23 over-the-top Orlando hotel pools you totally shouldn't sneak into

As we all know, not all pools are created equal– some have luxurious cabanas, some have massive waterfalls and some are even blessed with  lazy rivers. Most of these Orlando area pools require that you be a guest, but some don't.  Either way, please don't sneak into these amazing amazing pools.

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, 407-313-7777
At Four Seasons, you can take a break from your hectic life and take a ride along the lazy river. The lazy river is more than 11,000 square feet and snakes around The Mansion. If you’d rather take a swim, you can visit the adult-only pool, which features underwater audio and a jacuzzi to change up the mood, or the family pool that overlooks the lake and has a sloping entry into the water. The pool is available for guests at the resort or visitors who reserve an 80-minute treatment at the spa. Anyone staying with the guest at the resort (rooms have a maximum of four people) can use the pool area, but no additional guests are allowed. The pool is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, 407-313-7777
At Four Seasons, you can take a break from your hectic life and take a ride along the lazy river. The lazy river is more than 11,000 square feet and snakes around The Mansion. If you’d rather take a swim, you can visit the adult-only pool, which features underwater audio and a jacuzzi to change up the mood, or the family pool that overlooks the lake and has a sloping entry into the water. The pool is available for guests at the resort or visitors who reserve an 80-minute treatment at the spa. Anyone staying with the guest at the resort (rooms have a maximum of four people) can use the pool area, but no additional guests are allowed. The pool is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
1 Grand Cypress Blvd., 407-239-1234
A lagoon-style pool is only one feature that makes the pool at this resort unique. You can swim underneath rock caves in this 800,000-gallon, half-acre pool, which has 12 waterfalls, a water slide tower pavilion, a water jet splash zone and two whirlpools. Within the rockwork are seats and paths that lead to rock-climbing stations. Day-use rooms are available for 50 percent off the Standard Daily Rate and are only available for purchase through Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress directly, by either calling or purchasing at the desk. Rooms are subject to availability, taxes and resort fee.
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
1 Grand Cypress Blvd., 407-239-1234
A lagoon-style pool is only one feature that makes the pool at this resort unique. You can swim underneath rock caves in this 800,000-gallon, half-acre pool, which has 12 waterfalls, a water slide tower pavilion, a water jet splash zone and two whirlpools. Within the rockwork are seats and paths that lead to rock-climbing stations. Day-use rooms are available for 50 percent off the Standard Daily Rate and are only available for purchase through Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress directly, by either calling or purchasing at the desk. Rooms are subject to availability, taxes and resort fee.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., 407-934-4000
The Swan and Dolphin Resort features a variety of selections to choose from if you’re looking for somewhere to take a swim. There is a pool with tropical waterfalls and a waterslide, two lap pools, a spring pool, four whirlpools and a kiddie pool. For activities you can do while you’re there, the resort has water volleyball, watercraft rentals and a beachside playground. The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is for resort guests only, there are no daily charges. 
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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., 407-934-4000
The Swan and Dolphin Resort features a variety of selections to choose from if you’re looking for somewhere to take a swim. There is a pool with tropical waterfalls and a waterslide, two lap pools, a spring pool, four whirlpools and a kiddie pool. For activities you can do while you’re there, the resort has water volleyball, watercraft rentals and a beachside playground. The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is for resort guests only, there are no daily charges.

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
6550 Adventure Way, 407-503-4000
Cabana Bay has two tricked-out pools guests can dive into. At the Cabana Courtyard, make a splash with your entrance from the dive tower waterslide or grab a frozen margarita from the Atomic Tonic poolside bar. The Lazy River Courtyard features a pool with a sandy beach, plus, you guessed it, a lazy river with waterfalls and water canons. The Cabana pool opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., while the Lazy River pool opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. Registered guests are the only ones allowed to use the pool, but if you have a friend visiting or staying overnight, they can join you for the day.
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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
6550 Adventure Way, 407-503-4000
Cabana Bay has two tricked-out pools guests can dive into. At the Cabana Courtyard, make a splash with your entrance from the dive tower waterslide or grab a frozen margarita from the Atomic Tonic poolside bar. The Lazy River Courtyard features a pool with a sandy beach, plus, you guessed it, a lazy river with waterfalls and water canons. The Cabana pool opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., while the Lazy River pool opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. Registered guests are the only ones allowed to use the pool, but if you have a friend visiting or staying overnight, they can join you for the day.

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Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 S Orange Ave., 407-313-9000
The heated outdoor pool and whirlpool might be a little on the small side at the Grand Bohemian, but nothing can beat the views — from its prime rooftop locale, you can soak up not only plenty of sunlight, but also plenty of views from across Downtown Orlando. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The hotel has a package you can purchase to use the gym and the pool, but typically you have to be a guest or a visitor of a guest. 
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Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 S Orange Ave., 407-313-9000
The heated outdoor pool and whirlpool might be a little on the small side at the Grand Bohemian, but nothing can beat the views — from its prime rooftop locale, you can soak up not only plenty of sunlight, but also plenty of views from across Downtown Orlando. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The hotel has a package you can purchase to use the gym and the pool, but typically you have to be a guest or a visitor of a guest.

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Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando
8800 Vistana Centre Drive, 407-239-3100
Looking for quantity and quality in your hotel pool search? The Sheraton has you covered. This hotel has seven outdoor pools and eight bubbling whirlpools for guests to enjoy on a hot summer day. Plus, five of the pools offer private complimentary cabanas, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you cool off in the shade while you sip a Mai Tai ordered from the poolside bar. Four of the pools are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For the night owls in the group, three of the remaining pools are open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. To use the pools, you have to be a registered guest or a visitor of a registered guest. 
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Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando
8800 Vistana Centre Drive, 407-239-3100
Looking for quantity and quality in your hotel pool search? The Sheraton has you covered. This hotel has seven outdoor pools and eight bubbling whirlpools for guests to enjoy on a hot summer day. Plus, five of the pools offer private complimentary cabanas, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you cool off in the shade while you sip a Mai Tai ordered from the poolside bar. Four of the pools are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For the night owls in the group, three of the remaining pools are open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. To use the pools, you have to be a registered guest or a visitor of a registered guest.

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Omni Orlando Resort
1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, 407-390-6664
If the stagnant waters of a typical pool just aren’t your cup of tea, hop into an inner tube and take a ride down Omni’s 850-foot lazy river instead. The channel runs through tunnels, hidden canyons and waterfalls, so there’s plenty to see as you laze the day away. And if the stream gets too crowded, escape to the formal pool, an elegant oasis with eight exclusive cabanas available to rent. The regular pool and lazy river are open from 8 a.m. from 10 p.m. The formal pool gives you a little more time for relaxation, and to enjoy the sunrise and sunset, as it opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Friends and family can join registered guests at the pools. 
Photo via Omni Orlando Resort At Champions Gate/Facebook
Omni Orlando Resort
1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, 407-390-6664
If the stagnant waters of a typical pool just aren’t your cup of tea, hop into an inner tube and take a ride down Omni’s 850-foot lazy river instead. The channel runs through tunnels, hidden canyons and waterfalls, so there’s plenty to see as you laze the day away. And if the stream gets too crowded, escape to the formal pool, an elegant oasis with eight exclusive cabanas available to rent. The regular pool and lazy river are open from 8 a.m. from 10 p.m. The formal pool gives you a little more time for relaxation, and to enjoy the sunrise and sunset, as it opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Friends and family can join registered guests at the pools.

Photo via Omni Orlando Resort At Champions Gate/Facebook
The Cove on Ormond Beach
145 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach, 800-438-2929
In a pool that has mushroom-shaped waterfalls showering water and sprinklers around the pool, the Cove on Ormond Beach serves as a fun place to take a dip for people of any age. The resort also features a two-story water slide that leads you into the pool. And if you want to change up the scene, you can visit the indoor heated pool. Both pools open at 9 a.m., but the outside pool closes promptly at dusk. If you’re not pruny enough yet, you can still soak in the inside pool until inside 11 p.m. Only registered guests and their visitors are allowed to use the facilities.  
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The Cove on Ormond Beach
145 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach, 800-438-2929
In a pool that has mushroom-shaped waterfalls showering water and sprinklers around the pool, the Cove on Ormond Beach serves as a fun place to take a dip for people of any age. The resort also features a two-story water slide that leads you into the pool. And if you want to change up the scene, you can visit the indoor heated pool. Both pools open at 9 a.m., but the outside pool closes promptly at dusk. If you’re not pruny enough yet, you can still soak in the inside pool until inside 11 p.m. Only registered guests and their visitors are allowed to use the facilities.

Photo via The Cove on Ormond Beach/Facebook
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
8113 Resort Village Drive, 407-597-0214
Swimming beside a pirate ship may be a dream of yours. If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Lake Buena Vista features a Pirate’s Plunge Pool, along with its Relaxation Pool. The Pirate Shipwreck that sits in the pool has shooting water cannons, a water slide, hot tubs, tumbling waterfalls, poolside loungers and hammocks. You can also grab a drink at Lani’s Luau, the poolside tiki bar. Guests at the hotel can bring friends and family to use the pool as well. The pool is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
8113 Resort Village Drive, 407-597-0214
Swimming beside a pirate ship may be a dream of yours. If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Lake Buena Vista features a Pirate’s Plunge Pool, along with its Relaxation Pool. The Pirate Shipwreck that sits in the pool has shooting water cannons, a water slide, hot tubs, tumbling waterfalls, poolside loungers and hammocks. You can also grab a drink at Lani’s Luau, the poolside tiki bar. Guests at the hotel can bring friends and family to use the pool as well. The pool is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Photo via Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa/Facebook
Liki Tiki Village in Winter Garden
17777 Bali Blvd., Winter Garden, 407-239-5000
Two heated pools, along with a Liki Tiki Lagoon, may sound pretty refreshing in this Florida heat. The lagoon is a 1.5-acre, 220,000-gallon area that combines a swimming pool with a water park. Unlike the ordinary swimming pool, Liki Tiki offers a rolling wave pool, five water slides, an erupting water volcano, a waterfall and a dancing fountain. And if you want a break from fun in the sun, visit the lounging areas or Shipwreck Sally’s Bar and Grill. If you are staying as a guest or have made a reservation, you are allowed to use the pool at the resort. Depending on the number of guests staying at the hotel, a certain number of additional guests are welcome to use the pool area as well, but they are asked to bring their own towels. The Liki Tiki Lagoon is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the two heated pools are open from 7 a.m. to midnight. 
Photo via Liki Tiki Village
Liki Tiki Village in Winter Garden
17777 Bali Blvd., Winter Garden, 407-239-5000
Two heated pools, along with a Liki Tiki Lagoon, may sound pretty refreshing in this Florida heat. The lagoon is a 1.5-acre, 220,000-gallon area that combines a swimming pool with a water park. Unlike the ordinary swimming pool, Liki Tiki offers a rolling wave pool, five water slides, an erupting water volcano, a waterfall and a dancing fountain. And if you want a break from fun in the sun, visit the lounging areas or Shipwreck Sally’s Bar and Grill. If you are staying as a guest or have made a reservation, you are allowed to use the pool at the resort. Depending on the number of guests staying at the hotel, a certain number of additional guests are welcome to use the pool area as well, but they are asked to bring their own towels. The Liki Tiki Lagoon is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the two heated pools are open from 7 a.m. to midnight.

Photo via Liki Tiki Village