Florida Easter Specials

Five resorts offering special programs and deals for the holiday weekend

 

Spring Break in Florida isn’t just a college thing. Each year, couples and families also make the annual pilgrimage to the Sunshine state to shake off winter, and they often plan their travel around the Easter week holidays. For anyone who is looking for bunnies and eggs rather than keggers and poolside dance parties, here are five resorts that celebrate Easter with special events and incentives.

Parrot Key Resort

Key West’s premier waterfront hotel and villa resort offers a basket full of special Easter weekend activities, that includes special water sports and dining packages, along with savings on room rates for those who can make it a long weekend. The fun begins on Saturday with the Migration Mania & Great Egg Hunt at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Easter Saturday kicks off with the Earth Day 5k Run/Walk, followed by brunch at Cafe Blue. With the Stay Longer Save more package, guests who can extend their weekend by staying three nights or more can save up to 35 percent on room rates. https://www.parrotkeyresort.com/deals/staymore

Parrot Key Resort

Parrot Key Resort sits on the Key West waterfront, just minutes from the airport, and a short hop to marinas and the downtown shops, restaurants and attractions of Duval Street. Photo: Parrot Key

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

At this landmark Miami Beach hotel, families can make Easter memorable with a day filled with sweet treats, crafts and interactive activities. The day begins with an Easter brunch that’s given a contemporary twist by the chefs at Vida. At noon, the hotel’s traditional Easter egg hunt takes place, followed by an afternoon of activities that includes crafts such as making a personal stuffed bunny. A live DJ performance sets the tone with interactive games and activities like a hula-hoop contest, limbo showdown, and an “egg”-citing relay race. www.fontainebleau.com/easter

Fountainebleau Miami Beach

For more than 60 years, the Fontainebleau hotel has remained one of Miami Beach’s most recognized resorts. Recent renovations add a new luster and appeal to this landmark property. Photo: Wayne Camlin/Flickr

Sirata Beach Resort

On Easter Sunday, this St. Petersburg Beach Resort will stage a day of family- friendly activities that will include an Easter Bunny photo shoot, egg hunt and live musical performances, all taking place around the resort’s south pool. Guests can also enjoy a special Easter buffet in the Majestic Ballroom; the Easter buffet will feature seven different food stations. By booking at least a week in advance, guests can save up to $50 on the hotel’s unrestricted rate. www.sirata.com/specials-packages/advance-purchase- save/

Sirata Beach Resort St. Pete Beach

Sirata Beach Resort is located on a narrow barrier island on the southern end of St. Petersburg Beach, with water views on both the Gulf of Mexico and the Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve. Photo: Tim Boyles/Flickr

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Easter is a special time at this premier North Florida beach and golf resort. On Saturday morning, parents and children gather at Magnolia Garden for the annual Easter egg hunt. There are more than 4,000 eggs up for grabs, including a golden egg filled with special prizes. On Easter morning, the Easter Bunny will make room deliveries of special Easter bags filled with candy and prizes. The whole family can enjoy the Sunrise Café which will host a special Easter brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adults are not left out of the treats, as the Omni golf shop will offer 20 percent off on retail items, and host a special Easter Egg Hunt Golf Clinic. www.omnihotels.com/AmeliaIsland

Omni Amelia Island

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is located on historic and scenic Amelia Island, 350 miles north of Miami, and hours easier to reach for travelers driving from northeastern states. Photo: Omni

Ritz-Carlton Resort of Naples

Easter is about good food and family time at the Ritz-Carlton. On Sunday, the Ritz-Carlton, Naples will serve its annual grand Easter Ballroom buffet. Special Sunday seating for the Lemonía Easter buffet are also offered at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. In honor of the holiday, the resort will also host a special children’s Wonderland Tea. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland the tea will feature Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts as well as whimsical confections. Accompanying adults may enjoy traditional afternoon tea service with a selection of tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. The festive tea concludes with a story read by Alice. http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/naples/

Ritz Naples

Ritz-Carlton Naples is a five-star luxury resort set on the Gulf of Mexico. Rooms at the resort overlook a swath of lush tropical landscaping that leads to a white-sand beach. Photo: Kay Peter Foeh/Flickr

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