Upon arrival at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, you’re immersed in tropical flower gardens banyan and palm trees, bubbling fountains and smiles from friendly associates. Greeted in this warm and relaxing atmosphere, the airy lobby is dappled with sunlight on the Italian marble floor and potted orchids and tropical plants adorn every corner. Delicate fragrances of citrus and coconut waft through the air with soft sounds of Caribbean music playing.

A glass of bubbly completes check-in as you’re whisked up to your guestroom. Modern and efficient décor includes surprising conveniences in your choice of king, double queen or sprawling suite. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to your choice of a Juliet or furnished balcony and coastal views of Estero Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Southwest Florida extend out below.

A walk around the 26-acre resort reveals a massive pool area, the largest of any resort south of Orlando, with four pools, including an adults-only pool, five waterslides to be enjoyed by every member of the family, a hot tub and a lazy river. Each area has a separate atmosphere for families, children and the young-at-heart. Every one of the 500 plush orange chaise lounges across the three-acre area has a blue flag to alert servers at Corkscrew Bar & Grill to take your order for poolside cocktails and lunch. Multiple cabanas dot the area for extra-special comfort with chaise, couch, TV, refrigerator and ceiling fan.

As if that wasn’t enjoyable enough, the resort offers an Island Excursion, included with your reservation, for a boat ride across Estero Bay and a day at their secluded beach on nearby Big Hickory Island, part of the Estero Bay Eco Preserve. Home to over 80 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, sightings are frequent on the 15-minute journey across the bay, often with dolphins following the boat for a playful leap in its wake.

In addition, the resort has the luxurious Stillwater Spa and the adjacent Raptor Bay Golf Club, the nation’s first Audubon-sanctioned golf course.

Guests have their choice of five different restaurants at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, including the award-winning Tarpon Bay Restaurant, for fine seafood prepared in a creative Floribbean style and the renowned Sunday Brunch with champagne and live jazz. Chef de Cuisine Gaston Sanchez brings his extensive experience to the menu, including signature dishes like the Diver’s Spear – a whole red snapper crispy fried and served with Asian slaw, ponzu, and cilantro-ginger rice. Guest favorites include the Yin-Yang Tartare of yellowfin tuna and Loch Duart salmon as well as the Lobster Bisque, gluten free, with Maine lobster, paddlefish caviar, sherry cream and lobster oil. The presentation is exquisite with your server pouring the cream over tender lobster and a bouquet of tiny microgreens tableside. Locals as well as guests share in the relaxed resort-style dining found at Tarpon Bay, a hidden gem in Southwest Florida.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort is Southwest Florida’s premier destination resort, and recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Award for consistently delivering top service and excellent reviews from guests. Located just 20 minutes from Fort Myers International Airport, the resort hosts leisure travelers, destination weddings, the region’s most important social events, and corporate meetings and conferences. Follow the resort on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates.

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