Universal Orlando Sapphire Falls Resort: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

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This summer, the newest on-site hotel opened at Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort . If you are planning a visit to Universal Orlando’s Theme Park and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, let this Cheapskate Princess Guide help decide if this is the right resort for your vacation.

Built around a lush, tropical lagoon and towering waterfall, the new, 1,000-room Caribbean-themed hideaway is the fifth hotel at Universal Orlando and will bring the number of on-site hotel rooms to 5,200.

Guests will be captivated by a vivid retreat that evokes a free-spirited, Caribbean sense of ease with a modern yet timeless feel. The unforgettable island escape will feature Universal Orlando’s largest on-site, zero-entry pool at 16,000 square-feet, with a white sand beach, a water slide, cabanas and a fire pit.

Dining options will include Amatista Cookhouse, a Caribbean-inspired restaurant with open exhibition kitchen and outdoor dining; Strong Water Tavern, a destination lobby lounge overlooking the hotel’s towering waterfalls and offering a tapas-style menu; Drhum Club Kantine, a poolside bar and grill serving freshly-grilled fare and specialty cocktails; New Dutch Trading Co., a quick-service marketplace; and 24-hour room service.

A great option for the budget conscious with value season rates from $119 per night for a seven-night stay or $143 per night for a four-night stay, and summer season rates starting at $176 per night for a seven-night stay or $206 per night for a four-night stay, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will offer incredible guest benefits, including:

  • Early theme park admission
  • Complimentary water taxi service and shuttle bus transportation to the theme parks and Universal CityWalk
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to their hotel
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with their room key
  • And more!

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will is a preferred category on-site hotel.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Guest Room

Photo Credit Universal Orlando Resort


Opening Date:  Summer 2016

Style:  Inspired by the free-spirited sense of ease found in the Caribbean, the hotel is reminiscent of a historic island retreat.

2016 Pricing:  Value season rates start at $119 per night for a seven-night stay or $143 per night for a four-night stay, and summer season rates start at $176 per night for a seven-night stay or $206 per night for a four-night stay.

Rooms:  1,000 guest rooms, including more than 80 suites, each with a tasteful, relaxed design.

Unique Amenities:  Highlights include a 16,000-square foot zero entry pool with a white sand beach, water slide, fire pit, interactive water play area and game room.

Dining:  Caribbean-inspired, full-service restaurant with open exhibition kitchen and outdoor dining; a tapas-style rum-themed lobby lounge; and pool bar and grill.

Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort

Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort

The bottom line, this is a brand new resort offering you early access to Universal Orlando Parks.  Free transportation to the parks via bus or water taxi also! The Universal Resorts are all within walking distance to the parks, something worth considering all you muggles and wizards.

Not sure if this is the perfect Universal Orlando Resort for your vacation, let our Princess Travel Experts help you decide. Contact our Princess Travel Experts with Destinations in Florida, for your free no obligation Universal Orlando vacation quote here. They will keep you up to date on the latest news impacting your vacation!

Julie FranklinJulie Franklin is a travel agent creating family memories at Destinations In FloridaAn Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She can plan and book your customized magical vacation anywhere at no extra cost to you. As a blogger, mom and wife of a budget traveler, Julie knows how to get the most magic for you vacation. Whether thinking of heading to the parks in Orlando, cruising, an all inclusive resort or traveling anywhere, let Julie take the stress out of your vacation planning.

You can reach Julie at julie@destinationstoexplore.com or call her at 404 312 8099 for your free no obligation vacation quote. Tell her Cheapskate Princess sent you!


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