Having not been to Florida for 11 years (and two of our party having never been to Florida at all previously),...
From theme parks and aqua rides, to movie magic and animal safaris – the choice of amenities in Orlando is simply outstanding. When you choose a villa holiday to the sunshine state, the only decision you’ll be faced with is how to fit it all in. Take a tour of exotic marine life, then swim with the dolphins and other sea creatures; or hop on an adventure ride or two. When theme park thrills and spills get all too much, why not spend the day fishing, golfing or visiting Orlando’s tranquil botanical gardens. Or pack up the car, leave your holiday villa for the day and head down to Florida’s spectacular coastline for the day to enjoy the many beautiful beaches and amenities on offer.
Orlando is a shopping paradise. Home to a myriad of malls, themed boutiques, premium outlets - and everything in between - you’ll find every item, label and brand imaginable. When you’re in search of a holiday souvenir to remind you of your villa holiday, downtown Disney and Universal’s City Walk precincts stock every type of memento. Easy to find outlets are dotted around Florida’s Orlando area and offer designer fashions and branded goods at reduced prices. Everyday essential items can be found in the vast array of shops on Highway 192 – a short drive from our private holiday villas.
Whether dining in one of the parks’ many themed restaurants or having a quiet romantic meal in your own private holiday villa, the options – and portions - in Orlando are endless. Highway 192 is renowned as the restaurant corridor and runs right through the middle of all the theme park attractions. Here, you will discover a wealth of eateries ranging from sizzling steak houses and oriental dishes to seafood and burger bars. In Florida’s Downtown Disney, you’ll be spoilt for choice whether you want haute cuisine, fast food or regional, ethnic and elegant fare.
Villa holidays in Orlando have something for everyone, from comedy clubs and rodeo bars to cartoon character dinners. Fireworks, parades, spectacular live magic shows and performances from the famous Cirque du Soleil are all on offer - and ideal for family holidays. Music ranges from rock and roll to jazz and live DJs, while massive multi-screen cinemas show the latest Hollywood films…and plenty of cartoons. Orlando's nightlife also ranges from relaxing piano bars, taverns and pubs, while Downtown Disney is full of restaurants and games centres filled with virtual reality machines and video challenges.