So close, but a world away. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is just hours from Walt Disney World, but the quaint charm of this Atlantic Coast hideaway makes you feel like you’re in a world apart. The resort is nestled between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, right in the heart of scenic Vero Beach, Florida.
All rooms at Vero Beach Resort range from studios that sleep up to four adults to two-bedroom villas that sleep up to nine adults. Another minor detail – EACH room has a balcony! As with most Disney resort hotels, Preferred Rooms may offer guests better views and a more convenient location within the resort area. The PlanDisney PDF pocket guide offers more details on the different room types.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort offers a main dining option – Grill Wind and Waves. Here you can have your meals seated for breakfast and dinner. Proximity Wind and Wave Market offers light meals and snacks on the go. The Green Cabin Room lounge serves small bites and refreshing drinks at certain times of the day.
Outside of the resort, Vero Beach is full of amazing restaurants, and guests can easily travel outside of the resort for plenty of other tempting options. If you’re looking for a half-gallon of milk or a few last-minute souvenirs to take home, Island Grove Packing Company offers small groceries and resort-specific goods.
Guests looking to soak up the Florida sun need only look east. The Atlantic Ocean awaits, and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort offers a private section of beach just for resort guests. If saltwater isn’t your thing, the Vero Beach Pool gives all the sensations of fresh water. Kids (and kids at heart) will have a blast hurtling down the Pirate’s Plunge waterslide. The swimming pool also offers a hot tub and a paddling pool for children. Poolside drinks are available at Wind and Waves Bar.
The Seagrape Banquet Hall is home to Goofy’s Beachside Character Breakfast and Pirate Night Dinner. As of this post, both experiences are temporarily unavailable, but are expected to return at some point. Check with Disney’s Vero Beach Resort website for the latest station news and options.
Apart from swimming, Vero Beach is full of other activities to enjoy. Sea turtles are the focus of some of the protected beach areas, and guests can observe some of the seasonal nesting activities and conservation efforts.
Golf enthusiasts can spend time on the courses at one of the many local courses. Back at the resort, Port Holes Miniature Golf offers nine holes of whimsical pirate golf for the whole family.
Several other sporting activities are available at the resort, including tennis, basketball, fishing, bicycle rental, and more. Sea water sports rentals include jet skis, boogie boards, kayaks and other water sports equipment.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort can serve as a wonderful warm-up to your Walt Disney World vacation, or would be equally invaluable as a way to wind down after a busy vacation in the parks, while enjoying the magic of Disney.
planDisney Pocket Guides are especially helpful for guests considering staying at a resort they’ve never seen before.experimented. Pocket guides take the form of 5-14 page PDF slides, easily printable and saveable on smart devices. They offer effective snapshots of station basics, including:
- Transportation options
- Room sizes
- Food and drink options and locations
- Swimming pools and recreational activities
- tips from the planDisney panel
See the full list of planDisney Pocket Guide summaries here.
In addition to the Disney Parks Blog, planDisney also publishes pocket guides through their PageInstagram. Following their IG feed can be the best way to keep up to date with the latest releases. We’ll continue to update this list of pocket guides as planDisney releases them.
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