Holidays in Gulf Coast

Where to stay in Gulf Coast Beaches

Holidays in St Pete and Clearwater

There’s a distinct relaxed vibe in St Pete and Clearwater, thanks to five islands of beaches, a Caribbean-like climate and those sensational Pier 60 sunsets. Add in some wonderful sealife safari cruises and you have the recipe for an unforgettable family escape.

Holidays in Sarasota

Those who like to go off-grid will adore this piece of ‘hidden Florida’. Peaceful beaches, kayaking and fishing excursions make it a coastal paradise. Culture and cuisine is high on the agenda too - find waterfront restaurants, galleries, opera and more.

Holidays in Naples and Marco Island

A beautiful beach community, Naples and the neighbouring Marco Island have become known as the ‘finest town in Florida’. Find an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, pristine beaches and the lush, adventure-filled Everglades right on its doorstep.

Holidays in Bonita Springs

It’s easy to see why Bonita Springs got its name from the Spanish word for ‘beautiful’. Especially when you take an airboat tour through the Everglades and visit the stunning Lovers Key State Park. The beaches, waterparks and golf courses here are world-class too.

Holidays in Fort Myers

With dazzling beaches, top-notch seafood and a laid-back vibe, this northern tip of Estero Island is likened to the tropical Caribbean. Paddle out to meet the ‘locals’ – the dolphins, manatees and pelicans – and by cocktail hour, Times Square bustles with entertainment.

Holidays in Captiva Island

Captiva Island, the sister island of Sanibel, is where escapists come for sun, sailing and spectacular sunsets. Admire the dusky pink skies from the lookout point at Mucky Duck Pub. And from May until October, thousands of hatching turtles scramble along these shores.

Hotels in Gulf Coast Beaches

Essential Information for Gulf Coast Beaches

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Do I need a Visa?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme

Flight information

Orlando (MCO)
8-9hrs duration
Direct flights

Flight schedule

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Driving Times

Our hotels on Florida's Gulf Coast are approx a 2-hour drive from Orlando and only a short drive to Busch Gardens.