Private, Tropical-Themed Villas Minutes from Disney World
A shuttle pulls to a stop, and cheerful passengers begin to spill out sporting mouse ears, princess hats, and wide grins. After a day at Disney World, travelers hop on the complimentary shuttle of Mike Ditka's Runaway Beach Club Resort, which ferries guests back to the resort so they can unwind by two shimmering, tropical pools. Just 3 miles from Disney, the resort rests on 16 acres of lush landscaping, a welcome oasis of space and privacy after confronting the amusement-park crowds.
Colorful fountains and sprayers decorate the Key West pool, ideal for little ones and families with its safety features such as zero-depth entry. The South Beach–themed pool and connected sundeck caters to adults, its area emanating with the relaxing reggae tunes of The Pioneers and Bob Marley.
Colored like cotton candy, the pink, sunflower-yellow, and turquoise-blue private two-bedroom luxury villas greet visitors with 1,159 square feet of space. The décor inside is colorful and soothingly simple; navy-blue carpets are set against white beach furniture, plush couches, and striped, nautical bedspreads. Full gourmet kitchens come stocked with new appliances and every accouterment necessary to whip up meals in house or start a successful rhythm band.
Kissimmee, Florida: Sun-Drenched Adventure Amid World-Class Attractions
Runaway Beach Club's complimentary shuttle runs to and from Disney, depositing lodgers amid the thrilling rides and world-famous attractions such as Epcot Center and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Off-the-cuff outdoor adventures come courtesy of one of the area's forest zipline tours and airboat tours, which race along Floridian waterways and grant riders an up-close look at herons, alligators, and other local wildlife.