Hop on the complimentary water taxis^^ along picturesque waterways or take the shuttle bus directly to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Enjoy priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort and for all that souvenir shopping during the day, make the most of the complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel.
Spend a day or two at one of the three themed swimming pools either relaxing on a lounger at the private, quiet Hillside Pool or playing on the Roman aqueduct themed water slide at the Beach Pool. With a sandy beach, children’s pool, two hot tubs and beach cabanas it will be easy to spend hours in the Florida sunshine. For an upmarket pool experience head to the Villa Pool, hire a private cabana and lay back with a cool beverage in the upgraded lounge chairs. The Splendido Bar & Grill™ caters for poolside refreshments and with activities galore including the weekly “dive-in” movie, all ages will love this stunning playground.
In true Italian style there are several piazzas throughout the resort, the grandest being the Harbor Piazza, where you can take a stroll through cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafes with Italian sports cars parked by the harbour. The host of the quarterly “Harbor Nights”‡ wine tasting and jazz event (entrants must be 21+ with a valid photo ID), and the nightly “Musica della Notte” (weather permitting) show with live Italian music, it’s definitely a place to spend quality time with friends and family. Spoilt for choice there are 9 restaurants and lounges in the resort featuring Bice Ristorante and Mama Della’s Ristorante℠. A favourite eatery is Trattoria del Porto™ with outdoor dining overlooking Harbor Piazza offering casual dining with 5-star cooking techniques. After dinner enjoy a cognac and espresso at Bar American or The Thirsty Fish™, perfect for viewing the sunset while sipping wine and catching up on the day’s events.
After a day of amazing rides and entertaining shows the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate is a guest room at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Mediterranean style luxury and opulent amenities will soothe and instantly refresh with marble accents and elegant furnishings. Treat your family to a Club Level room and enjoy access to the Portofino’s Club Lounge with world-class service and hospitality. Added touches including signature bathrobes, personal concierge, continental breakfast, hors d’oeuvres with complimentary beer and wine finishing off with an evening turn-down service. Surprise the kids and watch the delight on their faces, with kids suites featuring character themes from their favourite films.
Spend an hour at the Mandara Spa® and luxuriate in a relaxing massage or treatment while the kids meet new friends and enjoy some holiday independence of their own. On-site shopping at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is refreshingly good with boutiques, upscale shops and rare works of art.
Saving the best until last and not forgetting the reason Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a number one choice for guests of all ages, three amazing theme parks provide the thrills of a lifetime and the non-stop nightlife at Universal CityWalk offers entertainment for everyone.