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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort: 10 Reasons You Should Escape to this Island Getaway

March 11, 2016
Relax at the largest on-site pool this summer at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort

Summer in Florida is closer than we know. That also means we’re closer to the opening of our next hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

I’m counting down the days until I can sit back and relax to the sound of tranquil waterfalls, rum drink in hand and digging my toes into a white sandy beach. I can already hear those steel drums.

While you plan your stay to this Caribbean-inspired resort, just minutes from the thrills and adventure at Universal Orlando Resort’s theme parks, take a look at some of the fun facts you’ll be able to see, taste, hear and feel at our newest hotel!

LSFR Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Infographic

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  • Reply joel March 14, 2016 at 11:27 am

    can’t wait to stay here!

  • Reply Jeanne March 26, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Will my stay at Sapphire Falls be credited to my Loews You First account? I’ve already booked my summer trip and am very excited! I’ll book more often if I get credit toward my Loews You First account and my platinum dining credit. This looks like a fun hotel!

  • Reply Heather April 14, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I cannot wait to stay here in September. The wait to see actual pictures of the hotel is killing me

  • Reply Lesley April 20, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Why when sapphire falls is a preferred hotel same as Royal Pacific guests aren’t getting the benefit of the fast pass for rides?

    • Reply Teri April 20, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Agree- I was wondering the same.

    • Reply Delores Addington April 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Looking forward! Having stayed at the other two this looks to be grand……for a water babe!

    • Reply Kim Ison April 21, 2016 at 12:44 am

      Why is this?

    • Reply Brett April 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      This Hotel does not currently include a fast past. My assumption is that there are as many as 4 major attractions that are not open (Hulk, Kong, Fast and Furious and Jimmy Fallon), this creates a load on the other attractions, and with Sapphire having 1,000 rooms, the Fast Pass load might make it not so fast. Note that the prices at Sapphire are considerable less than the three properties that include a Fast Pass. I asked Universal if they may eventually offer the pass at this hotel, and I was given the very well rejearsed response, “not at this time”. If it is offered in the future, look for the price to climb.

      • Reply Pam Hutmaker May 9, 2016 at 9:05 am

        Thanks for the fast pass information. I was wondering the same thing.

    • Reply Neecee April 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      No express pass because the hotel rates are over $100 less per room than the lower end royal pacific. In fact, I don’t think you could get the express past at Royal Pacific until after Castaway Bay opened.

      • Reply Jeannw July 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

        I don’t know what Castaway Bay is, but I’ve been getting the express pass at Royal Pacific since 2010. I never stayed there before then, and an Internet search for when the Royal Pacific started giving express passes was unsuccessful.

    • Reply Karol April 25, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      I would like to know that too. That will make the difference as to where I book my reservations. Sapphire Falls should also have the Fast Pass perk.

  • Reply Vicki April 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Does this hotel include the fast pass?

  • Reply linda April 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Already booked for September…..stayed at Cabana Bay 3 times…loved it..watched sapphire falls going up……

  • Reply Char April 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Looking forward to staying here this December but why on skip the lines for the new hotel???? Bummer

  • Reply Stephanie Krutchik April 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Does the hotel give you express passes

  • Reply Linda Smith April 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Sounds Great !! Would love to bring my Children Grand children and Great Grand Children !! Can I get a group rate discounte ?

  • Reply Kim April 20, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Also this hotel is not part of the Loews reward program and the Universal Express Pass isn’t available for this hotel but it’s part of the preferred hotel? What gives? I have reservations in July but I think we’re going to have to change hotels because of the express pass. Isn’t that why everyone stays on the onsite hotels?

  • Reply Tania April 20, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Our family have stayed at all the original three resorts…. And we love it!!!…..Is fast pass being offered at this new hotel? Is one of the best perks about staying on property….

  • Reply elaine April 21, 2016 at 8:56 am

    i would stay here if you included the fast pass in the stay ; seems very cheap to not include this when its a universal hotel , even as an introductory offer ; also is there building work still happening after the hotel has opened ? the hotel drawings look good.

  • Reply Patti April 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

    We recently returned from a fabulous trip to Universal Orlando. I had read about Sapphire Falls. We were a few months early to stay there. My kids and I had so much fun, I have already started saving for another Universal trip! The on-site hotels make it so much more fun!

    • Reply Lillie V Keeton April 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Yes staying on site is great, especially if you are a senior citizen. I could only go to the park for a few hours with the grandchildren and then I went back to the hotel to rest and enjoy the amenities.

  • Reply Lillie V Keeton April 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Can’t wait to see this resort in person and enjoy the Caribbean! Hope I can get a discount as a Florida resident or a special sale. Forget the theme park, just let me enjoy the resort.

  • Reply Janice & Jason April 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Will there be a soft-opening? Any chance we can get an invitation? My husband and I travel to the Caribbean frequently and this is a lot closer!

  • Reply JoAnne Francobandiero April 21, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Can’t wait for it to open let me know when it is expected to be ready for booking!!!
    Thank You

  • Reply Ninja June 2, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Sounds great, however, if not including the express pass as the other preferred hotel does, surley you’d be better saving the $ and stay at Cabana Bay? I see I’m not the only person questioning this. To label two Hotels in the same category and not offer this seems like false marketing to me.

  • Reply Jeanne July 24, 2016 at 9:46 am

    This hotel sounds great, but several people still have unanswered questions. Does anyone from the hotel actually read these postings? I’ve contacted various people at Loews & Universal and received both Yes and No answers about Loews YouFirst benefits. I don’t know which answer to trust.

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