Tropical Hotel Minutes from Orlando Theme Parks
Located just across the highway from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, the Polynesian Isles resort provides a taste of the tropics that's conveniently close to everything Kissimmee and Orlando have to offer.
Spacious two-bedroom accommodations comfortably sleep up to six guests. Each room is equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, cable TV, and a balcony, patio, or terrace. On the hotel grounds, palm trees and tiki huts can be found along with a putting green and courts for tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard. The property’s outdoor pools and jetted spas stay open until midnight daily.
With this getaway, you'll also receive admission for six people to Wild Florida Wildlife Park, where you can see exotic animals such as zebra, tortoises, and wild boar or traverse the Hawk Swamp boardwalk to get an up-close view of a Florida cypress swamp. Skilled handlers perform live alligator demonstrations, and there's also an aviary that houses colorful tropical birds.
Kissimmee, Florida: Easy Access to World-Famous Theme Parks and Major Orlando Attractions
Located on the banks of Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee sits about 22 miles from downtown Orlando and just 16 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. The world’s most-visited entertainment resort, it spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Area. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day by boarding a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. Walk across the park to sample Moroccan cuisine for lunch, or ride a dune buggy through a haunted 18th-century mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. As one of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is home to other theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando's vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as the CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which holds improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find several cultural institutions surrounding Orlando Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, with a collection featuring pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando Science Center. Visit the Science Center to take a rover across a simulation of Mars’s red surface or race model cars down a 70-foot pinewood-derby track.