Located on the powdery white sands of Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Ritz-Carlton is an elegant beachside haven in culture-rich Downtown Sarasota.
For golfers in search of a challenge, the resort’s picturesque 315-acre Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship course is said to be home to three of the most challenging consecutive holes in Florida.
For those who need to recharge, the resort’s spa offers a host of luxurious treatments whilst the exclusive-access Ritz-Carlton Beach Club boasts an expansive pool with beachside cabanas and a tiki bar.
The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club is also home to the hotel’s casual-chic eatery, Ridley’s Porch; named after the rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that nests on the beach.
In the evening, head to the signature seafood restaurant, Jack Dusty, for dishes utilizing fresh local catches, craft microbrews and innovative cocktails. The Siren – a fruity and heady elixir created with gin, prosecco and vodka – is a popular choice.
Of the 276 rooms, the hotel’s most sought-after is the 2,450-sq-ft harbor-facing Ritz-Carlton Suite. Located on a private access floor, the decor is inspired by the ocean and a tastefully muted color palette with hints of marine blue complement the lapping turquoise vista.
The suite’s bedroom is notably large and features a king-size bed. Connecting rooms are available should your party require it and the spacious living and dining rooms are well-equipped to host small gatherings.
A light-filled marble bathroom boasts an inviting freestanding soaking tub with uninterrupted ocean views through an enormous window.
Other pluses include an elongated balcony, a kitchenette with fridge freezer and that coveted Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge access.
|The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
|Sarasota, FL, USA
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