The Adult Side of Disney is planning a series of reviews of off-site resorts in the Walt Disney World® area as an alternative to the higher priced WDW resorts, as well as fighting the ever increasing “no availability” issue of WDW resorts. There are so many resorts to choose from with such a wide range of amenities – many of the deluxe resorts off-site are offer so much, you may consider adding extra days to your stay so that you have enough time to enjoy the resort and other activities in the area. I would like to start this series by introducing you to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. The resort is located just a mere one mile from Walt Disney World® and just a few minutes drive from Universal Orlando®. I will be staying at the resort in mid-October and will complete a full review at that time. In the meantime, I offer you some information (press release) I received from the resort regarding an end of summer special for Labor Day weekend.
ENJOY THE FINAL DAYS OF SUMMER AT HYATT REGENCY GRAND CYPRESS
Book Now to Save on a Family Labor Day Getaway Starting at $109 for Florida Residents
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 13, 2013) – Celebrate the final days of summer and kick-off back to school season with a Labor Day getaway at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.
Located just one mile from Walt Disney World® and minutes from Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld® Orlando, the 1,500 acre Grand Cypress resort offers guests limitless access to world-class recreation amenities.
Make a splash in Orlando’s Coolest Pool and enjoy Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress for a getaway the entire family will love. Rates start at $109 per night for Florida residents for the Labor Day weekend. Themed packages and end of summer savings include:
Summer Splash – Receive a food and beverage credit for use at the resort’s award-winning restaurants including Cascade American Bistro, Hemingway’s, or the new On the Rocks pool bar.
Sunshine on Sale – Stay three consecutive nights and get the fourth night free.
“Our annual Labor Day weekend celebration featured kids activities with prizes, island entertainment, a poolside buffet dinner, beach bonfires, and movie nights on Lake Windsong Beach. The resort offers activities the entire family will enjoy,” says General Manager Flor van der Vaart.
Additionally, signature resort amenities include the recently renovated lagoon pool and new On the Rocks pool bar. Located along the 1,000 feet of white sandy beach of private Lake Windsong, the 800,000 gallon, half- acre, free-flowing lagoon pool boasts 12 waterfalls, heated and non-heated pools, and two whirlpools.
The new Water Slide Tower Pavilion, Water Jet Splash Zone, and children’s Rock Climbing Stations, complement resort favorites including the rope bridge and expansive, wrap-around sundecks.
Family favorite recreation activities include; the S’mores pit with classic family marshmallow roasting fun (nominal fee); beach volleyball, tether ball, lounge seating and hammocks; water sports with paddleboats, kayaks, hydro bikes, canoes, aqua cycles and sailboats; old-fashioned, canopied surrey bikes and traditional bicycles; 9-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed, par 3 Pitch ‘n’ Putt golf course, Tennis and Racquet Club; and marked jogging, walking, and biking trails. These amenities, as well as daily scheduled shuttle transportation to area theme parks, wired and wireless Internet, and free local and toll free telephone service, are included in the daily Resort Services Program fee of $22 plus tax.
Grand Cypress Resort also offers 45 holes of award-winning golf, exclusively designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Grand Cypress courses are comprised of the original North and South Nines, as well as the East Nine. The 18-hole New Course at Grand Cypress pays tribute to the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, and features double greens, bridges, walls and burns. The North and South Fairways have a “ledged” effect, constructed on differing levels, which give definition to the fairways and improve the players’ sense of perspective.
*Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt Regency® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2013 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
About Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The award-winning Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located one mile from Walt Disney World® and close to Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld® Orlando with a host of amenities and activities. Located along the 1,000 feet of white sandy beach of private Lake Windsong, the free-flowing lagoon pool boasts 12 waterfalls, heated and non-heated pools, two whirlpools, new Water Slide Tower Pavilion, new children’s Rock Climbing Stations, new interactive Water Jet Splash Zone, rope bridge, walking paths, and expansive, wrap-around sundecks. New features complement the resort’s favorite activities including; S’mores pit, beach volleyball, tether ball, hammocks, watersports and marked jogging, walking, and biking trails. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is centrally located with convenient access to Orlando International Airport and Interstate 4 off Exit 68 in Lake Buena Vista. The resort’s address is One Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, Florida, USA 32836. For more information; call 407.239.1234; visit www.GrandCypress.Hyatt.com; like Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress on Facebook; and follow on Twitter at @HRGrandCypress.
Information and press release provided by Richeson Communications, Orlando.
I can think of many reasons why a visitor to Walt Disney World would consider renting Disney Vacation Club points.
I recently stayed at two different DVC properties – Saratoga Springs Resort and Old Key West Resort. At Saratoga Springs my husband and I enjoyed a full kitchen with dishwasher and full refrigerator (all dishes, flatware, pots, pans included), laundry room, bedroom, living room, breakfast bar, dining area large walk-in closet, large Jacuzzi tub (toilet – shower/sink – tub/vanity – all separate rooms, as well as an outdoor patio off of the living room. At Old Key West I was travelling with friends (all girls) and we enjoyed a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, large living room, laundry room, dining room, wet bar, 2 full bathrooms and a covered porch off of the living room and one of the bedrooms. Both resorts are beautiful and offer wonderful restaurants and amenities. I will never again reserve multiple rooms when traveling with my adult children and their families when for basically the same cost as 2 rooms at a moderate WDW resort I can reserve a 2 bedroom unit (that sleeps 8) at Old Key West through DVC point rental and stay at a deluxe resort, prepare breakfast in room (which is a huge saving when traveling with so many), prepare any other meals we want, late night snacks – have room for us all to be together comfortably with sitting on beds in one room! I have included at the end of this post several pictures of both of these resorts.
Your next question will most likely be – Where do I go to rent Disney Vacation Club points? Well, I have done tons of research on the subject and talked to many people that rent DVC points. There are several sites you can use to reserve your trip this way. However, hands down – with no hesitation – the most highly recommended site is David’s Vacation Club Rentals.
I will also say, I love this site – it is without a doubt easy to navigate – everything about cost, reserving, how the system works and what it includes is explained clearly and accurately. I have never heard one complaint from anyone that has used David’s to book the rental of DVC points. You can find clear explanations of the cost per point, how many points each DVC resort requires, how to make your payments, etc. The site also tells you where you can find discounted park passes and order groceries delivered to your unit. It is truly an all inclusive site for anyone interested in renting Disney Vacation Club points. You can also sign up to receive “last minute” deals that are even less expensive than the usual rental cost through the site.
If you are planning a WDW trip and are thinking about renting DVC points – David’s Vacation Club Rentals is definitely the site to use! Click the picture to visit the site!