By Nancy Foster
When a couples-only escape is just what you need, head to award-winning Clearwater Beach to reconnect and rejuvenate in a romantic setting ideal for twosomes. Make lasting memories as you bask on sun-drenched beaches, swim in warm Gulf of Mexico waters and cozy up on a sunset sail before retreating to a resort so special you’ll never want to leave. Fall is a beautiful season to visit the Sunshine State, and these three very special Clearwater Beach resorts are perfect for your idyllic getaway.
HYATT REGENCY CLEARWATER BEACH
Ultimate grandeur awaits at this spectacular property set directly across from beautiful Clearwater Beach. With 250 fully equipped suites, numerous dining and beverage outlets and activities galore, this may be your perfect choice. Luxuriate in a private poolside cabana, sip cool libations in the Lobby Bar and delight in the Sandava Couple’s Escape at Sandava Spa. Savor exquisite menu choices at SHOR American Seafood Grill or head to the 8th floor rooftop Swim Bar & Grill for a romantic open-air dinner at sunset. clearwaterbeach.regency.hyatt.com
The Spa at Sandpearl
OPAL SANDS RESORT
This stunning resort opened its doors in February 2016 and has been wowing guests ever since. With jaw-dropping Gulf views from each of its 230 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites (all with private balconies) and a posh yet welcoming vibe, couples can play by the zero-entry pool, sip cool drinks at the SandBar and unwind to the beat of live music. Romantic dining is yours at Sea-Guini, popular for its perfect wine selection, succulent seafood and handcrafted pastas. The Duet experience at Opal Spa is a couple’s dream, and the Sunset Package includes wine/champagne and luscious fruit delivered to your room before sunset. Amore! opalsands.com
If meticulous service, sumptuous lodging and an elegant atmosphere call to your need for tranquility, this eco-friendly beachfront property may just be for you. With classy features including a zero entry pool, cascading waterfalls and private poolside cabanas, your stay will be magical. Enjoy melodic tunes from the lobby player piano, luxurious rooms and gourmet meals from the AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf. For fun, add in the S’More Love Package that includes a couple’s massage and cozy evening by the fire pit with s’mores and Snuggler Drinks. sandpearl.com