I’m still in awe over how amazing last weekend was. I had never been to Siesta Key (right outside of Sarasota) before, and it ended up being the perfect bachelorette party destination. Below is a summary of some of the amazing places we hit up. I hope to one day return with Kevin. It’s a great destination for a romantic beach getaway or a girls’ weekend.
Our first stop after getting settled into our resort was Daiquiri Deck to show off our customized coozies and to kick off the weekend. They had pages of frozen drinks and a menu of sandwiches and seafood. I had a delicious banana colada and Cuban sandwich.
Of course my sister made reservations at a sushi restaurant for our first night. It got really good reviews and definitely lived up to the hype. They have a really fun drink menu, including a bunch of drinks under 300 calories. The owner was incredibly generous and ended up giving us free Patron shots, champagne and dessert. I felt so special.
The Gator Club
How perfect is the name for a Gator bride? This is a two-story night club with a live band on the first floor and a DJ on the second. Their music selection was a little limited and they cater to an older crowd, but my girlfriends and I had a blast dominating the dance floor and being the youngest people in the club. The place was also extremely clean, and all of the employees were very nice. Warning: their shots are huge. They’re pretty much full glasses!
Key Spa and Salon
On Saturday, we came armed with wine and ready for blow-outs and mani/pedis. This family-owned spa was super accommodating and fun to work with. They let us take over, drink and take an obnoxious number of photos. It was perfect for the “Real Housewives” theme.
Sarasota Vineyard has the same concept as The Wine Room in Winter Park. Once again, the staff was so sweet. They set us up with a private area, gave us complimentary bruscetta and thoroughly explained the wine tasting process to us. They had some really delicious wines, and the food was also fabulous. Their baked brie was so savory and wonderful.
I can’t get over how nice everyone was over the weekend. People were genuinely happy for me. I found that even more girls were congratulatory than guys. I actually received more drinks and shots from girls who had gotten married or already celebrated their bachelorettes and wanted to pay the favors forward.
We visited many other places, and each place in the Sarasota/Siesta Key area was wonderful. Like I said, I just can’t wait to return.
What is your favorite beach town?