Go for a swim underneath waterfalls and exotic cave grottoes at the Mediterranean-style Venetian Pool, located in the suburbs of scenic Coral Gables. The historic Venetian Pool, built in 1923, boasts Italian architecture made of coral rock and is fed from a spring that pumps 820,000 gallons of water into the pool daily.
Venetian Pool, 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL, USA, +1 305 460 5306
If you’ve ever dreamt of swimming with dolphins, this is the place to do it. Located in Key Biscayne, the Miami Seaquarium offers different packages to swim with one of the ocean’s most docile creatures—for 30 minutes. Guests can kiss, shake fins, and experience a dorsal fin pull, but it doesn’t come cheap. (Tickets vary at about $210 a session).
Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 361 5705
For those in the mood for a swim with a side of a raucous party, head to the iconic Raleigh Hotel Miami Beach. The oceanfront hotel is a local and tourist favorite due to its stunning pool and party atmosphere. Order cocktails from the pool bar and relax in style with a delicious mojito.
The Raleigh Miami Beach, 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 534 6300