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The Best Family Photo Op Spots at Villas


  1. Resort Backdrops
  2. Golf Course Backdrops


Every picture tells a story. For parents, that story is a moment in time that often passes far too quickly. Birthdays, holidays, family vacations, and more eventually fade into memory. When even the memories grow fuzzy, all that’s left is the photos. 

Though you can’t keep your kids from growing, you can memorialize the moments when they were still small. That’s why the best family resorts in Florida are not only those with pools and kids programming. They’re those with backdrops aplenty primed for a precious family photo at any moment. Discover a few of our favorite family photo op spots, all within the expansive landscape at Villas of Grand Cypress.

Resort Backdrops

The endless views at Villas of Grand Cypress make for family photo ops at every turn. The resort’s many picture-perfect moments traverse lakes, fairways, pools, 18 holes of championship golf and more, each backdrop more inspiring than the last. Discover every scenic corner of the resort where you can preserve your family vacation memories in photographic form.

family in the pool

Villa Pool

Kids will love splashing around in the pristine Villa Pool. Parents won’t be able to resist snapping photos of them at play. Beyond candids, this spacious pool is also a model background for more posed moments, beginning with the gentle waterfall trickling in the background. 

Villa Patio

Villa Patios

Every villa enjoys a slightly different vantage point over the resort grounds, but each view is nonetheless photo worthy. Kick back on the patio phone in-hand as you watch picture-perfect moments unfold from sun-up to sun-down.

St Andrews Lower Terrace

St. Andrews Lower Terrace

This elegant terrace doubles as a much-sought after wedding ceremony location. Couples do tie the knot here, but if it’s wedding free during your stay this is one place you’ll really want your kids to say “Cheese.”

kids biking on clubhouse drive

Clubhouse Drive

Trust us, you’ll want your kids to pose for this one. Clubhouse Drive is the road leading into Villas of Grand Cypress. Lined with lush green trees, Clubhouse Drive is what family picture dreams are made of.

Golf Course Backdrops

Next to being a family resort, Villas of Grand Cypress is known as a premier golf club. Though the resort is much sought after for its Jack Nicklaus-designed holes, the course doubles as a scenic backdrop for any photo. Explore the following viewpoints for the best vantage point over the lush fairways.

island hole 5

Island Hole East 5

Pristine water surrounds this lush green, situated on its own island. Snap a shot with the best of the waterways and rolling greens from this signature Grand Cypress location.

golf course clubhouse

Resort Clubhouse

Step out onto the Clubhouse patio for one of the resort’s most uninterrupted golf course views. Line your kids up at the edge of the terrace to capture them before a background of green.

academy par 5

Academy Par 5

Doubling as a wedding ceremony venue, Academy Par 5 offers the best of both water and land. Here, your kids can stand right at the edge of a lake for a picture-perfect vacation moment.

The best family resorts in Florida have not only exciting amenities and activities. They also have ample room to create memories you’ll be able to look back on once vacations are fewer and farther between. At Villas of Grand Cypress, you’ll be able to snap photos and spend time with your kids in equal measure. 

Did we miss your favorite photo op spot? Let us know by snapping a photo and tagging us on Instagram at @thevillasofgrandcypress.