Located all the way down Interstate-4 at exit 58, Reunion Resort might not be the first place you think of when you start considering hotels for a staycation but this secluded destination in a remote location of Orlando’s tourist zone ought to top your list.
For starters, you'll get lost inside this private, 2,300-acre community, home to three signature golf courses, a spa, tennis courts, mammoth water park, 10 swimming pools and seven restaurants and bars.
But here's why we really love this resort for couples: the villa-style accommodations. Unlike standard hotels, Reunion Resort features multi-bedroom villas and homes ranging from 750 to 2,200 square feet. These allow you to experience all the comforts of home–the spacious living quarters, full kitchen and separate sleeping space–while enjoying a getaway from everyday life at the same time.
Of course, you can't beat Reunion's water park, where you can float down the palm tree-lined lazy river, speed down the water slide and play lawn games. Poolside food and drink service is available, including a cocktail menu filled with frozen libations perfect for a hot summer day.
For those looking for something a little quieter, the nine additional community pools offer a less busy setting, especially at night.
Rates this summer start at $166 per night. This rate is based on a one-bedroom deluxe villa and does not include taxes and resort fee. Offer valid for reservations through September 3, 2015.
You can also linger a little longer at Reunion Resort this summer with a fourth night free when you book three nights in a two or three-bedroom villa. Rates start at $214 per night.
For a full list of available packages and details, visit www.reunionresort.com/packages/.