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Staycation 2018: Close To Home

The Florida Villager’s Annual Staycation Guide

Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

Hawks Cay

Located on the small island of Duck Key, Hawks Cay offers fishing charters, tennis, water sports, water cruises, duck dives and even an environmental excursion camp for kids. Their selection of rooms, suites and villas will satisfy the needs of every getaway from a couples retreat to family and friends trip. Thanks to Irma, the resort is only partially open, but call for details and expect a full re-opening this summer.


Cheeca Lodge

Open again for overnight guests as of March, this Keys mainstay will make sure there are no dull moments in your day. Rent a bicycle out to explore the island, play a round on their nine-hole par three course or watch the sunset out on the water. But, if you’re looking to relax, their poolside food and beverage service will definitely do the trick.


Boca Raton Resort

Dubbed a “water enthusiast’s paradise,” the Boca Raton Resort is a luxurious option for a getaway. With beach clubs, cabanas, pools, a golf course, daily kid’s classes and multiple tennis courts, there are activities for everyone to enjoy (plus a slew of great dining options at every price point). Been there, done that? Try booking a room at the Beach Club, where you can ride the waves in the FlowRider.


Hyatt Coconut Point

This hotel guarantees gorgeous water views from every room. Their impressive 18-hole golf course, semi-private beach, long boardwalk and spa are all perfect for a weekend away, not to mention a full waterpark at the main pool and plenty of dining and shopping options within a 5-minute drive.


Naples Grande

The perfect escape for families, the Naples Grande offers a variety of room types and configurations to fulfill your family’s needs. They not only have a kid’s pool including a waterslide, but also an “adults only” pool for when it’s time for mom and dad to relax.


The Breakers

Expect luxury at its finest. The Breakers is a boutique, Italian-Renaissance oceanfront resort and a perfect place for a couples getaway to enjoy the brand new spa, nature activities, ocean views, lush gardens, bars, and on-site boutiques.


The Loews Miami Beach

Hip, happening and in the heart of the South Beach scene, this art deco hotel includes an oversized pool with VIP cabanas and daybeds, as well as an EXHALE spa and fitness center. Don’t miss out on summer packages or a dinner at the award-winning Lure Fishbar.


Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

If you’re looking for a unique experience, this is it. Say in luxury teepees, glamorous camping tents or lodge style guestrooms. The endless list of available activities includes airboat rides, zip lining, rodeos, fishing, golf, rock climbing, archery and, of course, horseback riding.


South Seas Resort

Located on Captiva Island, this resort offers rooms, villas, condos and even private homes. Surrounded by water, expect every water activity you could ask for. If the ocean isn’t for you, there are a whopping 20 swimming pools as well as opportunities for shopping, golfing, and relaxing at the spa.


Ocean Key Resort and Spa

Between the Harbor and Mallory Square, this Key West getaway houses one of the hottest bars and rooftop restaurants. They have endless water activities and are within walking distance for all that Key West has to offer including Mallory Square, Ernest Hemingway Home and the Seven Mile Bridge.


Sanibel Island

Tropical dreams, fulfilled! Sanibel Island is always sunny, with white sand and blue water. If you’re lucky, you’ll even have a dolphin sighting! This small island has a lot to do, including amazing restaurants, golf, tennis, boating, shopping and biking. Don’t miss out on the world-class shelling, which draws seashell aficionados from around the world.


Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

Perched in downtown Sarasota alongside fine dining, museums and art galleries, this Ritz-Carlton resort offers an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, 11 acres of lush property and an award winning spa.


PGA National Resort & Spa

If your idea of a vacation is golf, golf and more golf, this is the getaway for you. PGA National Resort & Spa has five of the nation’s best golf courses for you to play. If you want to take a break from the green, there are numerous restaurant options, tennis courts, a spa and even a beach where you’re likely to see a sea turtle.


1 Hotel & Spa

Inspired by nature, 1 Hotel pride itself on everything being fresh, local and natural. Sleek, earthy rooms and stark white pools allow for a calming getaway to immerse in the nature of the beach or enjoy views of the city.  Enjoy 600 feet of private white sand beach; multiple pools with 180 degree ocean views; WATR at the 1 Rooftop, a floating oasis 18 stories above the beach and Plnthouse, a plant-based restaurant.


The Confidante Miami Beach

Travel back to the Golden Era of Miami Beach at this mid-beach gem that takes design inspo from the 1950s. Warm, welcoming and unpretentious, the hotel offers two heated outdoor pools, direct beach access, open-air rooftop spa, serene garden, and fully equipped fitness center.


Atton Brickell

The first of the Atton brand in the United States, Atton offers comfortable and eco-friendly accommodations in the heart of Brickell as well as quality dining options including UVA Wine & Pisco Bar, Lima restaurant and Vista rooftop bar. Check out their Florida resident deals for 15 percent off of your stay.



Hotel Victor South Beach

Take advantage of their Florida Resident summer deals to get 30 percent off your stay at this classic art deco property. Redesigned by award-winning designer Yabu Pushelberg, the 91-room guest room retreat offers two separate dining options on property along with Spa V, Hotel Victor signature spa complete with a Hammam on the lower level.

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