Emerald Island Resort Information


As you drive towards Emerald Island, you could be forgiven for thinking that you are approaching the gates of heaven. There is an immediate feeling of peace and tranquillity which is further enhanced as you progress down the palm tree lined road towards the entrance.   The award winnig Emerald Island is and exclusive gated community, surrounded by an excess of 300 acres of beautiful conservation wet lands. There are also 11 beautiful heavily wooded areas within the resort. It is surprising that such beauty is only 2 miles away from the Disney resorts and even closer to a vast array of restaurants and shops.  Emerald Island has achieved its premiere resort status by using its beauty, amenities and because of its location, location, location!!

Once you enter the spectacular gatehouse, the Villas (and townhouses) at Emerald Island resort sit adjacent to the community clubhouse and the lavish swimming pool, both reserved exclusively for residents.  

Beautifully landscaped with tasteful architecture, Emerald Island makes the perfect haven after a day at the nearby attractions or shops.  Being so close to all the major attractions you may want to pop home at lunchtime for a bite to eat or a swim in the pool, before you return to the theme parks later.  There are 3 beautiful lakes spread over the resort and the Clubhouse is close to an on site nature trail for walking, jogging, biking or even just taking a simple picnic, winding through Emerald Island’s natural woodland setting.  Emerald Island offers the luxury and privacy of a gated resort lifestyle in a secluded location, near to all the magic of Disney and the other Florida attractions. 

Free use of sun loungers and a large deck area make it a perfect spot for a day's sunbathing. The staffed clubhouse will provide towel service, music at the pool and other thoughtful touches to help make your stay a memorable and worry-free one. Emerald Island makes an ideal base for your Orlando holiday and has a lot to offer any holiday maker. It is located off Highway 192 West at Mile Marker 4 – approximately 35 minutes from Orlando airport. To get to Emerald Island, from Mile Marker 4, you take a left turn (at Orlando Harley Davidson shop) and follow Formosa Gardens Blvd for ½ mile to the junction with Funnie Steed. Turn right and continue on Funnie Steed for ½ mile and the entrance to Emerald Island is on your left.

Resort Facilities

  • Clubhouse with a lavish swimming pool and spa
  • Tiki pool bar (for drinks and snacks and entertainment)
  • Gym/fitness facility, sauna and steam room
  • Games room and a cyber café/computer room (wireless hotspot)
  • Concierge Service 
  • Meeting room 
  • Regular Entertainment Program
  • Free tea and coffee all day
  • Nature trail and picnic area
  • Children’s play area/park
  • Barbecue area
  • Tennis, Volley Ball & Basket Ball Courts
  • 24-hour manned gate entrance
  • Manned reception
  • Shuttle services to Disney Parks & main area attractions
  • ATM & Newspaper sales


Our pool/spa home at Emerald Island is situated amongst all the magic of Central Florida! Whatever your age or taste in holidays, you’re sure to find it in the Sunshine State of Florida. Orlando is entertainment all the way with its fun filled theme parks, exhilarating water parks, gourmet food, not to mention its huge shopping malls and endless plazas, leaving you with no doubt that Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination. And if its relaxation or nature you want, there are beautiful white sandy beaches and national parks within easy reach or you may prefer to take it easy around our beautiful pool/spa, or make use of Emerald Island resort’s facilities.

Disney Worlds grounds is a five minute drive from the Emerald Hunny Pot, and our beautiful villa is very close to the other resorts and activities that draw millions of tourists to Orlando year after year, including Sea World and Universal Studios. Within walking distance is the shopping plaza Formosa Gardens, which has a Winn Dixie Market place supermarket (24-hour), post office, walk in medical centre and pharmacy facilities, bank & ATM machine, liquor store, photo processing store, hairdressers, nail bar, and plenty of choice for dining out or takeaway food, including Outback Steakhouse, TGIF, Carrabbas, Giordanos, takeaway Chinese and Japanese, Dairy Maid, and just opposite, a Red Lobster. There is a Publix just five minutes away on the 192 and a new 24 hour Walgreens, as well as McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts, Perkins etc within a few mins drive.