Sarasota/Longboat Key

Aquatic Paradises: Opal’s Best Hotel Pools

Active, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Naples, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

When it comes to truly cool pools, no other properties know how to make a splash quite like these Opal resorts.

The Group Boating Getaway Guide to Longboat Key

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

When you think of your last vacation, chances are, your

Hidden Histories inside Opal Resorts

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

These Opal Hotels & Resorts host fascinating secret histories as contained in these particular artifacts and items – you just need to know where to look.

10 Top Events and Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Spring

Active, Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We dug deep into all Opal destinations from Florida, Maine, and New York to build this list of top spring events and seasonal vacation ideas.

This or That: Florida’s East Coast vs. Gulf Coast

Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Naples, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We give you the lay of the land of both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and some highlights of each to define which is right for your next Florida beach vacation.

The Tennis Getaway Guide to Sarasota

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

If yours is a group looking for a tennis vacation, look no further than The Resort at Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, one of Florida’s top tennis resorts.

The Family Reunion Guide to Longboat Key

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

A brand-new resort, an easy-to-reach location, and all the best multi-generational Sarasota activities? That’s just a few of the reasons why Longboat Key makes for the ultimate family reunion location.

The Family Reunion Guide to Sarasota

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

Between all-you-can-eat Amish dinner buffets to a massive shark observation tank, Sarasota’s multi-generational attractions make it the ultimate location for your next family retreat.

Opal’s 2017 Travel Bucket List

Active, Arts & Culture, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Consider 2017 the year you actually book the vacations you’ve been talking about for years. We offer some ideas, from romantic getaways to adventure travel.

Marina Hopping down Florida’s Gulf Coast

Active, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Three of Florida’s best marinas are attached to Opal resorts. We break down where to tie up and what to do once you’ve done so.