When I say ‘without kids’ I actually mean that all the people in your travel party are over 10 years of age. There is a huge difference between planning a Disney vacation with ‘little ones’ opposed to ‘older’ kids. “Older” kids are usually much easier to get around the parks and require less downtime (naps, breaks, etc.). They are also usually tall enough to get on all the rides and may not need many of the ‘kid’ things offered by some of the resorts. We have also traveled to Disney many times B.C. (before children). If you are traveling with an adult only group you will more than likely want a resort that will cater to your vacation wants/needs and may not be so ‘kid’ oriented. Luckily Disney has several affordable resort options that do just this. Here are two of our favorites:
Port Orleans Resort – This is our favorite Disney resort to stay at ‘without kids’. It is a moderately priced resort and we have seen it advertised for as low as $149 per night. Similar to the ‘value’ resorts we have also seen many off-peak promotions to include stay 4 nights and get 3 nights free – click here to see what Disney if offering now. Port Orleans is split into two different themes: Riverside which resembles Louisiana backwoods cottages and the French Quarter which resembles quintessential New Orleans decor. It is a great resort to walk around and just enjoy the settings but also still offers a fantastic main pool and other amenities. Our favorite part of staying at Port Orleans is the complementary boat rides to and from Downtown Disney. This is a great feature and is in addition to the traditional bus service. Port Orleans is the only value or moderate resort that offers any type of boat service.
Caribbean Beach Resort – When we got married in Disney all of us stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort. The theming is great and really makes you feel like you have been whisked away to tropical resort at places such as Barbados, Aruba and Jamaica. It is a LARGE resort and has great path to walk or run on as well as a large main pool area. It is centrally located within the Disney World and an easy drive to most locations/parks.
Tip – This is one of the biggest Disney resorts and you will do A LOT of walking. You can, however, request a specific island when you place your reservations which will certainly affect how long it takes you to get to the main food court (Old Port Royale). The islands of Trinidad-North and Martinique are closest to the food court area and are therefore popular with resort goers.