Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
This grand South Florida resort, set on 26 palm-shrouded acres along the quiet Estero Bay in the Gulf Coast, is known for family-friendly features and activities galore. Kids spend the day plunging under waterfalls or zipping down the 140-foot corkscrew slide to the adventure pool, while golfers spot egrets and whooping cranes on the Raymond Floyd–designed championship golf course. At night, guests dine on just-caught shrimp at lagoon-side Tarpon Bay before unwinding in one of 454 suites, all of which are accented with dark wood, pastel throws, and billowy mint-colored curtains that drape floor-to-ceiling windows, which, come morning, flood rooms with cheery streams of sunlight.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.