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Coliseum Pool

Coliseum Pool

Welcome to Coliseum Pool, one of the most strikingly unique pools found anywhere. At the Resort’s pleasure forum overlooking endless sea and coastal backdrops, guests gather daily to see and be seen, immerse themselves, relax under the Southern California sun, and wile away the days pampered by pool attendants in ultra-luxurious private cabanas.


Pelican Hill Coliseum Pool Painting
Coliseum Pool construction
Coliseum Pool construction

Inspiration & History

Inspired by the timeless curves of Rome’s famed landmark, the Coliseum Pool is the most strikingly unique swimming pool at any resort–and the heart of The Resort at Pelican Hill®. Perfectly circular, 136 feet in diameter and three feet deep throughout, the Coliseum Pool is one of the largest circular pools in the world, holding 380,000 gallons of chemical-free soft saltwater. It dazzles with classic architecture of vaulted arches, corniced columns and amphitheater of terraced decks. Set like a precious gem amidst this stunning architecture, the pool itself is a work of art. Its radiant blue bottom was created by hand-setting 1.1 million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles.

Soaking It All In

Whatever Your Intention

The Coliseum Pool is truly the heart of Pelican Hill, where the guests gather daily for relaxation, pleasure and pampering. Sunbathing in luxurious lounge chairs or relaxing in their own private cabana, guests’ every need is fulfilled by pool attendants, from towels to cool drinks and tasty poolside fare.

The Lounge Life

The 18 cabanas at Coliseum Pool are suite-like pleasure centers unto themselves, equipped and appointed with every amenity. Each private cabana includes a Bose music system; 30-inch flat-screen HD TV, mini refrigerator; dining table with chairs; and luxurious lounge chairs. Located on the pool’s upper level, the cabanas are 170 square feet with elegant drapes for privacy and personalized food and beverage service.

360° of WOW!

The Coliseum Pool is perfectly positioned to take in the most expansive and breathtaking panoramas. Guests enjoy an open view – a highlight of the poolside experience – that spans from verdant fairways to the Pacific to the Southern California coast. Starphire glass – which is clear and colorless, and doesn’t block or influence actual colors – encloses the pool area to protect it while ensuring unimpeded, pure vistas.