Florida Gulf Coast Holidays
Hundreds of miles of beach: the choice is yours
Venture to the other side of Florida, away from the theme park crowds, and discover the hidden beauty behind the hustle and bustle. Florida Gulf Coast might just be the Sunshine State’s best kept secret, attracting sunbathers, shoppers and fine diners in-the-know to its laid-back beach towns and quiet coves.
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
A 4-star resort perched on an incredible stretch of Lido Beach in Sarasota Florida, Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers swimming pools, water sports and a business centre as well as expansive meeting room space.
7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £956 per person
Shorewalk Vacation Villas
Shorewalk Vacation Villa is perfect for families holidaying in Florida who are looking for a touch of privacy, while still remaining close to all the action the region has to offer.
South Seas Resort
Miles of pristine sand, luscious mangroves and sweet Floridian sunshine are in abundance at this spectacular South Seas Resort.
5 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £1,002 per person
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
An elegantly charming 4-star hotel in Clearwater, Florida, this Sheraton resort boasts a private beach, fitness centre and conference rooms.
7 nights Bed and Breakfast including British Airways flights from £1,606 per person
Holiday Inn Lido Beach
Located close to many of Florida's most popular attractions, this Holiday Inn boasts 180 guest rooms, a large swimming pool, beachfront bar and a stunning rooftop restaurant.
7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £1,352 per person
Located on an idyllic beach of ivory sands and azure waters, the Sanibel Inn is the perfect retreat for those seeking a relaxing time on the Gulf Coast of Florida
5 nights Room Only including Virgin Atlantic flights from £821 per person
Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites
A luxurious 3-star all-suite ocean front resort, including large outdoor pool, beach bar and a flourishing nightlife scene to enjoy close by.
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Guests of these 4-star condo-style accommodations can enjoy a range of onsite resort activities including spa, tennis, five pools, kids club and more.
5 nights Room Only including Virgin Atlantic flights from £1,253 per person
Sirata Beach Resort
From a turquoise sea to a fantastic golden beachfront, staying at the Sirata Beach Resort will allow you to experience delicious cuisine, a spectacular sunset and a range of water sports, all in a tropical climate.
7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £950 per person
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Spacious and well equipped, with a great range of activities on hand to enjoy, this tasteful hotel presents a charming location for basing a visit to Clearwater.
7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £1,246 per person
Explore Clearwater Beach from this luxuriant hotel with great dining, outstanding views and an impressive list of amenities to cater to all of your requirements.
Edgewater Beach Hotel
With a stunning location, supreme facilities and excellent service, this Hilton hotel is unsurprisingly one of the region's most popular hotels.
5 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £1,864 per person
La Playa Beach Resort
A stylish and expansive luxury hotel, the La Playa resort has been named the "top spa resort of America" by Conde Nast.
7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £1,255 per person
Marco Beach Ocean Resort
French artistic heritage and glamorous Mediterranean style come together at this family resort with a boutique feel. Discover an authentic welcome and service with a personal touch.
Naples Bay Resort & Cottages
Charter a boat into the Gulf of Mexico, relax on the beach or shop in Naples’ local art district. Naples Bay Resort & Cottages has everything you need for a sun-kissed luxury holiday in Florida.
7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £1,077 per person
Park Shore Resort
With expansive suites and excellent facilities this Floridian resort is perfect for guests looking for a bit of peace and serenity during their Naples holiday.
7 nights Self Catering including British Airways flights from £899 per person
Fort De Soto Park
Fort De Soto Park is spread over five islands in the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, providing a full range of activities and amenities to keep visitors entertained. Rent a canoe or kayak, go on a cycling trip, go fishing on the pier, splash in the tidal pool, or collect shells on the beach. You can even pack up to eight people on a covered surrey bike and hit the nature trails.
The flora, fauna and leisure activities aren’t the only things worth discovering at Fort De Soto. You’ll also find the historic Fort De Soto Batteries, including the defensive ramparts and cannons. The Quartermaster Museum tells the story of the fort through educational displays, documents, and photographs.
Pier 60 is a 1,080-foot fishing pier in Clearwater, Florida. There is a bait house, selling fishing tackle and rental equipment, souvenirs, plus snacks and drinks. Eager fishing enthusiasts will find everything they need to catch Spanish mackerel, snappers, flounder, silver trout, and more. Try your hand at angling or any of the other activities on the pier, which include a playground ideal for kids.
The fun doesn’t stop when the day comes to an end, either. ‘Sunsets at Pier 60’ are a Clearwater Beach institution and an unmissable experience if you’re in the area. Check out craft stalls and live entertainment at the pier from 6-9pm daily and watch the sun sink below the horizon.
The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in St. Petersburg, celebrates the life and works of the famous surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Home to the largest collection of Dalí pieces outside of Europe, this is an excellent place to get a dose of culture on your trip to Florida. See some of his most mind-bending works, including Lincoln in Dalivision, plus interactive tours and displays.
Designed by architect Yann Weymouth, the building housing the museum is a spectacle in itself. Curved glass panes bulge and swell out the sides of the structure, whilst the waterfront ‘avant-garden’ is full of sculptures, exotic plant species and other curiosities not to be missed. You’ll also find a cafe and a well-stocked gift shop for souvenirs.