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Getaway at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park

By now, you must have heard that the Newest New York, Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is now open; but Oh Em Gee, let me tell you all about it!

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited to share an experience with you. In all sincerity, I am an absolute fan and have already booked our next two trips within the remainder of 2019.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is located in Monticello, NY, within the Catskills. This is only about an 1.5 hour drive from NYC. (The perfect distance for a getaway without being stuck on a plane or on the road for hours).

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Where do I begin? Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark has so much more to offer than just the waterpark, which I was already uber impressed with.

Let’s begin with;

{1} The Resort Rooms: Kartrite has 324 suite rooms, that are super modern, sleek and chic. There are a number of room reservation options you have depending on whether you are traveling with the kids or other friends and family as a group. You can book a one, two or three bedrooms; which include a dining area and double restrooms. You can accommodate up to 12 guests in one reservation. ** NOTE: If you book a stay at the resort, your waterpark passes are included for each registered guest. To save up to 50% off, you can book right here! 

We stayed in the Deluxe 2 Bedroom Suite, which was more than plenty of room for the three of us. There were still two additional queen beds, a sofa bed, two restrooms and a dining/ living room area. **According to the Kartrite website, comfortably fits up to 8 people.

{2} The Water Park: It is a completely covered waterpark, set to 84 degrees year around. Yes, even in a New York winter. I am looking forward to visiting this winter for sure; and don’t forget the sunscreen! We still caught a little tan in the covered park.

The waterpark definitely amazed me, as I was not only impressed by the attractions, but the staff was super friendly and the park was so clean. Through our three days at the water park, staff was always walking around the park picking up towels, picking up any trash, etc. Oh yes, and the water really was warm, refreshing and clean.

Now for the attractions! There were rides and slides catering to guests of all ages; from toddlers to adults.

Puddle Ducks 

We started off here in the Puddle Duck section which is primarily for toddlers and kids under 48”. There are a number of kiddie attractions and 4 mini toddler water slides, which my son absolutely loved. No exaggeration at all, but he must have rode them collectively 50+ times over the three day visit.

Kartrite Island

Another area for toddlers, but really guests of all ages is Kartrite Island. There are a 4 waterslides. Two of which my two year old again was able to ride a loved, which is an understatement. The other two were guests of all ages and Mommy and Daddy sure had a blast riding them. Hint: The green one was my favorite in Kartrite Island.

Cannon – Balls 

Fun area to shoot some hoops in the pool. All three of us again enjoyed this.

Later Gator Crossing 

Test your skills crossing the pool on pods, with some help holding the ropes above.

Flow Rider

Oh my gosh, this was a blast. Test your surfing and board riding skills with this one. Must be 48”+ to ride standing and 42”+ to ride on your belly. Check out my experiences HERE.

Jiggerty- Jaggerty 

Race a companion, or stranger down the purple slides on your belly.

Time Warp 

There are three slides on this one, all which are different from one another; a blue one, orange and pink one. The orange was our absolute favorite, because there is an unexpected drop within. (You will use a single or double person float).

Empire Bay

A pool that floats in circles and has random waterfalls to drench you. Pretty relaxing after a few trips down the water slides.

The NorEastern

We unfortunately didn’t get to ride this wild slide this time around, as it is only 2 or 4 people and since it was just the three of us, we needed to take turns on the slides, while the other one of us watched the little guy.

Plan your visit here and let me know which rides you enjoyed the most.

{3} Cabana Life: I almost never reserve a cabana, however this was a treat that I have as well booked for our future stay. Having the cabana to resort to for a private and cool break away from the fun, as well as to leave your belongings was great.

The cabanas come furnished with a love seat, 2 chairs, 2 sunbathing chairs, a table, a coffee table, a 32” TV and a stocked mini fridge.  In addition, we received bags of chips, fruit, waters, sodas, juices, fresh towels, outlets to charge our phones and a fan.

Plus: Waiter service

You can book/ reserve a cabana while you make your room reservations here.

{4} The Restaurants: Of all three lunches and dinners we had at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark during our three day stay, we didn’t have one bad or “just okay” meal. Everything was delicious and unique it its own way.

There are 8 dining options on the premises and we ate at 5 of them during the three day stay. Here is where we ate and what we enjoyed about each.

Surfside Grille 

This is the primary dining option within the waterpark. They serve american cuisine and is quite affordable.

What we ordered:

Laura-  Chips and guacamole

Joseph- Chicken strips, and fries.

The babe – Pizza & Guacamole

Mez Bar 

Waterpark bar located upstairs of the Mezzanine in the waterpark. Full bar which offered a set menu + custom drinks.

Harvey’s Wallbanger

Located within the arcade and offered a wide variety of american food.

What we ordered:

Laura-  I had a delicious kale salad and Pizza

Joseph- Buffalo wings and pizza.

The babe- Pizza

Bixie’s Derby 

The only restaurant that requires a reservation, however we did get in on a walk in basis. This is a bit of an upscale restaurant located on the lobby floor and again, did not fail to impress.

What we ordered:

Laura-  I enjoyed a salmon and risotto, along with a martini

Joseph- NY Strip Steak with mashed potatoes and scalloped potatoes, along with a craft beer.

The babe- Pasta and fruit


They offer a breakfast and dinner buffet, however we chose to have the dinner buffet on our last day here. American food ranging from a salad bar, meat carving station, pastas, cold bar, fruit, and much more. Oh yes, must not forget the dessert bar, which consisted of so many options. The caramel macadamia cookies and coffee cake, DELICIOUS!

{5} The Arcade: Just about every game you can think of, again catering to play time for the little ones and the adults. All three of ourselves found our inner competitiveness coming out with shooting hoops, skeeball, ring tosses, etc; and the little guy enjoyed helping with all the games and some pony rides.

{6} Outdoor Entertainment:

    • Patio, Swinging Chairs and Relaxation:

    • Pit Fires

    • Marshmallow roasting and making smores

    • Jumbo Games: Chess, Connect Four and More…..

{7} The Spa: I didn’t get to stop by the spa during this visit, however am looking forward to a massage or facial the next trip around.

{8} Bars: Three full bars;

  • The Mex Bar within the waterpark.

  • The Bixie Derby Bar, located on the Lobby Floor

  • The Harvey’s Wallbanger Bar, located within the arcade area.

{9} Shops: Two guest stores that I had seen. One on the lobby floor and the second near the arcade/ waterpark. They carried swimsuits, sandals/ watershoes, souvenirs, snacks, clothing, and so on.

{10} Rope course with zip line & Rock Climbing: Two rock climbing ensembles and a rope course with a zip line. I was definitely looking forward to giving this course a go, but forgot my sneakers. The guest store sells closed toe water shoes which is permitted, however they didn’t have my size and the size up was too big. None the less, I will DEFINITELY be partaking in this fun on our next visit already booked.

{11} Fitness center: I had looked up the resort before our arrival and had planned to get in a morning run or two during our visit, but unfortunately forgot my sneakers. None the less, there really is a full gym with free weights and cardio. Perfect to meet your work out needs during your stay.

{12} Nearby Casino: The Resorts World Casino is a 5 minute drive down the street.

A few other upsides to The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, as if I didn’t already share enough reasons with you already to why you should visit.

  • Just a short ride/ drive from New York City (Where we are), Anywhere in New Jersey, Connecticut and Mid (Upstate New York).

  • Open Year around. So, when the temperatures are bone chilling out in December, you can escape to some warmth and your bathing suit at the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, because they are open year around and the waterpark is heated to 82 degrees. Yes! 82 degrees and a bathing suit during an east coast winter. Sign me up.

  • Literally all the family (or solely adult) fun you can wish for in one place. As I had mentioned above, in addition to the waterpark, you have the arcade, a number of restaurants, outdoor entertainment, bars, shops, rock climbing, mini bowling, a rope course with zip line, laser tag, a spa, virtual theatre, a nearby casino and SO MUCH MORE!

Book your stay here and use code SUM19 to save up to 50% off + automatically be entered to win one of your nights free”

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1 Comment

  1. Joe Quin
    July 6, 2019 / 2:11 pm

    Looks like a lot fun for adults, I’ll have to to try Flowrider!!!!!

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