*Disclosure: Our family was given a one night stay at The Cape Codder Resort to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
This summer has flown by for us! Our weeks have been spent at camp (and work) and our weekends have been jam packed with cookouts, birthday parties, baseball games, and day trips. We finally had a weekend to relax, just the three of us.
We packed our bags, called grandma and grandpa to come take care of Daisy and India, and hit the road to the Cape!
Our destination? The Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis.
We were excited to check out the BRAND NEW Indoor/Outdoor water park and the see the new Family Suites! Little did we know, we’d actually be STAYING in one of the suites!
The Family Suites are amazing! The living room has a large sectional sofa that pulls-out into a queen sized bed and a very nice flat screen HD TV ! The dining area features a multi-functional table for 4 which also pulls down into a queen size Murphy bed. There is also a very nice kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and large sink. We loved having a place to keep our drinks, and food!
The Master Bedroom features the most comfortable king-sized bed, and it’s own flat screen HD TV. And there are two bathrooms!!! It was pretty much a dream come true! The master bath is HUGE and has a beautifully tiled shower, his & hers sinks, and a lovely vanity (where Avery spent an hour doing my hair and make-up before bed!) The main bathroom is a standard hotel-room bathroom with a sink, toilet and a shower and bathtub (perfect for the little kiddos who don’t take showers yet!)
Our room, like all the family suites, was located on the first floor, looking out onto the water park. At first I was concerned that noise would be an issue, but I was pleasantly surprised! It was completely sound proof! We heard nothing through the very large windows!
The family suites are truly wonderful! The design is so welcoming and cozy, while still being modern and giving you that Cape Cod feel. The artwork was one of my favorite parts of the room. Beautiful paintings, by local artists, adorn the walls. Our favorite was a painting of a whale swimming with mermaids! If you can, definitely try a night or a week in one of the new family suites!
If a family suite is more than you need (or maybe you’re looking for something even bigger!) there are many other room options available. From Deluxe Rooms to the Presidential Suite, and Residences, they have something for everyone!
Now, let’s talk about that water park!! The water park is BRAND NEW!
The 30,000 square foot indoor/outdoor Water Park features include:
- 2 – 160-foot “Stars and Stripes” high-speed water slides
- 2 – 50 and 80-foot water slides winding through a replica of a pirate ship
- 300-foot “stormy” river with waterfalls, rapids and spouting humpback whale
- “Pirate Bay” kiddie spray pool with dumping bucket, water cannons and small water slides
- 84’ x 143’ retractable roof
- 10,000-square foot wave pool with 2’ waves, water fountains and water umbrella
- 24 person Jacuzzi
- high-intensity ultra-violet light purification system
- changing rooms
- birthday party area
- Gazebo Cafe serving appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, and beverages
- fitness center
I loved the retractable roof! It was nice to have the sunlight coming in while having an easy escape to the shade. (Great for those of us who don’t do well in the blazing sun!)
Avery LOVED Pirate Bay. It was a nice, safe area for her to play in the child-sized slides and other water features! The stormy river is fun as well, but don’t expect it to be a typical “lazy” ride! It moves pretty quickly and you will get splashed! We spent most of our time in the wave pool! The waves are not too intense, so big and little kids can enjoy it!
Resort guests are guaranteed access to the water park throughout their stay, but there are a limited number of day passes available. For more information on day passes click HERE
There is also a GORGEOUS outdoor pool. Rainbow Falls is heated and open year round! This pool is open to resort guests only, and from the hours of 8am-10am and 8pm to 9pm it is reserved for those 18 years an older. With all that swimming, we worked up quite an appetite! Fortunately, the resort ha plenty of dining options!! We enjoyed a delicious lunch at “The Deck” and a great dinner at Hearth ‘n Kettle. You can also dine at Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill (Serving Dinner Daily from 5pm) or grab a quick bite at the Gazebo Cafe located within the water park building. And of course, in-room dining is also an option!
But wait, there’s more!!! While we imagine you’d want to spend most of your time in the water park, The Cape Codder Resort offers activities for kids and families, every day! Here’s a sample of their summer activity schedule:During our stay Avery enjoyed arts & crafts (a cute fish windsock) and movie night, under the stars! You can also purchase marshmallows to roast during the nightly bonfire! I can say, with certainty, that your kids will not be bored! The only tears we had on this mini vacation came when we said it was time to go home. Avery had so much fun, and begged to stay. She actually asked if we could live at the resort!
While I didn’t have a chance to visit, I want to mention that the resort has a spa on site. The Beach Plum Spa & Med-Spa offers you a great opportunity to break away and pamper yourself!! They offer massages, manicures & pedicures, facials, a hair salon, and more! They also have services for couples and kids! I’ll definitely be booking a massage when we visit again!
For more information, rates, and to book your stay, visit capecodderresort.com