My family and I may live in Southern California, but we never miss a chance to escape to one of the local beach resorts. So when we got a chance to check out the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa with its new “Slyders’ water playground, our bags were packed before we could get a confirmation number.
Yes, Slyders was everything it had promised to be – a fabulous, $4 million complex complete with three water slides that drop into a splash pool, a main pool, a wading pool for the little ones and an oversize hot tub. The kids never got out of the water, except for airbrush tattoos and hair braiding, and Doron and I enjoyed relaxing in our private cabana sipping icy drinks from Shubee’s poolside café.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the heart of “Surf City, USA,” the 100,000 square-foot Spanish-inspired Hyatt Regency combines the best of luxury and family-friendly appeal. We didn’t take advantage of the surfing lessons this time, but we did enjoy biking on the Huntington Beach pier and making s’mores at fire pits located throughout the facility. We ate most of our meals at “The Village,” a piazza with everything from restaurants to shops and a grocery store. And after a busy day with the kids, an evening dip at the relaxing spa grotto was just what the doctor ordered.
Lisa Armony is a Foothill Ranch writer and mother of three active kids ages 10, 7 and 4. When she’s not driving car pool, hosting play dates, helping with homework and doing yoga to regain her sanity, Lisa can be found pounding the computer keyboard into the wee hours of the night. A regular contributor to Parenting Orange County, LA Parent, the Saddleback Valley News and other consumer and trade publications, she specializes in parenting, education and family health issues.
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