How would you like to indulge in a bit of over-the-top luxury with your next visit to LEGOLAND Florida? If you’re planning a getaway to Florida’s newest theme park and you’re wondering where you can stay that will suit your suite lifestyle, the answer is Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
Nestled amid 1,200 acres of natural wetland, this magnificent resort is only 25 minutes from LEGOLAND Florida. And when you see all there is to do onsite, you might want to escape to here even if you never plan on visiting a theme park.
The long list of amenities include two pools, a formal pool lined with luxuriously stocked cabanas and a zero-entry pool ideal for those traveling with little ones. Thrill seekers can check out the 125’ corkscrew slide, but the most popular feature at the pool is the lazy river – the 850’ lazy river that winds through tunnels, foliage and waterfalls. Tubes are supplied so you can just float away.
Foodies will be in awe of the five different dining options, from the casual Broadway Deli to the luxurious Zen with the most beautiful of décor, serving a fusion of Pan-Asian cuisine and fresh sushi. Italian fans will flock to Trevi’s where you can pass around family size plates of Italian pastas, Caesar salad and the brick oven flat breads. Sports fans, David’s Club is for you. Its rich décor enhances the comfortably dark elegance. Sports bar, indeed, with loads of big screen TVs, but this one is so handsome with its dark woods – and the menu of hand-cut steaks will have you cheering.
For the ultimate in pampering, book a few hours at their full-service Mokara Spa. Located on the first floor, it’s private, soothing and relaxation and their menu of services includes everything from hair, nails, and make-up, to sauna, seaweed wraps and hot stone massages.
Kids are not left out of the fun; the Omni Kids Escape provides 2,000 sq ft of activities and adventure. Enroll your children ages 4-12 and plan your own escape to one of those onsite sexy restaurants.
This hotel is also known for its golf. 36 holes of Greg Norman designed golf. In fact, ChampionsGate was named as a “Top Resort Golf Course” by Golf Digest and honorably mentioned within “10 Most Distinctive Places to Play” by Golf Magazine.
The International Course is a 7,363-yard, authentic links-style course hauntingly reminiscent of the British Isles, with bagpipers playing on the 10th hole. Boasting the highest course rating in the state, at 76.3, and ranked as Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 New Upscale Courses,” the International has 18 of the most dramatic and challenging holes in Florida.
The National is a 7,128-yard, traditional American-style layout cut from 200 acres of woodlands, wetlands and orange groves. Notable holes include the 210-yard, par-3 14th, as well as holes 7 through 10, lined with lush orange groves.
After a round, head to 35,000-square-foot clubhouse, with full-service bar and restaurant. And did I mention that this is the World Headquarters for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy?
As far as accommodations go, you can choose from a comfortable hotel room to multi-bedroom units. Adjoining hotel rooms are ideal for families, check their online specials for the latest deal.
LEGOLAND isn’t the only close theme park either. This resort is six miles from Disney, 14 miles from SeaWorld and 16 miles from Universal. For reservations, call 800-THE-OMNI or log on to http://www.omniorlandoresort.com/.