10 Best Places to Visit and Vacation in Florida for Couples
Boca Coast: The West coast of Florida from Sarasota to Ft Myers is the #1 beach vacation destination in Florida. Millions of couples and their families travel to this area annually to experience the white powder sand beaches, breathtaking sunsets and exciting activities. 2 day weekend getaways are the most popular for couples looking for a romantic place to stay close to home. Most of the hotels and resorts provide packages to accommodate a weekend respite. The Boca Coast offers the most romantic and surprisingly inexpensive beachfront places to vacation in Florida. The locals here are friendly and laid back with a deep appreciation for travelers from all over the world sharing this tropical paradise. Come hang out with us, you're sure to have a great time.
Location: Our inshore waters and coastal territory ranges from the Sarasota, Bradenton area (NORTH) down to Ft Myers, Captiva and Sanibel Island (SOUTH), with Boca Grande, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda encompassing the heart of the area (CENTRAL). Major airports are conveniently located in all three regions. Many with economical direct flights to popular cities across the US. Driving from the Northernmost region to the Southernmost region takes about 2 hours, which is why many visitors will plan excursions including all three regions.
Fishing & Beaches: The BC is known as The Inshore Fishing Capital of the World. It's also home to the finest white sand beach in the world; comprised of 99% pure quartz. Many Presidents, Professional Anglers and Foreign Leaders consider this their favorite place to take a fishing trip. Of Course this makes for the perfect couples retreat as well as a haven for families. It's the top spot for an intermission from everywhere else.
CENTRAL Boca Coast (Boca Grande, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte)
The Gasparilla Inn & Club: Whether your vacation is spent tackling the world class inshore fishing around Boca Grande Fl, playing golf on a waterfront 18-hole championship golf course, or experiencing the level of accommodations Code Nast Traveler recently named the #1 Florida resort. The Gasparilla Inn & Club is truly the best and finest of everything. A full service marina is located behind the resort allowing guests to keep their boat ready with fuel, bait, clothing, gear and mechanics. Charter & guide pick up services available so you can enjoy the fishing trip of a lifetime directly from property. 941.964.4500
Sun Coast Inn: Located in Englewood Florida, right on the edge of Port Charlotte, the entire Sun Coast Inn was recently renovated. All of the rooms and furnishings are nice and up to date. They also have a pool and covered parking available. Additional parking is available for those towing a boat and trailer. Beaches and Boca Grande fishing are only minutes away along with plenty of area attractions. This is a great choice for families and travelers looking for an affordable room that offers amenities near central Boca Coast. 941.475.6533
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside: Overlooking the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor waterfront, this luxury hotel is located in down town Punta Gorda Fl with fantastic restaurants and next to Laishley Park Marina. The Port Charlotte shopping mall is 8.1 miles away and the Boca Grande public boat ramp at Placida is 24.4 miles. Rooms have a contemporary nautical feel with free WiFi, bottled water, mini-fridge, and 47-inch flat-screen TVs. Suites offer balconies with harbor views. Amenities include a tiki hut themed bar and restaurant with oceanfront seating, pool, gym, business center, and free parking. 941.637.6770
NORTH Boca Coast (Sarasota, Bradenton, Siesta Key)
Lido Beach Resort: Luxurious beachfront resort on Lido Key in Sarasota. Located 0.7 miles from the shops and restaurants of St. Armands Circle with complimentary shuttle and 0.6 miles from South Lido County Park. Tropically elegant guestrooms feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs and vacation rental style suites offer private balconies with fully equipped kitchens. A private 300 ft-foot powdery white sand beach, 2 heated pools, 3 Jacuzzis, 24/7 fitness center, business center, waterfalls, seafood restaurant and a tiki bar. 941-388-2161
SOUTH Boca Coast (Ft Myers, Sanibel, Captiva Island)
Tween Waters Inn: A full resort and spa comprised of a charming collection of 138 accommodation options including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully equipped cottages and suites, studios and guestrooms. Located on Captiva / Sanibel island between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound with 13 picturesque acres of luxury hotel resort including an extensive stretch of sugary, white-sand beach. Dockage space and marina located on site allows you to keep your boat available for your entire stay or your guide to pick you up for a day of fishing steps from your room. 239-472-5161