Every trip to Universal Orlando Resort should be full of riding roller coasters, character meet-and-greets, eating ice cream, and nonstop adventures. But after the miles of walking and navigating the theme parks, one of the best things about your visit will be coming back to your on-site hotel.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is Universal Orlando’s newest on-site hotel and is Caribbean-inspired. If you have a great love for island living, you will be taken to paradise as soon as you step through the door of you room.
At Sapphire Falls, there isn’t a shortage of activities, and you can easily spend an entire day at the hotel, because of all the amenities available.
The best place to cool off from the Florida heat is the pool. It’s a gorgeous 16,000 square foot pool, complete with a water slide, sand area and private cabanas (for an additional charge).
Depending on the day’s activity schedule, you may even catch a ping-pong tournament or a nighttime movie showing. There is always something going on, so be sure to check with the concierge during your visit.
Plus, if you get hungry, you can head to Drhum Club Kantine, the hotel’s poolside bar. It’s the perfect place to stop for a drink or snack while getting your tan on!
In addition to Drhum Club Kantine, the hotel has several dining options. New Dutch Trading Co. is a quick-service café, whereas Amatista Cookhouse is a sit-down restaurant with an extensive menu. Room service is also available 24 hours in case you’re craving something at 3AM.
Amatista Cookhouse offers a delicious menu, but some guest favorites are the margherita pizza (and french fries!), finished with a slice of chocolate cake for dessert.
Although you can easily spend most of your “hotel days” swimming and tanning in the pool area, if you would rather spend the afternoon in air-conditioning, the Calypso Game Room is the best place to be!
You can even fit in a workout if you don’t want your exercise routine to take a vacation. Kalina Health and Fitness Center is the full-service gym at Sapphire Falls. Plus, there are various walking and jogging paths that wind around the hotel. Whether you’re using the cardio machines in the gym or going on a run around the resort, you’ll be able to get your sweat on.
The internet at Sapphire Falls is super fast and reliable, and it’s complimentary for up to four devices per room.
Another benefit of staying at an on-site hotel is Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Being able to visit one hour before the theme park opens to the public is immensely helpful and will maximize your experience at Hogwarts!
You have the choice between a shuttle bus or a water taxi. While both are efficient, I recommend the water taxi (or as I like to call it: the mini cruise). It’s an enchanting ride, especially at night!
The tropical atmosphere, endless activities, and savory meals at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort are pure bliss. Are you planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort soon? Think about booking at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.
Written by Siera Duiser: Siera Duiser is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She loves helping plan Universal Orlando adventures at no cost to you. Contact Siera to book your next vacation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-771-1290. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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