Florida is a big state with a lot to offer. No matter whether you’re in Orlando for the theme parks and Disney or you’re heading out to the Keys or the beaches along the way, you’re going to need a great hotel. What could make a great hotel even better? What if it had its very own waterpark? It might seem like a dream come true, but there are actually several excellent hotels with on-site waterparks to keep everyone happy and entertained wherever you happen to be in the Sunshine State and no matter what you might be doing. Read on to find out more.
- Westgate Lakes
A pirate-themed water park with seven pools.
If Orlando is the place you’ve chosen to call home for a couple of weeks on your vacation, and you want a waterpark right there on-site with you, then the Westgate Lakes has to be the ideal place to stay. The hotel is located in a great place and is just minutes from the parks. It offers on-site dining, a free (bookable) shuttle service to the parks, a fitness center, a spa, and three separate bars. However, the big draw is the waterpark. Treasure Cove Waterpark is a pirate-themed park that has something for all ages. From the adrenalin-inducing slides and 41,000-gallon wave pool to the wonderfully relaxing lazy river, plus the seven pools (and children’s splash pad), you have everything you could possibly want right there on your doorstep. You can see more at https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/.
Source: Instagram, posted on April 11 2022, Gaylord Palms’ official profile.
- Gaylord Palms Resort
Live evening entertainment makes this a great choice.
It’s always a good sign when the hotel’s waterpark has its own name, and at the Gaylord Palms Resort, the waterpark is known as Cypress Springs. It has seven slides in total (three for adults and four for children) as well as a water playground to paddle around in. As well as the waterpark, you can have a go on the FlowRider, take a dip in the zero-entry pool, and, if you prefer a little quiet time, head to South Beach Pool, which is for adults only. Located in Orlando, this hotel has a lot of positive things going for it apart from the waterpark itself. It’s close to all the places you’ll want to visit. It has a huge sports bar, and there is a spa and salon, plus a fitness center that’s open 24 hours. There are also eight different restaurants plus live evening entertainment, so you really can have it all.
Source: Instagram, posted on August 22 2020, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort’s official profile.
- Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Enjoy the waterpark and a private beach.
Don’t let the name fool you; Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is a good two hours away from Disney World. However, if you’re looking for a beach vacation with the Disney magic touch, this hotel would be the one to pick. Vero Beach is a beautiful part of the world, and there are plenty of things to do there if you don’t want to enjoy the beach itself – it’s lovely, though, so it’s well worth going there while you’re in the area. The hotel benefits from an amazing pirate-themed waterpark with a staggering 163-foot waterslides at its center – the slide spirals all the way down to a huge pool and is called the Pirate’s Plunge. As well as this, you have a private beach, golf course, boat charter, and many restaurants both in the hotel and close by.
Source: Instagram, posted on April 22 2022, Coco Key Orlando’s official profile.
- CoCo Key Resort & Waterpark
A unique canopy-covered waterpark.
Orlando certainly does have a lot of hotels with waterparks, but not all of them are worth checking out. CoCo Key, however, is. The waterpark here is rather unique since it is under a canopy, ensuring you can use it whatever the weather. That’s ideal for when the storm clouds gather in Orlando as they often do mid-afternoon, but it’s also great for those who aren’t so keen on the sun. The waterpark spans 1.2 acres, and it’s a lot of fun. The hotel also offers 400 great rooms (some with waterpark views). Since it’s a Universal Orlando Resort, you can also get discounted entry to the Universal parks, a shuttle service, and early entry on select days.
Source: Instagram, posted on April 8 2022, Hammock Beach’s official profile.
- Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Enjoy the five-ocean view and the six-acre waterpark.
Close to St Augustine, a lovely historical place to explore is the Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa. It has a reputation for offering up one of the ultimate hotel waterparks in Florida. Before we get to that, it’s crucial to talk about the hotel because even without the park, it would be a delight. It is situated right on the beach and offers 36 holes of golf, a full-service spa, tennis, water sports, and, of course, the six-acre amazing waterpark. The park has many kinds of rides, pools, and slides, including a lazy river, multi-level pools, and zero-entry pools. The views make this hotel stand out; there are lawns you can sit on that offer you a view across five oceans, which is not something you’ll be able to do in many other places.
Source: Instagram, posted on August 27 2021, Reunion Resort’s official profile.
- Reunion Resort & Golf Club
The on-site waterpark has 11 outdoor swimming pools.
Reunion Resort is located in Kissimmee, not too far away from Disney in terms of miles, but a world away in terms of the different activities you can take part in. In other words, if Disney – or theme parks in general – aren’t your thing, you can enjoy everything the Reunion Resort has to offer and not have to think about them at all. What makes the Reunion Resort so special? It begins with the 11 different swimming pools and the waterpark that offers a fabulous number of slides and a great lazy river. Apart from that, the villas are perfectly appointed, with all the amenities you might need, and there is an on-site Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. If you don’t want to cook, don’t worry; there are seven restaurants which include a steakhouse and a sushi bar. Plus, don’t forget the amazing spa!
- Westgate Cocoa Beach
The ideal spot for a barbecue.
We’ve mentioned Westgate’s amazing Orlando hotel on this list already, but it would be remiss of us not to also mention Westgate Cocoa Beach when we’re talking about fantastic waterparks. Wakulla Falls Waterpark is a great place to spend some time when you’re not on Cocoa Beach’s expanse of white sands or swimming in the cool, turquoise sea. Not only are there plenty of slides and pools and a lazy river, but you can also enjoy drinks (including cocktails) and snacks at the Aloha Tiki Bar. The rooms at Westgate Cocoa Beach are great, each offering a full kitchen and separate sleeping areas for everyone. You can also use the beach toys, inflatables, footballs, bodyboards, volleyballs, and much more free of charge. You can cook in your room or make use of the many on-site restaurants, but you can also have a barbecue in the specially designed outdoor area and make the most of the sea air.
Source: Instagram, posted on April 7 2022, Splash Harbour Waterpark’s official profile.
- Splash Harbor Waterpark Hotel
Could you try the 400-foot drop slide?
The Splash Harbor Waterpark Hotel can be found in Indian Rocks Beach, a very pretty place with a lot of heart and many facilities. The waterpark is not in the hotel complex itself, but it is right next door, and guests have full access at any time they want to. With its waterfalls and slides and pools in abundance, you’re sure to want to spend a lot of time there. There is something for all ages, including a great splash zone for the very small ones. For older children and adults, the fun doesn’t end thanks to the many adrenalin-inducing rides and slides.
Source: Instagram, posted on June 5 2022, JW Turnberry’s official profile.
- JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
A waterpark and two golf courses, plus much more.
There is so much more to the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa in Aventura than its waterpark, but because the waterpark is so spectacular, it can sometimes be hard to see beyond it. It’s called Tidal Cove, and it offers so much for everyone to love, including a 4,000-square-foot pool, many slides, a lazy river, and waterfalls. However, as well as this, the JW Turnberry also has two golf courses, a business center, a plethora of bars, free bike hire, and a fitness center.
Source: Instagram, posted on May 18 2022, HIPCBeach’s official profile.
- Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
A waterpark with direct beach access.
The Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach is a waterpark that offers access to the pristine white sandy beach just beyond it – you really can enjoy both the pool and sea when it comes to swimming, and you don’t have to make that difficult decision. As well as the waterpark, there are two additional pools, a poolside bar, a hot tub, and a spa. You can also enjoy live evening entertainment throughout your stay. With a pizza restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, and a traditional American restaurant, you’ve got plenty of choice when it comes to food too.