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: Recently Renovated Rooms
This is the only resort in Sarasota with AAA’s four-diamond status, something you’ll recognize when exploring the recently renovated 223 guest rooms and suites, designed to evoke the feeling of being in the belly of a luxury yacht. 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. Latitudes features a locally-harvested seafood-centric menu – think dishes like pan-roasted gulf shrimp and Key West lobster tail – as well as a delicious sleek nautical design that boasts a timber-vaulted ceiling and navy carpeting. Banyan Poolside features an expansive deck and covered bar lounge slinging tropical cocktails and a casual fare. A fresh smoothie from Spike ’n Tees will fuel you before your round of golf, a sunset dinner at Portofino looking over the deepwater 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
Once you’ve gotten your fill, get active by making use of the resort’s kayaks, bicycles, and paddleboards. 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.