This resort caps off a development of more than 1,000 timeshare villas around a pretty 10-acre lake at the south end of Disney property. When you stay here, you can roam the campus, dipping into pools themed after Caribbean fortresses and pirate ships, barbecuing dinner on public grills. It’s a sweet setup, and the fact it’s so well-located among Disney’s parks makes it better. Be warned that if you book it via a discounter (it’s often discounted), it may try to place you in the living room of a half-rented suite; refuse. The Deep Blu Seafood Grille is a restaurant highlight.
14651 Chelonia Parkway., Orlando. [tel] 407/390-2300. www.wyndhamgrandorlando.com. 400 units. $149–$249 standard room, plus $18/night resort fee. Parking $16/night. Amenities: 4 restaurants, coffee bar, pool with access to 5 others, 2 lazy rivers, spa, fitness center, kids’ activities, gift shop, jogging trail, game room, free Wi-Fi