Enjoy arcades, waterslides, lazy rivers and more at these family-friendly properties.
When the summer heat leaves us steaming, there's no better way to spend a day than relaxing in a wave pool, riding waterslides or floating down a lazy river. If that sounds enticing, just imagine pairing a trip to your local water park with an on-site hotel. Many hotels have teamed up with water parks to offer a comprehensive water park vacation experience, so it's not hard to find properties that let you splash the day away before retreating to your hotel room or suite. Keep reading to learn more about these kid-friendly retreats.
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa offers the Oasis Water Park, which includes 7 acres of aquatic fun for all ages available exclusively to resort guests. With private cabanas, a wave pool, slides that span up to eight-stories high and a lazy river, you can play the day away before retreating to your private room or catching dinner at the on-site bar and grill. Nightly room rates start at $170 and include entry into the park.
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
The CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort in Mount Laurel offers 391 guest rooms, a state-of-the-art arcade and plenty of on-site restaurants. Plus, it boasts a 54,000-square-foot partially outdoor water park, making it the perfect one-stop vacation spot for families craving access to kid-friendly attractions. What's more, the hotel caters to budget-conscious families, with nightly room rates starting at $99, and there are plenty of packages available for value-seekers.
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites -- Waterpark
If you're looking for a fun way to entertain the family when not at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom or Epcot, then look no further than the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites -- Waterpark, which is just a short drive away from Disney World. Enjoy an enclosed pool and water park where you can relax as the kids slide and play. When hunger sets in, grab a bite at any one of the on-site restaurants. Nightly room rates, which include water park access, start at $122.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
This all-suite family-friendly resort features more than just accommodations catering to kids. The property also offers a 4-acre water park with a lazy river, a 130-foot waterslide, swimming pools and miniature golf. Standard accommodations feature Southwestern-inspired accents, spacious living areas, refrigerators and coffee makers, among other perks. What's more, guests can access the water park for free, making this the perfect entertainment-inclusive property. Nightly room rates start at around $110.
El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Few resorts are surrounded by as much natural beauty as the El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico. The property boasts a variety of room types, from basic lodging options to suites. Plus, it has a private, on-site water park that's perfect for kids. Enjoy large waterslides, splash pools and more. Rooms start at just $169 per night and discounts may be available for Hilton Honors loyalty program members.
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge is North America's largest indoor water park resort company with 13 locations. While every resort is different, each offers a large water park that's ideal for kids of all ages, and fun-loving adults. In addition to checking out the action-packed water parks, Great Wolf Lodge visitors can participate in an array of on-site programs, including organized games and contests. Nightly room rates vary depending on location and start at around $180.
Atlantis, The Palm
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
At the famous Atlantis, The Palm hotel in Dubai, you'll find Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park, the premier water park destination in the United Arab Emirates. This world-class resort offers everything from splash pads to the region's largest lazy river to pristine beaches and an array of freefall waterslides, one of which takes you directly through a tank with sharks. Nightly room rates start at around $550.
Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark in south Myrtle Beach offers both a water park and a resort. The entire property was renovated in 2014 to create the on-site water park and a variety of attractions, including four-story waterslides, kiddie slides and a kiddie water park, along with an array of other slides to meet all tastes and adventure styles. You'll also find inviting Jacuzzis and lazy rivers that are ideal for parents looking to unwind and relax. Nightly room rates start at around $90, and the resort is open year-round.
Memories Splash Punta Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
If you're searching for an all-inclusive vacation, consider Memories Splash Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The room rate includes everything from lodging to meals to drinks to entertainment. Plus, the rate also includes access to the on-site water park and its seven waterslides, tubes and sparkling pools. Located next to the beach, this resort offers almost anything a sun-seeking family could ask for. All-inclusive rates start at $200 per night.