Daycation: Day Passes to Central Florida Resorts from ResortPass

Daycation: Day Passes to Central Florida Resorts from ResortPass

Novelty, joy and new adventures are all synonymous with travel. But in a time where it's unlikely we'll be leaving our homes for far-flung travel destinations anytime soon, how can we experience those travel highs without traveling far from home? For my fellow adventurers, the idea of having nowhere to go can be a bit deflating. But what about using the rest of this summer to discover new experiences right here in Central Florida? With the right mindset, even old favorites can light us up the same way as arriving in a new town far from home.

We live in a major tourist destination, with incredible attractions, state parks, natural springs and impressive resorts. Not to mention the amazing beaches just a short drive away. In my quest to keep discovering new things, I rediscovered ResortPass, a website that allows you to purchase day passes to local hotels. These passes allow you to hang out and soak up the resort-style amenities for the full day without having to stay overnight. This is such a fun way to get out, enjoy some fresh air and rejuvenate with pool time.

If a daycation sounds like exactly what you need right now, check out these Central Florida resorts and hotels offering day passes through ResortPass.

PS: I love that each of these listings has been updated to keep you informed about safety measures at each individual property. 

Just added: Hilton Orlando

Day pass: Starting at $20
Cabana rental: Starting at $175

Soak up the sun while floating down the 892-foot long lazy river before retiring to your lounge chair around the zero-entry resort pool. Complete the experience with a frozen adult beverage and food from Tropics Pool Bar & Grill. Couples will also love the quiet adults-only pool. Day passes include full access to the resort's pools, discounted parking for $25, and poolside service on the weekends (Friday – Sunday). Cabana rentals include day passes for up to 6 people. 

Hilton Orlando pool
Image credit: Hilton Orlando

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Day pass: Starting at $15
Cabana rental: Starting at $175

Relax in the lap of luxury by visiting Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress for poolside fun. Set on 1,500 acres, there are loads of activities to enjoy from sunning yourself on the lakeside beach to renting bikes or exploring the pool's grotto. The resort's half-acre resort pool includes a swim-through rock grotto (pictured in feature image), waterfalls, a waterslide tower, and suspension bridge. Other amenities include 2 whirlpools, a white sand beach along Lake Windsong, water sports, boat and bike rentals and even a 9-hole putting course.

Your day pass includes access to all of the above, plus poolside service from On The Rocks Poolside Lounge. Day passes range in price from $15-$35/person, depending on the day of the week. FYI: self-parking is $25 and is not included with your day pass.

Upgrading to a cabana rental includes day passes for up to 6 people, your own dedicated cabana host, plus additional lounge and wicker chair seating.

Image credit: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Just added: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Day pass: Starting at $25
Cabana rental: Starting at $250

Pretend you're in a  far away resort without leaving Orlando at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Day pass perks include access to the resort-style pool (it's heated), lazy river, water slide and hot tubs. You'll also enjoy poolside service from the resort's Beech Bar & Grille. FYI: a parking fee of $25 applies.

Upgrade to a a private cabana for all the day pass perks plus your own shady spot for up to 4 adults and 2 kiddos. Bottled waters, a basket of snacks, personal TV, outlets, a locked drawer for your valuables and a ceiling fan to keep you cool are also included. 

Image credit: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Omni Orlando Resort

Day pass: Starting at $40
Spa pass: Starting at $55 *temporarily unavailable
Cabana rental: Starting at $250

Omni Orlando Resort is located away from the main hustle and bustle of Orlando, lending a tranquil and secluded feel. While some of our favorite tubing springs are currently closed, you can replicate the experience at the resort's winding lazy river and refreshing pools. Swim around multiple pools including the unique wave pool, an adults-only pool and a family pool complete with waterslide. Complimentary self parking is included with all ResortPass pass options.

If you're visiting with the family or another couple, consider the cabana upgrade. There are family and adult options and both include a private cabana with day passes for up to 4 people.

Image credit: Omni Orlando Resort

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Day pass: Starting at $15
Cabana rental: Starting at $100

For an all-inclusive day pass option, visit the sprawling Hyatt Regency Orlando. Your day pass includes access to the hotels' two outdoor pools, whirlpools and waterslide. Additional perks include poolside service from Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill and free self-parking. The hotel is conveniently located along International Drive, close to Pointe Orlando and ICON Park. Grab some dinner to go from a nearby I-Drive eatery on your way home.

Private cabanas are available as an upgraded option and include day passes for up to 6, a $25 credit for Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill and more.

ResortPass day passes: Hyatt Regency Orlando
Image credit: Hyatt Regency Orlando

The DonCesar – St. Pete

Day pass: Starting at $75
Spa pass: Starting at $50

*Note: Day passes and spa passes are currently unavailable. Check back often to see when bookings resume!

This pink hotel on the sparkling shores of St. Pete Beach is iconic, and for good reason. Treat yourself to an upscale pool day by way of the ResortPass day pass. This pass grants you pool and hot tub access, poolside service, private beach access with chairs for rent, free fitness classes, access to the steam room and indoor jacuzzi, free wifi and a 10% discount on water sports rentals. Got kiddos? The resort also offers Kid's Camp Cesar as an additional upgrade, which includes three hours of childcare while you relax with your beau. 

Note: the Spa Pass includes access to spa facilities only (rooftop terrace, steam room, indoor jacuzzi, lockers, relaxation room) plus a 15% discount on spa services. It does not include pool access.

The Don CeSar at St. Pete Beach
Image credit: The Don CeSar

The Sarasota Modern – Sarasota

Day pass: Starting at $25
Cabana rental: Starting at $125
Couples monthly membership: $125/couple

The bright and stylish details at The Sarasota Modern are bound to cheer you up. Relax by the main pool, unwind in the hot tub, and enjoy a break from the Florida heat by dipping in the hotel's unique cold plunge pool. Free wifi is also included with your day pass, and you can order grab and go snacks. Check out the hotel's Facebook page for details on additional events, like poolside yoga and happy hour at the pool bar.

Cabana upgrades include several options with a complimentary bottle of wine or prosecco. Cabanas also include day passes for up to 6 people. I'm also loving the couples monthly membership option ($125/month per couple) which comes with serious perks. For example, you'll get pool access all week long, poolside service, free parking, and a food and beverage discount. Your couples membership also includes two plus-ones, so you can do a double date daycation.

Image credit: The Sarasota Modern

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Feature image credit: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Florida food and travel photographer and writer Stephanie Patterson

About the Author:
Stephanie Patterson is the editor of Orlando Date Night Guide. She’s a talented professional food and travel photographer and writer with a passion for creativity, the beach and great eats. When she’s not taking photos or writing, you can find her exploring the state for her Florida travel blog, Travel Taste Click. Find her online at and


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