If you’re looking for a unique vacation experience that puts you just minutes from Orlando attractions yet encompasses you in an amenity-filled resort, choose Star Island Resort Orlando. A Mediterranean design, along with spacious villas and a private setting create one of the best places to stay in Orlando. The prices at Star Island Resort are also appealingly affordable too.
Upon arriving at Star Island Resort Orlando you immediately know you’re in for a treat. A private, palm-tree lined drive leads you to the registration and club house building – a place you’ll want to spend a lot of time while you stay at the resort. The Club House is home to the full service Celebrity Spa, the Star Island Hair Salon, a massive and well equipped fitness center and Chillie Hillie’s gift shop and snack shop (open from 8am-9pm). Of course, the star of the club house is the pool deck which is one of the finest in Orlando. Featuring two expansive outdoor pools, indoor/outdoor whirlpools and a kids splash fountains as well as plenty of lounge space, it’s easy to soak up some Florida sun and enjoy your vacation time while staying at Star Island Resort. The poolside snack bar, which opens at 11am, was a convenient amenity that made my day at the pool even better. An upstairs bar – The Star Bar – opens at 4pm daily and is a fantastic place to take in the vistas of the resort.
During my visit, I also enjoyed the numerous activities available at the resort. Nine tennis courts, a large game room, golf driving range and putting green, child’s playground, miniature golf course, nature trail and walking paths, basketball and volleyball court provided plenty of things to do. Star Island Resort also offers water activities on beautiful Lake Cecile. Wave runners, paddle boats, kayaks and fishing boats and pole rentals are all at your ready when you stay at this full-service resort. Supervised children’s activities like noodle races, hula hoop contests and arts and crafts are also scheduled daily. The location of the resort, which is only four miles from Disney World, is certainly a bonus as well.
The spacious, luxurious villas at Star Island impressed me from the minute I walked into my room. Every detail, from décor to comfort, was covered. Villa options range from mini-suites to three bedroom deluxe villas and each villa has a private patio or balcony with fan perfect for enjoying those balmy Orlando days. Units surround the pool and wrap around the resorts beautiful, landscaped grounds with ponds and water features, creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. All villas except the Mini-Suites are equipped with a full kitchen and dining area, washer/dryer, queen sofa sleeper and flat screen televisions. (Note: The Mini-Suites do feature a kitchenette). Designed for the ultimate in comfort, the furnishings were light in color and modern in concept and the spaciousness of each unit was an added bonus. The luxury suites at Star Island have just what you need for to enjoy a vacation in Orlando.
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