Disclosure: I received a discounted stay to the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat in exchange for my honest review and opinions.Please see my disclosure policy)
Earlier this summer, my family and I had the opportunity to visit LEGOLAND and the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. Nestled alongside a small lake near the LEGOLAND Park, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat features a village-style layout with 83 beach-themed bungalows offering 166 separate rooms, each with whimsical LEGO décor inside and out. The brightly colored bungalows are grouped into 13 sections, each named after a popular LEGO Minifigure.
Everything at the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is definitely awesome! From the moment that we stepped onto the retreat, we were amazed at just how bricktacular that everything was! If your kiddos love LEGOS, this is the place for them! After a busy day at the park, head back to the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat for a time of fun and relaxation centered all around LEGOS!
The bungalows at the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat are side by side mini hotel suites. Each bungalow has its own porch with a table and chairs for you to sit and relax. There is even a playground located right in the center so that the kiddos can play while you sit back and take in the views.
As you enter your bungalow, you will notice right away all of the fun murals on the walls depicting all of your favorite LEGO characters. My boys had fun telling me each of the characters names as we walked around the bungalow. The main sleeping area is the center of the room. It is then surrounded by the bathroom and a smaller room with bunk beds. There is plenty of storage and a nice big TV to enjoy some movies or shows after a long day! I also loved the small coffee maker that was in the room….perfect for my morning coffee fix!
My boys loved the smaller room that housed the bunk beds. It was divided from the rest of the bungalow by a curtain which allowed for privacy from the main area. The bunk beds also had a trundle bed that pulled out which makes for plenty of room. You could comfortably sleep 3-4 little ones in this room with no problem.
The bathroom was also quite roomy. I love how every detail of the bungalow is all about LEGOS. Even the bathroom was all decked out with the colorful bricks! From the shower curtain to the tiles on the wall, you can’t help but smile while you are taking a shower!
In the morning, I decided to wake up before everyone else to sit on the porch and read. Look at the beautiful sunrise that I enjoyed right from the front porch of our bungalow! It was a spectacular sight and I will remember it for years to come!
After my hubby and boys woke up, we headed down to the Lighthouse, an area that houses Sandy’s Castle Restaurant. We could not wait to enjoy a big hearty breakfast! One of the perks that I really like about the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is that breakfast is included with your stay! It is a full self-serve breakfast buffet which has items that your entire family is sure to love! From pancakes to bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and fruit, everything is delicious! I even met the head chef Bridget, and she is such a spectacular person who really cares about the quality and availability of the food that is being served. In addition to breakfast, you can also enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner. We enjoyed dinner the night that we arrived to the retreat, and the prices were very reasonable. They offer a fun menu of salads, sandwiches, pizzas and more.
Also available at the Lighthouse is Brick’s Beach Bar, Palm Tree Traders retail store and a giant sandcastle-themed LEGO building area for kids. My boys loved the sandcastle-themed LEGO area and did not want to leave. And, of course, we had to buy souvenirs!
After breakfast, we decided to head to the Beach Retreat Pool to cool off before heading out. The Beach Retreat Pool is the largest themed pool at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and highlights an outdoor oasis filled with a sandy area perfect for building sandcastles and a giant play structure for kids. Around the pool, regular activities will include dance parties, bean bag toss, hula hoop contests, volleyball, Red Light Green Light, Hot Potato, chalk art competitions, sandcastle build show-and-tell and “Master Builder” competitions with large LEGO soft bricks. My boys went crazy over the large LEGO soft bricks! They are so much fun! I really like that the lifeguards at the pool seek to engage the children in activities all while helping to maintain their safety. That is a huge plus for me!
We had such an amazing time at the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat and we are looking forward to going back very soon! I highly recommend it to anyone, especially the LEGO fans in your life! You will have an awesome time!