Seashell Suites Resort is ecotourism at its best — Photo courtesy of Seashell Suites Resort
Luxury meets wildlife at Seashell Suites Resort on Melbourne Beach, Fla., on the Space Coast.
This small, isolated resort is perched on a barrier island abutting Sebastian Inlet State Park, making it an ecotourism heaven and a truly unique place to stay for a Florida beach vacation.
At Seashell Suites, the miles of white sands look untouched, and often the private beach is. The singing of shore birds around the lot make the grounds of this resort feel (and sound) like a wildlife refuge.
The beach at Seashell Suites is remote and private — Photo courtesy of Seashell Suites Resort
While socializing in the tiki hut or taking an evening stroll along the water, guests may spot nesting turtles, hermit crabs, porpoises and pelicans.
The crashing waves nearby are the constant soundtrack. The water here is clear blue and clean.
But the natural beauty of Seashell Suites is balanced by its luxury.
The two-bedroom suites in this private, gated community include fully equipped kitchens with quality appliances and granite countertops.
Rooms come stocked with multiple high-def, widescreen plasma TVs, free wifi and laundry facilities. Beds are comfy KingKoil beds, and each room has its own AC unit, which is not always the case with B&Bs and smaller resorts.
As a fusion of nature and comfort, it’s only fitting that the rooms are eco-friendly and built green.
Inside, the resort is luxurious — Photo courtesy of Seashell Suites Resort
Other amenities at Seashell Suites Resort include a covered oceanfront deck with a cupola and loungers; a heated pool; a Finlandia supreme sauna; a continental breakfast (juice, muffins, fruit and coffee); and daily social hour with snacks and drinks.
For something unique, rent a boat and go fishing. Fishing poles are included in your stay; just ask about “surf fishing.” Then bring your catch back to the resort and grill it up fresh on the barbecue grill outside.
Or borrow bicycles and tour Vero Beach and its top-notch restaurants. Great shopping is only minutes away.
Guests also get use of surfboards, boogie boards, beach toys, beach umbrellas, chairs and towels – just about anything you could need for a day at the beach (and would spend extra money renting, making this lodging option a pretty good deal, too).
The private beach, near the state park, means guests can see why the Space Coast, only a short drive from Disney World, is such a popular vacation destination.
But skip the Cocoa Beach crowds, or experience them in moderation and then return to the serenity of this secluded resort.
The pool and deck area at Seashell Suites Resort — Photo courtesy of Seashell Suites Resort