New Award Chart Changes For Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa – A Trip Report


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There is a renewed interest in the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs due to the recent category downgrade with Hyatt’s reward chart. Previously I mentioned this is one of Hyatt’s best kept secrets, so I was surprised and yet at the same time excited to see it downgraded.

New Award Chart Changes For Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa – A Trip Report

I have received a couple emails inquiring about the property and I thought it might be nice to revisit our stay here. We like this hotel so much that we actually have another reservation in 2015 and we are going to be able to make good on the category change from 5 to 4. I will be calling Hyatt to make sure that my points post back after the award chart for 2015 change on January 22, 2015.

As previously posted, Almost Don’t Want To Tell You About This Place But I Will –One of Hyatt’s Best Kept Secrets Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa.

Pretty much all you would have to tell me about this place is that it has a private island in a preserve and I can redeem only 20,000 Hyatt points per night in a regular room, 27,000 in a Hyatt Regency room or 32,000 Hyatt points per night in a Bay Suite in prime winter season. The best part is it doesn’t require a long flight half way around the world.

Most people think of great beaches, especially Hyatt ones, as out of the country, like the Hyatt Regency Aruba or the Park Hyatt Maldives. But one of my favorite Hyatt Hotel properties is in the sunshine state. There are other great Hyatt properties in the U.S. like the Hyatt Huntington Beach or the Hyatt Clearwater, but I still think one of Hyatt’s best kept secrets is the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs Florida. Only a hop, skip and a jump down the road from Fort Myers International airport.

Here’s a view of the property from their boat ferry service to and from their private island with a fantastic beach.

Hyatt Regency Bonita Springs From Boat

Here’s an up-close view of the hotel in the evening from the pool area. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

Welcome To The Property

Upon arrival, we were greeted with a Champagne Happy Hour toast! They are one of the many Hyatt properties that start guests off with a glass of champagne upon arrival.

Hyatt Champagne Happy Hour Glasses

After being escorted to our Bay Suite, we were given our Hyatt Diamond amenity, two imported beers and Panini bites.

Hyatt Happy Hour Diamond Amenity

The views of the bay are great. We’ll share a sunset view from our porch later in this post. You also have a nice view of the hotel grounds and many pools including an awesome kids (or big kids) slide.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Bay Suite View 2

The Hotel

The hotel is located in the bay and have a regular ferry shuttle service to their private island preserve. You can see the details of the island by clicking here.

Bick Hickory Island Beach Chairs Right

Love the west coast of Florida for the clear water and the kid friendly little waves.

Bick Hickory Island Beach With no waves

This hotel has a great club lounge. They serve a nice breakfast spread with hot and cold items.

Hyatt Regency Club Lounge Coconut Point Breakfast

In the evening you can order a glass of red or white wine for only $3 USD – a good discount from the nearby restaurants.

Hyatt Regency Club Lounge Coconut Point

In the afternoon they serve cookies and light snacks, fruits, etc. The fridge is stocked 24/7 and has plenty of juices, waters and sodas. Hyatt Regency Club Lounge Sitting Area

Did I mention they have an awesome coffee machine!

Hyatt Regency Club Lounge

The hotel has 3 main pools from what I could count. Plus they have several hot tubs.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Pool Entrance

Bay Suite

We used 32,000 points per night (96,000 total) 3 nights in a Bay Suite. It was well worth the points for the extra space with a little one. We typically pay a premium to have more than one room or a room with a dividing wall when Baby Weekly Flyer travels with us. It just helps everyone sleep better. The Bay Suite has plenty of room for a small family. It includes a wet bar, two small fridges, an entrance foyer, separate shower / bathroom in each room, a small dining area, a living room with pull-out couch, and four outdoor porches.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Bay Suite Wet Bar

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Bay Suite Dining Room

The furniture feels really new and the place is well kept.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Bay Suite Living Room

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Bay Suite Bedroom 2

Plenty of room to spread out for a few days and get some work done if you like as well. And if the room gets hot, you can always use the VIP hotel room thermostat trick to make your room cooler.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Bay Suite Bedroom

We had views of the golf course…

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Bay Suite Guest Bathroom

And views of the bay.

Award Chart Changes For Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Sunset

The best part was after putting Baby Weekly Flyer down for the evening, we could catch some alone time on the porch and watch the sunset with a happy hour drink in hand.

Award Chart Changes For Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Award Chart Changes For Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Bottom Line

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs is one of our go-to Hyatt properties and a great family friendly hotel. Check out the great summer and hurricane season rates at this property. Then, if you are a Diamond member, consider using one of your suite upgrade certificates (or just use regular points) for an upgrade to a suite. The Bay Suites are fantastic!

Do you have any reservations at Hyatts that are changing categories? Or were you able to make a reservation now for a property at a lower category that is going up in category? Post a comment.

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Comments

  1. We are scheduled to stay here next month for a couple of nights based on your recommendation! Looking forward to that private island retreat and checking out the property!

  2. Dovertime, That is awesome! I think you will love it! Make sure to post back with your thoughts. Enjoy it!

  3. Make sure to check out the timeshare location down the street (complimentary shuttle bus). They have a lazy river which is fun! The groups are nicer at the regular hotel though.

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