Navigating the minefield of accommodation when planning a trip to Disney can be hard. This is especially true if you are visiting from a different country as you will have no idea of what is good or bad. Should you pay the premiums of staying in one of the park hotels or should you chance villa living and the freedom that offers?
Championsgate Villas Offer Perfection
The Championsgate villas are like a world within a world. Located right in the heart of Florida you will find this gated wonderland that offers a natural choice for families, couples and those visiting the region for the first time. Behind the gates you will find a large yet perfectly structured village, offering luxury villas, shopping, golf, water fun and more. There are regular shuttles heading into the four main Disney World parks meaning you can leave the rental parked on the private drive for most of the holiday and the airport is just 25 minutes away by car.
Nestled within the 1500 acre site, you will find almost 60 amazing villas which offer luxury living with the liberty to come and go, eat when you like and generally enjoy the opulence, as if you happened to own it – if only for your week or two stays. These high-class villas are packed with everything you could dream of, with waterside and green views, balconies, stunning bathrooms and decor finished to the highest standard. Villas come in all sizes so whether you are going as a family or sharing as part of a group you will find some fantastic villas on offer. Some feature games rooms and themed decor, and most have child-friendly features and offer things like cot and pushchair hire, which is one less thing to worry about.
This mini resort, set just a stone thrown from Disney also offers lots to see and do, should you wish to take a day off the chaos at the main resorts. There is a heated pool featuring a waterslide, a very well stocked health club, a spa offering all the most self-indulgent treatments and a fantastic 850-foot river. The river winds its way through the palms and has plenty to see and do along the way as you pass interactive splash zones, baby rapid and plenty of sports facility provision. Of course, if you are a golfer you can sink a few holes in one of the worlds most spectacular greens.
Without having to leave the resort, you will find at the village centre all the shops and facilities you could need. A well-stocked supermarket provides all your self-catering basics, and there is plenty of choice for eating out, including Millers Ale House and Chili’s Grill and Bar. For those looking for a quick and child-friendly snack, you will find the obligatory McDonalds and Subway. There is a back, pharmacy, nail bar, dog groomer and more in this secret village hidden from the rest of the world.