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Sand Like Powdered Sugar

A September 2002 trip to Siesta Key by chefcat

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Quote: Where else can you watch spectacular sunsets right from your deck, dragonflies so big they look like mini-helicopters, warm water for swimming or floating peacefull on a raft, and playful dolphins?

Sand Like Powdered Sugar

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Siesta Key Photo, Siesta Key, Florida
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Siesta Key is a place where peace abounds. Most likely you''ll have to go elsewhere for nightlife. Shore fishing is good, sunsets are unobstructed and colorful. The beach is really the shining star here. The sand is so fine that it packs easily, feels like silk between the toes, and is so white that it never gets hot, even at noon. We had an unexpected delight while floating around on rafts in the Gulf one morning. A dolphin breached about 6 feet from me on my raft and drenched me with his blowhole spray - brilliant! Those types of events are the best because they are completely unexpected, but the most frustrating, because you never have a camera ready. If you like to drive...Read More

Carrabas

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Restaurant | "Carrabbas"

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If you opt to go to a Carrabba''s for dinner, don''t go expecting the same old tired Italian-American dishes you can get most anywhere. Carrabba''s specializes in giving old classics an unexpected spin. Think you know everything there is about chicken Parmesan or bracciole? Think again. Get ready to explore new culinary horizons! Imaginative preparations, fresh vegetables, traditional northern Italian dishes with a twist are the hallmark of this popular eatery. We began by sharing fried calamari. The breading was light and crispy, the calamari tender with no trace of rubberiness. An intriguing but subtle mix of herbs appeared to have been incorporated into the crumb breading. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2003

Carrabas
1940 Stickney Point Road
Siesta Key, Florida 34231
(941) 925-7407

Calini Beach Club - Siesta Key

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Calini Beach Club Photo, Siesta Key, Florida
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This lovely Gold Crown resort is about 100 steps from Crescent Beach on lovely Siesta Key. Units on floors 3 and 4 have spectacular views from their kitchens and living rooms. Those on the second floor have a limited view, because of a motel between the Calini and the beach. The first floor units have spiral staircases leading from their lanais to the ground as compensation. No need to leave the unit and use the halls and elevators when you want to go to the pool or the beach. There is a simple rectangular pool. Although large, it''s rather unimaginative. The temperature was always warm. Aside from the umbrellas set at tables around the pool area, there is no shade. So our visits here were restr...Read More