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May 12, 2022

The Complete Guide to Your Ultimate Pool Day in Orlando

6 Essential Tips to Make The Most of Your Pool Day at Orlando’s Top Resorts

Summer is officially just around the corner, and there is no better way to enjoy Florida's warm weather than with a refreshing pool day at one of Orlando’s top resorts. Whether you’re planning the perfect pool day for your family, dreaming of a relaxing afternoon with your partner, or simply craving some alone time with your favorite book, dive into our complete guide for the ultimate Orlando pool day—six essential tips to elevate your experience.

1. Keep your cool

The best way to enjoy a perfect pool day in Orlando is to have the basic necessities covered. While Orlando is warm year-round, the summer season can bring some warmer days.

Beat those warmer days by packing broad-spectrum sunscreen (blocks both UVA and UVB rays), lip balm, sunglasses, hats, and hair ties. If you forget any of these items, you can always stop by your resort’s gift shop to pick up what you need.

Pro tip: Set a timer on your phone or watch for every two hours as a reminder to reapply your sunscreen!

2. Reserve a private cabana

Enhance your pool experience with a private cabana. A luxurious upgrade to your pool day, reserving a private cabana not only affords maximum comfort, with plush daybeds and expansive shade, it gives you premier access to food and beverage service.

Pro tip: Orlando resort pools fill up quickly and seating can be hard to come by if you don’t get there early. Reserving a private cabana allows you to arrive later in the morning with the assurance you’ll have a spot to relax.

3. Set the tone

Your Orlando pool day isn’t complete without music. Music streaming services have tons of curated summertime playlists. Whether you’re listening via headphones, portable speaker, or live music at your resort, set the tone with nonstop tunes that bring the vacation vibes.

Pro tip: Several Orlando resorts have live DJ entertainment poolside on weekends. Before booking your getaway, check to see if your resort offers any special poolside activities.

4. Indulge in refreshing libations and food

What’s one of the best things about being on vacation? The opportunity to indulge in tropical cocktails and delicious snacks. When planning your ultimate pool day in Orlando, be sure to book a resort with poolside food and beverage offerings.

Pro tip: Feeling the warm Florida sun? Frozen drinks are a staple of Orlando pool days. Order a pina colada, strawberry daiquiri, or the Orlando Vice.

5. Float the day away

A must-have for the ultimate lazy pool day, pool floats are the perfect accessory. Allowing you to drift effortlessly, pool floats are a great way to stay cool while basking in the Orlando sun. And for kids, pool floats can serve as safety aids and fun toys.

Pro tip: Pool floats are also great for your summer Instagram game. From unicorns to pizza slices, engagement rings to flamingos, pool floats are quirky, fun, and are sure to give your pool day a pop.

6. Entertain the kids

Traveling with kids? Keep them entertained with poolside activities, such as waterslides, waterfalls, and poolside games. When booking your Orlando vacation, check to see if your resort offers any exciting pool amenities for your kids (or yourself!).

Pro tip: For the ultimate pool day, check out this Orlando resort with a twisting 75’ water slide and towering waterfalls!

Plan your ultimate pool day at Caribe Royale Orlando

With 3 sun-splashed pools, towering water slide, private cabanas, live DJ entertainment, and Caribbean-inspired pool bar and grill, Caribe Royale Orlando has everything you need for the ultimate pool day. Plus, as a Walt Disney Good Neighbor® Hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando provides complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks & Disney Springs®.

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