Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark 3.5

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Central Florida
The Lagoon water park, seen here, has a zero-depth entry pool, a four-story water tower, waterslides, two Jacuzzis, and a 400-gallon "dunk tank."

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 The Lagoon water park, seen here, has a zero-depth entry pool, a four-story water tower, waterslides, two Jacuzzis, and a 400-gallon "dunk tank."
Guests at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, one of Orlando's best options for families outside of a theme park, have free access to two on-site water parks. The Oasis water park, seen here, has an Olympic-size pool, waterslides, and a kids' play area (just note that this pool might be closed during the off season). The Lagoon water park, seen here, has a zero-depth entry pool, a four-story water tower, waterslides, two Jacuzzis, and a 400-gallon "dunk tank." Kids' activities galore, including a large water park in the center of the resort and "Sesame Street"-themed activities, makes this one of the best family resorts in Jamaica. (Guests seem to prefer it even to the cheaper Beaches Sandy Bay.) The resort has plenty for adults too--parents love the spa. Older kids love the high waterslides and younger ones can circle around the complex in the lazy river. The 809-room Hyatt Regency was one of the first mega-resorts in Kaanapali and it still rivals newer hotels in almost all aspects, especially in regards to the pool (one of the most impressive in Maui). It boasts a waterfall, rope bridge, 150-foot waterslide, and a children's section seen here with its own waterslide, sprinklers, and sandlot in the center of the shallow water. Maui's Grand Wailea resort has an extraordinarily elaborate pool complex. Its highlights: four waterslides, whitewater rapids, caves, a lazy river pool, rope swings, and a "water elevator" inside a man-made volcano. One of the four waterslides in Grand Wailea's massive pool complex--the best in Hawaii. The resort also has a prime location on one of the best U.S. beaches. The Fairmont sits on a 22-acre beachfront property that includes five restaurants, access to world-class golf, some of Maui's largest rooms, and four well-designed pools with swim-up bars, footbridges, basketball nets, and a waterslide. Picnic packages are available for kids to bring to the pool because they'll never want to leave! This relaxed, beachside golf resort is more popular with families than rum-chugging partiers. Rose Hall's main feature is the Sugar Mill Falls complex of waterslides, waterfalls and swinging bridges, all in a huge lagoon-shaped pool. The waterslides send kids zipping into the massive pool but the whole area is well planned, and there are several private perches for parents to keep an eye on their kids. Larger-than-life Atlantis boasts a 141-acre Aquaventure water park featuring two slides with vertical drops over 50 feet, a mile-long lazy-river ride (with waves, tunnels, and rapids along the way), a tube that gushes past sharks, and a plethora of other scenic slides. Kids can glide past sharks -- in a tube running straight through the tank -- as part of their Aquaventure experience. There are also 11 pools on the complex to explore. Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is home to "The Dig Site" -- a huge pool and waterslide complex -- plus a small, quiet pool near each building cluster. The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino offers more for kids--wave pool, streaming lazy river pool, shark aquarium -- and plenty for adults -- quality spa, lively bars, premier cuisine. Mandalay's 11-acre pool complex includes the wave pool, clearly the kid favorite, which produces waist-high (on an adult) ocean waves every few minutes. The waves aren't especially dangerous (they're just barely large enough for a kid to body surf), but the hotel keeps lifeguards posted and all children much be at least 48 inches tall to go in the pool. With Elmo and Grover wandering the beach, dancing, and hosting sing-alongs, Beaches' family focus is clear. Daily Muppet shows, a huge on-site water park, and hair braiding and beading at the Fun Club can ensure happy, sound-sleeping kids. This maze of waterslides is a must for adventurous kids. The largest resort in Hawaii is a veritable village, with five towers, five pools, 20 bars and restaurants, 90 shops, direct beach access, and a separate lagoon. Of the Hilton's five, well-maintained pools, one of them has four waterslides. At the Cancun Resort in Las Vegas, limited on-site dining means a lot of home-cooking in the large apartment-style villas. There's a spa and a fitness center, but the best feature is the large pool with a Mayan-style pyramid in the middle. Far from the Strip and other tourist attractions, Cancun is a family resort with lots of kid-friendly features--the Cancun's pool comes with four different water slides. This Loews hotel at the Universal Studios Resort in Orlando boasts three great pools: two quiet; one with a huge waterslide. The latter is seen here, with its sandy shore and excellent, Roman acqueduct-style waterslide in the background. The main pool is the de facto children's pool and includes a gargantuan stone fort with '90s pop music blaring from the surrounding speakers. One of 3 beachside Marriott resorts side-by-side, the safe, family-oriented Surf Club has clean, comfortable rooms, an excellent gym, a huge waterslide, a teen lounge with Nintendo Wii video games, and the winding "Lazy River" pool (possibly the best pool in Aruba). Staffers keep watch of the waterslide at the Natural Pool. The waterslide, small waterfalls, and volleyball nets keep this pool active. The Sunset Beach Resort and Spa, an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, features a zero-depth-entry kids' pool with multiple waterslides. Perfect for a no-hassle family vacation, the resort also offers a kids' club. While parents indulge in frozen daiquiris at the nude beach, the swim-up bar, or as part of a staff-hosted drinking game, kids will love playing aboard the waterpark's full-size pirate ship. There's also a lazy river with inner tubes for floating along in the sun.