Three Top Disney Resort Hotels for a Magical Disney Honeymoon
Three Top Disney Hotel Choices for Your Disney Honeymoon
After the stress and excitement of the wedding day has passed, many couples look forward to some much-deserved alone time together on a honeymoon vacation of their dreams. There are limitless choices for honeymoon destinations around the globe, but if you’re a tried and true Disney couple (or at least one of you is), the addition of a little Disney magic can really take your Disney honeymoon to the next level.
Disney has some amazing resort destinations and just about any one of them could make a great honeymoon spot for a Disney couple. While each Disney Resort has its own unique charm and appeal, there are three in particular that stand out as the odds-on favorites if a Disney honeymoon is in your future.
Here are my top three recommendations for a honeymoon at a Disney resort hotels.
1. Disney Aulani Resort & Spa (Ko’olina, Oahu, Hawaii)
There’s a good reason why the alluring Hawaiian Islands appear on just about every honeymoon destinations list out there and if you are a planning a Disney honeymoon, you are in luck.
Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa is a spectacular island resort that is ideally nestled between lush green mountains and the inviting Hawaiian Pacific waters. This hotel is located just far enough from the crowds of Honolulu that you are away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist area, but still close enough to enjoy day trips to shop, dine or sightsee (if you can manage to break away from the endless variety of amazing things to see and do at this first-class stunning property).
As you would expect, Aulani offers a full range of rooms and rates, from standard rooms to luxurious suites. There are also pool areas that have to be seen to be believed (including a brand new area with awesome views), picture-perfect white sand beaches kissed by Pacific waves, a full-service spa and fitness center, endless activities and entertainment, and a full range of dining experiences all onsite and within reach. Don’t confuse Aulani with a theme park resort as Hawaiian tradition is held in high regard here. While you do get the first class Disney customer service and amenities that you expect, the Disney magic and pixie dust is kept to a level in perfect harmony with the glorious tropical surroundings of this must-see resort.
For Disney honeymoon experience in the unbeatable Hawaiian Islands, Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa is tough to beat.
2. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida)
When people talk about a Disney fairytale wedding, nine times out of 10 this is the place they’re talking about.
If your Disney honeymoon dreams (and budget) include something perhaps a little closer to home, look no further than Disney’s Crown Jewel resort at Walt Disney World in Florida.
With a fairytale castle as your backdrop, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers upscale deluxe accommodations that will wrap your Disney honeymoon in luxury and relaxation. Here you’ll experience a Disney honeymoon surrounded by the very best that Disney has to offer. Some of Disney’s finest restaurants are located onsite and there is a luxurious new spa, two pools and sprawling Victorian surroundings complete with a full-fledged wedding chapel right next door.
This resort was designed to cater to your every whim and for honeymooning couples, the Grand Floridian is a popular place to let go and unwind in the “most magical place on earth.” Relax on a hammock on the beach, sip a cocktail in the lounge, enjoy a romantic nighttime fireworks cruise, or enjoy a fun and entertaining character dinner with Cinderella herself right in your hotel. Whatever your Disney desires may be, the Grand Floridian aims to deliver.
If it’s romance that you want, you’ll find it here when your stroll the grounds after dark, surrounded by Disney magic. Take an evening walk to the waterfront to watch the Electrical Water Pageant or Magic Kingdom fireworks and revel in the beauty and glamour of these first-class surroundings.
There is a wide array of rooms here in both the main building and outer buildings. While there are luxurious suites available for those who want to go all out, you don’t need to book one to have an amazing experience at the Grand Floridian Resort. For an ideal Disney honeymoon experience, look into a Club Level King, Theme Park View room in the Royal Palm Club. This will give you a great view of Cinderella Castle and the nightly Wishes fireworks display right from your private balcony. As a bonus, these rooms are located in a quieter part of the resort and you will be fully pampered with the Club Level experience.
Regardless of your room choice, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is an excellent choice for those looking to have their honeymoon in pure Disney luxury amidst the magic of Walt Disney World Resort.
Brides Magazine recently named the Grand Floridian as #13 on their list of the top 20 best honeymoon resorts in the U.S.
3. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida)
If the airfare to Hawaii is a bit of a stretch and the rates of the Grand Floridian are just out of reach, you can get the best of both worlds at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Located directly across from the Magic Kingdom and right on the monorail line, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a little piece of paradise with a South Pacific flare. The grounds of this resort will immerse you in the lush green vegetation and tropical ambiance of the islands — yet you have entire magic of the Walt Disney World Resort experience of parks and entertainment within easy access at all times.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will appeal to couples who enjoy more casual surroundings but who still want first-class amenities. Here you will find walkways surrounded by tropical foliage, gardens and waterways. The Polynesian has probably the best white sand beaches of any Disney World resort and snuggling up together in a hammock on the beach here to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks is about as romantic as it gets.
My room recommendations for honeymooners here would be a Bora Bora Bungalow on the waterfront, or a third-floor Theme Park View room in the Hawaii Longhouse, King Kamehameha Club. At the latter you will experience the unbeatable Club Level amenities (including nightly aperitifs), along with a first-class view of Cinderella Castle, the nightly fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant all from the privacy of your own balcony.
In my next article I will cover more great options for Disney honeymoons. Have you had a Disney honeymoon?
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