Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando 

Tropical paradise

A lush oasis in the heart of Universal Orlando, this resort will soothe visitors with its beautiful landscaping, sparkling lagoon-style pool, and sandy beach.

Set around a meandering lagoon dotted with towering palm trees, this idyllic resort is like a Caribbean dream tucked away from the excitement of the nearby theme parks. Tumbling waterfalls add to the tropical atmosphere at the enormous pool, which is also kitted out with a waterslide. Cabanas are available to rent, and kids have a water play area and a sandy beach for building epic castles. The Caribbean-theming continues to the Amatista Cookhouse where families can relax over evening meals after fun-filled adventures in the theme parks.

Why we love Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

  • Cuisine inspired by the Caribbean is available at Amatista Cookhouse, and tapas-style bites are paired with rum at the Strong Water Tavern.

  • The exclusive benefits of staying at Universal include Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter up to one hour before the parks open.

  • Hop on a water taxi to meander through the lagoons to the parks and Universal CityWalk. Universal’s Volcano Bay is within easy walking distance.

  • One of the largest pools in Universal with two sandy beaches and exclusive cabanas available to hire. Look out for hula hoop competitions!

4 stars
Mar - Jun, Oct - Dec
Approximately 10 hours to Orlando
In the centre of the action at Universal Orlando, steps from Universal Volcano Bay.
Approx. 30 minutes from Orlando airport
Suitable for children



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Families

Although you’ve got plenty of restaurants in the parks and Universal CityWalk to explore, it’s good to know you’ve got some solid options back at the hotel. New Dutch Trading Co is a grab-and-go that’s particularly handy in the mornings before hitting the parks, and there’s a great pool bar for days spent enjoying the facilities at the resort. For something a little different, try the five-course rum dinner at Strong Water Tavern.

New Dutch Trading Co
Stock up on drinks and snacks ahead of busy days in the parks.

Strong Water Tavern
Indulge in the finest rums paired with tapas and ceviche. Look out for five-course rum dinners paired with Caribbean rums.

Amatista Cookhouse
Caribbean specialities served inside or out. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Drhum Club Kantine
A casual pool bar that’s also an evening hotspot thanks to a firepit area and a killer cocktail list.

We love the atmosphere at Amatista Cookhouse, where you can dine on Caribbean-inspired dishes in circular booths or outside on a lovely terrace.

What's included

Room Only

Guests can use the Mandara Spa over at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. For a workout on holiday, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort has Kalina Heath + Fitness, and there are saunas in the changing rooms. Ask concierge for maps of jogging route maps around the tropical landscaping.

On arrival, check out the activity schedule that may features ping pong competitions, hula hoop contents, and water balloon tosses. If you need some air-conditioned fun, there’s the Calypso Game Room with retro and current arcade and video games.

The enormous pool has a sand beach that’s especially perfect for tiny tots. There’s a water slide, huge hot tub, children’s play area and fire pit area too.

Brilliant for families with kid-friendly menus and well-designed suites for children. But it’s the vast swimming pool that they’ll love with pop-up jets, a beach area, and a waterslide.