Both destinations offer an abundance of activities including world-class golf, with over 50 courses to choose from. Or you can try kayaking and canoeing through the many mangrove trails or even cycling the 43-mile long Pinellas Trail. Shop amid stylish boutiques and dine in outdoor bistros taking full advantage of an area which holds the Guinness World Record title for the longest consecutive run of sunshine days.
The island of Clearwater Beach, linked to the mainland by the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, looks over the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With fine white, sandy beaches, this is the ideal spot for those in search of the ultimate beach holiday. Clearwater Beach is a great base for exploring Caladesi Island State Park and Sand Key - we promise, you'll never experiences sun and sand quite like it. The waters of the Gulf are calm and family-friendly. The dolphin love it there too and sightings are frequent. Be sure to take in one of the prettiest sunsets in the world and join in the nightly sunset celebrations at Pier 60.
St. Petersburg is just 20 miles from the city of Tampa. Over the last twenty years St Pete, as it's known locally, has changed dramatically. It was a place with a very high average age full of retirees from more northerly climes. Nowadays the average age is half of what it was at its peak and the area has a vibrancy and excitement that you will find positively infectious. The pier is the social hub, with shops, restaurants and bars making it a fun place at any time of the day or night.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford