SPRING BREAK AT UNIVERSAL’S CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT
Spring break is a great time to visit Orlando, FL as the weather is nice and warm but not humid and the chance of rain is very low. It’s also a great time for families to enjoy fun activities together while the kids are out of school or kindergarten. This year we decided to visit Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which seemed like a perfect hotel for children.
When I arrived at the Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort I fell in love with the retro vibrant vibe with bright colors and color blocking everywhere. As a blogger, I instantly thought how great it will be for taking Instagram photos :p Hotel’s iconic architecture, decor and antique cars parked outside make you feel like you are in 1950’s movie. Even the mannequins in their lobby store have retro hairdos and vintage-look clothes!
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resortis conveniently located right next to Universal’s biggest attraction- Volcano Bay. In fact, you can book a room with a full view of the water park (as we did) and enjoy easy entrance to Volcano Bay one hour before it opens to public!
All rooms are designed with vibrant, fun colors and most have floor-to-ceiling windows. The family suites also have kitchenettes and microwave for easy at-home cooking. I always go for the view, so if you are like me you need to book one of the viewing rooms in one of the two towers. Pizza delivery service is available upon request if you desire to have that “chill in bed” moment 😉
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is an affordable hotel to stay and eat. There are no fancy restaurants but you will find there are LOTS of inexpensive options to dine with your family or take out. Each place is very casual and easy to hang out and not worry about your children running around and disturbing other people.
Bayliner Diner– this is the most convenient place to buy food or eat in one of the comfortable booth tables. The place is like a foodcourt from 1950’s but with modern food like salad bar, Mediterranean food and burgers. It also has a convenience type of corner where you can buy sandwiches and sushi to-go, as well as juices, water and milk. Ice cream and yogurt are also available for purchase along with some yummy toppings.
The Hideaway Bar & Grill and Atomic Tonic– these two bars serve small bites, sandwiches and wraps as well as frozen drinks and alcoholic beverages. Take it poolside or enjoy it in their courtyard while watching one of their flat screen tv’s.
Galaxy Bowl Restaurant– this is actually a bowling alley with a full service restaurant and bar and they serve anything from appetizers and salads to full meals and alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Enjoy it while playing in one of their lanes or while relaxing at one of their tables.
Swizzle Lounge– is a retro-inspired lobby bar that serves snacks and made-to-order cocktails.
The reason I loved Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is because there are TONS of activities and entertainment for both kids and adults!
Pools– there are two big pools, one in each courtyard. One pool comes with its own dive tower-themed water slide and the other has a lazy river. Tube purchase and chic cabana rentals are available for guests of the hotel. Both courtyards have a sand beach with activities for kids and some shaded picnic tables.
Throughout the day you can bring your kids to meet their favorite characters in the lobby. Make sure to bring your camera to record this special moment!
Galaxy Bowling– was one of my favorite activities to do in the evenings. With 10 lanes and full service restaurant and bar, it was a popular choice for families. Adjacent to the Galaxy Bowl is an Ace, the arcade center with lots of modern games.
Before sleep we loved spending time at the fire pits and roast marshmallows on fire. Marshmallow kits are available for purchase (around $4-5) a the Bayliner Diner.