Summer in Tampa Bay is right around the corner and we are lucky to be home to some pretty amazing resort pools. From beachfront pools with private cabanas to rooftop urban oases, there are plenty of places to lounge, take a dip, and enjoy a frozen cocktail. We’ve broken down our favorite Tampa Bay resort pools by those offering day passes without an overnight stay, and pools that are exclusive for resort guests. Happy pool hopping!
Tampa Bay Resort Pools With Day Passes
Dunedin’s newest hotel has a fabulous old Florida vibe. The day pass options are pretty great. You can get a pool pass with complimentary valet parking, lounge chair and towels, or spring for a bottomless brunch pass and enjoy mimosas all morning long, beginning at $45 per person.
Sip on poolside drinks in the middle of downtown Tampa at this centrally located property. Besides boasting some incredible views, this rooftop Tampa resort pool also offers poolside food and drink service, kayak and paddle board rentals, discounted parking and more to day pass visitors. Day passes come in a variety of options, including $75 for a shaded daybed for two and $150 for a luxury cabana for two.
There are a couple of ways to enjoy some poolside champagne right on Howard Ave. in South Tampa. Sign up for Bend, Bubbles & Brunch, a Sunday morning yoga class that offers pool access for the rest of the day. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 for the day. After class, enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly. Day passes are also available via Resort Pass beginning at $20 per day, and parking is included.
We love the options available for the Godfrey Hotel on Tampa’s Rocky Point. The Resort Pass options offer everything from a pool couch for 4 people starting at $50, to a waterfront cabana for up to 10 people for $250. Guests enjoy poolside food and drink service along with a complimentary fruit platter and water.
Bask in the shade of the iconic pink palace in St. Pete Beach. As an added bonus, the property just got a bit more sparkly thanks to the completion of a 3-year renovation project. A day pass to the Don CeSar includes access to two resort pools, private beach access, locker rooms, complimentary wifi and poolside food and drink service. Passes begin at $75 per person.
Get your drinks brought straight to your lounger at Hotel Alba in Tampa’s Westshore District. Day pass prices begin at $30, with cabana pricing starting at $50. The cabanas include passes for two people, with a shaded cabana and two lounge chairs. We're partial to the tiki cabanas.
The second, and final, beachfront pool on our list, the Hyatt Regency Resort Pass gets you access to their beautiful pool facing the Gulf and pristine Clearwater Beach. The resort offers poolside food and drink service, too. Day passes begin at $30, and private cabanas begin at $199.
Tampa Bay Resort Pools For Guests Only
Grand Hyatt has a breezy pool with premium water views, not to mention some of the best restaurants in town right at the hotel.
Sandpearl’s gorgeous beachfront pool and spacious cabanas make it a serious contender for a staycation with style. Overnight guests can rent a private cabana if they’re looking for shade and extra lounging space.
This infinity pool in Rocky Point shows off some pretty incredible views of Tampa Bay. When you’re done soaking up some rays, head to Tampa’s tallest rooftop bar for dinner and drinks.
With views of downtown and Tampa Bay, Tampa’s JW Marriott’s rooftop pool is an attraction of its own. This newly-opened hotel is unlike any other hotel property in Tampa Bay. Eventually, the hotel is expected to offer day packages to locals for $55 per day per person which will include use of the facilities and the rooftop pool.
We’re suckers for a beachfront pool, and Treasure Island Beach Resort has a great one. As a bonus, they’re currently offering 20% off rates for Florida residents.
The glass wall pool at The Edge Hotel in Clearwater Beach will make you feel like you’re swimming in the gulf. When you’re not lounging in the pool, snag a drink at the rooftop bar and enjoy a relaxing stay.
A serene, waterfront pool with poolside service and an ultra convenient location in lively downtown St. Pete — The Vinoy is a classic for a reason.
Guests at Tampa's Hard Rock property have access to reserve some seriously nice cabanas. A regular cabana fits 8 people and can be reserved for $250, or upgrade to the VIP cabana (which comes with your own attendant and luxury loungers) for $500. There are also plenty of lounge chairs available plus a poolside bar and grill. Take your pick of three unique pool areas during your stay.
Live entertainment, poolside food and beverage service, a Gulf-front, zero-entry pool and hot tub are just a few perks of this Clearwater Beach property. Guests are also able to rent private cabanas during their stay. Opal Sands has a full service spa and some great restaurant options for your next staycation. And you can't beat the oceanfront location.
Feature image credit: Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach