Top 3 Florida staycation spots in 2024
By Mandy Carter
In recent times, the concept of vacationing has shifted gears, placing greater emphasis on staycations—those luxurious getaways close to home that offer a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for families. Here are three staycation locations that my family recommends for those looking for a close getaway this year!
Nestled in the heart of Delray Beach, Crane’s Beach House epitomizes the essence of a hidden tropical paradise. This boutique hotel boasts captures the blend of old-world charm and modern amenities. The intimate setting of this resort offers an escape from the bustling city life around it, welcoming guests with lush gardens, serene courtyards, and two small but inviting pools.
With only 28 rooms and suites, Crane’s Beach ensures personalized attention to each guest. The beautiful accommodations exude a relaxed beach vibe, featuring private balconies or patios, cozy furnishings, and soothing decor.
Beyond the comfort of the resort, guests can explore easily on foot Delray Beach’s vibrant art scene, savor delectable cuisine at local eateries, or simply bask in the sun at the nearby pristine beaches.
Perched on the secluded Stock Island, Oceans Edge Key West Resort, Hotel & Marina offers a luxurious escape with panoramic views of the serene ocean. This sprawling resort comprises 175 spacious guestrooms and suites, each thoughtfully designed to provide utmost comfort and relaxation.
The resort features six swimming pools, a fitness center, recreation hut for outdoor activities and onsite dining. Guests get complimentary usage of bikes, kayaks or paddleboards to explore the beautiful surroundings.
A short drive from the resort is the lively streets of Key West. Oceans Edge provides a serene retreat while allowing easy access via a hotel shuttle to the island’s famous attractions, including Duval Street and Mallory Square.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Nestled amidst lush greenery and overlooking Estero Bay, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs is an oasis of luxury and tranquility practically in our backyards. This sprawling resort is 26 acres of tropical paradise and offers a wide array of amenities for a memorable family staycation.
Guest rooms are spacious, clean and modern. The resort features three-acre poolscape with a private waterpark featuring multiple waterslides and a lazy river, heated adults-only pool, hot tub, walk-in adventure pool, and cool waterfall pool. Plus you will have access to the nearby beach via their boat transportation! And if the adults are looking for some pampering time, a visit to their rejuvenating spa is a must for ultimate relaxation. Great restaurants onsite too making it the perfect staycation spot because you don’t have to leave for anything!
One of my favorite things about living in Florida is the abundance of great staycation opportunities. Crane’s Beach Resort, Oceans Edge Key West Resort, and Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa are three that should make your list for nearby escapes in 2024. Whether it’s the tranquil beaches, luxurious amenities, or proximity to local attractions, these top-tier hotels invite guests to indulge in the ultimate staycation experience within the Sunshine State.
Mandy Michelle Carter … Just a SWFL mom living the dream. She loves to inspire parents to spend authentic time with your kids and to chase your own dreams unapologetically! Found on Instagram @mandymcarter and her family blog at Acupful.com.