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Old 5 Jun 11, 08:12 PM  
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Windsor Palms or Emerald Island

After 2 weeks of research finally have a shortlist of villas mainly in Windsor palms or Emerald island as we want to be close to Disney and also have some on site facilities. Can anyone help me make up my mind which is best. My kids are 10, 8 and 3. Any advise greatly appreciated thanks.
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Old 5 Jun 11, 08:29 PM  
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much of a muchness in terms of proximity - palms is a bit older, and emerald island is a bit bigger... down to what you can get villas for, at end of day.
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Old 6 Jun 11, 06:12 AM  
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Hi

I do not have much knowledge of Emerald Island so perhaps someone else will be able to help on that score. Here are list the facilities for Windsor Palms.

Facilities include:
24hour manned gated entrance
Club House
Olympic Size Resort Pool
Large Sundeck with loungers
Whirlpool/Spa
Toddlers Pool
Free 58 Seat Movie Theatre
Fitness Room
Pool Tables
Table Tennis
Air Hockey
Video Games
Large Screen Nintendo Wii
Tennis Courts
Basketball Courts
Volleyball Court
Childrens Play Area
Bicycle Hire
Picnic/Barbecue Area
Convenience Store
Business Facilities (including Wifi)
Shuttle Service to Local Attractions (fee payable)

Hope that gives you a rough idea
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Either I am sure would be lovely.

Emerald Island Amenities

Facilities include:
24hour manned gated entrance
Club House
Concierge Service
Tiki Bar
Sundry Items
Special Activities & Events
2 Heated Swimming Pools
Large Sundeck with loungers
Whirlpool/Spa
Fitness Room
Video Arcade
Large Screen Nintendo Wii
Tennis Courts and Equipment Loan
Basketball Half Courts
Volleyball Court
Sauna
2 Childrens Play Area
Picnic/Barbecue Area
Nature Path
Business Facilities (including Free Wifi)
Cyber Cafe
Shuttle Service to Local Attractions (fee payable)
Newspaper Sales
Meeting Room
All day Free Coffee

Any additional questions please just ask.
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I have stayed in both and preferred Emerald Island. I just liked the layout of the resort and it is a few years younger than Windsor Palms.
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Deb has pretty much nailed it. My last guests particularly mentioned the local guy who does the karaoke night.
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They are two of the three gated resort developments in the 'Formosa Gardens area (the other being Windsor Hills) - all are nice resorts and 'closest to Disney'.
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Deb has pretty much nailed it. My last guests particularly mentioned the local guy who does the karaoke night.
Is there a bar in Emerald Island?
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Hi we've just got back from EI and it was in a brill location and the villa we stayed in was fab. There is a bar at EI and there drinks were reasonably priced and they did snacks and things too.

We'd def go back here .
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Originally Posted by debshar View Post
Is there a bar in Emerald Island?
There is a Tiki Bar that serves drinks by the pool. Beer is available!
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