Cypress Pointe Resort in Orlando has a great rating on TripAdvisor with families, with its refurbished timeshare units, large outdoor pool and the close proximity of Walt Disney World. The low-level set-up of the resort is complemented by palms and lush gardens and there is a string of activities here for kids.
The 150-plus units at Cypress Pointe Resort are large and nicely decorated, with WiFi internet as standard. Apartments are of the open-plan design and are very spacious, while fully-equipped kitchens featuring cooker, fridge and coffee/tea maker.
The huge swimming pool of Cypress Pointe Resort is the star attraction, residing in the middle of the complex and boasting an erupting, albeit watery, volcano. There’s also a kiddie pool and a tennis court and shuffleboard court nearby, along with a playground and games room. With the kids taken care of, parents have the chance of being pampered at the onsite spa.
Most visitors pick up car hire during their week here as this is the best way to get around Orlando and its big theme parks due to its spread out nature. Disney World is a few minutes’ drive from the timeshare resort along with Universal Studios, SeaWorld Adventure Park Orlando, Wet 'N Wild and Holy Land.
Cypress Pointe Resort is near the main thoroughfares of Buena Vista Drive, Epcot Center Drive and International Drive, which serve the main theme parks, including Disney. There are various tempter cards for cheaper access to multiple parks, such as the Orlando FlexTicket.
The best shopping is at Florida Mall to the south and it has some classy stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue. Farther north is Downtown Orlando, easily reachable by car from Cypress Pointe Resort and now an up-and-coming area and good alternative to eating away outside the expensive parks. Head for Orange Avenue of an evening, park up and rub shoulders with myriad other likeminded visitors.
Orlando International Airport is a major facility, receiving flights from around the world. Both flights and car hire here are typically cheap, leaving you to spend more on your holiday and kick back at friendly Cypress Pointe.
There is a shuttle bus service, though the drive is straightforward and goes via express Toll road. Walt Disney World is then an easy 10-minute jaunt by car from the timeshare apartment complex, where you can park up in downtown Disney and enjoy the excesses of this world famous park.
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