If the high achieved by practicing yoga is not enough, doing it facing the water at sunrise could well be the ticket to ... More
If the high achieved by practicing yoga is not enough, doing it facing the water at sunrise could well be the ticket to nirvana. Those who are further inland from the Miami Beach crowd can watch the sunrise while practicing their asanas on Wednesdays at Venetian Pool. Coral rocks and Italian inspired gardens beautifully surround this glamorous 1920's spring-water bather's heaven. Sunrise yoga here is hosted by the up-scale Shakra center, where you need to reserve your spot in advance.
The Venetian Pool is absolutely awsome. It's an old quarry that they've turned into a beautiful freshwater pool. There is no salt and no chemicals, the drain the pool every night to keep it nice.
Everything. The water is beautiful the sand is nice. It's a great place to spend a day.
It's kind of hard to find. Both times I've gone I ended up driving around a bit to locate it.
I grew up in Miami, FL and always loved going to this pool. I have fond memories of it--everything from the sandy beach, to the cool caves you and a friend could explore. It is very unique and beautiful; the photos do not do it justice. I will surely go there again if I ever re-visit Florida again!
I loved the venetian pool because of the fresh water and rocks. It is like an oasis.
Its cheap to get, its really quiet and peaceful, the setting is idilic, and if you want that beach effect without all the saltwater you can sit on the sand situated by the pool.
There are loads of places to explore there and everywhere you go you will get to a different place. there are caves and waterfalls. the experience was amazing and i would definatly recommend it to others as it is child safe but by no means boring.
The entry fee was cheap and you could stay the whole day and the staff were very pleasant. There were little islands to go and sit on and rock steps down to the pool palm trees coral hideaways and caves to explore and a cafe and it was all luxurious. Even paris hilton has been there. Its brilliant. Highly recommended!
i am a 13 year old boy and i just want to say that i went to this pool for summer camp in my school and this is a very nice pool to swim. there is no chlorine in the water, so i like that and they have a cafeteria that sells good curly fries. i paid to $2 dollars to get in for 2 hours.
City Founder George Merrick turned this rock pit into a one-of-a-kind enchanting pool, complete with waterfalls, caves, a beach, palm island, lush greenery and buildings that are remniscent of Venice. Located in a residential neighborhood, the pool can be a challenge to find, but well worth the effort. They drain the water (800,000 gallons) almost every day.
I was attracted by the rating and the review and come up to be a total disappointment!
The place is difficult to find. There are lots of granite stones (looks like tomb stones) along the street corner in that area. I thought it's name of the families living in but actually a street sign. Also, there are no sign in front of the Pool as well as no sign for entrance. After 20 minutes of searching, asking people at the golf course, finally we found it.
It's only a small mansion compares to what it was written on the travel guide. Even though the falls and the landscape is nice, I don't see anything special as you can expect to see the same landscape from "every" millionaires' house in Miami.
To add to the disappointment, the mansion is old and lack of renovation. You can see broken tiles on the roof and dirts and cracks on the concrete wall from outside.
It seems I know a lot of details inside, but actually I just looked from the outside. Afterall, I couldn't get in as there's a sign saying the Pool is for Private Use at that time. Even though I can, why bother to pay $8 just to get in, I rather buy a beer in the hot weather of Miami.