Best Restaurants and Nightlife in Hammock Beach, Florida

Famed as Florida’s hidden treasure, Hammock Beach is positioned on the Palm Coast showcasing over 2.4 miles of powder white beaches and transparent waters; the perfect paradise location.

Surrounded by sunshine, fun filled activities and amongst the soft sands, the unique pink shell beach, there’s no wonder Hammock beach is a sensational summer spot. With numerous restaurants and exciting nightlife to experience, here’s an overview of the best establishments to visit on your stay:

Captain’s BBQ

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Sourcing the best quality meats and ingredients, Captain’s BBQ showcases a collection of mouth watering dishes, catering to a variety of tastes. With meats slow cooked on their special wood burning smoker, the time consuming process helps bring out a unique smoky flavour. Try the famous ribs, chicken, pulled pork, turkey brisket and a range of delicious sides, all found in this exemplary restaurant. Located on Oceanshore Boulevard, the eatery not only serves up sumptuous dishes but presents a scenic view of the Palm Coast.

A Fushion of Fine Eating

Grasping the full authentic ‘Old Florida’ local spirit and providing a diverse, worldwide menu, this finest food establishment serves up a selection of favourites. Boasting an infusion of American top picks from East to West, either taste the fresh seafood, aged steaks, scrumptious shrimps or enjoy the most luxurious beverages including wines and beers. Showcasing the freshest ingredients and welcoming service, it’s a must on your Hammock Beach stay.

Mezzaluna Pizzeria

Cooking up fresh, authentic Italian cuisine, the family style run restaurant brings heart and a welcoming spirit to your dining experience. With the team consiting of the entire family, their love of food is presented from their heart to your table. Incorporating an array of specialty pizzas, sandwiches, seafood dishes, salads plus much more as part of the menu, a meal out in this eatery combines delicious food and a heart-warming experience all in one. Dine in, take out or get delivered, whatever you prefer they provide!

Thai Korner Restaurant

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Renowned for their fine dining experience, this luxurious Thai themed restaurant serves up an assortment of the most unique dishes. With a simple but elegant and warm atmosphere, everyone is invited to enjoy the distinctive food. Including traditional Japanese appetizers, soups, stir-frys, Thai curries, tempura, an array of seafood and even sushi, there’s more than enough choice to pick from.

Nightlife

Whether you love to dance the night away or enjoy a few drinks and a chat with your closest friends, the exciting nightlife in Hammock Beach is perfect for you. From the relaxing place of The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge, ideal for a catch up with old friends  to the Smiles Night Club, an exciting venue great for a thrilling night out, full of non-stop dancing. Scruffy Murphys of Flager is another chilled out place, known as the local hangout where visitors or residents choose to play a game or darts, pool or enjoy a few drinks.

For more information about Hammock Beach vacation rentals, contact our sales team on 08081636374 (UK) or +18442854836 (US) and if you require any extra services, our concierge team will be at hand to assist you.

Top Reasons to Book a 2016 Disney Vacation

New attractions, delectable dining options, signature shopping districts and exciting annual events are just a few of the reasons to start packing your bags for a 2016 Disney vacation.

Minnie's Silver Screen Dine at Hollywood Dine & Vine

Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine at Hollywood Dine & Vine

Here’s our pick of what’s new at Walt Disney World for 2016:

Star Wars Experiences Debut

This month saw the launch of the latest Star Wars-inspired experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the addition of the ‘Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party.’ An enthralling fireworks extravaganza lights up the night while guests enjoy out-of-this-world desserts and beverages in this separate ticket offering until March 19. For other ways to enjoy Star Wars in the park visit the Star Wars Launch Bay, where film fans can check out movie props, play games, snap photos, screen videos, and greet Star Wars heroes and villains.

Star Wars Launch Bay

Star Wars Launch Bay

New Lion Guard Adventure

From February young explorers can participate in a new quest to become honorary members of the Lion Guard with the new Lion Guard Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The adventure, inspired by Disney Junior’s animated series “The Lion Guard,” sends guests on an exciting search for the five Lion Guard character statues hidden in themed locations throughout the park. It’ll be roaring fun for everyone!

Lion Guard Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Lion Guard Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light

Light up the night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with new night-time entertainment and experiences, the most spectacular being the ‘Rivers of Light’ show debuting this spring. With a waterway as the stage, the innovative new spectacle will feature entertainers, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery in a performance that truly brings Animal Kingdom to life.

Dine at Hollywood & Vine

Minnie Mouse and her friends celebrate the magic of the movies and glamour of Hollywood with an epic feast at the new Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The all new character dining experience is hosted by Minnie and her pals who welcome guests for dinner. Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine runs from Jan. 4 to March 20, 2016.

Sunset Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris

From springtime Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safari operating hours will be extended into the evening. Guests will get to ride in an open-air jeep and experience the African savannah amid the warm glow of the setting sun, spotting exotic animals such as lions and elephants along the way.

Frozen Ever After at Epcot

The much-anticipated new Frozen-inspired ride will open its doors at Epcot this spring, transporting guests to Queen Elsa’s Winter in Summer Celebration. Riders will also travel to Elsa’s Ice Palace in the ice-blue world of the North Mountain and the Bay of Arendelle.

New Frozen Character Greeting at Epcot

Epcot’s Norway Pavilion will be expanded into a ‘Royal Sommerhus’ where little ones can meet the royal sisters Anna and Elsa this spring. No 2016 Disney vacation would be complete without meeting the stars of the park!

'Frozen Ever After' Attraction Rendering

‘Frozen Ever After’ Attraction Rendering

Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen

Savour the bold, flavourful cuisine of Asia, South America and Africa with the help of the infamously funny Jungle Cruise skippers. The new themed restaurant opened its doors in December, giving guests the chance to dine in one of several unique areas including a crew mess hall and the once-hidden meeting room of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

Disney Springs Dining

Disney Springs will continue to grow through 2016 with plans to open new eateries in spring including STK steakhouse, The Edison, Sprinkles, Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza. Other dining offerings to open later in the year include Art Smith’s rustic, farm-to-fork concept, Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine plus gourmet table-service Mexican, Frontera Fresco by Rick Bayless.

Celebrity Chef Art Smith

Celebrity Chef Art Smith

A Shopper’s Paradise

The town Center at Disney Springs will continue to grow through 2016 with the addition of some excellent retail stores including Edward Beiner, Lilly Pulitzer, L’Occitane, Pandora, Ugg, Uniqlo, Zara and Tommy Bahama.

Themed Run Disney Marathons

The 2016 Run Disney racing season kicked off with the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January. Three more racing weekends include the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend on from Feb 18-21, the Star Wars Half Marathon from April 14-17 and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend from Nov 4-5.

More Walt Disney World Springtime Attractions

Tiffins Signature Restaurant Coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2016

Tiffins Signature Restaurant Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2016 image c/o Walt Disney World News

    • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival starting March 2 through May 15.
    • Raglan Road’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival on March 17.
    • The new Soarin’ Around the World attraction will debut at Epcot in 2016.
    • Dine at new waterfront eatery Tiffin’s at Disney Animal Kingdom set to open in spring.
    • Celebrate The Invictus Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from May 8-12.
    • Adults can party at the new Club Villain event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
    • Refuel at the new Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Take a look at Top Villas great value Orlando vacation homes, the perfect accommodation near Disney for families, friends and large groups. For more information about Walt Disney World attractions and tickets contact the Top Villas concierge team.

 

The Miami International Boat Show – 2016’s Hottest Winter Event

The Miami International Boat Show cruises into the city’s Marine Stadium next month and promises exciting new launches and innovations plus a whole host of exciting activities and entertainment.

Formula 330 CBR

Formula 330 CBR

Now in its 75th year the show will give boaters and dreamers alike the chance to shop thousands of new boats from luxury yachts and sport fishers, to high-speed performance craft and family cruisers. There’ll be dozens of boat demos, test drives and sailing workshops plus water sports to try, live entertainment and food & beverage experiences.

Attendees can take a free water taxi or shuttle bus to Strictly Sail Miami, a second location at Miamarina at Bayside featuring more than 125 sailboats, dozens of daily seminars, and the newest sailing gear being introduced in 2016.

Strictly Sail 2015

Strictly Sail 2015

Highlights of the 2016 Miami International Boat Show:

  • A Boater’s Shopping Paradise – More than 600,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space on land and in the water will feature 1,200 new boats plus engines, accessories, and the latest boating technologies. Expect high-tech tents and vessel slips in a marina setting, featuring boat demonstrations and sea trials for serious shoppers.
  • Get Your Feet Wet – Water sport lovers will enjoy boating skills training, power boating and sailing workshops. Head to the Try It Cove to try your hand at kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, all while enjoying the picturesque backdrop of downtown Miami.
  • Wine & Dine Like a Boater – The 2016 show will offer a range of tasty food and beverage experiences including cheese and wine pairing at The Wine Down Lounge, Cuban cuisine and cigars in the Havana Club & Cigar Bar, a roasted pig grill, beer garden, kids cuisine, concession stands and Rusty Pelican and Whiskey Joe’s for sit-down on-water dining.
  • Celebrating 75 Years of Boating in Miami – To mark the show’s 75th anniversary 3 iconic South Florida boats will be on display. The Pilar, a replica of Ernest Hemingway’s famous boat thought to have influenced several of Hemingway’s finest books. The Original Miami Vice Scarab – James “Sonny” Crockett’s speedboat in the TV series Miami Vice, and the Carol Suzanne, one of the stadium’s most prominent racing boats, built by well-known hydroplane driver Robert Schroeder.
  • Travel by Sea! New, free park & ride options include dozens of pick-up and drop-off points for water taxi and shuttle bus services across Miami. Board a water taxi or shuttle bus from Miami accommodation , park & ride lots, and Metro Rail stations in Downtown, Brickell and Coconut Grove areas.
Miami Boat Show Aerial View

Miami Boat Show Aerial View

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show is taking place from February 11-15, 2016 at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin just minutes from Downtown Miami. The Strictly Sail Miami portion of the show remains at Miamarina at Bayside.

Show Hours:

Premier Day: Thursday, February 11, 10 am–6 pm
Friday, February 12, 10 am–6 pm
Saturday, February 13, 10 am–6 pm
Sunday, February 14, 10 am–6 pm
Monday, February 15, 10 am–6 pm

Admission:

Premier Day $35
Adult (age 16+) $20
Two-day pass (Friday–Monday, February 12–15) $35
Five-day pass $85
15 & younger FREE

Tickets on Sale Now

 

 

 

New Dreamliner Flights From London Stansted to Orlando

The first Dreamliner flights from London Stansted to Orlando Sanford Airport are set to depart this spring – just in time for Florida’s 2016 peak season.

Dreamliner 787

Dreamliner 787 image courtesy of Thomson Airways

UK holidaymakers can begin jet-setting to the Sunshine State as well as to Cancun Mexico on the new state-of-the-art Thomson Airways 787 Dreamliner from the 3rd and 4th May 2016.

The impressive 400-seat aircraft flies at 41,000 feet and burns 29 tonnes of fuel on flights from the UK to the US, less than half of the 80 tonnes needed by its contemporaries. This means it reaches Orlando and Cancun half an hour quicker than a 747 aeroplane.

State-of-the-art features on board include bigger windows with an option to dim them to fit in with local time, a 6,000 ft cabin pressure so there’s more moisture in the air and people should feel less dehydrated, plenty of room overhead with over 6-foot in cabin height, plus a high-spec mood lighting system that can mimic things like dawn and dusk.

Dreamliner Cabin

Dreamliner Cabin

The Dreamliner also promises a quieter flight, generating 60% less noise than standard planes during take-off and
landing. It’ll be quieter in the air, too.

Guests should expect blockbusting seat-back entertainment, a tasty three-course meal, complimentary drinks and seats with extra space. Those flying long-haul can opt for the Premium Club cabin with a 38-inch seat pitch, plus extras like UK airport lounge access.

Latest flight deals include a £30 saving on all return flights departing between January – October 2016.

For more information contact the Top Villas concierge team.

Romantic Vacation Ideas to Treat Your Sweetheart This Valentine’s

It’s the perfect time to whisk your loved one away on a gorgeous getaway for two. Nothing booked? Fear not. We’ve handpicked the most romantic vacation destinations to treat your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

Paris, France

Both beautiful and beguiling, you’ll fall in love over and over again on a romantic Paris getaway. Snatch a kiss up the Eiffel Tower, catch a show at the Moulin Rouge, cruise along the River Seine…at every turn, the city of love is rich with quintessential settings for romance.

Date Idea

The famous Pont des Arts Bridge is one of the city’s most romantic landmarks making it the perfect place for a leisurely stroll with your loved one. Instead of sealing their love with a padlock on the gate (a popular pastime until the bridge buckled!), couples are encouraged to tweet their happy snaps from the bridge with the hashtag #lovewithoutlocks.

Santorini, Greece

With its multi-coloured cliffs, gorgeous Greek buildings, cobalt blue sea and fascinating history, the island of Santorini serves as the perfect backdrop to any romantic occasion. Snow-white towns line the cliff tops, spilling down in drifts to the water’s edge while churches, castles and hilly villages billow in the blue beyond…wherever you look there’s something dreamy to see in Santorini.

Date Idea

Head to the cliff top ruins of Thira or to Santorini’s hot volcanic springs. Explore historic hilltop villages and abundant wineries or take to the sandy black, red and white beaches.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

According to a Harper’s Bazaar poll, the Amalfi Coast is one of the top 10 honeymoon destinations worldwide – and it’s not hard to see why. Famed for its rugged elegance, hidden beaches and crystalline waters, this stunning stretch of coastline is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots on earth. Amalfi Coast villas are the perfect romantic retreat, with gorgeous coastal views and easy access to the local sights, beaches and restaurants.

Date Idea

With no fewer than seven Michelin-starred restaurants, eating out on the Amalfi Coast is a must for any couple. Try Lo Guarracino, situated along the path that winds around the headland, above the ferry ticket booths to the Spiaggia Fornillo. It serves simple, honest seafood with prices to match and is a great place to soak up the views.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik’s popularity has risen dramatically in recent years, mostly due to it’s breathtaking views over the Adriatic sea. The city’s old-world charm is sure to inspire romance as you wander through the historic fortress walls lining the cliffs – here you’ll find everything from medieval monasteries, plush palaces and ancient churches to lively bars, chic boutiques alfresco cafes and upscale eateries. Don’t miss the beaches and islands of Dubrovnik’s Adriatic Riviera just a stone’s throw away.

Date Idea

Grab a bottle of wine and watch the sun set over the Old Town at Banje Beach, bathing everything in a golden glow.

Platinum Coast, Barbados

Barbados couple

This sun-soaked Caribbean isle is a dream vacation destination for couples, offering the perfect setting for a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or Valentine’s trip. The renowned Platinum Coast is lined with palm-fringed sands, refined restaurants, world-class golf courses and many luxury Barbados villas. Away from the beach lies the island’s capital Bridgetown offering a wealth of stylish restaurants, trendy bars, great shops, museums, art galleries and historic landmarks to explore.

Date Idea

Take a sunset cruise along the golden beaches of the island’s west coast, jumping in for a snorkel with sea turtles and enjoying cool island cocktails on deck. Getting engaged? Why not pop the big question while you’re there?

Orlando Mardi Gras – A Family Favourite

a guide to mardi gras in orlando

Each spring something magical happens in Orlando – Mardi Gras comes to town. Orlando manages to conjure up an alternative family friendly Mardi Gras celebration, complete with dancing, beads and that authentic New Orleans carnival spirit. From bayou bites to fantastic street performances, find out how to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orlando with our guide below.

Mardi Gras is an event that is the life and soul of New Orleans – so where can you celebrate it in Orlando? 

Universal Studios is the unofficial home of Mardi Gras in Orlando. Running on select nights from February 6th to April 16th, Universal hosts one of the best Mardi Gras parties this side of New Orleans. With concerts, carnival floats, great Cajun food and of course, thousands of beads, Universal Studios is certainly the best place to get into this soulful celebration. To top it off, this whole event is included within standard admission, so what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab your Universal Studios entrance tickets here with the help of our theme park specialists.

Concert Line Up

Universal Studios didn’t get the title of best place to celebrate Mardi Gras for nothing – on Saturdays (and other select nights), throughout February, March and April, the theme park comes alive with the sound of free concerts from some massive acts. Below outlines the schedule of head liners throughout the Mardi Gras event.

February Concerts

Saturday February 6th: Hunter Hayes
Saturday February 13th: Diana Ross
Sunday February 14th: Barenaked Ladies
Saturday February 27th: Fall Out Boy

March Concerts

Saturday March 5th: Kool & The Gang
Saturday March 12th: The Fray
Sunday March 13th: Adam Lambert
Saturday March 19th: Shawn Mendes
Sunday March 20th: 3 Doors Down
Saturday March 26th: REO Speedwagon

April Concerts

Saturday April 2nd: T-Pain
Saturday April 9th: Jessie J
Saturday April 16th: Yandel

French Quarter Eats
“Mardi Gras” literally means “Fat Tuesday” in French and Universal won’t leave you disappointed. The French Quarter Courtyard is an area devoted to providing guests with Cajun inspired delights within the hustle and bustle of carnival floats, street music and more. Entrance to the French Quarter Courtyard is included within admission, though individual dishes (anything from Jambalaya to Gumbo) will set you back around $9 per entrée. You’ll find most of the food booths open around 4pm and close just before the concerts start.

mardi gras parade at universal studios

The parade is one of the main highlights of the Mardi Gras event at Universal Studios, with families returning annually to see the decorative carnival floats and street performers go by. 2016 is set to bring an even bigger show, with four new floats celebrating different cultural festivals from around the world. These include Oktoberfest, Rio de Janeiro Carnival, the 4th of July and the Venetian Carnival.

Where should you view the parade?

To get the most out of the event we suggest visiting the park twice if you want to see both the parade and the concert. This is to ensure you get a good viewing position without fighting the crowds. Below is an outline of the parades route around the Universal Studios park, the pink points outline suggested viewing positions.

a map of the mardi gras parade route at Universal Studios

Position 1 is best for those who want to leave the park in a timely manner.  A large bulk of people will leave after the parade has finished – we suggest viewing the parade from this area to ensure you’re not caught up in the exit rush.

Position 2 is suggested if you wanted to have a chance at viewing the parade twice – the parade will take a clockwise route around the park, starting and finishing near the E.T. ride. If you or your children are really into collecting beads than this is the ideal position to wait in.

The Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Studios is the place to be in Orlando this Spring. If you have any further questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to call our personal concierge service.

 

 

 

Where To Go For Easter Sun?

Looking for somewhere to spend an egg-stra special Easter escape? Take a look at our round-up of the best family vacation destinations for guaranteed Easter sun.

Sunny Florida skies

Sunny Florida skies

Orlando

Hailed as the theme park capital of the world, Orlando never fails to amaze with its year-round sun and endless excitement at Disney World and beyond. Every year Disney throws an Easter extravaganza with an exciting itinerary of egg hunts, parades, character specials and family fun. And by Easter time, spring will have sprung at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival with its famous floral displays, character topiaries, gorgeous gardens and lively performances. Away from the theme parks you’ll find some of the best shopping and dining in the world, 170+ world-class courses, lively entertainment districts, the exciting Downtown Orlando area, gorgeous parks and lakes and easy access to Florida’s superb beaches.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Destin

If it’s a beach-based Easter escape you’re in need of, how about Destin? With an endless array of exciting activities for all the family, the Emerald Coast city of Destin has it all. Nestled against the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, Destin is famed for its powder-white beaches, emerald waters, first-rate golf and world-famous fishing. Wherever you stay in Destin, great shopping, theme parks and excellent dining options are all within easy reach. And what’s more, the recently opened Northwest Florida Regional Airport makes Destin easier than ever to reach. Each year on the Saturday before Easter Destin hosts one of the largest Easter egg hunts along the Emerald Coast. Many Destin vacation homes serve up stunning views of the sea, with easy access to the beach and plenty of space for any Easter adventure.

Soak Up Some Easter Sun in Destin

Destin for Easter sun

Cape Coral

There’s plenty to put a spring in your step this Easter at this popular family holiday destination. Sun-soaked Cape Coral is jam-packed with things to see and do from natural attractions and an ecological park, to an action packed waterpark and thriving bars and restaurants. An Easter itinerary can be as lively of relaxing as you want. See wading birds, waterfowl and gopher tortoise at the various local preserves, or explore an elevated nature trail through a mangrove forest at Four Mile Cove Ecological Park.Take a chartered boat tour to explore Cape’s 400 miles of canals and waterways where you can swim with dolphins, take a fishing trip, or set sail on a sunset cruise. Action seekers can visit Sun Splash waterpark, Coral Oaks Golf Course, or indulge in some retail therapy at the many shops and farmer’s markets. Join in all the action or relax in the comfort of a luxury Cape Coral villa.

Sun and smiles in Cape Coral

Miami

Beautiful beaches, year-round sun and a lively party atmosphere make Miami ideal for an unforgettable Easter vacation. Hailed as one of the world’s most exciting holiday hotspots this fantastic Latin city is home to a vibrant Art Deco district plus endless museums, cafes, shops, restaurants and entertainment offerings. Easter in Miami is full of egg-stra special activities including one of the largest Easter events in the city, the Bunny Palooza at the Miami Seaquarium, the Jungle Island Easter Eggstravaganza, the Dino Egg Safari at Zoo Miami and much more. There’ll be numerous Easter Sunday masses in Miami, plus plenty of Easter lunches being served all over town. Miami villas make the ideal base for exploring everything Miami has to offer, with state-of-the-art amenities and plenty of space for Easter egg hunts and entertaining with friends.

Laze in a Top Villas pool

Laze in a Top Villas pool

Florida Keys

The famed Florida Keys are just a one hour drive from Miami, but they’re a world apart from the pace of Miami life. Comprised of more than 1,700 sun-soaked islands, this chain of tropical islands offers plenty of sun, sea and sand – and the most diverse and well-managed tropical sport fishing in the world. This Easter, hit the road along the famous Seven Mile Bridge before exploring colourful coral reefs, unspoilt beaches, endless water sports and great nightlife. If you prefer to laze the day away, why not spend the day sunbathing and swimming laps in your very own private pool.

For more information about any of these Easter destinations give our sales team a call on 08081636374 (UK) or +18442854836 (US) 

Wishing You Top Travels For 2016!

happy new yearWith 2015 drawing to a close and the year ahead nearly upon us, it’s a time to look forward to new experiences and a whole heap of top travels. Here at Top Villas HQ we’d like to wish you all a happy New Year! We hope the following 12 months are filled with exciting adventures, fabulous fun, and magical memories.
From The Top Villas Team

Championsgate – Resort Amenities

Renowned as Orlando’s newest vacation home rental community, Championsgate presents a collection of fun filled amenities and luxurious villas, designed for that dream family trip away.

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From early this year, the resort introduced an assortment of brand new amenities, from water activities, sports fun, restaurants and much more.

Golf

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Image courtesy of Professional Golf Travel

Championsgate showcases two premier 18 hole courses, created with diversity and challenge. Designed by the famous Greg Norman, each course varies for players of different skills. The International course was made for more prominent, experienced golfers with challenges at every turn, testing even the top participants. The National course however is prepared for potential golfers, complete with water hazards, bunkers, protected fairways and greens, spread over a 200 acre radius. Whatever course you choose, each will offer an unforgettable experience, surrounded by impeccable scenery.

Water activities

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Image courtesy of Global Resort

Staying throughout the warm Florida state, participating in water activities is bound to be on the cards. At Championsgate, there’s a selection of different choices for all the family to enjoy. Their communal pool is large, providing more than enough space for many families to swim and splash about, spending that quality time together. Leading to another pool, the lengthy 850 feet lazy river is nearby the main pool and the perfect space to relax as you float away. Known to be a bundle of laughs, slipping and sliding all over the place, the river is best to experience with friends. With the recent addition of the Oasis club, it’s build up much excitement and thrills! Consisting of a splash park, swimming pool and lazy river, there’s hours of guaranteed fun.

The best thing about Championsgate is membership isn’t needed and therefore all villa guests are accessible to every amenity including the newly introduced Oasis club.

Indoor/Outdoor activities

Incorporating many other facilities on site, there’s never a dull moment in the resort. Boasting six lighted tennis courts, tennis clubhouse and with a volley ball court available, those budding sports fans will adore a game or two. Or if you prefer to work out whilst away, the fitness center contains top of the range gym equipment for cardio and weight training. To top that off, the featured clubhouse includes a theater, games room, arcades, restaurants and much more, to suit a variety of age groups.

Shopping and Restaurants

To help stock up on the daily essentials whilst on vacation, shops in Championsgate are only a short distance away. Chains such as Mcdonalds, Walgreens, Florida based Publix supermarket and many others are all placed in Championsgate. Varying in restaurant choices, an assortment are presented throughout. From convenient chains like Subway to casual and family friendly establishments Dulcetto, Wendy’s and Chilli’s Grill & Bar. To dine out or stay in, all Championsgate premises can cater to a mixture of day and evening events.

The Best Family Vacation Spots in 2016

With 2015 coming to a close and the upcoming year emerging, there’s no time like the present to begin planning your 2016 family vacation. Whether your family adore the beach, thrilling activities or Disney magic, the sunny state of Florida offers everything and more.

Orlando

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Universal Studios, Orlando

Celebrated as one of the world’s top family vacation spots, Orlando is packed with the most exciting attractions including the incredibly famous Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Discover Cove, Seaworld and much more. Home to the best attractions, there’s no wonder why it’s the top place to be in 2016 on a family vacation. Either experience swimming with dolphins in Discover Cove, visit Cinderella’s castle in Walt Disney World and meet the many esteemed characters or delve into the wizardry world of Harry Potter, whatever you decide, it’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable trip.

Not only does Orlando boast some astounding attractions, the accommodation available is on par, ideal for a family stay. With numerous resorts close by including Reunion Resort, Formosa GardensWindsor Hills, Windsor at Westside plus many more, there’s something for everyone. Showcasing homes small and large filled with remarkable features including private pools, games rooms, home cinemas, spas and even themed bedrooms, it’s an easy option when travelling to this destination. Family’s will adore their own space being able to cook and care for each other in the comfort of a vacation home instead of a usual hotel suite. It’ll improve your stay for the better, offering your own space, comfort and easy access to famous attractions.

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Disney’s Frozen bedroom

Florida Keys

beautiful living area in the Keys

Beautiful living area in Florida Keys

Packed with adventure, culture and relaxation, Florida Keys is a top destination for all ages, especially a family group. Discover the endless unique activities, sun kissed beaches, numerous attractions and tropical climate, embracing the true sunny appeal. Including snorkeling, exotic fishing and even the chance of jet packing, it’s a diverse location with one off experiences everyone can appreciate. With the Key West aquarium, Earnest Hemmingway’s home, Everglades National Park, dolphin encounters and much more to visit, the collection of attractions is too good to miss! Featuring all those highlights plus the year round sunshine, Florida Keys offers a flexible, distinct vacation whenever you decide to visit.

Situated throughout Florida Keys are a vast range of vacation rentals varying in sizes and including many features to catch the eye. These impressive homes boast private pools, surrounding scenery, luxurious decor and most importantly space, to accommodate either big or small family groups.

Florida Keys vacation rental

Florida Keys’ vacation rental

 

Hammock Beach 

Hammock beach

Hammock beach

Regarded as Florida’s hidden treasure, Hammock Beach is located on the Palm coast with 2.4 miles of surround pristine beaches to appreciate. Complete with an ongoing landscape of crystal clear waters and white powdered sands, it’s absolute paradise for any visiting beach lover. Embrace the series of fun filled features including 91k sq.ft multi level water park, 2 signature golf courses and the unique pink shell beach, all found in the Hammock Beach resort.

When it comes to accommodation to experience the luxurious flair of this destination, we offer a vast selection of the finest vacation rentals, positioned minutes from the beach itself. Grab the opportunity to wake up and go for a beach stroll or an evening walk, seconds from the comfort of your own villa. With all this in mind, we couldn’t think of a better reason why Hammock Beach is a top vacation location for families in 2016. From building sandcastles, playing sports, going for a swim or head out surfing, there’s more than enough to do just minutes from your vacation rental.

Hammock beach vacation rental

Hammock beach vacation rental

 

For more information about any of these destinations when booking your 2016 family vacation, give our sales team a call on 08081636374 (UK) or +18442854836 (US) to assist you with each and every query.