10 Best Disney Resorts For Honeymoon

Walt Disney World is in our opinion one of the most magical and romantic destinations for a honeymoon.

Whether you’re a fan of classic Disney fairytales or you’re looking for a more contemporary and luxurious experience, there’s a Disney resort that’s perfect for every couple.

However, with so many amazing options to choose from, it can be tough to know where to start. Which is why we’ve put together this guide to the best Disney resorts for your honeymoon.

1. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of the most luxurious hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort and hosts a number of weddings as well as famous celebrity faces throughout the year.

This resort has been inspired by the grand Victorian seaside resorts of the late 19th century and features elegant architecture and decor.

It’s also the closest hotel to the iconic Magic Kingdom park which can be accessed via the monorail, a walkway or by boat and subsequently benefits from incredible views of the evening fireworks from various locations (including selected rooms).

The amenities and facilities at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are to the standard of five-star luxury resorts and include;

  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor swimming pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Kids playground

The resort has a variety of dining options, including fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and lounges. Some of our personal favourites include;

  • Citricos
  • Narcoossee’s
  • 1900 Park Fare

Guests can dine at these restaurants without staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as such it’s highly recommended that you made a reservation in advance if you’d like to dine here.

The Grand Floridian offers a variety of accommodation options, including standard rooms, suites, and vacation club villas. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with many featuring balconies or patios.

However, and perhaps unsurprisingly, The Grand Floridian is often the most expensive resort at Walt Disney World with basic rooms at the resort starting from $400 a night.

2. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is located next to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and is one of the Walt Disney World Resorts’ most popular and luxurious resort hotels.

The resort has been inspired by the Polynesian islands, with lush tropical gardens, thatched-roof huts, and island-style decor.

The Polynesian Village Resort has 847 rooms in total, which come in a variety of formats, including;

  • Standard rooms
  • Suites
  • Vacation club villas

With the most famous, and opulent rooms available being the overwater bungalows which sit on the man-made seven seas lagoon and provide views of Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Polynesian boasts a wide range of five-star facilities and amenities including three swimming pools, a fitness centre and a variety of fine-dining restaurants, cafes and bars for guests to choose from.

Our personal favourites include;

  • Oahana
  • Kona Cafe
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Guests can dine at these restaurants without staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort as such it’s highly recommended that you made a reservation in advance if you’d like to dine here.

Unsurprisingly, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of the most expensive hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort with rooms starting from $370 a night.

3. Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort opened in 2002 and has been inspired by the charming and relaxed coastal communities of New England, with a nautical theme and a beautiful beachfront setting.

The resort features 576 which is comprised of;

  • Hotel rooms
  • Suites
  • One-bedroom villas
  • Two-bedroom villas

Inside each room, you’ll find a flat-screen TV, minifridge and complimentary Wi-Fi as standard.

However, we recommend upgrading to a club-level room for extra space and luxury including additional living space and access to the health club as well as a private lounge serving complimentary drinks and snacks.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort boasts a wide range of five-star facilities and amenities, including a spacious outdoor pool with a lazy river, a fitness centre, and a variety of dining options, including fine dining restaurants, cafes, and lounges.

Our personal favourites include:

  • Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is one of the more expensive resorts at Walt Disney World, with rooms starting from $450 a night. However, this resort is well worth the splurge for those looking for a luxurious and relaxing honeymoon experience.

4. Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort is the latest resort to open at the Walt Disney World Resort and has been inspired by the iconic European Riviera, with a chic and modern design that showcases the beauty and elegance of the Mediterranean.

The Riviera Resort has 300 rooms in total, which come in a variety of formats, including:

  • Studio apartments
  • Hotel rooms
  • One-bedroom villas
  • Two-bedroom villas
  • Three-bedroom villas

The rooms at the Riviera Resort are spacious and well-appointed, with many featuring balconies or patios that offer stunning views of the surrounding area.

This resort is also connected to both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios using the Disney Skyliner service which has been designed to make getting across the Walt Disney World Resort quicker and easier than ever before.

Disney’s Riviera Resort boasts a wide range of incredible facilities and amenities, including an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, and a variety of dining options, including fine dining restaurants, cafes, and lounges.

Our personal favourites include:

  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • Bar Riva
  • Le Petit Cafe

Just like at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort, guests can dine at these restaurants without staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort. However, it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance if you’d like to dine here.

Disney’s Riviera Resort is one of the more expensive resorts at Walt Disney World, with rooms starting from $450 a night. However, this resort is well worth the splurge for those looking for a luxurious and stylish honeymoon experience.

5. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Another fantastic Honeymoon hotel at Walt Disney World is the Coronado Springs Resort which is situated close to Hollywood Studios.

This resort is spread across three different buildings within a 15-acre site and has been inspired by the grand haciendas and elegant Spanish colonial missions of the American Southwest, with a beautiful and tranquil lake at its centre.

This is also one of the largest on-site hotels at Walt Disney World with 1,967 rooms in total. However, it’s also one of the most affordable with rooms starting at just $250 a night.

That being said, you’re still staying on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort and therefore will still benefit from a range of high-end facilities and amenities including;

  • Three swimming pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Onsite store
  • Six restaurants
  • Convention centre with two ballrooms & an exhibition hall

Some of our personal favourite restaurants available at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort include:

  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill
  • Café Rix
  • Pepper Market

Again, guests can dine at these restaurants without staying at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Therefore, it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance if you’d like to dine here.

6. Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Old Key West is predominantly a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) property. However, there are still a few selected rooms that can be booked without a DVC membership using the Walt Disney World website (alternatively you could look into renting points to stay here).

The resort has been inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of the Florida Keys, with a beautifully landscaped property that features winding waterways and lush tropical gardens and features 626 properties which are comprised of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom villas.

Disney’s Old Key West is close to Disney Springs, with guests able to take a complementary boat ride from the landing dock to the on-site shopping, dining and entertainment district.

However, on-site at the resort there are also a number of different restaurants including;

  • Olivia’s Cafe
  • Gurgling Suitcase
  • Good’s Food To Go

Meanwhile, the on-site facilities and amenities here include;

  • Multiple outdoor swimming pools
  • Fitness center
  • Games room

Disney’s Old Key West Resort is one of the more affordable options (depending on your property size) at the Walt Disney World Resort with rooms starting from just $290 a night (although DVC point rentals may bring this price down further).

7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is divided into two separate properties: Jambo House and Kidani Village.

Jambo House is the original section of the resort and is the larger of the two properties.

This property features spacious guest rooms and suites, several dining options, a large pool, and a savanna where guests can view exotic African wildlife from the comfort of their balconies.

Meanwhile, Kidani Village is a separate, adjacent property that offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens.

This property also has its own outdoor pools, dining options, and a separate savanna with African wildlife.

Kidani Village is designed for guests who prefer a more intimate, villa-style setting with the convenience of self-catering accommodations and therefore maybe better suited to those honeymooning with kids or other family members.

However, regardless of which option you choose both Jambo House and Kidani Village offer guests the same high-quality Disney service and access to all of the ammenities across both properties is available to resort guests.

Animal Kingdom Lodge is also home to what we believe is the best range of resturants including;

  • Saana
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • The Mara

Guests can dine at these restaurants without staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. However, it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance if you’d like to dine here.

8. Disney’s Port Orleans

Much like Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Port Orleans is also split across two different properties: Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter.

Each of these locations can be booked seperately (often a $10 – $30 a night price difference between the two) therefore it’s important to understand the key differences between the two locations to understand which one might be right for you.

Port Orleans Riverside:

Port Orleans Riverside is a Disney resort that is designed to resemble the antebellum South. The buildings and landscaping are reminiscent of the Mississippi River delta region.

The resort is larger and has more extensive grounds than French Quarter, with a total of 2,048 rooms spread out over several buildings.

In addition to its attractive and authentic design, Port Orleans Riverside offers a variety of dining options, including a food court and a sit-down restaurant.

There are also a number of recreational activities available, such as horseback riding, fishing, and bike rentals. The resort has two main pool areas, as well as several quieter “leisure pools” spread across the complex.

Port Orleans French Quarter:

Port Orleans French Quarter is a Disney resort that is designed to evoke the atmosphere of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

This resort features cobblestone streets, gas lanterns, and wrought-iron balconies, making it a picturesque and charming honeymoon destination.

Although it is smaller and more intimate than Port Orleans Riverside, with a total of 1,008 rooms in just four buildings, French Quarter is still a popular choice for guests.

In addition to its unique design, French Quarter offers a variety of dining options, including a food court and a small sit-down restaurant. The resort’s main pool is designed to resemble a French Quarter courtyard and is a popular spot for families and guests.

Furthermore, the resort is known for its festive atmosphere, with a jazz band that performs in the evenings and plenty of opportunities to interact with Disney characters.

It’s important to note that both Port Orleans resorts are located in the Disney Springs area and offer boat transportation to Disney Springs and other Disney World destinations and guests of either resort can use the amenities and services at the other resort, such as dining and recreational activities, so there is plenty of flexibility and choice when it comes to enjoying your stay.

9. Disney’s Yacht Club

Situated just across from Disney’s Boardwalk you’ll find the luxurious and elegant Yacht Club Resort.

This resort has been inspired by the architecture and style of New England’s coastal yacht clubs, with a beautifully landscaped property that features classic New England-style architecture, nautical decor, and a private beach.

The Yacht Club Resort has 630 rooms in total which are available in both traditional hotel rooms and suites.

Each of the rooms at the Yacht Club Resort are spacious and well-appointed, wih a classic and elegant decor that evokes the feel of a New England yacht club.

This resort is connected to both the EPCOT and Hollywood Studios theme parks using the Skyliner service. Although for a more relaxed journey we reccomend taking the boat along the river to either of the parks instead.

Alongside this, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort boasts a wide range of five-star facilities and amenities, including;

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Large fitness centre
  • Variety of restaurants

Some of our personal favourite resturants at Disney’s Yacht Club include;

  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge

Again, guests can dine at these restaurants without staying at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. As such, it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance if you’d like to dine here.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is one of the most expensive hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort, with rooms starting from $500 a night.

As such, this resort is best suited to those looking for a luxurious and elegant honeymoon experience while still enjoying all the benefits of staying on-site at Walt Disney World.

Relaxed and charming honeymoon experience while still enjoying all the benefits of staying on-site at Walt Disney World – however, it comes at a price, most rooms here usually retail for around $400 per night.

10. Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is often an overlooked on-site property at the Walt Disney World Resort. However, we think this location is perfect for those looking to combine the feel of an American National Park with the magic of Disney.

Wilderness Lodge has 832 rooms in total, which offer a variety of different views including;

  • Nature
  • Courtyard
  • Nature & Magic Kingdom Fireworks

Select rooms here are also available as club-level with additional space and facilities.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge boasts a wide range of facilities and amenities, including a stunning outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a variety of dining options, including fine dining restaurants, cafes, and lounges.

Our personal favorites include:

  • Artist Point
  • Roaring Fork
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe

Guests can dine at these restaurants without staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and therefore it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance if you’d like to dine here.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a moderate to high-end option compared to some of the other Walt Disney World resorts, with rooms starting from $400 a night.

This resort is a great option for those looking for a stunning and peaceful honeymoon experience while still enjoying all the benefits of staying on-site at Walt Disney World.

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