19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED

Heading to the Sunshine State? Before you book your next vacation, take a look at the list of best resorts in Florida. These escapes have the perks that kids will love, and amenities parents can’t live without…and a few adult-only options, as well.

19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: FAMILY OPTIONS THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED
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From Gorgeous Boutique Inns to Sprawling Beach Resort Properties

Martin County, on the East Coast of Florida (just north of Palm Beach County), is our favorite family escape in the entire state. We’ve stayed in the area for 1-2 weeks almost every Spring for years. Besides the unspoiled ocean beaches and calm inlet waterways… active sporting opportunities and relaxing coastal adventures… there are sensational Florida resorts and boutique escapes.

Old Colorado Inn is a boutique inn originally built in 1917, and it’s been recently restored with elegant touches. Our family loves staying here, especially in one of the historic guest homes. Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina is a 200-acre escape nestled between the Atlanta Ocean and the Indian River. This unique resort offers a wide array of activities including a beach an 18-hole executive golf course, tennis, a mini spa and a 77-slip marina.

These are just two examples of destination-worthy accommodations that further explain why Martin County is the perfect weekend getaway.

From all-inclusive to best beaches on each FL coast...and from Orlando to the Keys, these are the best of the best selections for families, couples or a getaway with friends. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know!

TL;DR: These are the hotels we love most and continue to return to every time we visit Florida:

19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED

Isla Bella Beach Resort, Marathon is our all-time favorite. Huge rooms and every one has an ocean view. The pool was amazing, and the location allows you to explore all the Keys with ease.

19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED

Havana Cabana, Key West has a fun Cuban vibe and the largest pool in the area - it is so amazing. You're not in the middle of the Downtown area, but we found that appealing (you're close!)

19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED

Henderson Park Inn, Destin offers a little bit of luxury in this fast-paced beach town. Great restaurants, super amenities...you don't actually even have to leave the resort!

BEST ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS IN FLORIDA

19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED
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SANDESTIN GOLF AND BEACH RESORT AND GOLF CLUB

This jaw-dropping golf resort sits on 2,400 acres, with more than 30 different neighborhoods located on both sides of US 98. Whatever type of accommodations you want, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has them: condominiums, villas, town homes, or hotel.

All have a pool accessible, and everything is connected by bike and walking paths, in addition to a resort wide tram system that is used by all Sandestin guests no matter where they stay. No bikes? No worries!

Bike rental, fitness center access, tennis court time, resort transportation, and water sport rentals like kayaks and boogie boards are all included in your resort fee, so your kid's ever-changing requests will not cost you an arm and a leg.

What about the adults? With 30+ awards given to their four golf course options, you know it's going to be great. That’s what has attracted high-profile events and competitions including the Champions Tour, NCAA National Championships.

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THE BREAKERS PALM BEACH

Florida's legendary Henry M. Flagler founded this resort in 1896, an entrepreneur and industrialist that specialized in luxury!  The Breakers is modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome, with cozy rooms and suites steeped in fine details.

Soak up the sun on the private beach, or take a dip in one of four pools at The Beach Club. Dine by the massive main pool or bring the kids to the zero-entry swimming pool for splash time. There is also an adults-only infinity pool for your alone time, and a fourth option for the guests of the private bungalows.

Kids Camp offers activities including scavenger hunts, nature excursions, and more. Take advantage in the day (9am - 3pm) or evening (5:30pm - 9:30pm) for a little date night freedom.

For families spending time together, try the family fitness class, the arcade and video game lounge, basketball court, family golf clinics, or bike rentals. You can also take on kayaking, scuba or snorkeling together. And we love The Italian Restaurant, a cozy dining option within the Family Entertainment Center where you can dine while your kids explore the play area.

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CLUB MED, SANDPIPER BAY

Sandpiper Bay Resort is located on the banks of the Saint Lucie River near one of our favorite spots in Florida, Martin County.  No familiar with Club Med? It's only one of THE most kid-friendly all inclusive experiences in the world.

Leave the kids to enjoy the teen or kids programs, with their own splash-pad play area, while you take on the adult pool, spa or golf. Or take on paddleboarding, swimming, beaching, sailing clinics at the tennis courts, and more. And get this...trapeze school!

Inside Tip: If you are not looking for all inclusive, but you want to be in this area then I highly recommend Old Colorado Inn.

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19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED
Elliot loved "snorkeling" in the Isla Bella pool

ISLA BELLA BEACH RESORT

Of the two-to-three -dozen Florida resorts we have enjoyed, Isla Bella is my favorite. It is bright and airy, grand and glorious -- all without being pretentious or sacrificing the cozy, welcome feeling.

From the moment you drive through the gates in Marathon, past the palm tree oasis, you know you are somewhere special. Every room faces the mile of waterfront property, with 1 and 2 bedroom guest rooms, to much larger suites.

If you can draw yourself from the impeccable view on the balcony, then head to one of five different pools dotted over the property. We adored the main pool, with a restaurant on deck for drinks, snacks, and delicious ice cream.

Other drink and dining options include Il Postino, with hand-made pizza from a traditional wood-fired oven, fresh pastas, and coastal cuisine, the Beach Bar (with an amazing Frosé) or the Marketplace Cafe for coffee and bites.

The Marketplace is also where you can learn about the resort activities like biking, kayaking, bocce, dive-in movies and more, all of which are included with your resort fee.

Read More: 5 Reasons to Make the Gorgeous Isla Bella Beach Resort your Vacay Home Base in the Florida Keys [Video]

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HAVANA CABANA KEY WEST

Havana Cabana is a fun way to experience Key West! Let's start with the coolest feature of this boutique escape -- Key West's largest pool! It's a much-welcome oasis with palm trees, cozy nooks, oversized games, a a tiki bar with daily specials.

I enjoyed all the nostalgic touches and nods to Cuba...the bicycle or vintage Vesp rentals are awesome! Rooms are spacious, with views of the Gulf that offer the perfect breeze at night.

Midday, grab a mojito and let the kids snack on free appys like churros or cookies, while they splash in the pool. It's easy to get to Duvall Street from here, and going back-and-forth to appease the kiddos was no bother.

Read More: Havana Cabana Key West: 5 Special Reasons You Should Stay Here [Video]

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HAWKS CAY RESORT

When it comes to the Florida Keys, not all islands are created equal. Some, like Siesta Key, get a lot of attention while others like Duck Key–not so much. Yet Hawks Cay Resort resides on Duck Key, a lesser known though no less beautiful key, amongst the bliss of island life. Dolphin pods frequent the area, which means frequent sightings for Hawks Cay guests. 

Fishing and diving are both frequented activities for visitors to Duck Key. With the shimmering, brilliantly colored ocean here it’s no wonder why! For those less sport inclined, plenty of already-caught fresh seafood awaits to tantalize your palate. Whereas beach bums can laze the days away on the soft sand beaches. 

Hawks Cay offers traditional hotel rooms as well as expansive suites and even private rental villas. With a variety of accommodations, the resort can accommodate a swath of groups from honeymooners (there is an adults only pool here) to family reunions. Whatever size crash pad you choose you will be surrounded by the relaxing island theming. Five pools, the saltwater lagoon as well as the Hawks Cay spa await you weary travelers. Stay awhile.

Read More: HAWKS CAY: A TRULY AMAZING RESORT TO STAY AT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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THE MOORINGS VILLAGE

Those who wish to step into a more natural resort environment, The Moorings Village is a testament to how tourism and eco-consciousness can coexist. Set against the beaches of Islamorada, this Florida Keys resort has embraced a more natural appearance. Moorings Village philosophy is as follows: “Preserving the original elements of The Florida Keys way of life, The Moorings Village allows visitors to experience what years of storms and development have erased over time.”

Moorings is individually focused as well. Travelers should feel empowered to connect with the staff for things like recommendations to special extras like wine in the room to enhance their vacation experiences. The cottages at Moorings Village will have you relaxing in your own private oasis. 

Islamorada is an incredible location to relax, though it is also one of the foremost saltwater fly fishing locations in the world as well. Per the Florida Keys tourism team, this spot has an incredible array of biodiversity. That means fishers can go offshore and catch a sailfish or find some bonefish and redfish in the shallows elsewhere in one afternoon. For non-fishers, relaxation is the name of the game at Islamorada. 

OCEANS EDGE KEY WEST

Oceans Edge is one of the newest resorts in the area, and brought to you by the same group as Isla Bella (above) so of course we are raving about it. All of the rooms come with ocean views and access to six pools, plus a bar & grill with lovely seating.

Resort fees include paddleboards, kayaks, bikes and more, or take the free shuttle to Downtown Key West every hour. This is the ideal spot for those wanting to leverage the full-service marina as they explore Key West.

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19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED
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EMBASSY SUITES, ST AUGUSTINE

We give this Embassy Suites two thumbs up for outstanding ocean views. It sits beside St Augustine's Anastasia State Park, so the beach feels private and secluded, which we love. You can see the beach from select rooms and from the outdoor pool/outdoor bar.

Just recently opened, everything is fresh and new...there is a great restaurant...and plenty of space for kids. Heck, they even offer surf lessons! You'll also find plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas, and a short walk to the fishing pier.

Read more: 33 SENSATIONAL THINGS TO DO IN ST AUGUSTINE FOR ALL TRAVEL TYPES

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SUNSET KEY COTTAGES

If you are looking for a family escape on a private island, ready to bask in luxury and soak up the sun, then make your reservation at Sunset Key Cottages. Pick from 1 bedrooms to large, 4-bedroom houses with private pools. They feature full kitchens, or you can dine at the island's award-winning restaurant.

Sure, you could sit at the pool...but why would you do that when the beaches white sands are calling? Complimentary towels, chairs and large tiki hut umbrellas are also provided.

Top notch scuba diving opportunities abound in Key West, so don't miss that opportunity when you are visiting.

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FOUR SEASONS FORT LAUDERDALE 

Under the aesthetic of an oceanfront yacht club, the Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale is a Floridian spa experience. The theming of this locale suits the area since Fort Lauderdale has long been lauded as a yachting paradise both nationally as well as internationally. Just steps away from the city’s boutiques and restaurants, the Four Seasons is a prime location for wanderers and beach bums alike.

Spa treatments here are inspired by the nearby beaches. These relaxing, water-themed experiences include the spa’s beloved Ebb and Flow Massage which utilizes Swedish massage techniques with the vibrational healing power of Himalayan singing bowls. Here you can also enjoy the hotel’s salt-wall saunas and steam rooms before rejoining the world in peace.

When your zen sets in, step into the hotel’s Evelyn’s where you can indulge in Mediterranean inspired cuisine all while enjoying the serenity of the ocean views. Or keep things casual with some poolside snacks or drink service. Either of the Four Seasons pools will keep you serene after a long day at the spa.

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FORT LAUDERDALE MARRIOTT HARBOR BEACH RESORT

Another Marriott spot with private beach access is the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. This resort might be more suited to families than couples without skimping on the offerings for either. Many of the guest rooms include balconies where families, friends or couples alike can enjoy time outside together away from the bustle of the resort. Not to mention that the resort is less than 15 minutes from the airport which is a huge timesaver bonus.

Cabanas near the pool ensures that those who want to stay in the pool all day are free to do so, even if the other members of the group would rather lounge. That Florida sun isn’t for everyone. Still, don’t forget that SPF!

According to Marriott, the resort is also near to Las Olas Boulevard (a.k.a. Style Mile). This scenic stretch of shops is not just pretty as a picture. You’ll find unique artists, boutiques and other stores here–not to mention the world’s largest discount and entertainment mall Sawgrass Mills which is a stone’s throw away as well. When your day is done, enjoy a delicious meal at the resort. They even offer a Barefoot Dining option where guests can enjoy four courses from the serenity of the beach.

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HUTCHINSON SHORES RESORT & SPA

Hutchinson Island is not a place where hotels crop up like perennials. Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa was the first new resort in nearly twenty years to call the island home. Off of Jensen Beach, this quintessential Floridian resort has just shy of 200 rooms themed to oceanside perfection.

Not only are you beachside at Hutchinson Shores, you have two pools and a spa to enjoy on property in addition to the rest of the dining offers. Per the resort website, the island is a gorgeous escape anytime of year with a mid-seventies temperature. Plus, with the resort’s Opal Paws program, your pups (up to 30 pounds) are welcome to join you on holiday! Hutchinson Shores will even pamper your pup with a goodie bag upon check-in so not even the furriest member of your family feels forgotten. Your pups can’t wait to get their toes in the sand either!

The nearby town of Stuart was once named the Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living, you’ll just have to sea for yourself! Stuart’s historic streets are home to dozens of eateries, galleries and shops to peruse, not to mention the scenic views off of the Riverwalk.

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19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED
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HILTON SANDESTIN BEACH & GOLF RESORT

Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort is Destin's largest full-service resort located directly on the beach, so you can travel between your room and the sand within minutes. The resort offers day and night time kids’ programs, child care services, variety of kid-friendly restaurants with great kids’ menus, and Family Parlor Suites that come with bunk beds in a little private alcove. It truly is one of the best family beach resorts in Florida!

There are indoor and outdoor pools, poolside cabanas, beach volleyball,  bike riding, golf, and tennis - whew! And just a bit down the road is Big Kahuna's Water Park. It features more than 40 water attractions – water slides, pools, waterfalls, a lazy river and a wave pool.

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CASA DEL MAR BEACH RESORT

Per Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, Ormond Beach in Florida was the vacation hotspot for old money families like the Vanderbilts or Rockefellers. Though you probably won’t encounter Mr. Astor here, the area has not lost any of the beauty that once drew the creme de la creme of American society. This warmly colored resort is just steps from the beach with studios to villas to create the perfect vacation atmosphere. 

Owned by Bluegreen Vacations, Casa Del Mar (house of the sea) is an apt name for a resort perched against the sea. Not too far from some family favorites like Daytona International Speedway or the Sunglow Fishing Pier, families are right at home here. There may not be as many frills at Casa Del Mar as there are in other resorts on this list, but who can complain when the beach is your neighbor?

The resort has an outdoor pool and hot tub as well as a snack and full-service bar for guests to enjoy. Some of the rooms have balconies or access to kitchens, yet everyone can hop right across the street for a game of mini golf. Is anyone up for a post-dinner round at Pirate’s Cove?

SANDPEARL RESORT CLEARWATER BEACH

Sandpearl Resort is a Clearwater Beach favorite for families; pick from guest rooms or larger suites. As for family fun, you will find beach chairs and cabana rentals, hammocks, wave runners and volleyball right on the beach, as well as food service. One of our favorite perks? Family s’mores nights at the fire pit on the beach, and sand sculpture lessons during the warm months.

Poolside fun includes luxury cabana rentals, a zero-entry section for kids, and dive-in movies and Mermaid Tales seasonally. Finally, Kids Club, open seasonally for kids 5-10 yo offers 4-hour sessions of fun so you can escape to the spa.

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SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT

Captiva Island and its nearby sister island Sanibel are pure Floridian paradise. This serene island has been a tourist favorite forever for good reason–gemstone blue waters met with the charm of small town living. South Seas Island Resort has long been part of that equation on Captiva. Once named a Top 10 Beach Resort for Families by Parents Magazine, the resort is where relaxation and recreation inevitably collide.

Plenty of accommodation options exist at South Seas for visitor groups of all sizes. From one to three bedroom condos or cottages, to private homes or a more traditional hotel room route at Harbourside, the possibilities are many. Plus with the resort's Gourmet Grocery Delivery Service, you can make meals in your private quarters in addition to enjoying the on-property dining options.

Because the resort caters to families of all ages and sizes, there are plentiful activities on property to keep everyone happy. Sanibel Sea School introduces kiddos to the marvels of nature while tours of the wildlife sanctuaries help everyone have a deeper appreciation for conservation. There are waterslides, pools and even pirate-y adventures too to keep things light. Don’t forget not to touch the manatees (although they are very friendly by nature) as they get themselves hurt by trying to hangout with the humans.

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HENDERSON PARK INN

Found beside Henderson Beach State Park, Henderson Park Inn is an adults-only hotel in Destin, Florida. This boutique style treasure is a beloved escape for couples or anyone hoping to soak up some carefree beach days sans kiddos. From the simplicity of a traditional room to sprawling suites with sitting areas and verandas, there are options for different kinds of travelers. 

Henderson Park’s complimentary beach service options means you don’t have to wander from your sandy haven to order more drinks. Pull up a chair (or two) and take in the glistening ocean views. If you’re feeling sporty, head over to the beach recreation areas to play horseshoes, cornhole or other games. Maybe you’ll make some new vacation friends!

When the day is done, Henderson Park even has a firepit area where you can still enjoy the ocean breeze long after the sun goes down. No one said adults-only resorts can’t have s’mores to end the day. You’re never too old for s’mores!

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RITZ CARLTON, NAPLES

Ritz Carlton, Naples is a five-star Forbes resort with two PGA-level golf courses snuggled up to a white sand beach. What could be more enchanting? For the kiddos you’ve got waterslides, lazy river, pools and nature courses to encourage eco learning. All from the comfort of a resort in its own renaissance.

Easy access to all that Naples has to offer makes this resort even more enticing. Nearby is the Naples Botanical Garden as well as Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary as well as the dozens of shops and restaurants to explore. Children from 1-14 might enjoy some hands-on learning at C’mon-Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples or the grown-ups might take in a show at Artis-Naples. But you don’t even have to leave the resort property to find unique family activities. Nature’s Wonders (an eco-sanctuary) and the resort’s butterfly garden both await to enchant guests of all ages. 

Hotel guests are also welcome to pamper themselves at the Naples Spa with holistic offerings of both land and sea. According to the resort, the treatments use “local herbs and botanicals” even down to Gulf sea stones. Spa guests have access to a private mineral pool, steam room, sauna and aqua lounges as well to enhance their relaxing experience.

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BEST LUXURY FAMILY RESORTS IN FLORIDA

19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED
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ACQUALINA RESORT & SPA

Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, FL is just outside Miami and holds the title of Best Resort in the Continental US, among others.

Children 5-12 yo have free access to marine biology-inspired activities, and everyone can enjoy the oceanfront soccer field, basketball net, foosball, and chess. You can even rent Strider Bikes for the littles!

The Beach Club Pool is ideal for families, and the The Recreational Pool is always filled the activities lead by the staff...or escape to the adult pool for some R&R. On the beach, enjoy loungers, umbrellas, hammocks, and a beach butler for libations.

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THE RITZ CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND

We love RC for families, and especially love the details at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Select from guest rooms, Club rooms or suites, with amenities including 1.5 miles of beachfront, PGA Championship golf, restaurants, a spa, multiple pools, and more.

Your resort fee includes a beach umbrella, boogie board usage, a fitness class per day, bike rentals, spa access, tennis court usage, practice facility access to the golf course, and more.

The kids will really love a Pirate's Tuck In or a Pirate Indoor Campout, with a pirate-themed tent (complete with porthole window,) a book, treasure chest, and more - perfect for celebrating the history of Amelia Island. Enjoy time in the game room facility, take comfort in kid's meal plans, or check out the Kids Night Out and Ritz Kids activities!

Read More: 29+ THINGS TO DO IN AMELIA ISLAND THAT THE LOCALS WANT KEPT SECRET

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LOEWS MIAMI BEACH

South Beach with kids? Loews Miami Beach is where to stay! First, let's point out that Georgia and Florida residents get to experience the newly renovated rooms, new restaurants and new pool deck with daily breakfast for two, free valet parking and free wi-fi! Be sure to ask for the Resident Package.

For kids there is the SOBE Club, with half and full-day programs for kids 4-12 yo, plus evening programs on the weekends. There is a rec room with video and arcade games for kids, a zero-entry pool with pop up fountains, and a shaded sandpit area for no-fuss play.

There are even kiddo spa packages available! And don't miss Family Cocktail Hour Friday - Sunday, with special cocktail and mocktail concoctions everyone will love.

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PLAYA LARGO RESORT & SPA

Named the best resort in Key Largo by Conde Nast, Playa Largo Resort & Spa is a spot so gorgeous, you’re bound to forget its owned by a big hotel corporation. As part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Playa Largo Resort has the perks that Marriott loyal visitors want with the amenities luxury seekers crave. 

Whether you want to stay in a luxury room, a bungalow or even a beach house, this resort has got you covered. No matter where you lay your head, here you are just a skip away from the gorgeous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park as well as the experiences waiting for you in Key Largo. The on-site Ocean Spa will have you rejuvenated for a day of adventure or unwinding on the beach. (That beach is private, by the way. So all the more room for decompressing.)

Each of the four on-site restaurants also offer something vastly different. From traditional steakhouse eats at Sol by the Sea to sushi at Las Olas, you can indulge your foodie heart. Meanwhile, the resort also features water sports from the comfort of its property as well. Snorkel through the nearby coral reef or scuba dive to further depths to see what’s going on under the sea at Key Largo.

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BEST DISNEY RESORTS

19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED
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FOUR SEASONS ORLANDO

If you're looking for luxury at Walt Disney World, then Four Seasons Orlando is your answer. Your oasis feels more like home than hotel, dotted with gardens, pools, and more.

As an WDW hotel, you gain extra Magic Hours. When you're not at the parks, splash around with the kids at Explorer Island. They will love the water slides, spray ground, pools and lazy river with waterfall.

Kids 4-12 yo can play at the complementary camp, with supervised swimming, indoor sports, video games and crafts. There is also a Saturday evening service available for a small fee.

Read More: 35 FUN & FREE THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO YOU’LL LOVE | 42 THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO WITH KIDS (BESIDES THE THEME PARKS)

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ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE

Animal Kingdom Lodge is another luxurious WDW hotel, with all the on-site perks and amenities. We love this park because of the 30 different wildlife species on site. Be sure to book the Wanyama Safari and Dinner for up-close animal encounters you won't find anywhere else outside of Africa!

There are two pools - one at 11,000 sq ft, letting you face the Uzima Savanna as you soar down the water slide. The second pool is a little smaller, but the water slide is 2x the length! There is a zero-entry section and nearby playground the kids will adore.

Read More: BEST WATER PARKS IN ORLANDO [+ AMAZING HOTEL POOLS!]

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UNEXPECTED FUN

19 BEST RESORTS IN FLORIDA: SERENE ESCAPES THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED

WESTGATE RIVER RANCH

The award-winning Westgate River Ranch sits on 1,700 acres of land surrounded by 400,000 acres of protected wetlands in Central Florida…with dozens of opportunities for families to unplug and reconnect. You can pick a Lodge Guestroom or Suite (even a Deluxe Suite!) or indulge the family in a Cottage, Cabin or Rail Car with bunk beds the kids will enjoy…but for us, there was no choice except a glamping tent.

Cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, warm meat pies and coffee are delivered to your tent each morning. Be sure to rent a golf cart to make your way around the property, which includes a rodeo, adventure park, swimming pool and more. You'll also want to reserve an air-boat ride or a horseback riding adventure.

Read More: WESTGATE RIVER RANCH RESORT: 17 TIPS & TRICKS FOR A GREAT GLAMPING GETAWAY

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LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is the ultimate vacation destination for families with kids, located just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa. The resort includes an interactive, 150-acre theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, including The LEGO® Movie™ World plus LEGOLAND Water Park and two uniquely themed accommodations: the LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.

Additionally, you can vacation like a pirate at the resorts newest hotel, LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel at the only Central Florida vacation built for kids. We took this kids to the new pirate hotel and had a blast; click to see more about that!

The Legoland Hotel is only steps from the Legoland Theme Park, but that's just the beginning. There are themed, bunk rooms for the kids, early park entrance, and zero-entry pool with lifeguards!

Legoland Florida Hotel is the only Orlando resort that includes breakfast. You’ll dine on pancakes, French toast, custom ordered omelets, lox and bagels, and oh-so-much-more at a breakfast feast fit for a king (or queen!)

Each kiddo staying at the hotel can take a FREE Master Builder class. It is only for the kids at the hotel, so it isn’t crowded; it’s very personable.

Details: The BEST rate on LEGOLAND Hotel is via Undercover Tourist | They also have good rates on LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

In our opinion, the best way to save money on LEGOLAND tickets is to purchase them via Undercover Tourist. See for yourself by clicking here.

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