Central Florida is, and always will be, one of the leading tourist destinations in the entire world. Not only is the area home to three of the best theme parks across the globe, it is also home to one of the largest populations for hotel rooms, meaning there is never a shortage of places to stay in the Orlando area. But with such stiff competition, resorts have to find a way to stand out amongst the plethora of choices and one way they accomplish this is with outstanding recreation amenities, such as pools.
Some of the Top 10 pools in the Orlando area reside right in the heart of the theme park resorts. At the Universal Orlando Resort, two of their three on-site hotels, the Hard Rock Hotel and Portofino Bay, have two of the most opulent and unique swimming areas and multiple pools for their guests. The Walt Disney World ® Resort hotels hold their own as well. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has a rustic pool area beside a gushing geyser, Disney’s Grand Floridian’s Resort & Spa offers a new massive waterfall and waterslide pool and the most coveted pool area at Disney, Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, has a series of areas that include a shipwreck slide and a swimming area with a sand bottom. And although it is just a few miles off Walt Disney World ® property, the Nickelodeon Family Suites pool complex is a sight to be seen, as it is more like a water park than a pool with its two water complexes!
Orlando is also home to luxury resorts that are located off property, two of which are known both for their extravagance and their massive lazy rivers, (the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Orlando joint pool and the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate) while, the Hyatt Grand Cypress and Rosen Centre swimming pools reflect the elegance of their resorts with their outdoor recreational space.
Having an outdoor swimming area is crucial with the year-round warm weather in Central Florida, and the above resorts and hotels went above and beyond to ensure that their guests will also have fun while beating the heat!