The Beauty of Florida Beaches

When one thinks of Florida, what often comes to mind is the word beach, followed by alligators, palm trees, manatees, and sunshine. And incredibly, the state of Florida possesses more miles of beaches than California with almost 2,000 miles of coastline and nearly 1,200 miles of sandy beaches. Because the state is surrounded by water it includes several coastlines. The East coast is composed of the most popular Florida beaches such as Miami’s South Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Daytona. The Keys, which extend into the Florida Straits, encompass Key West and Key Largo. And lastly, there is the Gulf coast, which includes the more appealing cities such as Naples and Marco Island, and the spring break capital: Panama City.

The sand on the beaches of the northern peninsula and the Panhandle is known as quartz sand, meaning that it is snow white in color and fine-grained and soft in texture. Beaches further down the state contain sand composed of small, broken shells and the sand is tinted brown in color. And in the Florida Keys, crushed coral becomes a part of the sand. It’s unfortunate, however, that most Florida beaches are artificial, no longer natural, and have been widened to accommodate tourists.

The state of Florida contains a total of 400 beaches. Some however, have been either overdeveloped or destroyed by hurricanes. Siesta Key Public Beach is a tourist favorite because it’s nearly perfect, containing white, soft, fine-grained quartz crystals over a wide beach area. And since these crystals are so reflective, you can walk on the dry sand and not burn your feet. Siesta Key is located inside Sarasota County and the public beach is almost a mile in length. It contains all the needed facilities and in addition, there is beach volleyball, a beach cafe and picnic area, and lifeguards year-round.

Lover’s Key State Park is located on the Southwest coast of Florida, in Bonita Springs, just south of Fort Myers beach. A little over 700 acres, Lover’s Key is an ecosystem of mangrove-filled estuaries and beaches. The beaches of Lover’s Key are covered with sea oats, driftwood, and shells and are some of the most naturally beautiful and appealing on the Southwest coast of Florida.

Fort Myers beach is what has come to be known as a party-goers beach. It includes a long public pier, condos, and small motels along with bars and beach volleyball 7 miles long. Fort Myers beach area is full of night-life and ‘red-necks.’ Fort Myers beach remains an affordable tourist attraction and if you’re looking for a good time then this is the place to be.

No matter which beach or part of Florida you decide to visit you will be in for a great time. You have such a large variety of options from party type areas fit for Spring break to family centric areas where you don’t have to worry about the kids seeing outrageous behavior or excessive drinking. No matter which beach you choose, be safe and have a blast!

This article was written by Barry Goodknight for his Beach Towels website.

New International Airport in Panama City, FL Predicted to Foster Panhandle Florida Real Estate Growth

New International Airport in Panama City, FL Predicted to Foster Panhandle Florida Real Estate Growth

(PRWEB) April 19, 2010 — The leading Northwest Florida Realtors of the North Florida Realty Group, LLC (http://www.northfloridarealtygroup.com/) foresee positive changes in the region’s real estate market with the advent of the new international airport in Panama City. Scheduled to open in May of this year, the new Panama City-Bay County International Airport – renamed as the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport – is predicted to have a positive impact on the growth of the real estate market not just in the West Bay and Bay County area, but throughout the Northwest Florida region as well.

“The new airport is going to give a big boost to the local economy,” says Blake Baber, lead partner at the North Florida Realty Group. “We will be seeing a great deal of real estate development in the area immediately in its vicinity, and the impact will likely be felt in the surrounding areas as well. Job growth is also predicted for the region, as is a probable rise in demand for Panama City Beach, FL homes (http://www.northfloridarealtygroup.com/panama-city-beach-fl-homes-s4172.html).”

The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, which began construction in 2008, also has the distinction of being the first post-9/11 international airport to be built in the United States. The Airport Authority overseeing the project has also stated that the new airport will have the country’s first LEED-certified “green” Terminal Building and that it will, in effect, be the first “green airport” in the United States.

For more information on the new airport and the latest trends in the Florida Panhandle real estate (http://www.northfloridarealtygroup.com/florida-panhandle-real-estate-s4205.html) market, visit the North Florida Realty Group’s new site, www.NorthFloridaRealtyGroup.com. Here you will find the latest real estate news and market updates, as well as comprehensive listings of properties throughout the region and other online real estate tools.

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Florida Beach Resort Has Travelers Doing a Double Take at Premier Accommodations, Amenities, Events and Special Offers

Destin, FL (Vocus) March 18, 2010 — Having reigned as the premier golf and beach resort on Florida’s Gulf coast for more than three decades, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort knows a thing or two about creating the perfect beach vacation. Whether returning for an annual week at the beach or visiting for the first time, Sandestin Florida Beach Resort (http://www.sandestin.com/) continues to top the list of beach destinations.

Travelers can vacation at one of the best places in the world, with no passport required. The Northwest Florida Gulf Coast joins the coveted ranks of international dream destinations on the Frommer’s 2010 list of twelve Top Destinations in the World. Citing stunning beaches, nature trails, great restaurants, and a cozy, yet quirky, sense of community, Frommer’s makes a compelling case to include the Florida Gulf Coast among the world’s best.

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is “destination central” with its seven miles of beaches, charming Destin beach rentals (http://www.sandestin.com/ExploreSandestin/Accommodations/Beachside.aspx), restaurants and a multitude of activities. Sandestin packs in value with a host of complimentary amenities including free rental of bicycles, canoes, kayaks, tennis courts; free fitness center access; free children’s activities (in season) and complimentary resort-wide tram service – offered every day of a guest’s stay.

Guests can also take advantage of the Spring “Stay Three and Get One Night Free” promotion, which is good through May 26th. Summer Hot Dates and Rates – with savings of up to 30% or more – will be posted on Sandestin’s Web site, www.sandestin.com, beginning May 25th.

Beyond the beautiful beaches, Sandestin features four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, a full-service, 98-slip marina with an array of water sports, a fleet of bicycles, an action-packed Baytowne Adventure Zone with a Zip line, Ropes Course, Euro-Bungy, Rock Wall, Adventure Landing Playground, and more. After a day of play, guests can even indulge in the day spa and salon featuring more than 50 professional services.

Stay a week at Sandestin and never eat at the same place twice. With more than a dozen restaurants on the Florida beach resort property, not only will guests never go hungry, their palate will never get bored! From the surfside fare of Finz Beachside Grille to the family friendly atmosphere of the Village at Baytowne Wharf, it is all within walking distance or on the resort shuttle route.

Covering 2,400 acres from the beach to the bay and everything in between, the luxury beach resort’s complimentary shuttle service is always just a phone call away. Simply pick up the house phone and request a shuttle; it will be dispatched immediately – kind of like having a personal driver. Let someone else take on the mantle of “Family Chauffeur.”

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort’s Free Wednesday Night Concert Series features fun music and entertainment at a price that is music to your ears – Free! Held at the resort’s Baytowne Village every Wednesday from March through summer, the series showcases new talent from a variety of genres from southern rock to the legendary Florida pop/reggae sensation Heritage.

“You Only Live Once,” at least that is the motto of Y.O.L.O. board founders who developed this fast growing sport fusing surfing with paddling. Perfect for any age and skill level, standup paddling offers a whole new point of view: from paddling to Jolee Island to sneaking up on blue crabs, to dropping in at a favorite surf-break, the act of YOLO-ing or stand up paddling has evolved from its surfing roots to a far more extensive means to enjoy time on the water from a new perspective. Available at Baytowne Marina.

Forgo the standard room with two double beds. Here, the majority of Destin accommodations come in the form of studio, one-, two- and up to five-bedroom cottage, villa, and condo rentals. High-rise condominiums, townhomes, and villas include fully-equipped kitchens, living areas whirlpool spa baths, laundry facilities and more. With more than 1,500 accommodations serving up views of the beach, bay, fairways and village, Sandestin offers a variety of options.

With a cool wine bar, wonderful wine menus and award-winning wine events, Sandestin is the toast of the town for wine lovers. The award-winning Sandestin Wine Festival (http://www.sandestin.com/ExploreSandestin/SpecialEvents/WineFestival.aspx) held each April – taking place April 22-25 this year – hosts nearly 3,000 people who gather to learn about, taste and purchase more than 600 domestic and imported wines. Now in its 24th year, this festive four-day event is considered the “Kentucky Derby” of wine events for wine lovers.

The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport opens May 23, 2010, with new direct service by Southwest Airlines, making Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort more accessible than ever. Most major airlines are already offering affordable airfare from many markets into Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) and the Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS).

For more information on Sandestin, call 866-91-BEACH and visit www.sandestin.com.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the premier destination resort in the Southeast. Located in Northwest Florida between Pensacola and Panama City, Sandestin is nestled on 2,400 spectacular acres, including seven miles of pristine beach and bay front. The resort features 1,500 condominium, villa, town home and brand-name hotel accommodations within 30 charming neighborhoods. One of 14 beach communities within the Beaches of South Walton named the top destinations in the world to visit by Frommer’s Travel Guide in 2010, Sandestin also features four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a 29-acre village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife. Sandestin is part of Intrawest, a leader in destination resorts.

Choose The Best Vacation For This Year

If you like to explore nice cities, then consider your vacation time and find some decent areas of your interest. City-Traveling is a perfect way, to let your dreams come true. The idea is, to get you out of the usual pre-made vacation trap and create your own world of relaxation.

Take any travel magazine from any country you like, and find an area of your liking. It can take some time, to find it. Then collect all the data about this environment, does it have enough variety and does it really give you, what you personally would like. If it is real satisfying, you book hotel and flight. The difference to the usual relaxation booking is here, that you are completely cause over, what you can now expect. Most of the time, what is wrong with all these pre-made vacation offers is, that you will only realize their existing variety, after you did arrive. And if you don’t like just laying at the pool, it may not be as good.

Do you like historical cities. or do you like more elegant. Do you prefer a city beach, including lots of other attractions, or are your real dreams in the mountains. You could make your list per country, city, sensations and action. After that, you can compare your cities and prices and figure out, what it will be this year.

But here is still another aspect for making the right decision.

Let’s say, there are some different types of vacations. Not every vacation has the same purpose, and you should always take the right one for each year. It all has to fit with your current situation in your life as well. Don’t choose the wrong environment with the wrong activities, for what you really need.

1. There is, let’s say the sick person, who needs some help and relaxation, together with some more peaceful environment around her. The best place is here a real relaxation facility, where everything is cared for during the day. Even medical treatment is somehow possible, if really necessary. Sitting in the garden playing games like monopoly or chess, are the only the fun activities.

2. This is a vacation, where you can bring your new born baby, and you may decide heading for a farm or country hotel. The big, open space is yours and there will not be big crowds of people, bothering you.

3. You feel, you need relaxation and you don’t want anything else as just laying on the beach and eat your ice cream, then you can choose one of the pre-made Hotel-Beach vacations. But your interest level can change and you may ask for more variety. It can become then pretty boring. But if you want to be alone, “in the greens” or only with your family, a country beach would be the perfect place and very wonderful for you.

4. Here consider yourself being somehow in good shape and want to keep up playing with others, then only choose a place with some bigger variety of things to do. Let’s say, you should have a fantastic beach, but also several movie theaters, restaurants and shopping centers, together with golf, basket ball and other opportunities. You should be able to rent a boat or yacht, go surfing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving – the list would just go on. And if you find some other fellows, then you can celebrate some major barbeque. Disco dancing is another choice for being entertained and having fun.

5. is similar to 4. but goes still a bit higher in its quality, because this city is also featuring some attractions, cultural or historical. With gardens, parks, museums and wonderful family fun parks – and you should go for one or two days and visit one or more of these places, before you walk the next time back to the beach. This would kick you a little bit out of your day-by-day-beach routine and is giving you some fresh impulses and impressions. This can become a big adventure – plus more variety also brings more fun !

Coming then back home after your vacation time, you will be a different, but very relaxed person – with some new energy, views and spirit.

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Easy Traveling Is Only Pleasure And Fun

Today, traveling brings most of the fun, if you decide for one of the better so-called worldwide and easy to-get-there travel opportunities. Nothing is reallly bothering anymore, the difficult figuring out of your own accomodations for your travel is over. You just pay for your flight, hotel and food, and the travel agency will give you everything enjoyable and perfect, and not make you upset at all. Your personal joyful experience with all the relaxation you can possibly get, is what they want you to accomplish. The competition became already too strong and way too big. They also understand, that you as an individual normally don’t know a lot about traveling and how it all works, arranging all that. So everything from them is perfectly planned, and they just give you the ticket. You only have to know, how to get to the airport and how to put your seat belt on.

How do you now wisely choose your travel destination correctly, so you can get to the best place of your choice ?

Best today you should already start, to walk around in your city and find some decent travel shops, where you can check from outside on their displays and find out, if it seems for you attractive enough, so you would like to arrange your travel with them. This is a very important step. Maybe I’m a bit picky, but for me personally is the decoration in a travel shop somehow very important. And so, first of all, I perform this short evaluation. I compare their used imagination for their display, with their possible ability of having (or not) some incredible travel offers available. I always make my personal travel arrangements only in a very attractive place, where I can feel the real thrill and can get really spiny about Hawaii, Acapulco Mexico, or whatever my biggest dream might be. But I do not say “more expensive” ! But in such a store you will much more easily find the destination you really like, and all the needed arrangements fit just perfectly together, so as the price might be completely fine as well.

Don’t hesitate or play around, with booking, buying or paying it the same day !

The best place and the most beautiful room to the right time are available right now, so why making the big mistake, with trying to book and pay it at a later time. It might not be available later anymore and you can very feel bad, because of that. For an entire year you might be stuck, not have gotten your most desired hotel room. You should talk a bit with your family already during the year, where they would like to go for a vacation, or whatever they like most. Then, one day you can surprise them all, with the present of having booked and paid for the special vacation destination of their dreams.

Specially a family trip needs some work and more attention. So please make sure, you arrange it all in a way, which works for all of you best.

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Announcing the 2010 Reviewers’ Choice Hotel Awards from FunnelScope, an Innovative Hotel Search Engine

The Reviewers’ Choice Hotel Awards for U.S. hotels provide a unique and broad perspective by taking into account user experiences via millions of unbiased hotel reviews (http://www.funnelscope.com/) and distilling their implied ratings across numerous categories. These categories include: bed comfort, bathroom quality, beach hotels, service quality, business, access to entertainment, family-friendly, gym quality, pet-friendly, pool quality, romantic, overall value, and quality of views.

These days most of us rely on user reviews to help us make travel decisions. FunnelScope’s hotel search engine (http://www.funnelscope.com/) takes this a step further by quantifying user reviews into ratings that can be quickly and easily understood. FunnelScope’s unique semantic technology was used in scoring the reviews.

Millions of hotel reviews are posted online each year at multiple websites. It’s too much information to digest. In fact, it’s nearly impossible, not to mention a time waste, to find and read all the hotel reviews available. But online hotel reviews (http://www.funnelscope.com/) are a trusted and valuable source of information. They help people make their hotel booking decisions and often are a key factor that determines the quality of their trip.

Funnelscope solves the problem of being able to digest all that information.

Travelers have been waiting for someone smart to compile all that hotel review information on the web into an easily digestible format. Travelers only want to see reviews that help them find a hotel that meets their needs. FunnelScope is doing just that – simplifying hotels research (http://www.funnelscope.com/) to find the perfect hotel.

The awards are listed below by category. Congratulations to the hotels listed. They’ve won FunnelScope’s first annual Reviewers Choice awards.

Consumers searching for the right hotel are also winners. Why? Because now they can use FunnelScope’s innovative hotel research engine (http://www.funnelscope.com/) to generate a personalized hotel list specific to their criteria and location (city or neighborhood).

Awesome Beach Hotels:

Park Shore Waikiki – Honolulu, Hawaii

Ramada Plaza Beach Resort- Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani- Honolulu, Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki On the Beach- Honolulu, Hawaii

Pacific Edge Hotel On Laguna Beach- Laguna Beach, California

Moana Surfrider Waikiki Beach- Honolulu, Hawaii

Fontaineblueau- Miami Beach, Florida

Shutters On the Beach- Santa Monica, California

Royal Kona Resort- Kona, Hawaii

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel- Honolulu, Hawaii

Business Traveler’s Top Picks:

The Orchard Hotel- San Francisco, California

Best Western Westminster Inn- Westminster, California

The Tremont Hotel- Chicago, Illinois

the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead- Atlanta, Georgia

Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters- Washington, DC

San Francisco Marriott- San Francisco,California

Villa Florence, A Larkspur Collection Hotel- San Francisco, California

Club Quarters- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Millennium Hilton- New York, New York

W- San Fransisco, California

Close to Entertainment:

Holiday Inn Charleston (Historic District) – Charleston, South Carolina

The Belleview Biltmore Resort – Clearwater, Florida

Hotel Jeffery- Coulterville, California

Imperial Palace Casino Resort Spa- Las Vegas, Nevada

Marriott’s Custom House- Boston, Massachusetts

Sir Francis Drake- A Kimpton Hotel- San Francisco, California

Georgian Terrace Hotel- Atlanta,Georgia

Ramada Plaza Beach Resort- Fort Walton Beach, Florida

21 C Museum Hotel- Louisville,Kentucky

Holiday Inn El Tropicano Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

Most Family Friendly:

Hilton Grand Vacations Club At Seaworld- Orlando, Florida

Ramada Plaza Beach Resort- Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Anabelle Hotel- Anaheim, California

Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square- New York, New York

Sheraton Vistana Villages- Orlando, Florida

Sirata Beach Resort- St. Petersburg, Florida

Dunes Village Resort- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Arizona Grand Resort- Phoenix, Arizona

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa- Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa- Fort Myers, Florida

Pet Friendly Award:

Best Western Inn- Blakeslee- Pocono, Pennsylvania

Drury Inn & Suites Greensboro- North Carolina

The Ellis Hotel- Atlanta, Georgia

Beazley House- Napa, California

Doubltree Guest Suites- Lexington, Kentucky

Holiday Inn- Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Best Western Great Smokies Inn- Cherokee, North Carolina

Mariner Motel- Falmouth, Massachusetts

7 Springs Inn & Suites- Palm Springs, California

Sheraton Music City Hotel- Nashville, Tennessee

Best Pools:

Residence Inn Orlando Seaworld- Orlando, Florida

Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort- Panama City Beach, Florida

Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel- Orlando, Florida

Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista- Orlando, Florida

Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn- Key West, Florida

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean resort Villas- Honokowai, Hawaii

MGM Grand Hotel And Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

Montage- Laguna Beach, California

Caribe Royale- Orlando, Florida

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

Most Romantic:

Madrona Manor- Healdsburg, California

Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort- Sanibel, Florida

Saint Regis Aspen Resort- Aspen, Colorado

Hotel Maya- Long Beach, California

Diamond Head Beach Resort- Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Outrigger Reef On The Beach- Honolulu, Hawaii

The Hotel Of South Beach- Miami Beach, Florida

Omni La Mansion Del Rio- San Antonio, Texas

Holiday Inn Sanibel Island- Sanibel, Florida

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa- Little Torch Key, Florida

Best Overall Value:

Palace Station Hotel & Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

El Cortez Hotel & Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

Best Western Westminster Inn- Westminster, California

Marriott City Center- Salt Lake City, Utah

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort- Orlando, Florida

Club Quarters- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Murray Hill East Hotel- New York, New York

Anabella Hotel- Anaheim, California

Winterhaven Hotel- Winter Haven, Florida

Best Western Palm Garden Inn- Westminster, California

Great Views Award:

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa- Honokowai, Hawaii

Hyatt Regency On The Hudson- Jersey City, New Jersey

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona

Grand American Hotel- Salt Lake City, Utah

Royal Kona Resort- Kailua, Hawaii

Moana Surfrider Waikiki Beach- Honolulu, Hawaii

Mandarin Oriental- New York, New York

Pacific Terrace Hotel- San Diego, California

Mandarin Oriental- Miami, Florida

Park Shore Waikiki- Honolulu, Hawaii

Most Comfortable Beds:

Sofitel- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Orchard Hotel- San Francisco, California

Hotel Deluxe- Portland, Oregon

Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters- Washington, DC

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

Aqau Palms & Spa- Waikiki, Hawaii

Renaissance Hotel- New York, New York

Millennium Biltmore Hotel- LA, California

The Westin Seattle- Seattle, Washington

The Westin Riverwalk- San Antonio, Texas

Best Bathroom Quality:

MGM Grand Hotel And Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

70 Park Avenue Kimpton Hotel- New York, New York

St. Gregory Luxury Hotel And Suites- Rosslyn, Virginia

The Pod Hotel- New York, New York

Hotel Metro- New York, New York

Hotel Kabuki- San Francisco, California

Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters- Washington, DC

W Chicago Lakeshore- Chicago, Illinois

Millenium Biltmore Hotel- LA, California

JW Marriott Hotel- San Francisco, California

High Gym Quality Award:

New York Marriott Marquis- New York, New York

International House- New Orleans, Louisiana

Loews Philadelphia Hotel- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MGM Grand Hotel And Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

Hilton- San Francisco, California

The Farimont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa- Boyes Hot Springs, California

Guesthouse Wildwood- Florence, Kentucky

Mandarin Oriental- New York, New York

Grand Hotel- Minneapolis, Minnesota

Information on All Inclusive Packages

There are many all inclusive vacation resorts in Florida, some around the Miami area, but many which are in the heart of Florida. If you don’t know what an all inclusive resort is, then here is a description of what they are all about. All inclusive resorts come in two different types, the family oriented vacations, and the adults only private get away resorts. Each will have its own brand of activities and entertainment depending upon the kind of resort it is.

Either one of these are special in many ways. One of them is that for the most part, everything is included with your original fee. The lodging is included, food, as well as almost all on-site activities that are offered. You don’t have to worry about hardly anything, giving you an opportunity to spend your whole vacation with your family or spouse/partner, just enjoying what is offered.

Now days, meals are much different set ups. Many are buffet style dining, and so there is a variety of things offered, not just a small selection as before. This is great for kids, as well as adults. Depending on which type of resort it is, there are a variety of different activities available. There are the family oriented theme park resorts, and in Florida there are many of them. You get into the park free, ride all the rides and see the shows for free. This is great because there are no long lines to get in, but you will still have to stand in line to get on rides, just like everyone else.

On the east coast of Florida and south of Miami in the Florida Keys is where you are going to find the majority of adult’s only resorts. These adult only places are set up for dancing the night away, retreating to private coves, and water activities such as snorkeling and parasailing. Since there are no children, people tend to wear as little as legally possible, and many couples and singles can be found here, mingling and socializing, some with hopes of ‘hooking up.’

When it comes to all inclusive resorts, there are still some things you need to remember. One of them is that transportation to and from the resort is not included in the price, nor is any air fare. While for the most part, it is all inclusive, you should still bring some money with you. There are things at these resorts that are not part of the all inclusive part. One of them is tips, so make sure that you tip well. Some of the activities, while still on site, may not be included. Any private company, like parasailing companies, you may have to pay extra for. The same goes for amusement park style resorts. When you are at one of these resorts, remember that any alcohol is extra, as well as food served at cafes or eateries outside the hotel itself. However, since admission to the amusement park area is free, you can always go back to the hotel proper and eat. Make sure that you look for other hidden fees, like taxes, that may not be included with the cost, but you will have to pay for at the time of booking.

Beaches in South Florida

It certainly is no secret that Florida is home to many of the world’s finest beaches. You can discover the beauty and magic of the top South Florida beaches during your next Miami vacation. Turn the music volume up, put the top of the car down, and consider making a stop at some of these locations during your next Florida trip.

Travel across the waterway to one of the best beaches in the Florida Keys. Bahia Honda State Park is a haven for tourists and residents alike. With tall, swaying palm trees and white, shimmering sands this unspoiled wonderland is as close to paradise as you will experience.

Many people love to walk on the beaches of South Walton County simply because the powdery quality of the sand is so luxurious. You might forget you are at the beach and start wondering if you are really walking barefoot across acres of baby powder. The reason that these beaches have sands with such incredible foot pampering texture is because they are composed of almost 100% pure quartz.

Before you reach Miami you must at least make one stop at Vero Beach. This Florida hotspot is a site that is much loved by treasure hunters. Gold doubloons and other treasures have been frequently found on the shore. Almost 300 years ago a fleet of treasure laden Spanish ships wrecked upon the nearby reefs and it is these relics that are being discovered almost daily. The Sea Grape Trail is the section of Vero Beach for you to go if you want to try your luck at finding Spanish treasures.

If you want to see yachts, mansions and millionaires then set sail for Palm Beach, Florida. This is where you can go if you want a glimpse of the lifestyles of the really “rich and famous”. A yacht docked at the front door of a 10,000 square foot home? You can see it when you visit this south Florida Beach.

Of course South Beach often tops the list when many people name their favorite south Florida beaches. This is where many movers and shakers go when they want to be noticed. Even the beachwear and sunglasses that people wear on the beach bear the names of high end designers. A trip along Ocean Drive will let you enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this eclectic, upscale town.

Another great beach in south Florida is the one at Dry Tortugas National Park. You have to travel by ferry or plane to get to this Key West location. If you enjoy snorkeling try visiting this site where the coral reefs and rainbow colored tropical fish are surrounded by crystal clear water.

There are dozens of other Florida beaches that you can enjoy in the Sunshine State. Each one has its own unique charm and attractions so you might need to do a little research before you make those reservations. If you are adventurous enough to cast caution to the winds you can just make a list of each south Florida beach that is located along your route and try them all out. One thing for sure, you won’t be disappointed no matter where you travels and curiosity should take you.