An exciting, new resort opened on Universal Orlando property in July 2016. Loews Sapphire Falls is a beautiful resort conveniently located one mile from the entrance of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Full of lush Caribbean scenery and breathtaking waterfalls, this resort hotel is sure to make you feel like you are in a relaxing tropical paradise, not in the middle of a theme park.
Walking into the lobby of this resort was very impressive. The spacious lobby is decked out with a giant beach ball chandelier. You can also see a view of Islands of Adventure from the windows. The check-in process was absolutely flawless. The desk staff was extremely friendly and efficient. It took only 10 minutes from check-in to being in my room!
My room had two queen beds and a standard view. However, I still had a great view of the water surrounding the resort. Each room comes equipped with a Keurig coffee maker, flat-screen television and mini-refrigerator. The room was very clean. I loved the decor. The decorations are a stunning sapphire blue, white and tan matching but not overkilling the Caribbean beach theme. I personally love the separated toilet and shower from the sink and vanity area. This helps families trying to get ready to go to the parks in the morning.
One of my favorite amenities at this resort is the huge pool area. The 16,000 foot is the largest pool on Universal property, includes a waterslide, hot tub area and plenty of lounge chairs to accommodate the guests. Around the pool, there are also several outdoor games, ping pong tables, a large screen for movies at the pool and an indoor fitness center.
The Sapphire Falls Resort offers several restaurant options inside. First, the Dutch Trading Company is the quick service/grab and go option. You will find quick-service food as well as a Coke Freestyle Machine with the option of purchasing a refillable resort mug. Amatista’s and Strong Water Tavern are also available if you are in the mood for a table service meal. Like all Universal Orlando resort hotels, Sapphire Falls offers benefits for staying on-site. The complimentary water taxi will take guests direct to the parks and City Walk. As a guest of Sapphire Falls, you are also eligible for early morning entry into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Overall, I was very impressed with my stay at Sapphire Falls. It is truly a moderately-priced resort with the feel of a deluxe. For more information, or to book this resort for your Universal Orlando vacation, contact your Me and the Mouse Travel specialist.