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We Went There: Soaking Up The Grove Resort & Water Park In Orlando

Situated a stone throw away from Orlando’s major attractions, The Grove Resort & Water Park in Orlando (Florida) stands as a gateway to an unforgettable holiday experience in the United States.


  • The Grove Resort & Water Park offers self-catering accommodation, in close proximity to major Orlando attractions including Universal Studios and Disney World Resorts.
  • Centrally located near various attractions, this resort offers a perfect blend of comfort, entertainment, and relaxation.
  • With its own water park, lake and pools, The Grove Resort & Water Park offers an oasis retreat from the adventures of greater Orlando in the United States.
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The Sandton Times visited Florida in the United States to experience some of the world’s most desired holiday destinations for the young and the young at heart. There is certainly no greater place to overdose on fun, fantasy and exploration like Orlando, a city that has become synonymous with mega-theme parks and entertainment for the whole family.


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The Grove Resort & Water Park offers an escape from the adventures of greater Orlando. Pace yourself with a break back at the resort in-between theme park visits. Image: The Sandton Times

With an array of accommodation options to consider, finding a suitable ‘base’ to explore from, presents a maze of options. The Grove Resort & Water Park located just under 10km from Walt Disney World Resort presents a familiar environment for South African travellers: a self-catering, resort style hotel offering that caters to families of all ages. As a Walt Disney World Good Neighbour Hotel and having picked up the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2023, The Grove Resort & Water Park offers both a great place to explore Orlando from as well as offering guests an array of activities at the resort itself.


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Bedrooms in The Grove Resort & Water Park suites come with an en-suite bathroom. Image: The Sandton Times

The two and three bedroom suites are like an apartment, with a fully equipped kitchen, full-size washer/dryer, separate living and dining area as well as en-suite bathrooms, providing the flexibility to have a ‘home away from home’ experience or take full advantage of all the hospitality options at the resort or around town.


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Suites at The Grove Resort & Water Park come with an all-in kitchen offering guests the flexibility to make themselves at home. Image: The Sandton Times

The Springs Pool, bordering the serene Lake Austin, offers guests a chance to unwind in three full-sized pools, an oversized hot tub, a children’s splash area, and private cabanas. These are great for those opting to take a break between exploring some of the many parks around Orlando.


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The Spring Pools, with a daily temperature maintained at a soothing 28°C, provide the perfect escape from the bustling pace of visiting Orlando’s attractions. Image: The Sandton Times

At Surfari Water Park, a world of aquatic adventures unfolds with a FlowRider Double surf simulator, dual water slides, a lazy river, and a dedicated kids’ activity pool—all free for resort guests. For an elevated experience, reserve a private cabana with amenities like a dining set, lounge chairs, a cooler with ice, water bottles, and even a television.


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Surfari Water Park offers resort guests a plethora of aquatic adventures, featuring a FlowRider Double surf simulator and water slides—all complimentary for guests staying at the resort. Image: The Sandton Times

Nature enthusiasts can indulge in fishing at the Lake Austin Pier, where bass, bluegill, sunfish, and catfish abound. The serene lakeside setting provides a picturesque backdrop for a variety of resort watersports.


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The Grove Resort & Water Park dining spots complement the experience, offering refreshing drinks and meals. Image: The Sandton Times

For those enchanted by the magic of Disney, The Grove Resort & Water Park is just moments away from Walt Disney World Resort. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Disney, exploring the four theme parks—Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The resort’s proximity to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure adds an extra layer of excitement, with thrilling rides inspired by blockbuster movies. Best yet, The Grove Resort & Water Park does offer a complimentary shuttle bus to get to some of these major attractions, which is included in a daily resort fee.


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The Grove Resort & Water Park covers a large area, offering those who haven’t gotten enough steps in at the theme park, plenty of space to stretch their legs. Image: The Sandton Times

This fee includes perks like transportation to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld, entrance to The Springs Pools, resort-wide Wi-Fi, in-suite amenities, and unlimited 24/7 access to the Fitness Center.


The Grove Resort & Water Park will be expanding its offering later this year. The Terraces at The Grove, the fourth and final addition to The Grove Resort & Water Park, is poised to make its debut in June of 2024. This sophisticated, upscale, adult-centric hotel offering nestled within the sprawling grounds of The Grove promises guests a serene and secluded retreat, offering panoramic views of the picturesque Lake Austin.


Comprising studio rooms, one-bedroom suites, and two-bedroom suites, The Terraces will provide a range of luxurious accommodations with amenities such as a private pool adorned with cabanas, a chic poolside bar, a cozy fire pit seating area, a state-of-the-art gym, and convenient offerings like Byte—a grab-and-go market—and Dyve—a stylish lounge, guests can indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation throughout their stay.


Boasting 160 guest rooms, each equipped with its own check-in area, The Terraces will ensure a seamless and tranquil experience for visitors seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of Orlando.


For more information or to book, visit The Grove Resort & Water Park website.


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