Welcome to Miami, the city of sunshine, palm trees and the endless summer. A place where people from all over the world flock to experience the Miami heat. It’s no wonder this South Florida city is home to some of the best pools in the U.S. And trust us, when temperatures reach an all time high, you’re going to want to be poolside at one of these irresistible locations.

The Standard

While the views from this beautiful saltwater infinity pool are lovely, the truly unique feature is the underwater sound system pumping tunes for your swimming enjoyment, making this pool anything but standard. The pool is open 24-hours.

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Soho Beach House

This hotel and pool is the definition of chic and exclusive, tucked between palm trees and cozy cabanas. There’s an additional rooftop swimming area, where you’ll find perfect panoramic views of the city and the main pool below.

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Delano

Nicknamed ‘The Water Salon,’ the Delano pool is known for it’s wild pool parties and lively atmosphere. This daytime hotspot is equally as popular at night, as it tastefully encompasses the glitz and glamour of South Beach.

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The Setai

The three parallel pools at the Setai differ in temperature by 10-degrees in order to compliment the function of each, creating the perfect conditions for swimming, lounging and enjoying.

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W South Beach

This property offers something for everyone, while upholding the most luxurious standards. The attractive geometric shape of the pool is lined with underwater benches, where impeccable poolside service awaits.

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Mondrian

Off the main strip and away from the chaos of South Beach, the Mondrian offers a spot for visitors looking for a more relaxed pool-day and a different perspective to Miami. Overlooking Biscayne Bay, this bow-shaped pool is THE place to lounge, with its wide array of hammocks, pillows and cabanas.

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Fontainebleau  

This property features not one, not two, but 10 dazzling swimming pools. It’s the best place to go to get a taste of Miami’s pool culture or to pop by if you’re spending the day in South Beach.

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Raleigh

Probably one of the most iconic pools of Miami, this saltwater aquatic haven is best known for it’s distinctive curves and black tile frame. Once a stomping ground for the rich and famous, this pool radiates romance under it’s perfectly manicured palm trees.

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Venetian pool

This public pool could be one of Miami’s best-kept secrets. Designed in the early 1920’s, the pool’s features include 2 cascading waterfalls, rocky grottos and an underground spring water aquifer. Located in Coral Gables, just inland of the main beaches, it’s the perfect place to cool off, especially in the midst of summer.

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1 Hotel South Beach

With 4 different pools to choose from, it’ll be difficult to decide on the best seat in the house. Two of the pools face the ocean where you can sit and watch the waves roll in, or if you prefer a higher view, there’s the elegant rooftop pool and terrace.

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Miami boasts one of the greatest collections of pools in the world, why limit yourself to one on your next trip?  Visit a selection of the best, with a little help from Shwimmer.

Shwimmer: The Pools of the World in the Palm of Your Hand