Florida’s Fabulous Fall Beach Getaways

Beach resorts offering special seasonal savings

 

Temperatures may be dropping to the north, but in the Sunshine State, the warm weather lingers on to the Holiday Season. Savvy vacationers can take advantage of special deals offered during this time between the state’s summer vacation rush and peak winter season. Here are some of the prime beach resorts that are providing tempting incentives.

Sandpearl Resort

The reimagined Sandpearl Resort blends the relaxed vibe of an Old Florida beach resort with the ambiance of a chic urban gallery. Works by Florida artists are on display in the lobby and in guest rooms, where private balconies provide elevated water views of gulf and bay. Private cabanas are scattered about the resort’s powder-fine sand beach, each decadently furnished with fans, couches and refrigerators, with wait service on call. A zero-edge pool sits just off the sand, and the resort is home to a full-service spa offering ocean-inspired treatments. Onsite dining includes the upscale Caretta dining room and the beachside Tate Island Grill. The property is also within easy walking distance of Pier 60 and Clearwater’s lively collection of restaurants and bars. Sandpearl Resort will spice up the fall season with savings of 20 percent on rooms plus daily breakfast for two. Book the offer by November 30, 2017 for stays through January 31, 2018. Rates start at $240/night. Visit www.sandpearl.com to book using booking code OPALSAVE.

Sandpearl Clearwater

Rooms at the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach are decorated with the artwork of local Florida artists, and provide water views of the bay or Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Sandpearl

The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Set on a barrier island just off the Gulf coast of Sarasota, the Resort at Longboat Key Club is an island oasis for relaxation and recreation. The 410-acre grounds include 45 holes of PGA- approved golf, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, a full-service spa, and the Mind & Motion Studio, which provides ten-plus daily fitness classes, including Sunrise Beach Yoga and Moonlight Meditation. The resort’s pool overlooks a sugar-white sand beach, where comfortable lounge chairs are perfect for relaxing or taking in a sunset over the water. Guests who book before November 30 for stays through January 8, 2018, will enjoy savings up to 20 percent on room rates, along with complimentary daily breakfasts for two at Sands Pointe or Barefoot’s. Rates start at $220 per night. Visit www.longboatkeyclub.com and use code OPALSAVE.

Resort Longboat Key

The Resort at Longboat Key Club sits between the white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and a collection of championship golf courses. Photo: Don Riddle/Longboat Key Club

W Fort Lauderdale

To celebrate the completion of a recent $55 million top-to-bottom makeover, Fort Lauderdale’s W hotel is now offering special incentives to reintroduce guests to this glamorous property. In addition to having direct access to the famous sands of Fort Lauderdale beach, guests can soak up the sun at the hotel’s rooftop pool, which features art deco tile work, plus day beds and lounges with wait service. The pool deck hosts live DJs on the weekend, and every night is a celebration at the chic Living Room lounge. Guests who book a three-night stay will receive the fourth night free, plus a $100 resort credit and a room upgrade upon availability. Rates start at $214 per night. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.wfortlauderdalehotel.com and use code ZS4.

Fort Lauderdale W

During the week, the rooftop pool at the W Fort Lauderdale provides a relaxing alternative to beach. The scene turns lively during weekend pool parties. Photo: W Hotels

Marriott Stanton South Beach

The Stanton is one of the only properties on Miami Beach’s storied Ocean Drive that has direct beach access. Set between a park and the Atlantic Ocean, this 224-room landmark hotel has recently undergone an extensive restoration, and now exudes a beach club chic vibe. Guests can relax at one of two outdoor pools or a hot tub overlooking the water, book a treatment at the hotel spa, sip unique mezcal cocktails at Lolo’s Surf Cantina or dine on fresh seafood with an ocean view. Also on the property is the area’s only gelateria. In the fall of 2017, the Stanton also opened the Japanese robata restaurant Azabu Miami Beach, and unveiled a new spa and fitness center. Through the month of November, advance bookings made for stays through December 22, 2017 are eligible for 20 percent off regular room rates. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.stantonsobe.com and use code ADP.

Stanton South Beach Marriott

Fresh from a top-to-bottom renovation, Miami Beach’s Stanton hotel is one more go-to place for both beach access and the nightlife of South Beach. Photo: Stanton Hotel

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

The Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa is the only oceanfront resort in North Palm Beach County. This causally luxurious property is set on a secluded and pristine strip of Atlantic coastline, apart from other coastal development, but still convenient to area attractions and activities. Guests can indulge in spa treatments, join complimentary beach yoga sessions, take tennis lessons, and enjoy waterfront meals. Stay on the weekend of October 7 to enjoy Jupiter’s annual Fall Fest, which features live music, food from local vendors, beer gardens and more. Book the resort’s Pumpkin Spice offer and save 20 percent on room rates plus complimentary daily breakfast for two. Rates start at $176/night. Visit jupiterbeachresort.com and use code OPALSAVE.

Jupiter Beach Resort

Sea grape trees and torchlight provide the backdrop for a beachfront fire pit at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, which sits on a pristine section of undeveloped waterfront. Photo: Jupiter Beach Resort

Lido Beach Resort

Lido Beach Resort is the only upscale destination on the Gulf Coast barrier island of Lido Key. A recent renovation and redecoration of the property’s 233 rooms and condo-style suites showcases Florida-inspired furnishings. The décor draws inspiration from the blues and whites of ocean and sand, accented by warm wood tones. Many rooms include private balconies with gorgeous views as well as kitchenettes or full kitchens. Guests have direct access to a 300-foot stretch of white- sand beach, which is just steps away from two oceanfront pools. The property is family and pet friendly, but also provides adults- only spaces for relaxation. Travelers can enjoy a 20 percent savings on a fall getaway, along with complimentary breakfast for two each day. Bookings made before November 30 earn these savings for stays through January 31, 2018. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.lidobeachresort.com and use code OPALSAVE.

Lido Beach Resort Sarasota

Sarasota’s Lido Beach Resort delivers the Florida beach lifestyle with a 300-foot swath of powder-fine sand, two pools and a tiki bar with sunset views. Photo: Lido Beach Resort

Playa Largo Resort & Spa

As the first new hotel built in the Upper Keys in more than two decades, the Playa Largo Resort delivers the area’s highest levels of guest service and comforts. The landscaped grounds overlook the waters of Florida Bay, with 14 acres of private beach to enjoy. Guests can choose from a collection of 177 rooms and suites, 10 private bungalows or a three-bedroom beach house. Active amenities include kayaks, paddle boards, complimentary bike rentals, a jogging path shaded with tropical foliage, tennis courts, basketball courts, bocce ball and beachside fire pits with sunset views. The resort’s dining options are complemented by a beach bar and rum tasting room. For stays through December 24, 2017, guests can enjoy up to $350 in resort credits. The longer you stay, the higher the daily credit. Three night stays receive a $100 resort credit total, five night stays receive $200 total, seven night stays receive $350 total. Rates start at $249 per night. Visit www.playalargoresort.com to book using booking code: ZX0.

Key Largo Playa Largo Pool

The pool at Key Largo’s Playa Largo Resort & Spa faces the waters of Florida Bay. This premier resort is now the newest and most expansive resort in the upper Florida Keys. Photo: Playa Largo

Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater’s premier luxury resort delivers panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico from each of its 230 rooms and suites, all of which include floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. Public areas of this upscale property showcase original artworks curated by local master Christopher Still, featuring sculptures and other creations by himself and other renowned regional artists. These signature works are accentuated by a fresh, modern atmosphere that mirrors the tones of beach and ocean. The property features a zero-entry pool, full-service spa, fitness center, a refreshment nook on each floor, and multiple dining options including Sea-Guini, which creatively merges Italian cuisine and fresh-caught seafood. The Opal Sands is currently offering saving of 30 percent on stays three nights or more, with room rates starting at $248. Visit www.opalsands.com to book using booking code STAY3.

Clearwater Opal Sands

The curved facade of Clearwater Beach’s Opal Sands Resort provides all guest rooms and public areas with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Opal Sands

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