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Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

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Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

We are planning a 50th birthday celebration for my husband and taking the two kids-17 and 12- in early April. We would like to be on the Gulf side and must have a spa on site. We stayed in Marco Island a few years ago (at Marriott) and loved it but want to try a different location. Any suggestions for this trip? We would also consider other locations in Southern Florida. I would appreciate your feed back- Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

Well, I am not sure about the spa but but think they might have one, check out the South Seas Resort, Captiva.

The Ritz in Sarasota is good, although DT near the bay (and near restaurants) they have a beach club they shuttle you to.

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2. Re: Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

Naples Ritz Carlton has a spa

ritzcarlton.com/en/…Default.htm

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3. Re: Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

The Pink Shell FT Myers Beach has a spa.

www.pinkshell.com

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4. Re: Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

Clearwater may not fit your definition of "southern" but it has several spas on the beach: Sandpearl, Hyatt and Marriott to name a few.

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5. Re: Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

I am thinkingSt pete Beach will as well. Try the Don Cesar.

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6. Re: Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

Thanks for the responses! I will certainly check these out. Also do you think that the 1st week in April should be warm enough for beaching and swimming in these areas- even Clearwater Beach? We wanted to be sure we could get some nice beach days as it will still be cool at that time here in Connecticut. Thanks again for your help!

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7. Re: Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

I've been to most spas in SW Florida from Marco up to Safety Harbor. Most are not that great, here are some that are:

1. Naples Beach Resort. This is one of the top spas in the country.

2. La Playa (Naples) stunning hotel and lovely small spa

3. Hyatt at Coconut Point (Estero/Fort Myers) very nice with oriental feel but I haven't been for two years

4. Sanibel Harbor Marriott (Fort Myers, not on Sanibel) has been gross in the past but perhaps has been upgraded since Marriott took over management.

5. No really good spa in Sarasota. Why?

6. Don Cesar: just ok but the hotel is classic and the beaches amazing

7. Safety Harbor: no beach but a very old spa and one I have loved in the past

8. Vinoy hotel: St. Pete no beach. classic old hotel like the Don. Better spa though.

Hands down the Naples Ritz. Great beach, great service, and fabulous spa.

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8. Re: Where to stay spa/beach resort in Southwest Florida

First spa listed should be Ritz Carlton Naples Beach resort.

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