St. Pete Beach Journals

Caribean charm without leaving the states

An August 2002 trip to St. Pete Beach by ladyluck

Quote: For those travelers staying within the states but want the caribean charm, St. Petes Beach is where you should head. Miles of warm crystal blue green waters, palm trees gently blowing in the ocean air. Sunsets are the best!!

Caribean charm without leaving the states

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St. Pete's Beach is beautiful. If you are a sun lover, you could spend hours walking the shore admiring the resorts, listening to music. For those activities you like much more than walking, available at your finger tips are whale watching tours, dolphin tours, jet skis, parasailing, snorkling, kayaks and paddleboats to name a few. Dining out is plentiful, and lots of shops to browse through. St. Petes, is centrally located, 40 minutes to Busch Gardens, 60 min from Disney. Coral Reef is the resort where we stayed. The pool is its best attribute. 100,000 gallons of fresh water. the pool was the length of the resort. But that is not all! Surrounding this winding pool are chaise lounge...Read More
Best Things Nearby:Large grocery store less than a mile away. Also back in St. Petersburg outlet malls gallore. If you wanted to shop, shops we very plentiful. From souvenirs to outlets. Best Things About the Resort:Coral Reef was located directly on the ocean. Each unit had a deck with which to sit and see the ocean or look down and marvel at the pool. The one bedroom units are small and I would recommend them for only a couple, even though they sleep four. However, the units are clean, and the decor has very Carribean style furniture (bamboo sofa and chair with tropical prints). We'd go back for the pool; the kids loved it. It was beautiful. Rock formations set th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 29, 2002

Coral Reef Beach Resort
5800 Gulf Boulevard
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida 33706
(727) 363-1604

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