Visit Longboat Key for Island Inspiration, Leave with Memories for a Lifetime. Longboat Key. Pure Magic.

One can only explain the lure of Longboat Key, Florida as a combination of magical transcendence into the perfect island escape and a blissful beach playground for an exclusive and pristine vacation destination. Named as one of the top ten island destinations in the U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, the twelve-mile island is luxuriously located on the Gulf of Mexico, bordered on the west by azure blue waters and on the east by beautiful Sarasota Bay. Long known as the hideaway of celebrities and reclusive notables, Longboat Key offers visitors a respite from the crowds while still providing the quintessential Florida beach experience. Blue skies, swaying palms, sultry breezes, playful dolphins, sandy beaches and a quiet calm welcomes the evening sunset and beckons the discerning traveler.

The island is home to [...]

A Tropical Island Getaway on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Located approximately 55 miles south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island connected to Sarasota by two bridges. Founded in 1846, there are now approximately 24,000 full- and part-time residents of Siesta Key. Siesta Beach was named one of America’s Top 10 beaches for 2004 by the Travel Channel and Best Sand Beach. It is ranked second of Florida’s top 10 Beaches for 2003 by the Travel Channel and is one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S., according to the Scientist Dr. Beach, who rates beach cleanliness.

While all the conveniences of modern life are easily accessible, Siesta Key is still remote enough to give one a feeling of old Florida. Bursting with lush foliage, mature trees and tropical flowering shrubs line the winding routes to the village and the beaches. The beaches are refreshingly natural, [...]

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Escape to Anna Maria Island and Silver Resorts
on Florida’s West Coast

For a wonderful west coast Florida getaway, no more than one hour from Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island is the place to stay, eat, play and shop. A quaint barrier island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico with beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, it is a place where “old” Florida charm can still be found, flip flops are a way of life and high rise condos and fast food restaurants are pleasantly absent from the pristine “get away from it all” island. Two great vacation resorts to get away from it all are Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort and Bridgewalk, a landmark resort.

 

 

 

 

 

When staying at Bridgewalk, a landmark [...]

Longboat Key FL Beach Clubs Have Warm Hospitality, Wonderful Views and a Casual Atmosphere

 

Warm hospitality, fun-filled activities and a casual island atmosphere await your arrival at the Veranda Beach Club on Longboat Key. Relax on your veranda, looking out over the crystalline sands of an eleven-mile beach, while the shimmering Gulf of Mexico lures you to the water’s edge. Drink in the beauty of your surroundings directly on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
Veranda Beach Club 2509 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, Florida 34228 800-411-5511 www.VerandaBeachClub.com

 

Enjoy the good life at White Sands, bordered by the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico on [...]

Old Florida Charm at Bungalow Beach Resort
on Anna Maria Island FL

Arriving at the Bungalow Beach Resort on Anna Maria Island changes your mood almost immediately. Just past the parking lot on this quick little bend of a gulf front road, you find yourself passing through the property’s gazebo entrance. It’s an almost ceremonial rite of passage that requires you to leave your worries behind, live in your bathing suit and sandals and relinquish yourself to peace and serenity. To the unsuspecting guest, it’s an oasis within an island.

Most guests are surprised to learn the property is actually a former army barracks. Today, each of the 15 charming cedar bungalows has been magically transformed into a romantic little getaway that preserves its 1930s clapboard construction and old Florida island charm. It’s a very relaxing place to stay.

This beautiful place has bungalows that range from one [...]

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