Couples Find Romance & Luxury Accommodations at Disney’s Hotels
Disney’s deluxe resorts are ideal for guests taking a romantic Walt Disney World vacation for a wedding or honeymoon, special anniversary, or couples getaway.
Walt Disney World (WDW) isn’t only for children and families, as Disney’s status as a popular honeymoon destination suggests. In its over 40 square miles, WDW offers many beautiful vistas, fine dining, and special romantic activities. For guests who want to enjoy a romantic Walt Disney World vacation with all the amenities associated with a resort vacation, there are several deluxe accommodations. Couples can choose the one that best suits their interests.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Deluxe Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
Disney’s deluxe rooms are larger, better appointed, and more extensively themed than WDW’s value and moderate resorts. Décor tends to be understated and elegant, and are supplied with plush towels and linens. A greater number of rooms feature balconies or stunning views.
Amenities are also of higher quality. Deluxe resorts offer fine dining opportunities, sophisticated pools and beaches, closer proximity to the parks, and more resort activities. Some offer concierge floors. Extensive child-care centers, programs, and activities make deluxe resorts a good choice for couples who want to add romance to their family vacation.
For all these advantages, staying at a Deluxe resort has two main disadvantages. The first is staying in the Disney atmosphere. Staying on-site may appeal to guests who want an immersive WDW experience, but others may find constant exposure to “Disney magic” exhausting.
The second – and more substantial – disadvantage to Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts is cost. Deluxe rooms are expensive, starting in the mid-$200s a night in the off-season and ranging upwards over $1000 a night for larger villas. Non-Disney resort rooms of comparable size and quality can cost far less. Those resorts, though, tend to lack the convenient location and theming associated with a WDW vacation.
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for Luxury Lovers & Foodies
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the choice for couples seeking a Victorian seaside resort, from white-frame structures to immaculately kept white-sand beaches. Luxury lovers may enjoy the salon and spa services. Foodies can enjoy light fare and scenic views at the Grand Floridian Café; linger over afternoon tea in the Garden View Lounge; or savor Grand Floridian’s signature dining: Victoria & Albert’s, Citricos, and Narcoosee’s.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort, A Tropical Retreat
The Polynesian combines a South Pacific theme, filled with lush grounds and idyllic white-sand beaches, with an intimacy particularly perfect for honeymoons. Hand-holding couples will appreciate the strolling paths, the beaches, and wide hammocks. Spectacular views of Seven Seas lagoon, especially during Magic Kingdom’s fireworks, add to the resort’s atmosphere. And those guests who want to spend some time in the theme parks will appreciate the Polynesian’s leisurely proximity to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas Designed for Nature Lovers
Wilderness Lodge’s nostalgic design revisits the national-park lodges, combining a rustic sensibility with luxury touches. The resort’s American West theme includes exposed timbers, fireplaces, an evergreen landscape, and a pool designed to look like a waterfall and mountain stream. Wilderness Lodge’s Bay Lake views, quiet alcoves, Hidden Springs pool and whirlpool, and Artist Point restaurant (with its Pacific Northwest wine list) all provide a respite from the energetic Disney vibe.
Yacht and Beach Club for Enjoying the Disney Nightlife
The Yacht and Beach Club’s New-England seaside themes are evident in the sister resorts’ pastel colors and whitewashed wood, gazebos, pools, and stretches of beach. This restful environment complements its ideal location, which is within walking distance of Epcot and the BoardWalk. The resorts might especially appeal to couples whose plans include dining at Epcot’s World Showcase, late nights at the BoardWalk’s clubs, and relaxing afternoons poolside.
For Wildlife Lovers, Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas is an Exotic Treat
Inspired by African architecture, the open public areas of Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas are striking. Many resort areas, and about half the rooms, offer balconies with views of a wildlife savanna with hundreds of free-roaming animals and birds. This landscape, when combined with a relatively remote, private WDW location and its signature restaurant Jiko, makes the resort a delight for couples and animal lovers.
For guests who want to make romance central to their vacation, one of the first things to consider is where to stay. Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas offer all the amenities of a Walt Disney World resort trip, plus the benefits that befit the deluxe name. Guests who splurge a little on romantic getaways will find these Disney hotels make their couples’ trip even more memorable.