Florida Gulf Coast

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?

Get the Look: Clearwater’s Touch of Turquoise

Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Style & Design|

Noticing a room in your home in need of a

Coastal Distancing on Cruise Control: Clearwater Beach to Sarasota

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We tasked the husband-and-wife couple behind the travel brand The League Collective with taking to the open road for a long weekend getaway. Their point A to point B? Clearwater Beach south to Sarasota along the Gulf Coast of Florida. The result? The perfect marriage of freewheeling and comfort-seeking.

5 Reasons Why Clearwater is America’s #1 Beach

Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast|

Sitting at the top of TripAdvisor’s 2018 “Best 25 Beaches in the United States” list, you’ll find none other than Clearwater Beach, which has been making waves with visitors for years. Here’s why.

How to Make Your Own Sushi from Caretta on the Gulf

Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal's Own Recipes|

Chef de cuisine at Sandpearl Resort’s Caretta on the Gulf provides a primer to making the Japanese delicacy at home.

This or That: Maine’s Blueberry Mojito or Florida’s Coconut Daiquiri

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Opal's Own Recipes, This or That|

We compare two creative cocktails – one served at Opal resorts in the Northeast, and one served at the resorts in Florida – plus their recipes to take home.

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.

Tips to Perfecting Your Backyard Burger This Summer

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal's Own Recipes, Treasure Island|

Looking to up the game on your bland backyard burgers this summer? Chef Michael von Blomberg of Treasure Island Beach Resort lifts the lid on how to build the ultimate gourmet burger.

Dish in Demand: The Pan-seared Hogfish at Sea-Guini

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal's Own Recipes, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Meet the melt-in-your mouth key ingredient that stars in the wildly popular pan-seared hogfish at Opal Sands’s Sea-Guini, plus the recipe for you to take home.

ICYMI: What’s New at The Resort at Longboat Key Club & Longboat Key

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

(Above) © @theweekendfox, Katherine Fox Haven’t been to Longboat Key