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What is the Best Beach in Sarasota?

What makes the Best beach in Sarasota? The Siesta Key sand is amazing!

What makes the Best beach in Sarasota? The Siesta Key sand is amazing!

What is the Best Beach in Sarasota?

Not only is Siesta Key the best beach in Sarasota, it’s quite possibly the best beach in the nation!

Siesta Key Beach is constantly winning accolades from big news publications and travel companies worldwide! The incredible characteristics of the sand and surrounding environment makes Siesta Key a consistent contender for the top beaches to visit in the country.

The sand is 99% pure quartz, soft and cool on the feet.

Siesta Beach is located on Beach Road on Siesta Key. Siesta Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world.  At the “Great International White Sand Beach Challenge” held in 1987, it was recognized as having the “whitest and finest sand in the world.”

A panoramic photograph of Siesta Beach on an overcast day in December 2012, which illustrates the characteristic white sand and expansive width of the beach (wikipedia.com)

Unlike beaches elsewhere that are made up mostly of pulverized coral, Siesta Beach’s sand is 99% quartz. Even on the hottest days, the sand is so reflective that it feels cool underfoot. It’s estimated that the sand on Siesta Beach and Crescent Beach on Siesta Key is millions of years old, having its origin in the Appalachians and flowing down the rivers from the mountains until it eventually was deposited on the shores of Siesta Key.

Shallow water depth in the near shore area together with year round lifeguard protection, makes this one of the safest beaches in the county and great for small children. Siesta Key, Crescent Beach, Siesta Beach and Turtle Beach are accessible from the North Bridge at Siesta Drive or the South Bridge at Stickney Point Road. Siesta Key is an eight mile barrier island graced with two more beaches, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach… as well as exotic flowers, magnificent banyan trees and preserved mangrove shores where ibis, snowy egrets and herons claim refuge for their young.

Just a few of the honors Siesta Key has received:

Siesta Key is a destination for travelers worldwide and should be on the top of your list of beaches to visit! Surrounding this incredible beach is a beautiful island of small condos and hotels. There are also the two small villages packed with lively entertainment, fine dining, beachy restaurants and excellent shopping. It is a tourist and local favorite for sure.

Check with our friendly, local staff for recommendations on activities, dining, and other information. Rooms are available for daily rentals. Call today for specials and room information at 800-235-3493

Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sarasea Circle
Sarasota, FL 34242
www.tropicalbeachresorts.com
941-349-3330

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Experiencing the Best of Nature in Sarasota, FL

Manatee viewing near Sarasota, FL Sarasota is alive with exceptional blessings from Mother Nature. From one corner of the city to the next, the beauty and wonder of all that Mother Nature has created is bountiful. From the local flora to the local fauna, there are so many ways to take full advantage of being able to see these things that amaze and to make incredible memories.

Here are some of our favorite places to visit to experience the best that Sarasota has to offer:

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: The Gardens are located in downtown Sarasota on the Bay. Their mission? “To provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility, while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes.” Now if that doesn’t sound like the perfect way to spend an afternoon, we don’t know what does. From the greenhouses to the immaculately maintained grounds, Selby Gardens is an experience you don’t want to miss. Sweeping views of the bay, brilliant aromas from the many plant species, wonderment from the stunning growth of the different trees, and tranquility from the peace and serenity of the property will take you away from the hustle and bustle. Allow several hours for this afternoon of enjoyment.

Myakka River State Park: Located just 9 miles from Sarasota and is one of Florida’s oldest and largest state parks. The Florida wild and scenic Myakka flows through 57 square miles of wetlands, prairies and woodlands. Myakka is popular for hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife observation. One of its most popular types of wildlife observation is that of the Florida alligator! Many gators can be seen sunning and swimming around while being viewed from one of the world’s largest airboats, the Myakka Maiden or the Gator Gal. They can also be seen while just paddling through the streams by canoe, for those of you who are brave enough! There is also the Canopy Walkway. The walkway is suspended 25 feet above the ground and extends 100 feet through the hammock canopy. A tower soars 74 feet in the air to present a spectacular view of treetops, wetlands and the prairie/hammock interface. You can look down on eagles, hawks, vultures and the tops of live oaks and palm trees.

Manatee Viewing Center: Located about 1 hour North of Sarasota, the Manatee Viewing Center is located adjacent to the Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station. Everyone loves to see these gentle giants. When the water begins to get chillier, somewhere around 68 degrees, the manatees seek refuge in warmer waters. When the Big Bend Power station takes in saltwater from Tampa Bay to cool Unit 4, it is then discharged as clean and warm water, back to the bay. Big Bend’s discharge canal is a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary that provides critical protection from the cold for these unique, gentle animals.

Let our local, knowledgeable staff help you with these or any other activities during your visit to Tropical Beach Resorts in Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL.

Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sarasea Circle
Sarasota, FL 34242
www.tropicalbeachresorts.com
941-349-3330

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Celebrating an Anniversary in Sarasota, FL?

Draw your own heart in the white sands at Tropical Beach Resorts on beautiful, Siesta Key, FL

Draw your own heart in the white sands at Tropical Beach Resorts on beautiful, Siesta Key, FL

Do you have an anniversary coming up and are wondering “How should we should celebrate our anniversary in Sarasota, FL?”

Sarasota is an incredibly romantic destination. From its award-winning sun swept shores to the lively calendar of performing arts, there are many ways to celebrate your special occasion. A secluded beach getaway is always an excellent choice. There may be nothing more romantic than strolling hand-in-hand at the water’s edge at sunset. The sunsets on the Gulf Coast of Florida are world-renowned and when you see that last glimpse of the sun’s brilliance over the water and glistening shores, followed by the explosion of bright colors reflecting off the clouds, you will know you have arrived in paradise.

If you’re fortunate enough to be staying at Tropical Beach Resorts, you’ll also have the advantage of proximity to quirky Siesta Village… a fun and artsy haven lined with iconic boutiques and great restaurants.  If spending the evening with your special someone involves great live music and the most fun, island atmosphere, the Siesta Key Village is the perfect spot. A collection of casual, beachy restaurants where the only thing required is you and your flipflops, there is something for everyone to enjoy here. Catching the sunset and dinner from one of the  wonderful eateries in the village is the way many guests choose to spend their special anniversary evenings together.

If a quiet evening in with a bottle of bubbly is your perfect evening, then you are also in the perfect destination! A quiet, private dinner can enjoyed in your own stylish, resort accommodation.  All rooms have fully stocked kitchens with dinettes and outdoor patios which gaze out on the perfectly manicured, tropical gardens. There are also BBQ tiki huts which can be used to make the perfect steaks or fish. Wine openers and blenders are always available! Don’t want to cook? Have your dinner delivered from Crescent Market which offers some of the finest wine , cheese and specialty items around. They are Siesta Key’s corner grocery and epicurean oasis!

For a more intimate anniversary, Ophelia’s on the Bay is nearby, with its romantic ambiance, excellent service and fine dining gourmet fare. Their bayfront location provides indoor and outdoor seating with local fresh seafood and fine meats with Florida grown produce. Ophelia’s offers a menu with a distinctly New World flare that changes nightly.  A few miles to the north, the nightly dinner cruises on Marina Jack II were designed with special occasions in mind. It is a truly memorable way to enjoy the cruise while enjoying the breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.

Our staff is always happy to recommend the area’s best. We are a local, family owned business and take pride in knowing the best things in the area to suggest to our guests. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to help with directions, menus or reservations. Let us help you with that personalized service you deserve on your special anniversary.

Other wonderful ways to celebrate your anniversary in Sarasota include attending a special theatrical or musical production. Sarasota boasts numerous venues from cozy and informal to our magnificent Opera House.

Every Valentine’s Day natives, transplants and vacationers from all over the country and the world flock to Siesta Key Public Beach to renew their wedding vows. If you happen to be in the area any other time of year, the Siesta Key Drum Circle occurs every Sunday. The colorful celebration of our legendary sunsets is a festive and unusual way to celebrate the day you said, “I do”.

The options are plentiful and varied here, and no matter your choice, you’re sure to enjoy. Happy Anniversary!

Call us today to make reservations in our little slice of paradise! 800-235-3493

Tropical Beach Resorts

6717 Sarasea Circle

Sarasota, FL 34242

www.tropicalbeachresorts.com

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What Are The Best Ways To Enjoy Nature While Staying At A Sarasota Hotel?

Tropical Paradise abounds on Siesta Key and there are so many incredible ways to experience it while staying at our Siesta Key, Sarasota hotel

Tropical Paradise abounds on Siesta Key and there are so many incredible ways to experience it while staying at our Siesta Key, Sarasota hotel

What Are The Best Ways To Enjoy Nature While Staying At A Sarasota Hotel?

Sarasota is not only Florida’s cultural capital, but a tropical, nature wonderland as well. There are so many ways to explore the abounding beauty.  Here are a few of our favorites.

Spend time on our world-famous beaches, renowned for their cool, powder white sands. If you’re lucky enough to be staying at a Sarasota hotel near the beach, you can spend your mornings strolling along the water’s edge with coffee in hand. You’ll find horse conch, lightning whelks, pink shrimp and seahorses in knee-deep water. Your companions will likely be gulls overhead, dolphins frolicking in the waters and sandpipers, oyster catchers and roseate spoonbills. Grab a fresh cup of coffee from the office or make some from the in-room coffee service and take a morning stroll. Enjoy the sunshine with your loved one and greet the day on Crescent Beach’s stellar sand.  Walking hand in hand on World Famous Crescent Beach is the perfect way to start the day!

Go paddle boarding, a peaceful way to commune with our marvelous finned and feathered friends. It provides opportunities for discovering oyster beds, fish breeding areas and unspoiled, hidden pockets teeming with marine life. Dolphins are plentiful here; there’s a good chance you’ll see some playfully leaping nearby. You might even see the moon face of a manatee staring up at you in wonder. Paddle boarding with friends or family is such an incredible experience. You’ll feel a singular sense of inner peace and beauty. The power of the water and the force of the board through the surf is so magical. Seeing all the beautiful water and its surroundings will complete the aquatic adventure making memories that will last forever.  For private lessons or Pilates Paddle board contact Studio RubyLakes.

Kayak the mangroves. Nothing can bring you closer to nature than kayaking our mysterious mangroves. A kayaking excursion can put you face to face with egrets, turns, wood storks, pelicans, dolphins, manatee and other wildlife. What you see you will treasure with your heart. Rentals are available for ocean kayaking as well from the hotel’s beach service on the beach access.  http://youtu.be/y4w__Ua139E

Rent a bicycle. Siesta Key’s bike path starts at the south end on Midnight Pass Road and goes up to the North Bridge. It’s a very safe, refreshing and enjoyable way to see the area. The much heralded Legacy Trail stretches from Sarasota County and into neighboring Charlotte County. In addition to bicyclers, you’ll see people walking, some with their dogs, joggers and rollerblading. The Legacy Trail offers several areas to stop, rest, learn about its history or just enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the trail. For bike rentals contact: Siesta Sport Rentals

Join in the Drum Circle at sundown on  Sundays at Siesta Beach. You’ll meet a colorful cast of characters who passionately serenade our legendary sunsets, drummers, dancers, maybe a singer or two along with a host of onlookers. Celebrate with us as we express our appreciation and say thank you and farewell to another wonderful day in paradise.  Just a 1.5 mile distance from the Tropical Beach Resorts, you’ll experience incredible music, fun dancing and a rhythmic force that just makes you want to be a part of it.  For more information: Visit Sarasota

There is quite possibly no better place this time of year to go out and get some sunshine… Than on beautiful Siesta Key. Let our friendly, helpful, local staff assist you in planning your island excursions. These are just the tip of the options available for the utmost in Siesta Key and Sarasota experiences. Nature is plentiful and we can help you make the most of your time here with us.

For hotel reservations or surrounding area information please visit us online at www.tropicalbeachresorts.com or call us toll-free at 1-800-235-3493.

Tropical Beach Resorts

6717 Sara Sea Circle

Siesta Key, Sarasota FL 34242

941-349-3330

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Looking for the best hotel on Siesta Key?

Siesta Key Hotel Room

Siesta Key Hotel Room

Looking for the best hotel on Siesta Key? Well you’ve come to the right place! Siesta Key is an incredible destination, but finding the best place to stay may be a challenge. There is only a handful of daily hotels on the island. Weekly and monthly private condo rentals are available, but require you to do some legwork. If a few night stay or a weekly stay is what you are looking for, then your search is over.

Welcome to Tropical Beach Resorts! Siesta Key’s best and friendliest hotel is located on the white sands of Crescent Beach and is just across the street from the Crescent Village, where there are a number of local shops, restaurants and bars too! This ideal location coupled with brand new, renovated hotel accommodations will prove to be the best choice for a quick Siesta Key getaway.

Wanna see what fellow travelers are saying about Tropical Beach Resorts? Check out Tripadvisor.com

Check out our reservation site to see rates and specials! Book Now!

Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sarasea Circle
Sarasota, FL 34242
941-349-3330

 

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Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition is this weekend!

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition is this weekend, November 15-18th.

Not only does Siesta Key have the most beautiful, clean white quartz sands, now it is being stepped up a few notches by some master sand sculptors! The weekend was the creation of discussions between master sand sculptor and Siesta Key resident Brian Wigelsworth and representatives of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, Mote Marine Laboratory, and the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau. It has grown into an amazing weekend of fun imaginative creations of wonderment! Guests come and visit from all areas of the country to see the amazing sculptures that are built over a short period of a few days!

The Classic began in 2010 and has grown into an event which is attended by 70,000+ attendees! Some of the sand creations are over ten feet tall and always transform the beautiful white sands  into an outdoor art gallery. Coupled with the incredible weather of coastal FL in November and the white sand creations, it is an event that should not be missed!

There is free parking at the public lot at the Siesta Key Public Beach, with admission of $5, or there is a multi-day rate of $10.

Founding partners:

MOTE Aquarium

Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

Sandlubbers

Sarasota County

 

Tropical Beach Resorts

6717 Sarasea Circle

Siesta Key, FL 34242

941-349-3330

800-235-3493

www.tropicalbeachresorts.com

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Tropical Shores Beach Resorts wins best in Siesta Key region for Customer Service

Siesta Key hotel wins award

Tropical Beach Resorts on Siesta Key wins 2013 Customer Satisfaction Award

Thursday, August 27, 2013
Congratulations are in order!
Tropical Shores Beach Resort has been rated among the best in the region
and has received the 2013 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award

Award Recipient: Tropical Shores Beach Resort
Star Rating: 5
City: Sarasota State: FL
Category: Hotels and Travel
Presented by: Celebration Media and Talk of the Town News

“The Talk of the Town awards program was created more than five years ago to showcase businesses ranked by consumers as the best in their respective fields.” Tropical Beach Resorts on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida is honored to receive a reward reflecting a 5 rating on excelled customer service. This award was based on their research gathered during the past 12 months.
Media and Talk of the Town News monitor positive and negative reviews, blogs, business-rating services, social networks, and other industry resources to determine the highest-rated and top-reviewed businesses in all 50 states of the country and parts of Canada.
“Tropical Beach Resorts is committed to setting high standards and it’s always great for our team when they get recognized for the exceptional commitment we make to our guests”, said Dawn Bear, GM. “At the end of the day it’s all about relationships… We truly are a people business.”

Here is list of some the key points we are committed to promising our guests every time we come into contact with them:

1. We Listen!
This tops the list because it is the most important thing we can do. We let our guests talk and tell us what happened or how we can make it right. We don’t assume anything.

2. Get feedback

This doesn’t mean an electronic survey about our service, it means we encourage suggestions from our guests! After all, we are marketing to our guests’ needs!

3. Anticipate needs
We work hard to learn what our guests want and need before they tell us. We try to impress them everyday!

4. It’s extremely important to be fair when saying no.

There are times when a guest wants us to do things that are impossible, however, if we are receptive to the things we can do for them… we can still find away to help!

5. We know who our customer are!
We are constantly offering new things, making changes, and updating our accommodations, marketing, and programs.

6. We trust our guests!
We love our guests from the start, and we make sure to put our best foot forward to really create a great relationship from the first interaction.

7. Say “Yes”

Whenever our guests have a reasonable request, we accommodate them. We know saying yes goes a long way!

8. We Validate our guests concerns
Our team knows and understands that we never argue with our guests or put them on the defensive. We are trained to understand their frustration and do everything we can to help them.

9. Give more than expected

We look at our relationships with our guests as a long- term engagement. We want to offer more than expected so our guests know we care about them and appreciate their business.

10. We strive to make our guests feel appreciated!

11. We make sure not to minimize our guests’ concerns and always treat them with respect.

For more information regarding Tropical Beach Resorts please contact us at 1-800-235-3493 or visit us online at www.tropicalbeachresorts.com

 

 

 

 

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SiestaKey hotel sees growth in yearly numbers

Tropical Beach Resorts along with Sarasota county has seen another year of growth in our total number of visitors this year.

According to Visit Sarasota County (VSC), Sarasota County had 740,300 visitors in fiscal year 2013, spending $640,974,200 in the area economy. That is a 5.8% jump in visitors from fiscal year 2012 and a 10.2% increase in direct spending.
Tropical Beach Resorts is pleased that business is up.

The 2013 fiscal year ended June 30. Data from the Sarasota County Tax Collector also paints a positive picture for the area tourism industry.

With three months of revenue left to be calculated for 2013, Sarasota County has already raised $12,179,818 in revenue from the Tourist Development Tax — eclipsing the total revenue reported for 2011. This comes after multiple years of increased revenues from the tax. Development Tax revenue grew by 16% in 2011, and by 17.5% in 2012.

The Tourist Development Tax is a 5% charge on the revenue from rentals of six months or less. Revenue from the tax is used for tourism promotion, maintenance and renourishment of beach park facilities and beaches, sports stadiums, nature center facilities and promoting new tourist attractions and events.

Projects like the proposed dredging of Big Pass also rely on Development Tax revenue.
Tropical Beach Resorts General Manager said.” We are very pleased business continues to improve. We’ve done so many upgrades to the property and have continued to grow a talented staff… we couldn’t be happier it’s paying off.”

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Tropical Beach Resorts on Siesta Key wins 2013 Trip Advisor Excellence Award

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Tropical Beach Resort receives 2013 Certificate of Excellence- 2013 award

CONTACT: Dawn Bear, GM
Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sara Sea Circle
Siesta Key, Sarasota FL 34242
941-349-3330
www.tropicalbeachresorts.com

TROPICAL BEACH RESORTS ON SIESTA KEY IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Honored as a Top Performing Siesta Key Beach Resort as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Sarasota, Florida 13th, August,– Tropical Beach Resorts, Siesta Key beach located in Sarasota, announced today that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

Tropical Beach Resorts is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Dawn Bear, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts. “We strive to offer our guests a truly magical experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering Trip Advisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts operates at Tropical Shores, Tropical Sun, and the Sara Sea Resort located at the shores of Crescent Beach on Siesta Key offering private beach access, heated pools, complimentary beach yoga classes, full kitchens, tiki hut bbq grills, free wifi, ipod docking stations, and much more.
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Siesta Key Resort Wins 2013 Best of Sarasota Award

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Tropical Shores Beach, A Siesta Key Resort, Receives 2013 Best of Sarasota Award

Sarasota Award Program Honors the Achievement

SARASOTA August 6, 2013 — Tropical Shores Beach Resort, a Siesta Key resort, in Sarasota, Florida has been selected for the 2013 Best of Sarasota Award in the Hotels & Motels category by the Sarasota Award Program.

Each year, the Sarasota Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sarasota area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Sarasota Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sarasota Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Sarasota Award Program

The Sarasota Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Sarasota area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices. They have also implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Sarasota Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Sarasota Award Program

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Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sara Sea Circle
Siesta Key, Sarasota Florida 34242
800-235-3493
www.tropicalbeachresorts.com

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Tropical Beach Resorts, a Siesta Key resort, earns 2013 Best Award

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