Ah, Florida. Sun, sand, and surf awaits and I can’t wait. I love Florida. I spent four years of my life in different parts of Florida and still can’t wait to go back. It was in Florida where I discovered I am a resort kind of girl. These hotels and resorts embrace their atmosphere and offer fun in the sun for travelers in all budget levels.
Gulf Coast Resort
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If you haven’t seen a sunset while in Florida, you’re missing out. There is something in the Gulf of Mexico that makes for a beautiful, colorful, breathtaking sunset. Outside the steps of the West Wind Inn Hotel, you will see the best view. A budget friendly hotel on Sanibel Island, West Wind Inn is easy to reach just across the bridge from Fort Meyer. The resort offers beautiful garden and Gulf Views, amazing food featuring the local seafood and many water and land sports to get your active on. The resort shares an island with the Ding Wildlife Reserve, a cool opportunity to see many species of animals up close and person.
With a backyard on the beach, the Dolphin Beach Resort is a luxurious budget resort in St. Petersburg, Florida. The resort offers simple amenities, but everything you need at a beach locale. The white sandy beaches are pristine. Grab a good book and spend the day sitting on the beach loungers drinking margaritas. Enjoy a sunrise or sunset stroll on the resort paths that lead to the beach. It’s proximity to the Tampa and Orlando areas make Dolphin a perfect place for a unique Florida beach vacation.
Located near St. Peterburg, the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center is a business-friendly budget resort. Book your next sales conference or national meeting here. It has multiple room types in five buildings spread out over the grand resort. Most rooms have great garden and or Gulf views. The resort offers access to acres of beach front, so you never feel like your competing for a wave at Sirata. No business to conduct, don’t worry. It boasts as a super family friendly hotel, and pet-friendly hotel, too.
Luxury European Style Resort
Like the beautiful name suggests, Aqualina Resort and Spa is a Mediterranean-inspired hotel on the beautiful Sunny Isles Beach north of Miami, on the Atlantic Ocean. Get ready for perfect sunrises at this luxury beach resort. The price tag on this one is big but so worth it. The spacious rooms have either ocean or city views. There are three pools, five-star restaurants and the most pristine white beaches in America.
Airport Resort like Hotel
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While it’s not a resort, Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel is a beautiful property with resort-type amenities. The rooms are elegant and comfortable. Even though located at the airport, you don’t feel like it. The greenery and outdoor area offer a beautiful destiny for weddings and meetings alike. The restaurant offers local cuisine with Latin/Cuban influences.
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