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Luxury villas in Emerald Island Resort

One of the closest resorts to Disney World, this resort has everything you need for an unforgettable stay. Each of our villas at Emerald Island comes with its own private pool, along with access to the resort’s fantastic leisure facilities. You’ll find a couple of heated communal pools, a huge clubhouse, a gaming arcade, a gym and sauna, sports courts, a Tiki bar and kids’ play areas, all surrounded by acres of beautiful woodlands.

Where is Emerald Island?

Located in a peaceful vacation community in Kissimmee, this community is just minutes from all the action. Just off FL 429 and close to Highway 192, it offers easy access to the local attractions. Disney World and Universal Studios are just a short drive away. And when you want a breather from the theme parks, Kissimmee’s old-fashioned charm is the perfect antidote. The resort’s address is 2751 Emerald Island Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34747.

How far is Emerald Island from Disney?

With its close proximity to the theme parks, this is the perfect base when visiting Orlando. It’s just 3 miles from Disney World, and within easy reach of Universal Studios, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Seaworld and other popular attractions. There’s an independent shuttle service to Disney which runs pickups from Emerald Island several times per day.

Driving distances

Point of interest

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Disney World


Disney Springs


Universal Studios






Downtown Orlando


Sunset Walk (Margaritaville)


International Drive


Orlando International


Premium Outlets (Vineland)




Mystic Dunes Golf Club


Getting to Emerald Island from Orlando Airport

It’s an easy 30-minute drive from Orlando International Airport to Emerald Island. The main highway that provides access to the resort is the freeway I-4. From there you can easily reach the resort from Osceola Parkway or via Highway 192. Choose to book a rent-a-car that can be collected directly from the terminal. Or let our guest experience team arrange a private transfer to your villa. On request, we can drive you to your villa, leave you with the car, and drive you back to the airport after your stay.

Things to do near Emerald Island Resort

This resort is located just off Highway 192 which is considered to be the main tourist strip around the resort areas. Hang out here for the local attractions, or enjoy the many other things to do nearby.

Theme parks

From here you are located close to all of the major attractions in Orlando, with the airport, Disney World and International Drive all within easy reach. Spend action-packed days at the theme parks and water parks, head downtown for a spot of local culture, or visit some of the area’s wildlife parks such as Gatorland or Tibet-Butler Preserve.

Restaurants near Emerald Island

Each of our Emerald Island villas has a fully-equipped kitchen, but if you don’t fancy cooking you’ll find plenty of restaurants nearby. Within the immediate vicinity are several restaurants including Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burger King, KFC, Subway and a variety of Chinese and Indian restaurants. For even more choice head to Restaurant Row on International Drive.

Shopping malls

There are plenty of large shopping malls nearby, including Florida Mall and Pointe Orlando for modern stores, Premium Outlets for discounted designer goods, and the Mall at Millenia for a good selection of upmarket stores. Also worth checking out are Old Town amusement park and the swanky new Sunset Walk retail plaza.

Golf courses

The nearest public golf course is Mystic Dunes Golf Club just 2 miles away. Other public courses close by are Celebration Golf Club, Champions Gate Golf Club, Highlands Reserve, Falcon’s Fire, Kissimmee Golf Club and Orange Lake Country Club. Disney World also has 6 different public golf courses.

Other things to do nearby

Whether you want to kick back and relax or get out and explore, there are so many things to do near Emerald Island Resort. Around the outskirts of the resort are scenic nature trails where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll or bike ride. For something further afield, head to Busch Gardens in Tampa or the Kennedy Space Center on the east coast, both are around an hour's drive.

What to do at Emerald Island Resort

When you arrive at this resort you’ll be wowed by the grand entrance gates and lush tropical surroundings. This huge resort has two heated communal pools, one at the clubhouse and another nearby. Guests can enjoy drinks at the poolside Tiki bar, relax by the pool and enjoy fun karaoke nights with all the family.

Inside the sprawling clubhouse are plenty of facilities including a cozy lounge, a cyber cafe, meeting rooms and a fitness center. Make the most of the free tea and coffee, while the friendly reception team keeps you up-to-date with the latest events and activities.

Take a stroll around and you’ll also find tennis courts, basketball courts and a sand volleyball court, plus plenty of scenic trails for walking and cycling. Fancy a picnic? There’s a beautiful picnic area with benches and a barbecue grill.

Kids’ activities at Emerald Island

Little ones will love Emerald Island, where the fun and games abound. They can make a splash at the community pools, climb to their heart's content at the playground and run around the resort’s extensive grounds before finishing off with an ice cream from the Tiki bar.

Other resort highlights include a fun-packed gaming arcade, sports courts and beautiful woodlands where you can spot the local wildlife. In addition to the movies at your villa, you can also borrow free DVDs and enjoy free movie nights with free popcorn every week.

Other amenities

This is one of the most beautiful and fun resorts near Disney. Here’s an overview of what it offers:

  • Manned security gatehouse
  • Two heated pools
  • Large clubhouse
  • Gaming arcade
  • Sports courts
  • Tiki bar
  • Kids’ playground
  • Fitness center with gym & sauna
  • Picnic area with BBQ
  • Cyber cafe
  • Meeting rooms
  • Free movie nights
  • Regular entertainment
  • Shuttle to Disney

When to visit

Emerald Island is open all year round, with fantastic deals to be had outside holiday periods and the peak season, which runs from late May to the end of August. Look out for special offers and last-minute deals - join our mailing list to be the first to know!

Emerald Island villas

Tempted to book? We offer a wide range of Emerald Island vacation rentals with full access to all resort amenities. Ranging in size from 3-7 bedrooms, many villas at Emerald Island come complete with a private pool, games room and quirky themed bedrooms.

10 of the best vacation rentals at Emerald Island

How to book

Need help finding the perfect Emerald Island Resort villas? Contact our friendly team of local experts today. From our office in Orlando, Florida, they’ll be able to provide you with insider tips on the best rental for your trip.

Reviews of our villas

You can read reviews of our happy customers’ stays on this page.

Other popular resorts in Orlando

Emerald Island is one of many great resorts in Orlando. You may also like to check out other popular resorts nearby, including:

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