Sandpearl Resort – Clearwater Beach, Florida
By: Roy Neill
Frank Lloyd Wright once stated, study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Stretched along a sprawling strand of sugar sand beaches and crystal blue waters, Sandpearl Resort surely does not fail. Reconstructed in 2007, the intricate history of its original splendor and beauty creates a living monument of Clearwater Beach’s fascinating century-old past. Clearwater Beach and her sister island to the north, Caladesi Island — now a State Park preserve, is a fairytale story of two islands forged together through an uninhabited frontier destined for greatness.
Just thirty minutes from Tampa’s International Airport, a nature-inspired red carpet to Clearwater Beach’s prized Sandpearl Resort is reimagined by nature through a winding causeway overlooking the Bay. Instantly greeted by the Sandpearl family, time stands still as the oversized front doors welcome you into an oceanfront living room. Cozy sofas and local art installations fill the space with warmth and fresh flowers give you that familiar feeling — home. Just beyond the floor to ceiling windows, peaceful palms and a luscious tropical landscape envelope the year round climate controlled lagoon style pool set to that ‘just perfect’ temperature
This AAA Four-Diamond Award property has a wide variety of spacious guest room options, all to fit the needs of your stay – be it a family retreat or that romantic getaway. Each room is filled with natural light and carefully designed to keep your mind at bay while you enjoy the relaxed setting of this beachfront oasis. Sandpearl understands unique traveler needs so it’s easy to keep your personal refrigerator full with your favorite snacks or take advantage of the 24-hour in-room dining service. All is yours with the quick touch of a button and an always-friendly answer. Beyond the walls of your personal sanctuary, escape to all that Sandpearl has to offer and trust us, there is a lot! From the modernized oceanfront fitness facility and outdoor fitness classes to the luxurious spa, cozy poolside cabanas and hammocks to a fire pit lit every night on the beach (complete with s ’mores), the Sandpearl family ensures your stay is tailored just for you.
If cuisine is what you are after, you are in for a treat, literally. No different than the diverse amenities offered at Sandpearl Resort, there are dining options for all occasions and budget needs. For an upscale dining experience, Sandpearl offers Clearwater’s first AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf. With indoor and outdoor seating options, Caretta’s scenic backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico paired with a seasonally-inspired list of fresh offerings is an unforgettable dining atmosphere. And fellas, you can even keep your sport coat in the closet. If you’d like to keep your swimming trunks on and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze, keep your pool chair and swing over to Tate Island Grill nestled between the glistening water of the lagoon inspired pool and the powdery sands of the beach. Whatever you choose, each location is sure to please the palette and ease your mind.
Sandpearl Resort continues to receive rave reviews from guests with Trip Advisor comments touching on the resort’s warm welcomes and the appeal of the pool, rooms, cuisine, and of course, the resort’s pristine stretch of beach overlooking the Gulf. No matter what inspires your beach getaway, Sandpearl and Clearwater Beach deliver in every aspect and it’s easy to see why many call this retreat home-away-from-home.
For more information, to book a reservation or to learn about special packages, visit www.sandpearl.com or call 866.384.2995.