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17 Best Resorts in Orlando


There is such a wealth of fabulous holiday property to choose in Orlando that finding the right resort can be bewildering.
That's why we are bringing to you our carefully selected rundown of the top 17 5-Star luxury villa resorts in Central Florida.
They all offer excellent facilities and unrivaled comfort for you and your family in a dream holiday villa.
Let us help you pick your ultimate luxury Orlando villa holiday with our countdown below from 17 to 1.
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John Paul Donnelly

P.S After a day at the theme parks, why not relax by catching a movie in the resort cinema?

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Why choose to Rent a Villa on a Resort -

  • 1. 1st class amenities to rival any 5 Star Hotel.
  • 2. Gated community so you and your family feel safe and secure.
  • 3. Organised activities for all the family.
  • 4. Great environment for making lifelong friends.
  • 5. 5 Star Villas with private pools, game rooms and movie theatres.
  • 6. Rent your own Orlando Mansion which can sleep up to 34 people.

#17 Sonoma Resort

The Sonoma Resort is one of the newest in the Kissimmee area and well located next to the The Loop shopping and entertainment complex. Impressive facilities include a large zero-entry swimming pool with water slides.
Make sure you enjoy the poolside cabanas and there are also tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Centrally located with quick access to the I4 Highway East and West, opening up opportunities for you on both coasts for easy day trips. The spacious family homes, which are fitted out to the highest standards, have private pools and spas, with some sleeping up to 30, making this a great resort for a large group of family and friends.
Beautiful Shingle Creek Regional Park is also just moments away.
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#16 Bella Vida Resort

The Mediterranean-style villas and townhouses at this luxury gates resort each have up to 6 bedrooms with private pools and patios. Just 7 miles from Walt Disney World Resort and less than 15 miles from Universal Studios Orlando, this is a great location for all the attractions
Orlando has to offer. Guests have the use of the beautiful pool, arcade, playground and sports courts. There is also a stunning 15 acres of lakes and Italian gardens.
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#15 Magic Village Resort

Situated in the heart of Orlando, this upscale tranquil oasis features lush landscaped lawns and a concierge-style community with an outstanding selection of 5-Star luxury villas. Relax after a day at the parks beside the heated outdoor pool or workout at the well-equipped fitness room. The Villaggio Restaurant combines Brazilian and Italian-inspired cuisine with an enviable wine list from around the world. Dry cleaning, childcare, groceries and mail services are all available onsite.
Each modern condominium and villa has a flat screen TV with cable, coffee maker, microwave and dishwashers for your convenience. There's also free wifi just in case you need to check in with work (we hope not!) or you want to check out ideas for your next day trip.
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#14 Regal Palms Resort

Onsite at the Regal Palms Resort, you will find a spectacular water park. Relax and stretch out at the beach style zero-entry pool, or take a slow, relaxing ride down the lazy river and don't miss a chance to plunge into the pool from the spectacular water slide. There's also a great kid's playground to let your youngsters work off some steam.
The resort has a quality choice of 5-Star villa rentals and a real home-from-home feel.Situated next to the Highlands Reserve Resort and also just minutes from Mikey and Co and all the excitement on offer at the Disney theme parks.
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#13 Windsor Palms Resort

Less than three miles from Walt Disney World Resort, Windsor Palms Resort sits in the perfect location if your family wants to be close to all of the theme park action. You can be at Disney's Maingate in less than 10 minutes while Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are only a 20-minute drive.
Tucked away between Highway 192 and Interstate 4, Windsor Palms is also ideally placed to reach all of the attractions of the Orlando area and beyond.
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#12 Emerald Island Resort

Set on a 300-acre woodland site, surrounded by a conservation area, Emerald Island Resort has scenic walking and biking trails, yet is just 5 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.
Holiday homes range from 3 to 7 bedrooms making this a perfect option for large families and groups of friends. The large heated pool is at the centre of the resort and next to a range of sporting activities from tennis, volleyball as well as 3 different children's playgrounds.
You won't have to travel far for shopping and dining, unless you want to. In the immediate vicinity are Pizza Hut, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Subway, Chinese and Indian restaurants.
Just around the corner there's a 24-hour Walmart for any essentials and also a Publix supermarket.
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#11 Highlands Reserve Resort

Set amongst rolling hills and groves of orange, oak and pine trees the Highlands Reserve Resort sits in a spectacular countryside location. But it's not just the setting, but the facilities that really make Highlands Reserve Resort stand out from the crowd. The resort is famous for its golf, with the main attraction being the impressive 18-hole championship course.
The Clubhouse and all the amenities are free for villa guests to use. The community resort pool is fabulous and there is also tennis on hand, as well as children's play areas. Highlands Reserve Resort is just off Highway 27 and a short 15-20 minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort. Nearby is the town centre of Berry with a wide selection of chain restaurants and local independants.
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#10 Paradise Palms Resort

There are 48 luxury villas to choose from at Paradise Palms Resort, located just off Highway 192 with great access to all the parks. Just along Highway 192, you can find numerous places to shop and dine, but there's also the option of grabbing a delicious bite to eat or a drink at the resort's own poolside Tiki bar.
Onsite there is a 50-seat cinema within the clubhouse at the centre of the resort, which also features an onsite games room, playground, sports courts and the lagoon pool with waterfall. With 5-star villas from 4-bed to 6-bedroom, sleeping up to 14 people, you can travel in a smaller group or with your extended family or a party of friends.
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#9 Margaritaville Resort

This island-inspired resort features high-end accommodation as well as great dining and entertainment options. Just minutes from the attractions of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWord Orlando and the rest of Orlando's many attractions, Margaritaville Resort has an enviable location.
After a stressful day, relax at the onsite spa or beach club, and there's also a kid's club to keep the little ones entertained. Then you can head down to nearby Sunset Walk for shopping, dining and entertainment. Or cool off by diving into the resort waterpark Island H2O Live.

#8 Windsor Hills Resort

The facilities at Windsor Hills Resort are sure to keep all the family entertained. There is an impressive Olympic-sized swimming pool, hot tubs, Tiki bar, games room and sports courts. For movie buffs the resort has its own 58-seat cinema.
In terms of location, you can visit several parks within the same day if you wish. Disney World Resort itself is just 3 miles away, and Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are just a 20-minute drive away. Be sure to also check out the Mystic Dunes Golf Course directly opposite the resort.
You can get discount golf coupons from the clubhouse. Nearby there also is a wide selection of factory outlets for those wanting to indulge in a spot of retail therapy.
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#7 Solterra Resort

The upmarket Solterra Resort in Davenport is just off the I4 Highway, meaning you are in easy reach of all the major parks and attractions. Top golf courses at Champions Gate, Providence, Southern Dunes and Celebration are all within a short drive. Also nearby are many premium outlet stores where you are sure to pick up a bargain and there is a cinema at nearby Posner Park to catch the latest release.
There is so much to choose from in terms of activities within the resort too. Grab a ring and float around the lazy river, splash in the resort-style pool, workout in the fitness centre or take on your family members on the tennis, volleyball or basketball courts. Then relax with a drink at the poolside tiki bar.
Many of our Solterra villas, some which sleep up to 30 people, have Harry Potter, Avengers, Star Wars and Disney-themed rooms to wow the little ones (or the young at heart).
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#6 Storey Lake Resort

Located just off Kissimmee's Osceola Parkway, Storey Lake is one of the area's newest and best situated resorts. There's very easy access to all of the major parks and nearby attractions, whether you are heading to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando or SeaWorld (or all three). Within Storey Lake, you will find some of the best resort facilities in Florida. The Hideaway Club has heated pools, waterslides, a lazy river and a splash park for younger children.
There's also a Tiki bar and a poolside ice cream shop to cool you down. Take a kayak out onto the lake or relax on the private sand beach. You could challenge your family to 9 holes of mini golf and there's also a state-of-the-art fitness centre open from early so you can fit in your daily work out.
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#5 Solara Resort

Our 5-Star villas range from 3 to 9 bedrooms and many are equipped with home theatres, fitness rooms, hot tubs and private balconies. There are also stunning views over the lake and all the family will enjoy the first rate facilities.
There's a heated lagoon style pool, cabanas and flowrider surf simulator, which is hugely popular with adults and children alike.This is one of the newest resorts in central Florida and all the villas offer great comfort and facilities for families of all sizes.
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#4 Windsor at Westside

Guests at Windsor at Westside have free access to the onsite waterpark with its lagoon style pool, lazy river, incredible lake views and private cabanas.
You can also take on family or friends with a game of soccer, basketball or volleyball. At the 10,000 square foot clubhouse you will find arcades, the TU Casa restaurant, fitness centre and front reception to take care of all of your needs and queries. Our 5-Star villas range from 4 - 9 bedrooms with a maximum of 22 guests.
The enviable Kissimmee location means you have easy access to Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios Orlando and more.
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#3 Champions Gate Resort

Encompassing 1,500 acres south of Walt Disney World Resort, Champions Gate is one of central Florida's premier destinations.
There are 36 holes of championship golf, designed by multiple Major winner Greg Norman. The golf resort features a 35,000 square foot clubhouse with pro shop, full service bar and banquet facility catering for up to 300 people.Champions Gate is also home to the world famous Leadbetter Golf Academy, under the direction of the renowned coach David Leadbetter. Guests have access to the 10,000 square foot European-style spa and fitness centre.
There is a beautiful formal pool with private cabanas, heated family pool, waterslide and 850-foot lazy river and Orlando's only resort wave pool. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, with 5 restaurants and room service to choose from.
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#2 Encore Resort at Reunion Resort

Encore Resort at Reunion is located in Kissimmee, close to the I4, giving easy access to Walt Disney World Resort and all of the other major parks in central Florida. The resort has its own incredible waterpark, with a lagoon style pool, thrilling water slides, private cabana, full-sized soccer pitches and volleyball.
Choose a lounger right at the centre of the pool or relax with a cocktail from the tiki bar. At the clubhouse, you will find a selection of top quality restaurants and dining options as well as arcades and a personal concierge service.
Our 5-Star luxury villa rentals range from 4-12 bedrooms sleeping up to 30 guests, so there's no excuse not to bring all the family along for the fun. A particularly fabulous choice for extended family, special events, weddings, sports teams and business retreats.
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#1 Reunion Resort

Reunion Resort is our choice as the very best Orlando resort. There were several strong contenders for the top spot but the combination of world class golf and stunning mansions put Reunion Resort at the top of the competitive pile.
This exclusive planned community has the ultimate mix of incredible villas, restaurants, top golf courses, leisure facilities and its own water park. As you'd expect, it has a great location with easy access to Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Resort Orlando and the rest of the area's major attractions.
Reunions is a paradise for golfers with 3 PGA courses designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer. The onsite waterpark has a spectacular pool with a lazy river and slides. Meanwhile, the condos, townhouses, villas and mansions sleep from 4 to 32 people in the ultimate comfort and luxury.
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In 2005, John Paul Donnelly, began his luxury villa journey. He spent three years building resorts and holiday apartments in Alanya, Turkey, along with his brother, Joe. The concept was to create the most luxurious villas on the Turkish coastline and provide clients, along with their family and friends, the opportunity to enjoy exclusive holidays together.

By 2008, after the successful development of 3 resorts, JP had well and truly fallen into the world of villa rentals. With a portfolio of 6 villas and a desire to explore new places, he decided it was time to take the villa rental business outside of Turkey. He wanted to give his clients access to beautiful holiday rentals in destinations across the globe.

The expanding villa rental company was rebranded in 2011 to 5 Star Villa Holidays, and today 5 Star Villa Holidays offers over 10,000 luxury villas around the world.

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