Disney® brings it’s very own part of an African Serengeti to Orlando, Florida with this lodge style Resort set within a 43-acre wildlife preserve. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme Park.
As you walk into the lobby, awaiting you is 16-foot Ijele mask, the first of its kind to ever leave Nigeria. All rooms sleep 4 people comfortably. Immerse yourself in the African heritage all around Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. You really feel you are in the middle of the African Serengeti, not Walt Disney® World. Relax and unpack before taking in what this resort has to offer.
Unique to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is animal encounters offering up close personal encounters with some of the worlds most exotic animals. Check with the front desk for a schedule of educational activities.
Located near the Samawati Springs Pool is the Uwanja Camp, this is an interactive playground divided into 3 areas. Observation Station: children 4 years and younger. Departure Zone: children aged 5 to 7. Base Camp: children of 8 years and older. A 24 hour games arcade, with classic and new games in entertainment can be found in Puumba’s Fun and Games Arcade. Hakuna Matata is a 24 hour playground where children can climb, shoot down the slides and just have loads of fun.
Grab a map from reception and plan your route around this vast resort, whether it be a comfortable stroll or a jog around the 0.16 mile jogging track around Uzima Pool. You can buy all your Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge goodies from Johari Treasures, anything from toys to t-shirts, to gifts and sweets – make sure you take a small piece of Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge home with you.
Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge offers a choice of 2 pools. Samawati Springs pool, is an impressive 4,700 square foot, zero depth entry and includes a 128 foot long slide to thrill all the family. Why not chill out and listen to the sounds of the savannah in one of 2 hot tubs in Samawati Springs. Alternatively Uzima Pool is even larger at 11,000 square foot, again zero entry; this time includes a 67foot long slide – Perfect for cooling off and catching some of that Florida sun. Again 2 hot tubs provide the perfect area for relaxation.
After an afternoon of splashing in the pools, Simba’s Cubhouse Children’s Activity Centre is conveniently located on the first floor near the Uzima pool deck. Children aged 3-12 years can come here from 4.30pm and enjoy all sorts of activities, games, Disney® themed movies all through to midnight leaving the adults free to explore at their leisure what Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge has for them.
Have a massage at Zahanti Massage Centre, where they provide a range of massage therapy, skin care and body treatments – or simply relax in the sauna. There is also the Zahnati Fitness Centre featuring all the latest exercise technology including weights, treadmills, bicycles and much more – open from 6am to 9pm, at no additional charge. Please note guests under the age of 14 are not allowed to use the fitness centre. Teens aged 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult to use the centre.
Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge is conveniently located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Buses are available to take you to the magic that all of Disney® has to offer. Complimentary buses run from Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge an hour before the Disney® Parks open and up to an hour after the official park closing times. Complimentary buses run until 2am from Disney® Spirngs where you will find endless entertainment venues. Call one of our travel experts to book today!
Set in 22 acres of lush tropical paradise overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and with direct access to its own private beach, the resort at Beaches Ocho Rios is the perfect choice for families of all ages searching for a spectacular Luxury Included® Family experience. Combining magnificent facilities with first class service and a truly exceptional range of recreational activities for everyone in the family your stay at Beaches Ocho Rios provides holiday memories that last a lifetime.
Well-proportioned contemporary rooms with tropical touches are set in three distinct villages across the resort. Choose from the French Village with its chic French styling, new restaurants and a quiet pool area, the Caribbean Village beside the resort’s main pool and close to Pirates Island Waterpark or the Greek Village with three levels nestling into a panoramic hillside.
All rooms and suites include a king-size bed or two double beds, A/C, telephone, cable T.V, Clock-radio, X-Box, safe, iron/ ironing board, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, private bath with tub and shower, amenity kit and hair dryer. Resort wide complimentary Wi-Fi allows you to keep up to date with emails and social media postings, finish the day by letting the folks back home know how much fun everyone is having.
A great choice, Beaches Ocho Rios is packed with fun filled activities suitable for families of all ages to enjoy. Kids (and adults too) love spending time at Pirates Island Waterpark featuring gigantic waterslides, kid’s pool and play area, water cannons, lazy river ride swim up bar and much more. Cushioned sun loungers with umbrellas and a handy drinks service makes this a great place for parents to chill out while the kids frolic nearby.
Younger guests love the organised activities at the supervised Kid’s Camps with tailor made age appropriate activities for children 17 and under. Toddlers make new friends whilst enjoying shell collecting, face painting, treasure hunts, puppets, costume time, magic shows, sand castle building and much more.
Pre-teens burn up some of their excess energy participating in sailing, snorkelling, swimming, beach volleyball, beach soccer, scavenger hunts, glass bottom boat rides, pizza making, and reggae jam sessions whilst teenagers have their own coordinator and tend to hangout in the Xbox® Play Lounge and Trench Town a teen focused hot spot. Teens also participate in organised activities such as group water sports, boat cruises, pool olympics, tennis clinics, karaoke, discos, dance parties and talent shows – there really is something for everyone at this tropical paradise
The resort’s magnificent beach setting provides the ideal backdrop for a host of water sports that guests of all ages will enjoy. Certified scuba divers enjoy unlimited complimentary scuba diving whilst lessons and certification courses available for beginners for an additional cost, take some lessons, get your wet suit on and explore some of the finest local dive sites filled with colourful reefs and dramatic sea life.
The resort also offers Hobie Cats, kayaks, aqua trikes, windsurfing, paddleboards, banana boat rides, snorkelling and glass bottomed boat tours. Fantastic seaside fun and games for all the family!
Landlubbers have their own sporting activities and can play tennis at one of the four courts available; two of the courts are floodlit for evening challenge matches. Basketball, croquet, table tennis, outdoor chess and shuffle board games are also available, there’s no need to get your feet wet if you don’t want to.
Transportation and green fees are included for the nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club as are one hour complementary golf clinics for junior golfers – what a great place to learn how to play. Junior golfers who already know how to play can tee off for free after 12 noon when accompanied by an adult.
Workout routines are easily maintained at the Fitness Centre, it’s fully air conditioned, is kitted out with state of the art Life Fitness equipment and is open 24/7. Organised classes are a great way to meet up with fellow guests as certified instructors lead your group through a range of muscle movement combinations to get your day going. Have some fun in the sun, make some new friends and keep in shape at the same time. Classes are enjoyable and suitable for all fitness levels and anyone 12 years and older (with parental supervision), come along and join in the fun.
Relax and unwind with some serious pampering and rejuvenation with a soul and body renewing treatment in the tranquillity of the Red Lane® Spa. End your session with a spell in the sauna and steam room.
Dining at Beaches Ocho Rios really is a family affair and is always included, always unlimited all of the time! Six different restaurants serve up a fantastic range of international and regional cuisine accompanied by exclusive Robert Mondavi wine pairings.
From Sesame Street themed breakfasts to casual BBQs, wood fired pizzas and delicious French Crepes as well as an Italian themed Venetian restaurant and Neptunes a Mediterranean inspired al fresco seafood restaurant – there really is a superb range of dining choices across the resort.
The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down either as the resorts “Beaches Players” lead off on a great range of participative fun including dance lessons, Jamaican Idol, live music, family shows, cabaret performances and much more.
Enjoy sing along sessions at the adult’s only Piano Bar or dance the night away at Club Liquid the resort’s nightclub kitted out with cabanas, VIP sections, Technicolor lights, the latest sound equipment from London and exciting guest DJs. Club Liquid is set up exclusively for teens earlier in the evening and transforms into a funky adult only night spot later on.
Beaches Ocho Rios is the perfect choice for a fun filled family oriented break with one of the world’s leading resort specialists – the closer you look at everything that’s included at Beaches Ocho Rios, the better it looks!