Diamond Resorts Barefootn Resort
Diamond Resorts Barefootn Resort is in Kissimmee Florida. Kissimmee has been a big part of my vacations for many years. It is a pleasure to be back in this town again and right here on the doorstep of all Orlando has to offer.
Day One Travel & Arrival at Diamond Resorts Barefootn Resort
This is my 3rd Diamond resort experience I am writing about on this trip. Last week I stayed at two parts of a resort for 3 days each, and now I am transitioning over to this Barefootn resort. I really enjoyed Alhambra and Alhambra Villas. It was a great location to launch your Orlando area fun from. This resort, however, has a more youthful or active feel to it. The buildings are designed in what feels like a Caribbean stye which has a very energetic look at feel.
My room at this resort is a 1 bedroom again and since it is just me on this trip that feels right. I liked trying the villas out at my previous resort, but I felt guilty having such a big space to myself near Orlando.
- Cable TV
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
Then the resort itself offers all of these options.
- Free WiFi
Since I am transferring from another Diamond Resort, I did not have the long drive down today. Now that was almost 6 days ago at this point on my trip.
This resort is located at Old Town in Kissimmee, which is a great location to be your home base for everything in Orlando. Old town is a collection of shops, rides, and entertainment right by the resort.
Nice rooms, big, comfy and clean. We were upstairs, and it was quiet. Pool area was nice, and the water was perfect temp. Right across the street is shopping, food and entertainment. It was close enough for Uber to the parks as well. Would definitely stay here again.
Very nice place, clean and roomy. Right across the street from restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Pool area was beautiful. The only thing I missed was a balcony for the upstairs. We were able to Uber or Lyft to all the close by attractions.
The price for the area was Great. Having a private entrance for each building (so only the unit upstairs and downstairs have keys to enter) along with a separate room key was a definite plus. Gated parking lot right across from old town and many other shops all in walking distance.
I can’t think of a single thing to improve upon here! Quick, easy check-in process. (We showed up around 7 pm and had no issues and there was no line.) Clean grounds. Clean, comfy and spacious rooms. There is a basketball court, volleyball, a nice pool and a hot tub. I honestly was surprised we got this room for the price we did this close to Disney! It was just my boyfriend and me but I think this would be a wonderful option for families. Kids can stay in the living room portion, which is completely separate from the bedroom. 2 tvs, large soaking tub, walk-in shower… complete kitchenette with everything you would need to eat in. Small dining table, cups, dinner plates, forks, paper towels, dish soap…. It’s basically a small apartment. We put the Do Not Disturb tag on our door and they actually left us alone. LOL—we travel a fair amount and know that sometimes these can get ignored. You’re also right across the street from Old Town, which is an adorable place to spend the afternoon.
Excellent accommodations! Very comfortable room. Good location. Very nice pool and rec area. Gated compound feels very secure.
Very handy for Old Town and restaurant on the 192 and parks. Limited amenities on site. Ideal if you aren’t driving.
This place is so sweet. Nestled up behind Old Town. It’s gated and has sweet amenities. My check-in and check-out are so seamless. A little home away from home. Love the wash/dryer combo, fewer things for me to do when I get home. Nice little lake. Nice pool area. Will be back.
Day Two Starting in Old Town
When you are right at a travel destination like Old Town, you just have to check it out. Old Town in Kissimmee Free to enter and peruse, Old Town is a retro landmark and a recreation of a classic Florida town that offers amusement rides, souvenir shops and lots of food options.
Video by Super Enthused
Relax as you stroll through 18-acres of beautiful, tree-lined brick streets and discover over 70 unique, affordable shops and restaurants. There are free, weekly live entertainment and events, family friendly attractions, and rides every generation, young and old, can enjoy together.
I thought I would be here a few hours, and I ended spending the day. It is fun, the rides are fun too. I liked the pace of the area and it felt like the name alludes to more of a fun older time. Something from my childhood or even before. They often have car shows here and locals bring their 1950s and 60s era cars. I hope to make it here for one of those soon.
Day Three Sea World
Sea World is still fun. Though with the mega Universal and Disney, it often gets overlooked for those major theme parks. If you want a great family time with less money out of pocket, this offers an impressive value. Tickets now are often near $50 and they offer many deals and packages to make that price even lower. So, this theme park offers real value compared to the big boys of Orlando.
The major rides in the park are here:
They also have 5 shows that include the famous live animal acts with killer whales and dolphins. They also do a great job at the park of talking about the rescue fish and other sea life. It is a focal part of their mission and something that it is easy to admire.
Watch this video to learn more about Sea World.
Video by Chrissa Travels Florida
Now book your vacation at this amazing resort and come visit Universal, Disney, Sea World, or even the lovely Old Town itself.