Sandpearl Resort

Clearwater, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete

Virgin rating

The hotel

Nestled on one of the island's most spectacular beaches, this secluded, world-class resort offers an eco-friendly holiday experience second to none. There's a full-service spa with a wonderful range of treatments inspired by the healing waters of the Gulf. There's also activities that focus on well-being and purity, including yoga and natural food cooking lessons with the resort chef, but if you're not up for cooking yourself, award winning Caretta on the Gulf serves up delicious food all day long.  Children will love the activities on offer at Camp Ridley, including campfire storytelling, treasure hunts, nature excursions, and arts and crafts. A great place to simply relax, Sandpearl's holistic approach to life will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated and ready to face the world again!

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Valet parking

Where is it

North Clearwater Beach offering a huge variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars surrounding the Sandpearl Resort.

Hotel information

253 rooms on 8 floors in 1 building with 3 lifts. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen cable TV, WiFi, alarm clock, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. City View Rooms with or without balcony overlook Mandalay Avenue and the surrounding neighbourhood, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Gulf View Rooms feature a private balcony with views of the coastline, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Gulf Front Junior Suites offer direct views of the Gulf of Mexico, and a deluxe bathroom featuring a a step-in shower and separate Roman-style tub. These rooms have 1 king-size bed and a double sleeper sofa sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1- Bedroom Coastal View Suites overlook the lagoon style pool and the Gulf of Mexico, with fully-equipped kitchen, living room with double sleeper sofa, dining room, washer/dryer and 1 bedroom with king-size bed; sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Coastal View Suites - same as 1-Bedroom Coastal View Suites, but with a 2nd bedroom with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 2 children.

Suites are available on a request basis.

  • Free Nights: Stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 for stays completed between 1 Jan–10 Feb '22 and 14 Aug–23 Dec '22.Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.
  • Booking Bonus: Virgin Holiday’s customers receive free valet parking for stays completed between 1 Jan–10 Feb '22 and 14 Aug–23 Dec '22. Offers may not be combinable.

Valet parking $25 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Caretta on the Gulf (signature restaurant and lounge, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch), Tate Island Grill (casual beachfront dining, open for lunch and dinner), the Marketplace (drinks and snacks).

Live evening entertainment at Tate Island Grill.

Lagoon-style swimming pool. Jacuzzi. Private poolside cabanas*. Gulf-front fitness centre. Full-service spa*. Yoga*. Camp Ridley* (5-10 years). Excursions*. Wave runners*. Sunset celebrations.

24-hour front desk. 24-hour room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Babysitting* (on request). Gift shop.

This hotel has a resort fee of $35 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - VIP check-in with welcome drink - Access to the gulf front fitness centre - In-room WiFi - Unlimited local calls - Access to the business centre - In-room bottled water and gourmet coffee - Nightly shoe shine - Nightly turndown service - Beach/pool towel service - Complimentary beach chairs - Daily newspaper - Complimentary bike rentals. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

Please note:  renovation work is taking place on a select number of guest bathrooms at Sandpearl Resort. The work will take place on unoccupied room between the hours of 8.30am - 6pm. While some noise disturbance may be heard at certain times throughout the day, the hotel will ensure guests are placed farthest from the noise. ​

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Aug 13, 2022 nancy k

This is a lovely resort. I gave four stars because it’s very dated. Customer service is great. The outdoor pool area is very nice. Beach area is very close to the resort. I would stay near again. The rooms are a little dated but we were told that rooms are being refurbished during the week.
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Aug 11, 2022 dpugh1967 Richmond, Ohio

There is no better place to stay on Clearwater Beach! From the minute you step out of your car, the greeting and exceptional display of being treated as family begins. Every employee does their very best to make sure that there is nothing left out that will leave you feeling you missed while staying at the Sandpearl. Having vacationed at… Read more
There is no better place to stay on Clearwater Beach! From the minute you step out of your car, the greeting and exceptional display of being treated as family begins. Every employee does their very best to make sure that there is nothing left out that will leave you feeling you missed while staying at the Sandpearl. Having vacationed at Clearwater Beach for 38+ years, we have many family memories that will always bring us bank annually to the Sandpearl. Can’t wait till next years trip!! Read less
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Aug 9, 2022 295MikeC295 Berea, Ohio

This place is beautiful and everyone is friendly and helpful. We stayed at Opal Sands last year but the Sandpearl location is better plus it’s right next door to Clear Sky which is the best place to eat on the beach.
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Aug 9, 2022 Muffeen The Villages, Florida

Great people: Lydia- front door; Valentina- serving champagne; Jose- concierge; Christian- Bartender in Caretta's; Gene- Bellman delivering our luggage upon arrival; Kyle- Server for Tate's for pool cabana and for beach the following day. Room was not the same, as previous stays. It was Gulf front, but it was on the back end of the pool. We were… Read more
Great people: Lydia- front door; Valentina- serving champagne; Jose- concierge; Christian- Bartender in Caretta's; Gene- Bellman delivering our luggage upon arrival; Kyle- Server for Tate's for pool cabana and for beach the following day. Room was not the same, as previous stays. It was Gulf front, but it was on the back end of the pool. We were on the 4th floor, obstruction of some palm trees. We normally have the end, directly on the end corner Jr. King Suite, a little better view. Everything would have been a 5 out of 5 except when we wanted to check out. We called the bellman and waited 20-25 minutes, no one ever showed up. Took our luggage down ourselves only to find 1 person at the front desk dealing with a customer for some time. I will say our car had been waiting for us before we ever got to check out for some time. We also noticed 2 employees outside that should have been handling our luggage or someone's luggage instead of standing around looking at their phones. All other employees we encountered were hustling and very busy. I would recommend staying here though! Read less
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Aug 3, 2022 KevinA1766

So we have just returned back to the UK from our 2nd visit to the Sandpearl Clearwater, given it was our 2nd visit you can assume this is an excellent property, very well maintained and very welcoming, the staff are all well polished and very polite with excellent communication skills and knowledge. Our side gulf view room was comfortable for our… Read more
So we have just returned back to the UK from our 2nd visit to the Sandpearl Clearwater, given it was our 2nd visit you can assume this is an excellent property, very well maintained and very welcoming, the staff are all well polished and very polite with excellent communication skills and knowledge. Our side gulf view room was comfortable for our family of four (2 teen-age kids) the gym is small but functional but I suggest an early start if you want to camp out at the pool all day as sun beds do go quite quickly, the pool area is a good size but struggles to accommodate the guests using the hotel and those from the adjoing residence. I want to make special mention for Mathew on Pool Area Security, a genuine character who entertained us with his stories and anecdotes every day and remembered us by name, a truly nice fella representing the property excellently. I also want to single out the F&B team headed up by the assistant F&B manager Jack Holcombe, we had a slightly uncomfortable moment around the pool regarding tips and gratuities which I took offence too however Jack was professional and completely understanding in handling the situation and made us feel immediately at ease with the situation more than making amends during the remainder of our stay, always stopping to talk to us offering advise on places to visit or restaurants to eat in and also moving heaven and earth on our last evening to get a sunset meal in a private dining room in the property to celebrate our last night. With regards to gratuities remember to take your reading glasses as you will struggle to make out the text on the bar receipts and where you should confirm your tip amount. A note to the property on this point, us Brits simply don't have the same culture you have for tipping in the US and although were happy to rewards excellent service it should not be expected as on some occasions we simply forget or as in this case simply couldn't read the till receipt as I had left my reading glasses by the pool, chasing customers around the pool for gratuities is in my opinion not welcome and is not in keeping with the excellent service we received overall. All in all a great property with some wonderful staff, would recommend a visit with family, friends or couples. Read less