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7 Best Resorts in Florida

Florida has some wonderful places that will steal your heart and keep you coming back for more. From the alluring and tropical Florida Keys to strolling uncrowded beaches on idyllic islands to dancing in the city, there are endless possibilities for a great escape. Another great aspect of vacationing in The Sunshine State is the wonderful resorts that cater to all tastes and budgets. Ready to make precious memories on vacation? Here are some of the best resorts in Florida.

7 Best Resorts in Florida

1. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida

If money is no object for your Floridian escape, look at this upscale resort, 3 miles offshore from the Little Torch Key. Tall palm trees surround the 5.5-acre island, and the resort comprises 15 luxury oceanfront thatch-roofed bungalows. Suites are sumptuous and have everything you need for an unforgettable experience, including slate-tiled baths, king-sized beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and private verandas. With no TVs on the resort, this is the perfect place to disconnect and spend quality time with your travel companion

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2. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin

The massive 2,400-acre Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida, is a mini-metropolis. What we love about this resort in Floria is the abundance of activities and amenities. These include four championship golf courses, 15 tennis courts, several restaurants, multiple pools, a 113-slip marina on Choctawhatchee Bay and a 7-mile stretch of beach along the Emerald Coast. The hotel provides guests complimentary kayaks, boogie boards and bike rentals to make the most of its watery location. There are many accommodation options, including villas, homes or condos.

Best Resorts in Florida

3. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando

Orlando is a really fun place with so much to do. But if you want to narrow down your options, Walt Disney World is the best place to stay and visit. Well, it is the Happiest Place on Earth, after all. We adore Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort, as waking up with views of real safari animals out your window is so unique in the USA. The resort is the perfect mixture of relaxation and fun. Rooms are uniquely designed to make it feel like you’re on a safari, and the food is some of the best in the park. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort is also our top pick for the best Disney resort for couples.

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Located on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Naples is the place to go if you enjoy high-end shopping and playing golf. However, if neither of those activities tickles your fancy, there are still plenty of other things to do. For instance, you can spend the day lazing on uncrowded beaches before strolling the iconic Naples Pier to watch the sunset. As for where to stay? The Ritz-Carlton in Naples is stunning and full of luxurious amenities and attentive staff. Guests can relax in the massive spa, get pampered in the salon, and work up a sweat in the fitness centre. You won’t go hungry here, as there are seven decadent dining options!

Best Resorts in Florida

5. Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, Miami

Occupying a prime beachfront location in Miami Beach, famed architect David Rockwell designed the 206 guest rooms and suites at  Nobu Hotel Miami Beach. So this is the perfect resort for those of you who love interesting design, as well as a luxurious holiday. It is also a great option for food lovers, as guests can access 24-hour room service from Nobu Miami, the famous Japanese restaurant. Feeling fancy? The hotel offers a butler service that includes a welcome beverage, packing and unpacking services, private shopping, and much more.

Best Resorts in Florida

6. Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West

Ocean Key Resort & Spa has a postcard-worthy location in historic Old Town Key West, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The resort has all the amenities you want, and rooms have large balconies and whirlpool tubs. Don’t be surprised if you spend all your vacation time in your glamorous room. The resort’s SpaTerre features a long list of massages and pampering treatments, and the outdoor pool makes a great place to catch some rays. You can also enjoy delicious seafood at the resort’s Hot Tin Roof Restaurant.

7. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Palm Beach

Get ready to indulge in some serious luxury. The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach stretches over 8 miles, and many amenities and activities keep you comfortable, entertained and pampered. The resort has plush cream-coloured rooms with ocean views and is famous for its top-notch customer service. The freshwater pools are perfect for relaxing and working on your tan.

Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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