Florida is a major hub for cruise arrivals and departures. It’s also an incredible vacation destination. Whether you have a few hours of downtime before hitting the high seas or an entire day to fill between an early morning docking and a night flight home (a scenario cruise passengers know all too well), why not allot that time to fun in the sun knowing your bags are stowed somewhere safe and secure? ResortPass allows travelers to book daycation experiences at top-rated hotels and resorts near popular cruise ports in the Sunshine State, so you get access to amenities like a swimming pool, a place to store luggage, and even a room for a day to let the kids or weary adults rest without having to pay for an overnight stay. File this under the best cruise hack ever.
- 15-minute drive from the Port of Miami
The Confidante Miami Beach is one of the hottest oceanfront hotels in Miami Beach. A day pass buys access to both the serviced outdoor heated family and adults-only pools, poolside and beachfront lounge chairs, outdoor showers, and the fitness center. Complimentary popsicles, refreshing towels, sunscreen, and fruit-infused water are some of the perks. Traveling without kids and want to splash out on a fabulous adults-only daycation? Splurge on a daybed, shaded poolside cabana, or private bungalow.
- 23-minute drive from the Port of Miami
Located in the historic Miami Art Deco District, The Sagamore Hotel South Beach is a beachfront icon that’s well known as a vibrant vacation (and now, thanks to ResortPass, daycation) destination. A day pass covers admission to the outdoor heated pool, lounge chairs, and daily events—workouts on the garden deck to poolside DJ sets on Saturdays and Sundays. For even more luxury, upgrade to a serviced cabana. Want to feel the sand between your toes? Reserve a beach chair. Hit your limit of sunshine? Book a day-use king room.
- 23-minute drive from the Port of Miami
The perfect place to spend a few hours in stunning Art Deco style, the Shelborne South Beach is a living legend that dates back to the 1940s. It has an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, poolside and beachfront lounge chairs, towel service, and three F&B options—Oasis Pool Bar, David’s Cafe, and Shelborne Cafe—for daycationers to enjoy. Travelers can level up the luxury factor by booking a premium poolside daybed or wow-worthy shaded cabana with a private bathroom and shower.
- 25-minute drive from the Port of Miami
The palm-fringed pool at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel in the heart of South Beach wow. Thanks to ResortPass, you don’t need to stay overnight to relish a refreshing dip—or delicious food and craft cocktails from High Tide Beach Bar & Grill, live DJ entertainment on weekend afternoons, activities like yoga classes, beach access, the fitness center, and outdoor shower—just purchase a day pass. Poolside daybeds and spacious teak-lined luxury cabanas with lounge seating, televisions, and complimentary bottles of champagne are also up for grabs.
- 8-minute drive from Port Everglades
A long-standing favorite near Port Everglades, B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale has welcomed Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Robert De Niro during its illustrious run. Cruise passengers can get a taste of what makes this historic oceanfront hotel so beloved by booking a day pass to enjoy the two outdoor heated pools, lounge chairs, towel service, food and drinks from the Salty Siren, and beach access. Rather post up by the waves? Reserve a shaded plush daybed on the sand with a dedicated attendant. Day-use rooms are also available.
- 10-minute drive from Port Everglades
One look at the ocean-view swimming pool at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and it’s hard to believe this slice of South Florida paradise exists so close to Port Everglades. Day passes include the use of the pool and hot tub, poolside food and drink service, and beach access. Daycationers can also take advantage of discounts on IV drips for a little post-cruise pick-me-up and valet parking. The upscale poolside lounges, shaded daybeds, and cabanas epitomize elevated tropical vacation vibes.
- 50-minute drive from Port Canaveral
Great for families and kid-free cruise passengers, Hilton Orlando offers something for daycationers of all ages. A day pass buys entry into the large resort pool complete with a waterslide and whirlpool, kids splash pad, 892-foot lazy river, waterfalls, fountains, and water cannons, as well as poolside food and drink service. For a little peace and quiet, escape to the adults-only pool. Traveling with a group? Consider a private shaded cabana with chaise lounges, chairs, an ottoman, a fridge, and a television that accommodates up to six people.
- 60-minute drive from Port Canaveral
Boasting Orlando’s only resort wave pool, a zero-entry family pool with a 125-foot corkscrew, a 2,156-square-feet kids pool with waterslides, an adults-only pool, an 850-foot lazy river, an arcade, tennis courts, basketball, and mini golf, the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate has so much going on that it would be impossible to pack it into a single day—but you can sure have a ball trying! Shaded cabanas provide the perfect home base to kick back in between all the fun.