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The newly expanded JW Marriott San Antonio River Bluff Water Experience

The JW Marriott in San Antonio's expanded River Bluff water experience includes two new daring slides!

San Antonio Mom Blogs is proud to partner with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort on this post.

Have you visited the JW Marriott Hill Country San Antonio Resort? If yes, then you know it’s a special haven located just miles away from the city with sprawling Hill Country views that beckon you to abandon your cares to a slower, more pampered way of life.

One of the JW’s claims to fame is the River Bluff Water Experience, which includes a lazy river, water slides and rides, a kids’ pool with tot-sized slides and water play fun, an infinity edge adult pool with some of the best views of the Texas Hill Country, private cabanas, and poolside dining.

And now, just in time for Spring Break, the JW Marriott in San Antonio debuts their new section of water park which expands The River Bluff Water Experience to eight acres of fun featuring:

  • two new body slides: the Canyon Oaks Twister and the Hill Country Plunge
  • a beach-entry gradual slope swimming pool
  • a huge, sandy beach for building the ultimate sandcastles
  • a new, 6,000 gallon jacuzzi
  • private cabanas
  • a brand new pavilion and an event lawn (with super soft artificial grass) providing 18,000 square feet of additional space
  • a 2,000-pound custom-designed BBQ pit serving Texas delicacies during the day, and s’mores at night


Top view from the new slides at the expanded River Bluff waterpark experience at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

The deck for the two new slides is 47 1/2 feet high, while the entire tower reaches 65 feet!

To begin your speedy slide down the Canyon Oaks Twister, you’ll hop into this launch box with a plexi-glass floor. When you’re ready, the operator punches a button, the floor drops out from under you, and away you gooooooooo!

Two new slides at the River Bluff waterpark experience at the #JWSALANTANA Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

And, while you might be tempted to assume that zipping down the Hill Country Plunge might be a little less daring of a challenge than having the bottom drop out of the Canyon Oaks Twister, remember: with this body slide, you’ve got to have the guts to propel yourself straight down it!

Cayo Oaks Twister: one of the new body slides at the JW Marriott Hill Country San Antonio

The newly expanded River Bluff waterpark experience at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

The new, 6,000 gallon jacuzzi at the River Bluff Water Experience:

The newly expanded River Bluff waterpark experience at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

During Spring Break and summer, the brand new pavilion and event lawn hosts a huge variety of activities for guests and their kids, providing more space and activities geared toward families than ever before, including:

  • an agility boot camp for kids
  • morning extreme swim (a friendly competition, swimming backward against the lazy river current, with awards!)
  • stargazing with powerful telescopes
  • art activities
  • Dinosaur George visits
  • yoga for kids
  • make your own ice cream
  • s’mores and more!

The new pavilion at the River Bluff waterpark experience at the #JWSALANTANA Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

Panoramic view of the newly expanded River Bluff waterpark experience at the #JWSALANTANA Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Everything is definitely bigger in Texas!

  2. Super excited about the adult infinity pool!

  3. I’ve never been to the JW Marriott but it is on my list of must dos! Their waterpark looks like a great place for a family to relax and have fun!

  4. This looks like such a fun place! I love the new water slides!

  5. Oh my goodness….I’m most excited about that jacuzzi! LOL I have teens, so they venture over to the crazy slides while I sip on a beverage or 2. LOL That looks amazing!

  6. I’m excited about these additions! The resort is already lovely; this makes it even more attractive.

  7. Laura Roque says:

    I’d love to try the kiddie area. My girls love playing in the water.

  8. meredith says:

    I’d like to try one of the new slides!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Looks so amazing!

  10. I’d love to soak in the jacuzzi.

  11. Stephanie says:

    This is amazing! I was just thinking that I want to take the family this summer but it is so expensive! Would love this opportunity!

  12. jackie v says:

    I’ve never been so I don’t know how it was before so I guess I’m excited to see the entire expansion!

  13. We re most excited to try the delicious BBQ meals that will be prepare in that fantastic pit! there is nothing better that eating a good BBQ after having a great time at the water park. It is just the perfect complement.

  14. There’s no way I’m riding those, but my teens would love it! 😉

  15. Excited to check this out!

  16. Lissette says:

    The slides look like so much fun! Also the fun family activities are a major bonus!

  17. Katie A. says:

    I’ve never been before and it looks like a blast. Not sure I can pick one thing!

  18. This would be AWESOME!!!

  19. I’m excited to check out the new slides! I love the JW!!

  20. Melissa Sanchez says:

    my kids would love the sandy beach!!

  21. That plunge slide looks killer! WOW! How cool.

  22. Grace Gonzalez says:

    Sounds like a great staycation to me!

  23. Pauline Silva Garcia says:

    We’d love to try out the slides!

  24. I would love this!!!

  25. Jana Britt says:

    I know the jacuzzi sounds fantastic to this tired mama of FIVE!!! But I know my older two would just love the Canyon Oaks Twister slide. O_O

  26. Emelia Espinoza says:

    This looks like the perfect stay cation spot!!!!

  27. We’re new to San Antonio and so excited to find your site with all this great info. This place looks amazing!

  28. Looks like such a fun time!! I would love to go down these slides!

  29. Cynthia says:

    This would be a perfect getaway for me and the family before we welcome baby number 4 later this spring!!

  30. Best possible staycation!

  31. Adrian Hicks says:

    We love the JW!

  32. Crista Buckaloo says:


  33. Wendy Breiding says:

    What an awesome opportunity! Thank you.

  34. Would love to do the slides. My kiddos will see the adventurous part of their mommy!!! 😉

  35. This looks amazing!!

  36. Looks like an amazing place!

  37. Rae Copeland says:

    Excited about the jacuzzi and slides

  38. My blended family of 6 would absolutely love this chance to connect and enjoy our family here.

  39. Susan Smith says:


  40. Nicole Chilton says:

    those slides look amazing! This would be too much fun

  41. Beach for sandcastle building- fun!

  42. Looks like fun!

  43. That slide looks awesome. Can’t wait to visit this summer.

  44. Vickie Engle says:

    What a wonderful experience in such a beautiful setting! I look forward to trying out the new slides!

  45. Elizabeth says:

    We would love to try the new water rides and the lazy river! Hope we win! I have a disabled son who loves water! It’s hard to take him to large theme parks because of the lines. Fingers crossed.

  46. Always heard of this place would love to try it .

  47. Lori sear says:

    This is a great staycation!

  48. Cari Benton says:

    I’ve wanted to visit JW Marriot for a long time! I would love the opportunity! I’m a huge fan of any water slide!


  50. The jacuzzi is calling my name!

  51. Jocelyn says:

    Can’t wait to check out the new slides !

  52. MamaChristy says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  53. There is something for everyone in the family. How fun!

  54. Evangeline Dean says:

    My daughter’s spring break is last week of March and I always have a hard time finding a spring camp for her. This is something that can help us provide some entertainment for her during the break.

  55. Looks like a fun day!

  56. Woohoo!! That’s awesome looking! Love that hotel!

  57. Christie says:

    This place looks like so much fun!

  58. Lindsey Perez says:

    Would love the jacuzzi!

  59. I would love to take my girls

  60. Dawn Hudson says:

    Looks fun!

  61. I love this place and you are amazing for offering this chance to your readers. You go girl.

  62. This would be such a fun experience for the whole family!

  63. Nicole Ramirez says:

    Looks awesome!???

  64. Jessica Serrano says:

    I would love to take my children here. They would be in heaven.

  65. This is one of my favorite places in San Antonio 😀

  66. Megan jaeger says:


  67. Christa says:

    The updates look great!

  68. How amazing would it be to finally visit! Family of 5 and low income, this would be our first vacation!

  69. Vanessa Q says:

    I’ve only been to the JW Marriot during the winter, I’d love to stay again during the summer to try out these amenities!

  70. This looks awesome! My girls will definitely LOVE this!

  71. The slides look like so much fun!

  72. The water slides look great

  73. Im so excited about all the family activities. My five kids would have such a fantastic time.

  74. Kymberly Salcido says:

    I can’t wait to make family memories!!!

  75. Never been to San Antonio JW Marriott, nice place

  76. Looks like a fun family place. Thanks for the information.

  77. Jill Moore says:

    We would be excited about the Lazy River!

  78. The slides looks amazing!

  79. Can’t wait to try this place out!

  80. I would love to play here. Slides and lazy river would be first for us!

  81. We love the JW!

  82. Christine says:

    My sons would love the waterslides!

  83. Bert Ruiz says:

    We are excited about the kids’ pool and the lazy river.

  84. The canyon oak twister looks crazy but so fun too! I’d have to try it out for sure.

  85. Amanda S says:

    I am looking forward to checking out the property and spending time on the lazy river!

  86. I live down the street but have never been…I can’t wait to see the lazy river

  87. This would be so awesome! I can’t wait to check it out.

  88. hilda torres says:

    oh wow pretty neat!!!

  89. harolde says:

    The 6,000 gallon Jacuzzi!

  90. This looks amazing!! I definitely want to check it out!

  91. I’ve never even heard of this! We’d love to go!

  92. How incredible! Sounds like so much fun for the entire family! Bootcamp for kids – YES! Stargazing – YES! Make your own Ice Cream & S’mores and More – YES, YES, YES!

  93. So fun!

  94. Katie Martinez says:

    Saw this on a travel site and would be so excited to experience this place!

  95. I’d love to just relax in the water. Anywhere with any water. Sounds amazing.

  96. It looks fun.

  97. The beach entry swimming pool sounds really nice. All the fun of the beach without jellyfish!

  98. Naomi barton says:

    the kiddie area!


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