Emerald Island Resort is located in Kissimmee, off US Highway 192 between mile marker 4 and 5, west of Insterstate I-4 ( Exit 64 ) and is one of the nearest communities to Walt Disney World.
It's just 10 minutes to Disney World, 15 minutes to Sea World and Discovery Cove and 20 minutes to Universal Studios and the Islands of Adventure.
The interstate runs North and South and provides easy access to Orlando McCoy International Airport, Orlando, Kissimmee and the many shopping plazas and restaurants on route between them. To the south-west is Tampa and easy access from Tampa Airport. It also branches with the Florida Turnpike which runs south down to Miami and the Keys.
If you are looking for great dining try some of the selection of restaurants along the US Highway 192 like Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Olive Garden, MacDonalds and much more. Night time entertainment and dining can be found atCity Walk, Universal Studios and Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney, to mention a few.
Visiting for the first time and/or need help getting around?
Maps and directions: An excellent website for visitors to Orlando is www.orlando-maps.info which gives really detailed information on driving in the Orlando areas, on the location of Orlando McCoy International airport itself, flashing maps and directions, including picture guides and up to date changes to the local roads. There is also a special section addressed to British Visitors.
Car Rentals: There are several reputable car rental companies, like Hertz, Avis, Alamo and National, that operate on site at Orlando International airport and offer a wide choice of vehicles. What is great about renting a car from these companies when you arrive into Orlando is that your chosen vehicle is only a short walk across from the Terminal building!