While Newport Beach is famed for its stunning beaches and rolling waves, a day spent poolside can’t be beaten—especially if it’s at a luxury resort. Ditch the worries of rip currents, big waves and sand in your car and gear up for a sun-soaked day by the pool! We’ve rounded up five pools in Newport Beach that’ll set your watch to springtime. Don’t forget the SPF!
1. Catch Some Rays at The Coliseum Pool
Possibly one of the most stunning properties in Southern California, The Resort at Pelican Hill sits on 504 acres of coastline and boasts an assortment of luxury amenities, including the famed Coliseum Pool. Take a dip in this Roman-style oasis that features a radiant blue bottom made of 1.1 million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles. The Coliseum Pool is the largest circular pool in the world and offers stunning views of the beautiful Newport Beach coastline.
2. Soak Up the Sun at Lido House
With its trendy Cape Cod aesthetic, this stylish hotel in the heart of Lido Isle features a pristine, palm tree-lined pool deck—perfect for a day of sippin’ in the sun. Snag some shade in one of the cabanas and take a dip in the saltwater pool that’s as refreshing as the champagne served on the deck. You’ll love everything about this scene, including the plush chaises, canvas umbrellas and combination of olive trees and swaying palms.
3. Rent a Cabana at Balboa Bay Resort
The beautiful Balboa Bay Resort sits on fifteen acres of bayfront property and features a state-of-the-art pool deck complete with a swim-up bar, lounge chairs, daybeds and private cabanas (perfect for families). Each cabana comes equipped with a TV and can house up to six adults and two children.
4. Chill Bayside at Newport Beach Marriott Bayview
Crowded beaches and jam-packed hotels can be overwhelming, which is why Newport Beach Marriott Bayview is a sweet escape. This all-suites hotel is surrounded by acres of natural beauty and boasts a pool that overlooks the calm waters of the Back Bay. Head down for a day in the sun or make an evening trip to the jacuzzi to catch a dreamy sunset!
5. Make a Splash at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
With its lush grounds, three pools and abundance of kid-friendly activities, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach remains a staple vacation spot for families. The property’s three sparkling pools—Indulge, Serenity and Oasis—offer three distinct spaces for travelers of all ages. Adults can relax at the Indulge pool or enjoy a moment of peace and quiet at the Serenity pool while the kids splash, play and zoom down the winding waterslide at the Oasis pool.
6. Lounge the Day Away at VEA Newport Beach
A luxury destination pool experience awaits at the newly rebranded VEA Newport Beach! This hip oasis is perfect for socializing and catching some sun. Snag a cushioned lounge chair or rent a cabana for the day, and when you’re ready, make your way over to the poolside terrace bar for a cocktail, which was built to resemble the end of the pier.
Resort pools are only open to hotel guests. To use these facilities, visit the resort’s individual website to book an overnight stay.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger