Because of its setting in Sarasota the resort isnÕt far from any of the local attractions. The town has an interesting cultural mix of opera, ballet, theatre and an orchestra all less than 3.5 miles away. Set in the downtown area all the retail therapy you could hope for is near at hand too. There are even shops in resort such as the Ritz-Carlton Signature Shop, the Spa Boutique and the Pro Shop at the MembersÕ Golf Club.
This luxury resort is set in 11 acres of natural beauty close to SarasotaÕs centre. The whole area has a chilled and arty atmosphere. The resort has great facilities for you to make the most of the beaches and the climate on the Gulf Coast.
Food & Drink
As youÕd expect at a Ritz-Carlton resort there are several Food & Drink options to suit all tastes. At Verona, who serves three meals a day, Beach Club Grill and the Golf Club Grill you can have great suppers. Verona and the Golf Club Grill focus on seasonal produce, The Beach Club Grill serves Gulf Coast Cuisine i.e. seafood and southern food. The Members Beach Club and Tiki Bar make sure all your pool and beachside refreshments are taken care of. The two lounges, Ca dÕZan and Lobby concentrate on drinks. Ca dÕZan has an extensive wine list and good range of cocktails including a chocolate martini. Here you can enjoy live music, dancing and a late night menu too. At the Lobby you can get your caffeine and sweet hits during the day and stem your sushi cravings at night.
The 255 guestroom and suites are all classically furnished and decorated for your ultimate comfort. All rooms have 1 king or 2 double beds as well as amazing views from private balconies. Equipped to give you all the comforts of home and more, rooms have gourmet coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary in-room safe, high speed Wi-Fi, clock radio with CD, fully-stocked refreshment cabinet, iron and board and hairdryer, plus a complimentary newspaper.
Families with Kids
Whilst the kids will be happy playing in the pool, parents can make sure they donÕt get bored by signing them up for the Ritz KidsÕ programme. They will need to be between the ages of 5-12. Kids can do all-day or half-day sessions when they will get to do a variety of activities. They might be running an obstacle course, making a kite, pool activities or something else. On Friday and Saturday nights they can join KidsÕ Night Out, which means mum and dad get some breathing space and the kids have fun. You must reserve a place on the Nights Out, which are themed and the kids enjoy supervised fun and games.