The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
In Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando
This luxury resort is set in 11 acres of natural beauty close to Sarasota’s 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.
The pool with ocean views will ensure you have somewhere to relax within the water or on the surrounding deck. Running along just below the hotel is the white sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico where you’ll find more opportunities to chill. Don’t miss the Sunset Celebration on Wednesdays to Saturdays. Everyone gathers on Lido Beach to search for the flash of green sometimes seen in the glorious and colourful sunset.
Relax at the Ritz-Carlton Spa on site, offering a full range of treatments to energise and pamper guests. Ensuring you keep fit and healthy whilst you’re here, you can also visit the fitness centre where you can use the state-of-the-art equipment.
For more activities there is golf at a Tom Fazio designed 18-hole course and tennis opportunities on the three lit courts.
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.
Rollaway beds are on request.
Kids & Family
Whilst the kids will be happy playing in the pool, parents can make sure they don’t get bored by signing them up for the Ritz Kids’ 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 Kids’ 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.
Food & Drink
As you’d 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 d’Zan and Lobby concentrate on drinks. Ca d’Zan 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.
Because of its setting in Sarasota the resort isn’t 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 Members’ Golf Club.
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