Although sea turtle nesting season is officially May 1 through October 31. Mote Marine began monitoring beaches around the Sarasota area beaches, such as Siesta Key and Lido Key a couple weeks early, as they usually do. The two main types of sea turtle species that nest in our area are Green Sea Turtles, and the much more abundant Logger Head Sea Turtles.

As either permanent residents or a visitor to our lovely community, we must all be careful not to disturb the sea turtles or their nesting habits. Please read below for Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites tips on how to make sure we do not disrupt the precious sea turtles nesting in Sarasota, Fl.

  1. Lights!Lights!Lights! This is key, all lights visible from the beach must be turned off when the sun goes down throughout sea turtle nesting season. (sea turtles naturally attempt to crawl towards the light of the moon, and in turn the water as soon as they hatch and emerge from their nests, and can e confused by non-natural lights, which can lead them to crawl the wrong way!)
  2. Do not approach sea turtle nests or hatchlings at any point while visiting the beach.
  3. Move any obstacles such as beach chairs, that can prevent the hatchlings from reaching the water.
  4. Don’t litter! Not only does litterdegrade the aesthetic quality of our beaches such as Siesta Key, but also can entangle marine life such as sea turtles.

If you see a injured sea turtle DO NOT approach it or pick it up. Please call a Mote Marine specialist at 1 (888) 345 – 2335. Please follow these tips while out at our beautiful beaches during nesting season and have a great time on siesta Key!

Face masks, social distancing and a trip to the beach. This once unlikely combination is
now a reality.

After being closed for nearly two months, many beaches across South Florida are
reopening. This is a small step toward normalcy, but one thing remains certain:
Spending time near the shore this summer will be different.

Stephen Leatherman — known as “Dr. Beach” for his annual list of “Top 10 Beaches” —
wants people breathing salty air with their toes in the sand. But he wants them to do it
responsibly. He shared the following tips for beachgoers to keep in mind this summer:

  • Follow guidelines — and check them twice. Visiting the beach during these
    times is going to be a much-needed stress relief for many people. Everyone must
    take personal responsibility so that beaches can remain open to the public. Pay
    attention to all guidelines. Remember, only certain activities such as walking,
    jogging and swimming may be allowed, while sunbathing or other activities may
    be prohibited.
  • Maintain a safe social distance at all times. Rules for social distancing don’t
    disappear once you set foot on the sand or go for a dip in the ocean. It’s
    important to stay 6 feet apart from other people.
  • Grab the sunscreen and, yes, a face mask! It may not seem like the best
    summer accessory, but it’s an absolutely necessary one. Check whether local
    rules dictate whether a face mask needs to be worn. Even if they aren’t required,
    make sure to have one on hand at all times, especially if you plan on ordering
    food or drinks at the beach.
  • Have a beach visit backup plan. There may be capacity limits on some
    beaches during reopening. And it’s inevitable that there may be days when spots
    fill up quickly so check the beach website. The good news is the beach will still
    be there tomorrow. When setting out on a beach visit, make sure to have a
    backup plan, like a picnic at a park.
Siesta Key Fitness Center

Siesta Key Resort and Suites offers many amazing amenities, but for fitness minded people we went a step further. In addition to our local area being great for bike rides or walks on the beach we offer a place locally to work out at a discounted price. So now you do not have to let your workout routine fall by the wayside while on vacation. We have partnered with Siesta Key Fitness, which is just a few minutes walk from the resort and offer a 50% reduced rates* as follows:

1 week $3.50/day
1 month $2.00/day
1 day pass $10

Siesta Key Fitness Center


Siesta Key Fitness offers a wide variety of cardio machines, circuit training and weights.

Siesta Key Fitness Center

*Rates subject to change.

Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites, a Siesta Key hotel and the ONLY hotel within Siesta Key village would like to wish everyone a happy new year!

2019 has come and gone it seems so fast,but while we hope you had a fantastic 2019, we want to encourage you to come up with some great 2020 resolutions and to stick with them! Also, share them with us on our social media pages, and keep us posted on how your doing with them, we love to hear from our community and our Siesta Key vacationers.

The new year is a time for the celebration of bringing in the new year and all the hope and blessings that come along, or that we want to come along with it, but also it is a time for looking back and remembering the fun times we had in the previous year with our friends and family. Don’t forget to thank your loved ones for a great 2019 and make sure to spend some quality time with your friends and family in this upcoming new year.

Looking for somewhere to celebrate bringing in the new year? Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites recommends one option above them all. We encourage our guests to head out to the Sarasota Block Party, on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota. This is a tradition Sarasota does every year culminating in a Pineapple Drop, coinciding with the countdown for bringing in the year 2020.

The party kicks off at 1pm with amusement park rides, live music, food and drinks concessions, and a fantastic firework show at the end.. And of course the pineapple drop!

Are you off work for the next couple days and would like to bring in the new year relaxing on our beautiful Siesta Key, FL? Give us a ring or book online (hopefully you’ll book direct :D) with Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites and stay at our newly renovated hotel, which is located within Siesta Key village, directly in the center of Siesta Key.


Happy 2020!!


Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites


A storm cell resulting from a storm system in the Gulf of Mexico produced a spectacular looking water spout over Siesta Key, last month, July 24 2019 at approximately 10am in the morning. The water spout, caused from up and down drafts in convective loops within a storm system, was short lived and stayed just off the main land of Siesta Key.

We are extremely pleased to announce, no damages have been reported 😊

Check out the below link for an awesome photo in the local Your Observer article for Siesta Key.

Siesta Key waterspout

Tiki’s are a popular theme on Siesta Key and for good reason.. who wouldn’t want to relax on Siesta Key under a tropical tiki hut setting, enjoying some shade while soaking in the Siesta Key atmosphere?

At Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites; Tiki & Pool we have recently completed our Large tiki area, located just outside of our check-in/checkout lobby. The Tiki area has a surface area of 100 ft and a ceiling that reaches just under 30 ft in height.

The new Tiki area is equipped with over a dozen tables and chairs, for our guests convenience as well as vending and ice machines that are available to our guests 24 hours a day.

There are plans in the works here at Siesta Key Beach Resort and Hotel, for installing a tiki bar in this area as well, that will include a full-service bar, complimented by flat screen TV’s! More info on that later!

Perhaps guests and patrons’ favorite part of this area is the fantastic mural that stands 17’ 6’’ tall x 20’ 6’’ wide and was painted by Sarasota local artist Shawn McLoughlin, or as locals call him, Siesta Shawn. The mural depicts a family of four wading and snorkeling in our beautiful Sarasota blue ocean water.

The mural can be found facing north just outside Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites main lobby, for all Siesta Key Village patrons to enjoy!

We at Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites; Pool and Tiki are extremely pleased to announce we have recently finished massive renovations to our Pool/Tiki area!

We completely resurfaced the area with crystal white pavers around the pool and grass turf that looks and feels like natural lushes’ grass around the tiki areas. But we didn’t stop there, we also completely remodeled the pool and added a fantastic sandbar walk in theme, which is perfect for families and perfectly complements the areas unique sand bars surrounding Siesta key and Lido Key. We also added ADA Accessible electric lifts to both the pool and hot tub.

The tiki areas are perfect shaded areas-built TIKI style with Pomfron leaves forming the roofing, accompanied by brand new tables and sitting chairs as well as grilling equipment, because no pool party is complete without some burgers or hotdogs from the grill. Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites is the ONLY Siesta Key hotel located directly within Siesta Key Village, with Mortons Market just a short two-minute walk for all your grilling needs.

Just getting back from the beach and looking to simply rinse the saltwater off before hanging out pool side or heading out to stroll through Siesta Key Village? We have got you covered! The pool area is equipped with sleek looking surfboard shower stations conveniently located at multiple locations around the pool area.

All our pool area equipment such as our tables, chairs, umbrellas, etc is all brand new, and comes included in your stay with us.

There is no lifeguard on duty, so please read our Pool Area Rule Board, be safe, and have fun!

Siesta Key Beach Resort and Spa, located in Siesta Key Village, on Siesta Key, FL is extremely excited to announce the mural that spans the entire Northern facing wall, or 17’ 6’’ x 20’6’’ to be exact, has been completed on-time for the Grand re-opening!

The gigantic mural was commissioned by Dave and Mike, the new owners of the Siesta Key hotel and was painted by local artist Shawn McLoughlin, AKA “Siesta Shawn”

Fun merchandise such as beach bags, shower curtains, coffee mugs, etc. with this mural imprinted on them, can be purchased soon via our online shop on the Siesta Key Beach Resort and Spa’s website.

If you’re in the area on the Siesta Key Village, make sure to stop on by and check out our new mural and make sure to get a great family photo with it! Our Address is 5311 Ocean Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34242.

See you on the beach!

Our hotel property, Siesta Key Beach Resort and Spa, which is the ONLY hotel located directly within Siesta Key Village, is currently undergoing more than just a facelift. we are going all out and completely renovating the entire property!

We want our guests to have the BEST possible experience when staying with us, which is the reason we decided to completely upgrade our property in every way!

We are re doing the pool area, including adding more square feet to the pool and re adding and updating the spa. We are also inserting an accessibly lift at the pool to assist our disabled patrons in and out of the pool.

A fantastic tiki area will be added to the court yard, nothing like just relaxing at the tiki on a beautiful Sarasota day and soaking in the Siesta Key island atmosphere. The tiki will also include shaded area when you want a break from tanning time! Our beautiful mural has just been finished in the courtyard as well!

Siesta Beach Resort and Spa is also renovating all the units, ensuring all units are in tip-top shape for our grand re-opening in December.

Come stay with the ONLY Siesta Key hotel in the village and one of the best Siesta Key hotels that Sarasota has to offer, when we re-open in December!

Hip hip hooray! While Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department (PRNR) contanue to monitor and record the situation, we are super pleased to announce, that we have our beautiful beaches and ocean blue water back on Siesta Key and throughout Sarasota FL.

Now is a great time to come stay at one of our Siesta Key hotels and experience the newly rediscovered magnificence of our wonderful Siesta Key, as we are currently applying “Goodbye Red Tide Discounts” to select units.

Along with our once again pristine beaches, the Siesta Key Village is once again bustling with beach goers, shoppers, and folks looking to grab a tasty island treat at one of Siesta Key Villages many eateries.

(Side Note: All of Sarasota FL and Siesta Key Shellfish are good-to-go! Enjoy!)

So come checkout the once again pristine, Siesta Key.. and remember if your going to stay at a Siesta Key hotel, we would be happy to have you with us at Siesta Key Beach Resort and Spa, Siesta Key Beachside Villas, or Beachside Management (vacation rentals).

See you on the beach!


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