Pack your flip-flops and swimsuits because these 5 hotels in Florida are located directly on the beach with nothing but sand and seashells separating you from your room and that watery view.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan
Situated on seven sprawling acres that front the Atlantic Ocean, opulence awaits at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Rooms and suites feature coastal chic furnishings and décor by designer Jonathan Adler. The resort’s infamous 42,000-square-foot Eau Spa features a tropical garden with hanging chairs, luxury cabanas, waterfalls, and Jacuzzis with whimsical rubber duckies, a scrub and polish bar, and a wishing well that is sure to make all your vacation dreams come true. 100 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, FL 33462.
Henderson Park Inn, Destin
Consistently voted as one of the most romantic places to stay in Florida, Henderson Park Inn overlooks a jaw-dropping white-sand beach—and one that feels like there isn’t anyone else for miles (thanks to the state park next door). This area of Florida is known as the Emerald Coast because of the crystal-clear, seafoam-colored water. And you’ll want to soak up those stunning views from one of the waterfront balconies or the spacious back deck. Featuring only 35 suites, the inn exudes an exclusive, bed and breakfast-style charm. All guests are welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine and freshly cut flowers. 2700 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami
While the rest of the beaches in Miami tend to attract crowds, the private beach at The Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne feels like a world away from the bright lights of the Magic City. Families rave about the resort’s Ritz Kids program that features coastal activities from Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society. Adults will love the impressive tequila selection at RUMBAR, margaritas at the Mexican-style Cantina Beach, champagne and rosé at Dune, and classic cocktails with a Floridian twist at Lightkeepers. 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149.
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Marco Island
Located at the mouth of Ten Thousand Islands, the expansive beach at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort stretches as far as the eye can see. Every night at sunset, a fire dancer pays homage to Balinese culture, the inspiration behind the resort’s tropical design aesthetic. With more than 800 rooms (including an adults-only tower), four pools, two championship golf courses, a plethora of beachfront dining options, and a luxury spa, there’s plenty to keep you and the whole family entertained. 400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145