Hotel at a Glance: Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel
A burbling waterfall and cushioned lounge chairs shaded by thatched palapas surround the outdoor pool at Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel. Guests of the resort can access the beach from a sister property within walking distance.
- Tropix Island Tiki Bar serves beer, cocktails, and snacks amid views of the Gulf of Mexico (it's located at the sister hotel).
- Spacious suites have 500–550 square feet of space with separate living areas, fully stocked kitchens, and private balconies.
- Complimentary tea and coffee in the lobby
- Rent a bike at a local shop to explore 2-mile-long Clearwater Beach.
Clearwater, Florida: Home to Some of the State’s Best Family Beaches
Clearwater lies on sugary sands along the Gulf of Mexico, just north of St. Petersburg. It’s a popular spot for boating and swimming; a 30-minute drive will bring you to Caladesi Island State Park, where you can fish or kayak near 3-mile 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 shore.