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Top 6 Beach Resorts in Florida

Updated on June 4, 2015

#6 - Aqualina Resort & Spa

The Aqualina Resort and Spa encompasses everything we dream of in a top resort. Located in Miami on beautiful Sunny Isles Beach, the Aqualina has updated their rooms and has something for everyone in the family or for couples. Located on 4.5 acres with 400 feet of Atlantic beach, this resort features stunning ocean views, three beachside pools, and an award-winning restaurant.

  • 400 feet of beach
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 20,000 sf, 2-story spa
  • fitness center
  • Aquamarine children's program
  • 3 restaurants, including New York's most acclaimed Italian restaurant, Il Mulino
  • 188 residences, 44 suites, and 54 guest rooms
  • pets permitted

17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160, USA
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#5 - Ocean Key Resort

The 100-room Ocean Key Resort sits on a cozy oceanfront spot between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square. The resort offers breathtaking views, location directly on Duval Street, oceanside pool, and a variety of activities for the entire family. The resort has been won numerous accolades from TripAdvisor, Conde Nast and Forbes.

  • world-class spa
  • 2 restaurants, both with amazing views
  • fitness center
  • boutique
  • close proximity to many of Key West's best attractions

A marker0 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040 -
0 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, USA
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#4 - Sunset Key Cottages

Located down the street from the Ocean Key Resort - are you surprised Key West is home to 2 of Florida's best resorts? - Sunset Key Cottages rates higher than Ocean Key because it has a beach for guests to enjoy. This resort is located on its own island, Sunset Key, just 500 yards from Key West. Boat ferry service transports guests from key to key. Located on 27 lush acres, the resort features private homes as well as 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom cottages for nightly rental.

  • 2 restaurants, plus access to the a third restaurant at the Westin Key West Resort also located on Sunset Key
  • luxury spa
  • oceanfront beach
  • individual cottages, many with private kitchens and porches

A marker245 Front Street · Key West, Florida, 33040 -
245 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040, USA
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#3 - Sandpearl Resort

From Key West, we move up the Gulf coast to world-renowned Clearwater Beach. Though the Sandpearl doesn't boast a private beach, hotel guests do have direct access to Clearwater Beach. Located walking distance to a number of popular restaurants and attractions, the Sandpearl also offers a number of amenities that resort guests often take advantage of.

  • 253 guest rooms and vacation condo suites
  • condo suites feature private kitchens
  • 12,000 sf spa
  • climate-controlled lagoon-style pool
  • fitness center
  • 2 restaurants
  • private marina
  • Camp Ridley kids club

A marker500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 -
500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767, USA
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#2 - Little Palm Island Resort

Little Palm Island is the only resort on the list located on a private island. The resort has been the perfect getaway for presidents and celebrities for two decades. Located a short boat ride from the fabled Florida Keys, Little Palm Island features 30 private suites paired in thatch-roof bungalows across the island.

  • sequestered tropical pool
  • private beaches
  • island library
  • private marina
  • spa and salon
  • dining room and private dining
  • activities such as deep sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, ecotours, and sailing

A marker28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL 33042 -
28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL 33042, USA
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#1 - The Breakers

If there is a granddaddy of Florida resorts, The Breakers is it. Founded by railroad mogul, Henry Flagler, the resort is located on 140 oceanfront acres in Palm Beach. The resort has won numerous awards and accolades locally, nationally, and world-wide. The Breakers is known as a great getaway for both families and couples and offers an impressive array of amenities to suit everyone's tastes.

  • guest rooms, suites, and the exclusive Flagler Club on the top two floors
  • half mile of private beach
  • 2 championship 18-hole golf courses
  • 10 lighted tennis courts
  • 4 oceanfront pools
  • luxury oceanfront spa
  • 8 restaurants and 8 lounges
  • family entertainment center
  • fitness center
  • Coconut Crew Kids Camp

A marker1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480 -
1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
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    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I wish I had had this before I booked my stay. Next time I will!

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      Cristina Vanthul 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, vasantha!

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      Cristina Vanthul 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, srsddn. Glad you enjoyed!

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      vasantha T k 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Good information on beach resorts around Florida. Voted up.

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      srsddn 2 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      There seem to be many beautiful beach resorts around Florida. All of these have something to offer for every taste. Thanks for sharing, cvanthul. Voted up.