Hotel at a Glance: Coconut All-Suite Hotel
A burbling waterfall and cushioned lounge chairs shaded by thatched palapas surround the outdoor pool at Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel, providing guests a tranquil place to unwind during the day. You can access the nearby beach from Coconut Cove’s sister hotel, located just across the street.
- Tropix Island Tiki Bar serves beer, cocktails, and snacks amid views of the Gulf of Mexico. The bar is located across the street at a sister property.
- Spacious suites are 500–550 square feet and feature separate living areas, fully stocked kitchens, and private balconies.
- Free coffee and tea in the lobby
- Rent a bike at a local shop to explore the 2-mile-long Clearwater Beach.
Clearwater, Florida: Home to Some of the State’s Best Family Beaches
Clearwater lies just north of Saint Petersburg, on sugary sands along the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a popular spot for boating and swimming. A 30-minute drive away is Caladesi Island State Park, where you can fish or kayak near hiking trails that wind through mangroves and bays. Clearwater Marine Aquarium sits 2 miles from the resort. It’s home to one of the city’s biggest celebrities—Winter the dolphin, who starred in Dolphin Tale alongside Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.
Downtown Saint Petersburg has upscale dining and shopping right along the seashore. If you can’t decide between beach and retail, head to Pass-A-Grille where the two worlds collide: there’s an outdoor art market, boutiques, and an ice-cream shop right on the seashore.