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Best Florida Beach Resorts for an Invigorating Getaway

Updated on June 10, 2023
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Cristina is a Florida native and tcreative mind behind Wander Florida, an online guide to the lesser-known attractions and towns in Florida.

Florida has nearly 1,500 miles of coastline and 663 miles of beaches. With all that beachfront, its no surprise that Florida is home to some pretty spectacular beach resorts in Florida. From the panhandle to the Keys and up the Atlantic coast of the state, these resorts offer amenities and experiences that encourage guests to relax, unwind, and recharge their batteries. These are the best Florida beach resorts and worth a look for your next getaway.


Four Seasons, Palm Beach

An all-inclusive family beach resort, the Four Seasons sits on Palm Beach's widest stretch of white sandy beach. The resort has been renovated and strives to capture the timeless elegance and glamour that Palm Beach is known for. The Four Seasons is a five-star, five-diamond resort with amenities for everyone in the family to enjoy.

  • 207 rooms, 14 of which are suites
  • Seaside Spa
  • 2 restaurants - both use locally-sourced ingredients
  • 2 pools
  • Water sports, including kayaks, catamarans, jet skis, and SUPs
  • Fitness facility
  • Kids For All Seasons program

Four Seasons, Palm Beach:
2800 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA

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St. Regis Bal Harbour

The St. Regis Bal Harbour towers across the street from the world-famous Bal Harbour shops. Awarded the coveted Forbes five-star and AAA five-diamond awards in 2015, this beachfront oasis spoils guests with luxury amenities, service, and unparalleled elegance. Located on Miami Beach, this luxury resort offers amazing views and an easy proximity to the art districts, clubs, and museums found in Miami and South Beach.

  • 227 ocean view rooms
  • 1,000 feet of beach
  • 2 infinity pools
  • Sea Turtle Club for children
  • Remede Spa
  • 4 restaurants

St. Regis Bal Harbour:
9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154, USA

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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

Sunset Key Cottages:
245 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040, USA

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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

Sandpearl Resort:
500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767, USA

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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

Acqualina Resort and Spa:
17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160, USA

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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

1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480:
1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA

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