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families recommend
 
 
  215 family reviews

Families will love:

  • The beachfront locale and heated pool
  • The slew of activities and Kids Klub for Ages 5 to 12
  • Spacious rooms, which include balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the nightly sunset.
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About Longboat Key Club & Resort

Arriving at Longboat Key Club is like driving on to a small college campus, one where you're immediately welcome as part of the alumni family. That's because Longboat Key Club is not merely a resort but a thriving year-round community where fortunate members expect their fitness center to rival any urban health club in America (actually it's better when you consider all the classes being offered on the beach at the Mind & Motion Studio). Then there are the 45 holes of golf, well-manicured and free of charge to all bird life including swans, great blue herons, and those pink roseate spoonbills, and the 20 clay courts in the Tennis Gardens, home to the professional Sarasota Open each year.

Oh, there's so much more at this 410-acre property, located on a barrier island just outside of Sarasota. For starters, hit the long expanse of white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico and the resort's kayaks, sailboats, and other beach toys. The comfy chaise lounge chairs at the pool, where full waiter service is featured, is another hot spot for sun worshippers. The seven restaurants scattered across the property use produce supplied by 25 local purveyors and soon the resort will have its own herb and vegetable garden. A short shuttle from the hotel is the marina, the largest in southwest Florida, offering fishing, sailing, and boating charters.

For families, a year-round Kid's Klub is available for kids ages 5 to 12. The spa offers mother and daughter manis and pedis, and the fitness center will arrange a guided sea kayaking tour through the mangroves with a naturalist or a yoga retreat for the family on the beach. The spacious rooms include two-bedroom suites with full kitchen so you don't have to dine out every meal. The best part, however, is the balcony perfectly perched over the Gulf of Mexico so you can see the red orb of a sun melt into the waters nightly. That's my idea of paradise.

Written by Stephen Jermanok

Longboat Key Club & Resort Reviews

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Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool



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