Orlando is Florida's premier destination. We know that, you know that...everyone knows that! It has the world's greatest theme parks including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld. It has fantastic attractions like the Orlando Eye and amazing experiences like the Orlando Balloon Ride. But did you know? Orlando is not only home to all these amazing opportunities, hidden a little deeper under the surface is a wealth of luxury.
Like many destinations in the world, if you're looking for a stay that has a little more ju ne se quoi all you have to do is look. Orlando has some quite simply astonishingly beautiful resorts that have the potential to leave you feeling like royalty. Imagine it for a second, you're in Orlando, you've got your park tickets and everything else any trip to the happiest place in the world requires...but unlike most, you're staying at a 5* resort with all the trimmings, sound like the perfect getaway don't it?
So here it is then, our pick of the top 5 luxurious resorts in Orlando.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Before you even enter the building get ready to have your socks knocked off. The lush surroundings and extravagant landscape of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress leave you in no doubt at all that the hotel you're approaching is full of luxury and style. From entering the 200 sq ft lobby atrium to the well-appointed suites and dozens of on-site facilities, you best be prepared for one hell of a time. They say location is king and the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is only one small mile from Walt Disney World Resort! Property features include a kids club, private lake, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, private cabanas with a lagoon-style swimming pool and (our personal favourite) an on-site Marilyn Monroe Spa.
Well give you a moment to enjoy the picture above...ready? So the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando certainly is a special one. As well as looking the absolute part, it boasts some of the best amenities around. There's an 18-hole signature golf course designed by the one and only Greg Norman. There's a luxury spa with salon, pool and cafe and a bunch of recreational activities for adults and children that mean you'll never have to leave the resort. Bordered by Shingle Creek and the headwaters of the Everglades, The Ritz-Carlton wins our award for the best looking resort in Orlando. We challenge you to find a more vibrant, stylish and unique resort in the whole of Florida. There are 3 resort pools to choose from with poolside cabanas, 3 lighted tennis courts and 11 (yes 11) dining options that are simply out-of-this-world.
The Walford Astoria knows a thing or two about excellence. Not only can it be found nestled on over 482 pristine acres overlooking the Bonnet Creek. You'll also find an elegant, well-furnished resort that leaves nothing to the imagination. With exceptional interiors and cool colour schemes, every room, hall and bathroom is an aesthetic dream. Do'nt expect to do too much during your time at the Waldorf Astoria, here its all about the relaxation. Providing an oasis of luxury and calmness you can lounge by one of the two swimming pools, head to the 24,000 square foot spa with 22 treatment rooms (yes that number is correct) and play 18 holes on a Championship golf course.
Marriott World Centre Orlando
There are not many hotels quite like the Marriot World Centre in Orlando. Let us explain. What hotel do you know that has 3 impeccable swimming pools along with an indoor swimming pool, poolside bar, a breakfast buffet restaurant, sports bar and an 18-hole golf course? What about all that AND a full-service spa, two 200-foot waterslides, and a kids splash park? See, the Marriott World Centre is unlike any hotel, because put it quite simply...it has it all! Towering over 200 acres of lush grounds, the Marriott World Centre is quite the looker too. Everything is done with that, indescribable quality that makes your stay that little bit better. We've given the Marriot World Centre our Deluxe badge, it truly is one of the best hotels in all of Orlando.
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
The beautiful Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek offers a Mediterranean style stay with all the works. Like the others in this list, the resort features a Championship golf course and enough luxurious amenities that leave nothing to the imagination. You wont be short of things to see and do during a stay at this amazing resort. The hotel boasts a lagoon-style zero-entry swimming pool, pool deck and a fire pit. There's outdoor hot tubs, a full-service Blue Harmony Spa with outdoor treatment rooms and a fitness centre, or if you like working out outside, there's a picturesque jogging trail that has your name written all over it. The dining is exceptional too (as expected). There's five restaurants and lounges including its signature restaurant Deep Blue that serves some of the best fresh seafood we've ever tasted. Rooms are pretty special as well, featuring fantastic amenties, the latest technology and an interior design that's nothing short of a work of art. All in all, if you're looking for a luxurious stay in Orlando, close to the parks and great for a family, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek is the place for you.