<?php echo the_title(); ?>

Quick Search

clear sky
humidity: 83%
wind: 5mph WSW
H 78 • L 77
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Siesta Key Florida

Siesta Key, FL: Vacation’s Calling!

Looking for a unique and memorable vacation spot? You won’t have to look any further than Florida’s beautiful Siesta Key, a barrier island located just off Sarasota’s coast. Family-friendly beaches, resorts, accommodations and Siesta Key Village make this location fun for everyone!

Who wouldn’t want to vacation on miles and miles of the purest, whitest sand you’ll find on any beach? Relax in the sun or go parasailing, kayaking, jet skiing or sailing. Or you can fill a whole day at Siesta Key Village, a hotspot of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques and stores. There is something there for everyone in the family–from clothing and unique jewelry to beach gear and Siesta Key, FL souvenirs and memorabilia!

Restaurants offer a wide variety of dishes–seafood, ethnic cuisine and even pizza places. Dine outside on patios, enjoy daily drink specials and fill your nights with live bands, dancing and special events.

A Look at Siesta Key, FL

Early in the 20th century, what started out as a mostly barren barrier island where some residents maintained beach homes began to turn into the Siesta Key that we know and love today. After an island boardinghouse was used as a hotel in 1906, Siesta Key as a vacation spot was born!

Just six years later, a large hotel opened — one of the largest in that area of Florida at the time. As the influx of visitors to the area made ferrying difficult, a bridge to Siesta Key was constructed and opened in 1917. Another bridge was built ten years later.

While progress on Siesta Key slowed during the Depression Era, the beauty of the island continued to attract residents and visitors. Today, more than 24,000 people live on Siesta Key and the beaches and resorts draw more than 350,000 visitors each year.

Getting to the Siesta Key, FL Area

You would think Paradise would be hard to get to…but you can easily reach Siesta Key, FL by car; it’s just over an hour south of Tampa down Route I-75 and less than two and a half hours southwest from Orlando via I-4 and I-75.

From the south, you would take I-75 north from Miami and surrounding areas; it’s about three and a half hours by car, but well worth the drive! Leave after breakfast and you’ll be enjoying lunch at a Siesta Key Village restaurant by early afternoon!

Flying in? Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport is just 25 minutes from this beautiful resort area. St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport are both about an hour away to the north, as are Charlotte County Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport to the south.

Siesta Key, FL Accommodations

You’ll find many fine accommodations on Siesta Key designed to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. Most offer a short walk to the beach and are not far from Siesta Key Village, where you just might be spending at lot of your time!

Jamaica Royale offers Gulf-front rentals that allow you to stroll to the beach on a private lane. Choose from one-story villas, two-story penthouses or tower condominiums that provide a wonderful view of the Gulf. Jamaica Royale offers three heated swimming pools, a beach-side barbecue area and a spectacular view of the world-renowned Siesta Key sunset.

Contact the friendly staff of Jamaica Royale at 941-349-1800 to find out more and book your next vacation. With white quartz sand, sunsets and the fun attractions of Siesta Key Village–what’s NOT perfect about Siesta Key, FL?

More Recent Posts

St Armands Circle Ladies Night Thurs. April 20 – 5:00 PM Join us on The Circle on the Third Thursday every month from 5-9p.m. Enjoy a fun...
Siesta Key, FL: Vacation’s Calling! Looking for a unique and memorable vacation spot? You won’t have to look any further than Florida’s beautiful Siesta Key, a barrier...
Children can give Santa their wish list, have their face painted, visit with Santa’s elves and be entertained by Sunshine the Clown.  Santa’s gift bags provided by...

Join Our ENews List

Sign up here to receive special offers and updates by email.


See Our Location

Jamaica Royale
5830 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota Florida 34242
Local 941-349-1800
Toll Free 888-981-1800
Fax 941-349-7809