10 Best Pool Floats for Sunbathing

Sunbathing while floating is the perfect combination of chilling and having fun! For your convenience, we’ve rounded-up 10 of the best pool floats on the market. These floats will ensure that it not only allows you to achieve an even, beautiful tan but that it keeps you comfortable in the pool too!


1. Aqua 3-In-1 Roll-Up Pool Float

Relax & play Get out and splash! No matter what age you are—water brings out the kid in all of us. Our line of lounges, inflatable floats, and toys has something for everyone under the sun. Swim confidence paddle and kick! Just like our first steps, our first moments in the water begin with paddling and kicking. Supporting parents in sharing the joys of water with their children is where it all begins. Swim & dive whether it was goggles or a mask, we never forget those first moments We “looked” under water.


- UNIQUE 3-in-1 POOL FLOAT with Air Pillow Headrest: Sand-free beach mat, padded lounger mat, pool side mat and general purpose outdoor mat.

- ROLL-UP POOL FLOAT: Buoyant pool float can be used as a pool lounge, beach mat, exercise mat and pool mat as well as many other uses you will discover!

- COMFORTABLE PADDED MAT: Features Air Pillow Headrest and Nylon/Foam Materials which dry very quickly.

- REST & RELAX LOUNGER MAT: Great sleeping mat for camping, naptime, sleepovers, slumber parties, and travelling!

- PACK & GO PORTABILITY: rolls up easily with two tie-straps and carry handle for ultimate portability.

- RECOMMENDED AGES: 15+ and up; Weight Capacity: up to 250 lbs. ; Dimensions 72” x 26” (183 cm x 66 cm).


2. Airhead Sun Comfort Cool Suede Pool Mattress

The Cool Suede material has a velvety suede-like feel to it, never sticky. Lie in the sun, staying perfectly cool all day! Water penetrates the evenly spaced holes so that you are lying in a shallow pool of water. It’s great for pools, lakes or ocean.  These oversized mattresses have a removable pillow, providing the ultimate in comfort for front and back tanning. The molded rope holder is great for tethering to docks, buoys or boats when using in lakes. The patented Speed Safety Valve allows quick and easy inflating and deflating with no parts to lose.


- The cool suede material has a velvety suede-like feel to it, never sticky

- Water penetrates the evenly spaced holes so that you are lying in a shallow pool of water

- These oversized mattresses have removable pillows, providing the ultimate in comfort for front and back tanning

- The molded rope holder is great for tethering to Docks, buoys or boats when using in lakes

- The patented speed safety valve allows quick and easy inflating and deflating with no parts to lose


3. Intex Tote-N-Float Wave Inflatable Air Mat

Relax and enjoy the pool with the Intex Tote ‘n Float Wave Mat. No need to inflate at the pool when you can inflate ahead of time- roll up and head for the pool! This colorful mat has two air chambers, double sealed edges, and a built-in pillow rest for extra comfort while you float. Available in three bright colors: yellow, pink, and orange. Approximate deflated size: 90” x 34”. Includes: Built-in pillow chamber, Double sealed edges, Two air chambers, Repair patch.


- Built in pillow chamber

- Sturdy 10 ga Vinyl

- Easy roll-up when deflated

- Double sealed edges, 2 air chambers


4. Solstice by Swimline French Style Window Mattress

Swimline's new French Style Aqua Window Mattress inflatable floating lounger is a must for every pool owner. It is made from heavy duty vinyl and has an 18-Pocket French design. With its see-thru window head rest you will get hours of relaxation. Not only can the aqua window mattress be used in your pool, but it can also be used in lakes. The aqua window mattress measures 79 in. x 29 in.


- Heavy-duty vinyl construction

- 18-pocket French design

- See-through window headrest

- Popular for pool parties

- Intended for use by adults only


5. Intex canopy island inflatable lounge

If you’re willing to splurge some cash in order to land an amazing option, then you’ll be delighted to meet the Canopy Island inflatable lounge from Intex. You can use the float in your pool or on a patio, making it one of the most resourceful floats on the market. It offers a detachable fabric sunshade for whenever you don’t need more tanning.

The inflatable pool lounge is large enough to fit two people, making it perfect for socializing and hanging out in the pool.

It features two built-in cup holders and two air chambers for safety. Additionally, it includes a backrest for maximum comfort and a repair kit to patch any hole or puncture in the pool float.


- Design that delivers high availability, scalability, and for maximum flexibility and price/performance

- Whether socializing with friends or laying out at the pool, the Intex Canopy Island is perfect for relaxing in luxury while enjoying the water

- Detachable fabric sun shade provides just the right amount of shade from the heat on hot summer days allowing you to unwind in comfort

- Two air chambers are added for extra safety and two built-in cup holders are included for you to keep a beverage nearby

- Rest with the comfortable back rest, relax and savor the experience! Approximate deflated size: 781/2" x 59"

- Includes: Detachable fabric sun shade; Comfortable back rest; Two air chambers; 2 built-in cup holders; Repair patch

Includes: Detachable fabric sun shade; Comfortable back rest; Two air chambers; 2 built-in cup holders; Repair patch

It is recommended to leave the item inflated for the initial stretch period.


6. King Kool Pool Lounger (Set of 2) 
This affordable pool lounger has great features for anyone looking to tan, including a full back and armrest for maximum comfort, a cupholder, and a hole in the foot area that allows you to dip your toes in the water if you want, and gives you a comfortable spot to rest your feet. Like other loungers, this is a bit more tricky for anyone tanning on their stomachs. But for a comfortable spot to sit while tanning, this pool lounge is a great choice. Commerce Editor Kate Miller says, “This is constantly the most fought-over floatie with my family. The upright back is perfect for lounging but also paddling around, and the whole construction feels sturdy. The little hole at the foot area is also a nice detail. You can dunk your feet in when they're getting hot and it makes getting on and off much easier too."


- Don't sacrifice comfort out on the water!

- Full armrests and headrest

- Cup holder provides a place for your favorite beverage

- I-beam style air mattress is supportive and comfortable

- You will receive 1 blue and 1 clear King Kool Lounge


7. Kelsyus Chaise Lounger

While many pool floats are straightforward, Kelsyus Chaise inflatable pool float is shaped in a lounger style. This provides more than just a pool raft for tanning.

he pool float comes with back support and wide ottoman edges. With these parts, you can relax your body in any position you like. They’re also designed to fit your body for maximum comfort, allowing you to stay on for as long as you want.

Additionally, the pool float features a built-in cup holder, so you can enjoy your cool beverages while chilling or tanning in the pool. The mesh bed allows your torso and legs to be submerged in water for the ultimate pool experience.

You can also tether the lounger to a boat or a dock. This means that you can use it in lakes safely. The clips can also be attached to fellow floater for a fun tanning party on the pool.

You can inflate and deflate Kelsyus Chaise lounger in no time due to its Jet valve technology. Moreover, the lounger comes with spring coils to fold it easily.


- Floating pool lounger designed for comfort and relaxation at the lake or pool

- Large enough for 1 person at a time

- Designed for adult use

- Jet Valve technology allows for easy inflation and deflation

- Crafted with comfortable backrest, armrests, headrest, and ottoman


8. Aqua AQL14856AZ Lounge Ultimate 2-in-1 Lounge & Caddy
This two-in-one convertible pool float from Aqua was designed to make it easy for you to lounge in multiple different positions to catch some sun. With an adjustable pillow that you can use to wedge the back of the float in two angles (as either a recliner or a flat surface), this float allows you to continually adjust your seat for both comfort and maximum rays. And separate floating cupholder can hold not one but two drinks, and a soft, “coolweave” fabric that is both comfortable and cool, this float is the total package. You can even take the pillow out of the back of your float and use it as a buoy for others to hold onto as they float beside you in the pool.


- Select your comfort: surround yourself with luxury. Choose to relax upright with the cushioned backrest or fold the backrest down to relax in a full recline position.

- Beverage & snack Caddy: keep beverages, snacks, and lotion by your side.

- Soft, cool weave fabric covers the lounge and creates a supportive seat.

- Carry handles: convenient carry handles make portability a breeze.

- Features duo lock: easily inflate and deflate with two-valve locking system.

- Superior buoyancy: up to 250 lbs. Ages 15 and up. Inflated size: 60” x 36” (152cm x 91cm)

- NOTE: This is an inflatable item that needs to be inflatable prior to use


9. Aqua 4-in-1 Monterey Hammock inflatable pool float

If you tend to get hot while laying out, this water hammock is a genius solution, as you are partially supported and out of the water, while some of your body is submerged. It’s a bit more limited when compared to other tanning floats on this list, as laying with your back to the sun is a bit of a challenge. But for sweltering climates, this is a life saver. And, this four-in-one design can be used as a hammock, a chair, a “drifter” where you hold onto the front, or an “exercise saddle,” for kicking and water activities. And, with 41,000 Amazon reviews and counting, this is one of the most popular pool floats on the internet.


- PATENTED THICK, NON-STICK PVC: special PVC laminated material is 50% to 70% thicker than most other “sticky PVC” pool hammocks and water hammocks

- MOST VERSATILE POOL HAMMOCK & FLOAT: 4-in-1 Design Converts to a Hammock, Chair, Drifter, or Exercise Saddle

- EASIEST POOL FLOAT to GET ON OR OFF: Seat rests in water - no jumping, no ladders, no flopping; Best for people 4’ to 6’ tall

- EZ ON-OFF POOL HAMMOCK: Multi-Purpose pool float, lake floatie, ocean floater; Great for Seniors and Expectant Moms

- HIGH BUOYANCY WATER HAMMOCK: For Adults and Kids; Comfortably suspends you in the water and contours comfortably to your desired floating position


10. Intex Recreation - Watermelon Island Rope (56283EP)

If you're looking for that Insta-worthy pool pic, this watermelon float by Intex is fun, functional, and a seriously flat float. You'll be able to lie completely flat and easily turn over to tan your back for hours on this watermelon. At 6 feet in diameter, it's big enough to fit multiple people, so you can even tan beside a friend.


- Size 72" x 9"

All around grab rope when cooling off in the water

- Space for you and a friend

- Repair patch included

- Intex quality


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