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Families get luxury treatment with Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort, Orlando, new ‘Red Carpet Family Package’

May 4, 2011

'Red Carpet' treatment at the Villas of Grand Cypress means you are whisked to the themepark of your choice by limousine with new family package © 2011 Karen Rubin/

Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort is giving families the opportunity to experience Orlando – one of the world’s most popular family destinations – with a distinctly “red carpet” feel. From stretch limousine transportation to a private hot air balloon tour, the property’s exclusive, three-night “Red Carpet Package” promises to leave families with a lifetime of memories.

The dream package, available May 1 through Sept. 30, starts at $3,600 plus tax and resort fee for a family of four (two adults, two children) and includes three nights accommodations in a spacious, luxurious two-bedroom villa, transportation in a luxurious stretch limousine from and to the Orlando International airport, and roundtrip limousine transportation to the themepark of your choice, for a full day of activity for a family at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or SeaWorld Orlando; a hot-air balloon tour of Orlando with sunrise picnic breakfast and limousine; a few hours of ‘decompression’ time will find Dad getting to play a round of golf, Mom enjoying a massage, and the kids heading off to half-day at the property’s Kids Camp. And just for Mom and Dad, a romantic evening just for the parents, featuring a specially prepared four-course meal at Nine18 restaurant, with a bottle of wine included, while the the kids are whisked away to a fun evening at Kids Camp, with their own dinner included.

The resort offers private villas along the fairways and waterways of the golf course. Each villa is furnished with a family-friendly living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen, along with patios and verandas.

The Club, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (and evolves into a sports bar in the evening) and Nine 18, open for dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays, are the primary dining venues, with a poolside snack bar to accent the offerings.

Villas of Grand Cypress – one of the “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America” as named by Golf Digest – features 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf comprised of 27 holes plus the Nicklaus-designed New Course.

Up to two additional children can be added to the package for $350 each. The package is subject to availability and children must be between the ages of 4 and 16. Alternative arrangements or baby sitting may be arranged for those younger or older than the specified ages.

To reserve the “Red Carpet Family Package” and for additional information about Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort, visit, or call 877-330-7376.

See also:

Walt Disney World Orlando is Still the Place for Magic and slideshow

Inside Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter and slideshow


August 6, 2010

Kids eagerly await the giant dump of water, one of the attractions at Coco Key Resort-Orlando's waterpark © 2010 Karen Rubin/

The newly opened CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando has announced two late summer travel bargains ideal for families with pre-school children: Kids Eat Free in August and rates starting at $89 in September.

“Shorter queues and more accommodating price points make late summer a great time for families with young children who aren’t yet in school to visit Central Florida, and CoCo Key is the perfect setting for that vacation,” said Frank Fry, general manager of the CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando.  “Our resort is purpose-built for young families and we offer the perfect setting for making kids happy.”

CoCo Key’s Kids Eat Free promotion is available throughout the month of August and offers free one breakfast buffet and dinner at the resort’s Trade Winds restaurant for kids 12 and under staying at the hotel, for each adult buffet or meal ordered.  The breakfast buffet, available 7-11 a.m. daily and regularly priced at $9.95, includes biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, pastries, bagels, cereal, fresh-made waffles, a variety of juices, milk, coffee and tea.  Kids’ dinner selections at Trade Winds include chicken tenders, the CoCo Key burger, mac n’cheese, goldfish salad and a “build-your-own sandwich” option.  All kids’ meals are served with a choice of fries or fruit cup and include a soft drink, milk or apple juice.

Guests taking a late summer vacation this September at CoCo Key will enjoy rates as low as $89.

The new Key West-themed CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando combines a casual tropical hotel setting with a whimsical water park that features slides, rides and fun amplified with three pools, eight water slides, a 6,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art arcade, and splashing good times all specially designed for youngsters in a safe and friendly environment.

One of Coco Key Resort's three pools is in the shape of Mickey's ears © 2010 Karen Rubin/

Located in the heart of the Orlando vacation corridor at 7400 International Drive, CoCo Key also is a perfect hub for quick access to Orlando’s other popular attractions – a five minute-drive from Universal; five minutes from Sea World/Aquatica; and 10 minutes from the Walt Disney World theme parks.  Families taking advantage of the late summer travel bargains can experience the excitement of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the dazzling display from the Main Street Electrical Parade, which has been extended into the fall, at the Magic Kingdom.

CoCo Key is a Universal Partner Hotel and offers resort guests free transportation to the Universal theme parks, Sea World, Aquatica and Wet n’ Wild, and sells discounted admission tickets at its lobby ticket desk.

For more information log on to, call 877/875-4681 or sign up for CoCo Mail to have offers e-mailed directly.

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