Hi guys Carrie Anne from EverythingMom
and I just returned from a trip to Bonita Springs, Florida.
and of course now that I’m home
I’m reminiscing about all the great stuff
that I experienced at the
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa.
So I thought if you happen to be
planning a trip to this resort which is
perfect for family getaway, if you’re
looking for something a little different
besides theme parks in Florida.
I wanted to share with you things that you
must do at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
on your next trip.
Grab breakfast in the courtyard.
I got into the habit of setting wake-up
calls just to get up early when the
resort was just sort of coming to life.
And the Cool Beans coffee shop and
market which they actually do Starbucks
coffee if you’re a big coffee drinker.
I went down, they’re open 630 (am), grab
my coffee and just outside is a nice
courtyard with seating and sort of a
fountain. So sit there. Hear the water in
the fountain. Enjoy your breakfast.
The perfect way to start your day before
things get busy.
Enjoy the lazy river as soon as it opens at 9am.
Now this will be a popular spot if you’re bringing the
kids. Doesn’t matter sort of what swim
skill and if you’re looking for a break
from the water slides which they have
many at this resort. But to go at nine o’clock,
nobody’s around, grab a tube and just
sort of enjoy floating around through
the palm trees and under the water slides.
And you hear there’s no splashing.
There’s no kids screaming. There’s no
bumping into other people. I was really
surprised. I was kind of like the only
one there and it was the perfect time to
enjoy the lazy river just purely for yourself.
If the lazy river is a little
too mellow for you then try the rock wall.
On the other side of the main
fountain pool area
you will see a fairly large, I think it’s a
three-sided rock wall. Get a good sort of
bird’s eye view of the resort and the
best part is there’s no additional fee.
It’s included with your stay. I have a
feeling if you have kids with a little bit of
energy this will be one of the places
that you want to hang out.
Enjoy a local draft at the Corkscrew bar.
Now the Corkscrew bar is I guess you would call
sort of the pool bar. It’s located between
the activity pool and the adult pool.
Some great outdoor seating. A really long
bar to sit up at. The reason you want to
enjoy a draft is they have installed on
the bar what they call a bottoms-up tap.
[Okay. So explain how it works.]
[There is a magnet in the bottom of the cup.
A hole and a magnet.
And when you put it on the tab there’s a
magnet there too. So as you can see it holds the cup.
And then you push it down it pushes the magnet up.
Fills it with beer.
Then when I pull it off, it seals it back up.
Don’t push the button.]
So the beer is filled in the cup from
the bottom of the glass cutting down on
the amount of head that you get and
getting more great beer. So really worth it.
Even just to see it in action
it’s pretty cool.
Take the resort ferry over to
Big Hickory Island Beach.
Although the Hyatt Regency’s Coconut Point Resort
isn’t located on the coast,
the ferry will take you to
the Hyatt’s private beach.
So you still get that beach experience.
There’s lots of lounge chairs and umbrellas.
A sandy beach and it’s an amazing place
for gathering shells. There’s like shells all
over that beach and keep your eyes
peeled while you’re on the ferry because
you may just spot a dolphin or two.
Stroll the boardwalk. Whether you’re heading to
the ferry or coming back from the ferry
opt to take the boardwalk between the
resort and marina. It’s surrounded by
mangroves. You get a peek at some
wildlife, a little bit of nature and it’s
a perfect way to kind of add to that whole holiday escape.
Speaking of escape. For Mom
escape to the Stillwater Spa and grab an
amazing massage but don’t forget to take
advantage of the lounge, have a mimosa
and enjoy. There’s the pool, steam room and
a sauna as well. You’ll be able to tackle
whatever the kids to throw at you for the
rest of your holiday.
Head over to the Belvedere room. It is like
the resort’s living room. You sit in some nice chairs,
comfy couches. Maybe strike up a game of
checkers with the kids and enjoy hand
Be sure to schedule your dinner after the sun goes down.
There are some amazing sunsets at
at Coconut Point whether it’s from the balcony in
your room or down on the resort grounds,
over by the dock. You will not want to
miss how that sun just lights up the sky
and the reflections across the water are
amazing and certainly were postponing dinner.
Enjoy some great seafood at
Tarpon Bay, the resort’s seafood restaurant.
They do a good job with their
meat entrees as well. But really if
you’re going to be down in Florida, one
of the things that you just have to have
a seafood. And this resort and this
restaurant does an amazing job with
catch of the day,
lobster, shrimp. You name it. You will be
happy and I can say that because I know
that my family we’re very picky about our food.
It really was impressive.
Cap off your evening with roasting
marshmallows over the fire.
The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point actually has two
really nice fire pits.
Snuggle down into one of the seats or
benches. Grab a s’more kit from the
Cool Beans marketplace and then just savour
talking and connecting with family over
ooey-gooey marshmallows. It’s a perfect way
to wrap up your trip.
So I discovered on my trip that the
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is an amazing destination
vacation for your family.
These 11 ideas were just a few that I
think you really do need to try but
there’s so much more that you can do.
I’m going be talking a little bit more about
my stay at this resort and i’ll be sure
to include links to those posts and
videos down below so you can see what
else we sort of experienced and what I
thought about it. As always you can find
me here on Thursdays talking family
travel but I’m also year talking books
for kids, mom confessions, sort of
thoughts going through my mind, and just other
fun random family stuff.
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