooden decks with umbrella-covered chaises lets you lounge above Cheeca’s tropical saltwater lagoon, which features a 20-foot rock waterfall dotted with tropical blooms and is designed for families. Take a break to swim with the fish; the lagoon is stocked with native species like barracuda, snapper and angelfish. At the adult spa pool, a second waterfall provides soft white noise for relaxing.
The resort’s Thai influences are reflected in its three pools, arranged in symmetry and complemented by perfectly positioned palms and sculpted hedges. It’s sheer serenity. Soak in the rays or the views of the Atlantic Ocean from a comfy daybed. Bonus: poolside concierge staff delivers magazines and iPods right to your chaise.
A shuttle whisks guests to the resort’s private Beach Club on Lido Key, where the famed white-sand beach is framed by fringes of palms from the deck of the zero-entry, infinity-edge pool. Turtle fountains add whimsy, and you can soothe away stress in the quatrefoil-shaped Jacuzzi while listening to the ocean waves.
The Shores Resort & Spa
Channel your inner sheik while lounging on beachfront cabanas on the slice of sand between the pool and the Atlantic Ocean — that way you get the best of both worlds. Hit up the oceanfront palapa tiki bar for frozen cocktails during the day, and at night enjoy complimentary s’mores kits in front of poolside fire pits.