Resorts in Florida
With its southerly location and natural beauty, Florida is one of the most heavily traveled states by visitors from around the world. Florida's close proximity to the Caribbean and Bahamas means that cruises from Florida are as plentiful as the sand, sun, and tourists. Of course this means that resorts in Florida are equally plentiful. AOL Travel looks at a few resorts that travelers are raving about.
Resorts in Florida: The Angler's Boutique Resort
Touted as "your new home away from home," Miami Beach's The Angler's Boutique Resort achieves this by offering its visitors private, intimate accommodations and friendly faces. Building a reputation for excellence since the 1930's, The Angler's Boutique Resort was named as a top hotel and resort on the Expedia Insiders' Select list in 2010, boosting its reputation even more. Guests rave about the professional, non-intrusive service and comfortable rooms in this Florida resort. The resort's award-winning "660" restaurant offers guests good value, serving up some of the best food in the Miami Beach area. Of course, if you're looking to expand your culinary horizons, The Angler's Boutique is conveniently located in the heart of South Beach, which features numerous quality bars and restaurants. Everything considered, it's easy to see why travelers consider The Angler's Boutique among the best resorts in Florida.
The Angler's Boutique Resort: 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 534-9600
Resorts in Florida: Lago Mar Resort and Club
Founded in 1959, three generations of family have been involved with the running of the renowned Lago Mar Resort and Club. Located on the beach of Fort Lauderdale, Lago Mar stands out among other resorts for its family-friendly atmosphere and commitment to excellence. Lago Mar has earned its AAA Four Diamond Award every year since 2001, hosting weddings, family gatherings, honeymooners, and distinguished guests with distinction and pride. Guests often are surprised at how relaxed the atmosphere is at Lago Mar, likely contributed to by the friendly staff and carefully considered furnishings. Also a standout are the numerous options to choose from when booking accommodations, dining, and considering recreation activities. The South Beach Park and the Museum of Discovery and Science are conveniently less than 15 minutes away for families with kids. And don't forget to check out Lago Mar's specials; you'll save money and enjoy one of the best resorts in Florida.
Lago Mar Resort and Club: 1700 South Ocean Ln., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (800) 524-6627
Resorts in Florida: The Gasparilla Inn & Club
Last November, AOL Travel's Meg Massie covered the top five romantic getaways in Florida. Among them she included the peaceful and understated Gasparilla Inn and Club, located on a barrier island on Florida's Gulf Coast. But don't be mistaken: this resort is suited for more than romantics. Anyone looking to get away from life's stresses and enjoy a good pampering will find the Gasparilla more than suitable. Featuring a wide variety of guest rooms, suites, cottages, and villas, you're sure to find something that suits your taste. And speaking of taste, your palate will be delighted by the various food and beverage options the Gasparilla offers. After lunch consider heading out for a game of golf or tennis, go sport fishing, or relax in the spa. And when you're not busy enjoying all that the Gasparilla Inn & Club has to offer, be sure to tour the nearby Gasparilla Island State Park and lighthouse.
The Gasparilla Inn & Club: 500 Palm Ave., Boca Grande, FL 33921 (877) 403-0599
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