Tucked within the charming town of Dunedin, Fla., sits Beso Del Sol, a beautiful resort on the edge of St. Joseph’s Sound in the Gulf Coast. Beso Del Sol, Spanish for "kiss of the sun," is a collection of stunning waterfront condos designed to capture the best of a western Florida beach vacation — spacious rooms right on the gulf, swimming pools warmed by the sun, and a Tiki bar that brings you all the tastes of the tropics.
Beso Del Sol offers condos with views of the gulf or the resort’s gardens. All one-bedroom feature a sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen, Bath & Body© products, cable televisions, granite and maple finishes, and designer lighting fixtures. The suites also have individual balconies and are very private, thanks to the unique zigzag configuration of the resort. Plus, the weather is so pleasant nearly year round, you can sleep with the balcony’s French doors open — even in February.
You’ll find no shortage of things to do at the resort. Beso Del Sol boasts two heated, waterfront swimming pools, ideal for those romantic night swims; a fitness center; complimentary bicycle rentals so you can explore the area freely; and an event center. The resort’s on-site Tiki bar, the Marker 8, is perfect for socializing with fellow guests and locals, especially when there’s live music. Be sure to venture down to Beso Del Sol’s fishing pier or boat dock — you just might catch a glimpse of a manatee floating by or a crane fishing for its next meal.
Right across from Beso Del Sol is Caladesi Island State Park, one of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast. Caladesi’s white sands draw accolades from around the globe, and the area’s perfect weather and desirable location let visitors and residents alike access some of the nation’s best fishing, kayaking, hiking and shelling. Saltwater anglers can cast a line from their boats, while nature enthusiasts can spot wildlife while hiking the three-mile nature trail through the island´s interior or paddling a kayak through the mangroves. The park has a marina, snack bar and gift shop, and is accessible by boat or ferry.
With so much to see and do in and around Beso Del Sol, the hardest part of your vacation will be deciding what to do next. You’re only a short drive from beaches, bars, restaurants and entertainment. The Dunedin Country Club is five minutes away, and the quaint shops of downtown Dunedin take less than 10 minutes to reach by foot. The thriving Greek community of Tarpon Springs is just 20 minutes away by car, and the stunning beaches of Clearwater are even closer.
If you’re considering Florida’s St. Petersburg/Clearwater region for your next vacation, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better spot that the Beso Del Sol. Come visit — we’re sure you’ll agree!