Sarasota, Florida Resorts

Sarasota, Florida Resorts
There is so much to see and do in the Sarasota area--fishing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing--that visitors always seem to keep coming back. The beaches are spectacular, and Siesta Key was rated the No. 2 beach by Dr. Beach. There are also numerous arts and cultural activities and plenty of nightlife to keep guests busy.

The Palm Bay Club

Located on Siesta Key in Sarasota, The Palm Bay Club is a condo-tel property (condominium owners rent units to the public). Situated on the beach and the Intercoastal Waterway, the condo units often provide more room and conveniences than the best hotels for roughly the same cost. You can pick from Gulf of Mexico views or Sarasota Bay views, and accommodations are available at daily, weekly and monthly rates. Resort amenities include two heated swimming pools, tennis courts, yacht basin, a private clubhouse, beachside barbecue grills, a fishing pier and exercise equipment. Free wireless internet access is standard in all rooms and in the pool areas. Though standard rates are higher, averages around $150 per night were common in 2009.

The Palm Bay Club
5960 Midnight Pass Road
Siesta Key, FL 34242
(941) 349-1911
palmbayclub.com

Sunsets on the Key

Sunsets on the Key is a small resort community located on Siesta Key. It is surrounded by a white picket fence and lush, award-winning tropical gardens. The resort has a new 40-foot heated swimming pool, complete with a waterfall and attached hot tub. Red brick walkways lead to the pool, one of the perfect gazebos or the beach, which is just 250 steps away. The property offers guests beach umbrellas and chairs, boogie boards and fishing rods at no charge. Studio, one-, and two-bedroom vacation homes are available. Each has a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV and VCR/DVD combo, stereo CD player and wireless Internet access. In 2009, rates ranged from $149 to $339, depending on the season and the size of unit.

Sunsets on the Key
5203 Avenida Navarra
Siesta Key, FL 34242
(941) 312-9797
sunsetsonthekey.com

Siesta Beach Resort & Suites

The Siesta Beach Resort is a landmark Mediterranean-style hotel adjacent to historic Siesta Village and across the street from the white quartz Siesta Beach. The resort offers a large heated pool and large outdoor jacuzzi, complimentary coffee and Danish served each morning, a business center and jacuzzi suites with fully equipped kitchenettes. Children under 17 stay free. Water sports, fishing, jet skiing and dolphin watching are nearby activities. The tropical courtyards and barbecue area beckon you to relax, but if you'd prefer to shop, nearby Siesta Key Villages offer something for everyone. In 2009, winter rates ranged from $149 to $233, depending on the unit size, with off-season rates lower.

Siesta Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
5311 Ocean Blvd.
Siesta Key, FL 34242
(941) 349-3211
siestakeyflorida.com

Article Written By Denise Gabbard

Denise Gabbard has been a writer as well as a SEO and social media professional since 2006. Her blog helps writers earn a living with their skills and she works with small businesses to create and enhance their online presence. As an empty nester, she is tackling completion of her B.A. in business at Columbia College.

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