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Sometimes a hotel is just a place to lay your head at night between adventures and sometimes the hotel resort is the destination all by itself. When you are looking to piece together a fun-filled family vacation fueled by points it can be very handy when the resort you are staying at has an amazing water complex that can keep everyone busy and happy for hours, if not days, especially since you typically don’t have to pay to play in the water as a hotel guest. We’ve used points to stay at some Hyatt Resorts with amazing pool complexes, so when I got a question on Twitter yesterday about which Hyatts have a lazy river, I was happy to compile a list.

 

 

 

While there are dozens of Hyatt resorts with amazing pool complexes, the list of those with an actual lazy river is a little shorter than I expected, but there are still a few to pick from if you are looking for a place to relax in an inner tube with a cool drink and let the water take you on a ride.

Hyatt Lost Pines Lazy River

1. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

  • Hyatt Category 4, 15,000 points per night
  • Bonita Springs, Florida
  • 1,095 foot heated lazy river

I’ve never been to this Hyatt, but I think we need to add it to the list since the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point just opened a massive $7.1 million dollar addition to their pool area in 2016. This addition includes three 3-story waterslides, one of which is an actual inner tube slide! Also included in this now three-acre pool complex is the crown jewel, the 1,095 foot heated lazy river.

2. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

  • Hyatt Category 5, 20,000 points per night
  • Near Austin, Texas
  • 1,000 foot Crooked River (not heated)

We have visited this Hyatt resort more than any other

and have taken more trips that I could count around their 1,000 foot lazy river. Pro Tip: Bring water shoes if you expect to circle in the lazy river more than a couple times and have to push along the bottom to keep up with your kids. 

Lazy river at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

This lazy river is not heated, but it is pretty well shaded, which is super important in the hot Texas summer months. In addition to the lazy river there is a two-story waterslide, a small splash pad, a heated activity pool, and a sandy zero-entry beach area. They used to allow you to go down the slide holding a toddler, though on my last visit that policy seems to have changed.

3. Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa

  • Hyatt Category 4, 15,000 points per night
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • 950-foot Ramblin’ River

The five-acre water park at this resort is very nice for kids of all ages

, even in the crazy Texas heat thanks to the ample trees. This lazy river has a small beach area accessible from the river which makes for a great transition for the smaller crew.

In addition to the lazy river there is a 22-foot water slide for those 42″ and taller (though they let me hold my toddler going down the slide this past summer). There is also a FlowRider which is great for the 42″ and up crew, though this attraction comes with an additional fee which is cheapest first thing in the morning.

4. Hyatt Residence Club Wild Oak Ranch

  • Hyatt Residence Club Category 5, 20,000 points per night for a studio
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • 800-foot river pool

This Residence Club property doesn’t always have points availability, but when it does it is 20,000 points per night for a studio. There are also often some good rates to get you to try out the Hyatt Residence Club experience. In terms of the lazy river, it is a little smaller than the others mentioned at 800 feet long, but there is even an indoor portion to the pool, which is pretty unique in Texas!

I’ve never been to this property, but I’ve heard from lots of folks who have enjoyed their time here so it is another Hyatt lazy river option in the Central Texas area.

5. Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort

  • Hyatt Category 2, 8,000 points per night
  • Egypt
  • 50-metre ‘lazy river’

This Egyptian hotel has three cascading pools with a 10 meter drop between them, waterfalls, an 80 meter corkscrew water slide, and what they describe as a 50 meter lazy river that meanders through caves and grottos.

 

Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh

Lazy River Honorable Mentions: 

Grand Hyatt Kauai and Hyatt Regency Maui

These two Hawaiian Hyatt Resorts technically don’t have a true lazy river where you can circle infinitely in a tube, but they are worth a mention on this list because they do have inter-connected pool areas that are lazy-river-esque at times, and certainly fun to explore. We have visited both resorts a couple of times and they each offer very large five-star pool complexes.

Hyatt Regency Maui
Hyatt Regency Maui
Hyatt Regency Maui
Hyatt Regency Maui
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Grand Hyatt Kauai

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

This Hyatt property is located in Thailand and while it doesn’t have a true lazy river, it does have some interconnected pools and a seven-meter-high water slide, so it absolutely makes the honorable mention cut and adds another fancy pool option outside the United States.

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

Which Hyatt resort has your family’s favorite lazy river? If I left one on the list, please let me know and I’ll get it added!

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