Tampa Bay's World-Class Resorts Offer Unlimited Sun and Fun



Home to world-class beaches, championship golf courses, and more than 300 days of sun per year, Tampa Bay offers some of the best resort experiences on the globe. To help you decide which of our resorts is the best fit for your vacation plans, 10 Best has gathered a list of the area's top options to choose from.

Our most treasured historic resorts were built with the arrival of Henry Plant's railroad at the turn of the century. Of these, the Don CeSar is perhaps the most famous. The "Pink Palace" as its known, brings to life the beauty and glamour of the gilded age, while skillfully integrating modern, luxurious amenities.

Most of the region's resorts are located on the Gulf beaches, consistently ranked as some of the best in the country, if not the world. If you're looking to be in the heart of the action then the Tradewinds Beach Resort might be the perfect choice. Offering unlimited fun in the sun for the whole family, the resort features a beach-side waterpark, and several pools, restaurants and bars. 

Golf is big in Florida, with Tampa being no exception. The Innisbrook resort boasts four championship courses, one of which hosts a popular PGA Tour tournament every year, while Saddlebrook is known as much for the tennis stars it produces as for its two Arnold Palmer golf courses.



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Tampa's Saddlebrook Resort is a luxurious getaway for those who like to spend time outdoors. It boasts two Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses, 45 tennis courts in all of the major surfaces, and three heated pools, including the massive 500,000...  Read More


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Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is located on the banks of Old Tampa Bay and anchors the quaint and charming downtown area of Safety Harbor. This resort is all about wholesome fun and healthy living, with a 50,000 square foot fitness center and spa...  Read More


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Plantation on Crystal River is upscale but reasonably priced and perfect for lovers of outdoor adventures. Located about 1 1/2 hours north of Tampa, this charming boutique hotel was originally part of a sugar plantation built in the mid 1800s....  Read More


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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
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Ready to party like rock star royalty? Check in to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. Guests are greeted upon entry with a 50 foot guitar and a sample of items from the Hard Rock's extensive rock memorabilia collection. The rooms are...  Read More


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The Sheraton is all about the water. Located on Sand Key, just south of Clearwater, the resort offers access to both the white sand beach and the Intracoastal Waterway where visitors can take advantage of unique boating opportunities. Their...  Read More


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TradeWinds Island Grand
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The TradeWinds is the largest beachfront hotel in Florida located on 20 acres. While it's not the place for a quiet getaway, its size means there is room for almost every amenity imaginable including its own private river where guests can take a...  Read More


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Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
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The recently renovated and lovingly maintained Innisbrook Resort is most famous for its 4 championship golf courses, including the recently rebuilt Copperhead course which hosts the PGA Valspar Championship every March. The resort itself is...  Read More


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Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
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The beautiful 250-suite Hyatt Regency dominates the skyline and is located directly across from the world-famous Clearwater Beach and Pier 20. This expansive, white sand beach hosts plenty of activities and entertainment including a daily sunset...  Read More


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The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
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Since its grand opening on New Year's Eve, 1925, the Vinoy has been a haven for the rich, famous, and those who love experiencing the best in life. Babe Ruth, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge and James Stewart are just a few of the celebrities...  Read More


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The Don CeSar
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The Don Cesar Hotel rises in pink majesty from the white sand and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This opulent hotel embraces you in Jazz Age glamour and pampering from the moment you walk in the door. Built in 1928, the hotel features a...  Read More


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Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye is a freelance writer that adopted Tampa as her hometown over a decade ago and never looked back. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no snow climate, and in her spare time...  More About Skye

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