Lifestyle Summer in LA

Soak Up the Sun in Style: The Best Pool Floaties for Every Vibe

Hey, chica! Now that the sweltering temperatures have hit LA, there’s no better way to stay chill than lounging poolside with a trusty companion, aka, the pool floatie. Trendy inflatables have come a long way from basic donuts and inner tubes. From compact and portable options to giant circular islands…there’s a pool float vibe for every summer need. We’ve rounded up the absolute best pool floaties and must-haves to elevate your pool style this season and make a splash (or stay relatively dry) in style. We’ve considered factors like blow-up time, ease of transportation, solo float vs. group activity and much more. Keep scrolling to check out the best pool floaties summer 2024 has to offer!

Fancy Cup-Holders

No pool hang is complete without an ice-cold beverage in hand. Whether it’s a fresh daiquiri, ice cold mocktail, or fresh pressed juice, enter these cute pool floaties designed with clever built-in cup holders and “booze friendly” features. If you’ve got a group around we love the Floating Drink Station from FUNBOY. It comes with room for multiple bottles of wine, ice, and 4 cup holders, so you’ll never have to leave the water unless it’s for a refill. It inflates in 3 minutes or less using a hairdryer on cold and acts as your personal cooler chest with plenty of room for ice. This Pineapple Drink Holder also makes for the perfect floating bar to hold all your bevs with enough space for snacks, drinks, and ice to keep things cool. It also doubles as a floatie for your pups who don’t love the water. If you love more of a design style, FUNBOY also has a Floating Cabana Bar. We think its perfect for manifesting those all-inclusive resort moments at your very own pool party. The dual circular drink holders can be filled with ice, beverages or any summer treat. Need some  beverage inspiration? Check out our 4 original cocktails inspired by LA or Kristin Cavallari’s skinny fizzy spice margarita

Luxury Loungers 

When it comes to poolside luxury, you need a float that cocoons you in pure comfort from sunup to sundown. If plush poolside bliss is your vibe, then opt for the Aqua Leisure Ultra-Cushioned Comfort Lounge, or if you’re looking for a higher budget floatie, Pottery Barn’s St. Tropez Pool Lounger is definitely a good investment in joy this summer and for those to come. Stretch out atop the generously oversized lounging pad covered in a sleek, cooling fabric that’ll instantly transport you to refreshing relaxation mode. For the ultimate girly vibes, we luvvv this Yellow Striped Cabana Sunbed Lounger. It makes us feel like we are at the Parker Palm Springs, sipping lemonade and peering out over stylish white sunnies. 

For The Whole Squad 

If the more the merrier is your poolside mantra this summer, we’ve got some stellar floaties for you. The Leisure Dock can fit you plus 3 lucky besties with a large removable backrest to create the most luxurious Leisure Island. The LA Girl pick for a float in the pool and watching a movie on the projection screen kinda night would be this Giant Pool Lounger. The back canopy is large and adjustable, shielding you and your boo from all-round sunlight. Luxury meets Leisure with Sunny Life’s Vintage Lie-On Float for 2. We love the simple Vacay Stone Stripe design and the easy to lie on shape because, sometimes ya don’t always want to lie on a donut, right?

Compact Cuties

While circular islands make epic centerpieces, sometimes you just need an easily portable and affordable float. Enter adorable, packable picks like Big Joe’s Lazy Lounger Pool Chair Float. It is an easy and lightweight option for travel with an on-the-go handle and no air required since it’s filled with fluffy, lightweight beans. If easy and minimalist is your vibe, check out the Super-Clear Chaise Lounger. Super Clear material allows you to see beneath the pool and will not clash with any bathing suit pics you wanna get! This revolutionary float easily connects two or more chaise floats with a matching cooler (but sold separately). You can also grab this self inflating memory foam Disc Pool Float Longer that rolls up into an easy carry mat.

Colossal Showstoppers

Okay, so you want to look cool in the pool? If turning heads while you float the day away is the goal, only a delightfully extra floatie will do. Our first choice is the stunning Luxe Lie-On in the Hibiscus Pastel Lilac. We’re thinking of an aerial photo with you wearing a hat, sunnies and drink in hand – it’s fabulous already! Chances are you’ve eaten at one of the delicious Jeni’s Ice Cream locations in LA, so then you’ll love their Minnidip collab as much as we do. Featuring the handcrafted ice cream swirl pattern, The MINNIDIP x JENI’S Ice Cream Float is an abstract-shaped pool float topped with the matching MINNIDIP x JENI’S Ice Cream Scoop Beach Ball, representing a melting scoop of ice cream under the summer sun. You’ll be floating in an ice cream dream!  The only thing that could make it better is if ice cream were included, but never say never. Funboy and Malibu Barbie’s collab on their Golf Cart Pool Float is a pretty epic show-stopping float as well. This ultra-chic, oversized float is perfect for two adults, complete with a fringe-lined mesh shade, dual cup holders, and three handles for all your poolside glam needs.


Not just for lounging, inflatable sets like the Inflatable Ping Pong Set and  GoPong’s Pool Pong Lounge will help you transform your pool into a waterside game area. We prefer iced tea or fresh juice instead of beer pong, but hey, whatever literally floats your boat right? And finally if you have a pup who is a strong swimmer and it’s safe for them to chill with you in the pool, check out the Private Jet Dog Float, which also happens to be one of the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. 

Okay, so you’ve ordered the floaties and are ready to hit the water but no pool in sight? We’ve got you covered with our picks for the 10 Best Hotel Pool Day Passes To Grab This Summer