Enjoy a Teen’s Paradise at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
My recent trip to Universal Orlando Resort was full of riding roller coasters, character meet-and-greets, eating ice cream, and nonstop adventures. But after the miles of walking and navigating the theme parks, one of the best things about my visit was coming back to my on-site hotel.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is Universal Orlando’s newest on-site hotel and is Caribbean-inspired. I have a great love for island living, so I was taken to paradise as soon as I stepped through the door of my room.
Every time I visit Universal Orlando, I like to spend a day at the theme parks and then spend the next day recharging at the hotel. At Sapphire Falls, there isn’t a shortage of activities, and you can easily spend an entire day at the hotel, because of all the amenities available.
The best place to cool off from the Florida heat is the pool. It’s a gorgeous 16,000 square foot pool, complete with a water slide, sand area and private cabanas (for an additional charge).
Depending on the day’s activity schedule, you may even catch a ping-pong tournament or a nighttime movie showing. There is always something going on, so be sure to check with the concierge during your visit.
Plus, if you get hungry, you can head to Drhum Club Kantine, the hotel’s poolside bar. It’s the perfect place to stop for a drink or snack while getting your tan on!
In addition to Drhum Club Kantine, the hotel has several dining options. New Dutch Trading Co. is a quick-service café, whereas Amatista Cookhouse is a sit-down restaurant with an extensive menu. Room service is also available 24 hours in case you’re craving something at 3AM.
I had the opportunity to dine at Amatista Cookhouse, and my entire experience was mouthwatering good. We were seated quickly and received a friendly greeting from our server who told us more about their Caribbean cuisine.
Although everything on the menu was tempting, I opted for a margherita pizza (and french fries!), which tasted absolutely delicious. The pizza was so good that I wanted a photo shoot with it.
I finished the meal with a slice of chocolate cake for dessert (if chocolate cake is on the menu, it’s not often I can resist). #Sorrynotsorry
Although I spent most of my “hotel days” swimming and tanning in the pool area, if you would rather spend the afternoon in air-conditioning, the Calypso Game Room is the best place to be!
Despite the fact that I’m a teenager, I’m still pretty obsessed with arcades. What’s better than beating a high score? (Hypothetical question, but the answer might be “winning at the claw machine”. That was pretty awesome).
You can even fit in a workout if you don’t want your exercise routine to take a vacation. Kalina Health and Fitness Center is the full-service gym at Sapphire Falls. Plus, there are various walking and jogging paths that wind around the hotel. Whether you’re using the cardio machines in the gym or going on a run around the resort, you’ll be able to get your sweat on.
As a teenager—and a blogger—Internet access is something pretty important to me. While I know the purpose of vacationing is to unplug and relax, sometimes it’s nice to update Facebook with a status or two.
The internet was super fast and reliable, and it’s complimentary for up to four devices per room. I had so much fun playing with the geotag filters on Snapchat, and the speedy wifi made every upload effortless.
Another benefit of staying at an on-site hotel is Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Being able to visit one hour before the theme park opens to the public is immensely helpful and will maximize your experience at Hogwarts!
You have the choice between a shuttle bus or a water taxi. While both are efficient, I recommend the water taxi (or as I like to call it: the mini cruise). It’s an enchanting ride, especially at night!
My stay at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The tropical atmosphere, endless activities, and savory meals were pure bliss. Are you planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort soon? Think about booking at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.