After surviving Hurricane Ian, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa required some renovations to the pools but now it’s reopened and stunning.
On the edge of Estero and Bonita Beach, Florida, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is between Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. The distance from the airport (Regional Southwest Florida – RSW) is about 15 minutes by car. The resort is a little over a mile from an arterial road, Highway 41, where a number of restaurants and great shopping are available. The resort is a short distance from the water, though this part of the beach is mangroves. It offers the seclusion of a resort but the convenience of a short nonstop domestic flight from most points in the United States and Canada.
Address: 5001 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Phone: +1 239-444-1234
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa really does have a resort feel. On-site amenities include a large spa (no photos), a Camp Hyatt for children, an arcade, a fitness center, fountains, and more. A concierge desk can make arrangements for water sports or area activities.
It should be noted that this property usually has a private white sand beach island with a restaurant and transportation via pontoon. However, Hurricane Ian caused damage to both the dock and the island, and though it’s nearly one year since the hurricane, the island and dock remain under renovation.
The resort is home to a wristband-required water park with four waterslides, a lazy river, adult and family pools, activities, cabanas, and lounge chairs. It is served by a large outdoor restaurant, bar, and an ice cream food truck.
And the reverse view:
The adult pool is large with plenty of seating and is served by wait staff. In the same area, hot tubs are present as well. It’s off to the side and separated from the family pool by the restaurant and bar with a considerable distance.
The restaurant offers bar seating, plenty of chairs and tables (with umbrellas) and supplies the various pools with food and beverage options for servers walking around the pool areas.
The family pool area features cabanas, and a small waterslide that was still out of commission during our stay (from Hurricane Ian) but has returned to service now. For those with small children, a zero-entry pool makes way to shallow water, about four feet deep at the deepest end.
Throughout the pool area, there are towel stations with the most unique system I have ever seen. Towels are in smart boxes that require a room keycard to access. However, unlike any other resort towel system I have ever seen, tiny RFIDs are built into each towel and a sensor checks your towels out and then back in upon return without involving another scan or staff member.
In the below photo I took a look at the RFID readers that sense returned towels.
As a resort, there are offered activities (included in the resort fee) as well as outdoor games.
A further section is dedicated to the three largest waterslides and a lazy river. This is home to even more lounge chairs, umbrellas, and an Ice Cream food truck. Two waterslides are dualing (guests can race other riders… sliders?) and the third is an innertube-only waterslide with room for double innertubes.
More cabanas are also in this area.
Cabanas can cost a few hundred dollars for the day and accommodate quite a few guests with a fan, table, couch, cable TV, and a pair of reserved loungers out of the shade. They do sell out so if this interests guests they are recommended to reserve them.
The resort has a number of restaurants and bars suiting a variety of price points and meal types.
Tanglewood is on the main level at the end of the lobby and just before the exit to the fountain and pools. This all-day restaurant focuses on Americana and is home to breakfast. Breakfast is available by menu or buffet.
The buffet offered fresh fruit, charcuterie, a variety of baked pastries, bacon and chicken sausage, scrambled eggs, an omelet station, french toast and pancakes, cereal, and a daily featured item. Photographed below is a breakfast quesadilla on offer during my visit.
A bar with an open-air inside/outside dining option, plenty of TVs broadcasting sports, a cigar area outside, and a Key West feel.
An onsite coffee shop, ice cream parlor, and convenience store, Cool Beans gave us one less reason to leave the resort.
For an elevated dining experience, Tarpon Bay located opposite Mangroves bar across a courtyard serves fish, steak, and premium dinner options. A chef’s table at the front is a coveted reservation, as is the private enclosed porch-style dining room, and Florida room table for six at the back.
Corkscrew Bar & Grill, the poolside eatery was mentioned in the pool section as well as the Ice Cream food truck.
Hyatt Privé and World of Hyatt Globalist Benefits
As either a World of Hyatt Globalist member or Hyatt Privé reservation holder, a number of perks are available throughout the resort. Breakfast for two (or two adults and two children for Globalists) in Tanglewood is included. An upgrade to a suite is included for Globalist members (space available) at check-in, secured in advance using a Suite Upgrade award, or included and confirmed within 48 hours of booking for Privé guests. Early check-in and late check-out is available for both guest categories. For Privé guests, a $100 onsite amenity is included which may be combined with spa offers.
We were upgraded to a corner suite on the 7th floor with views west of the water and south toward Bonita Springs and Naples.
The entryway is split with another suite in an anteroom, giving way to the dining room table. To the left is a refreshments section with a Nespresso machine, mini-fridge, and a small table.
The couch is a pull-out sleeper opposite the TV. A balcony at the far end of the living room was the perfect place to look at the grounds and take in a sunset.
A walk through closet from the living room access the bedroom which can be sealed off from the closet and access to the bathroom by a hanging barn door.
The bedroom is rather large with a desk at the far end of the wall, a TV, a king-sized bed, a reading chair, and a balcony.
Access to the bathroom doesn’t have to be through the bedroom if the barn door is closed. It offers a shower over tub which isn’t my favorite but some families prefer it.
Examples of Other Suites
I requested a site visit while on the property and will include some other images from suites around the property. Depending on availability, elites, and Privé customers may find themselves in these suites rather than the one we were given during our stay.
Two-Bedroom Family Suite
Out-of-season cash rates for the resort are a steal starting as low as $298 or 17,000 points; peak pricing moves that to more than $500/night (December through March) or 23,000 points. Unfortunately, this property is no longer available for category 1-4 award night certificate redemptions (15,000 point max.) which is based on annual occupancy rates. While I don’t love extra charges, the hotel includes its $37 resort fee in most rates on Hyatt’s website and in a rare example among many “destination charges” this one is fair as it is a true resort. Hyatt Privé customers come out ahead with the rate $46 higher at $344/night in low season. This is the better value as it includes the $100 credit, daily breakfast for two, and the upgrade. Hyatt Privé can only be purchased through agencies that have received invite-only access to the program like my travel agency, Scott & Thomas.
We loved our stay, found it to be an excellent value and look forward to our next visit.
What do you think? Have you stayed at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa?