Florida is well known for its theme parks and is therefore a mecca for families looking for an abundance of entertainment with great weather too. Although most families are looking to save money whilst on holiday, there are many others who love to splash out and really treat themselves to the break they deserve. In this article we look at where to stay and what to do if money is no object.
Where to Stay in Florida
If you still want to enjoy the theme parks and other attractions in Orlando, then a centrally located hotel is important. The Ritz-Carlton is just 10 miles from Walt Disney World and only 2 miles from SeaWorld and Aquatica. This luxury hotel has been inspired by Italian architecture and offers over 500 guest rooms including a number of magnificent suites for those who really want to splurge out on their accommodation. Features of this hotel include large private balconies overlooking the gardens, pools and lakes whilst the dining choice includes eleven different establishments. The Ritz-Carlton concierge service will ensure that your every whim is met during your stay.
For those who want to be even closer to Walt Disney World, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers over 700 rooms which range from standard family rooms to deluxe rooms and even suites. The luxurious scene is set as soon as you enter the seven story lobby with its striking 82 foot tall fireplace. The resort includes two pools and a white sandy beach as well as a high-tech games room, bike hire and a health club.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando
What to See in Florida
If you want adventure and excitement then Orlando has a lot to offer tourists, especially those with large budgets, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld to name just a few. However for those looking for something a little different on their luxury vacation then try spending some time at one of Florida’s top spas.
The Neu Lotus Spa is located within the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando and offers a tranquil, rejuvenating experience. The spa has private lockers and steam rooms and offers a range of treatments including spa packages such as the ‘Day of Neu Lotus’ which includes a marine exfoliating body glow, an ocean sensation bath, a custom massage and facial along with a manicure and pedicure. Other treatments include hot and cold stone massages and foot treatments. A range of men’s treatments and massages are also available.
If you love golf then the Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is a must. This country club includes an 18 hole golf course set in beautiful surroundings. The Golf course spans over 7,200 yards and features 100 feet elevation charges, no less than 180 bunkers and some amazing views over the fairway. Once you’ve finished golfing for the day the Tavern on the Dunes offers a wide selection of snacks and meal options as well as a fully stocked bar.
Finally no luxury holiday would be complete without a spot of shopping so visit the Mall at Millenia. This shopping mall features a wide range of upscale shops including well-known designer brands such as Gucci, Louis Vitton and Tiffany & Co. The Mall also offers a range of restaurants which are ideal for replenishing yourself in between spending sprees.
Inside the Mall at Millenia, Florida
So whatever your budget, a trip to Florida is the perfect way to unwind and relax in glorious sun shine.
Written by Amy Sawyer. Amy is a travel writer from Alamo – click here for Alamo Florida deals on car hire when visiting the sunshine state.
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