Friday, July 20, 2012

Relax at Six Lazy Rivers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Last May my extended family from Birmingham joined me at the beach for a long weekend of fun together. I can tell you that we made amazing memories that I will always treasure. We rented a great condo at Phoenix West and loved all of the amenities, especially the lazy river. It was just what I needed to slow down my pace, take a long deep breath and feel the stress leave my life as I peacefully floated along the lazy river with my family.

There was even a really cool slide at one end of the lazy river. And after the kids asked a few times I tried it out - to their delight and mine. Of course all three kids and their mom and dad had a blast at the slide too.

There are actually six resorts featuring lazy rivers, so I compiled a list for you to consider on your next trip to Alabama's Gulf Coast:

Caribe Resort
Anticipate a resort experience designed to deliver fun for all and you’ll find what you seek at Caribe resort. Located on the upper-deck, in addition to other pools and waterpark-type slides, is an 18-inch deep lazy river that is 980-feet long and situated perfectly for great views of the Gulf of Mexico. Grab an inner tube and relax as you float along amid lush landscaping or gather with friends and family on the large sundeck surrounding this popular water feature.

Crystal Tower
Stroll across the area’s only air conditioned pedestrian bridge to discover the largest gulf side pool and lazy river anywhere on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Fabulous views of the sugar-white beach and inspiring Gulf waters will be yours from your relaxing vantage point at Crystal Tower while you drift freely on the lazy river.

Phoenix on the Bay I and Phoenix on the Bay II
Find both excitement and relaxation at Phoenix on the Bay I and Phoenix on the Bay II, where you can slide into a water-filled adventure. Treat the kids or feel like a kid again yourself when everyone takes a turn or two on the exciting waterslide. Then just relax and let the lazy river take you round and round the picturesque route overlooking the peaceful bay at Terry Cove.

Phoenix West
Escape to a beachside paradise at Phoenix West where the abundant amenities include a soothing lazy river equipped with a waterslide to add a little action to your world of water treats. You will feel the tension melt away as you gracefully glide along with the sights and sounds of the surf in the background.

Turquoise Place
Discover luxury when you arrive at your upscale Turquoise Place destination, a true resort complete with activities for the enjoyment of the entire family. Pause to savor these delightful experiences as you indulge yourself in the luxurious 450-foot lazy river overlooking the brilliant white sands and emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Wharf
Stimulate your senses at The Oasis at The Wharf, a water facility in a lush tropical setting that features three pools including a zero-entry pool, lagoon pool and lazy river complete with the excitement of a waterslide. Surround yourself with the soothing sounds of waterfalls, relax on the sandy beaches, and take relaxation to a new level on Hammock Island.

So now that you have the list, take your pick and I'll see you on a lazy river at the beach.

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