The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida has begun work on a $7.1 million triple waterslide and lazy river pool complex. The new amenity is expected to open in late 2016, and will be built on an undeveloped acre of the property’s 26-acre campus, located next to the existing 2-acre pool complex. It will add to the resort’s three pools, two watersides, and secluded island and beach.
The project is designed by EDSA architects, a firm responsible for pool designs such as the Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas, and will have a South Florida theme, featuring a 3-story Everglades lookout tower topped by a tin-roofed fishing shack. Its three 3-story waterslides include two speed slides and one inner-tube slide, and a 575-ft.-long lazy river that features water hazards to drench guests along its meandering course. Pool coves that can accommodate 300 swimmers will complete the 249,533 waterscape, and a forest of Southwest Florida native plants will surround the amenity, including live oaks, sabal palms and saw palmettos. There will also be a landscaped pool deck with event space and two food trucks serving local cuisine. For information, call (239) 444-1234 or visit coconutpoint.hyatt.com.