Opal Sands Resort
You won’t have to go far to get stunning ocean views just about anywhere at Opal Sands Resort, from its modern curving glazed façad and spacious guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows to the lively Tiki bar and lavish zero-entry pool. With a AAA Four Diamond award to its name, this chic beach hotel on Clearwater Beach’s famous white sands delivers stellar service, luxurious accommodations, and upscale amenities like a luxe spa and gym.
- Select from one of 230 stylish guestrooms and suites with balconies and ocean views
- Dine at the beachfront cocktail bar and cafe, or at the hotel’s chic Italian restaurant, Sea Guini, for Italian cuisine or Florida favorites
- Make a splash in the balmy sea with a jet-ski, kayak, or paddleboard
- Rejuvenate at the spa with a relaxing massage or anti-aging facial
- Visit popular nearby attractions like Pier 60 and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
- Sip a mai tai or mojito in your private cabana by the zero-entry, beachfront pool
Opal Sands Resort is the perfect vacation hotel and is fun for the whole family. It also offers 17,000 square feet of event space, including a ballroom, boardroom, and an event lawn, all offered in tandem with the services of expert event planners and a culinary team.
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Opal Sands’ curving glass façade means every one of the 230 guestrooms and suites has an ocean view over the glittering Gulf of Mexico. In the morning, wake up to freshly-brewed coffee and open up floor-to-ceiling doors on to your private balcony to let in the gentle sea breeze. Décor is stylish and contemporary, with soft, blue, and green accents against a neutral background creating a marine feel. Upgrade to a one or two-bedroom suite to get even more space with living and dining rooms.
In-room dining, laundry, and turndown services are offered, and the hotel’s concierge desk can help you make restaurant reservations or organize tours, excursions, and beach sport rentals for jet-skis, paddleboards, and kayaks.
Four restaurants and bars offer a range of dining choices at Opal Sands Resort, and all offer beautiful sea views.
Sea Guini – Enjoy freshly-caught fish and farm-to-table ingredients at this lively Italian restaurant with a chic, modern vibe. Choose classic pizzas and pastas or local specialties, including Gulf Coast shellfish stew and grilled hogfish, a south Florida signature dish.
Sea Guini Lounge – Let the bartender mix an Opal Orange or Florida Mule cocktail for you, and you can enjoy it with gorgeous ocean views from the outdoor terrace. If you are hungry, choose from a menu of antipasto and pizzas, but leave room for a decadent dessert — there’s tiramisu, gelato, and an American classic, Bananas Foster Cheesecake.
Sandbar – The vibrant Tiki Bar is an ideal place to stop by for a drink and unwind with friends on the sandy beach, right by the waves of the ocean. Cool down with a frozen cocktail or sample the food, which ranges from light salads to braised beef tacos.
Pool Bar – Recline poolside under the shade of a private cabana with food or drinks at the Pool Bar. Salads, including sandwiches, sweet treats, and delicious cocktails.
Laze by the hotel’s zero-entry, oceanfront pool in a cabana, or wander a few steps further to soak up the Florida sun on the white sand beach. The hotel’s concierge can organize watersports rentals for you and your family, including jet-skis, paddleboards, and kayaks — as well as bike rentals for land lovers. For some down time, visit the hotel’s spa for customized treatments in a calming setting, with everything from express manicures to dreamy, six-hour rituals and massages, scrubs, and facials. The modern fitness center has high-tech cardiovascular and strength-training equipment so you can get an effective workout.
Explore the local area, including shopping and nightly sunset celebrations at Pier 60 and watersports at Caladesi Island. Be sure to visit nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of the dolphin star of the movie Winter’s Tale.
Opal Sands Resort
Located on the west coast of Florida on Clearwater Beach, Opal Sands Resort looks out onto the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. The resort is renowned for having one of the best beaches in the country, and is also home to charming boutique stores and delightful restaurants.
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is 13 mi / 21 km from the resort.
Tampa International Airport is 20 mi / 32 km from the resort.