Retreat to Sandpearl Resort for white sand beaches, personalized service and fun programs for all ages this summer. Situated along a 700-foot stretch of white sand beach, Sandpearl offers endless options for beachfront fun in the sun and then some for travelers, between swim-in movies, nightly sunset traditions, s’mores at the beachside fire pit, a VIP craft beer trail chauffeur service and even an environmental LEED property tour. The property also has an educational kids club, Camp Ridley, where children are engaged with activities, scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts that educate them about Florida wildlife and attractions. Opt to relax at one of the spacious cabanas that line the zero-entry lagoon style pool or book a treatment at the award-winning spa that offers coastal inspired treatments. Sandpearl’s spacious yet cozy guest rooms that reflect its coastal setting, are the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. For more information, visit https://sandpearl.com
Take A Country Club Summer Getaway at Belleview Inn / Belleair, FL
Bask in timeless elegance at the Belleview Inn in Belleair, FL that opened in December just outside of Clearwater. This property was the first hotel on Florida’s west coast, originally built in 1897 by railroad developer Henry Plant and has been restored and reopened with more than 80% of authentic preserved features from more than a century ago throughout this historic landmark. Lay out by the pool, take a history tour to learn about the property’s legacy, or take the complimentary bikes for a spin to explore the local town while on your summer escape. Guests of Belleview have access to the first golf course in Florida at the neighboring Belleair Country Club in addition to the private beach and AAA Four Diamond restaurant at sister property Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach. For more information, visit https://www.thebelleviewinn.com/.
Laidback Luxury at Playa Largo / Key Largo, FL
Opt for a laid back lifestyle by the water at Playa Largo Resort in Key Largo this summer. Situated along 14 secluded beachfront acres of land and inspired by Key Largo’s lush tropical island surroundings, Playa Largo aims to bring guests a taste of the beach at every turn. The resort features 177 luxury rooms and suites, including 10 private bungalows and a three-bedroom beach house with a private pool and upscale amenities and services include an expansive waterfront pool, 745 feet of sandy beach, a fully-equipped fitness center, two tennis courts, watersport rentals, and a private marina. Lounge in a hammock by the property’s private beach, paddle out on a kayak or paddleboard adventure, get rejuvenated at the coastal-inspired spa, rent a cabana by the pool or enjoy s’mores by the beachside fire pit. Toast to your perfect summer getaway on a sunset sail and then enjoy dining at one of three gourmet onsite restaurants including La Marea, a traditional steakhouse, Las Olas ceviche and sushi bar, or Sol by the Sea, offering waterfront views and local fresh-caught seafood. For more information, visit https://playalargoresort.com/
W Fort Lauderdale / Fort Lauderdale, FL
For a stylish weekend escape,W Fort Lauderdale has everything guests could need to get their Summer tan on, including an Insta-worthy rooftop pool, buzzing Living Room with lively entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, daily beach bootcamp and yoga classes and more. This summer, for a true VIP experience, travelers can upgrade to the ‘Vacation Like A VIP’ package, which includes a $100 resort credit to be used at any of the property’s award-winning restaurants or spa, room upgrade (based on availability) complimentary valet parking for one set of wheels on property, complimentary valet parking at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills with a discount book with exclusive offers, free gift provided by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and a Summer 2-For-1 savings card that includes discounted admission to a variety of attractions and restaurants throughout the destination. For more information, visitwww.wfortlauderdalehotel.com
Explore the Best Ranked Beach at Opal Sands Resort / Clearwater Beach, FL
Travelers will wake up to the sparkling waters and powder white sands of Clearwater Beach when staying at Opal Sands Resort this summer. Located just steps from the best named beach in the nation, Opal Sands Resort’s unique curved exterior treats guests to panoramic views of the coastal destination thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies from every room. Visitors can top off their oceanfront summer escape by lounging by the zero-entry pool that overlooks the ocean, grabbing a frozen cocktail from SandBar and heading to the beach just steps away or taking the complimentary bikes available to guests to explore the local area. Take a pizza making class at the Italian seafood restaurant Sea-Guini to learn something new or get pampered at the Opal Spa. For more information, visit https://www.opalsands.com
Summer Thrills at The DAYTONA / Daytona Beach, FL
This summer, Florida residents can be among the first to staycation at Daytona Beach’s newest hotel,The DAYTONA. This one of a kind property is located across from the famed Daytona International Speedway and features experiences like learning to drive a NASCAR race car, not to mention amenities that include an outdoor swimming pool with a fire pit and private cabanas, a racing-inspired restaurant, and a bar called The Blue Flame that offers a nod to the Prohibition era with signature Moonshine cocktails. Florida residents can save 15% on stays through September 21, 2019. To book, visit www.thedaytona.com.
Laid-back Summer at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa / Jupiter, FL
Those seeking a summer staycation will find solace when visiting Jupiter’s laid back beach town, known for its tranquility, outdoor recreation and waterfront dining. At Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, travelers can disconnect and discover their little corner in Florida at the area’s only oceanfront resort. Guests can get their zen on with beach yoga on a sand dune overlooking the turquoise ocean, take in the rays on the property’s secluded beach, practice their backswing on tennis courts, opt for ocean-inspired spa treatments, indulge in decadent meals at Sinclair’s Ocean Grill, or simply unwind in their guest room to the sounds of waves crashing against the shore. When they’re ready to explore the local area, guests can opt for SUP or kayaking tours with a chance to check out local marine life, take a Pontiki cruise while admiring mansions that line the Jupiter Inlet, or catch nightly live music at one of the area’s local waterfront bars. For more information, visit Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa.
“Staycation Stanton Style” at the Marriott Stanton South Beach / Miami Beach, Florida
The beautifully renovated beachside hotel is hopping on board the ‘micro-break’ trend with a staycation package this year. Plan a tropical getaway to the South of Fifth district of Miami Beach, at one of the only hotels along Ocean Drive with direct beach access. The Marriott Stanton South Beach’s “Staycation Stanton Style” package is equipped with daily cushioned beach chairs to lounge by the sparkling blue waters, complimentary bike rentals to live like a local and stroll the streets of South Beach, frozen margaritas, beach accomodations, a late 2 p.m. checkout and even more. Expect the best of both worlds when skipping throughout the exclusive SoFi neighborhood, while also just steps from all the city action with top nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and boutiques within walking distance. Upon checking in, guests realize this is “not your mama’s Marriott,” as this resort embraces a cool, trendy beach club ambiance and relaxed luxury vibe, offering 224 rooms and suites, two pools overlooking the ocean, a chic sun deck, an intimate spa and fitness center. This package does all of the booking for you, ensuring the ideal quick, long weekend (or maybe even weekday!) getaway, with activities and amenities galore — It’s the perfect spot to experience everything that makes Miami, Miami. For more information, visit marriottstantonsouthbeach.com and use the code ZJL at check-out.