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Vacations in Florida Post Ian? Absolutely!

Hurricane Ian was massive and the damage in parts of Florida was extensive. But don't cancel your vacation in the Sunshine State just yet!

By: Alexis McCaffrey

Editor's Note:

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Hurricane Ian hit the Gulf Coast of Florida in September. The category 5 storm was the worst to hit the state since 1935. The damage was extensive. The clean up will be taking place for some time. But Florida is not only a resilient state, it's a big one.

If you're traveling to the gulf coast over the next 6 months, you may need to make alternative plans depending on location. We're seeing a lot of damage from Fort Myers south through Naples, and that includes the popular island of Sanibel/Captiva.

North of there, in the Sarasota and Tampa areas, you should be okay.

The rest of Florida, including most Luxury Resorts and Hotels are open for business and ready to greet you!

Here are some resorts that have their doors wide open and ready for travelers!

South Florida & Palm Beach:

An iconic destination, The Breakers is a luxury resort that offers seaside glamor and world-class service. The luxury resort "compliments" the ocean and all there is to do in Palm Beach. The experience is centered around the ocean and has many family-friendly activities.

Is a glamorous resort located in Palm beach that emits a "private island" vibe. The resort is centered around the ocean and makes your overall experience as relaxing as possible. With various amenities and restaurants on-site this resort has all you need to escape.

This luxury resort and spa gives off an airy and sophisticated feel. The name "EAU" is french for water and embodies a luxurious European feel all while being located in Palm Beach. The design is simple yet chic and draws you in alongside all there is to do! By far one of the best "spa experiences" on the planet!

South Florida & Miami

1.) Four Seasons Surfside

Is centered around its ocean destination location in Surfside, Florida. It combines a world-class spa and award-winning Italian dining to make sure you are enjoying all the aspects of your stay! To top it off they have poolside cabanas that will serve you their specialty coffee.

2.) The Edition

Is a luxury resort located in Miami that is centered around your comfort and escape. From its two-story ocean-side bungalows to culinary dining and even an ice skating rink and bowling alley they have it all!

Orlando & Theme Park Resorts:

This is a wonderful property. The Four Seasons is a luxurious resort focused on making your visit to Orlando as magical as possible. They offer breakfast with Disney park characters, and even packages all available in the lobby at the Disney Planning Center. They have many amenities offered as well and you can even watch the Disney fireworks show from the resort.

Our advice? If your kids are old enough, send them to the theme parks on their own and head to the spa!

2.) The Ritz Carlton

Is a luxury family-friendly hotel located in Orlando within close distance to all the theme parks. It has many amenities including a championship-level Golf course, Ritz kid programs, a spa, and of course fine dining!

Is a luxurious resort that sets one mile from Epcot Center being at a super convenient location to all the Disney attractions. The hotel atmosphere is whimsical along with the experience it offers to every visitor!

4.) Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin

Is located in the heart of Walt Disney World providing visitors with a more than magical experience! As part of being a guest at this resort, you will receive complimentary scheduled transportation to the Walt Disney Parks. Other various amenities include but are not limited to Mandara Spa, Camp Dolphin, and lastly access to the Walt Disney golf course!

West Florida

1.) The Resort at Longboat Key

The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a luxury escape featuring a legendary golf course, full-service spa, award-winning tennis gardens, and serene stretch of beach. During your visit to one of Sarasota’s most coveted barrier islands, you can explore wellness events, outdoor activities, and five unique dining experiences, all while enjoying serene glimpses of the Gulf.

2.) Ritz Carlton Golf Resort

Is a luxurious resort located in Naples and is centered around its amazing golf course inspiring South Florida golf getaways! The resort has two 18-hole courses designed to test your skills and also me your time out on the course visually enjoyable. Amenities aside from the golf course itself include restaurants, a spa, and even an espresso bar inspired by Latin American influences!

3.) Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Is a luxurious resort located in Sarasota that captures both the ocean and the downtown city. It blends together the ocean, museums, and exquisite dining all in one place! Some of the amenities include exclusive access to The Beach Club on Lido Key, an onsite spa, and a championship golf course.

Ready to get away?

When you book with TravelAnne you will receive a continental breakfast for two daily.

FYI they have an in-house bakery with amazing sweet and savory options! $100 resort credit, guaranteed 4 pm late check-out and upgrade if available at check-in.

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