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Best Pools to Dive in Miami

When you can't make it to the beach, dive into Miami Living's favorite pools. From trendy hotels to historical sites, you won't want to miss these marvelous pools.

The world-famous Biltmore pool is worth diving. Soak up South Florida’s sunshine surrounded by a stylish setting for relaxing, outdoor recreation, and dining. One of the largest hotel swimming pools in the continental U.S., the Biltmore’s pool measures approximately 23,000 square feet and holds 600,000 gallons of water. Ideal for special occasions, family gatherings or simply a fantastic setting to relax, have fun and dining.

Telephone: (866) 991-6578

The Venetian Pool is an aquatic facility unlike any other in the United States. It has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, and is still one of the main tourist attractions for those visiting the City of Coral Gables.

The pool was created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, where much of the original coral rock was used to border and further accentuate the pool. It also features two large historic lookout towers, with a view to the beautiful city of Coral Gables.

The 820,000 gallon pool is fed with spring water from an underground aquifer. In the spring and summer seasons, the pool is filled and drained daily! Of course the aquifer is not the only feature that enhances a visitor’s experience. There are two waterfalls that provide a scenic backdrop as well as the cave-like grottos which provide a fun experience for swimmers.

The Venetian Pool’s beauty is further accentuated by its loggias, porticos, palm trees and signature bridge. It truly is an unforgettable experience!

Telephone: (305) 460-5306

Website: Venetian Pool

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is its own private paradise set amidst peaceful tropical gardens and the Biscayne Bay. The breezy, soothing guest rooms feature private terraces, many with outdoor soaking tubs. Spa services meld the traditional with the holistic with a variety of treatments from facials and massages to astrology and health coaching.

The Standard has a beautiful tropical garden offering a place to lounge in the swings or by the fire pit. The main pool is the center of our outdoor hydrotherapy playground also featuring an arctic plunge pool and waterfall hot tub. The Lido Bayside Grill offers a perfect warm-weather, sun-kissed Japanese-inspired menu with incredible views. There’s also a juice café, clothing boutique, and Danish modern bar and lounge.

Phone: (305) 673-1717

The National Hotel is consistently rated among one of the most unique South Beach Miami hotels ideally located directly on the beach and 1 block east of Lincoln Road, 2 blocks north of Ocean Drive and respectively 10 and 15 minutes away from Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport.

The hotel features the iconic 203 foot long infinity swimming pool which was at one point, the longest pool in Florida. The pool is nestled amongst several native palms, bougainvilleas and tropical plans alongside with private cabanas and seating areas. The pool is an ideal site for a relaxing massage, bites and signature drinks from Aqua Club Bar and Grill.

Telephone: (305) 532-2311

Trendy and tropical, EAST Miami brings a playful lifestyle hotel with an Asian twist to downtown Miami. Dotted with palm trees and modern art; they offer guests a relaxed space to work playfully and play productively. 

You’ll feel the buzz the moment you enter our lobby; from our energetic co-working space and pool deck to the airy sun-drenched guest rooms.

Whether you’re a serious swimmer or just splashing around in the shallow end, they've got four different pools and plenty of outdoor Pool & Deck space for you to explore. Try your freestyle in the lap pool, cool off in the cold plunge pool and relax in the spa and hot tub.

Telephone: : (305) 712-7000

Website: EAST, Miami

With luxury accommodations and an oceanfront setting, The Miami Beach EDITION is an ideal escape with gorgeous pools. Decorated in sophisticated Miami style, every room enjoys large windows and views of the city, pool or ocean.

Their luxury bi-level bungalows promote a sense of privacy and well-being with their plunge pools and serene terraces. The Miami Beach hotel boasts two ocean-facing pools, a wellness spa with a gym, a nightclub, bowling alley and ice-skating rink. Chic indoor venues and outdoor space make us equally well-suited for lavish weddings and shareholder meetings.

Telephone: (786) 257-4500

Situated on 100,000 square feet of pristine sugar-white sand, Faena Pool & Beach offer the perfect settings for sun-bathing, outdoor activities and ultimate relaxation. Embrace the Miami heat at Faena's palm-fringed pool lined with complimentary chaise lounges and luxurious cabanas large enough for families and friends to relax together. Their Butlers are standing by to offer fruit-infused water, sun-glass cleaning, small bites, reading material and so much more.

Telephone: (305) 534-8800

Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach, Florida. Its iconic design is a spectacular blend of Miami’s glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury. A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than half a century, Morris Lapidus’ emblematic curvilinear building sets a new standard for business and pleasure. The 22-acre oceanfront Miami Beach hotel features signature restaurants by award-winning chefs; two chic nightlife venues; a two-story spa, a virtually endless poolscape, miles of pristine beach and state-of-the-art conference and event facilities.

Telephone: (800) 548-8886

Lounge under a colorful cabana or bungalow at one of their two heated outdoor pools— including an adult-only pool. Poolside service includes a personal attendant so you can bask in the sunshine with specialty cocktails and casual cuisine.

Telephone: (305) 424-1234

Make a splash in the refreshing waters at W Hotel's WET® pool, the South Beach outdoor hotel pool serving up a helping of sunshine with a side of exceptional service. You'll never have to lift a toe for towels and refreshments--they'll even come to the rescue with sunblock application assistance as needed. And, if you're feeling a snack attack or need a sip fix, they'll bring you cocktails, organic cold-pressed juices and delectable light fare from the WET Bar and Grille. With room for up to 82 guests, it’s an excellent option for an outdoor soiree under the stars in Miami Beach.

Unwind almost anywhere at W South Beach, from the Grove, our garden inspired by Jardin de la Fontaine in Nîmes, to W Hotel's palm-studded outdoor heated pool.

Telephone: (305) 938-3000

Story last updated September 2020. Words By Sumbal Kuraish. Hippo gif animation courtesy of Seat, the Spanish automobile manufacturer with its head office in Martorell, Spain. Pool images courtesy of hotels featured on this story.


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