Family-friendly hotels at Universal Orlando
By Michelle Rae Uy
Pool and waterfalls at Loews Sapphire Falls in Universal Orlando (Courtesy Universal Orlando)
Imagine you and your kids in a tropical Caribbean island with a beautiful lagoon and cascading waterfalls nearby, warm, blue waters to take a cool dip in, and lush grounds to explore, all the while within close proximity of one of the world’s best theme parks.
Well, with Universal Orlando Resort’s latest collaboration with Loews, you won’t have to.
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Lobby at Loews Sapphire Falls (Courtesy Universal Orlando)
Inspired by the Caribbean lifestyle, family-friendly Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is a 1,000-room hotel where island tranquility and carefreeness meets modern living and luxury, becoming Universal Orlando’s fifth onsite and second value-to-moderate hotel upon its completion in 2016. From its exteriors to its individual rooms and suites, Loews Sapphire Falls aims to be a picture-perfect embodiment of that modern Caribbean getaway most families dream of, without guests having to spend thousands of dollars on airfare.
Standard room at Loews Sapphire Falls (Courtesy Universal Orlando)
Guest room bathroom at Loews Sapphire Falls (Courtesy Universal Orlando)
Not yet convinced? The hotel comes with a number of wonderful features and amenities that families with kids will truly appreciate. Among its many fun, kid-friendly features are a 16,000-square-foot zero entry pool (the largest yet in the entire theme park resort), a water slide, an interactive water play area for the younger kids, a game room for your tweens and teens, a white sand beach, private cabanas, and a fire pit great for nighttime marshmallows or storytelling under the stars. In-room features include Caribbean blue accents, plush beddings, flat screen TVs, and other modern furnishings.
Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls (Courtesy Universal Orlando)
This full-service hotel also includes several dining options like the Amatista Cookhouse, Drhum Club Kantine and 24-hour room service, complimentary transportation to and from the park, and a quick-service marketplace, making every family’s stay and theme park vacation easy and convenient. Additionally, guests at Loews Sapphire Falls will enjoy early theme park admission as well as resort-wide charging privileges with the room key.
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Loews Sapphire Falls is joining the ranks of Universal Orlando’s themed onsite resorts in the Summer of 2016, and is now accepting reservations for stays starting July 14, 2016. Summer rates start at $176/night while off-peak season rates start at $119/night.
What are you waiting for? If you’re one of the thousands of families visiting Universal Orlando next year, book a room now at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and be one of the first to experience this Caribbean hideaway.
Michelle Rae Uy contributed this to MiniTime. She is a travel writer based in Los Angeles and MiniTime’s Head of Content, who spends her free time on adventures and film photography.