The luxury resort’s 410 acres is set on a secluded barrier island, giving a unique blend of privacy and easy access to all that Sarasota, Florida’s cultural coast, has to offer. Though, with white sand beaches, watersports, five restaurants and lounges, 45 holes of golf, and an award-winning tennis complex, you may never step foot off resort grounds.
STAY: Coffee with a View
This is the only resort in Sarasota with AAA’s four-diamond status, something you’ll recognize when exploring the elevated tropical vibe of the 223 guest rooms, junior suites, and suites. Each room has a private balcony that grants guests the chance to sip a morning coffee while looking out over the beach, tranquil lagoons, or the resort’s lush golf courses.
EAT: Several Ways to Fuel Up
Guests at The Resort at Longboat Key Club have some tough choices on their hands. At each meal, you’ll have to decide between five restaurants, each of which focuses on fresh ingredients and artful preparation. A fresh smoothie from 21, a cafe and lounge, will cool you off after tennis, a sunset dinner at Portofino looking over the deep water marina sets the stage for a romantic date, and reveling in the farm-to-table experience at The Tavern & Whiskey Bar will leave you thoroughly satisfied.
PLAY: Activities at Your Beck and Call
Sign kids ages 5 to 12 up for Camp Loggerhead and then sneak away for some quiet relaxation on the beach. Once you’ve gotten your fill, get active by making use of the resort’s kayaks, bicycles, paddleboards, or the 14-foot Aqua Cat. Find your vacation zen in one of the resort’s yoga, tai chi, or beach boot camp classes. Die-hards will build their days around the world-class golf courses. If you still have energy after all of that, make your way into any of the many Sarasota attractions, like The Ringling Circus Museum or the Sarasota Classic Car Museum.
SAVE TIME FOR
The acclaimed Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is a short jaunt away from the resort and is well worth the trip off resort grounds. From conservation to groundbreaking research to the hands-on touch tanks, Mote is where you’ll have your most up-close-and-personal encounter with some of Florida’s most amazing marine life.