Florida | Longboat Key

On the Gulf Coast, discover Florida's chic resort of Longboat Key, this resort is home to some of Florida's finest properties and beaches as well as a vast range of elegant dining establishments.

The areas local attractions include:

• St. Armands Circle - 100+ shops and restaurants
• Ringling Museums - Florida State Museum of Art,
Circus Museum and Cà d’ Zan Mansion
• Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
• Mote Aquarium
• Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
• Asolo Repertory Theater
• Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Ballet
• Golden Apple Dinner Theater,
Florida Studio Theater, The Players of Sarasota
• Deep sea fishing, charter sailing and sightseeing boat cruises
• Sarasota/Bradenton International airport (SRQ),
10 miles; 15 minutes
• Tampa International airport (TPA), 60 miles; 1 1/2 hours



The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Longboat Key



The Resort at Longboat Key Club is located on the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Sarasota, the cultural centre of Florida with its theatres, music, art galleries and tropical gardens. It is just seven miles from Sarasota Airport.


The resort's 221 creatively designed suites evoke a Balinese feel. Choose from junior suites, one and two bedroom suites or Deluxe two bedroom suites, all with dramatic views of the gulf, lagoon or fairways. Every suite has a large seating area, fully equipped kitchen, spacious balcony, flat screen television and Bose wave radio.


• Sands Pointe: American cuisine
• Spike ‘n Tees: light snacks and drinks
• Portofino Ristorante & Bar: Italian dining
• Tavern & Whiskey Bar: farm-to-table dining
• Barefoot's Bar & Grille: poolside
• Court 21: light snacks
• Pointe Loung
• Oceanfront pool and sundeck
• Beach service and water sports
• 291 slip marina
• The Spa
• 18 hole and 27 hole golf courses
• Tennis centre and 20 courts
• Mind & Motion: fitness centre
• Bicycle rentals
• Camp Loggerhead: kids' clubs


From 92 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Golf or Lagoon View Junior suite. Other room categories available on request.

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Begins in Orlando and ends in Miami


Year round


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


Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Orlando. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, where you spend the next three nights.
Hotel: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel


Your hotel is located within the Universal complex, where a world of exhilarating thrills and adventures await at the two theme parks, Universal Studios® and Universal's Islands of Adventure®, both a short complimentary water taxi away. There is also great music and dining at Universal’s Citywalk®. If you enjoy theme parks, visits to Seaworld, Discovery Cove and the Disney parks are also a must. Orlando also has some great shopping, including designer outlets and shopping malls.
Hotel: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel


Driving distance:132Mi/213Km
Heading west today takes you towards Florida’s Gulf coastline. A leisurely drive takes you past Tampa and St Petersburg to the charming isle of Longboat Key. Venture to Sarasota and experience the European style of St Armands Circle, where a host of dining pleasures can be sampled and boutique shopping enjoyed. Longboat Key Club & Resort has fabulous golf and tennis facilities, with tuition available, and a wide range of water sports.
Hotel: Longboat Key Club & Resort

DAYS 6, 7 & 8 NAPLES

Driving distance:120Mi/193Km
Today’s leisurely drive takes you south along the Gulf Coast. If time permits, we suggest you take time to enjoy Fort Myers and Sanibel Island en-route. Perhaps you could picnic lunch on one of the many beautiful beaches. Naples is the jewel of the south, offering its visitors the option of shopping on Fifth Avenue and strolling the quaint streets of Old Naples or heading down to the beach to enjoy the Florida sunshine. With seafood as the local speciality, you are guaranteed some sumptuous dining pleasures in Naples.
Hotel: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort 


Driving distance:273Mi/439Km
A short drive south brings you to Marco Island, where you can stop and enjoy the beautiful beaches and landscape and some very cosmopolitan cafes. We also suggest a visit to the Everglades National Park on your journey. This is the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the United States, where rare and endangered species roam. Take a tram, airboat tour or hike through the crocodile infested wilderness. Your journey continues along the beautiful Florida Keys to Key West. The furthest of the Keys and the southernmost city in the US, here you can enjoy Florida with a tropical Caribbean-style twist.
Hotel: Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa 


Driving distance:78Mi/126Km
Returning along the causeway, you will find plenty of opportunities to take pictures and stroll the seaside towns. Marathon in the heart of the Keys has some of the best snorkelling, fishing and diving in the area. Perhaps take a bicycle ride through Key Deer country or relax on one of the beautiful beaches at Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Keys. Your accommodation for the next two nights is at Islamorada where an array of marine life inhabits the coral reefs. A colourful collection of arts, crafts and locally produced pieces can be found at Treasure Village along with a wide variety of dining options.
Hotel: Cheeca Lodge & Spa

DAYS 13 & 14 MIAMI

Driving distance:88Mi/142Km
Hip and bursting with vibrant entertainment, today’s short drive brings you to the wonderfully cosmopolitan city of Miami. A city of contrasts, Miami invites you to do as much or as little as you choose. Should you wish, a short drive north takes you to the prestigious areas of Palm Beach and Boca Raton, where you can mingle with the rich and famous or just enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of chic boutiques and outdoor cafés.
Hotel: Loews Miami Beach Hotel


Spend your final day unwinding by the pool or picking up some last minute souvenirs before you return your car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.


From £2359 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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