This or That

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.

This or That: Delray Beach vs. Boca Raton

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, This or That|

Delray Beach and Boca Raton, though located less than 10 miles from each other, offer distinctly different vibes. We compare the two for guests staying right in the middle of it all – at Delray Sands Resort.

This or That: Maine or the Motherland

Bar Harbor, Food & Drink, New England Coast, This or That|

While Bar Harbor restaurants Stewman’s Lobster Pound and Paddy’s Irish Pub offer cuisines that are world’s away from each other, what unites them is their approach to the authentic.

This or That: The Laureate Key West & Belleview Inn

Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, This or That|

In December, Opal premiered two new Florida properties – one set in a restored historic property overlooking the Gulf a stone’s throw from Clearwater Beach, the other embodying a classic island lifestyle in one of the Florida Key’s most colorful destinations.

This or That: Mount Desert Island vs. Florida Keys

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, New England Coast, This or That|

We compare the islands that have long been fixtures for American vacations: the Florida Keys and Mount Desert Island in Maine.

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

Beach, 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, This or That, 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.

This or That: Hutchinson Island or Longboat Key

Active, Beach, Destination Guides, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Sarasota/Longboat Key, This or That|

They’re both islands and great Florida beach getaways. But one’s on the East Coast, the other’s on the gulf, each with its own vibe. Which is right for you?

This or That: Acadia National Park or Everglades National Park

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Destination Guides, Florida Gulf Coast, Naples, New England Coast, This or That|

See how two of the most well-known national parks on the East Coast stack up against each other.

This or That: Key West or Lake George

Florida East Coast & Keys, Key West, Lake George, New York Adirondacks, This or That|

On opposite ends of the East Coast, Key West and

This or That: Longboat Key or Treasure Island

Clearwater Beach, Destination Guides, Florida Gulf Coast, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, This or That, Treasure Island|

Our guide to two Florida gulf beach destinations an hour apart with very different vibes.