Even though I live within 45 minutes of our beautiful beaches, I don’t visit them as often as I would like to. But when I do visit, I like to go and enjoy a couple of nights staying at a hotel on the beach. My favorite staycation spot is the Sandpearl on Clearwater Beach.

As soon as you arrive, valet, and walk into the elegant lobby, you’ll feel a million miles away from home and able to enjoy the beauty of the beach. The rooms are spacious and there are many great views to choose from. I enjoy having a view of the gulf and you can see all the action poolside that way, too.

I love the spa at Sandpearl. Even to make a day trip there for one of their unique service offerings is fun…like their botanical crush scrub or their signature bliss journey.

The restaurants at the resort are incredible. If you want a poolside beach vibe, you can enjoy Tate Island Grille. My favorite is their fine dining at Caretta’s. They have delicious seafood and steak dishes.

And Sandpearl is located conveniently near some great spots on Clearwater Beach for food like Frenchy’s and Clear Sky Cafe.

If you want a quick getaway so you can relax and recharge, I highly recommend Sandpearl.

Written By Roxanne Wilder

Hear more about the Sandpearl (3:43) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. Discover the historic El Cap restaurant (:54) and visit a winery in Plant City (5:43).

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