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A Tropical and Upscale Escape Awaits at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando
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A Tropical and Upscale Escape Awaits at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

By Aurora Dominguez

I’m a huge fan of escaping to Orlando for a weekend. There’s nothing like taking a quick drive over from South Florida for a spirited romp at Central Florida’s theme parks and hotels. While I’ve experienced many stays while visiting the Orlando area, there truly has not been anything as unique as a stay at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort. Trust me when I tell you that this is not just only a hotel simply there for a stay. It’s a hotel meant to be there for those who decide to pick it as their hotel of choice for the weekend, week, or beyond.

From the first moment visitors step into the lobby, they’ll be greeted by a breezy and expansive lobby. Comfortable chairs and benches are scattered throughout, some boasting vibrant orange and teal colors. Then there is that feeling that you’ve stepped into a paradise on its own, a place meant to be discovered and experienced beyond enjoying a hotel room. It’s energetic and relaxing all at once.

The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort also has one of the best lobby sections, one that offers the weary plush seating and couches right in front of a huge television set where families and visitors can feel as they are relaxing at the world’s most comfortable living room in Central Florida.

While at the hotel, I decided to join in on the fun “oversized living room hotel lobby experience” a few times. I plopped on a couch with a glass of Chardonnay (my favorite) and a new book by author Ali Hazelwood (my favorite as well,) just to enjoy the laid-back environment. Expect movies and television shows playing, all while people lounge to take in a moment of pure chill, one that I highly recommend after a full day of visiting the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks.

Speaking of moments of chill, let’s pause for a second and discuss the pool. And it’s not just a pool, it’s a true tropical experience. The pool is 16,000-square-feet and doesn’t only offer plenty of poolside beach chairs but is also even has its own sandy beach meant for those that want the best of both worlds. Poolside heaven and the feeling of sand on your toes under the Florida sun is simply something that’s not to be missed.

While at the pool, I decided to pick that spot to lounge, feeling the sand tickle my feet as I snacked on some American fare such as chicken tenders, all while happy at what felt like my own private poolside beach. This was all while sipping one of the resort’s poolside refreshing rum tropical drinks. It was a perfect way to relax on arrival to the resort on my first day.

The pool also offers visitors a hot tub, cabanas (for rent), a water slide, a children’s play area, a fire pit, and more. There’s a DJ spinning fun tracks and options to play during ping pong tournaments, water balloon tosses, hula hoop contests, an outdoor pool table, and more. Add to that an arcade and fitness center, and you’ll understand why the resort amenities go beyond a place to just sleep and leave. This is a place where you cherish your time.


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