School is out and summer is here! Make the most of the season with a family-friendly staycation. Here are special offers from some of our area’s finest resorts.
Back by popular demand, Four Seasons will offer its Florida resident pricing from May 6 – June 17 and August 12 – September 30. The Florida resident rate starts at $349 per night for a Four Seasons Guestroom, which can sleep three adults, or two adults and two children, and includes complimentary valet parking for one vehicle.
A highlight of Four Seasons Resort Orlando is the five-acre “Explorer Island” water park, including a winding lazy river complete with a rapids section, two water slides, an interactive splash zone with water cannons, and much more. Plus, the complimentary Kids For All Seasons program offers organized activities for children ages 4-12.
Adults will enjoy the adult-only pool, The Spa at Four Seasons, and 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed Tranquilo Golf Club, with a recently unveiled $2.5 million renovation to its golf practice facility. Dive-in movies are offered every Saturday night at the family pool, and many other activities from fitness classes to nature tours are presented complimentary. The Florida resident offer is available exclusively by telephone reservation at 800-267-3046.
Experience Orlando’s first resort wave pool, 23 private cabanas and kids’ interactive pool with slides at the Omni Orlando Resort. Also, the new Sunset Lodge and Suites is now available and features up to 23 four-bedroom units, ideal for groups, girlfriend and golf getaways, and multi-generational family vacations. Other resort features include championship golf courses, signature spa and 10 on-site restaurants. Enjoy 20% savings with the Florida Resident Rate with promo code: RESIDE.
In addition, May 25 kicks off Omni Orlando Resort’s “101 Days of Summer Fun,” which takes place through Labor Day, September 3, and includes special activities such as weekend splash parties, kayak fishing, dive-in movies, cooking demonstrations and tastings, teen spa afternoons, golf clinics, fireworks and more. Book your stay online at omnihotels.com/orlando or call 800-843-6664.
Weekends through September 3, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando presents Enchanted Evenings with a schedule of family-friendly activities and dining experiences from dawn to dusk and throughout the evenings.
Daily poolside activities, scavenger hunts, RC car races, fireside s’mores, weird science ice cream, golf clinics, spa happy hour, poolside yoga, and special culinary experiences, such as building your own cocktail poolside and the decadent Bar Du Chocolat, are just some of the activities planned to enhance guests’ summer vacation experience.
Meanwhile, just next door, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will host its own activities as part of SummerBlast! Every Saturday the SummerBlast! Pool Party will provide an afternoon filled with the summer’s hottest hits, Orlando-inspired games, live entertainment and special prizes. Girls and boys can also enjoy the unique experience of becoming a mermaid at Mermaid Academy.
In addition, guests of the Waldorf or Hilton receive a $50 resort credit per night of their stay to use toward dining, golf or spa experiences. Learn more at waldorfastoriaorlando.com/enchanted-evenings/ or hiltonbonnetcreek.com/activities/summer-blast.
With rates from $159 a night, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando’s “Getaway Essentials” package includes savings of up to 20%, plus a $25 daily resort fee, valid May – September. Enjoy all the resort has to offer on 500 lush, tropical acres, from kayak eco-tours and safaris to the just-launched mountain bike trail and fishing excursions.
Throughout the resort, young guests will also discover many facilities designed with them in mind. The grandest of all is the JW Marriott 24,000-square-foot, winding lazy river pool. Outdoor play areas and dive-in movie pool parties are also available at both hotels, and families can enjoy bocce ball, play sand volleyball, and ride around the expansive resort on surrey bicycles. The Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed for children ages 4-12.
While the kids are preoccupied, adults can enjoy the 40,000 square foot spa with 4,000-square-foot outdoor heated lap pool and healing waters or a round of golf on the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship golf course with optional Caddie Concierge Program. With much more to see and do, learn more or reserve your stay at ritz-carltonorlando.com.
Rosen Shingle Creek offers several packages to satisfy just about everyone. Relax and rejuvenate with the “I Love Rosen” package. Treat yourself and enjoy a 25% discount on accommodations, select restaurants, spa services and tee times at Shingle Creek Golf Club.
If golf is your thing, consider the “Stay and Play” package which includes deluxe accommodations, two rounds of golf at the redesigned Arnold Palmer Design Company golf course, Shingle Creek Golf Club, and discounted rates at Brad Brewer Golf Academy (add one-hour lesson for $108, plus tax).
Expectant parents (or just tired parents!) can relax and refresh with the “Babymoon Package” that features upgraded accommodations; VIP Lounge access offering continental breakfast and evening appetizers and desserts; two spa treatments and two pedicures at The Spa at Shingle Creek; a romantic dinner for two at A Land Remembered or Cala Bella; complimentary use of the spa facilities throughout the stay; and a $50 certificate to be used toward a future overnight stay – a romantic getaway post-baby perhaps?
For more information on these packages and others, visit rosenshinglecreek.com.