Headed to Orlando? Let's examine the difference between "hotel" and "resort." While it may seem as though they're one in the same, resorts are more immersive. Guests at resorts often enjoy the amenities in multiple form: several pools and dining options, a spa, perhaps golf, sporting activities and more. The 10 listed here offer guests a multiple-choice test they can't wait to take. In fact, some are in close proximity to neighboring luxury properties – the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, for example. shares amenities with the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. In these cases, guests can enjoy the spoils of both, an undeniable bonus. Over at the Most Magical Place on Earth, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort offers incredible benefits, not the least of which include over-water bungalows, spectacular pools and a nightly beach-side seat for the Electrical Water Pageant. Its location on the Monorail line makes the parks convenient, but other Disney properties, as well. No need to take the car or a bus to enjoy a character breakfast at the Contemporary or world-class dining at the Grand Floridian. Similarly, Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Orlando Resort holds its own in South Seas charm while offering easy access to the other on-site properties, the parks and the dining, shopping and entertainment spoils of CityWalk. Pencils down.
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