The Bellavida Resort is located in Kissimmee between the attractions of Walt Disney World and Medieval Times.
Being so close to Disneyworld and on the main 192, the area is very popular and you can find all the major shops and restaurants within minutes of the villa.
The villa is within easy driving distance of both Orlando International and Sanford airport and all attractions in the Orlando area including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and Legoland.
Bellavida Resort Location
Local Food Shopping
Most shops are located on the 192, and there are ‘mile markers’ on this road so you can see how far a shop, or attraction is, and which way you need to go to get there.
The Bellavida Resort is located behind Medieval Times, near mile marker 14.
The three largest supermarkets are Walmart (the largest in America), Target and Publix.
There are two Targets nearby. There is one just after marker 15 on the left of the 192, and a ‘Super’ Target between markers 11 – 12 of the 192.
The fastest way to the first is to turn right out of the resort, then right again onto the 192. The fastest way to the Super Target is to turn left out of Bellavida, then right onto Poinciana. When you reach the 192 (2 miles), turn right onto the 192, Target is then on your left.
Publix is located on Vinelands Road, just off the 192 between markers 11 and 12. Follow the directions for Super Target above to reach it, and grab a drink or some ribs at Smokey Bones, an excellent restaurant located in the same car park area!
‘The Pharmacy America Trusts’.
Located on the 192 between mile markers 11 and 12, near Publix, and also available on the 192 west from the Resort.
Larger local attractions
The villa is close to all the major Orlando area attractions…
Simply turn left out of the Bellavida Resort, then right onto Poinciana Blvd. Cross the 192, then turn onto the Osceola Parkway and you can be in Disney in under 10 minutes.
Alternatively, for the Epcot and Downtown Disney side of Disney, follow the directions above but after crossing the 192, pass the Osceola Parkway and then simply turn left onto the 535 at the T junction. Follow the signs for World Drive and Disney. Again, you can be in Disney in under 10 minutes, but this time on the Epcot side of Disney World.
Turn left out of the Bellavida Resort, then right onto Poinciana Blvd. Cross the 192, and continue until you meet the 535, which you will turn left onto. Continue on the 535 until you reach the I4. Take the I4 towards Orlando, Universal Studios is clearly signposted from the I4.
Turn left out of the Bellavida Resort, then right onto Poinciana Blvd. Cross the 192, and continue until you meet the 535, which you will turn left onto. Continue on the 535 until you reach the I4. Take the I4 towards Orlando, SeaWorld is clearly signposted from the I4.
To get to Legoland simply follow the 192 down to the I4, follow the I4 to exit 55 (US Hwy 27 South). Turn right off US Hwy 27 at state road 540/Cypress Gardens Boulevard and the park is approximately four miles on the left.
Busch Gardens is the further attraction, around 1 hour from villas close to Disney.
Simply follow the 192 down to the I4, then jump on the I4, but head for Tampa instead of Orlando.
There are of course many more large local attractions such as Discovery Cove at Seaworld (swim with dolphins), Aquatica, Disney water parks and more!
More local attractions
There are also dozens of other attractions, most very close to the villa.
Some of the more popular ones are listed below.
Medieval Times is a themed restaurant attraction. It is located between mile markers 14 and 15 and within walking distance of the villa (which is how we got there in April so we could all enjoy a drink!)
One of the top ‘alternate things to do in Orlando’ in a recent BBC program. Between markers 8 and 9, classic american cars parade most weeks, a great (and free) place to visit at night.
Turn left out of Bellavida, right onto Poinciana, then left onto the 192, Old Town is easily seen at night as it has a large and high sky coaster which is brightly illuminated.
Local airboats (including self hire!) are located on the 192 at mile marker 15 just after the mini golf, or drive down Oren Brown road, turn left onto Poinciana and continue down to Boggy Creek Airboats.
Follow the 192 past mile marker 15 and the Target supermarket, then turn left onto Orange Blossom Trail. Follow until Hunters Creek, Gatorland can be found on your right.
Local Mall Shopping
The Florida Mall is probably the largest Mall in Orlando.
Follow the 192 passing mile marker 15 and the Target supermarket. Turn left onto Orange Blossom Trail, drive past Gatorland and continue for approximately 5 miles, the Florida Mall is located on the right.
A very upmarket mall.
Turn left out of the Bellavida Resort, then right onto Poinciana Blvd. Cross the 192, and continue until you meet the 535, which you will turn left onto. Continue on the 535 until you reach the I4. Take the I4 towards Orlando, the Mall at Millenia is signposted from the I4, near Universal Studios.
Orlando Premium Outlets Mall.
There are some real bargains to be found, with all the major brands having outlet stores.
From the villa, turn left out of the Bellavida Resort, then right onto Poinciana Blvd. Cross the 192, and continue until you meet the 535, which you will turn left onto. Continue on the 535 until just before you reach the I4 then take the right turning BEFORE the I4, this takes you right past the front of the outlet mall.
Where to eat?
There are eateries for everyones budget on the 192. Some of the more popular ones are listed below.
The villa is close to all the above, and Outback Steak House, Longhorn, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-a-fil, Shoneys, Wendys and more quality restaurants.