A guide to resorts in Orlando

If you’re planning a getaway to Orlando, you’ll be spoilt for choice deciding on where to stay. Whether you seek relaxation or a fun-filled family adventure, these resorts in Orlando offer something for everyone.

Use this map to see where the resorts are in relation to Disney, Universal Studios and Orlando International Airport, or use the menu below to find out more about the different communities.

Reunion Resort
Championsgate
Encore Resort at Reunion
Emerald Island Resort
Formosa Gardens
Windsor Hills Resort
Other resorts in Orlando

A map showing the different resorts in Orlando, Florida

Reunion Resort

5.5 miles from Disney ◊ 500+ vacation homes

Just 10 minutes from Disney World, Reunion Resort offers exclusive accommodation within easy reach of Orlando’s exciting attractions. Spanning 2,300 picturesque acres, this resort is home to some of the largest villas in Orlando, plus a host of world-class amenities.

The lazy river at Reunion Resort in Orlando

Pools

Make a splash at Reunion’s sprawling water park, where you can float down the lazy river, ride the twisting slides or relax poolside on a luxury sun lounger. There are a further 10 community pools including a rooftop option and the Seven Eagles pool, complete with Jacuzzis, poolside dining, outdoor billiards, a game room and a fitness center. If you prefer to swim in the comfort of your own vacation home, our Reunion Resort rentals come equipped with private pools and spas.

Golf

Reunion is the only resort in the world to boast three signature courses designed by golf’s greatest legends: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer. As for instruction, this resort is the only one in America with an Annika Sörenstam training academy and a Frankly Golf Putting Academy on site.

Golf at Reunion Resort in Orlando

Activities

There are activities galore at Reunion, including a state-of-the-art fitness center with a gymnasium, an award-winning tennis complex with six HydroGrid courts, a tennis shop and tennis coaching. There’s also a kids’ club and there are plenty of playgrounds. Bike trails wind their way through the resort’s gorgeous grounds. For a more relaxed day, head to the Boutique Spa, a luxurious sanctuary made for pampering.

There are plenty of ways to keep everyone entertained in our Reunion Resort vacation homes; the best ones are equipped with game rooms, cinema rooms, gyms and state-of-the-art entertainment facilities.

Dining

When you’re ready to refuel, the resort’s multitude of restaurants, bars and snack stops will be waiting to welcome you. Dine at Eleven with views of Disney’s nightly fireworks, or sample the delicious eats at Forte Italian restaurant, the Grande Lobby Sushi Bar and the Clubhouse Grille. There’s also great poolside dining to be found at The Cove at Seven Eagles and The Grill at the Water Park.

grande-lobby

Nearby

If you want to head out and about you’ll find Disney World just five and a half miles away, and a whole host of other attractions within easy reach. There are endless golf courses in the surrounding area, plus great shopping malls, restaurants, bars and much more.

Reunion Resort amenities at a glance:

  • Three championship golf courses
  • Water park with lazy river
  • Numerous pools
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Annika Academy
  • Golf putting academy
  • Award-winning tennis complex
  • Tennis coaching
  • Fitness center
  • Boutique spa
  • Playgrounds
  • Bike hire and cycling trails
  • Kids club

 

Championsgate

8 miles from Disney ◊ 120+ vacation homes

The glamorous golf resort called Championsgate packs in a water park, two 18-hole golf courses and numerous restaurants – all just a 15-minute drive from Disney World.

The Championsgate pool in Orlando

Golf

Golfers will enjoy pitting their wits against the resort’s famous National and International courses, designed by Australian golfing legend Greg Norman. There’s also a golf school and driving range on site, and a swanky clubhouse offering post-game refreshments and equipment rental.

Activities

After the excitement of the fairways and theme parks, you’ll want to find somewhere to relax and unwind. Cool off in the lagoon-style pool while the little ones ride the water slide, or catch some rays as you float down the 850-foot-long lazy river. Revive your spirit at the Mokara Spa, with its impressive array of relaxing treatments. Or relax in the bubbling Jacuzzi tub at your private Championsgate vacation rental.

Championsgate kids' pool

Dining

Championsgate is jam-packed with great restaurants and bars, all offering something a little different from the next. Head to Trevi’s for pizzas and pastas served to the tune of authentic Italian music, or dine at Zen, a gourmet pan-Asian restaurant and sushi bar. There are plenty more restaurants and bars on site, plus a whole lot more at nearby Championsgate Village.

Championsgate amenities at a glance:

  • Two 18-hole golf courses
  • David Leadbetter Academy and pro shop
  • Driving range
  • Swanky clubhouse
  • Water park with a 125-foot slide and a lazy river
  • Formal pool
  • Numerous restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball and sand volleyball
  • Championsgate Village nearby

 

Encore Resort at Reunion

5.5 miles from Disney ◊ 110+ vacation homes

Located just minutes from Disney World, this prestigious vacation community is one of newest and most exciting resorts in Orlando. Nestled in a quiet spot at Reunion Resort (see above), Encore is a unique resort-within-a-resort, offering complete privacy and easy access to local sights.

The Encore Club is one of the best resorts near Orlando

Amenities

You’ll be as happy in the resort as you are in the theme parks thanks to the great amenities on offer at Encore Resort at Reunion. There’s an exciting water park on site, along with a private clubhouse, a shop, tennis courts, restaurants, bars, a fitness center, club pools and a grand lawn. What’s more, guests can use some of the amenities at Reunion Resort, such as the bars and restaurants.

If you prefer in-villa dining, our concierge team can arrange for a private chef to cater for you – either as a one-off treat or for the whole duration of your trip.

Nearby

If you want to head out there’s an endless array of attractions nearby, from world-class theme parks and golf courses, to fantastic shopping malls, great restaurants and exciting nightlife. There’s easy access to Downtown Orlando, as well as Florida’s stunning beaches, the Everglades National Park and the Kennedy Space Center.

The clubhouse at the Encore Club

Encore Club amenities at a glance:

  • Water park
  • Free transfers to Disney
  • Private clubhouse
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Grand lawn
  • Communal pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Resort shop
  • Use of Reunion Resort’s restaurants and bars

 

Emerald Island Resort

2 miles from Disney ◊ 45+ vacation homes

The gated community of Emerald Island is one of Orlando’s most naturally beautiful resorts, located right on Disney’s doorstep. Surrounded by acres of lush Florida landscape, and with a picturesque woodland located at its heart, it certainly lives up to its name.

Emerald Island is one of the closest resorts to Disney

Lush landscape

Situated less than four miles from Disney, just off Highway 192, Emerald Island is one of the closest resorts to Disney World. It’s the perfect place to unwind after the theme parks with more than 300 acres of wildlife conservation area and natural woodlands to explore.

Amenities

The resort’s huge clubhouse and heated swimming pool are the hub of community activity, with luxury loungers, a large pool deck and a tiki bar making it the perfect spot for sunbathing. The clubhouse offers something for everyone including a sauna, a video game room and a gym, plus an internet cafe and meeting rooms. Adjacent to the clubhouse is trail for walking, jogging or biking, which winds through the community’s natural woodland setting.

Emerald Island vacation homes back onto lush woodlands

Emerald Island amenities at a glance

  • Gated entrance
  • Community pool and hot tub
  • Tiki bar
  • Clubhouse
  • Sauna
  • Gaming arcade
  • Nature trail
  • Gym
  • Volleyball and basketball
  • Tennis courts
  • Kids play areas
  • Cyber cafe
  • BBQ areas
  • Resort shop

Formosa Gardens

1.8 miles from Disney ◊ 35+ vacation homes

Less than two miles from Disney World and just 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport, Formosa Gardens is one of the most picturesque vacation communities in Florida. Located just off Highway 192, this gated resort is perfect for a relaxing vacation in Orlando.

Many Formosa Gardens rentals are located around the lake

Natural beauty

The resort itself isn’t packed with amenities, but that is part of its allure. Instead you’ll find manicured lawns, wide palm-fringed boulevards and gorgeous lake views, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind. Many of our Formosa Gardens vacation rentals are situated around the lake with stunning views over the water.

Nearby

Just a stone’s throw from the resort is the popular Formosa Gardens Village, a retail and dining complex packed with restaurants, shops and entertainment. Some of the best-known restaurants in Orlando are here, as well as the fun-filled Mighty Jungle mini golf course.

Formosa Gardens is one of the closest resorts to Disney World

Golf

If you prefer the real thing, the Mystic Dunes Golf Club is less than a mile away, and there are plenty more courses around at Championsgate, Celebration and Disney World, to name just a few.

Formosa Gardens amenities at a glance:

  • Gorgeous landscaped grounds
  • Fishing lake
  • Mini golf course nearby
  • Championship golf courses nearby
  • Restaurants and bars nearby
  • Formosa Gardens Village

 

 

Windsor Hills Resort

2 miles from Disney ◊ 190+ vacation homes

Windsor Hills Resort is a family-friendly villa community just two miles from Walt Disney World. This guarded, gated community offers a great range of amenities including a huge lagoon pool, a splendid clubhouse, a movie theater and much more.

Windsor Hills is a good resort for families visiting Disney in Orlando

Amenities

Kids will love the huge lagoon-style swimming pool equipped with splashing fountains and a twisting water slide. Older ones can play table tennis at the poolside, while parents sip a cocktail or two from the tiki bar. The vast clubhouse offers something for everyone with its gaming arcade, movie theater and fitness room, there’s also a handy sundry shop perfect for stocking up on essentials.

Outdoor activities

The outdoor recreation area offers a whole host of activities, with tennis courts, sand volleyball, basketball courts and a golf putting green. Little ones will love the playgrounds or running around in the gorgeous grounds.

The Windsor Hills movie theater

Golf

If you’re a golfer, don’t forget to bring your clubs as the Mystic Dunes Golf Club is less than a mile away. The Disney World courses are just a five-minute drive from the resort, and Celebration and Championsgate golf clubs are just six miles away.

Shuttle bus to Disney

For day trips, be sure to take the shuttle bus to Disney World which runs daily from just outside the resort – or if you prefer your own transport our concierge team can arrange car hire. Don’t forget to check out Orlando’s many other attractions, like its world-class shopping malls, great restaurants and exciting entertainment districts.

Windsor Hills amenities at a glance:

  • Lagoon-style pool with a water slide
  • Tiki bar
  • Large clubhouse
  • Gaming arcade
  • Gym
  • Movie theater
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball and volleyball
  • Golf putting green
  • Playgrounds
  • Grocery shop
  • Picnic and BBQ area
  • Shuttle bus service to shops and parks
  • DVD rental service

 

Other resorts in the Orlando area

Looking for something different? These resorts offer a more laid-back alternative to some of Orlando’s bigger vacation communities.

Windsor at Westside

One of the newest resorts in the Orlando area and just a 10-minute drive from Disney, the Windsor at Westside community offers easy access to local theme parks. Alongside the 10,000 sq ft clubhouse you’ll find a huge resort-style pool with a lazy river and a water slide. Other facilities include a gym, a gaming arcade and several sports courts.

Solterra Resort

Every vacation rental at Solterra Resort comes with its own pool. Around 15 minutes’ drive from Disney World, the resort also offers play areas, an impressive clubhouse and a series of poolside cabanas. The largest vacation homes at Solterra sleep up to 16 people.

Oakwater Resort

If you’re looking for a smaller, cozier type of vacation rental near Disney, Oakwater Resort is the place for you. It’s just two miles from the gates of Disney World, with a cutting-edge gym and a sociable community pool onsite. The Mystic Dunes golf club is less than a minute away by car.

Check out our entire range of villas in Orlando or contact the Top Villas sales team for help and advice. For any added extras such as attraction tickets, car hire and personal chefs, contact the Top Villas concierge team.

 

 

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