Florida | Sarasota

Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters, pristine beaches and the great outdoors.

Sarasota has several beaches including the award winning Siesta Key Beach. Relax and soak up the sun, enjoy the variety of water sports including paddling, kayaking, boating, windsurfing and more. Take a boat out into the deep blue sea on a fishing expedition.

You will find a golf course for every level of ability. There are 32 courses in Sarasota. Enoy biking and hiking and horseback riding.

There are dozens of shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bars and nightclubs in downtown Sarasota. From the Bayfront Park dining at the marina to the east end of Main Street.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota




The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota offers the best of both city and beach. Located on 11 acres of downtown Sarasota, the resort is close to many of the areas attractions yet it also boasts a private beach club sitting just three miles away on the beautiful beaches of Lido Key. Tampa Airport is a 65 mile drive.


The 266 guestrooms and suites are stylish and well appointed, as you would expect from a Ritz-Carlton property. Sumptuous bedding of feather bedding and pillows and Egyptian cotton linens promise a very restful sleep and the marble bathrooms come complete with bathrobes, slippers and great amenities. Fully stocked mini bar, CD clock radio and balcony or patio also come as standard.


• Jack Dusty: waterfront seafood dining and drinks
• The Beach Club Grill: international cuisine and relaxing bar
• The Golf Club Grille: indoor and terrace dining
• Lobby Lounge
• The Beach Club on Lido Key: outdoor pool and beach service
• Water sports at The Beach Club
• The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sarasota
• 18 hole golf course
• Three tennis courts
• Fitness centre
• Bicycle rentals
• Ritz Kids: kids clubs'


From 89 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Limited View room. Other room categories available on request.


Discounted rates on stays of three nights or more, May 1st to September 30th 2015 and May 1st to September 30th 2016 in Resort View and Marina View rooms.

$30 daily resort credit on stays of two nights or more, May 1st to September 30th 2015 in Club rooms and Resort View suites.

5th night free on stays May 1st to September 30th 2016, when booking a Marina View room.

$100 resort credit on stays of four nights or more, February 5th to December 31st 2015 in Club rooms and Executive Resort Suites.

$100 resort credit on stays of three nights or more, January 1st to April 30th 2016, May 1st to September 30th 2016 and October 1st to December 23rd 2016 in Club rooms and Resort View suites.

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Florida Fever

13 Days/12 Nights

Begins in Orlando and ends in Miami.


Year round.

Your fly drive includes:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
• Accommodations as stated

Day 1 Arrive Orlando

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Orlando. Upon arrival, after collecting your rental car, proceed to Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress where you will spend the first three nights of your fun Florida experience.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Days 2 Orlando

Your hotel is situated on a magnificent 1,500 acre resort, convenient to Orlando’s fabulous attractions. Hop onto the resort’s courtesy shuttle to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and experience the magical world of Disney or take a trip to Universal Studios Resort, where a world of exhilarating thrills and adventures await at the two theme parks, Universal Studios® and Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and wonderful dining greets visitors at Universal’s Citywalk®. If you enjoy theme parks, visits to SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Legoland are also a must. Make sure you allocate some time at your resort which offers no fewer than 45 holes of championship golf, a fabulous pool complex dotted with grottos and waterfalls and a lake with its very own beach.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Days 3 & 4 Clearwater Beach

Driving distance: 94Mi/151Km
Leaving Orlando behind, today it’s just a short journey to Clearwater Beach. Located on Florida’s West Coast, Clearwater is home to beautiful beaches, crystal clear Gulf waters and warm sunshine, the perfect place to relax after a busy couple of days in Orlando. The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa overlooks powdery white sands and is tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and intra-coastal waterway. Days can be spent relaxing by the pool or on the beach, or for the ultimate indulgence you may even chose to treat yourself to a pampering treatment at the fabulous spa. If you want to explore slightly further afield, St Petersburg and Longboat Key are all close by and offer a wealth of attractions.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Resort & Spa

Days 5 & 6 Sarasota

Driving distance: 58Mi/93Km
It’s short but beautifully scenic drive to Sarasota this morning, as you leave Clearwater Beach behind. Perhaps make a stop at Tampa en route, a popular tourist spot, before arriving at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota which will be your base for the next two nights. Sitting on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Ritz-Carlton overlooks the pretty marina in downtown Sarasota. Rent bicycles from the hotel or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll into town to explore the local shops, restaurants and theatres.
Hotel: Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

Days 7 & 8 Bonita Springs

Driving distance: 99Mi/159Km
Your journey continues snaking down Florida’s west coast, and as the distance is short you can make plenty of stops en route to Bonita Springs. Located on 26 acres overlooking breathtaking Estero Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, your hotel provides elegant and spacious accommodations, a world class golf course, pool complex with 140 foot waterslide and sits adjacent to a 12 acre environmental preserve.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Days 9 & 10 Fort Lauderdale

Driving distance: 125Mi/201Km
Naples is just short drive from Bonita Springs, so take time to visit today if you've not managed to do so during your stay. Next, you cross from the west coast to the east coast on the Everglades Highway, which is also affectionately known as Alligator Alley! Benefiting from a semi-tropical climate, a year round ocean breeze and seven miles of sun-kissed beach, Fort Lauderdale is one of Florida’s most chic and desirable beach destinations. Las Olas Boulevard is a mecca for lovers of fashion and fine dining. Alternatively you could explore the pretty Riverwalk area, where the Museum of Discovery and Science and Old Fort Lauderdale Village can be found. Sitting on the intra-coastal waterway, amidst lush tropical landscaping, the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale will be your home for the next two nights. Its three-pool oasis provides the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the Florida sunshine!
Hotel: W Hotel Fort Lauderdale

Days 11 & 12 The Florida Keys

Driving distance: 191Mi/307Km
There is a change in landscape today, as you head out along the pretty string of islands which make up the Florida Keys. Stretching 140 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, the Keys have a distinctly tropical feel with secluded bays, world-class deep sea fishing and excellent scuba diving, there is even an opportunity to swim with dolphins! Key West is the furthest island as well as the most southernmost city in the US. It is known as a party city and offers a distinct Caribbean-style charm. We suggest a visit to Marathon for the best snorkeling and fishing, taking a bicycle ride through Key Deer Country and visiting Islamorada where quaint arts and crafts shops can be browsed. Your hotel is located in the heart of Old Town Key West on the Gulf of Mexico, and offers an array of watersports and fabulous dining options.
Hotel: Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa

Day 13 Journey Home

Driving distance: 162Mi/261Km
It is time to take the pretty journey back along the Keys and up to Miami airport, where you return your rental car and check in for your flight back to the UK.

From £1870 per person based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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