You may remember a few months ago when I went to Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights. I stayed at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort and felt like I had stepped back in time. This time it when I headed to Orlando for the Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Celebration I got to stay at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort and felt like I had stepped on a Polynesian island.
We think every island paradise should have three things: sun, sand—and tons of palm trees. Good news: at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® you’ll find all three, plus so much more. This is your chance to enjoy a South Seas vacation without sailing halfway around the globe. Feel the excitement of a time when adventurous travelers first island-hopped the South Pacific. A lagoon and sandy-white beach set the stage for your adventure. But the magic doesn’t stop there...
The Loews Royal Pacific Resort is absolutely gorgeous. The one thing I have always loved about anything at Universal Orlando is that no detail is too small to be overlooked. From fresh orchids in the lobby to flower leis upon checkin, you truly feel like you are in another place far, far away. Now, I have never been to any of the islands, but the grounds reminded me of photographs my mother has shown me from the time she lived in Hawaii. Being that I absolutely hate to fly over water, it was nice to get the experience of being there... without the long flight.
The Loews Royal Pacific Resort is located on the Universal Orlando property - making it super simple to either walk the gorgeous walking trail or hop on the water taxi to get to the parks and CityWalk. If you drove - like I did - you can easily park or valet your car... and never have to see it again until you check out. The water taxi runs every few minutes, so we all went back and forth several times - in the morning to go to the parks, and then in the afternoon to enjoy CityWalk. It was so nice to just jump on the boat and not have to worry about driving or getting lost or parking.
The rooms were nice and spacious - and the beds were crazy comfortable. Even the vanity area had plenty of room for both Joy and I to get ready without bumping in to one another. The room as plenty of power outlets too - something I have always said hotel rooms should have more of. They even had an iHome Alarm Clock Radio, so we could plug our iPhones in and jam out to the Maroon5 album 😉
Like all Universal Orlando Properties, you can spend an entire day at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort without even having to go to a park and still have an amazing time.. which is exactly what we did our last day there. There is a great pool staff that will help you get set up with your chairs, chair covers, as many towels as you need - they even have staff to bring you drinks and food all day long! We only moved from our lounge chairs to get into the pool to cool off. It was absolutely blissful.
If you are planning a trip to Universal Orlando, I would highly suggest staying at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. All guests receive exclusive theme-park benefits that will make your time at Universal Orlando even more thrilling. It starts with Universal Expresssm Unlimited Ride Access* to skip the regular lines in both theme parks all day—a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day. (Valid theme park admission required.) Plus, there’s Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme park opens.
Check out the Loews Royal Pacific Website to read more about what the property has to offer and to book your room!