Treasure Island might lack Captain Flint’s treasure, but it is the home of three miles of golden, sandy beach. The island is a relaxing place to spend a day enjoying its treasured beach. Treasure Island is a short drive from St. Petersburg and Tampa. It is close enough that one can make day trips to visit Busch Gardens in Tampa or the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Yet Treasure Island is far from the hustle and bustle of the major cities.
Several options for accommodations are available on Treasure Island, each with a distinctive style.
Crystal Living – Crystal Palms Beach Resort
Take time out of your relaxing on the sand to enjoy the quality service of the Crystal Palms Beach Resort. At the Crystal Palms, all rooms are suites with a kitchen, and washer and dryer. This resort is for the long-term guest looking for a place that feels like home. The resort features a heated pool, and is within walking distance of Treasure Island’s shopping and restaurants.
Golden View – Blimar Beach Resort
Located directly on the beach in a bright golden-yellow building is the Blimar Beach Resort. The rooms at the Blimar are situated to have spectacular views of the Gulf Coast sunsets. The beachfront location allows for fun with poolside amenities. Stop by Florida’s Sloppy Joe’s on the beach at the Blimar. If Sloppy Joe’s isn’t your style, try the Blimar Beach Café with a great bar to enjoy, live evening entertainment, and stunning ocean views.
1950s Glamour – Thunderbird Beach Resort
Return to the glamour of a 1950s vacation with the Thunderbird Beach Resort. This beachfront resort offers the Ikki Woo Woo Tiki Hut bar for its guests on the beach. No need to walk far to get that frozen tropical cocktail. The Ikki Woo Woo provides live music to enhance the 1950s vacation feel.
A Treasure – Treasure Bay Hotel and Marina
With the Treasure Bay Hotel and Marina, it doesn’t matter which side of the hotel your room is on; fabulous views of either Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico are visible. Keep an eye on the water on the marina side; it is common to see manatees or dolphins swimming in the bay. The second-floor lounge provides an excellent place for evening drinks and viewing sunsets. The on-site marina provides boat rentals for those adventurers wanting to explore the blue water off the beach.
A Palm Oasis – Oasis Palms Resort
The Oasis Palms Resort, away from the noise of the beach, provides a calm retreat. The Oasis Palms has found the treasured balance of having a beachfront location while still being close to shopping and restaurants. The Oasis Palms is built to escape from the commitments of your job without the overwhelming noise from the younger generation.
Which one of these treasured hotels would you want to stay at during your Treasure Island, Florida Adventure?
This sponsored post part of the Hipmunk ~ Boutique Hotels in the US Fall 2015