Living in Florida most of my life, I can’t believe I’d never stayed at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.
It’s a beautiful resort perfect for a Florida family staycation or vacation. But with the new normal, there were a few details I wasn’t expecting.
It seems they are taking as many precautions as they can, but it’s really up to you.
After so many comments on my Instagram and DM’s, I said I would share the scoop about the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in case you are planning a trip.
Signage is posted everywhere reminding you of social distancing and wearing face masks. Hand Sanitizer is available at many locations usually after opening a door.
The staff was very courteous and attentive as they worked with a limited staff.
What To Expect When Staying At The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
We stayed in a King Bed Partial Bay View Balcony with Sofabed. It accommodates up to two adults and 2 children. I picked the King Bed because most hotel Queen beds are more like a regular and with my husband being 6 ft. tall it makes for better night sleep.
- A full balcony with sitting chairs. (Be careful when calling if you are talking to a national Hyatt Representative. They booked us a balcony thinking it was a balcony. Every room has a balcony but some rooms have just a step off balcony with no furniture. They were gracious enough to upgrade our room and it was worth it.
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- 65” HDTV with Streaming Capability
- In-Room Laptop Size electronic safe
- Large Make-up mirror with light
- In-room Coffee Maker with complimentary coffee and tea. (Wish I had known it was a Keurig and I would have bought my own Dunkin Donuts)
- Mini Fridge with two complimentary bottles of water
- Ceiling Fan (BONUS!)
My husband brought an inflatable mattress because my youngest is a mover and a shaker in the middle of the night.
Make sure and ask about housekeeping services. There was no turn down or housekeeping services available unless upon request because of being short-staffed.
At check-in, I would ask for an extra garbage bag or can and extra ice bucket liners.
You could probably put your can in the hallway as we did with some takeout garbage and it was taken.
The dining options were limited. Breakfast was only available in one restaurant. There is no room service. So I recommend bringing a cooler if you can. The fridge in the rooms is really only equipped for only drinks, but there is an ice machine.
Tanglewood Restaurant was only opened for breakfast. Table sizes were limited to 6 guests. A breakfast buffet was available only on Saturday and Sunday only.
Corkscrew Bar & Grill
The pool bar was open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM (hours may vary). You were able to get service at your chair or you could sit outside the bar area.
Tarpon Bay Restaurant
Reservations were recommended for this restaurant. Their hours were from 5 PM – 9 PM. The menu is very expensive and consists of mainly seafood dishes.
In order to place a drink order, you must be seated at a table. There was limited capacity, but we decided to order dinner to go both nights from here. They do have a very good kids’ menu. e ordered take-out both nights and ate in our room.
Belvedere Terrace Grill
Belvedere Terrace Grill area hosts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday serving hamburgers and hot dogs. It operates from 5 PM – 9 PM.
Take a walk to this small store with pre-made sandwiches, salads, and baked goods located. They also have protein bars and other snacks along with bottled beverages like water, wine and beer.
SCOOP: Pick up S’mores kit and go to one of the fire pits around the property.
Pools and Waterslides
When you arrive, you must check-in to receive a wrist band as a parent and that your kids are allowed on the waterslides and reach the right height requirement.
Apparently, this is the largest resort poolscape in Southwest Florida, including 3 acres of water attractions. It includes a Lazy River and five waterslides including a pair of dueling speed waterslides an inner tube waterslide (48” height requirements), the Corkscrew waterslide (42” height requirement), and the Ciquala waterslide for little ones.
There is a toddler/baby area with a little playground and slide into the pool.
Lounge chairs were spaced in groups 6 ft. apart. The staff was wearing facial masks at all times.
There were waterslides along with a lazy river, 3 swimming pools with one of them being an adult area only. The slides are fast and fun.
Note: The waterslides closed at 5 PM. You could still swim in the pool, but it was a disappointment as we arrived at the hotel late in the afternoon.
BOAT TO THE BEACH
The boat to the beach takes you to Big Hickory Island which is about a 15-minute boat ride. It’s a beautiful white sand beach perfect for shelling, snorkeling, or playing in the sand.
Make a reservation for the first boat which is 9:45 AM. The next one is 10:45 AM and then 11:45 AM.
The last return is 1:15 which was disappointing but we had enough sun. I think it’s because of staffing, but not sure.
You can only make a reservation 24 hours in advance.
There is about a 5-minute walk to the boat landing on the boardwalk. The Resort Trolley is not available at this time.
Don’t forget to grab your beach towels before you get on the boat at the pool which is along the way.
Bring your own cooler because there is no food service on the beach. Pick up sandwiches and snacks at the Cool Beans Market that morning.
When you arrive, there is a short walk to the beach where you’ll find beach chairs and umbrellas set up 6 ft. apart. Sitting 6 ft. from my kids was a real treat.
It’s definitely worth it and your kids will enjoy the scenery along the way.
- Kids Club was closed.
- Lawn Games are unavailable.
- Spa is open for hair and nail services. Facial services were not available.
- Make sure your children have good walking shoes. This is a big property to cover.
- Parking was $16 a day to self-park and $25 a day for valet.
NOTE: All of this is subject to change based on the hotel policies and the state guidelines. Call before you go.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is located at 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States, 34134
Having a change of scenery was perfect for our family’s mental health. The staff was working hard and the hospitality they were allowed to provide based on safety measures was great.
Know at this point, you need to roll with it!
No one can help what’s happening, but if you want to know what’s going on out there and you’re in need of a staycation it will change your mindset.
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