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Reunion Resort Makes a Splash in Orlando

written by | Posted on September 1st, 2009

Reunion Boulevard makes its way past picture-perfect homes, perfectly manicured green expanses and immaculate golf courses, through neighborhoods with names like Whisper Way and Cabana Court, and for travelers on this boulevard, each bend in the road takes them farther away from the mundane worries associated with everyday life….

This is Reunion Resort….and clients will feel the inviting, friendly and small town vibe the moment their vehicle passes through the security gates and they start making their way down Reunion Boulevard. It’s truly a perfect place for some family bonding—and it’s tucked away in one of the world’s most family-friendly destinations, Orlando.

“Reunion offers accommodations from 1- to 3-bedroom villas as well as entire homes, and each accommodation comes equipped with a full kitchen and laundry closet,” says Nikki Lindgren, director of public relations and communications. “These features are not only convenient but also economical. Additionally, while Reunion is in close proximity to Disney and other Orlando attractions, the property is far enough removed to be outside the mayhem.”

And it’s that feeling of being “outside the mayhem” that is really reflective of a stay at Reunion. Your family clients will feel as if they’re in their own little bubble. And really, they will be, as Reunion offers more than just family-friendly accommodations. Indeed, this 2,300-acre resort has it all for the entire family—from exquisite dining, a boutique spa and top-notch golf courses, to Kids Crew day camps, a personal concierge, and the star attraction for most everyone in the family—a multi-acre water park.

“splish, splash” To stay at the resort and not take advantage of the water park—don’t mind the countless attractions awaiting families outside the resort’s gates—would be a sin. There’s a lazy river to joyfully float down at a leisurely pace; there are water slides to be conquered; and there’s a water playground that makes even the most serious of us get down-right silly. This is one place where grandma, grandpa, mom, dad and the kids—no matter what age—will all be in sync. And with its full food and beverage service, beautiful tropical landscaping, countless lounge areas, both shady and sunny, and countless family activities—think Underwater Treasure Dives, Lawn Games, Sand Art, and Slide Contests—it’s an ideal way to really enjoy one of the resort’s many amenities. And speaking of countless activities, guests of the resort are given an “Activities” book, which changes on a monthly basis and includes a jam-packed schedule of fun things to do around the resort. There’s everything from yoga classes to Dive in Movie Nights, as well as holiday-specific activities, and, of course, kids’ tennis programs and bicycle rentals. This, in addition to the Kids Crew day camps for kids ages 4-12 (half- and full-day camps are offered at a nominal cost) and The Hideaway, ideal for kids 6 and up, and featuring everything from Nintendo Wii Sports Tournaments to TGIF Teen Nights.

more sophisticated pursuits And while the kids are up to their own thrills, mom, dad and the rest of the gang can take advantage of the other more “grownup” activities offered on site, including golf, tennis and spa treatments. In fact, golf aficionados will be ecstatic as the resort offers not one, not two, but three championship-caliber courses—with Tom Watson’s 7,154-yard Independence; Arnold Palmer’s 6,916-yard Legacy and Jack Nicklaus’ 7,300-yard Tradition.

“We have superior Signature golf courses, but you have to know how to play golf to score here,” says Peter Bonell, v.p. of sales and marketing at Reunion, about Tradition. And for those who do need to hone their skills, the resort is home to the ANNIKA Academy (so-named for golf pro Annika Sorenstam). Here, guests can partake in the ANNIKA Academy Experience: 2- and 3-day golf schools under the instruction of Henri Reis, Annika’s swing coach, and LPGA winner Charlotta Sorenstam; fitness training with Annika’s personal trainer; and the opportunity to play nine holes with Annika herself. Tee off time, anyone?

If your clients are more inclined toward tennis, well Reunion has taken care of them as well with a Tennis Centre that features six state-of-the-art hydro-grid tennis courts equipped for night play, as well as private and group lessons and clinics targeted for adults and children. There’s everything from a 1-hour New-to-Tennis clinic to a Power-Play clinic designed specifically for men.