by Cortney Fries
Between Tampa and Sarasota, you’ll find this lovely all-suite resort situated on a half-mile of private beach. Outdoor activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, biking, kayaking and fishing are king, and are super convenient at the onsite marina. The resort boasts many sport courts, from basketball to tennis and volleyball, as well as a playground for kids. There are three heated pools and two hot tubs, in addition to two restaurants and two fitness centers on property.
All of the spacious suites include plush towels, pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen TVs and fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. Three-bedroom, three-bathroom suites are the biggest. All come with private balconies or patios. Enjoy sunset walks on the beach, boat viewing in the harbor and dining at the beachfront restaurant. The year-round sunshine, regular live entertainment and casual setting are sure to soothe your soul. Options for fun, close-by outings include Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens or a family-friendly manatee preserve.
Our Editor Loves
- Private beach
- Many sport courts and activities
- Elegant suites with full kitchens
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Beverly H
It was absolutely beautiful. The grounds were tropical and well maintained. There was a nice beach and an open-aired restaurant. In addition to other amenities, there was a fishing pier. The resort is in a secluded area. The agent at the front desk was very friendly and helpful.
Rooms are lovely, clean, and huge! The Staff is very friendly too! However It's more like a camp style situation as appose to a resort. Had to fetch things on our own. The registration desk is poorly located and your best bet in finding it is to run across someone who is familiar with the property, like another guest. Love the views and the location. Would visit again, but would keep in mind I'm going to need to be ok with getting things like charts or an extra towel.