When you want a sunshine getaway where you can relax and your kids can have fun, one of the best options is a resort. Resort hotels offer everything so that every single member of your family has a great vacation. Looking for resorts can feel daunting, but when you start to consider the amenities and activities available on-site, you will start to find the perfect destination for you and your family. 

These 6 amazing resorts come with their own built-in waterparks, making them the perfect choice for families who want a little break away in the sunshine and want to take full advantage of their resorts amenities. Though these resorts have their own on-site waterpark, that is just the start. From spa facilities to on-site restaurants, these are some of the best resorts to book in Florida today. 

  1. Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa 

This resort is home to Treasure Cove Water Park, 7 heated pools, 7 kiddy pools, 6 hot tubs, and two pool bars. 

Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa is home to Treasure Cove Water Park, which is one of Orlando’s newest water parks. Here you can get soaked, will have fun, and be able to cool down while you relax and even enjoy food and drink. 

Here you will find a dual 30-food waterslide where you can race down to the bottom, a 41,000-gallon wave pool, a lazy river, a splash pad, and more. When you are feeling famished, head over to the Rikki Tiki Tavern for a cocktail or a light bite, and of course, take advantage of the private cabanas and sun deck. 

Don’t forget about the resort’s other amenities. Choose from a full list of spa treatments for ongoing relaxing, or go out with the whole family to play sports and more right on-site. This resort truly offers something for everyone so that your whole family will enjoy your vacation experience. 

Unless your room explicitly states that it includes entrance, it is important to remember that an additional ticket will need to be purchased for entrance. Single-day admission is just $20, with under 3s going free. If you are active military, then you get a discount down to $15. 

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  1. Westgate Vacation Villas and Town Center Resort 

This resort is home to Shipwreck Island Water Park and also has 14 heated outdoor pools and hot tubs to enjoy. 

Westgate Vacation Villas and Town Center Resort is comprised of two hotels, Westgate Resorts Town Center and Westgate Vacation Villas Resort. Combined, these two resorts offer everything you can want and need. On top of stylish and comfortable accommodation, you will also have access to 14 outdoor pools, 3 outdoor tennis courts, 13 spa tubs, a games room, a Disney movie theatre, a fitness center, and more. For a small admission charge, you can even have access to the resort’s own waterpark, Shipwreck Island Water Park. 

Single-day admission is $15 for active military members and $20 for the general public. Have someone in your family that is under 3? They go free. 

Once in, your kids will have access to Black Beard’s Pirate Ship, a huge water playground with a fully interactive pirate ship that can shoot water out of canons and drench others with the big water bucket. There is also Cannon Ball Falls, a lazy river, a plunge drop slide, and a kiddy pool. 

The waterpark isn’t the only feature worth booking this resort for. As a combination of two hotels, you can customize your stay, with rooms perfect for solo travelers all the way to big family reunions available for booking. 

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  1. Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center 

This Everglades-themed resort has a little bit of everything, including a waterpark and an atrium. 

This resort makes it easy to spend the entire day outside of your hotel room. On top of great design and a fun, Everglades-theme vibe, this resort is also infamous in the area for its 3-acre Cypress Springs Water Park. 

The water park has two pools, an action river, a surf simulator, a giant water playground, and of course, seven thrilling water slides. The action river, in particular, will be a huge hit for those that love a lazy river but want a bit more thrill. The new Crystal River Rapids is sure to delight as it quickly whisks you around the water park and through waterfalls and a state-of-the-art surround sound system. 

Want to relax? Do it in style with private premium pool seating so that you can relax and soak in those summer rays while the kids have a thrilling time drenching each other and speeding through Big Cypress Tower, a 35-foot slide that features a fall through a trap door. 

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  1. Flamingo Waterpark Resort 

This waterpark resort offers 120,000 gallons of water park fun and close accommodations to some of the biggest theme parks in Orlando. 

Flamingo Waterpark Resort offers affordable fun and accommodation with easy access to the larger theme parks. The entire resort has a fun tropical theme and has been recently renovated. You can now enjoy several pools, 30-foot water slides, a lazy river, and more. 

Currently, the waterpark is only open from Thursdays through to Sundays, but with so many hotspots less than a half hour’s drive away, you won’t be pressed to fill your day with fun in the sun. Alternatively, you can go and see the shows and events that are practically right next door (2 miles away) at Osceola Heritage Park. Want to stay in? The hotel also hosts movie nights and billiards and routinely has evening entertainment scheduled. 

The waterpark is only available to guests, but you will need to pay an additional surcharge. As only guests are in the waterpark, however, the crowds will be minimal, giving you the chance to enjoy a lovely day cooling down without the massive throngs of people you are likely to find at Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, or LEGOLAND. 

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  1. Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa 

This photogenic resort offers an eye-catching design and a terrific waterpark alongside other top outdoor activities. 

Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa can be found on Palm Coast and offers sprawling, beautiful grounds and a waterpark to keep guests entertained and cool throughout the year. Not only can you pick from the rooms, but this resort also offers suites with kitchenettes and full villas that have fully equipped kitchens and a washing/drying machine. 

While the waterpark is a huge hit, you will also find two championship golf courses and a marina at your disposal. The resort is right on the beach, so you can hit the waves and enjoy some suntanning in the sand as well. 

As for the waterpark, Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa is home to Fantasy Pool Complex, which has everything you could need for a relaxed time in the sunshine. You can lounge on the lazy river, enjoy a zero-entry pool, splash down on some water slides, and cool off in the shade. 

Not only is there outdoor water fun to be had, but there are also stunning indoor pools that feature hot tubs and a garden just inside the resort itself. Between the beach and the various pools, you will have all your water needs met and then some. 

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  1. Orlando World Center Marriott 

This resort is home to Falls Pool Waterpark, which offers 200-feet of slides and many incredible pools for guests. 

This resort offers everything you need without having to leave the resort. Not only will you find Orlando World, an on-site waterpark available for guests, but you will also be able to play on a championship golf course and enjoy a variety of other amenities that will keep you and your family having fun in the sun for the duration of your trip. 

Though you will have everything for a fun, relaxing vacation right on the resort, know that the big theme parks are just a short drive away, and more importantly, each room booking gives you complimentary shuttle services to and from the theme parks themselves. 

The waterpark itself is a centered around a lagoon-style pool that comes complete with sun-shelves, a kids splash zone, three waterslides, and of course, poolside cabanas. It has three multi-rider waterslides and a 575-foot lazy river. 

If you want more ways to relax, then book some time out on the golf course, or alternatively, book a spa vacation. With so much to do and, of course, with Walt Disney World just a stone’s throw away, you won’t be hard-pressed to fill your day at this waterpark resort.

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