Wind down your Sunday Fun-Day on Siesta Key with the rhythm of the local drum circle!
When you’re vacationing on Siesta Key don’t hurry off the gorgeous beach on Sunday afternoon, stay for one of the most eclectic gatherings of people you’ll ever see!
After a fun-filled day of sun bathing, swimming and building sand castles with the kids stay and relax for a while, you won’t want to miss out on the local marvel that starts up one hour before sunset. The Siesta Key Drum Circle takes place every Sunday just south of the main pavilion – follow the music, you can’t miss it! Catch the festival-like ambience in the beautiful setting of a Siesta Key sunset with a unique Sarasota tradition that started with just with a few local musicians and has grown into a weekly event. Widely known by all Sarasotans, the drum circle is open to the public and is free-form drum group that anyone can join. You can enjoy drummers, hula hoopers, belly dancers, fire jugglers and various other types of street performers. You will feel a true beachy vibe with the music and the little ones will love to jam out with the dancers and drummers. There’s no better way to end your week, or vacation on Siesta Key than in the care free atmosphere of local musicians and performers while watching the sun set on the beautiful white sand! Bring a blanket and the family to the beach on Sunday evenings during your next visit to Sarasota! If you are thinking about vacationing on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida. Watching the ebb and flow of several hundred residents and tourists, it’s hard to imagine the humble handful that started the drum circle more than a decade ago. These days, the crowd of weekly regulars and occasional visitors has made this unofficial Sarasota spectacle one of the largest drum circles in the nation! An open invitation to all is one of the reasons for the circle’s success – everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in the fun.So, for a truly unique Sarasota vacation experience, be sure to pack your tambourine or maracas and head over to the Siesta Key public beach. Held on Sunday evenings, the fun starts about an hour before sundown but plan on arriving a little early as parking fills up quickly. Whether you’re planning to join the jam or just hang out with the crowd, bring your blanket and bongos and enjoy the carefree rhythms and performers of the amazing Siesta Key Drum Circle!
If you are thinking that the Sunday night drum circle on Siesta Key sounds a fun event to you….. take advantage of this fun event and stay at Tropical Beach Resorts on Siesta Key. It is only a quick 10 -15 minute walk up the beach to the Public Beach!
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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.”
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:
- “The whitest and finest sand in the world” (The Great International Beach Challenge, 1987),
- “The Best Sand Beach in America” (The Travel Channel, 2004),
- “The Best Beach in America” (Dr. Beach, 2011).
- “10 Beaches that should be on your bucket List” (Yahoo Travel, 2014)
- “The Best Beach” in the State of Florida (Florida Trend Magazine)
“Florida’s Top White Sand Beach” (Conde Nast Travel, 2014)
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 800-235-3493Tropical Beach Resorts 6717 Sarasea Circle Sarasota, FL 34242 www.tropicalbeachresorts.com 941-349-3330
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The New Year Resolution you must keep is to do something for yourself and relax!
As we say goodbye to 2013 and 2014 begins, that New Year Resolution is raised. What are you resolving to do this year? Lose weight? Quitting smoking? Be more organized? How about something that you will actually keep? Resolve to make time for yourself and actually relaxing while doing so.
We live in such a busy world where our lifestyles always feel rushed and like there’s never time to take care of ourselves. Here at Tropical Beach Resorts, we want to help you find that time in your busy life where you can just take a time-out, put away all the mobile devices and make time to relax.
Trips to the beach can be as easy and relaxing as you make them, but we go the extra step to make it effortless. From the time you book your reservation to the time you check out, the staff at Tropical Beach Resorts is here to assist you with any vacation needs. From booking dinner reservations, grocery delivery, to daily housekeeping, beach services, and help with transportation around the island, we have you covered. Our local knowledgeable staff has all the best recommendations and truly cares about you and making your precious vacation time here in Siesta Key the absolute best that it can be.
So sit back on your beach lounger, grab something cold and refreshing to drink and take in some beautiful, Siesta Key sunshine. Siesta Key is truly a magical place and we hope that you find that special peace when you come and visit. Dig your toes into the powdery, sugar-like sand and breathe in the salty, Gulf air. Let all your cares float away. It’ll make for a healthier, happier you in 2014.
Happy New Year from all of us at Tropical Beach Resorts!!6717 Sarasea Circle Sarasota, FL 34242 941-349-3330 www.tropicalbeachresorts.com
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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
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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
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The 2013 Holiday Season is truly upon us. With Thanksgiving a bit later in the calendar year, the crunch time between now and Christmas is shorter than ever, putting that much more pressure on for holiday shopping and preparation overall. How can we squeeze so much into such a short time? Retailers are scrambling as well as family members to get all the necessary shopping and decorating done.Â But let’s not forget the true meaning of the holiday season, recognizing the family togetherness and religious aspects that are truly what the season is all about.
Maybe it’s time to make new traditions, different activities and meanings to the holiday season. Ones that do not have to do with ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday.’ Those sure sound scary and not fun to me! Take a moment to sit back and really reflect on what the true reason for the season is! To give thanks for all the blessings that we have, to be with friends and family, and to cherish these special times making memories that will last for years to come.
Here at Tropical Beach Resorts, we are a local family-owned establishment. With deep roots in the community and our churches, we take great pride in what we stand for as a business.Â Our commitments to the church, our families and our businesses are all that we have to reflect upon to see how we have effected those around us. We strive to be the best and friendliest hotel on Siesta Key, with emphasis on kindness, understanding and respect for all.Â We truly care for all of our guests and wish that all experiences here at Tropical Beach Resorts are the best that they can be and that we offered the finest product around.Â With that said, we are truly thankful for the opportunities that we have had and hope to continue with a successful, growing small business that leaves a significant mark on the community and other people’s lives.
In closing, we are thankful for all our guests, our families, and for God being our guidance through all. Take a deep breath of that beautiful salty, Siesta Key air and talk about what you are thankful for. Wishing all of you and yours an amazing holiday season.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, 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 discussionsÂ between master sand sculptor and Siesta Key resident Brian Wigelsworth and representatives of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, the Greater SarasotaÂ 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 sandsÂ 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.
Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sarasea Circle
Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Fall is in full effect and winter is coming on quick. Now is the perfect time to come and visit Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, FL! While it is getting chilly in other regions of the U.S., the weather in Sarasota stays quite temperate and perfect! The average air temperature for the winter stays in the mid 70â€™s to the mid 80â€™s and it is truly delightful! Still perfect weather for taking in some rays on the pristine, white sands as well as exploring all that Siesta Key, Sarasota FL has to offer.
The rates at Tropical Beach Resorts during the next few months are very affordable especially if you are traveling during the week (Sundays thru Thursdays). If you have flexibility with your dates, the rates are definitely in your favor!
Our two pools are heated to a year-round temperature of 87degrees for your comfort and enjoyment! If the Gulf waters are too chilly for you, youâ€™ll surely enjoy dipping your toes in the pool.
Special fall and winter rates are now available:Â Book Online!
These next few months are also a wonderful time to check out all the local restaurants. Being that itâ€™s not the busier summer or spring season, there is no wait to get into your favorite spots.Â Daily specials, happy hours, and live music will be the perfect way to spend late afternoons and evenings while not on the beach. Check out a few of our favorite places like:
Sun Garden CafÃ©- Voted Best breakfast, best lunch, best outdoor dining & best bacon for 4 years straight! This place is beautifully situated in a garden setting with amazing food. www.sol-food.net
Lelu Coffee Lounge- Thereâ€™s no Starbucks on this islandâ€¦.Lelu is much better anyway! Try their specialty coffees, teas, food items, full bar,specialty coffees, and smoothies. Sun, sand, surf, and coffee…it’s what life is all about! www.lelucoffee.com
Lobster Pot- Enjoy the â€˜Old Cape Codâ€™ feel while dining in the Siesta Key beachy air! You must try their lobster bisque! www.sarasotalobsterpot.com
Tropical Beach Resorts 6717 Sarasea Circle Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL 34242 www.tropicalbeachresorts.com 800-235-3493
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