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Holidays in Florida

Holiday in magical Florida

From the impossibly beautiful beaches of Miami and the Gulf Coast to the world-class theme parks in Orlando, with plenty of golf, shopping and restaurants in between, Florida is truly captivating. Discover paradise on your Florida holiday and take time to soak up some rays. It is the Sunshine State, after all. 



It's never too early to think ahead and plan your next amazing holiday. Guarantee the hotel you want and gain early access to a choice of Virgin Atlantic flights as far ahead as 2025.

2025 Florida holidays on sale now

We fly direct to Florida

9-10 hour flight
London Heathrow to Orlando
London Heathrow to Miami
London Heathrow to Tampa
Manchester to Orlando
Edinburgh to Orlando
Connect from other UK airports

One-stop flights to Orlando are available from Birmingham and Glasgow with our partners airlines.

Florida offers

Universal VelociCoaster

Universal Orlando Resort 

Take a holiday beyond anything you’ve experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort. With 3 parks, spectactular hotels, and the dining and entertainment at Universal CityWalk, this is the perfect family holiday.

Stay on-site and receive even more benefits including Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay, complimentary transport between the parks, and more!

Plus, save up to 30% off accommodation rates for stays of 7 nights or more.

Valid for travel up until 31 Dec '24. 

Why stay in one place?

Florida is a diverse state - from the thrills and spills in Orlando, to the bright lights of Miami, to the calming sound of the waves against the sand on the Gulf Coast. So why should you limit yourself to just one holiday. Fly into Tampa, Orlando or Miami and pick up a car, and explore it all!

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Florida hotel offers

From the impossibly beautiful beaches of Miami and the Gulf Coast to the world-class theme parks in Orlando.

Our fantastic hotel partners have some great offers for you, so now's the time to book that trip of a lifetime! But be quick, they won't last forever...

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Where to stay in Florida

Hey, Tampa Bay!

We now fly direct to Tampa; the beachier, hippier, foodier side of Florida.

Why we love Tampa...

  • A laid-back waterside city with fabulous year-round sunshine, outdoor adventure and one of Florida's best foodie hot spots
  • A half hour's drive will take you to the stunning beaches of Clearwater and St Pete

You can also reach Orlando easily by flying into Tampa, direct with Virgin Atlantic! When checking your flights, make sure you filter to direct and you should see a Tampa alternative that could be just right for you! Add on your hire car and you'll be in Orlando in no time.

Car Hire

Road Trips

What could be better than a holiday?

Two holidays, of course. Or three. Or four! From beaches to art galleries, shopping to theme parks - Florida has it all. So why not see more of it with one trip. We've put together some suggested itineraries to create your perfect Florida road trip. 

Hotels in Florida

Retrieving our hand picked hotels...
Florida Villas

Florida villa holidays

We pride ourselves on our hand-picked range of Florida holiday villas, each of which are located in quiet areas just a short drive from all the action in Orlando, as well as the glorious sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast.

Dining Options

Florida Fun Card 

Available exclusively to Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers on arrival, our Florida Fun card offers discounts for the whole of your Florida holiday:

  • Up to 25% off hundreds of restaurants
  • Shopping offers at Premium Outlets, Florida Mall, Old Town and more.
  • Up to 20% off 50+ Orlando attractions including ICON Park, Gatorland, WonderWorks and many more!

Valid for use up to 31st December 2023

Group Booking

Large families and groups

For 10 or more guests, we will provide you with a dedicated booking consultant for a more personal touch and to create a holiday tailored to you.

Soak up the Sunshine State with Florida holidays

Swaying palms, warm sands, miles of blue ocean – no, it doesn't get much better than a trip to Florida.

The aptly named Sunshine State is home to some of the world’s most celebrated theme parks and the idyllic beaches of Miami and the Gulf Coast. You’ll find wetlands brimming with rare and protected wildlife, as well as mangrove islands and semi-tropical swamps. Trips to Florida are a world away from the everyday.

Let’s take a look at some of Florida’s most exciting destinations.

Essential information for Florida

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Flight information
Orlando / Miami / Tampa
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Direct flights from UK airports to Orlando, Miami and Tampa
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Do I need a Visa?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme. Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Good to know

Read our Useful Information for guidance on what to expect before and during your holiday, including travel requirements, local customs and hotel facilities. 

Why you'll love flying with Virgin Atlantic...

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter what cabin you're in. See how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight Entertainment

Inflight entertainment

Browse the 1,000+ hours of content made up of the hottest Hollywood films, latest chart toppers, and a selection of hidden gems. Enjoy with complimentary drinks, snacks and a choice of tasty meal options.

See what's on
Clubhouse Heathrow Pod

Extras and upgrades

We offer lots of little extras to help you start your holiday like a VIP. From premium airport lounge options, to meet and greet parking to Duty Free pre-orders, we're here to deliver a truly personal flying experience. Extra charges may apply.

Treat yourself

Why visit Florida with Virgin Atlantic Holidays?

Fly, stay and cruise with Virgin

We're number 1 in Florida. You can fly direct to Orlando with Virgin Atlantic, with multiple flights a day from a choice of UK airports. You can also fly direct to Miami daily from London Heathrow.

Stay in a hotel booked with Virgin Atlantic Holidays and to top off your holiday, set sail around the Caribbean on a choice of cruise lines, including Virgin Voyages. One holiday, three amazing Virgin experiences.

All the park tickets you need

Whether you’re a thrill seeker, looking for family fun, or keen to soak up the atmosphere that Florida’s theme parks have to offer, Virgin Atlantic Holidays have you covered. With different ticket types to choose from and our reassuring price promise, you can start planning your magical holiday straight away.

Your holiday is protected

Our people on the ground know how to look after you – and they do. Nothing is more important to us than your holiday happiness and safety. So we make sure our hotel partners are up to scratch.
And, as you’d expect, we’re ATOL and ABTA bonded.

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Florida has it all: sun, sea, sand, not to mention the incredible seafood, thrilling theme parks and abundance of natural beauty. Your unforgettable holiday starts here – find out more about Florida hotels with Virgin Atlantic Holidays.

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Free Nights and Days Terms & Conditions

Up to 2 free nights, for stays of 14-nights offer (“the Offer”)

Stay at any of the Disney Resorts listed directly below from 19 April 2023 – *30 September 2023 and receive up to 2 free nights on a 14 night stay.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All Star Music Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in a Little Mermaid room and Suites


Stay at any of the Disney Resorts listed directly below from 19 April 2023 – 10 July 2023 and receive up to 3 free nights on a 14 night holiday and for stays from 11 July 2023 – *30 September 2023 receive up to 4 free nights on a 14 night stay.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside & French Quarter


Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort


Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Boardwalk Villas

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House or Kidani Village

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in Villas only

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Disney’s Grand Florida Resort & Spa Villas


The Offer is subject to the following room exclusions:

The offer exclusions listed below includes those hotels and room types permanently unavailable under the conditions of the Offer.

Resort & Room Exclusions: Disney’s All Star Movies, Disney’s All-Star Music Family Suites, Disney’s Pop Century Standard Pool View and Preferred Pool View, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Standard Room and  Water/Pool View, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Standard Room and Pool View,  Disney’s Riviera Grand Villas and Tower Studios, Disney’s Polynesian Village all Suites, Club Level rooms and Polynesian Villas, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Grand Villas at Villas, Disney’s Contemporary Resort Grand Villas at Bay Lake Tower, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort Beach Club Villas, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Grand Villas and Cabins at Copper Creek, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Grand Villas at Kidani Village and Jambo House, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Grand Villas,  Disney’s Old Key West Grand Villas, and Fort Campsites


The Offer is valid for new bookings made between 15 December 2022 and 30 March 2023 for a minimum stay of 5 nights and maximum length of stay of 14 consecutive nights at the same participating Disney Resort hotel during the period 19 April 2023 – 30 September 2023.  *Check-in on or before 12 September 2023 to enable 14 night stay before travel end date. 

The Offer is available for the booking party in its entirety.  For the avoidance of doubt individuals from the booking party are not interchangeable. 

The number of rooms allocated to this Offer are limited and subject to availability.  A non-refundable booking fee applies to bookings made by telephone or in-store.  Bookings made online include a discount that is only available when booking online.  Weekend and peak season supplements may apply.  Savings where shown are per person and is the maximum saving within the date band specified within these Offer terms and Conditions.  Virgin Holidays standard terms and conditions apply to all bookings

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer, promotion or discount except with the 14-day ticket Disney Magic Ticket for the price of a 7-day ticket (7 day Disney Magic Ticket).  The Frequent Virgin Club and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, excluding blackout dates.  Offer valid for Virgin Holidays division of the Virgin Holidays group only, for definition visit  ©Disney ATOL protected (2358) and ABTA (V2043) for Virgin Holidays.


14 for 7 Disney Magic Ticket Offer

For hotel bookings over five nights or more, made by 31 August 2023 for arrivals 01 January 2023 – 18 March 2023 and 19 April 2023 – 12 September 2023, the 14-day Disney Magic Ticket is available for the price of a 7-day ticket (7 day Disney Magic Ticket).  7 Day Disney Magic Tickets are valid for 7 days over a 15 day period and 14 Day Disney Magic Tickets are valid for 14 days over an 18 day period from the start date selected at time of booking.  Disney Resort Hotel and Tickets must be purchased at the same time.  For child tickets, children must be aged 3-9 years at time of use.  Disney reserves the right to change tickets entitlements at any time without prior notice.


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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

You’ll be away before you know it

Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of options ready to book. But if you need more help, just give us a call on 0344 472 9646.

Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice

Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates

Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected by email. 

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

Let’s talk

If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646 or chat to us on SMS/Whatspp via Manage my booking.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility

Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans

We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned

If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding

Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

We'll be in touch soon

To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?

You can contact our team by emailing to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

I am currently on holiday and I need to speak to someone

The easiest way to contact us while you are away is via WhatsApp. To get the conversation started, click the link and type "hello” .

or you can get in touch with our in-resort team during local opening hours

Find contact details for your location

Outside of local resort office hours you can call us in the UK +44 (0) 344 472 9626 (option 2) or email us

If you are in the USA or Canada please email:

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