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.
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.
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.
After being escorted to our Bay Suite, we were given our Hyatt Diamond amenity, two imported beers and Panini bites.
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.
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.
Love the west coast of Florida for the clear water and the kid friendly little waves.
This hotel has a great club lounge. They serve a nice breakfast spread with hot and cold items.
In the evening you can order a glass of red or white wine for only $3 USD – a good discount from the nearby restaurants.
Did I mention they have an awesome coffee machine!
The hotel has 3 main pools from what I could count. Plus they have several hot tubs.
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.
The furniture feels really new and the place is well kept.
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.
We had views of the golf course…
And views of the bay.
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.
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.