Summer has officially started — and in the Magic City, that means Miami’s finest are clamoring to get into the hottest pool parties, show off their bikini bods, and spend their Saturdays sipping mai tais and margaritas made by the city’s best bartenders. And to make sure you know where to go, we’ve put together a list of our favorite rooftop pools.
Check out our picks below and turn your hot Miami days into one, haute summer:
Reigning fifteen stories above spectacular Brickell Avenue, Viceroy Miami’s 300-foot infinity pool deck boasts perfect Biscayne Bay views, two oversized whirlpools and a Who’s Who? roster of A-list hotel guests showing off their Roberto Cavalli bikinis. And when you’re done getting a tan, head upstairs to a second rooftop pool — at FIFTY, on the 50th floor — for its equally haute, weekly Sunday Confession party. The sun may still be out, but we doubt you’ll be sweating; once the $1,000 bottles of Cristal start flowing, you won’t even notice the heat. Viceroy Miami is located at 485 Brickell Avenue.
In a members-only hotel so exclusive that its guests aren’t allowed to take photos, a secluded rooftop pool and bar has to be one of the hottest spots to unwind. Decked in Cancun-inspired threads and celebrity patrons, this Mexican haunt serves $28 glasses of Los Nahuales Anejo mescal, authentic Mexican fare and haute fiesta vibes to all lucky enough to get in. Ocho at SOHO Beach House is located at 4385 Collins Avenue.
Overlooking Coconut Grove’s lush, palm-filled jungle, the elegant Mayfair Hotel & Spa rooftop lounge is a world of its own: a 15,000-ft. deck, complete with curtained cabanas, flat-screen TVs, a teakwood bar, and of course, a pool. While its Gaudí-esqu design, royal blue accents, shaded palm trees and Miami skyline view promise beautiful days, its rooftop fireplace and popular Miami DJs are guaranteed to make your nights there just as hot. Mayfair Hotel & Spa is located at 3000 Florida Avenue.
When it comes to haute Miami vibes, Collins Avenue knows what it’s all about. Peering down on this world-famous street is none other than Vintro Hotel + Kitchen’s grass-covered rooftop pool deck — it’s a hub for vibrant colors, full-sized daybeds, tie-dye hammocks and chic Miami locals escaping the Ocean Drive masses. Vintro Hotel + Kitchen is located at 2216 Park Avenue.
If you’re going to spend your Miami weekend days poolside, you might as well make them epic. With two shimmering pools, plush daybeds, private cabanas, Epic Sunset cocktails from Area 31 and poolside massages, EPIC’s 16th-story rooftop terrace is guaranteed to make your Saturday in the Magic City just that more magical. EPIC Hotel is located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way.
Basking in Miami’s hot South of Fifth sun, Oasis — the rooftop pool bar at the exclusive Sense Beach House — is where Miami’s finest go to tan, float, sip martinis and mingle with Magic City A-listers. Its sand-colored cushions, nautical vibes and must-see views make for serene, sun-filled days, while its quiet beats, tasty cocktails and open, moonlit veranda make for magical Miami nights. Oasis at Sense Beach House is located at 400 Ocean Drive.