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Luxury Hotels & Resorts for Total Self-Care This New Year

Explore the height of luxury at one of Sarasota's hotels and resorts, offering warm hospitality, wellness and maybe a little self-indulgence this coming new year.

All along Florida's Gulf Coast, these accommodations redefine opulence. This coming new year, reset and treat yourself to a luxury hotel stay in Sarasota – complete with upscale amenities, breathtaking views and post-holiday relaxation.

Whether it's a spa retreat or gourmet dining, Sarasota's premier destinations offer a straightforward approach to self-care. Experience a blend of sophistication and rejuvenation, setting the stage for an extraordinary stay at one of these seven hotel resorts.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

Not much surpasses the luxury and opulence of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Restore at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, replete with cardiovascular equipment, strength training and free weights. Take a yoga or pilates class in the Movement Studio or utilize one of the onsite Personal Trainers that can help create your optimal program. After a sweaty session, cool off at the spa. From its Healing Waters with a soothing whirlpool, steam, sauna and lounge, to hydrating facials and 100+ treatments, you're sure to find an offering that calls to you. Finish up by stepping outside to the Relaxation Terrace, where nutritious spa cuisine and restorative beverages are served with a serene garden view. Don't want to head back to the hustle of home without a blowout? Pamper yourself by heading to the onsite salon. From Radiant Hands Manicure and Beautiful Feet Pedicure to expert hair cutting, styling, coloring, and hydrating hot-towel masques, you'll leave The Ritz feeling like a brand-new being. 

Zota Beach Resort

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4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228

On the serene shores of Longboat Key, Zota Beach Resort is a sanctuary where contemporary cool meets Gulf tranquility, designed for some seriously indulgent self-care. Unwind with a refreshing dip in the zero-entry pool or rejuvenate with a workout in the 24-hour fitness center. Indulge in a fusion of Mediterranean and Caribbean dishes with a glamorous view at the onsite restaurant Viento Kitchen and Bar. This dog-friendly haven invites you to bring your cherished pet for added comfort. Experience a secluded paradise and effortlessly rejoin civilization in nearby St Armands Circle.

Palm Island Resort

7092 Placida Rd, Cape Haze, FL 33946

Tucked away south of Englewood, Palm Island Resort beckons as a haven for self-care and wellness. Set on an island with no bridge to the mainland, the resort rests on 2 miles of unspoiled sandy beach. Its fully equipped villas, designed in charming "Old Florida" style, offer breathtaking Gulf of Mexico views. Exclusive to guests and owners, the private beach guarantees a serene island atmosphere. With car ferry service and a tranquil ambiance, Palm Island Resort encourages you to head off the beaten track and seek solitude at the unhurried pace of Old Florida. Explore the joy of self-care through activities like tennis and pickleball lessons, providing an opportunity to get active, fit and maybe even learn a new hobby. 

The Sarasota Modern

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1290 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Sarasota Modern beckons travelers to a luxurious getaway where design, culture and amusement converge. This mid-century modern haven transcends ordinary hotel experiences, offering self-care options like a private pool cabana (Half Day Session). Immerse yourself in luxury at this micro-paradise property in the Rosemary District, just steps from Downtown Sarasota. Lounge on the pool deck, revel in a heated pool, hot tub and cold plunge, and indulge in elevated poolside food and drink service for the ultimate daycation experience to unwind from the end of year holidaze.

The Westin Sarasota

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100 Marina View Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Soar to The Westin Sarasota and ignite your wanderlust amidst Sarasota Bay and downtown. This bayfront retreat redefines luxury with intuitive amenities that enrich your well-being. Experience an invigorating workout, on-site spa indulgence and soul-warming comfort food at Evoq restaurant. The rooftop bar offers poolside cocktails, soaking in the sun. Modern rooms and suites, featuring cozy bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows, create an inviting ambiance for a restful stay. Whether sunbathing or handshaking, let your visit to The Westin Sarasota redefine a "treat yourself" kind of stay.

The Resort at Longboat Key

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220 Sands Point Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Experience ultimate self-care at The Resort at Longboat Key Club, a four-diamond beachfront retreat with 229 luxury suites, championship golf and the acclaimed Tennis Gardens. Immerse yourself in rejuvenating exercise and sports activities, from tennis matches to golf games. With a deep-water slip marina, full-service spa, fitness center and luxurious pool steps from the soft sands of Longboat Key Beach, this haven prioritizes well-being with a view. Recognized as the Gulf Coast's #1 Tennis Resort, escape to this fitness-inspired enclave for a much-needed reset from the abundance of holiday parties and celebrations.

Casey Key Resorts

1660 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229

Casey Key Resorts Mainland, located just south of Sarasota, invites guests to prioritize wellness and relaxation. Guests can lounge by the resort pool, relax in a cabana and enjoy poolside drinks for a well-deserved vacation. The Mainland location also features Chef Rolf’s Continental Kitchen, offering al fresco dining and live music evenings at the Tiki bar. For those seeking more solitude, Casey Key Resorts Beachfront, just 5 miles away, boasts upscale units, swaying hammocks, a putting green and a private beach pathway—a hidden gem for a wellness-focused getaway.