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Why Villas of Grand Cypress Makes the Ideal Orlando Family Vacation


What do you do when you’ve already said “yes” to the Orlando family vacation of your dreams? When you already have your heart set on a day with the family at Universal Studios, a romp around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or even a few peaceful and uninterrupted days with your family in a place that feels the way your home might if you enjoyed ideal weather year-round? 

You begin planning, carefully and thoughtfully, so that dream becomes a reality woven with a little of everything on your list. It’s an Orlando escape with enough adventure to keep things interesting, yet all the downtime you’ll need to feel relaxed and reinvigorated upon your bittersweet return home. Here are five reasons why that getaway begins at one of the best Orlando family resorts: Villas of Grand Cypress. 

Villa balcony overlooking golf course

There’s Plenty to Do 

Dynamic greenery is the name of the game at Villas of Grand Cypress, inviting you to enjoy all the activities throughout our resort. Take a swing at our 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf, bike ride beneath our vibrant canopy of trees, walk, jog, fish, or even play poolside foosball, ping pong, and cornhole. 

Though our resort is surrounded by Walt Disney World Resort’s various parks, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly activities within or near our resort. Should you choose to venture out, keep it simple with a quick shuttle ride to nearby attractions like a half-acre pool with 12 water slides and a sundeck, a rock climbing wall, and more. Get some much-needed facetime with family by spending more time in our resort and less time on the go. That’s the benefit of choosing accommodations that also offer all the activities it wouldn’t be a vacation without. 

family meeting Mickey Mouse

It’s Well-Connected

For how removed our resort feels, you’ll be surprised by the sheer number of parks and attractions within minutes of our front door. Take a look at a map of Orlando, and you’ll see amidst the many Walt Disney World Resort parks a pin for our hotel. Just over ten minutes from our hotel, you’ll find the Disney Transportation and Ticketing Center, the gateway to endless adventures at Magic Kingdom and beyond. Epcot, the Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark, Disney Springs, and more are all nearby. And because we’re a Disney Gateway hotel, you’ll have exclusive access to advanced purchase tickets, Fastpasses, and complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World. 

And if you’d rather opt out of the more common attractions? A quick drive will bring you to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports to the south, or SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, and Discovery Cove to the north.

living room

You’ll Encounter the Comforts of Home

A good night’s sleep is an often-overlooked part of an Orlando family resort experience. It can be hard to rest easy without the familiar sights and sounds of home--not to mention sleeping in close quarters with family members you usually keep at a distance. Villas of Grand Cypress is different. The idyll of our resort surroundings extends to our luxurious accommodations so that every member of the family feels welcomed and at-ease. 

With up to 2,800 square feet of living space including full kitchens, living, and dining areas, our suites and villas make it easy to feel at home while on-the-go. Extra space means you can live in our room as you would at home, spreading out to play games, watch movies, or enjoy a mom-cooked meal or, better yet, place an order with our 24-hour room service. 

father and daughter looking at a dolphin

There Are Always Events Nearby

At Villas of Grand Cypress, the quiet of our resort is juxtaposed by the ever-changing Orlando events scene. Here, you’ll find events of all kinds throughout the year, meaning you’ll have unique activities to try no matter what time of year you plan to visit. Think sporting exhibitions at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports or festivals ranging from flower and garden spectacles to food and wine celebrations, and you’ll have only begun to discover what Orlando has in store. Many of these events are also just a quick drive from our resort, making it easy to add something unique to your family’s vacation itinerary. 

Orlando family vacation at Villas

You’ll Walk Away With the Best Family Photos 

Our lush green landscapes have more to offer than peace of mind. From scenic fairways and golf greens to a glimmering outdoor pool, our family-friendly photo opp’s are endless. Photos make for some of the best vacation keepsakes around, so it’s worth it to stay somewhere with backdrops aplenty. 

Pose in front of the towering trees at our entrance, try out your best smiles next to one of our lagoons, or perch beside the pool for a family photo as spirited as the resort itself. Either way, you’ll walk away with memories in-hand that you can look back on in the years to come.

The best family vacations are all about balance. Too much go-go-go, and you’ll need another vacation just to recover. Too much laying low, and come the end you’ll wonder where all your vacation time flew by. That’s why it’s best to pick a destination where the two come together for a vacation worth dreaming about. Find the perfect pair in Orlando and Villas of Grand Cypress, where you really can have it all.