Emerald Island Resort - Visiting the Attractions and Travelling Around
Community / Resort Pool
Tennis / Sports Courts
Emerald Island is a newer upmarket gated community, hidden away amongst woodland and offering executive villas, with the added benefit of a clubhouse and all the facilities you would expect from a holiday resort.
Boasting excellent community facilities centered around the huge clubhouse, guests have use of the community pool and sunbathing area, spa and sauna, gym and exercise room, games arcade and an internet cafe. Outside, there are tennis courts and basketball courts for the more sporty and children's play areas for the toddlers. All this and nature trails around the surrounding conversation and woodland area.
Heading around 2 miles towards US192, there is the Formosa Gardens Village shopping complex, which has a supermarket, pharmacy, walk-in medical centre, liquor store and a selection of other shops (including an ATM cash machine). For eating out, there is a selection of restaurants and eateries, which include an Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, TGI Fridays, Giordano's Italian restaurant, as well as both a Chinese take-away and Japanese sushi bar. For quick snacks, there is also a Subway, Taco Bell and Dairy Queen. Heading onto US192 towards Kissimmee, you will find countless restaurants for eating out and an almost equal number of themed crazy golf to work off the meal!
Nearest Walmart, Publix or Target Supermarket
Premium Shopping Outlets, Vineland
Emerald Island Resort is located around 2 miles south of highway US192 (the main road through to Kissimmee). This or the less-busy western route SR429 offer the most straightforward driving route to Walt Disney World. For Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the International Drive area, head for Interstate 4 then north towards Orlando. Orlando International airport is accessible from Interstate 4 and the Beachline Expressway SR528. This is also the route to Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach. For the Gulf coast and Busch Gardens, head south on Interstate 4 towards Tampa. For Legoland Florida, head south on highway US27 at the intersection with Interstate 4.
Disney Springs and Market Place
Disney's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sport
Seaworld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica
Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and CityWalk
Universal Studios, Volcano Bay
Busch Gardens, Tampa
Old Town and Fun Park
Orlando International Airport
Sanford International Airport
Driving distances are taken from Google Maps and reference a central starting point in the community. When quoting distances to Walt Disney World Resort, these are not taken to the 'gates', but are representative of the actual distance to the specific attraction. Driving distances are not biased to any villa community.
The villa rental communities below are located near to
These villa rental communities are located to the west of the SR429 toll road and just south of US192. Villas located near here have a quick route through to highway US192 and the Walt Disney World Resort - especially Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and the other Disney parks are easily accessible via the main thoroughfare of World Drive. Interstate 4 is the likely route when visiting Seaworld, Universal Studios and the International Drive attractions.