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5 Best Resorts for Adults at Walt Disney World

There’s no resort on Walt Disney World property we’d say no to!  They all have their pros and cons.  The resort that’s right for your next Disney vacation will depend in part on whether you’re travelling with kids.  You can certainly stay at the following resorts with children, but they have a vibe that will appeal more to adults.  So if you’re travelling to the most magical place on earth and are looking for the perfect adult resort, read on!

1. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

There’s a reason it’s Disney’s flagship resort: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the ultimate in luxury.  It’s also the perfect way to enjoy an adult vacation at Walt Disney World!  You don’t even need to leave the gorgeous lobby to begin enjoying yourself.  Choose a comfy sofa and listen to the tunes of the resort’s resident orchestra, while admiring the crystal chandeliers, over-sized bird cages, and extravagant Victorian opulence around you.

For even more pampering, sign up for a spa treatment at Senses, where your worries will melt away during a facial, massage, or body wrap.  When you’re hungry, there are lots of fabulous food options, including the award-winning Victoria and Albert’s, where you must be at least 10 years of age to enjoy the privilege!

Your transportation options are plentiful here: choose from bus, boat, or monorail transportation (there’s even a pedestrian path to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, if you want to go exploring!).

2. Disney’s Port Orleans: French Quarter

Smaller and more intimate than the neighboring Port Orleans: Riverside, Disney’s Port Orleans: French Quarter is ideal for a romantic adult getaway.  This moderate level resort is themed as the historic French Quarter in New Orleans, and the details are amazing, with wrought-iron balconies, cobblestone streets, jazz and Mardi Gras décor taking you far from the stress of everyday life.

You can take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the lovely Sassagoula River, and for an even closer look at the river, hop on a water taxi for a relaxing ride to Disney Springs.  There are two bars on site: Scat Cat’s Club has live jazz music as well as evening painting classes, while Mardi Grogs serves specialty drinks that you can even get to go.

 

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3. Disney’s Pop Century Resort

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option and travelling without kids, Disney’s Pop Century Resort is the one to beat!  Walking to your room is like travelling through time, since each section of the resort is dedicated to a specific decade from the 1950s to the 1990s. You’ll find enormous versions of some of the most iconic fads throughout the decades (Rubik’s cubes, disco, jukebox, rollerblades, the list goes on).

The Hippy Dippy Pool features flower power water jets, which are great for relaxing.  There are two other pools (shaped like a bowling pin and computer), and a mile of jogging trails to be discovered around this huge resort complex.

Perhaps one of the most exciting reasons to consider Disney’s Pop Century as your home base is that it will be a stop on the new Disney Skyliner.  You can bypass the buses and hop on a gondola to your destination!

4. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Sophistication and elegance are written all over this deluxe resort themed as a New England yacht club!  Disney’s Yacht Club Resort’s waterfront location is simply stunning, and the luxurious lobby and high-end room finishes will make you feel like royalty.

One of the reasons this resort is perfect for adults is the fine dining experience that awaits at the Yachtsman Steakhouse, on site.  Fancy, but not uncomfortably so, this is the place to be if you’re a fan of steaks, seafood, or delicious food in general!

You can rent watercraft at the Bayside Marina, or soak in one of the hot tubs in the exclusive Stormalong Bay after chilling in the lazy river.  Adults also love this resort’s proximity to Epcot’s World Showcase (just a 5 minute walk away), which is perfect after a busy day eating and drinking your way across the world!

5. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

A moderate level resort, Coronado Springs is a sprawling resort spread around the beautiful Lago Dorado, with a Spanish theme.  We love the recreation activities here; you can play beach volleyball, relax on a hammock in the sand, rent a boat or bike, or take a walk or jog along the nearly mile-long trail that winds along the lake.  The pool complex, with a massive “Mayan” pyramid, is one of our favorites in WDW.

Because Coronado Springs was initially built with convention guests as well as Walt Disney World guests in mind, there are some perks that you don’t get at the other moderate resorts.  Adults will love the huge La Vida Health Club that you can access any time of the day – it’s 3,000 square feet and contains about every cardio and weight machine you could ask for on vacation, as well as a sauna and tanning facilities (even access to personal trainers!).

Or, if sweating isn’t your idea of relaxing, you can check out the Casa de Belleza Salon, with a full range of hair styling, coloring, makeup and nail services.

About Stacy Milford

Stacy has lived in 4 countries on 3 continents, and travels whenever humanly possible. Passionate about music theatre, dessert, and adventure in the great wide somewhere, she visits Walt Disney World every year, usually during Halloween! Stacy currently divides her time between writing and teaching English as a second language to children in China, and is pretty sure growing up is over-rated.