Top 4 Luxury Resorts in Florida


Posted on June 14th, by admin in Lifestyle.

Top 4 Luxury Resorts in Florida

While it’s not hard to find a luxury resort in Florida, not every resort suits every traveler. Some resorts cater to golfers, some to families, some to people who just want to get away and relax. Each resort on this list has a specific market that it caters to and that it absolutely excels at serving. Depending on what you want from your resort vacation, one of these could be your top choice.

Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island
Amelia Island is located off the coast of northeast Florida. The Amelia Island Plantation (AIP) resort first opened in 1971 as an environmentally sensitive but luxurious retreat and the covenants set in place to protect the natural surroundings are still in place. It has changed hands and grown over the years and is now part of Omni Hotels and Resorts. Omni has just completed an $85 million renovation of the resort, catapulting it back onto the list of top resorts. The resort covers 1,350 acres with a 404-room hotel, 320 villa units, and the largest pool area in northeast Florida. AIP is best known for its four championship golf courses, designed by Pete Dye, Bobby Weed, Tom Jackson, and Tom Fazio. If you are traveling with children, this resort offers planned programs for young children and even for teens. The nature center is especially great, offering kayaking, fishing, and a host of other outdoor activities.  Learn more…

The Breakers, Palm Beach
If you enjoy old-world style and want to vacation in a piece of American history, then you will want to visit The Breakers in Palm Beach. Modeled after a fifteenth-century Italian villa, this 560-room hotel, on 140 acres of oceanfront in Palm Beach, was built in 1926 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. After a recent $120 million renovation, it is anything but outdated. There are two golf courses, 10 tennis courts, a spa and fitness center, and a half a mile of private beach, enough variety to satisfy everyone in your vacation group. The Beach Club is especially nice, with magnificent views of the ocean, five pools, two restaurants, and pool cabanas, all amid lush tropical landscaping.  Learn More…

Little Palm Island Resort and Spa, Little Torch Key
This resort has won numerous awards, including several from Condé Nast, Travel and Leisure, and Zagat. It is located on a 5-acre island three miles from Little Torch Key and is only accessible by boat or private plane. Each of the 30 oceanfront bungalows, which are scattered across the island, is luxuriously furnished with slate-tile baths, indoor and outdoor showers, and private verandas. The island offers lots of things to do, if for you, things to do means collecting shells on the beach, getting a massage, or going on diving and fishing excursions. The remote location and lack of electronic diversions generate a mood of romance and total relaxation. Note that no children are allowed.  Learn More…

The Setai, South Beach
A very opulent, 130-suite hotel and resort directly on South Beach, the Setai has become the hotel of choice for the world’s wealthy while in Miami. This multi-award winning resort has an Asian-inspired décor with Zen-like touches throughout. The suites are extremely spacious with elegant touches such as Frette linen, illy espresso coffeemaker, and Bose surround-sound system. In 2011, the spa has been honored as one of the Top 50 Hotel Spas in the US by Condé Nast Traveler. If you want to vacation like a celebrity, then the Setai is the resort for you.  Learn More…

Depending on your interests and those of your traveling companions, any of these four resorts would be a wonderful placed for a carefree, pampered vacation. Check in, relax, and enjoy everything that the resort has to offer.