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When planning our trip to Florida, our first stop was Orlando. Now I know what you think when you think about Orlando — Disney. For us that was one very important piece to our travel plans, but it was not our whole vacation. After spending hours at the parks all I wanted was for us to have a luxurious, peaceful, getaway to spend our time. After much searching I found the ultimate family friendly getaway in Orlando! Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts felt like a home away from home.


Summer Bay Orlando is offering a 20% discount for any of my readers, family, or friends who want to book a stay at the resort for 2 or more days.  Use this Code: ExploriaMomma2019

I loved that Summer Bay Orlando is so much more than a place to sleep! It is a place to play, relax, laugh, and make memories with those you love. When I am planning our vacations the places we choose to stay are very important to me. I prefer a place that offers relaxation, entertainment, dining, and all that we need in one place. That is exactly what you will find at Summer Bay Orlando! Everything is in one place. You really don’t need to leave unless you want to.

Photo: Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts

Real Florida beauty

The beautifully landscaped 400-acre resort features a 64-acre private lake provides an oasis from the vacation hustle without sacrificing convenience. Summer Bay Orlando is located in Clermont, Florida and is about 10 minutes away from Walt Disney World and Orlando’s world famous attractions. Whether you seek relaxation, exploration, or inspiration, this resort has something for the whole family.

The Rooms

Let me tell you about the rooms! They offer many options. You can enjoy a hotel type room with all the amenities of the resort at the Exploria Express. At Exploria Express, you can experience all the extraordinary amenities of a leisure vacation destination resort and a quiet location from which to call home base during your Orlando vacation.

Then there are the condo style resort options. There are 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms. We stayed in a 2 bedroom at the Summer Bay Orlando Resort. Wake up refreshed and ready for adventure in your plush bed in one of 2 spacious bedrooms. Enjoy a large master suite with your very own balcony and bathroom with a walk in shower, whirlpool tub and large vanity.  You will also have a dining and living room areas, an airy kitchen with full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove and lots of accessories makes dining in convenient and easy including coffee pot, pots, pans, glasses and utensils. There is a large, flat screen TV in every room. Lastly we loved the in-home washer and dryer.

Family activities and amenities

Summer Bay Orlando has fun activities planned for the entire week. There are a few that require a small fee, but many are included in your stay. Activities we enjoyed included the kids pool party, movie, crafts, bingo,  and the evening of dueling pianos!

There is a recreation pavilion that is the ultimate play place. From board games to videos games to arcade games, your kids will love this building! Located here is a movie theater, fitness center, arcade and redemption center. The resort’s recreation pavilion also has video games, a billiards room, a resort lounge, family-friendly activities and other indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.

There are 6 pools to choose from at Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts! We were especially found of the Big Kahuna’s Pool. We had lunch and dinner at the bar and grill and it was awesome! My little guy spent hours in this pool! We attended the kids’ pool party where they had hula hoop contests, musical hula hoops, and other contents and prizes for all! A DJ played kids bop music that we all enjoyed.

We started out one day at the Marina and Aqua Park. You guys, this was a blast! They provide everyone with a life jacket that must be worn in the water. We all took a dip and they kids enjoyed the water sports. The large inflatable slides and trampoline were such fun! You can rent jet skis, paddle boats, or kayaks for more fun on the water.

Ziplining at the resort

And there is more! While visiting Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts we also spent some time at their own Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park. Guests of all ages can play at Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park.  For a fee, guests can zip, jump, climb, slide, splash, bump, all day long. My kids LOVED the zip line! You can purchase a day pass or al a carte activities. See more here. Be sure to stop by and enjoy complimentary access to Parrot’s Landing, the interactive kid’s water playground located near Buccaneer Bay as well!


We had no reason to leave to eat because they have you covered! Summer Bay Orlando offers four casual dining options including full-service, fast take-out, poolside and delivery to satisfy your cravings.

  • Grab a burger and brew at Big Kahuna’s Poolside Bar and Grill (View Menu).
  • Keep cool with a tropical drink from Kokomo’s Lakeside Tiki Bar.
  • Dine with your family for some Italian fare from The Italian Kitchen(View Menu).
  • Hello Coffee Shop serves Starbucks® brand coffee products including refreshing Frappuccinos, warm lattes, and perfectly balanced espressos!

One evening we ordered Pizza from The Italian Kitchen. After a day at the park, we did not want to get out. We wanted to relax in our room so the pizza on the property was perfect!  The next day we had lunch and dinner at the Big Kahuna’s Bar and Grill. There is also a Denny’s just up the road from the resort and a grocery store (Publix) across the street.

As you know, I love my coffee! I was thrilled to see the new Hello Coffee Shop on the property! It offers Starbucks coffee options! I made a few stops by the Hello Coffee Shop to keep me going and to keep up with the kids and all the fun we had planned!

Whether you seek relaxation, exploration, or inspiration, Summer Bay Orlando Resort has something for the whole family. Experience a luxury family destination that delivers the thrill of Orlando’s world-renowned attractions with the comforts of a leisure getaway. Summer Bay Orlando Resort is the perfect Florida getaway for family, fun, and adventure.

For more visit  Summer Bay Orlando Resort.

Thinking about visiting on your next Orlando vacation?

Use my code ExploriaMomma2019 to get a 20% discount off your stay if you book for 2 or more days.  

Thank you Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts for having us and making our vacation memorable!

Heather Brummett

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