Destination Directory

Universal Orlando Opens Caribbean-Inspired Resort

Universal Orlando's fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, will welcome its first guests on July 14. Inspired by the picturesque rivers and waterfalls of the Caribbean, Loews Sapphire Falls will immerse guests in a highly themed resort environment using traditional island styling with modern touches.

The resort is directly inspired by magnificent landmarks and architectural ruins from islands throughout the Caribbean—towering stone turrets, beautiful rock walls and a spinning waterwheel accent the tropical landscape and waterway twisting through the property. A resort-style pool with a water slide, children's play area, sand beach and fire pit form a central courtyard surrounded by the hotel's guest rooms. Water taxis and shuttles provide access to all of the entertainment and dining options throughout Universal Orlando Resort.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort features 1,000 guest rooms (including 83 suites), the largest resort pool at Universal Orlando, with a waterslide, two sand beaches, fire pit and a children's play area, several unique dining experiences, an immersive rum bar with more than 75 different rums from across the Caribbean, and so much more. Amenities include Early Park Admission to Universal's theme parks, a full-service restaurant with scenic views and outdoor dining, a themed lobby lounge, poolside bar and grill, quick-service marketplace, valet service and a fitness center.

To glimpse an inside look at the inspiration and story behind this tropical escape, revealing new images of Universal Orlando's largest resort pool, various flavors of the hotel's signature drinking and dining experiences and a guest room filled with island charm, visit the Universal Orlando blog.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Kolczynski.

 


Tags

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Recent Blogs

13 Things That Can Go Wrong on Group Tours

Anything that can go wrong on a group tour hopefully won't, but probably will ... at least once during your career.

Wine Tasting Code Words

My wife is one of the most polite people you could ever meet. Whether this is due to her upbringing, an aspect of her demeanor, or just her go-to behavior, she is polite to a fault. This materializes itself in often unexpected places: She lets the neighborhood kids have first go at the biggest, ripest blackberries that grow on our fence; she feels compelled to listen to the full pitch when eating the food samples at our local price club; she turns shades of blush if anyone in our party offers criticism of a winery's offerings in front of the person pouring. After all, if you don't have something nice to say ...

Generation X: Travel Trends

Once upon a time, Generation X was considered a cohort of apathetic, grungy loners blasting angry music, Today, they're working professionals and mature adults raising families. Sandwiched between the baby boomers and millennials, Gen X is sometimes considered the "Lost Generation," but they're about 68 million strong and account for 25 percent of the population—and 31 percent of total income, according to OpenForum. Gen X is at a point where they have money to spend on travel. Here are a few trends shaping their plans.