As your children prepare to return to school in the coming weeks, what better way to round out an already amazing summer by taking them on a Florida vacation? With world-class beaches and top-notch theme parks, Florida is the perfect setting to make some lasting memories this summer. Historic sites, such as the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, are just a short drive from the center of family fun and adventure, Orlando. From the white sand beaches of the panhandle to the crystal clear water of the Keys, Florida has destinations that appeal to everyone in your family. Amazing weather conditions year-round combined with an abundance of affordable accommodations make Florida one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. The most affordable way to experience all that Florida has to offer is through staying at an all-inclusive resort. Here are my top three all-time favorite all inclusive resorts in Florida.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay
The Club Med Sandpiper Bay resort, located in the sunny south Florida city of Port St. Lucie, is the perfect getaway for the tennis or golf enthusiast. This luxury resort offers a variety of professional programs aimed at improving your game through instruction with top quality coaching staff. Nestled along the beautiful landscape of the St. Lucie River, it is an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Additionally, this family-friendly destination is ideal for children of all ages and provides daycare for children 4 months and up for a nominal fee. Sandpiper Bay’s large selection of rooms and suites will allow you to cater to your personal needs and preferences. Also, the gourmet dining experience and premium beverage service will have you relaxing in elegance. For a once in a lifetime experience, be sure to take an excursion along the St. Lucie River and experience the natural beauty of the Florida mangroves. Take plenty of pictures because your children will be talking about this trip for months to come.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
No one in the world does family entertainment with as much class, sophistication, and top quality service as Disney. The Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is the perfect stay for your family’s Disney adventure. Nestled in the luxurious ambience of the old south, this resort provides a much-needed break from the non-stop stimulation of the local theme parks and attractions. With cobblestone pathways complete with horse-draw carriage rides, you will be instantly transported back in time to the majesty of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Be sure to polish off your perfect day here with some authentic beignets and barbeque and then head to the Mardi Gras themed pool to unwind and enjoy some quality time with your family. After recharging your batteries, take the complimentary water taxi back into the heart of Disney World and let the adventure begin!
The Nickelodeon Studios resort, Orlando, will speak to your inner child. Set on 24 beautiful acres in a tropical oasis, this family friendly resort destination is just minutes from the major Orlando attractions and theme parks. The Nick-themed kids suites complete with Nick colors and character designs will immerse your children in the perfect summer getaway. The two waterparks complete with slides, water buckets, a playground and, of course, large pools provide the perfect day spent relaxing or the much-need post theme park wind down. Be sure to catch the sliming around the pool as well as the nighttime game shows where you and your family could be chosen to participate in a live game show event.