I cannot say enough good things about the LEGOland Beach Retreat! Our family had a fantastic time during our stay here. We’ve barely been home for a week, and my kiddos are already begging to go back. It is definitely a family-friendly and kid-friendly place to stay.
Here are 11 Reasons You’ll love staying at the LEGOland Beach Retreat:
Photo Above: A super comfy king size bed! It was so nice to relax here after a long day at the LEGOland Resort Park.
The rooms are LEGO themed – from the decorated walls to the shower curtain – and we loved it!
Above: We were in the Hula Dancer’s Cove. The kids LOVED that they got to sleep in bunk beds which are also a trundle bed. So, the bungalow easily sleeps 5.
The kids’ room had a green box of LEGO’s for the kiddos to play with during our visit.
Above Photo: The bunk beds each had a note for the kiddos from the Ocean King and the Fisherman promising that they had caught all of the sea monsters and the room was monster free. The beds also had a LEGO Mixels for them to play with/put together. My kiddos saved theirs and had a nice little souvenir when they got home from the trip.
In addition to hooks/hangers on the wall, there is a clothes line in the shower to dry bathing suits.
Each room has a Keurig Coffee Maker with cups and an assortment of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. We also received 2 Honest Apple Juice pouches and 2 Bottled waters each day.
The rooms also have a mini fridge. We drink a lot of bottled water so it was so nice to have the fridge to keep them cold for us.
The Beach Retreat offers a wagon to wheel your luggage to your room.
**LEGOland Beach Retreat offers FREE WiFi all throughout the resort – in the bungalows as well as The Lighthouse.**
Beach Retreat Map.
Instead of hotel rooms, there are little coves of bungalows that seem to be made of large LEGO’s.
Each cove of bungalows has a small playground for the kiddos. We could sit on our porch and relax while the kiddos played.
Our bungalow – We were in the Hula Dancer’s Cove and had an orange and blue colored bungalow.
There is a small table and 4 chairs on the porch which offers up some extra space. We could have our coffee out here in the mornings and we ate pizza out here one night. The kiddos could play with the LEGO’s they received here on the table too.
We had been on a 10 hour road trip. My kids were barefoot, had car hair, and their faces were plastered with Cheetos’ dust. It was so nice to just pull up and receive our check-in information. I didn’t have to unload the kids and worry about them climbing the walls of a hotel lobby like rabid howler monkeys. Checking in was easier than ordering a cheeseburger at a fast food restaurant drive-thru.
Above: My kiddos were so happy so see this sign above! We made it!
Friendly & Accommodating Staff
Our experience with the staff was amazing. From our waitress at Sandy’s Castle Restaurant to the Shuttle Bus Driver, they were all very nice and accommodating.
Everyone seemed very patient and understanding. That was important because there are kids everywhere!
Kids Eat Free at Dinner at Sandy’s Castle Restaurant
Lots of seating at Sandy’s Castle Restaurant.
Bring your room key (and the little card holder it comes with) to the restaurant and you get a free kid’s meal with each Adult Entree order (appetizers are excluded.)
**Apparently the Kids Eat FREE is a new thing in 2018 at the Beach Retreat. I have called the hotel directly and the Kid’s Eat FREE program has been very popular and they plan to continue it throughout 2018. The hotel could change this at any time, so you might want to call ahead and make sure this deal is still on.
Huge Connect 4-type Game in Sandy’s Castle Restaurant.
My kiddos inhaled their kid’s meals after a long day of playing!
My mom ordered the Garden Pesto Pasta. It was served with flatbread and she said it was fantastic!
I needed something gluten-free (severe allergy), so I ordered the Seafarer’s Grilled Chicken Breast with broccoli and mashed potatoes. It was very good!
They also offer gluten free pizzas if anyone in your family has issues with gluten. The people at the table next to us ordered pizza and it looked amazing!
You can see the full Lunch Menu at Sandy’s Castle Restaurant HERE
You can see the full Dinner Menu at Sandy’s Castle Restaurant HERE
Brick’s Beach Bar is also located here in the restaurant. They serve made-to-order food, drinks, and specialty cocktails. There are tables and chairs inside and outside the bar (by the pool).
My kiddos LOVED the sandcastle play area full of LEGO’s. They could have stayed here forever. It was a nice way to keep them busy while we waited for our dinner. After we ate dinner, we hung out and played at the LEGO sandcastle while we waited for the Ninja Training Session to begin.
There is a gift shop at the entrance of Sandy’s Castle Restaurant called Palm Tree Traders. We bought our LEGOland t-shirts here to wear at the Parks the next day. We also found some really cute souvenirs here.
We spent quite a bit of time at the Beach Retreat Pool.
Everything is so colorful here!
There are big LEGO’s floating in the pool for the kids to play with and/or make their own raft.
The pool is heated which is perfect for evening swimming and/or when you are visiting in the cooler months. The dance parties and games are mostly held here at the pool area. It was drizzling rain during our visit, so the games and dances were held at Sandy’s Castle Restaurant.
Playground and Sandy Play Area
The playground and sand play area are in the same fenced-in area as the pool. We could sit and relax in our “beach chair” and the kids could run around at the playground, the sandy area, or swim in the pool. It was easy to keep an eye on them even if they wanted to do different things.
Generous Buffet Breakfast Included in Stay
The buffet was very generous and so good. There were bacon, eggs, pancakes, sausage, potatoes, fruit, vegetables, and oatmeal. There is also coffee, juice, milk, chocolate milk, and a Coke machine for drinks.
Photo Above: Heading in to Sandy’s Castle Breakfast Buffet before our big day at the Park!
Character Visits During Dinner
Above: We were able to meet Max the Lifeguard.
Nightly Games & Dance Parties
The kiddos loved doing the Limbo!
How LOW can you go?
I think this was a little crazy free-styling…
Jump! Jump! At the dance party! They even did the chicken dance!
We arrived on a Sunday, which was a special LEGO Ninjago Day at the Parks and Hotels. The kids participated in a Ninja Training Session and received a Spinjitzu toy (all the kids did). They were so excited! This was their second souvenir/toy and we had only been there a few hours! It was a very generous gift from the Beach Retreat!
These parties are usually held at the pool area, but are moved inside to Sandy’s Castle if the weather isn’t cooperating.
Free Shuttle to LEGOLAND
The beach retreat offers complimentary shuttle to and from LEGOland, which is only about 1/2 mile away. You don’t have to worry about keeping up with your keys or finding your car in the parking lot. The shuttle will pick you up and drop you off.
This shuttle bus is available to and from the Theme Park entrance from 8:45 a.m. to one hour after the park closes.
LEGO’s – LEGO’s Everywhere!
Photo Above: We loved seeing all of the LEGO animals!
I have to admit, we felt completely spoiled during our stay here. Kids can be kids here. They can play and have fun and they are constantly entertained.
We made a lot of great memories during our stay here and I have been informed by the kiddos that we have to go back!
LEGOLAND Beach Retreat // 100 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884
LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Website
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