This post is sponsored by the Sirata Beach Resort. All opinions are my own.
Are you in need of a vacation or, if you’re from the Tampa area, a staycation?
I’ve got the perfect place.
The Sirata Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach offers the perfect venue for family vacations, weddings, work events, and girls’ weekends with friends. With a sundry store and three restaurants on the premises, once you get there, you have no reason to every leave the property. All your needs are at your fingertips.
As background, the first time I went to Sirata Beach Resort was six years ago when my mother invited me to join her on a four-day work conference. My oldest daughter was only six weeks old and I was on maternity leave from work, so the opportunity seemed like a no-brainer. We all had fun.
So when the kind folks from the Sirata Beach Resort invited me to spend a weekend there to promote the new renovation project, I jumped at the opportunity.
Not only did I have a great time with my husband and two daughters, but it was fun walking down “memory lane” and comparing how the property looks now versus how it looked six years ago. (And how much my daughter has grown since then.)
The check-in experience was seamless and we enjoyed our suite that offered one room with a pull-out couch and kitchenette, as well as one full bathroom, a large closet, and a separate bedroom with two queen size beds. There were two “smart televisions” and internet access.
When we arrived on Friday, we spent time at the pool and then headed to the Compass Grille for dinner. The girls ordered pasta and I had the best filet mignon that I’ve had in a really long time.
On Saturday, we hit the beach in the morning before grabbing drinks and lunch at Rum Runners Bar and Grill.
In the afternoon, we were treated to a dolphin tour and taken to a private island to hunt for sand dollars. It was so nice to explore somewhere other than the main resort. One day I would like to able to hire a rental private jet and spend a whole summer exploring island after island. For now, though, it was nice just to sit back and relax. The kids had so much fun seeing who could find the most shells on the island. When we returned to the Sirata later that afternoon, we went back to the Compass Grille for dinner.
Sunday was Mother’s Day. We had a super fancy brunch at the Sirata that contained a smorgasbord of seafood, salads, a carving station, tons of desserts and even a “Mom-Osa Bar.” I was treated like royalty.
The hotel also offers tons of amenities to include beach towel service, room service, bicycles available for use, a children’s playground, hammocks, and beach cabana service. In fact, each room receives two beach chairs and an umbrella each day that is included with the cost of the room.
After recently undergoing an interior face lift, the Sirata Beach Resort now features the newest rooms in all of St. Pete.
Originally built in 1982, the Sirata is going through a $15 million transformation. The hotel is in the middle of an extensive redesign that will completely enhance the guest experience. If you spent time here when you were growing up, this isn’t the same Sirata from the days of yore.
The award-winning EOA Group has begun a complete redesign of the property with an estimated completion date in October of 2018. This transformation includes a complete redesign of the 382 guest rooms and suites, new swimming pools that will offer a complete ocean side oasis, including a hanging chair garden, center fire pit, and kids’ splash zone.
Sirata’s favorite local hangout, Harry’s Beach Bar, will be remodeled to create more open air bar space and will be perfectly positioned between the new pool and the beach. To make this transformation even more exciting, the Sirata’s existing 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space will have a new casual-yet-elegant look to accommodate conferences, weddings, and other special events.
Cheers to Getting Siratafied!