Best Resorts

High class resorts in Orlando offer luxurious amenities for complete unwinding. Some resorts offer all inclusive rates which include everything from food to entertainment. Whether you decide to relax in style by the pool without a worry in the world, are in search of five-star dining options or simply want to indulge in spectacular service, Central Florida has quite a selection of resorts to appease your every whim.

Universal’s Royal Pacific Resort is much like walking into a tropical paradise. With the exotic South Seas flavor, luxurious comfort and impeccable service, this resort is relaxing to the max.  Enjoy a day by the lagoon-style swimming pool equipped with a white sandy beach and Royal Ball interactive children’s water play area.  Work up a sweat in the 5,000 square foot fitness center featuring a cardio theatre or set up a game of croquet on the lawn. Or for a wild adventure, check out Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge located amidst a 43-acre wildlife preserve. This lodge offers authentic African-inspired architecture and a kraal African-village landscape design--a semi-circle design popular in African which offers expansive views of the surrounding savanna and its animal inhabitants. The Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Orlando is a home away from home. They provide guests all of the comforts of a fully furnished home with accommodations ranging from studios to large four-bedroom suites. If you are looking for family friendly activities check out their tennis, basketball and volleyball courts or pick up a round of putt putt golf on the miniature golf course.


10 Vista Cay Resort Orlando
Stay in a multi room unit and save! Vista Cay Resort by Universal Studios, is Orlandos newest luxury, lake front all-suite resort. Enjoy two and three bedroom executive suites and town homes with all the comforts of home in a resort setting. Units range from 1,500 to over 2,300 sq. ft. and come fully equipped with separate dining area, living room and full kitchen. Vista Cay Resort by Universal Studios is conveniently located on Universal Blvd less than two miles from Sea World, four miles from Universal Studios, adjacent to the Orlando Convention Center, and 13 miles from the Orlando International Airport. Discover the finest Orlando has to offer from designer shopping, world class dining, tennis courts and championship golf less than a five minute drive away. Resort amenities include large resort pool, spa, children's splash pool overlooking Lake Cay, a state of the art club house with billiards and video game room, private movie theatre, brand new fitness center with LCD TV's on cardio equipment, free parking, room service, business center with desk top computers and free wireless high speed Internet access.

9 Bluegreen Fountains Resort
Bluegreen Fountains Resort is located in Orlando, FL, near some of the most exciting attractions in the country, including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom, Silver Springs, Gatorland, Typhoon Lagoon, Wet 'n Wild Waterpark, the Dixie Stampede, SeaWorld, Medieval Times, Downtown Disney, and Universal Studios. Bluegreen Fountains Resort is located a short drive from the Orlando International Airport. Many of the attractions in the area offer scheduled shuttle stops, and guests will also find ample public bus transportation. Rental car and taxi services can be easily arranged, and many shops and restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel. There are 209 guest rooms and suites, each offering full kitchens with refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, stoves, blenders, coffee machines, and utensils. Guests will also enjoy the premium bedding, cable televisions, DVD players, CD players, washing machines, dryers, ironing boards, clock radios, hair dryers, and complimentary luxury bath products. There are many amenities available to guests of Bluegreen Fountains Resort, including a 6,000 square foot swimming pool, a children's pool, a whirlpool spa, a club house, a playground, sports courts, a game room, a teen center, a restaurant and bar, and concierge services.

8 Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
The Hilton Grand Vacations Suites SeaWorld Orlando is located in Orlando, FL, near many exciting attractions, including SeaWorld, Gatorland, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, Dixie Stampede, Disney MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Silver Springs, Wet 'n Wild Waterpark, Downtown Disney, world-class golfing, and hundreds of outlet malls and shopping centers. The Orlando International Airport is just a short drive away. The hotel offers a shuttle for airport transfers, and many attractions offer free shuttle services at regular intervals. Guests will find many places of interest within walking distance, or may choose to reserve a taxi or rental car services.Every guest room is comfortably furnished with premium bedding, cable television, DVD players, wireless Internet connections, clock radios, washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, coffee and tea machines, hair dryers, and brand name bath products. Many rooms also offer jetted tubs and screened in balconies.Guests of the Hilton Grand Vacations Suites SeaWorld Orlando will appreciate many amenities, including a children's club, 3 heated swimming pools, a poolside restaurant and bar, a theater, sports courts, barbecue grills, and a gift shop. The property stretches over 33 acres, and offers plenty of outdoor activities, including a private lake and miles of jogging trails.

7 Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld
The Hilton Grand Vacations Suites SeaWorld Orlando is located in Orlando, FL, near many exciting attractions, including SeaWorld, Gatorland, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, Dixie Stampede, Disney MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Silver Springs, Wet 'n Wild Waterpark, Downtown Disney, world-class golfing, and hundreds of outlet malls and shopping centers. The Orlando International Airport is just a short drive away. The hotel offers a shuttle for airport transfers, and many attractions offer free shuttle services at regular intervals. Guests will find many places of interest within walking distance, or may choose to reserve a taxi or rental car services.Every guest room is comfortably furnished with premium bedding, cable television, DVD players, wireless Internet connections, clock radios, washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, coffee and tea machines, hair dryers, and brand name bath products. Many rooms also offer jetted tubs and screened in balconies.Guests of the Hilton Grand Vacations Suites SeaWorld Orlando will appreciate many amenities, including a children's club, 3 heated swimming pools, a poolside restaurant and bar, a theater, sports courts, barbecue grills, and a gift shop. The property stretches over 33 acres, and offers plenty of outdoor activities, including a private lake and miles of jogging trails.

6 Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa
The Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Orlando is a home away from home. They provide guests all of the comforts of a fully furnished home with accommodations ranging from studios to large four-bedroom suites. If you are looking for family friendly activities check out their tennis, basketball and volleyball courts or pick up a round of putt putt golf on the miniature golf course. Grab a couple bicycles to glide around the property or hit up the action packed game room. After all of that activity it is a good thing children under 10 eat free per adult entree. There are plenty of adult activities also, including lounging in the Serenity Spa by Westgate, enjoying one of the seven outdoor pools or gathering with friends at the Westgate Smokehouse Grill for a bite. Hop into an adult ping pong tournament, sign up for a sunrise kayak or rent a fishing pool for a few hours.

5 Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Lake Buena Vista
As evident by its name, Disney's Animal Kingdom surrounds the Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village and offers easy access to all that the resort has to offer. The Orange County Convention Center and the bustling downtown business and corporate districts are just a short jaunt from the resort as well, making this a centered and convenient launching point for visitors of all purposes. Nearby attractions include the many golf courses, the shopping and dining at Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Disney's Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld, and Epcot Center. The Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village is less than thirty minutes' drive from the airport and offers guest car parking onsite. Guests of the Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village are afforded wireless Internet access, room service, satellite television, work desks, microwaves and refrigerators, and valet laundry service. There are multiple dining options at the Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, as well as ample meeting and business facilities, swimming pools, a fitness center, a spa, and children's activities and play areas.

4 Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
As evident by its name, Disney's Animal Kingdom surrounds the Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village and offers easy access to all that the resort has to offer. The Orange County Convention Center and the bustling downtown business and corporate districts are just a short jaunt from the resort as well, making this a centered and convenient launching point for visitors of all purposes. Nearby attractions include the many golf courses, the shopping and dining at Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Disney's Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld, and Epcot Center. The Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village is less than thirty minutes' drive from the airport and offers guest car parking onsite. Guests of the Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village are afforded wireless Internet access, room service, satellite television, work desks, microwaves and refrigerators, and valet laundry service. There are multiple dining options at the Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, as well as ample meeting and business facilities, swimming pools, a fitness center, a spa, and children's activities and play areas.

3 Rosen Shingle Creek
The theme parks and amusements of the area are all within easy proximity to the Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, including Walt Disney World, Disney's Family Kingdom, Universal Studios, Epcot Center, Wet N' Wild Water Park, Typhoon Lagoon, and SeaWorld just to name a few. Within one hour of this accommodation in Orlando, guests can visit the sands of Daytona Beach or take in a race at Daytona International Speedway. Business travelers will be afforded a fast and easy commute to the important working sectors of the city as well. The Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive is 20 minutes' drive from the airport, offering complimentary transportation to the four Disney parks. The villas at the Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive are offered in a tropical condo style with one or two bedrooms. Private patios or balconies, full kitchens, and peaceful spaciousness are commonplace. There are many games at the Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, including space for ping pong, tennis, and basketball. A pool for children and one for adults is available onsite, as are ample meeting and banquet facilities, and a hot tub. A restaurant and poolside lounge/bar are also favorites.

2 Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive
The theme parks and amusements of the area are all within easy proximity to the Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, including Walt Disney World, Disney's Family Kingdom, Universal Studios, Epcot Center, Wet N' Wild Water Park, Typhoon Lagoon, and SeaWorld just to name a few. Within one hour of this accommodation in Orlando, guests can visit the sands of Daytona Beach or take in a race at Daytona International Speedway. Business travelers will be afforded a fast and easy commute to the important working sectors of the city as well. The Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive is 20 minutes' drive from the airport, offering complimentary transportation to the four Disney parks. The villas at the Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive are offered in a tropical condo style with one or two bedrooms. Private patios or balconies, full kitchens, and peaceful spaciousness are commonplace. There are many games at the Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, including space for ping pong, tennis, and basketball. A pool for children and one for adults is available onsite, as are ample meeting and banquet facilities, and a hot tub. A restaurant and poolside lounge/bar are also favorites.

1 Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
The Royal Pacific Resort Universal is in close proximity to some of the nation's most exciting attractions, including Universal Studios, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom, Sea World, and Silver Springs. Guests of the hotel will enjoy many amenities, including special benefits at Universal Studios, such as priority seating at restaurants and the ability to bypass long lines. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, a poolside bar and grill, a restaurant, a children's club, and a weekly luau. A very pet friendly hotel, the Royal Pacific charges a simple fee of US$ 25 per stay for guests with furry family members.


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