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 £75 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Limited View room. Other room categories available on request.
Discounted Rates on stays of four nights or more, May 1st to September 30th 2015 in City View and Marina View rooms.
$100 Resort Credit on stays of four nights or more, February 5th to December 31st 2015 in Club rooms and Executive Resort Suites.
From June 14th to October 4th 2015 The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota will be undergoing various renovations. The project will include the hotelís guestrooms, Club level lounge and public spaces; including hallways, corridors and ballroom meeting space. The hotel will close out entire floors as renovations on that floor take place, and have plans in action to ensure guests receive minimal to no impact. From August 20th to October 4th 2015 the Club floor and lounge area will be closed for renovation. No other hotel facilities are expected to be disrupted.
13 Days/12 Nights
Begins in Orlando and ends in Miami.
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 Hyatt Regency Sarasota which will be your base for the next two nights. Sitting on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Hyatt Regency 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: Hyatt Regency 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 Hyatt Regency Pier 66 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: Hyatt Regency Pier 66
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 £1935 per person based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
From £1615 per adult and £799 per child, based on two adults and two children (under 12 years) sharing a standard room.
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