Florida East Coast & Keys

Opal’s Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Award Winners

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Five Florida Opal Collection properties were awarded Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards. So what’s all the fuss about?

5 Reasons Sunset Key Cottages is T+L’s “No. 1 Resort Hotel in Florida”

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Destination Guides, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments|

Why did this private Key West beach resort earn the title as the top-ranking resort in Florida by Travel + Leisure's World’s Best Awards? Let us count the reasons.

Our Favorite Opal Private Retreats

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Style & Design|

The idea of isolation takes on a different meaning when on vacation. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Opal’s best on-property cabins, cottages, and other tucked-away spaces that marry supreme privacy with the ultimate escape.

A Southernmost Road Trip: Delray Beach to Key West on the Overseas Highway

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series|

A day-long road-trip journey to Mile Marker 0 via the “The Highway That Goes to Sea,” shouldn’t be done without experiencing these amazing pit stops.

Get the Look: Key West’s Cottage Chic

Florida East Coast & Keys, Key West, Style & Design|

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Homemade Pasta-Perfecting Tips from Drift Kitchen + Bar

Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Opal's Own Recipes|

Sick of the same old store-bought spaghetti? Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa’s executive chef spills his secrets on how to make a homemade pasta that’ll make any Italian grandmother proud.

A Tale of Two Coasts: Sampling Both Sides of Florida on an Open Stretch of Road

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Naples, Road Trip Series|

A three-day road trip down the lower half of Florida’s Atlantic Coast, then across the northern section of the Everglades to the Gulf, means you get the best of both worlds: the East Coast’s waves and nightlife action and the Gulf Coast’s wildlife and sugar-sand beaches.

Dish in Demand: The Crab-Crusted Grouper at Drift Kitchen + Bar

Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Opal's Own Recipes|

Flaky and delicious, the crab-crusted grouper at the new Drift Kitchen + Bar at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is sure to be a guest favorite. We share the details, ingredients, and recipe here.

The 2020 Opals: The Best of Arts & Culture in Opal Destinations

Across Opal, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

Awards season may be over, but we’ve still got our own crop of statues to hand out to a few of the outstanding arts and culture institutions in and around Opal destinations.

Our Picks: Opal Romantic Getaways

Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a place to rekindle as a couple, we’ve got five OPAL destinations just for the two of you.