SIESTA KEY BEACH - Ranked 2011 #1 US Beach by Dr. Beach.
Sunset Royale Luxury Condo #302 is located on Siesta Key, an eight-mile long barrier Island connected to Sarsota and the mainland by two bridges. Along the island's west side, you'll find mile after mile of sandy beaches. And these are not just ordinary beaches - they are clean, dazzling white and feel like confection sugar between your toes - they are 99% pure quartz sand. It looks and feels like ultra fine white sugar, powdery soft & cool to the touch.
Siesta Key's beaches have won numerous awards including:
The Worlds Finest, Whitest Sand - Great International Sand Challenge.
Best Beaches of the World - National Geographic.
Top Ten Beaches in America - Ua Today.
The Best of the Best Sand - Conde' Nast Traveler's.
2009 / 2010 #2 Beach in the US - Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach).
While the 'Sunsets' on Siesta Key are stunning and offers a quiet interlude from a day's hectic pace, you are only a short walk to the Tropical Village of Siesta Key or a short drive to South Siesta Key Village, where you will find unique eateries, gift boutiques and local artists' galleries. For your convenience you will find a post office, drug, grocery & hardware store(s). Tennis, boating & water-sports are just a few of the many sports venues that you will find in the area. If you are on Siesta Key late Sunday afternoon, a must do venue is the Siesta Key Drum Circle. For details on other local events & activities contact the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.
My husband and I stayed in this unit for a week on our honeymoon. What a perfect location, unit, and town! We will never stay anywhere else but here in the future. This unit includes practically everything you'd need for a day on the beach. We had a small cooler, an umbrella, beach chairs, and beach towels waiting for us when we got here. (bring ice with you though!) There are "free ride" companies that will take you anywhere on the key for a tip. No rates like a cab company. The unit also includes everything you'd need just to live there for the week.. pots, pans, plates, utensils, plenty of bath towels dish towels..you name it. Be sure to bring toiletries for the week though! and extra toilet paper! The unit is immaculate. And the view in this unit is amaaaazing! If you're in the mood for a good burger go to The Boat Yard. the best burger you'll ever have in your life. I will be an annual visitor of siesta keys as long as I can walk ;) The Key itself was amazing. not too crowded. in the first 15 min we were sitting on the beach we saw 2 dolphins swim by, and on our 5th day a manatee swam about 5 feet behind us. The Key has everything but a decent grocery store. We just had a Free-Ride take us the Publix just off the key. Thanks Siesta Key for the perfect Honeymoon!!!
My husband and I just spent a week at Siesta over Christmas in this property. It was wonderful. The property is located just across the street and at the end stretch of the public beach, which is the widest and most beautiful part of the beach. It is the shortest walk and also sits by grills and picnic tables by the beach. The unit is on the 3rd floor, and you will enjoy beautiful ocean views from the sunroom area as well as sunsets nightly. (many units in the area do not have outdoor ocean views and are not even on the water so it is a major plus.)
In addition, it is a decent walk or a very short bike ride to the Siesta Key Village and to the Crescent Beach area in a nice residential area just behind the condo. We rented beach cruisers and rode all over the key and barely used our car the entire week. We liked Crescent Beach area restaurants better than the village.
The room itself is clean, nicely furnished and cozy. The bed is COMFORTABLE, and the kitchen is well stocked. All new appliances, granite countertops, ceiling fans in every room, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels too. Nice! Management on the property was super nice too and very accomodating. It is a great place. I will be back here again for sure.
We were extremely pleased with the property and the most beautiful beach we have seen! Everything was as pictured and we were not disapointed. We intend to return & just wish that we could stay longer