Splashing around at the beach or the pool is fun, but so is floating along a lazy river! Check out these 14 Florida hotels that offer lazy rivers for both kids and adults alike.
1. Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, Pensacola
This family-friendly hotel on the Florida Panhandle is located right on the beach, but if you’d prefer to say poolside, you’ve got that option, too -- plus a lazy river! Downtown Pensacola is 20 minutes away by car.
2. Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection, Aventura
Located well north of Miami Beach, in the inland community of Aventura, the Turnberry Isle Miami is a boutique property with two 18-hotel golf courses, two pools (one with a lazy river and a waterslide), three restaurants, a spa, and a tennis center.
3. Naples Bay Resort, Naples
Quoting our , “The 85-room upscale Naples Bay Resort and Marina is something like a small Italianate resort city.” Within this European-style property are five pools, including a lazy river; three restaurants; a spa; a fitness center; and a 97-slip marina.
4. Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast
While the beach is a big draw to this Palm Coast resort, the amenities are equally as spectacular. The water park has five outdoor pools, a lazy river, and an indoor pool complex, and for the landlubbers there are two golf courses.
5. Flamingo Waterpark Resort, Kissimmee
This budget-friendly hotel about a 30-minute drive from the Orlando theme parks, but you can stay right on property and enjoy the on-site water park if you so choose -- just note that there are fees in order to do so. The water park is decently extensive, though, with water slides, a kiddie playground, and a lazy river.
6. Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale
This luxury beachfront Fort Lauderdale resort offers gusts a zero-entry pool and a lazy river, a spa, a restaurant, and an old-fashioned ice cream shop. The hotel is ideal for seclusion, as there’s not much within walking distance -- The Strip is a five-minute drive away.
7. Hyatt Coconut Plantation, Naples
This timeshare resort is a great pick for families who are looking to do things on their own. The one- and two-bedroom units come with fully equipped kitchens (the only on-site food and drink options are a lunch-only restaurant, a Starbucks, and a poolside bar, though there is also a small market to stock your pantry). There are four pools and a lazy river here, as well as a private island offshore with a beach.
8. Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach, Fort Walton Beach
For a value resort, this Holiday Inn impresses. There’s a lazy river/outdoor pool combo, an indoor pool, a restaurant, and a tiki bar for entertainment. The updated property has a surfer-chic design scheme, and the rooms are bright and airy.
9. Waterscape Condominiums, Fort Walton Beach
Just down the way from the Holiday Inn is the Waterscape Condominiums, which offers individually owned condos with kitchenettes -- the largest of which can sleep 10. In addition to the four swimming pools, there’s also a lazy river. The property is also within walking distance of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.
10. Reunion Resort, Orlando
If you want a hotel that has seemingly endless opportunities, check out the Reunion Resort in Orlando. It’s near all the theme parks, of course, but it also has 11 pools, a five-acre water park with a lazy river, six restaurants, three golf courses, a spa, and a tennis center.
11. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Orlando
This retro-chic hotel, part of the Universal resort, is a great spot for families. There are casual dining options like a food court and a poolside grill, a pool area with slides and a lazy river, a bowling alley, an arcade, and two bars for the adults.
12. Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Orlando
There are plenty of activities to be found at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, like three pools with a lazy river and waterslide, three golf courses (two with 18 holes, one with nine holes that’s illuminated at night), a kids’ club, four restaurants, and two cafes.
13. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando
Located within the Walt Disney World Gates, this hotel is a much calmer spot than some of the more family-friendly resorts nearby. That being said, there is still a lagoon-style pool with a waterslide and lazy river. Guests can use the amenities at the adjacent Waldorf Astoria, too.
14. JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando
One of the most luxurious hotels in Orlando (it’s a sister to the neighboring Ritz-Carlton and shares its amenities), the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes has a delightful lazy river and a top-notch Italian restaurant.
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