Love is in the air! This year, instead of dinner reservations, roses, and chocolate, why not opt for a day of romance and relaxation at Orlando’s Discovery Cove?
The all-inclusive day resort offers secluded pristine white sand beaches, winding rivers, tropical reefs, and a lush landscape reminiscent of an island paradise far away.
Imagine partaking in once-in-a-lifetime experiences like swimming with dolphins or hand-feeding rays, wading into the dolphin lagoon, learning about these incredible mammals, and surprising the special person in your life with a personalized message on a buoy delivered by a dolphin.
Your day in paradise includes snorkeling alongside tropical fish and rays at the Grand Reef, access to a Freshwater Oasis where you can get up-close and personal with marmosets, as well as the Explorer’s Aviary, where hand-feeding colorful birds makes for perfect photo ops.
After so much activity, you can relax in the Wind-Away River, the parks lazy river, which winds past beautiful beaches and through waterfalls and underwater caverns. Make sure to stop at Serenity Bay where the pool is set to 85 degrees and comes complete with a built-in seating area.
For added privacy, consider renting a cabana. The cabana is in a private area that guests have to themselves; some even offer a view of the dolphin swim experience.
The cabana has a hammock, a table and chairs under a canopy, and chaise longues in a beach-like area. The cabana comes with a fridge filled with drinks and a private locker. A cabana attendant regularly checks on guests and brings fresh towels, snacks, and drinks.
The all-inclusive Dolphin Swim package includes the dolphin swim; self-parking; breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks (even alcoholic drinks); use of a wetsuit (available in short and long versions), life vest, beach umbrellas, lounge chairs, towels, lockers, sunscreen that is safe for the dolphins, and swim and snorkel gear (guests get to keep the snorkel; prescription-lens masks are available). The changing rooms have complimentary body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and the use of a hair dryer. If you forget to bring a bag for your wet swimsuit, free plastic bags are available.
Having a wonderful time at Discovery Cove is not the only thing you can do together during the 14 days surrounding your visit, as the package includes unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica.
If you are ready to book your best Valentine’s Day ever, visit the park’s website. With a focus on personal one-on-one animal encounters, Discovery Cove admits a maximum of 1,300 guests per day. The park has dynamic pricing, so the farther out you plan your visit, the more you’ll save.