Westgate Resorts invited me to experience a Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Event. Most expenses were covered, and all opinions are my own.
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If you have been thinking about a vacation with awesome amenities, dining, and entertainment, you will want to check out my recent experience at the Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida!
When I arrived at the Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, I first checked in at the front desk, and then was provided an escorted drive to my room by a very friendly gentleman named David.
David, who has been an employee of the resort for over 12 years, went in the room first to make sure everything was in good working order. He then gave me a tour of the “Home Away From Home” I would be staying in for the next couple of days.
As he left the room, he told me to call him if I needed anything.
Talk about luxury, I was set-up in the One-Bedroom Deluxe Villa that included a King Bed and Queen Sleeper Sofa, plus a dining and living room area.
It also had a double sink bathroom with shower, and an adjoining hot tub.
I have to say that I was extremely impressed by the kitchen. With my family of 5, having a fully equipped area to cook in is an absolute must when on long-term vacation stays.
There were also 2 flat screen televisions, a washer and dryer, and a furnished balcony. The resort also offers comfortable studio units to spacious two, three, or four bedroom grand villas that sleep up to 16 people.
Once I was settled in my room, I logged in via the FREE Wi-Fi and worked for a while.
After relaxing in the room, I headed out on a tour of the property along with others who were also attending the event. Our first stop was an on-site Arcade.
We then visited a children’s activity center with bikes, a “Stuff-N-Fluff” workshop for making stuffed animals, and supplies for painting crafts. Each was available for a minimal fee.
Next stop, was the tennis courts along with a 18-hole miniature golf course. My kids would have loved the mini-golf for sure.
After that, we walked down towards the water and saw paddle boats and kayaks. These are also available via rental.
The view of the water was so nice, and they certainly had a crowd that day.
A couple of our stops also included visiting 2 of the 7 heated outdoor pools on the premises.
They both were beautiful, and one also included a water feature for kids.
We then stopped by Joe’s Marketplace & Deli. This convenience store has snacks and other foods you can prepare up in your room.
Finally, we visited the Westgate Smokehouse Grill, which is one of many dining locations on site.
I actually had the breakfast buffet there the next day, and it was fully loaded and delicious.
After the tour of the property, I rested in my room for a bit and then went back to the Westgate Smokehouse Grill for a VIP dinner. Our group dined with residents, and got to enjoy fabulous food, drinks, music, and dancing.
I was super excited about the beautiful and tasty desserts.
The next day we ventured off property at 5 am to take a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Orlando Balloon Adventures and hung out the rest of the day at the resort.
Later that evening, we went out to dinner at Bongos in Downtown Disney, and attended a performance of Cirque du Soleil La Nouba.
Since La Nouba doesn’t allow photography, I snapped a shot of my ticket and the pre-show performance by 2 hilarious clowns. If you are looking for a circus performance that has a little bit of something for everyone in the family, this show does exactly that.
There are tight rope walkers, trapeze artists, bikes stunts, trampolines, plus so much more. It is a constantly moving environment and is really an amazing performance.
The next morning on “check out” day, I decided to pay a visit to the Serenity Spa. I wanted to get a massage, and since I was way over due for a haircut I decided to set-up an appointment at the salon.
When I entered, I was greeted by the Spa Manager Sharon and was then taken to the back to get ready for my treatments. There I was given a robe and slippers to change into.
The entire Spa was beautifully decorated and the staff could not have been any nicer.
While I waited I could have also soaked in the Hydrotherapy Spa, visited the Eucalyptus Steam Room, or used the Redwood Sauna. Next door was even a gym available for use. I was also invited to grab a snack and one of the staff members even got me a cup of coffee.
I had a great massage performed by Lissette and also got a new “DO” styled by Donna. By the time I left to head home, I felt relaxed and revitalized.
As you can tell, I had an AWESOME and RELAXING time at the Westgate Resort & Spa. I think what impressed me most was how kind and established the staff was, how clean and updated the rooms were, and how much there is to do without even leaving the property.
If you are looking to experience a similar vacation, Westgate Resort & Spa is offering La Nouba Weekend in the month of June. It includes 3 nights, 2 Tickets to the show, along with a $100 Downtown Disney Dining Certificate.
This is only $299 per couple and you will also save an extra 10% off when you use the code BLOGGER!!!
These events sell out quickly, Call 1-877-326-6003 or visit http://bit.ly/SZmjGX.
When was the last time you made a trip to the Orlando area? Which amenities at the Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa do you like best?
The Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is located at 10000 Turkey Lake Rd. Orlando, Florida 32819.