There’s no getting around it: The Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida have some of the best beaches in North America—especially for those who want a relaxing, luxury getaway. Without dropping the extra money for a flight to Hawaii or Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, you can enjoy a top-tier beach vacation in Florida in one of these five favorite beachfront resorts.
Known for its iconic Spanish Colonial–style architecture and its thriving business and technology community, Boca Raton gets its fair share of visitors traveling for business and pleasure. If your own Boca itinerary includes more keynote addresses than margaritas on the beach, consider booking your stay at the Embassy Suites Boca Raton. Here, you can enjoy a clean, comfortable suite and free breakfast to keep you refreshed and on top of your game for meetings in the downtown business district (or, if you’re hosting your own event, in the hotel’s convenient event space).
Private Beach Access
If your Florida adventure brings you to the Tampa Bay area, consider staying in Clearwater Beach on a small barrier island west of Tampa. On this quiet island, you can enjoy miles of clean beaches and non-stop entertainment for the whole family. If you’re an out-and-about type, do yourself a favor: check out the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. For a surprisingly affordable price, you can enjoy an outdoor pool, your choice of indoor or outdoor fitness rooms, jet ski rentals, and 13 acres of private beach access.
If your Florida dream vacation is nothing more ambitious than a quiet drink on the beach, a luxury suite, and some top-notch pampering at the spa, book your stay at Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach. At this top-notch getaway destination, kick back under an umbrella or get active with beach volleyball and a swim in the warm saltwater lagoon pool. If all that relaxation—or your day trip to the many attractions Clearwater Beach has to offer—wears you out, rejuvenate yourself with a visit to Sandpearl’s award-winning spa.
Affordable Fun on the Boardwalk
Those who want a reasonably-priced hotel right on the boardwalk need look no farther than the Mayan Inn Daytona Beach. Enjoy a comfortable night in your well-fitted room and a complimentary breakfast before making your way to the soft sand beach for a day of sunbathing and relaxing or heading to the boardwalk for food, fun, and games. Save even more by booking a cheap flight to Daytona well in advance.
A Full-Service Daytona Resort
If you’re looking for a luxury vacation to Daytona Beach without breaking the bank, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at The Shores Resort & Spa. With cabana rentals, poolside service, and a full-service spa at your fingertips, you won’t have to leave this affordable resort to enjoy an unforgettable beach vacation. But if you do feel the need to get out and explore the beach and vibrant food and nightlife scene of the city, you’ll be a leisurely (and scenic) walk down the boardwalk from many top attractions.
When life gets tough, the tough go to the beaches of Florida to recharge their batteries and savor some of the good life. When making your own Sunshine State plans, save money and enjoy greater flexibility by booking early at one of these five affordable beachfront resorts.
Cory Hanson is an American travel writer specializing in American and European travel. This is part of a series of American destination posts brought to you by the awesome travel search engine and booking service Hipmunk. Check out more Hipmunk posts and read more about sponsored content in this full disclosure.