(Closed) Siesta Keys Honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I visited a friend when she was in the Siesta Keys.  It was quite lovely!  We also kayaked some mangrove forests, only accessible by kayaks!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My FI’s grandparents have a time share right on the private beach. We go down every August! Best beaches ever! They are the 2nd whitest in the country. The bars and food are fantastic  downtown. We love it.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I live in Sarasota, about 5 minutes from Siesta Key! Its absolutley beautiful here! If you want any opinions on places to go just ask 🙂

Some of my reccomendations are:

Daquiri Deck in The Siesta Key Village

Dinner in St. Armands Circle

Ophelias on The Bay (on siesta key, sit outside!)

The Ringling Museum of Art

Jetskiing, parasailing, or a kayak tour of the mangrove tunnels.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

i’ve been in this area for the last couple of years, but without much time to really enjoy it. it’s true that siesta key has some of the softest sand i have ever felt. it’s like flour. lido also has very soft sand, and i hear fewer crowds. i’ve never gotten to do it, but i know that there’s some really fun things to do on the beach like parasailing and kite surfing.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hey!  I’m so glad I found this thread!  I’m in the same boat as s.renea9:  couldn’t afford to leave the states, so longboat key/sarasota/siesta key area it is for us also!  I wanted to stay on siesta key because it seemed that there was more to do, but since our friend is getting us the hotel and it has to be a hilton, we’re staying on longboat key.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do/see/eat while we’re there?  I want to snorkel and Fiance loves to eat… thinking we’ll probably go to Sarasota (st. armand’s circle) for culture/food on a couple evenings.  We love animals and activities, so all suggestions are welcome!  Maybe it will help both s.renea9 and myself!

s.renea9, Siesta key is definitely worth honeymooning!  It’s beautiful from what I’ve researched… short drive to lots of things and other beaches to shell, snorkel, shop, etc.  check out Point of rocks… it’s a sunken barge that lots of people snorkel at.  So… even if the Fiance wants to stay on the beach… you can still find things to do on the beach (plus, siesta has volleyball and other beach activities!).  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do it – I took my sister there and it was the best vacation. The beaches are wonderful we sat on them alll day and there are a ton of cute places with food & bands. You will love it.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@s.renea9:  Also, check out tripadvisor for local businesses and things to do.  When you search siesta key, 13 things come up with turtle beach and point of rocks.  There’s also local residents who come together in the evenings and play drums, trash cans, and other make-shift instruments.  It’s like a party from what I’ve read! 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

OMG! We loved Siesta Key!! I definitely agree with southernvintagebride and Megzykid. So much to do and so many local places to eat. There are places where you can rent motorcycles and scooters and ride around on those all day. We went to Orlando in June and wanted to go to the beach. So we said “Forget it. It’s 2 hours away but its rated the best beach in Florida”. So We made the drive and I am SO glad we did! The water is goregous and sand is amazing! Tons & tons of shells to pick up and look at-but without being painful to walk on. We loved it! It was our runner up choice for our honeymoon if Choice A didn’t work out. You won’t be dissapointed!!

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