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Clearwater is a large metropolitan area on the mainland that features many of the interests of a modern contemporary city and is separated from Clearwater Beach by the Intra-coastal waterway. An enchanting, tropical Florida community, Clearwater retains some of the old Florida charm yet is an energetic and a contemporary city that rivals others in its lifestyle, services and amenities.  The area is rich in activities, festivals and special events.

Clearwater is often used interchangeably with Clearwater Beach which is connected to the west via a two mile landscaped causeway which includes a walking and biking path and is known for its beaches which are among the best in Florida.

Hotel Name Rating Location - Introduction
Belleview Biltmore Resort 3 Star The Belleview Biltmore is an elegant multi-gabled historical landmark Grand Victorian resort hotel situated on the intra-coastal waterway overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by 22 acres of velvet lawns and tree lined walkways, providing guests with an authentic Florida retreat...

Clearwater Beach is a vacationer's paradise. Wiggle sugary sand between your toes ... let a breeze propel you through the water on a sailboard or catamaran or reel in the catch of a lifetime. In addition to some of the most beautiful, broad beaches on Florida's Gulf Coast, you'll find all the water-oriented recreation you can imagine and lots of outdoor activities in the Clearwater area. Besides jet-skis, water bikes and parasailing, at the Clearwater Beach Marina you can rent boats for everything from a relaxing sail to a deep sea fishing adventure.

The Pinellas Trail, a wonderful place for walkers, bikers, joggers and skaters, stretches 47 beautiful miles (76 km) from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. At the Clearwater Marine Aquarium you can enjoy seeing dolphin, otters and sea turtles and learn ways to help protect them. The Aquarium's Marine Life Adventures lets you play, explore and relax on the area's beautiful beaches, bays and barrier islands as you help preserve the precious marine environment. There are golf courses aplenty in Clearwater and shopping opportunities so numerous that you will be tempted to take home more than you can carry! At mealtimes you will discover great variety in the cuisine. In the evening, visit one of the area's hottest nightclubs or tiki bars to dance and enjoy your favourite music.

For year round fun, Sunset Celebrations at Pier 60 is a nightly street festival featuring local artists, crafters and performers. An added bonus is the area's proximity to many other Florida attractions. Just a few minutes away are the wonderful museums of St. Petersburg, professional sporting events and Tampa's Busch Gardens theme park. Orlando's attractions are about a 90 minute drive east.

Hotel Name Rating Location - Introduction
Best Western Sea Wake Beach Resort 3 Star The Best Western Sea Wake is a beachfront hotel situated directly on the water in Clearwater with over 500 feet of white sandy private beach...
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort 4 Star The Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort is situated in 10 tropically landscaped acres directly on the beautiful white sandy beach overlooking the picturesque Gulf of Mexico...
Marriott Suites on Sand Key 4 Star The Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key is a casually elegant all-suite property offering a resort experience located just across the causeway from Clearwater Beach and overlooking Clearwater Bay, ideally nestled in seven tropical acres on Sand Key Island...
Sheraton Sand Key Resort 4 Star The Sheraton Sand Key Resort is a renowned award-winning Mediterranean style landmark hotel nestled on 10 tropical acres, overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on the white sandy beach of Sand Key - one of Florida's widest and most beautiful beaches - just a short distance from Clearwater Beach...

Crystal River, about an hour north of Tampa Bay, is an unspoiled playground, home to the largest herd of endangered manatees in the US, congregating primarily in the beautiful Crystal and Homosassa Rivers, these gentle giants can be seen from the riverbanks or by engaging local guide services for a boat or up-close snorkel encounter.

Crystal River is also famous for its flats fishing where redfish, sea trout, tarpon and mackerel are abundant. About 20 minutes south of Crystal River is the Homosassa State Wildlife Park, where visitors can see the rare whooping crane, deer, bears, bobcats, egrets and flamingos along unspoiled nature trails as well as captive manatees in an underwater observatory.

Hotel Name Rating Location - Introduction
Plantation Inn & Golf Resort 4 Star The Plantation Inn and Golf Resort, a 232 acre resort offering numerous leisure activities, is located off Highway 19 in Crystal River and close to the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's "Natural Coast"...
sand key - clearwater

Sand Key lies over the Causeway bridge and just south of Clearwater Beach and north of Belleair Beach.  Sand Key is home to Sand Key Park with its 90 tropical acres and featuring half a mile of white sandy beach that has been rated among the top 20 beaches in the United States.

Sand Key is well known for shelling on the beach and fishing on the jetty. The white sandy beaches are lined by sea oats and Florida pine trees.  This is a great place to bask in the sun, picnic under the trees, walk the miles of beach or sit and watch a fantastic sunset.  Commercial activity is focused on the North end of Sand Key. Two resort hotels and the Shoppes on Sand Key provide a variety of restaurants, shopping, banking, and resident and tourist services.

Hotel Name Rating Location - Introduction
Marriott Suites on Sand Key 4 Star The Marriott Suites is an all-suite property nestled in seven tropical acres on Sand Key Island, just across the causeway from Clearwater Beach and overlooking Clearwater Bay...
Sheraton Sand Key Resort 4 Star The Sheraton Sand Key Resort is a renowned landmark hotel nestled on 10 tropical acres, located adjacent to Sand Key Park and Preserve, on the white sandy beach of Sand Key...
st. petersburg

St. Petersburg and its surrounding area has its west side facing the Gulf of Mexico and St. Petersburg Beach and stretching north along the coast is a series of beautiful Gulf beaches.

On the opposite side facing Tampa Bay is downtown St. Petersburg, the cultural hub of the area and a revitalized blend of luscious parks and impressive architecture. One of the most  striking structures is The Pier, a five-story, inverted pyramid building located at the end of a man-made causeway that extends into Tampa Bay. The Pier has several restaurants, shops, an aquarium, and an observation platform that provide a contemporary setting for dining, entertainment, shopping and sightseeing.

Situated nearby to the south, off the Pinellas Bayway is the Fort De Soto State Park, a 900-acre park that has seven miles of beaches, two fishing piers, a bike and walking trail, picnic and camping facilities, and a historic fort for which the park is named.

Hotel Name Rating Location - Introduction
Holiday Inn Marina Cove 3 Star The Holiday Inn Marina Cove is a family friendly hotel set in 18 tropical acres situated on Tampa Bay at the southern tip of St. Petersburg, with shops and restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is just minutes from downtown St. Petersburg and a short drive to the Gulf Beaches and attractions of the area.  Fort Desoto, frequently been voted as one of the best beaches in the Continental USA, is nearby...
st. petersburg beach

Kick back on the sun-kissed sandy white beaches of St. Pete Beach as the gentle balmy waters of the Gulf of Mexico lap at your toes. With an average of 361 days of sunshine per year, this seven mile strip of beach is guaranteed to please throughout the year. Warm in summertime and temperate during the winter, close to attractions in Orlando and even closer to the cultural and cosmopolitan attractions of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, St. Pete Beach strikes the perfect balance for the casual, laid-back beach bum and the active attraction seeker alike.

Thrill-seekers will never find a dull moment on St. Pete Beach, whether gliding through the air on a parasail or bouncing over the water on a Wave Runner. Charter boats offer the excitement of deep-sea fishing. Likewise, relaxation is as close as the sandy shoreline or a casual afternoon of fishing from a sea wall. Golf courses speckled throughout the area provide opportunities for a friendly game in the afternoon breeze.

Tropical boutiques, seafood restaurants and nightclubs offer a taste of Florida's fun-loving beach town lifestyle. Visitors can watch awe-inspiring sunsets, enjoy perfect weather and pristine white sands, all within a short drive of world-famous attractions.

Hotel Name Rating Location - Introduction
Alden Beach Resort 3 Star + The Alden Beach Resort is a contemporary resort hotel located directly on St. Pete Beach in five tropical acres on the Gulf of Mexico offering the perfect combination of comfort, value and recreational amenities...
Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel 3 Star The Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel is nestled on 55 acres of lush tropical landscaping overlooking St. Pete Beach and the Gulf of Mexico...
Dolphin Beach Resort 3 Star + The Dolphin Beach Resort is a family friendly beachfront resort property located in the heart of St. Pete Beach, surrounded by tropical landscaping, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico...
Don Cesar Beach Resort 5 Star The Don Cesar Beach Resort - known as Florida's 'Pink Palace' - is a majestic  landmark hotel with Mediterranean style architecture, in pink stucco with white trimmed balconies and terraces, built with the glamour and style of the 1920's, capturing a romantic nostalgia...
Howard Johnson Beach Resort 2 Star + The Howard Johnson Beach Resort is a popular family friendly hotel situated directly on the white sandy beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico...
Sirata Beach Resort 3 Star + The Sirata Beach Resort is an oceanfront hotel set on 13 tropical acres on the white sandy beach and shores of the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of St. Pete Beach...
Tradewinds Island Grand 5 Star The Tradewinds Island Grand Beach Resort is a classic family friendly beach resort, casual yet crisp, with a hint of island tropics.  Island Grand is situated in 18 lush tropical acres, with waterways, gondolas, Victorian gazebos, beachside hammocks, overlooking the sugar white sands of St. Pete Beach on the Gulf of Mexico...
Tradewinds Sandpiper Hotel 4 Star The Tradewinds Sandpiper Hotel is a beachfront resort offering a casual tropical atmosphere situated on 5 acres of beachfront on St. Pete Beach, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, just north of its sister property - The Tradewinds Grand Island Beach Resort...

Tampa reflects the mosaic of different cultures and influences that made it the dynamic urban city that it is today. The coexistence of the quaint historic villages with sleek skyscrapers is evidence of this rapidly growing city's success at reconciling its rich history with modern-day development.

The kaleidoscope of activity ranges from its bustling port brimming with shrimp boats, banana barges and cruise ships, to its festive marketplaces, and its multi-ethnic restaurants and shops.

Hotel Name Rating Location - Introduction
Clarion Hotel Busch Gardens 3 Star The Clarion Hotel Busch Gardens is a tropical family oriented hotel located one mile from Busch Gardens and 14 miles from Tampa International Airport...
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel 3 Star + The Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is a business-oriented hotel with a resort atmosphere located in the heart of downtown Tampa  with a prime riverfront location on the banks of the Hillsborough River...
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa 4 Star + The historic Florida-Spanish style Safety Harbor Resort and Spa sits over a natural mineral spring on 22 acres of pristine waterfront along Tampa Bay...
TAMPA international aIRPORT

Tampa International Airport is located around 12 miles west of Downtown Tampa and situated on Tampa Bay.  The Airport is renowned for its magnificent Landside/Airside Terminal plus the numerous shops and concession stands together with a choice of reasonably priced restaurants.

Tampa International Airport is rated one of the best in the United Stated, handling more than 20 million passengers a year, to become one of the busiest in Florida.

Tampa Airport is the gateway to the Pinelllas Suncoast resorts and is less than 30 minutes drive from the Clearwater and St. Petersburg gulf beaches.

Hotel Name


Location - Introduction
Days Inn Airport/Stadium 2 Star + The Days Inn Tampa Airport/Stadium is located in the heart of Tampa Bay, three miles from Tampa International Airport and also downtown Tampa, near to the Raymond James Stadium where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play...
Marriott Springhill Suites 3 Star + The Marriott Springhill Suites Tampa is an all-suite hotel located in the heart of the Westshore Tampa business district, 2 miles from Tampa International Airport...
Westshore Hotel 3 Star The Westshore Hotel is located less than two miles from Tampa International Airport in the centre of the Westshore Business District and within walking distance of one of Tampa's largest shopping malls...

Treasure Island is a tropical community with a family atmosphere where the brilliant sun, four miles of white sandy beaches that has earned the nickname "Jewel of the Beaches", and glorious sunsets are part of everyday life. This lively beach area has lots to offer: water-sports galore, dining, shopping and nightlife.

Directly over the pass is Kingfish Wharf, a quaint collection of shops, restaurants and cruise boats. Across the street is a popular fishing area.

John's Pass on the north end and Blind Pass on the south provide boaters with fast and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico from Boca Ciega Bay.  The numerous beach accesses and ample parking make Treasure Island a sun lover's paradise.

Hotel Name Rating Location - Introduction
Bilmar Beach Resort 3 Star The Bilmar Beach Resort is a contemporary full service resort sitting on over 500 feet of sugar white sandy beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, just three miles north of St. Petersburg Beach...

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