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20 Best Resorts with Lazy Rivers in Florida

I’ve been to plenty of resorts in my 30+ years of traveling throughout Florida, and without a doubt, the hotels with lazy rivers are the creme de la creme. It’s the perfect amenity for Florida’s year-round sunny weather, and best of all, it appeals to both kids and adults alike.

Better than just a regular pool, resort pools in Florida with lazy rivers up the fun factor. You’ll find a handful of resorts scattered around the Sunshine State that feature over-the-top pools with winding lanes, where you can hop on a floatie and let the gentle currents melt your stress away. The perfect place to relax and soak up the sunshine, read on to discover the top resorts with lazy rivers in Florida.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek - Orlando Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
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Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek - Orlando

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek boasts one of the best hotel pools in Orlando, which means you’ll have plenty of activities to keep the entire family entertained. Perfect for Florida’s tropical temperatures, take a dip in the three-acre lazy river pool with a water slide, where you can soak up the sunshine and relax in a private cabana. You’ll also have access to a long list of dining options, an 18-hole golf course and an award-winning spa. When you’re ready for the theme park action, you’ll also find complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World and Disney Springs.

Key Amenities:

  • A 3-acre lazy river pool with a water slide

  • Multiple dining options on-site

  • An 18-hole golf course and award-winning spa

  • Complimentary shuttles to Disney World and Disney Springs

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando

Located right at the gates of Walt Disney World, Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers its guests the chance to experience pure relaxation with one of the best hotel pools with a lazy river in Orlando. In addition to the spacious rooms, you’ll find multiple restaurants and bars, a 13,000-square-foot spa, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy water activities. Sitting as the resort’s centerpiece, the lazy river snakes around The Mansion, where you’ll also find an adults-only pool with underwater audio, a Jacuzzi, and a family pool that overlooks the lake. Slide down the water slide, float along the river, or take the kids to the splash pad to cool off.

Key Amenities:

  • Convenient location near Disney World

  • A lazy river, adults-only pool, and family pool

  • Water slides and a kid-friendly splash pad

Naples Bay Resort - Naples Naples Bay Resort, Naples
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Naples Bay Resort - Naples

A boutique waterfront destination in Naples, Naples Bay Resort is nestled along Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast. Offering luxury amenities and personalized services, here you’ll find upscale restaurants, white sand beaches, and family-friendly activities. Beautiful balcony views overlook the waterways and Marina, while the expansive activity center features three crystal-blue resort pools and a meandering lazy river. Get out on the water at the 97-slip marina with boat rental options, do some waterfront shopping, or head to the Euro-style Naples spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to a white-sand beach

  • Rooms with water and marina views

  • Activity center with swimming pools and lazy river

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate - Orlando Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
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Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate - Orlando

Hop into an inner tube and take a ride down the 850-foot lazy river at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, where you can feel like a kid again as you float past tunnels, shooting water cannons and waterfalls. Nestled up next to 36 holes championship Orlando golf, here you’ll find elegant guestrooms and suites in addition to a zero-entry family pool, 125-foot corkscrew water slide, and water tower. A new addition to the property, you’ll now also be able to enjoy Orlando’s only resort wave pool.

Key Amenities:

  • An 850-foot lazy river

  • A zero-entry family pool, water slides, and a wave pool

  • Access to championship golf

Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa - Palm Coast Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa
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Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa - Palm Coast

Beachfront luxury on the Atlantic Ocean, Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast is a unique hotel in Florida with an on-site water park. It also hosts an array of other modern facilities, all nestled on a stretch of unspoiled beach. Featuring multi-room villas and suites, you can enjoy resort living with an array of excellent perks. The kids will delight in the water park adventure, where you can enjoy the 91,000 square-foot water pavilion and float down the lazy river or take a ride down the thrilling water flume. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the oceanfront restaurants serving up fresh seafood or book a relaxing spa treatment at The Spa at Hammock Beach.

Key Amenities:

  • Beautiful beachfront location

  • An on-site water park with water slides and a lazy river

  • Oceanfront restaurants on-site

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front - Pensacola Beach Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
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Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front - Pensacola Beach

Set on Pensacola Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front is set on miles of sugar-white sandy beaches. Take advantage of the hotel’s lazy river, which features cascading waterfalls, hot tubs, and poolside fire pits, then sip cocktails or grab a bite to eat at the beachfront Riptides Sports Grill & Tiki Bar. The rooms and boast water views, either of the white sand beach or the Santa Rosa Sound, while family suites have bunk beds and pull-out sofas. When you’re ready to explore, the Quietwater Beach Boardwalk is just a short walk away.

Key Amenities:

  • Set on Pensacola Beach

  • A lazy river with waterfalls

  • Beachfront rooms and family suites

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa - Bonita Springs Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
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Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa - Bonita Springs

You’ll discover an array of fun activities at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, as it is a haven for recreation and relaxation. Sitting on 26 acres of lush, landscaped grounds that overlook Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, you can choose from coastal-inspired guestrooms and suites. Take advantage of Florida’s year-round sunshine at the hotel’s outdoor area, where you’ll find a lazy river, five waterslides, four pools, and a semi-private beach where you can collect souvenir shells.

Key Amenities:

  • Coastal-inspired rooms and suites

  • A lazy river, water slides, and swimming pools

  • Set on a semi-private beach

The Grove Resort & Water Park - Orlando The Grove Resort & Water Park, Orlando
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The Grove Resort & Water Park - Orlando

Families love The Grove Resort & Water Park, as water park entry is free when you book your stay here. Featuring a FlowRider surf simulator, dual water slides, an almost 700-foot-long lazy river, and a kid’s activities pool, this park offers hours of family fun. In the lazy river, you’ll find playful water features such as waterfalls, water cannons, and overhead bridges that can be explored on a tube. The hotel’s spacious and well-equipped two and three-bedroom suites are ideal for families, while on-site dining ranges from casual eateries to a food market.

Key Amenities:

  • A water park with a surf simulator and water slides

  • Waterfalls, cannons, and other water features at the lazy river

  • Spacious two and three-bedroom suites

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes - Orlando JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
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JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes - Orlando

One of the top resorts in Orlando, JW Marriott Orlando, Grand Lakes is nestled on 500 acres of lush landscapes. You’ll have free shuttle service to Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Orlando, while the world-renowned on-site restaurants cater to a variety of palates with diverse menus that include everything from sushi to upscale Italian and farm-to-table cuisine. The lazy river offers plenty of fun and adventure, and you’ll also have access to amenities at The Ritz-Carlton. In addition, enjoy an 18-hole course and a 40,000-square-foot spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttles to Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Orlando

  • Award-winning restaurants on-site

  • A swimming pool area with a lazy river

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach - Fort Walton Beach Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
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Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach - Fort Walton Beach

Located directly on the beach facing the Gulf of Mexico, Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach has a backdrop of a beautiful white sand beach and emerald waters. With a collection of cozy rooms to choose from, families will appreciate the on-site amenities that include a video game arcade, seasonal children’s activities such as a mermaid show, and the on-site restaurant Riptides Sports Grill. Boasting one of the best pools in the area, cool off from Florida’s balmy weather with a float around the lazy river, or grab a drink at the poolside tiki bar.

Key Amenities:

  • Beautiful beachfront location

  • A video game arcade, mermaid show, and kid-friendly activities

  • An outdoor pool with a lazy river and poolside tiki bar

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort - Orlando Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Orlando
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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort - Orlando

Just a 5-minute drive from Universal, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a 1950s-themed resort that gives guests exclusive theme park benefits. With colorful retro decor and spacious rooms, families are treated to an array of enticing amenities. In addition to the 10-lane bowling alley and family-friendly game room, you can also make a splash at the dive tower waterslide or head to the Lazy River Courtyard to find a sandy beach and waterfalls highlighting its lazy river.

Key Amenities:

  • Located next to Universal Orlando

  • Exclusive theme park benefits

  • A 10-lane bowling alley and game room

  • A sandy beach and pool with a lazy river

Pelican Grand Beach Resort - Fort Lauderdale Pelican Grand Beach Resort
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Pelican Grand Beach Resort - Fort Lauderdale

Not only does Pelican Grand Beach Resort feature a lazy river tubing ride, but it also boasts a zero-entry pool and a private stretch of beach in Fort Lauderdale. Showcasing its old Florida grandeur in a collection of oceanfront rooms and suites, there are countless ways to relax and soak up the sunshine here. Swim or float in the only lazy river in Fort Lauderdale, then get pampered at Pure Spa. You’re spoiled for choice with on-site dining, from sophisticated cuisine at OCEAN2000 and cocktails at O2K Lounge to the family favorite Emporium with old-fashioned ice cream.

Key Amenities:

  • A lazy river and zero-entry swimming pool

  • Set on a private beach in Fort Lauderdale

  • Oceanfront rooms and suites

  • Multiple on-site restauarants

Henderson Beach Resort - Destin Henderson Beach Resort
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Henderson Beach Resort - Destin

Escape to Destin and stay at Henderson Beach Resort, which features a Family Pool with a splash pad and lazy river. You can also opt to relax under the shade of a luxury cabana and enjoy poolside beverage service, enjoy access to a private beach, or rent one of the hotel’s bikes, paddleboards, or kayaks and explore the area. Rooms and suites here are elegant, featuring incredible Gulf of Mexico views, while its renowned spa offers head-to-toe body treatments. Best of all, you’ll receive a complimentary day pass to Henderson State Park.

Key Amenities:

  • A family-friendly pool with a splash pad and lazy river

  • Private cabanas and poolside beverage service

  • Access to a private beach

  • Beachfront rooms and suites

FantasyWorld Resort - Kissimmee FantasyWorld Resort - Kissimmee
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FantasyWorld Resort - Kissimmee

Stay close to the Disney World action at FantasyWorld Resort in Kissimmee, which offers spacious vacation villas to families. It’s got everything you need for a fun Florida getaway, including two heated pools, three hot tubs, and a heated lazy river. Kids will love the water slides, splash pad, playground, and mini-golf, as well s poolside games such as hula hoop contests. The two-bedroom villas feature home-like perks, including a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and enough room to accommodate up to six guests. Other on-site facilities include a poolside cafe, a fitness center with a sauna, and grilling areas with picnic tables for cookouts.

Key Amenities:

  • Spacious vacation villas with full kitchens

  • Multiple pools, hot tubs, and a lazy river

  • Kid-friendly water slides, a splash pad, and playground

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa - Aventura JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa - Aventura
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JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa - Aventura

Water lovers are in for a treat at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura with its on-site Tidal Cove Water Park. Laze in luxury in the alluring lazy river, try surfing the FlowRider, and let the kids make a splash in the Kids Cove and water slides. In addition to spacious rooms and suites with private balconies, this resort features an outstanding collection of on-site restaurants, including an award-winning steakhouse, as well as a luxury spa. Golf fans can play one of the two 18-hole championship courses.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site water park with FlowRider, lazy river, and water slides

  • Spacious rooms and suites with private balconies

  • Multiple restaurants on-site

  • A luxury spa and two golf courses

Hyatt Residence Club Bonita Springs, Coconut Plantation - Naples Hyatt Residence Club Bonita Springs, Coconut Plantation - Naples
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Hyatt Residence Club Bonita Springs, Coconut Plantation - Naples

Hyatt Residence Club Bonita Springs, Coconut Plantation in Naples showcases the best of Florida’s Gulf Coast. It features luxurious accommodations with private balconies, a private island accessible by ferry, and a 1,000-foot-long lazy river pool. There are actually five pools, including Alligator Alley with its lazy river, as well as two free-form pools with zero entry and underwater seating. There’s also a hot tub, an adult lap pool, and a pool for little ones. It’s easy to enjoy the outdoors here, with sunset cruises, sailing, fishing excursions, and boat rentals all available.

Key Amenities:

  • A 1,000-foot-long lazy river

  • Multiple pools, including an adults-only lap pool

  • Access to sunset cruises, sailing, fishing, and boat rentals

Club Wyndham Ocean Walk - Daytona Beach Club Wyndham Ocean Walk, Daytona Beach
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Club Wyndham Ocean Walk - Daytona Beach

Located in Daytona Beach, Club Wyndham Ocean Walk offers a prime beachfront location close to the action. It’s within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and entertainment while offering beautiful ocean views from its oversized studio and one to three-bedroom suites. It boasts indoor and outdoor pools, with special play areas for kids, as well as an inviting lazy river, water slide, and bar overlooking the beach. Activities are endless here, from volleyball to miniature golf, while in-room perks like a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and large living areas will make you feel right at home.

Key Amenities:

  • Large suites with ocean views and kitchens

  • Swimming pools with a lazy river and water slides

  • Within walking distance of shops and restaurants

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs - Orlando Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs, Orlando
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Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs - Orlando

Connected to a sky bridge to Disney Springs, Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs is a hit with families. You’ll have access to scheduled shuttle service to all four Disney Theme Parks daily, while it might be tough to pull yourself away from the hotel’s on-site amenities. Guests of all ages love the expansive Float Lagoon pool, which features a kids splash pad, lazy river, and private poolside cabanas. When hunger strikes, you’ll find diverse dining options, from a grab-and-go market to a poolside grille serving casual fare and frosty beverages.

Key Amenities:

  • Connected to Disney Springs via sky bridge

  • Shuttle service to all four Disney theme parks

  • An outdoor pool with a splash pad, lazy river, and cabanas

LEGOLAND Hotel - Winter Haven LEGOLAND Hotel, Winter Haven
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LEGOLAND Hotel - Winter Haven

LEGOLAND Hotel in Winter Haven is a dream destination for little ones, designed to maximize fun on vacation. Only 130 steps from LEGOLAND Theme Park, it has themed kids rooms such as Kingdom, Adventure, Pirate, and LEGO Movie. In addition to free breakfast buffets daily and nightly kid’s entertainment, there’s a heated resort-style pool and a lazy river full of giant floating LEGO bricks. You can also visit the LEGOLAND Hotel boardwalk to enjoy sunset views on Lake Eloise or add mini-golf and pontoon boat rides to your stay.

Key Amenities:

  • Walking distance from LEGOLAND

  • Free breakfast buffets and nightly entertainment

  • A heated pool and lazy river with LEGO bricks

Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes - Orlando Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
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Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes - Orlando

Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes offers a luxury getaway in Orlando. Its long list of amenities includes a posh spa, championship golf, gourmet farm-to-table dining, and inviting outdoor pools with private cabanas. It’s set amongst 500 acres of natural habitat, lakes, and a working farm and is inspired by the grand palazzos of Italy. You can bask in the sunshine at the lazy river, then head to one of the on-site restaurants for refueling, including the Michelin-starred Knife & Spoon steakhouse with an award-winning chef. There’s also a poolside restaurant with burgers, seafood, and frozen drinks, while travelers looking to get pampered can retreat to the posh spa that uses herbs from the resort’s organic gardens.

Key Amenities:

  • An outdoor pool with poolside cabanas and daybeds

  • Stay includes access to pools at The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

  • Upgraded suites with large living spaces

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