Resorts and hotels with water parks for families – including family resorts in the Caribbean, Florida, and Arizona.
My kids love to swim, and especially love water parks. When we have the opportunity to visit a hotel with a water park, it’s extra special, because we don’t even have to leave the property. There are a number of hotels with water parks throughout the US – here are twelve.
Note: We are providing this information for your convenience. Availability of water park amenities may vary, and added costs may apply for admission. Always verify with the resort before making reservations.
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Resorts and Hotels With Water Parks For Families
El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico
We visited the El Conquistador Puerto Rico last winter, and loved our stay. In addition to a private island, and separate pools, the resort offers a the 2.4 acre Coqui Water Park, which features several water slides, a lazy river, a 8,500 sq.ft. main pool, and a 9,000 sq.foot infinity-edge pool (additional fee applies).
See reviews of the El Conquistador Puerto Rico here.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
The new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts in Punta Cana has a fun water park called Aqua Nick. It offers water slides, a lazy river, splash pads, and “spray grounds”. Of course since it’s Nickelodeon, you also have the opportunity to get slimed! In addition to their standard suites, the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana is also home to that amazing, one-of-a-kind pineapple suite.
See reviews of the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana here.
Atlantis Resort – Bahamas
During our stay at the Atlantis Resort – Bahamas, we especially loved visiting the Aquaventure Water Park, which is right on property. This amazing 141-acre water park includes a fabulous mile-long river ride (definitely not a lazy river), multiple water slides, and twenty different swimming areas. You could easily spent multiple days there! Passes are also available for cruise ship passengers who may be docked in Nassau for the day.
See reviews of Atlantis here.
Great Wolf Lodge
Looking for an indoor water park experience? The Great Wolf Lodge resorts are a great option, and feature a number of water slides, pools, and so much more. Each one offers the popular water bucket that dumps water on an interval.
Admission to the water parks are free with a night stay, and the water parks are only open to resort guests. There are numerous Great Wolf Lodges across the country (and in Canada) including the Great Wolf Lodge in Pennsylvania and the Great Wolf Lodge New England.
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, North Conway
Guests at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway can enjoy the Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park, which is the largest indoor water park in New Hampshire. The 40,000 square foot water park offers a 67,000-gallon zero-entry wave pool as well as four separate water slides. It’s a great place to stay when you are also planning to visit Attitash Mountain Village and/or Story Land.
See reviews of the Red Jacket Resort, North Conway here.
Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL
The Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL, offers the Falls Pool Oasis, with a water slide tower (with two 200-foot winding water slides and one 90-foot speed slide), a kids’ zero-entry pool, live poolside music on Thursday-Saturday, and snow cones every Saturday. It’s also a great location if you are planning to visit any of the Central Florida theme parks.
See reviews of the Orlando World Center Marriott here.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
I’ve loved my two stays at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, and they have a wonderful water park in addition to their other amenities. The water park at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers two 200-foot water slides and a zero-entry pool. There’s also a sandbox with toys for kids who love playing in sand. For a special day, you can rent a private cabana – great to escape the direct sun. During the summer, there are loads of fun activities for families at the pool area.
See reviews of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess here.
Beaches Turks & Caicos
Beaches Turks and Caicos is one of the most popular all-inclusive Caribbean resorts for families – and with good reason. In addition to their location right on the beach, they offer the Pirate Island water park. This 45,000 square foot water park offers waterslides (3 large, 2 medium, and several smaller ones), family-friendly splash areas, a kids’ swim up bar, a lazy river, a surf simulator, and so much more.
Recently, Beaches added two food trucks to the water park area. Mr. Mac offers a number of different varieties of mac and cheese (my kids’ favorite is the Deep Fried Mac Balls), while Curls ‘n’ Swirls offers ice cream, frozen yogurt and shakes. The waterpark at Beaches Turks and Caicos is included with your stay, so you can visit as much as you’d like with no additional charges.
See reviews of Beaches Turks and Caicos here.
The Gaylord Texan, located in charming Dallas suburb Grapevine, TX, offers Paradise Springs, a pool and lazy river complex. This 10-acre, Western-themed water park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Private cabanas are also available.
See reviews of the Gaylord Texan here.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, California
The Omni Rancho Las Palmas offers Splashtopia, a brand-new water park that includes a 425-foot lazy river and two 100-foot waterslides. There’s also a Jacuzzi, sandy beach, and water-play areas.
See reviews of the Omni Rancho Las Palmas here.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak, Phoenix, AZ
During our stay at the all-suite Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak resort, we loved spending time at the River Ranch water park. It includes a lazy river, water slide, waterfalls, and a sports pool. In addition, it also offers a mini golf course, and tennis courts.
See reviews of the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak resort here.
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club
In a place filled with endless entertainment, Stormalong Bay at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club, has a tall order. But it definitely delivers, and guests of the two resorts should definitely consider spending a day away from the parks. Stormalong Bay, which is exclusively open to guests of the two resorts, offers a 230-foot-long water slide, a sand-bottomed pool, a lazy river, several jacuzzis, and much more.
See reviews here.
JW Marriott Turnberry Miami Resort and Spa
With its recent renovation, the JW Marriott Turnberry Miami Resort and Spa has debuted a brand-new water park for guests. Tidal Cove offers a lazy river, zero-entry pool, Kids’ Cove splash area, a triple Flowrider, and a water slide tower with seven slides.
Access to the Tidal Cove water park is complimentary for resort guests as part of the resort fee, and it’s definitely worth staying there during your Miami or Fort Lauderdale family vacation.