Most people may come to Miami because they want to party on the beach, but the pool party scene on South Beach can be just as popular. Hotels go to great lengths to build the most attractive pools and create an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment. When it comes to partying by the pool, there are tons of great locations on South Beach, but here are seven locales that stand out above the rest.
Mondrian South Beach Hotel
On the west side of South Beach is the Mondrian, which is not only home to one of the best sunset views in Miami, but also has the perfect pool to host a party on the weekends. Saturday afternoons, you’ll enjoy the pool with fantastic house music in the background, while on Sunday you’ll get a combination of reggae and classic hip-hop, so take your pick on which day suits you better. If you’re not a guest, you’ll have to spend at least $50 on food and drink, but that’s a small price to pay for a day at such an exceptional pool with a great party atmosphere.
This upscale hostel gained notoriety on South Beach in large part because of its fun and unique pool parties. The décor and atmosphere is definitely different from what you’ll find at most 5-star Miami hotels, but the cocktails are among the best you’ll find in Miami Beach and the parties are fueled by the best DJs South Florida has to offer.
1 Hotel South Beach
It’s hard to go wrong with a rooftop pool, especially at 1 Hotel, where the pool is complemented by a great view, an outstanding bar, and music provided by some of Miami’s best DJs. The pool party at 1 Hotel may be a little more laid back than some of the others on South Beach, as the location of the hotel allows it to avoid some of the traffic and large crowds that sometimes plague Miami Beach, but that just makes this pool party more exclusive.
Even if you don’t step foot in the water at the Raleigh Hotel, the two-tiered pool is one of the most iconic on South Beach just to look at. The pool itself is shaped like a 1940’s era crest and sits adjacent to a vintage, old school diving board. The pool area is spacious with an array of luscious palm trees around the perimeter, providing shade and places to sit and relax. If you want to go to a pool party in a location that’s breathtakingly beautiful, the Raleigh Hotel is the place to go.
Located at the Dream Hotel on South Beach, Highbar is one of the best hotel pools in Miami. It’s located on the roof of the hotel, meaning there are spectacular views of the ocean and the rest of South Beach. Highbar has also gained a reputation for being a place for some memorable parties over the years, so you never know when you’re going to be part of one. The pool itself is great, and the decorations around it are second to none. The best part is there is no cover charge for the general public, so everyone is free to come check it out.
The Surfcomber Hotel pool may be ground zero for the South Beach pool party scene. There are certain times of year where the parties by the pool just get out of control, but really any day of the week there’s a good chance there’ll be something special happening. Between the cabanas and the ocean-adjacent pool area, the Surfcomber Hotel pool has everything necessary for a memorable pool party.
Located at the SLS Hotel, Hyde Beach offers one of the most unique and innovative pools on South Beach. For starters, there is a 10-foot tall and 700-pound silver duck statue, which is the perfect complement to two pools that are designed to resemble a bathtub. It’s an amazing design, and for some reason it helps create an incredible party atmosphere at Hyde Beach, because there are plenty of people who keep coming back, knowing it’s one of the best party hot spots on South Beach.