On a tropically landscaped dozen Gulfside acres and worlds away from the busy, not-so-lovely Marathon stretch of U.S. 1, you’ll feel like you’re in your own beach house—literally, because besides the standard guestrooms the stars here are gorgeous two- and three-bedroom conch-style cottages. They also come with everything a tech-savvy beach bum requires, plus spacious porches with French doors, wooden deck chairs, and wide-open water views. The Butterfly Café has seasonal seafood menus. There’s an onsite watersports center featuring WaveRunner, kayak, paddleboard, and boat rentals, as well as gazebos, a great lawn with putting green, a beachfront tiki bar, and a trio of swimming pools. Activities from adventure fishing to snorkeling and spa services can be arranged through the front desk.
- Frommer's Staff