Top Sarasota Resorts

Top Sarasota Resorts and Restaurants

This post will list the top Sarasota resorts and restaurants. Lido Key is a barrier island on the west coast of Florida. It lies just offshore of Sarasota, and an hour south of Tampa Bay. Lido Key is a famous tourist destination. It offers something for everyone and is very family oriented. The beaches are world class. Big Pass and New Pass separate Lido Key from Siesta Key to the south and Longboat Key to the north.

Lido Key is in a perfect location! If offers visitors access to the Gulf beaches and Sarasota Bay while being just minutes from downtown Sarasota. After enjoying a day at the beach, guests can savor a meal at one of the many restaurants on St.Armand’s Circle. Window shopping on an after dinner stroll is a popular activity. Downtown Sarasota offers food, entertainment, live theater, museums, and more and is a very short drive away. Mote Marine is a few miles to the north and is a great place to spend a day with the family.

Siesta Key lies on the southern end of Sarasota and is world famous for it’s white sand beaches. It also has terrific shopping and restaurants. It is a very family friendly destination that offers all of the Florida beach activities.

Top Sarasota Resorts

Tropical Breeze Resort

The Tropical Breeze Resort is a private, boutique resort located in the heart of Siesta Key with plenty of parking for guests and great things to do on the resort grounds. Over the past few years, the resort has received major renovations to provide quality stays for each guest and increase the amenities our resort could provide.

Now, guests can explore the lush garden landscaping, relax by the pool in rocking chairs or grill in the shade of the palm trees. And the best part? The resort is for families! We provide games and frequently have events on resort grounds for both kids and their parents. We make it easy to relax and have fun, and partner with several local companies that provide adventure tours such as kayak excursions or charter fishing for easy vacation planning when you arrive on Siesta Key.

Do you need more space than a typical hotel or resort room? Check out private vacation homes with Siesta Key Luxury Rental Properties and Lido Key Vacations. Most of these homes come with private heated pools and spas, and other amazing amenities like pool slides, roof top decks, water access, Gulf views and more!


Sandcastle Resort at Lido Key


Kick up your feet in the comfortable rooms and suites at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach. In addition to our well-appointed standard accommodations, we offer junior, deluxe, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with additional amenities to accommodate groups for longer stays.

Whether you choose a standard room for your rewarding beach getaway or reserve a two-bedroom suite with 2.5 bathrooms and a private patio, indulge in a refreshing stay with modern conveniences. Sink into plush bedding when it comes time to retire after an exciting day. Stay well-connected to our high-speed Wi-Fi so you can upload photos of your Florida adventures with ease. And, no matter where your room is located, enjoy views of the courtyard, pool, hotel property or Gulf of Mexico.


During the evening, relax with a cocktail in our lounge and enjoy a masterfully prepared meal in the Candlelight Dining Room. Our diverse menu and daily specials will please guests with even the most discriminating of appetites. Because it is difficult to leave the beautiful beach and pool area for refreshments, our Pool Bar is open from 11:30 a.m. until dusk daily and serves cocktails and a light menu. Enjoy breakfast in bed or a lazy day lunch right from your room. Our in room dining menu is full of delicious bites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Coquina on the Beach

Your ideal choice for Sarasota Hotels, the Coquina on the Beach Resort Sarasota provides lodging on Lido Key near St. Armands circle and directly on beautiful Lido Beach.

We are a pet friendly hotel conveniently located near area attractions such as the Mote Marine Aquarium, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Asolo Theatre, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and Ed Smith stadium as well as area businesses like Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

If a taste of the tropics is what you crave, Coquina on the Beach is sure to satisfy your every desire.

Nestled amidst swaying palm trees and white sand beaches, this resort, located directly on Lido Beach, features all the amenities for a relaxing tropical vacation get-a-way.

Wake to an invigorating swim in the beachside pool. Tantalize your senses white shopping or dining at the world famous St. Armand’s Circle. Take a carefree stroll on the beach or relax under a beach cabana. And for those in the mood for romance, the Coquina is a great place to capture a memorable sunset.





Jim Klopfer

Capt Jim Klopfer has been a fishing guide in Sarasota, Florida since 1991. He grew up in Maryland, fishing the Chesapeake Bay waters. Capt Jim has been creating an writing articles about fishing for decades, contributing to many regional and national publications. He also lives part time in the North Carolina mountains where he fishes for trout and other species. Capt Jim Klopfer is a wel rounded angler with 50 years fishing experience, and he loves to share what he has learned with other anglers!

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