For the adventure seekers and anyone travelling on a budget who can’t stand another flowery motel bedspread, there are better options that are also closer to nature.
Stay overnight on Caladesi Island – by boat
Our award-winning Caladesi Island is famed for its white powder-soft swathes of sand, meandering mangroves and gently swaying palm trees. The only way to access is by foot or by boat, and if going by boat you have the option to dock it overnight affording you more time to enjoy this paradisaical setting.
The island’s marina provides 108 boat slips with electricity and water, and you’ll find restrooms, showers, a café and gift shop on-site. Here you can also pick up beach chairs and umbrellas. Snorkeling, fishing along and kayaking through the mangroves are other popular pastimes on the island. Round off the day with a refreshing beverage as the sun sets over the mesmerizing horizon, the rocking to and fro inducing a state of complete bliss.
Rent a groovy VW camper van
If you are a fan of a quirkier vacation experience, then you’ll love this cool, vintage VW van – complete with a Hawaiian Hula dashboard doll. The beloved hippie camper – and Scooby-Doo’s vehicle of choice – makes for a unique and memorable stay in the Clearwater Beach area.
You can pick one up from Florida VW Rentals in St. Petersburg and camp out over at the popular Fort de Soto campground. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay on four wheels in a lush, tropical setting with plenty of palm trees and foliage.