We Had A Great Mini Vacation At Coco Key Water Resort In New Jersey! #Travel

Indoor Water park

   Many of you know that I love taking road trips and vacations with my family.  My husband and I work very hard throughout the year and we like to spend time with our boys during the off season as much as possible.  Being a family of four, it is always important to shop around for the best vacation deals and to stay at hotels and attractions that are family friendly.  Recently, my husband mentioned that a co-worker of his took his family to the Coco Key Water Resort so I decided to go online and check out their rates for the July 4th holiday weekend.

Our hotel room

    It seems that Coco Key is a franchise because they have many locations throughout the United States.  I found one in Mt. Laurel New Jersey and began to peruse through the photos of their hotel rooms and indoor water park.  They offer a variety of vacation packages where you can stay in the hotel and get passes to the indoor water park with some meals included or you can just buy tickets to the water park and stay there for the day.  I decided to call the hotel directly to get a better idea of exactly what I would be getting for my money.

The outdoor hotel pool

    After speaking with the hotel front desk, the young lady shared with me that they often have deals through Travel Zoo where you can book a vacation package at a discounted rate to their establishment.  Luckily, they were running a promotion so I was able to book a room for a family of four overnight with tickets to their indoor water park for all four of us that were good for two days.  For this package, I paid $169 + tax instead of the usual $239 + tax for a whopping savings!

My little water babies!

    When we arrived at the hotel and checked into our room, we were very impressed with how clean everything was.  Our hotel room had two double beds, a flat screen television with cable, complimentary wi-fi, and the bathroom contained organic toiletries.  All of the staff was very friendly and courteous at the hotel and throughout the indoor water park.  Additionally, the bathrooms throughout both were also very clean.

Having a great time!

    Although some of their vacation packages include some meals, ours did not so we drove around the neighboring area for our meals.  There are many fast-food restaurants and family restaurants and diners in the area to choose from.  Also, the hotel has its own restaurant and the indoor water park has a concession stand which serves kid-friendly foods like pizza and hot dogs.

Enjoying a tropical drink by the pool

    I was very observant at the indoor water park to see how proactive the lifeguards were in supervising swimmers, especially children.  There were many lifeguards at each station and they were vigilant to make sure that nobody got hurt or put themselves in danger.  A few times, they blew the whistle and warned children not to run through the water activities so that they wouldn’t get hurt.  This is especially important for this mom when it comes to taking my children to places that include water activities, safety is of the utmost importance.

Can you tell they had a great time?

    We had a great mini vacation and we spent quite a bit of time at the outdoor hotel pool and the indoor water park.  Since this location was only about one hundred miles away from our home, it is definitely a great place for us to take frequent overnight getaways to.  I recommend Coco Key Water Resort in New Jersey to any families looking to have a good time at a family friendly resort and not spend a lot of money!

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  1. Daisy Tremorev says

    What a fun trip. My son would love to go here.

    I love the photo of them on the car ride home. 🙂

  2. Ericka Chatman says

    It looks like you had a wonderful time! Coco Keys looks like a fun place to have a great time! I can’t wait to roadtrip with my nieces next month.

  3. paulaschuck says

    That looks like fun. We could probably drive thee from southern Ontario. We just visited Kalahari Resorts in OHIO. It was a lot of fun,

  4. Courtney Bella says

    nothing is better then taking a vacation and relaxing by the pool! glad ya had fun!

  5. Indypassionlady says

    Are family vacations have all consisted of going to Orlando – for Disney when the kids were younger and now Universal/Islands of Adventure. I’m just now finding out about these other hidden gems around the country – this place looks great!

  6. Nicole Copeland says

    Ahh looks lovely!! Lucky you

  7. Nicole papolio says

    Looks like you guys had a great time : ) We stayed at our local coco keys last year and my boys had a great time to.

  8. Krista Bainbridge says

    Wow! From the looks of your sleeping kiddos in the car, I would say you had an amazing time! We’ll be heading out east soon, maybe I’ll have to add this to the list of places to stay!

  9. Looks like you had so much fun!

  10. Antionette Blake says

    What a great family mini vacay and so close to home! Your sons remind me of mine when they were young.

  11. Sounds like an awesome time! I love the last photo! 🙂

  12. Jessie Nuez says

    My husband and I have been thinking of heading to Coco Keys, thanks for the awesome pics & review.

  13. Dana Rodriguez says

    I have only been to New Jersey once..a long time ago with my ex.Had a good time on the boardwalk.Great pictures!

  14. Judy Gardner says

    looks like lots of fun! i like that you can get passes that include a meal or just get tickets

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