Sheraton’s Vistana Resort
Example Booking: 47,000 eXpectations points, 7-nights, October 2017, 2-bed, sleeps 6
As an example of how eXpectations members could have used their points this fantastic holiday was available on RCI’s website on 16/01/2017 for members to book 7-nights from 21st – 28th October 2017 in a delightful, two-bedroom villa (sleeping 6) for only 47,000 points. Guests at the RCI Gold Crown Sheraton’s Vistana Resort are invited to enjoy an extensive selection of facilities, superb amenities, and luxury accommodation. Orlando International Airport is approximately 17 miles from the resort, making it a brief 20-minute drive to the start of your holiday.
Situated in the heart of Orlando, Florida, with the world-famous theme parks sitting on its doorstep this is a highly desirable 4-star complex settled within 135-acres of beautiful gardens and lakes, making it the perfect holiday destination for the whole family.
Orlando, “The City Beautiful”
The city of Orlando is situated in central Florida boasting the stunning Lake Eola, earning it the nickname “The City Beautiful” and of course the more obvious “Theme Park Capital of the World”.
Watch the kid’s faces light up with a fun-packed week at the Sheraton Vistana Resort in the UK October half-term school holidays. This is a wonderful time of the year to visit as Orlando experiences long, sunny days with comfortable temperatures around 24-degrees Celsius, perfect for enjoying the exciting outdoor activities.
RCI Gold Crown Sheraton Vistana Resort
From over 5,500 TripAdvisor reviewers, a massive 84% rated their stay at Sheraton’s Vistana Resort as either “Excellent” or “Very Good”! It comes as no surprise then that the resort won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence (2016), as well as Green Leaders Gold Level for its commitment to eco-friendly practices.
Sheraton’s Vistana Resort has so much entertainment on offer, you will not want to leave. Soak up the Florida sunshine around one of seven pools, join in the poolside activities including scuba diving and take a relaxing dip in one of eight whirlpools. Kids will be kept busy with hours of fun in the Jungle Gym and an excellent itinerary of activities on offer. Teenagers will make new friends playing mini-golf or dancing to live DJ music in the Teen Night Disco. All ages can enjoy the indoor games room which include snooker tables or venture outdoors for a round of tennis with a choice of 12 courts and try your hand at volleyball and basketball. Stay in shape with excellent health programmes in the Sheraton Fitness Centre.
Whether you are looking for a hearty American breakfast or mouth-watering burger for lunch Zimmie’s Sports Bar is the place to be. Enjoy a light snack and a refreshing drink whilst listening to the relaxing sounds of the water fountains at Castaways Poolside Grill & Bar. Liven up meal times in Tacky Tiki Bar & Grill restaurant, the wacky poolside restaurant with its brightly coloured beach theme décor creates a fun atmosphere for all. Enjoy a wide choice of dishes, including pizzas, Hawaiian dishes, healthy salads, and smoothies. If you prefer the privacy of your own villa then pick up all the required groceries at The Market Place or place a 72-hour pre-order service to fill your fridge with all your favourite items.
Your stay at Sheraton’s Vistana Resort means top-quality accommodation, excellent facilities, and a prime location. The classically designed rooms provide rustic wood furnishings and pastel colour décor to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere. An elegant open-plan kitchen offering all the necessary amenities overlooks the spacious dining area. At the end of a long, exciting day unwind in the comfort of Sheraton’s Signature Beds along with many more room amenities for your pleasure.
Florida, The Sunshine State
The sunny state of Florida attracts people of all ages to discover a magical world of adventure and invites visitors to fulfil childhood dreams.
The adrenaline rush of Walt Disney World theme park is an approximate 5-minute drive from Sheraton’s Vistana Resort. Scream with excitement on the exhilarating rides and meet the famous Disney stars or disappear on a fantasy trip to the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure was voted the No.1 Amusement Park in the World by TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice (2016). It’s easy to see why with 93% of nearly 40,000 previous patrons rating their visit as either “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Also making it into the Top 3 Amusement Parks were Discovery Cove and the Magic Kingdom at 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Enjoy incredible moments at Discovery Cove by experiencing close encounters with bottlenose dolphins, snorkel with curious otters, feed tropical birds in the lush gardens and soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful lagoon. Visit Cinderella’s enchanting castle at the Magic Kingdom and take a memorable photo of the little ones cuddling Mickey Mouse.
To save time book your Orlando attractions tickets through the friendly staff at Sheraton’s tickets and transportation desk, located in the reception area. Many popular attractions require pre-booked tickets, therefore, to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book in advance.
The magic of Florida does not end with its beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring theme parks and glorious weather. Orlando offers so much more, including Falcon’s Fire Golf Course, considered the best in the state or only a mile from the resort, visit Amway Centre to enjoy a musical, theatre show with world-famous performers or even a basketball game. Pick up a clothes label bargain at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.
The holiday state of Florida is so unique because it has so much to offer which ensures every visitor will feel like they have had the holiday of a lifetime.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent holiday. 7-nights at Sheraton’s Vistana Resort were available on Booking.com during 21st – 28th October 2017 within a 2-bedroom villa (sleeping 6) for £1,154 plus a 12.5% Tax which came to a total price of: £1,298.25 (based on 4 people sharing when we looked on 16/1/2017).
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Sheraton’s Vistana Resort during the same dates also within a 2-bedroom villa (sleeping 6) for 47,000 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 16/1/2017).
For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £549 (at the time of writing: 24/1/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 47,000 points, 1x annual membership and 1x online RCI exchange fee.
|Associated maintenance fees for 47,000 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£271|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£0|
So, by making this points booking, members of eXpectations Plus could have made a potential saving of over £700, based on the comparison above.
See for yourself! Check out the costs of a 2-bedroom villa sleeping up to 6 people for 7 nights during October at Sheraton’s Vistana Resort on Booking.com.