RVA offers Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort. Located beach front on beautiful Longboat Key, this resort offers all the amenities of a large hotel with the privacy and seclusion that has Silver Sands guests returning each year. Relax on our private beach, walk on our soft white sand, take a dip in our heated beachside pool, or enjoy a complimentary chaise lounge and beach umbrella while breathing in the fresh salt-water air. Practice your golf game on our putting green or relax on our beautiful beach with your favorite novel. Daily maid service is provided and laundry services are available, so you'll be pampered from the moment you arrive. Wireless Internet access is available in the privacy of your individual unit, at the garden area or on the pool deck, so guests can read email, surf the Internet and soak up the Florida sun all at the same time!
Limited Membership Privileges: Guests of Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort #255A will have the option of temporary membership privileges, for a transfer fee, at Cedars Tennis Resort located at 645 Cedars Court on Longboat Key. The limited temporary membership allows the guest access to 10 fully-lit Har-Tru tennis courts (after 1 p.m. daily and subject to availability), community bicycles, fishing pier and Jr. Olympic heated swimming pool. The guest will also have access to the 24/7 community fitness center.
Accommodations: Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort is a relaxing retreat located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on the northern-end of Longboat Key. Choose from our various unit styles including hotel rooms, one- and two-bedroom garden view units, and one- and two-bedroom beach front units.
Unit #255A Features: Hotel room in the Orange Building
Bedding: 1 Queen
Resort Features: On-Site Office, Wi-Fi Internet Access, Coin-Operated Washer/Dryer, Community Pool, Private Beach Access, Shuffleboard Courts, Putting Green, Daily Maid Service, Private Lanai (certain units), Complimentary Parking, Designer Decorated Units, DVD/VHS Players, Fully-Equipped Kitchen or Kitchenette, BBQ Area
Dining: Although Silver Sands does not have an on-site restaurant, it is centrally located within a short drive or bike ride from local salt-water cuisine. Longboat Key restaurants include Harry's Continental Kitchens (0.5 miles), Euphemia Haye Restaurant (0.5 miles), The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill (7.1 miles), or The Chart House (7.7 miles).
Attractions: Longboat Key is known for its leisure days spent strolling the beaches or biking down the island. As a barrier island to the town known as the area's "cultural capital", an assortment of entertainment options can be found at nearby Sarasota where attractions and activities abound for all age groups.
All of the golf courses located on Longboat Key are private, however nearby Sarasota and Bradenton areas offer top-rated golf courses a short drive off the island.
St. Armand's Circle of Lido Key is a must-see in the area. Located just 10 miles south of Silver Sands this European-inspired outdoor shopping arena includes a large selection of classy stores, restaurants, jewelry galleries, and more! Rumor has it that circus magnate John Ringling won Lido Key in a poker game and turned the sister island to Longboat Key into a world-famous attraction.