By Patricia Tortolani | July 17, 2019 | Lifestyle
There are vacations you take to make the kids happy and then there are vacations you take when you just want to unwind. Few destinations truly deliver for the whole family. The exception: Tidal Cove Waterpark located within JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa.
Let’s start with Tidal Cove’s pièce de résistance: a 60-foot tower with seven splashy-colored slides. The children will be flying up the stairs, tube in hand, before their sunscreen has had a chance to dry (ed not: consider applying sunscreen before you leave the house). Some may choose to warm up with a few runs down the traditional chutes, but the true daredevils will head straight for the Aqua Drop—two trap-door slides that offer an adrenaline rush like none other.
Meanwhile, adults will find that the plentiful chaise lounges or one of the 25 private cabanas—each offering a personalized service, WIFI, a flat screen TV, and plush sofas —are just the place to kick back and relax. Maybe sip a Rosé, Florita, or Piña Colada before you hit the lazy river.
Now here’s where the magic happens: the kids will undoubtedly run squealing into the cabana insisting that you join them on the Boomerango, a 377-foot gravity-defying raft ride. Say, yes. Trust us. Just. Say. Yes. Because if you haven’t ridden a water slide since before the internet you owe yourself the treat. It’s a blast. After a few runs, catch your breath over lunch at the Surf House Bar & Grill, an open-air restaurant serving up craft cocktails and beers, grass-fed burgers and shrimp ceviche. Finish with a scoop of house-made gelato at Freestyle, TidalCove’s chic snack shack next door.
By the last delicious bite you may forget about your nap-under-a-umbrella altogether and go straight to the FlowRider® to show off your surfing (or bodyboarding) skills.
Before you know it, the day is winding down, and in unison you’ll find every member of the group asking the same question: When are we coming back?
Park Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, please call 305-932-6200 or visit our website at tidalcovemiami.com.
This piece is presented by JW Turnberry Miami.
Photography by: Photography courtesy Tidal Cove