This week, let’s take a tour of the the Islands of the Caribbean and the Pacific Northwest…
Caribbean Beach Resort
Kick back on the beach that encircles Barefoot Bay at the moderate property Caribbean Beach Resort. Located in the Epcot area of Walt Disney World®, it is close to the water park Typhoon Lagoon.
This is the place for both families and surprisingly, savvy honeymooners. And why not when it contains white-sand beaches at each of the 6 villages appropriately named for different islands of the Caribbean? Whether staying at Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad North or Trinidad South, you will always feel that you are on a tropical island.
You can also cool off in one of the nine swimming pools. Several have water slides and water cannons to engage the family in some quality water fun after a day at the park. Or jump in for an afternoon rest in a hammock or lounge chair.
The Caribbean Beach Resort is known to keep the kids occupied by the resort’s exciting playground equipment. There are boating and fishing opportunities on the lake, volleyball courts on the sand and bicycle rentals available.
The extensive promenade branches into several meandering paths which lead you to your room and the resort’s common areas. The paths make for a great place to take an evening stroll before bed or stay in shape by jogging on it in the mornings. The resort has a secluded picnic area on a lush island, Caribbean Cay, in the middle of the lake. It is accessed via a footbridge.
Speaking of eating, the Caribbean Beach Resort offers a variety of dining options including sit-down restaurants such as Shutter’s at Old Port Royale which serves American favorites with a Caribbean flavor.
The Old Port Royale Food Court is reminiscent of a Caribbean port town complete with cobblestone streets and bursting with color decor. A child’s palate will be more than pleased with any of the choices at the six counter-serving restaurants and you will be too.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
The Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the place to escape to the rustic great outdoors in total luxury and intimacy. It is a favorite among honeymooners, as well as, families.
This deluxe category resort is closest to the Magic Kingdom. Reach the park via a private launch on the shores of Bay Lake. The free bus service is readily available to all the attractions of Walt Disney World®.
The minute you step inside the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge Resort, it is the décor that stands out. Overflowing with hand-made wood furnishings, the walls are made completely out of logs. The Native American totem poles measuring at 82-feet from floor to ceiling certainly construct a positive focal point. You will feel as though you are transported thousands of miles from Central Florida, especially when you sink into a comfy chair in front of the roaring fireplace.
Outside, the Fire Rock Geyser is Wilderness Lodge Resort’s own version of Old Faithful, with its spiral of water jetting 120 feet into the air.
There are two impressive sit down dining restaurants as well as a take-out service stand onsite. Featuring a cuisine hailing from the Northwest U.S,. the specialty of the house at Artist Point is its Cedar Plank Salmon. Whispering Canyon offers the best of the west in barbecue. This is a family-style all-you-can-eat dining fare complete with a triangle dinner bell ringing and a hearty holler of “Come and Get It!!”
Get out for the evening, while allowing the kids to partake in a supervised dining and western-themed entertainment at their own exclusive Cub’s Den.
You can indulge in a comforting time by the resort’s two swimming pools or partake in romantic strolls along its nature trails. Keep in shape at the fully equipped health club or sit in a rocking chair that overlooks a whispering creek. Whatever you do, the Wilderness Lodge Resort will instantly transport you a million miles away leaving the world behind in their fast paced motion.
The choice remains and Liberty Travel’s experts are the ones to contact to create that magically vacation at Walt Disney World®.
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