The Sonesta ES Suites are placed in the heart of the action of Orlando’s famous International Drive, central to numerous shopping, restaurants, theme parks and across from the Orlando Eye. The spacious suites offer an “apartment living” feel with more amenities than a hotel room and all the facilities of a hotel, perfect for families, groups of friends or anyone wanting extra room to relax and enjoy.
With a fresh modern appeal, all guest suites, public space and dining options have been completely redesigned. Offering brand new One and Two Bedroom Suites (sleeping up to 8 guests), a complimentary upgraded breakfast buffet each morning, a new take on Happy Hour, on-site EShoppe convenience store, and new lobby smoothie/coffee bar. The hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi, onsite fitness room, heated swimming pool, business services, laundry, an adjacent I-Ride Trolley Stop, and a complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.
Superb one and two bedroom suites can each sleep up to six or eight people with all the convenient facilities of a small apartment. A fully equipped kitchen with full size refrigerator, dishwasher, separate living room, sofa bed, free Wi-Fi and luxurious bedding with pillow top mattresses are all part of these superb, comfortable suites. Multiple TV’s allow everyone to sit back and enjoy their favourite movie or TV show during time off from theme parks and recharging the batteries.
A host of amenities make the Sonesta Suites a top choice with a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and a kid’s pool for the little ones to splash around in. Enjoy an early morning workout at the 24-hour fitness centre with weight machines, treadmills and stationary bicycles. Fill up on a delicious free buffet breakfast before starting a day of adventure. The Lobby Lounge with its daily Happy Hour is perfect for enjoying a cool drink and a chat with friends before heading out into the night attractions.
The location of the Sonesta Suites couldn’t be better and with a free shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando it’s easy to leave the car and enjoy the attractions in style. The I-Ride Trolley on International Drive is a cheap and easy way to see the surrounding attractions including many shops, mouth-watering restaurants and theme park attractions.
Orlando has an abundance of things to see and do beyond the theme park gates for days packed with family fun. Enjoy over 2000 lakes, rivers and springs by heading out on a water sports adventure. Try kayaking or water-skiing or even try your hand at fishing. Orlando is also surrounded by acres of national parks containing enchanting forests, which make the perfect places for a hike, bike ride or even zip-lining over crocodiles and alligators at Screamin’ Gator Zip Lines. There are also plenty of shopping malls and outlet centres for the shopaholic in your family, with everything from famous department stores such as Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s to luxurious designer brands, including Burberry and Chanel.
Home to thousands of restaurants, Orlando will have something for even the pickiest of eaters, with everything from Spanish tapas to Pan-Asian Cuisine. Sample some delicious new flavours or stick to your favourite cuisines, either way you’ll get to enjoy the vibrant, lively dining scene. Another family favourite in Orlando is the magical Discover Cove, where you can experience everything from dolphin encounters to snorkelling with rays. Orlando really is the ultimate city for family fun, with something for everyone from outdoors-lovers to shopaholics.
Sonesta ES Suites is the perfect place to begin your family holiday. With spacious, modern and sophisticated suites and an unparalleled location on Orlando’s International Drive, there is no better base to have to enjoy delights of Orlando.
The Florida Keys and Key West is a 126 mile long string of Islands connected to South Florida by the scenic Overseas Highway; a road that suspends the traveller in a place that bridges the gap between sea and sky. In the Florida Keys you are a world away from the theme parks of central Florida, in a place that envelopes you with its warmth and beauty and grants you permission to shed the worries of the real world you just left behind!
The turquoise blue waters that surrounds Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West is a treasure trove both above and below. Divers and snorkeler’s splash down into the only living coral reef in North America to discover nature’s idea of an aquarium, while fishermen anticipate the challenge of catching their dinner and kite surfers await the caress of the light trade winds.
The AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Hawks Cay Resort is ideally-located so you can make the most of this picturesque island’s water sports or simply top up your tan by one of the five resort swimming pools. Stylish accommodations, a range of resort dining options and a fabulous selection of activities make Hawks Cay Resort the obvious choice for a relaxing break by the ocean.
Indulge in a spa treatment at the Calm Waters Spa with 7,000 square feet of pure bliss, featuring a Vichy shower, tropical rain room and treatments inspired by local ingredients using the resort’s exclusive label Key Lime products. Other spa amenities include the relaxation room, eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna and candlelit whirlpool. Get your muscles moving at the state-of-the-art fitness room with an extensive schedule of fitness classes and equipment for your workout of choice. Challenge your friends and family to tennis at the Cliff Drysdale tennis courts with a range of matches, classes, team competitions and more with Cliff Drysdale professionals to suit every level of ability.
Kids are included in all the action with their own adventure centre, Coral Cay. In the heart of the kids’ centre is the pirate ship pool with slides, tunnels and more to explore, as well as entertainment throughout the day with fun characters including Captain Hawk, Priscilla the Pirate Queen and Koral the Mermaid. Camp Hawk for kids aged 5-12 and the games room for teens aged 13-17 provide spaces for the whole family to relax and try something new.
Hawks Cay Resort has two new restaurants and Hawks Cay classics. Sixty-One Prime offers fine dining, prime steaks and seafood dishes in a chic setting; Coral Grill offers quick snacks and beverages; Hawks Cay Marketplace is a brand new spot for casual dining for families on the go with dine-in and to-go options and oceanfront views. Enjoy a romantic dinner at the adults-only Oasis Cay or grab a Starbucks coffee and pastry for a quick breakfast from Island Time, the lobby gift shop and coffee bar. For poolside dining and cocktails, Tiki Grill is perfect and situated near the saltwater lagoon and main pool for your convenience.
With luxurious guest suites and villas, Hawks Cay Resort rooms and villas combine the epitome in luxury with the relaxed charm of the islands. West Indies and Caribbean style décor designed by Looney and Associates, complimentary internet access and deluxe amenities including a 55” flat screen TV are teamed with a choice of waterfront, island or economy views. Many rooms also boast balconies with ocean views or direct access to either the adults-only tranquillity pool or the main resort pool.
A short drive away from Hawks Cay Resort is the fabulous city of Key West, which is jam-packed with things to see and do, making it the perfect place to enjoy a day trip. This spectacular, exotic city has plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained: meet a dolphin, dive or snorkel at the Dry Tortugas, go on a glass-bottomed boat or even rent your own boat at the Key West Marina to explore this island location at your own pace on the gleaming turquoise waters. Back on land, there’s a superb combination of souvenir shops and independent boutiques, as well as museums, art galleries and tours. A popular way to see all of the local sights is the Conch Train Tours of Key West, allowing visitors to see the evolution of Key West on a fully-narrated journey that lasts 75 minutes but will transport you through over 100 years of history. Alternatively, for a more laid-back day, try your hand at saltwater fishing, enjoy one of Key West’s picturesque beaches or try some local seafood at one of the city’s hundreds of restaurants.
Hawks Cay Resort features luxurious resort amenities to make your stay welcoming and relaxing. Savour delicious cuisine at one of the resort’s restaurants and unwind by one of the five pools, making sure to enjoy the prime oceanfront location by embracing island living and trying a new water sport, such as snorkelling in the enclosed saltwater lagoon. It’s also well-appointed for exploring other islands in the Florida Keys and is an ideal base for visiting cities such as Key West.
This fantastic twin centre combination allows you to enjoy some quality family time in a magnificent setting with so much to see and do. From Orlando’s vast range of activities to Florida Keys’ idyllic, tropical vibe, there is no better place to have a family holiday filled with sunshine, adventures and relaxation. Call one of our travelplanners to book this superb Family Orlando & Florida Keys twin centre holiday.