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Ditch the Spring Break Madness: Relax in Style in Longboat Key, Florida

The Beach at The Resort at Longboat Key Club

If you’re looking to get away for a wonderous and luxurious, adult-friendly Spring Break vacation on a beachfront paradise without all of the noise, the craziness, and the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds that are so typical of the Spring break period, The Resort at Longboat Key Club situated in Longboat Key, Florida on a secluded barrier island, is perfect.

Off the beaten path, Longboat Key, a prime vacation region known for its beauty and the adjacent Sarasota Bay area offer outstanding sightseeing and recreational opportunities including jungle gardens, an aquarium, a classic car museum, opera, theaters, fishing, fantastic dining, and great shopping.

Kayaking, Photo by David Berkowitz (Flickr)
Kayaking, Photo by David Berkowitz (Flickr)

However, when you factor in the exceptional experiences offered by The Resort at Longboat Key Club without even having to leave the scenic vistas of the resort grounds, there’s a magical tour de force of adventure, relaxation, and luxury waiting for you on an island paradise right within the United States.

Panoramic View of The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Panoramic View of The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Accommodations

At The Resort at Longboat Key Club, you can stay in elegant suites, with breathtaking beach, lagoon, or golf course views. Just look at the gorgeous room below! The accommodations (with complimentary high-speed internet access and concierge services) are more akin to condos than standard hotel rooms (as they are large and many have full kitchens as well as a washer and dryer). And the best part is that you are literally 1-2 minutes from stepping onto the beach!

Beautiful Room with A Beach View
Beautiful Room with A Beach View
White-Sand Beach
White-Sand Beach

Pristine White Sand Beach

The long, white-sand beach extending from the resort stretches for miles and miles of picturesque shore with brilliant turquoise water, perfect for swimming, boating, walking, or day-dreaming. This stretch of paradise is incredibly serene with gentle breezes and astonishing vistas that are even more enjoyable with a tropical drink from the bar. The resort staff is very attentive, and you can enjoy the beach from a lounge chair and umbrella or book a private beach cabana with personalized beach service. Either way, sit back, relax, and gaze at the beauty that surrounds you. You’ll have the perfect suntan in no time.

Activities

Other than taking in the paradisal scenery with drink in hand on the beach, the resort offers sailing and boating charters, watersports, paddleboards and kayak rentals (along with a 291-slip, deep water marina with access to Sarasota Bay and the intracoastal waterway). A state of the art fitness center (with personal trainers available), complimented by Mind and Motion Studio with exercise, yoga, and meditation classes, offers further fitness and recreation opportunities. On an additional note, definitely don’t miss out on the chance to see the island by bike (bicycles and helmets are complimentary), jogging, or walking- a must see!

While at the resort, you’ll have access to award-winning, championship golf courses (and optional instruction by PGA-certified professionals, like champion and Director of Golf, Terry O’Hara). The golf staff are very friendly, courteous, and helpful. With a total of 45 exceptionally-maintained holes (including the Harbourside Golf Course that runs along Sarasota Bay, where vistas of palm trees and ocean will welcome you with a gentle gulf-breeze as you play), these courses are amazing.

Harbor-side Golf Course
Harbor-side Golf Course

The resort’s 20-court Tennis Gardens has won multiple awards and in 2017, The Resort at Longboat Key Club was ranked #6 tennis resort worldwide. Its tree-lined courts with water vistas are a great place to play tennis day or night. Pickle ball and volleyball are also regular activities available at The Resort at Longboat Key Club.

Tennis Gardens
Tennis Gardens

Renowned Spa

After a great day of fun in the sun, golf or tennis, make sure to visit the resort’s ultra-relaxing spa. Specially-crafted island-inspired spa treatments are available at The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s renowned spa, for those looking to relax and unwind with a luxurious spa day (or days!). The massage rituals are especially decadent.

Oh-So-Relaxing Spa
Oh-So-Relaxing Spa

 

Romantic Candlelit Dining on the Beach
Romantic Candlelit Dining on the Beach

Parting Tips

With valet and laundry services, eight outstanding on-site restaurants (make sure to try the tasty duck at the Tavern & Whiskey Bar and the delicious Cabo Tacos at the poolside Barefoot’s Bar & Grill) and lounges right on the resort grounds (as well as fabulous room service), a library, miles and miles of exquisite white sand beaches, and a heated gulf-front pool and jacuzzi, vacationing at The Resort at Longboat Key Club won’t disappoint! So, if you’re wondering whether you should venture to Longboat Key, Florida and The Resort at Longboat Key Club, just do it. This secluded island resort is an ideal adult Spring Break vacation wrapped in a dream, wrapped in an island paradise.

 

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**While this post is sponsored by The Resort at Longboat Key Club,
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Michele W.
Michele W.
Michele is a professional writer, editor, and visual artist. She is an avid traveler, who loves sharing tips and tricks to maximize one's travel experience. She's a quirky, imaginative individual with a heart of really good chicken soup.

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