Thanks to Bookit.com, who sponsored our “Great Family Vacation 2011”, I was able to meet Larry Davis. Larry manages two great properties in Orlando, Caribe Cove Resort and Bahama Bay Resort. They are both just a short distance from Disney Theme Parks and all the other great places to experience in Orlando.
We first stayed at Bahama Bay Resort located in the city of Davenport, which is literally a few miles from Disney. Bahama Bay Resort is quiet, cozy, and full of great amenities.
Upon arrival you will notice the large rooms with high ceilings and clean interiors. Bahama Bay Resort boasts large two and three bedroom villas, and that is exactly what you will get.
Along with the large rooms ideal for families on vacation, you have a full kitchen as well. This is the only way to travel! Save some money and make some meals while you on vacation. You will feel right at home in the kitchen and with a dishwasher too, cleanup is easy! There is a Publix Supermarket a little over a mile away, so you can really save money and time by shopping and making some meals at your villa.
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Each Villa has its own laundry area. Washing machines and dryers are a huge help when traveling with kids!
Bahama Bay is extremely child friendly, with pools, restaurants, movie rentals, and a nature trail all on site. The nature trail is so much fun to take a walk around. You will see birds, turtles and maybe some tiny frogs! My kids loved it!
Also on the property is not one, but two restaurants for those times you just don’t feel like cooking. Mambo’s is located at the clubhouse and Tradewinds is by the pool/beach area. Both offer a wide range of food and prices are decent.
Since Caribe Cove and Bahama Bay are managed by Integra Resorts, we had the privilege of staying at both. While we enjoyed each resort, Caribe Cove is our favorite.
Caribe Cove is luxury at an extremely affordable price. The rooms are HUGE with plenty of space to relax and with a cost of around $100 a night, you can’t go wrong! The pool overlooks a gorgeous lake, where we saw a mother otter and her babies playing one afternoon.
Flat screen TV’s in the rooms are a huge help when you have small kids. After a long day of getting around Orlando, you need to relax. It is perfect to send the kids to play in one room and watch a movie while you relax in another! We also had free high speed internet which comes with all of the rooms. Very important when on vacation and just can’t leave the office home.
The kitchen at Caribe Cove was beautiful. It was large enough to have several people cooking and still be comfortable. Bar stools at the counter overlook the sink and stove area, this kitchen was perfect! All appliances were modern complete with ice dispenser in the fridge.
Caribe Cove also offers a large dining area with a six person table. Ideal for my family of five!
The master bedroom and family room shared a large deck screened in so you don’t have to worry about those pesky Florida love bugs! There is a small deck off of the other bedroom, it was the perfect place to watch the Disney fireworks nightly with my kids as they were already in their pajamas ready for bed. Yes! You can watch the Disney World fireworks right from your deck! Pretty cool!
Hands down one of the best resorts we have ever visited and the ONLY place we will stay when we travel back and forth from Atlanta to Orlando. Additional amenities are Steam Room & Sauna and a 24-Hour Fitness Center, Locker Rooms, and Showers.
Caribe Cove offers great discounts on their FACEBOOK page, so please check that out and like them while you’re there!