By James Waterson
Start your day in a plush hotel room near Padre Island’s pristine beaches, enjoy endless thrills at a major waterpark, and dig into delicious dishes at an award-winning restaurant. These experiences are all part of the summertime fun at Waves Resort Corpus Christi. Located near the sandy beaches of Padre Island, Waves Resort is the ideal place to stay if you’re traveling with your friends, significant other, or family. Read on to see why this Corpus Christi resort is the ultimate Texas summer getaway, then book your next getaway here.
Stylish Rooms Offer Plenty of Comfort
Sip a hot coffee and watch the sun rise over Padre Island, savor a lazy morning in your own spacious sanctuary, and ease into your plush bed after a long day of fun in the sun. More than a place where you stay the night, the 91 stylish rooms at Waves Resort have modern amenities and thoughtful touches that’ll set the tone for your Gulf Coast vacation. All rooms feature wireless internet, flat-screen TVs, Gilchrist & Soames bath products, and open floor plans with plenty of space to stretch out.
Looking for a room with a view? Opt for a standard or premier room, or one of the one-bedroom suites. These units overlook either the water park or the Schlitterbahn Golf Course. Even if you’re in one of the interior rooms, you can step out onto the wrap-around terrace to take in the coastal landscape. No matter which room you choose, you’ll be just steps away from everything else Waves Resort has to offer.
All the Fun of Schlitterbahn, Right Outside Your Door
Epic water rides, swim-up bars, and 16 beaches connected by more than a mile of rivers. Welcome to Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark, one of Texas’ premier water parks that serves up endless thrills and spills for all ages. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you soar on the Sky Blaster, a 46-foot-tall, 385-foot-long uphill water coaster that winds through a suspended tunnel before shooting you into a pool. Then take it easy as you float on an inner tube along the Comal Pass or Kristal River, two of Schlitterbahn’s lazy rivers.
Want to learn how to surf? Ride the waves at Boogie Bahn, an inland surfing ride that shoots out 50,000 gallons of water a minute that you can surf on. If you have your kids with you, let them run wild at Buccaneer Bay, where they can climb aboard a pirate ship and splash around in the shallow play area. Once the sun starts to set, stick around to catch the latest hits from Hollywood on the 42-foot movie screen, an ideal way to end a summer day.
The Video Gaming Lounge is the Real Deal
Fortnite, Super Smash Brothers, Apex Legends, and Street Fighter. These aren’t just the biggest games in the business, they’re what you can play at the Waves Video Gaming Lounge and Esports Training Facility. The first of its kind in the Coastal Bend area, the video gaming lounge has it all. Step into the boxing ring to take on characters from Rocky, explore a haunted mansion, and more in the immersive Virtual Reality Gaming Arcade. Play some of your favorite games in the Video Gaming Lounge complete with Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo consoles, or watch the pros in Twitch streaming gaming competitions in the state-of-the-art viewing areas.
For a more hands-on experience, take on the Unlocking Atlantis escape room. Solve puzzles, find new clues, and you might just discover the magical treasures of Atlantis. With so much to see and do, the Video Gaming Lounge offers endless fun when you need a break from the summer sun.
You Don’t Have to Go Far for Great Food
Whether you’ve been playing in the waterpark or hanging out on Padre Island’s sun-kissed beaches, you’ll probably have a Texas-sized appetite. That’s where Waves Resorts’ own award-winning Eats Epicurea Restaurant + Bar comes in. Serving inventive cuisine and Texas coastal favorites, like gourmet tacos, Pat LaFrieda short-rib burgers, and steaks, this eatery has something for everyone. Its menu changes daily, transitioning the restaurant from a taco shop one day into a place for bottomless pasta night on another. Pair your meal of choice with something from the menu of more than 100 choices of bottled wines, mixologist-crafted cocktails, or local microbrews.
For a post-dinner digestif, savor a few drinks in the Lookout Pub and Porium. Home to a beer wall that is unlike anything available in the Coastal Bend region, it’s a great hangout if you’re a lover of IPAs, porters, and stouts.
Visiting the Beach is a Breeze
The soothing sounds of the crashing surf and the warmth of the soft white sand around your feet are just two of the many reasons to visit Padre Island’s pristine beaches. Doing so couldn’t be any easier while you’re staying at Waves Resort. Your home away from home sits less than two miles from the scenic shores of Whitecap Beach, where you can play in the shallow gulf waters, build sandcastles, and enjoy a day under the sun. Along with lounging on the beach, you can rent a kayak and explore Corpus Christi Bay, ride horseback along the shoreline, or charter a deep-sea fishing tour.
Summer is also a particularly great time to find yourself at the Padre Island National Seashore, as it’s the best time to see sea turtle hatchling releases. Watch as these newborn hatchlings are released in the early morning hours from mid-June through August in front of the Padre Island National Seashore’s visitor center on Malaquite Beach. Not only is this the kind of experience that belongs on your bucket list, it’s also a fantastic way to start a summer day on the Texas Gulf Coast.
With its spacious and well-appointed rooms, on-site waterpark and restaurant, and ideal location on Padre Island, Waves Resort Corpus Christi is the ultimate summer getaway. Book your stay here.
About the Author: James Waterson is the head writer and content specialist for Tour Texas. When he isn’t writing about the many great places in the state of Texas, he’s planning his next epic adventure in the Lone Star State.