Siesta Key is an eight-mile long tropical barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico, graced by one of the world’s most beautiful white sand sunset beaches. (Voted #1 Beach in the USA)
The sand, a fine white powder that is 99% quartz crystal, always stays cool under your feet even when the sun is at its peak. It is said that Siesta Beach sand has magical healing powers – so be sure to take a barefoot walk!
The nearest airport is Sarasota (SRQ, 12 miles). Flights are more frequent and sometimes less costly into Tampa (TPA, 65 miles).
Workshop Location: The Intimacy Retreat is held in the “Siesta Key Village” area, where you can enjoy the beach, shop in boutiques, and dine on continental cuisine or at local beach bars. The overall atmosphere is very casual. For the location of the workshop, see Map.
A popular “laid-back” vacation destination, there are no golf courses or big hotels on our island.
The LODGING SUGGESTIONS below are divided into groups. (Scroll down to see all.) Some are located on the island of Siesta Key, either in Siesta Village (within walking distance of the workshop space), or further down the island, a short drive away. Others are nearby on the mainland, in Sarasota. These include both high-end hotels and more economical choices.
Additional locations may be found at Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce or AirBnB.