Longboat Key’s newest luxury beach resort opened in the spring of 2017 as a chic study in casual beach cool. Zota Beach Resort pairs modern architectural elements with richly grained live-edge wooden headboards in the guest rooms to create an aesthetic that is at once sleek and inviting. The resort’s secluded beach on Longboat Key is prime ground for guests to soak up the sun and relax in the white sands.

Zota Beach Resort

STAY: Contemporary Cool

The resort’s distinctively modern look carries throughout each of the 187 guest rooms and suites, lending a chic note to the beachy vibe. Choose a room with beach, pool, resort, or gulf views. Families looking for a little more space will enjoy the Suites, which include private balconies or patios, kitchens, and separate dining areas.

Zota Beach Resort

PLAY: A Secluded Paradise

Relax in the soft sand and take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to the prime beachfront location on the sought-after Longboat Key. The resort’s zero-entry pool, with its poolside service, makes an ideal spot for a light lunch. And though it seems hard to imagine wanting to leave the privacy of the resort’s grounds, should you want to venture into Sarasota, there’s no better place to shop until you drop than St. Armand’s Circle, which has upscale shopping, boutiques, restaurants, and more.

Zota Beach Resort


The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, situated on Sarasota Bay, is an urban oasis of horticulture displays, education, research, and conservation. Between the orchids and bromeliads in the conservatory to the peaceful Fern Garden, a day at the Selby is a must for any guest at Zota Beach Resort.

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