It goes without saying that Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort is one of the nicest resorts in Southwest Florida. We’ve stayed at quite a few resorts in the area and the Hyatt is easily one of our favorites. There is so much to do on property, making it incredibly family-friendly.
When we are looking for hotels and resorts for our family, great amenities are at the top of our list. Young kids can be incredibly unpredictable and having everything we need on property is a big factor. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort has everything you need, from dining and shopping to outdoor activities and beach excursions. It’s a one-stop-shop to everything Florida has to offer.
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Why Do We Love Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resorts?
Why do we love the Hyatt? Easy! The amenities are fabulous. Whether you’re looking for a fun way to spend the day or a weekended getaway, the Hyatt is the place for you. It’s not only great for families, but it is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.
Personally, we’ve done it all! We’ve visited for the day, enjoyed a romantic anniversary getaway, and went for a family weekend. It has yet to disappoint.
So, what are our favorite things about Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort? Let me tell you.
The Lazy River, Slides, & Pools
The poolscapes at the Hyatt are top notch, with three acres of water attractions. There are four pools, including an adults-only pool and hot tub, waterslides, and a lazy river. The waterslides and lazy river are great for families and kids of all ages.
A family favorite is Adventure Pool, a walk-in, lagoon style pool with two waterslides that are great for smaller children. There is a very shallow end that is great for babies and small children and is conveniently located next to cabanas and the towel depot. With two young kids, this is where you can find us most of our trip.
The lazy river is another family favorite. The kids love floating around and racing to see who gets to the waterfalls first. There are double and single-rider tubes available for floating. Another perk of the lazy river area is that it has the most shade. If you need a break from the sun but still want to play, it’s a great place to be.
If you want to rent a cabana for the day, I highly recommend you do it in advance. They fill up fast! You can reserve directly from the World of Hyatt App or through customer service.
You can get food and drinks delivered directly to your lounge chair from the Corkscrew Pool Bar & Grill. It’s a great way to keep the drinks flowing on a hot day.
One of my only complaints is that the towel depot, lazy river, waterslides and bar & grill all close down at 6pm. With a 4pm check-in, there is not much time to enjoy the amenities if you’re visiting for a short trip. It’s also hard to track down pool towels after 6:00. Keep this in mind if you have a late arrival time.
Outdoor Games & Activities
There’s so much more to do than just swim at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort. Throughout the property, there are grassy areas with games like cornhole, giant jenga, and giant connect four. There is a 1/4 mile boardwalk nature trail that leads to the marina. It makes for a beautiful morning or evening walk and a great way to see Florida nature and wildlife.
You can even sit by the fire and make s’mores with your family and other guests. Don’t worry about bringing your own s’mores stuff, you can purchase kits in Cool Beans Marketplace in the resort lobby. This is a really great spot for fall/winter evenings!
There’s also a rock wall, putting green, and floating 19th hole to practice your golf skills. With so many activities, you could be busy for days and never leave the resort!
Island & Beach Excursions
The resort offers a complimentary ferry ride over to Big Hickory Island for guests to enjoy the beautiful white sand beach. On the way, you might see dolphins swimming in the wake. It’s a really cool experience for kids! There are chairs and umbrellas available for resort guests while on the island as well.
From there, you can enjoy water excursions like jet skiing, kayaking, sunset cruises, and dolphin tours. You have to book these in advance through All Water Excursions. These are not included with your resort reservation, but I highly recommend exploring this way.
Besides having everything I need on property, another selling point is the spacious rooms at the Hyatt. As a family of four with young children, we always come with a lot of “junk”. I appreciate rooms that can accommodate our stuff AND still have plenty of room to move around freely.
There is enough space in the standard rooms for a pack-and-play if you have babies or young children.
And for the families with older kids, there’s plenty of bathroom and vanity space for everyone to get ready at the same time!
On-site dining is important to us! There is nothing worse than having hungry kids and not being able to get food fast. Personally, I love the convenience factor of Cool Beans Marketplace and Tanglewood Restaurant. I can grab a quick meal or snack at Cool Beans or place a pick-up order at Tanglewood and enjoy my food wherever I want.
My husband, on the other hand, prefers a sit down meal and to have someone serve him. Tarpon Bay is the place for him. They are only open for dinner, but the food is amazing! Hyatt wins us over every time because we can both have the dining experiences we prefer at the same resort!
Don’t forget about Corkscrew Bar & Grill for lunch and dinner. It’s a great option if your kids are enjoying the pool and you don’t want to dry off and change to eat.
How to Save Money With Hyatt
You know I’m all about making your money work for you and traveling on a budget. One of the ways we save with Hyatt is with our World of Hyatt credit card. We redeem our points for free stays and use our card to get discounts at the luxury resorts.
For more tips on how to use your credit cards to travel for free, check out TOP 10 TRAVEL CREDIT CARDS FOR 2022.
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