View Full Version : Vero Beach Resort Questions??????
02-28-2008, 07:59 AM
We are headed down to the resort the first week of June and we have never been. My older kids want to go back to Hilton Head, but we wanted to try this resort. Anyone have any comments, answers, or any help that they can share.
We have a 18, 16, 13 and 2 year old so we like to do alot of different things. Does this resort offer the beverage fillup like the other resorts? What about the beach, pretty much just for the DVC crowd? How\'s the food at the various locations on property and off?
We have been to many of the resorts offered, but I am still trying to convience my older ones that this will be roughly the same, can anyone help???????
02-28-2008, 08:27 AM
There is a thread on disboards (Vero Beach Adoration in Miscellaneous) that has links to everything you ever wanted to know about Vero Beach, including Kenndy Space Center info, restaraunts, nearby attractions, etc. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=23486464#post23486464
We are going 8/3-8/8. I will post a trip report!! And yes to the beverage fill up!:thumbsup:
02-28-2008, 08:37 AM
The beach is a public beach. It\'s very long. Starts somewhere in Maine and ends below Miami. The beach is rather thin though in front of the resort..
The pool is a great pool with a water activity area for younger kids.
The is a drink fillup area poolside, as well as game room & snack bar with adult beverages.
Nice tennis courts are across the street, access thru a very safe tunnel.
Resort itself is beautiful.
Local area is growing. If your typical DVC vacation includes theme parks, WDW is approx two hours away.
Wife and I spend 9 days there and honestly, that was a little too long.5 days probably would have been optimal.
02-28-2008, 08:52 AM
We\'ve been twice. Our home resort is HHI, which my kids also prefer.
It is a very beautiful resort, the beach front, as Viking points out, is not that wide, certainly not as wide as HHI. But you are on the beach, which can be a benefit. There are daily activities just like HHI, very similar aarts and crafts, pool games, and campfire. On site restaurants are quite nice and we like to stop in the Green Cabin Room (bar) on the mezzanine floor, each night. (Hey, I\'m on vacation ain\'t I?)
For the most part, the beaches along that stretch are used by the resorts or homes that front them. Adjacent to the resort is the public access beach, but you won\'t notice too much overflow. In fact you may want to walk in that direction since the beach is a tad wider there.
For activities I highly recommend the Turtle Talk with the marine biologist. You will need to reserve a spot (or 5) ahead of time. It is very interesting.
Can\'t help you much with the surrounding area, though I know the rsort promotes certain excursions (fishing and golf) and there are surfing classes as well.
Like HHI it should be viewed as a chance to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Enjoy!
02-28-2008, 08:59 AM
We did the Indian River Kayak tour, sponsored by the resort. It was a lot of fun even though the water level was extremely low due to the drought they had a few years back. We got to see a handful of Manatee.
They offer Seadoo rentals at the resort. Pricey, but hey, like Stitch said.... you\'re on vacation.
I don\'t know if they still do it, but Sonya\'s had a tremendous Sunday brunch when we were there.
02-28-2008, 09:31 AM
Thanks everyone, just needed some ammo to give to the older ones. We are going back down in November for our 10 day trip to WDW, staying at home in SSR, so the kids are complaining about being so close and not being there.
Wife and I keep telling them that we need to try new resorts, but they are to intrenched in the whole WDW atmosphere.
AND yes viking, I will be on vacation too and frequent that spot probably everyday.
Again thanks for the info.
02-28-2008, 09:43 AM
Make sure to share what you find on your trip with us when you return.
I am looking forward to a trip to Vero hopefully next year and would love more \"first hand\" knowledge.
03-01-2008, 08:29 AM
I will post our adventures, plus some pics. We were happy for the beverage fill up area, the older boys tend to drink alot of everything fizzy. We plan on doing the breakfast with goffey for DS3, 22 months, but we\'ll see when we get there.
Has anyone done the dine with characters there? I\'m sure it\'s the same like at WDW, but just looking for all info.
Hopefully, the wireless will be up and running when we get in. We own our own biz and need to keep working to get paid.
03-02-2008, 05:23 PM
I am going 8/3-8/8. If there is anything you want information on, let me know. I will also post my trip reports with pictures (if I can figure out how to upload them!) :goodvibes:
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