1 Montage Laguna Beach
The views from the Mosaic Pool at the Montage Laguna Beach are some of the most stunning in Southern California. To be the hautest person sitting poolside, throw on your Hermes bikini and rent a cabana. For $300 a day, you're offered a Dyson bladeless fan, an iHome, an an assortment of new and classic games, an array of national and local newspapers and magazine, access to Netfix and Hulu, organic sunscreen lotion, complimentary beverages, a seasonal fruit bowl and your very own dedicated cabana host and server. That's haute.
30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach (949) 715-6000
2 The Coliseum pool at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Coliseum Pool at Newport Beach's The Resort at Pelican Hill is one of the most beautiful pools you'll find anywhere in Southern California thanks to its design of over one million glass mosaic tiles, laid by hand to form the pool’s perfect circle, 136 feet in diameter. The most intimate way to experience this luxurious oasis is in one of the furnished private cabanas, available by reservation for Bungalow and Villa guests. Lounge comfortably in the luxury cabana suites that surround both the Coliseum and Villa Pools. Here you'll find flat-screen TVs, Bose audio systems, chaise lounges, dining tables with chairs, ceiling fans and mini bars. Guests may also arrange for food to be delivered to their cabana for true VIP service.
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast (855) 315-8214
3 St. Regis Monarch Beach
There is not one but three pools for guests at the stunning St. Regis Monarch Beach. Those who want to lounge in style should grab a luxury cabana at the Main Pool, while those who actually feel like swimming instead of sunning should head to the outdoor Lap Pool has three lanes and 72 laps equal 1 mile and 20 yards (22 meters). Additionally, there is a Lagoon Pool available for children and families.
1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point (949) 234-3200
4 Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
The views of the ocean are so epic from the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel that you may never even approach its two pools, but should you shy away from sea spray and salt water, you'll be pleased to know they exist. The Ritz-Carlton pools are the perfect places to lounge with a glass of Champagne in hand for a day of fun in the sun. Keep on relaxing after your day of indulging with a trip to the sea-inspired spa or the ocean-view fitness center for those who need to temper their indulgences with a workout.
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point (949) 240-2000
5 The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Those looking for a private place to take a dip while seeing all that Beverly Hills has to offer should head to the Peninsula's stunning outdoor rooftop pool. The 60 ft by 20 ft rooftop oasis is surrounded by a roof garden, giving it a secret garden effect. Those who want a little more privacy can also book a cabana, which includes a telephone and flat screen TV.
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills (310) 551-2888