The Modern Caribbean–inspired Sapphire Falls is clean and understated. It’s also my favorite of Universal’s moderate options because the service is strong, parking is sheltered, the energy is easygoing, and you can take ferries or walks to the parks (the more crowded Cabana Bay only has buses). Most rooms have either a king or two queens (321 sq. ft.), but for $100 more you can have a King Suite with a separate sitting area (595 sq. ft.), and for $200 more there are Kids Suites with a separate double-twin bedroom for children. Quick-service food options are lacking, but the 16,000-square-foot pool area, which catches sun until sunset, is a world unto itself. A stay does not come with Universal Express, but there is a free ferry to the parks.