Leave it to Florida to be home to some of the most luxurious, beautiful and one-of-a-kind pools — pools you can enjoy even without getting wet, if that’s what you prefer. Call ahead and reserve your spot at the pools listed here!
The Breakers in Palm Beach features five (yes, five!) ocean-side pools with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as luxury Beach Bungalows. These bungalows offer the ultimate cabana experience with dedicated concierge service. 888-BREAKERS, thebreakers.com
The Waldorf Astoria Orlando features private, poolside cabanas that accommodate four to six people. Attendants cater to your every need, including full food service. Cabanas offer wireless Internet, an HD flat-screen TV, sunscreen, soft drinks, water and fruit platters. 407-597-5450, waldorfastoriaorlando.com
The Raleigh Hotel’s pool in Miami Beach was made famous as the backdrop for the aquatic routines of swimmer and actress Esther Williams. It is considered one of America’s most beautiful pools. Alongside a waterfall and tropical foliage, guests are served cool beverages and cold, scented towels. 305-534-6300, raleighhotel.com
The Biltmore in Coral Gables has the largest hotel pool in the continental United States. This pool, with private cabana suites and a cascading waterfall, has an interesting history that includes baquatic galas that drew large crowds. 800-727-1926, biltmorehotel.com
The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach has a spa featuring a pool with a stunning waterfall and water sculptures. Guests can lounge poolside, sit below the waterfall for a water massage or indulge in one of the four therapy grottoes. 904-285-1111, pontevedra.com
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes offers a private pool cabana experience, which includes a fruit plate and bottled water. Cabanas feature two lounges, two chairs, a side table, a mini refrigerator, an 32-inch LCD TV with cable, ceiling fan and a safe. 407-206-2400, ritzcarlton.com/orlando