First of all, we absolutely love our stays with Omni. Whether it’s in Pennsylvania to Florida, each has such character, amazing staff and service, quality food and wine selections, beautiful pools, stunning views, and comfortable accommodations. This 4-star luxury resort was no different! This Omni Orlando offers a day-spa, multiple restaurants, two world-class golf courses, water parks, water slides, a lazy river and Orlando’s only resort wave pool! You must try!
Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf (18 of which we got to play!) and 15 acres of recreation ( think: various sparkling and refreshing pools, par-3 golf, tennis, soccer fields, basketball courts, walking and jogging paths, etc) Omni Orlando’s Four Diamond resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting and leisure destinations. There was actually a conference and wedding that went on during our stay!
Located 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), 20 minutes from Universal Studios and Sea World, and a shuttle ride away from Disney World parks— Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate is such al nice, secluded destination to retire to after a busy day in Disney!
We flew to Orlando at the end of August to stay at the beautiful 4-Diamond resort for a fun little getaway! We celebrated my mom’s birthday while we were there at the Omni and we all just had a ton of fun.
lol Helpful travel things to note: August is a great time to get that last bit of Summer excitement in with some moderate traveling rates. One thing to look out for when planning a trip this month will always be the potential hurricane weather and rainfall. It does rain just about every day, so just keep that in mind when planning your schedule. 🙂
Shuttle service through the hotel can be scheduled— just arrange those at least 24 hours ahead of time for the airport pick ups/drop offs, and then consult with concierge when scheduling Disney World park shuttles. We were heading to Disney Springs for the evening and could have taken the shuttle service from Omni to Epcot, to then catch another shuttle from there to Disney Springs. We just took an Uber, but several groups of people seemed to be taking advantage of the shuttle service!
Since we squeezed in a lot of fun into a few days, I will be sharing our loose itinerary that you may find helpful when planning your next trip to Omni Orlando Resort.
1:00pm Arrival to MCO & Uber to Omni
2:30pm Lunch at Crocs at the poolside grille
4:00pm Check-In to our suite!
6:00pm casual dinner at the resort during Steelers game— we watched on the big screen!
8:00pm begin to unwind and enjoy in-suite hot tub, robes, and amenities before calling it a night
7:30am Wake up to in-dining delivery.
8:30am A quick visit to the 24-hour gym session
9:30am Iced coffees from the Broadway Deli
9:45am Read at the Adult pool
10:30am Tennis courts (you can rent all equipments)
12:30- 4 enjoy the pool, wave pool and lazy river
5:30pm Head to Disney Springs & the shops!
6:30pm Dinner at Raglan Road (so fun and they have live music and Irish dancing!)
8:00pm Ice cream from Ghirardelli and catch the live music at the outdoor theater on the water. Motown was playing this night!
7:40am Tee time at the golf club — we absolutely loved playing 18 here! Tremendous course; beautifully kept greens and fairways, we were given brand-new Callaway Rogue clubs to play with, the golf pro shop staff was wonderful. They were so informative, gave us tips on play, and were very kind.
Pro tip: schedule a very early tee time as temperatures obviously get a bit warm in Orlando! Grab a bite to eat in the clubhouse after your round!
1:00pm change and head to the pool for lunch
2:00pm hit the lazy river x5
5:00pm Wine tasting in the David’s Club
6:00pm Dinner following are David’s Club
8:30am Check- out and departure. Allow for some traffic when you head to the airport! It might only take 25-30 minutes at the right time.
We loved spending a day at the resort where we could totally utilize all the activities, facilities, and amenities that that resort has to offer. If we came back, I’d love to incorporate a day at Disney in there! Since this was a quick trip and we hadn’t planned for that, we still enjoyed Disney Springs so much one evening!! There is a lot to do there and was such a wonderful time for us.