The 7 Best Pools in Miami You Can Enjoy Year-Round

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wave pool at the tidal cove water park
Tidal Cove Waterpark at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

There are more ways to make a splash in Miami than checking out the miles of white-sand beaches. From breathtaking infinity pools with sweeping ocean views to stylish rooftop retreats that showcase the city's skyline to secluded, tranquil hideaways, Miami's pool scene has you covered. So, whether you’re a sun-seeker (with SPF, of course), a cocktail connoisseur or simply in search of the perfect spot to cool off from the sweltering summer heat, dive into the seven best pools the city has to offer.

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1. Venetian Pool

  • Location: Coral Gables
  • Price: $5.50 to $21
  • Why We Love It: family friendly, European vibe, spacious

If you’re craving a European vacation but can’t swing the price of a plane ticket, Miami’s Venetian Pool is your next best option. Nestled in the heart of Coral Gables, the Venetian Pool is a true gem. Made from a coral rock quarry and filled with spring water, this historic spot transports visitors to the canals of Venice with its unique design and charm. With its cascading waterfalls, quaint bridges and lush landscaping, it offers a picturesque setting for relaxation—lounge under a palm tree, explore the grottos or take a refreshing dip in the cool waters. Ah, bliss.   

2. Tidal Cove Waterpark at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

  • Location: Aventura
  • Price: day pass starting at $55
  • Why We Love It: family friendly, water activities, food and drink service

Looking for an action-packed spot to take the whole family? Tidal Cove Waterpark at the JW Marriott Miami is a thrilling aquatic playground and poolscape with slides, lazy rivers and splash zones for all ages. Whether you've got a teen daredevil seeking heart-pounding thrills or a toddler who just wants to splash her feet, Tidal Cove delivers. Guests can race down high-speed slides, float along the lazy river or relax in the tranquil cabanas.

3. The Biltmore Hotel

  • Location: Coral Gables
  • Price: $300 and up for cabana rentals
  • Why We Love It: luxurious, dining, can spend a full day

With a Mediterranean-inspired design, the Biltmore Pool in Coral Gables is among Miami’s most opulent pools. Seriously! Spanning 23,000 square feet and holding 600,000 gallons of water, this expansive pool is one of the largest in the country. With ample space for swimming and lounging, guests can relax in the whirlpool, unwind in a luxurious cabana or indulge in poolside dining.

4. Strawberry Moon Pool at the Goodtime Hotel

The Goodtime Hotel’s Strawberry Moon Pool is a vibrant and trendy oasis that captures the essence of the city's lively spirit. With its retro-inspired design and pastel hues, guests can lounge on colorful daybeds, sip refreshing cocktails and enjoy live music along the pool’s 24,000-square-foot deck. Whether you're seeking a fun retreat with friends or a buzzy day-to-night experience, dip your feet in one of two heated saltwater pools, order your favorite drink and soak up this Instagram-worthy escape.   

5. The Standard Spa

  • Location: Miami Beach
  • Price: day pass starting at $100
  • Why We Love It: stunning views, tranquil escape, poolside spa treatments

Overlooking the picturesque Biscayne Bay, this infinity pool offers a serene escape from the bustling city. Its sleek design and breathtaking views deliver a perfect spot for guests to unwind on comfortable loungers and indulge in poolside massages and treatments. Take advantage of the hot tub, cold plunge, and even paddleboard and kayak rentals for an added fee. Hungry? The poolside bar serves refreshing cocktails and healthy snacks, too.

6. Fontainebleau Miami Beach

  • Location: Miami Beach
  • Price: day pass starting at $39
  • Why We Love It: family friendly, splash pad and waterslide, beach access

From the vibrant main pool with its energetic atmosphere and live DJs to the tranquil Bowtie and Oasis Pools ideal for relaxation, there's something for everyone at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Lounge on plush sunbeds, sip handcrafted cocktails from the poolside bar or indulge in poolside dining at one of the nearby restaurants. Families can enjoy the water slide and splash pad, while the luxury cabanas offer a private retreat for couples and groups. Want the best of pool and beach? Gain access to the Fontainebleau’s beach, with chairs available for rent.

7. SLS Brickell

Located on the 9th floor of the SLS Brickell, this rooftop pool offers breathtaking views of Miami's skyline. The pool deck features elegant loungers, private cabanas and a bar serving fruit-fueled cocktails. Enjoy a dip in the infinity-edge pool or relax in the bubbling jacuzzi while taking in the sweeping panoramic sites.

clarissa buch

Miami Editor

Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor based in Miami. Focused on food, lifestyle, and travel, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and...