Mourning the end of warm summer days? Trade in your jacket for a swimsuit and head to Florida, where there's not a trace of frigid weather in the forecast. These 7 Florida beach resorts are offering tempting deals plus bonus goodies — but don't wait too long. Rates this good can only be found during Florida's fall off-season, a beach-lover's best kept secret.
Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach
This luxe, 15-story property offers jaw-dropping views of the Gulf of Mexico from every room and suite. You'll have access to a zero-entry pool, a full-service spa, a fitness center and a refreshment nook on each floor. Choose from several on-site dining options, including Sea-Guini, serving Italian cuisine and fresh-caught seafood dishes.
The Deal: Stay three nights at Opal Sands Resort and save 30% this season. Rates start at $248 per night. Book by December 31, 2017. Visit www.opalsands.com and use booking code STAY3.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club Near Sarasota
Located on a barrier island off of Sarasota, this resort features 45 holes of PGA-approved golf, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, a full-service spa, and the Mind & Motion Studio with more than 10 daily fitness classes, including Sunrise Beach Yoga and Moonlight Meditation. Cool off in the oceanfront pool or in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico just steps away.
The Deal: Save 15% and receive a daily $100 resort credit when you stay two nights or more. Rates start at $203 per night. Book this deal by October 31, 2017 for stays through December 21, 2017. Black-out dates and restrictions apply. Book at www.longboatkeyclub.com using code FALL17.
Marriott Stanton South Beach in Miami Beach
Want to stay on action-packed Ocean Drive and have the beach nearby? The Marriott Stanton is one of very few properties in the area boasting access to both. Step outside and you can reach South Beach's best nightclubs, restaurants and shops on foot in just minutes. Take a dip in one of two ocean-view swimming pools, or head straight to Lolo's Surf Cantina for a mezcal cocktail.
The Deal: Get up to 20% off regular rates when you book in advance. Rates start at $215 per night. Book through October 31, 2017 for travel until December 22, 2017. Black-out dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.stantonsobe.com and use code ADP.
Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach
With chic decor, a luxury spa, a zero-entry pool and access to sugar-sand beaches, the Sandpearl Resort stands out among beachfront options in the area. It's home to Caretta on the Gulf, the only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant on Clearwater Beach, which specializes in seasonally inspired cuisine and also offers an all-natural, organic menu with expertly paired organic wines.
The Deal: Sandpearl Resort is spicing things up this fall season with "Pumpkin Spiced Savings" of 20% plus daily breakfast for two. Rates start at $240 per night. Book by November 30, 2017 for stays through January 31, 2018. Visit www.sandpearl.com and use booking code OPALSAVE.
W Fort Lauderdale
Thanks to its recent $55-million makeover, W Fort Lauderdale is sporting a completely new look from top to bottom, including in guest rooms and suites, restaurants and the Bliss Spa. Enjoy the sunshine on the beach or on the rooftop pool, which features plush daybeds and a cocktail menu. Party any night of the week at the Living Room lounge, offering nightly themed activities and drink specials.
The Deal: Stay for three nights and receive the third night free plus a $50 resort credit and a room upgrade upon availability. Rates $144 start at per night. Book this offer for travel through December 26, 2017. Black-out dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.wfortlauderdalehotel.com and use code Z3R.
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
Experience an authentic hideaway at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, the area's only oceanfront resort. Boasting beach access and an outdoor pool, the resort also offers spa treatments, complimentary yoga, tennis lessons, waterfront dining and easy access to the area's attractions — plus plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing and kayaking. Rooms feature mahogany furniture, balconies, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Parking and WiFi are complimentary.
The Deal: Book the resort's "Pumpkin Spice" offer and save 20% with daily breakfast for two. Rates start at $176 per night. Book this offer by November 30, 2017 for stays through January 31, 2018. Visit jupiterbeachresort.com and use code OPALSAVE.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Key Largo
This Upper Keys gem features 177 rooms and suites, plus 10 private bungalows and a three-bedroom beach house. Guests can enjoy 14 acres of private beach or spend hours relaxing by the pool, lined with loungers and palm trees. The resort's on-site spa and three dining options are ideal for unwinding after making use of the shaded jogging path, tennis and basketball courts and complimentary bike rentals.
The Deal: Receive up to $350 in resort credit — the longer you stay, the higher the daily credit. Three-night stays receive a $100 resort credit total, five-night stays receive $200 total and seven-night stays receive $350 total. Rates start at $249 per night. Book and travel by December 24, 2017. Visit www.playalargoresort.com and use booking code ZX0 (last character is a zero).