Resorts Near Gulf Breeze, Florida

Resorts Near Gulf Breeze, Florida
Gulf Breeze, a waterfront community of about 6,200, is a small town with tropical beauty and a bevy of outdoor activities. This resort city is located on the tip of the Fairpoint peninsula, just minutes from Pensacola, with Pensacola Bay on one side and the Santa Rosa Sound on the other. The city has 18 miles of waterfront where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking and other water sports. In the city's Naval Live Oaks Reservation, you'll find hiking and biking trails with areas for camping, picnic tables and a nature center. Near Gulf Breeze, there are several resort properties where you can relax and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Florida's Gulf Coast.

Portofino Island Resort & Spa

Just across Santa Rosa Sound from Gulf Breeze, this resort is situated along eight miles of a white sand beach on Santa Rosa Island. Hike, bike and kayak along the shoreline and treat yourself to relaxing spa treatments. The resort has two- and three-bedroom, exquisitely decorated suites with gorgeous views from private balconies, a separate bathroom for each bedroom, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, outdoor grills, washer and dryer, and high-speed Internet access. Also on site are a fitness center and an outdoor pool and spa complete with food and beverage service. Resort eateries include Terracotta for fresh seafood and prime beef and Terrazzo Grill for salads, burgers, sandwiches and pizza. You may also stop by The Market and pick up ingredients to cook a meal in your room. Activities include EcoTours, cruises and ferry rides, and beach boot camp.

Portofino Island
10 Portofino Drive
Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561
(877) 484-3405
portofinoisland.com

Soundside Holiday Beach Resort

Stay in one of these 28 luxury, two-bedroom/two-bath condominiums located on Santa Rosa Island. Hit the beach or take enjoy the resort's heated pool or spa. Each condo has a fully equipped kitchen; all you need to bring is the food. The beds are all king-size, and the resort has tennis courts and outdoor barbecue grills. The resort doesn't have a restaurant, but there are many options within walking distance. The condos are decorated in a quirky, beach style, have washer and dryers and sleep six.

Soundside Holiday Beach Resort
19 Via de Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561
(850) 934-2500
condosinc.com

Emerald Isle Resort Condos

A short drive from Gulf Breeze, the Emerald Isle Resort is a condo high-rise on gorgeous Pensacola Beach. Enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico from your own condo, each with designer interiors, floor-to-ceiling glass and private balconies. There are 128 rooms and 17 floors; choose from two-bedroom, two bath or three-bedroom, two bath condos with separate living rooms. The resort has an outdoor pool, sun deck and free parking and is within walking distance of shopping and restaurants.

Emerald Isle Resort Condos
22 Via de Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561
(800) 801-4689
emeraldislelife.com

Article Written By Lesley Henton

Lesley Henton has a journalism degree and over 20 years of writing experience. She belongs to the Golden Key and Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Societies. She's been published in regional magazines like "Brazos Family" and "In the Zone." Henton co-edited and wrote in the books "Discovering Greater Phoenix" and "Los Angeles: Place of Possibilities."

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