5 Top Resorts with Onsite Water Parks in Florida

Jocelyn Murray February 15, 2012 No Comments


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Nothing beats the convenience of a resort with an onsite water park. With Florida’s warm sunny weather, these top resorts offer families affordable fun for a spring break getaway, many within close proximity to Orlando’s renowned attractions.  Listed below in alphabetical order are detailed reviews of the 5 best Florida hotel resorts with onsite water parks.


CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort – Orlando

CoCo Key Hotel Orlando - lobby

The colorful decor is streamlined and cheerful

Bold and beautiful, the CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort lures families with its tropical themed grandeur at affordable prices. Close to Orlando Florida’s major theme parks and plenty of shopping, guests have an array of choice recreation activities onsite or offsite, especially with the complimentary transportation and shuttle service to several theme parks and area attractions. The renovated accommodations are welcoming with their streamlined and cheerful décor, while their restaurant and eateries provide family-friendly dining that is both convenient and tasty.

CoCo Key Hotel Orlando - water park

The tropical themed water park offers endless fun at the CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort

The 54,000-sq. ft. canopy-covered and outdoor water park boasts four pools, 14 water slides, a children’s interactive play island and more. There is even a 6,500 square foot video arcade with the newest cutting-edge video and interactive games available, along with classic favorites like Skee Ball and Alley Hoops. Additional amenities include a fitness center, kids club and daily activities.

For more information visit their website www.cocokeyorlando.com


Hammock Beach Resort – Palm Coast

Hammock Beach Resort pool complex

Hammock Beach Resort sits along the balmy Palm Coast of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean

Situated along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in balmy Palm Coast, Florida, the Hammock Beach Resort offers families premium condominium and villa accommodations with kitchenettes and balconies – many with gorgeous coastal views. Its 91,000 square-foot water park features several swimming pools including an indoor pool, a large spa tub, water slide and lazy river. Guests can enjoy the fitness center and aerobics studio, golf, tennis, a nine-hole putting course, a revitalizing spa, and the tranquil pink shell beach complete with provided towels and beach chairs.

Hammock Beach Resort beach

An endless horizon stretches out over the Atlantic Ocean

Other outdoor activities include kayaking, bicycling, surfing lessons, and ocean side bonfires. There are special children’s programs for kids ages 4-12 that offer engaging activities like scavenger hunts, crafts, games and pool time as well. For those who wish to venture beyond the resort grounds, nearby attractions include Marineland, Historic St. Augustine, Daytona Beach and more.

For more information visit their website www.hammockbeach.com


Liki Tiki Village – Kissimmee  

Liki Tiki Village

Liki Tiki Village has a South Seas charm and lots of recreation activities for the whole family

With its South Seas décor, this 64-acre Polynesian-style paradise is artfully set among graceful palm trees and lush gardens while located just seven miles from Walt Disney World in Kissimmee. The accommodations feature 1-3 bedroom furnished condos with dining area, living room, full kitchens, washer/dryer, and balcony/patio. Amenities include a fitness center, basketball and tennis courts, a game room, gift shop, restaurant, children’s playground, miniature golf, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and a host of on and off-site activities. Kayaks, pedal boats, and canoes can be rented for use on the resort’s own lake as well.

Liki Tiki Village lake

Guest can go kayaking, ride in pedal boats and canoes on the resort lake

The onsite water park boasts five water slides, a wave pool, two expansive heated pools, a whirlpool, kiddie pool, toddler area and shimmering fountains with all sorts of tropical themed water spouting delights. Supervised child care with activities are also available. Online packages and specials make a holiday here very affordable within a reasonable budget.

For more information visit their official website www.likitiki.com


Nickelodeon Suites Resort – Orlando

Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Nickelodeon Suites Resort pulsates with vibrant energy

Many know the Nickelodeon network channel for its vibrant programing and popular kid’s toons aimed at school-aged children. The Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando brings the network to life in this resort bursting with color, energy, excitement, and many of the beloved characters including Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Cosmo and Wanda from The Fairly OddParents and the Rugrats.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort bedroom

Children love the toons themed bedrooms

Located near shopping, dining and just minutes from Orlando’s famous attractions like SeaWorld Orlando, the Walt Disney World theme parks including Epcot, Hollywood StudiosMagic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon and more, the Nickelodeon Suites Resort features cheerful and imaginatively themed spacious accommodations perfect for families. There are two onsite water parks that boast a lazy river, slides, flumes, pools, whirlpools, interactive water tower, children’s play areas, live poolside entertainment, games galore, and much more. The resort also includes a 4-D theater with thrilling shows, arcade, fitness center, restaurant, food court, shops, kid’s spa, babysitting services, free high speed and wireless internet, free shuttle service, and free parking. A variety of affordable hotel specials and packages are available as well.

For more information visit their website www.nickhotel.com


Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort – Cape Canaveral

Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort - lazy river

The lazy river at the Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort meaders by clusters of palm trees

This beach-side resort is located on the white sands of Cocoa Beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida. At less than an hour from Orlando, Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort is close to the hub of amusement parks, yet far enough for families to enjoy the ocean’s refreshing delights. All the villa accommodations feature many of the comforts and conveniences of home such as full kitchens (kitchenettes for studio villas) with range, dishwasher, microwave, small appliances, full-size refrigerator, cookware, dinnerware, silverware, glassware, washer/dryer, and balcony (no balcony in studio villas).

Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort - pool

The sparkling pools are heated for year-round comfort

The exciting water park has a sparkling heated pool, hot tub, four story waterslide, lazy river, and a kiddie pool with fountains of fun for little ones. The resort also boasts a miniature golf course, an athletics course with basketball, tennis and shuffle board (with complimentary equipment), a children’s play center and outdoor playground for kids under 12, movie theater with daily shows, an exercise room and sauna, relaxing spa treatments from massages to facials, a family arcade, a souvenir shop, complementary tram service to the beach and throughout the resort, a child care center and babysitting services, and daily resort activities including crafts, sports, games, shows and much more.

For more information visit their website www.ronjonresort.com


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Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level.

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