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Orlando may be the heart and soul of Florida, but there’s a whole lot more to the Sunshine State than theme parks and other man-made attractions. From immaculate sandy beaches lapped by sparkling seas to peaceful waterways for exploring by kayak or canoe, the state of Florida offers a vast array of unique and unforgettable experiences. It’s just up to you to seek them out!
A twin or multi-centre itinerary is the ultimate way to get the most out of your Florida holiday. Experience the best of both worlds by immersing yourself in the magic of Orlando and then winding down with a stint in a relaxed beach resort. Enticing beach options are spread along the Gulf coast, offering its own unique atmosphere and blend of amenities.
You could even sample more than one ‘alternative Florida’ destination. Our programme is structured in such a way as to offer you complete flexibility, allowing you to stay where you want for as long as you want. Why not follow the Orlando portion of your holiday with a few days in Clearwater before heading down to Sarasota? There are many exciting combinations that could be tailor-made to your own specifications. And if you’re really stuck for a decision, just ask one of our friendly and experienced Sales Centre staff, who will be only too happy to advise you.
A couple of hours drive from the bright lights of Orlando is Florida’s North Gulf Coast, a truly spectacular destination with miles and miles of golden sand and clear, blue waters kept clement by the almost constant sunshine. Indeed, some of the world’s finest beaches can be found here, including those at Clearwater and St Petersburg – or St Pete’s as the latter is now officially known. A natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts, there are water sports in abundance, beachcomber on quiet offshore islands, volleyball, horse riding, cycling and golfing. Don’t miss the Sunset Festival held every night at Clearwater’s Pier 90, it’s lots of fun for all the family. A few miles further down the coast is Indian Shores, a small, friendly beach community with a traditional Floridian atmosphere. As well as more of those lovely beaches, attractions include the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary – the USA’s largest wildlife hospital and a great place to acquaint yourself with the abundant birdlife that populates this area. There’s also a championship golf course and plenty of quiet spots where you can just soak up the sun. If you’re on a budget but don’t want to compromise on quality, Bradenton is ideal. Bordering the north tip of Sarasota, it has easy access to offshore Anna Maria Island, where acres of barely touched coastline awaits your discovery. Sarasota is much more lively with great shopping and fabulous restaurants. Kids fare pretty well here too with the Mote Marine Aquarium, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Children’s Garden to tempt them. One common thread that runs through all South Gulf Coast beaches is their boundless beauty.
From Fort Myers to Naples, natural wonders remain untouched and, although visitors flock here year after year, it’s always possible to find your very own slice of heaven! In Naples, Clam Pass County Park is perfect for seclusion seekers. If hiking appeals, head to Wiggins Pass State Park with its nature trails and observation tower. Naples is also home to the Caribbean Gardens, the oldest on the continent and packed to bursting with exotic flowers and animals. Just offshore is Marco Island, where relaxing on sun-washed beaches is the order of the day. During more active moments, shell-collecting is popular as is getting close to wildlife at one of several superb reserves. North of Naples is Bonita Springs, a small resort that’s big on charm with some of the best beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. There’s also extensive freshwater lakes and streams, so hire a boat and set sail. Golf courses and extensive shopping will please landlubbers as will a diverse selection of restaurants, most of which serve seafood fresh from the dock, including sweet scallops, jumbo shrimp and, of course, grouper! Further on up the coast is Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, with over 50 miles of shoreline to explore. Windsurfing, deep sea fishing, shelling cruises and island hopping are just some of the treats on offer. There’s also prehistoric Calusa Indian mounds to marvel at, the fascinating Williams Academy Black History Museum and Sanibel Historic Village, dedicated to early settlers of the island and offering an intriguing insight into their way of life. Captiva Island is little sister to Sanibel and easily reached via a small bridge that crosses at Turner’s Beach. Comb magnificent white sands for ‘treasures from the sea’, snorkel amidst colorful barrier reefs or hire a bike and cycle your way round. Alternatively, you could just grab yourself an ocean view seat in one of the island’s many restaurants and feast on gourmet food as the sun sets in the distance.