Overlooking the Picturesque Landscaping with the Grande Lakes as a lovely backdrop on the canvas, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes was designed to make you feel something special when you stay. The long drive that you take when you enter the grounds take you winding through and around the property. You can almost hear the Greg Norman Signature Golf course calling your name as you pass multiple fairways and greens. The stunning landscape with all of the many different varieties of flora and large trees line the entire drive up to the resort buildings. As you make it to the resort traffic circle you will see a magnificent fountain in the middle welcoming you with the sounds of flowing water.

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The main building that you enter to check in is a really attractive structure with 14 total floors and towers that reach above the building on both sides. Lining the entry way as you drive up, there are many Palm Trees that wave to you and invite you to come up to the front door. After you have completed your check-in, you will want to visit the accommodations that you will have for the amount of your stay. The accommodations include your choice of standard guest rooms or more luxurious and spacious suites. There are also club level rooms that allow access to additional amenities. All of the rooms come with their own private balcony and are rich and inviting with luxurious bedding and designer toiletries. Everything around you is first class and it does not matter what you choose, it will be the best place you have ever stayed.

Swimming at the Ritz

The Swimming Pool at this resort is a nice quiet location for guests to sit back and relax while taking in the rays by the pool. There are also Cabanas at this pool that are available for rent on a daily basis. If you really want to experience the high-life, you should rent one of these for at least one day during your visit. If you are looking for an abundance of Water Fun activities, you should take the family and head over to the sister resort, JW Marriott Orlando. This is one of the greatest features about this resort. It is actually made up of 2 properties, side by side and each one shares its amenities with the other. The JW has an amazingly large Swimming Pool area with a monster size Lazy River. As you float along you will see and hear the waterfalls circulating the water in the pool. There is also a huge whirlpool that has a waterfall that flows behind it. This is a great place for the entire family to enjoy because there is literally something for everyone and every age group. The JW Marriott pool also has cabana rentals if you are interested. Towels are available for pickup when you enter the pool locations so you do not have to be concerned with bringing any from your room.

Staying at the Grande Lakes Resort area is like staying inside of a small city. You really do have everything that you need without leaving the property. There are many different places to dine and since you have shared amenities between the two hotels, you also have access to the restaurants at these locations as well. If you have decided that you want to head out for something different to eat or maybe to enjoy some of the entertainment while dining, you are situated in the heart of Orlando and there are many different locations that you can choose from.

Even though this is a 5-star resort, you have the amenities to share across the entire location so enjoy the activities that can bring the family together while you are here. The tennis courts are first rate and you also have access to a sand volleyball court as well. If you are interested in heading out on the lake, there is a small sandy beach area by the shore that you can rent a kayak and paddle your way around this area. This allows you to enjoy the sights from a completely different perspective. The kids will enjoy the fact that there is a full arcade even if they do have to take a short stroll over to the JW Marriott.