Florida remains one of the top vacation destinations in the world, especially in the areas surrounding the theme parks of central Florida. Beyond the state's famous attractions, there are several all-inclusive resorts offering entertainment, dining, and accommodations for those searching for a vacation with minimum stress and maximum rejuvenation.
Little Palm Island
Located on its own island off the coast of Florida, you can reach this all-inclusive resort only by plane or boat, and it offers the chance for guests to "get lost." Featuring 30 oceanfront suites, Little Palm Island specializes in romantic getaways where guests can disconnect from modern distractions. There are no telephones or televisions on the island, though complimentary Wi-Fi is in the great room. For entertainment, the resort offers a number of outdoor excursions, including trips to the nearby Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge and deep sea fishing adventures. Guests can partake in unlimited kayaking, snorkeling, and sailing with provided equipment. The resort's dining area focuses on tropical cuisine. This upscale all-inclusive resort caters to couples looking to reconnect.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa 28500 Overseas Highway Little Torch Key, FL 800-343-8567 littlepalmisland.com
Amelia Island Plantation
This Triple-A, four-diamond-rated resort is on Amelia Island, less than 30 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport. With 249 ocean-view rooms, the resort offers many upscale staples, including flat-screen TVs, private balconies, and a two-tiered pool just outside the hotel. Entertainment choices include a game room, the opportunity to charter fishing and sightseeing boats, and a spa replete with yoga programs and skilled masseuses. Upscale dining is in The Ocean Grill. For nature lovers, the hotel prides itself on being "In Harmony With Nature." It offers free nature programs in honor of this pledge, allowing all-inclusive guests to take guided tours of the island and its wildlife.
Amelia Island Plantation 6800 1st Coast Highway Fernandina Beach, FL 32034-5063 904-261-6161 aipfl.com
Club Med Sandpiper Bay
Recently renovated, Club Med's Sandpiper Bay is an all-inclusive resort with modern conveniences and contemporary elegance. The resort focuses on sports, and offers opportunities for both novice and experienced players to improve skills in golf and tennis under the supervision of qualified instructors. The all-inclusive package has other sporting opportunities, including the Flying Trapeze and Circus School. Sandpiper Bay offers tours of the surrounding area and water excursions like kayaking and short cruises. Club Med has two restaurants and a number of bars, including the Sandbar, outside next to the pool. This resort caters particularly to energetic patrons looking to stay engaged.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay 4500 S.E Pine Valley Street Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952 clubmed.us