Although sea turtle nesting season is officially May 1 through October 31. Mote Marine began monitoring beaches around the Sarasota area beaches, such as Siesta Key and Lido Key a couple weeks early, as they usually do. The two main types of sea turtle species that nest in our area are Green Sea Turtles, and the much more abundant Logger Head Sea Turtles.

As either permanent residents or a visitor to our lovely community, we must all be careful not to disturb the sea turtles or their nesting habits. Please read below for Siesta Key Beachside Villas tips on how to make sure we do not disrupt the precious sea turtles nesting in Sarasota, Fl.

  1. Lights! This is key, all lights visible from the beach must be turned off when the sun goes down throughout sea turtle nesting season. By instinct sea turtles naturally attempt to crawl towards the light of the moon, which leads them to the water as soon as they emerge from their nests. Sea turtles and can be confused by non-natural lights, which can lead them to crawl the wrong way which can be fatal for the little guys.
  2. Move any obstacles such as beach chairs, that can prevent the hatchlings from reaching the water.
  3. Do not approach sea turtle nests or hatchlings at any point while visiting the beach.
  4. Don’t litter! Not only does litter degrade the aesthetic quality of our beaches such as Siesta Key, but also can entangle marine life such as sea turtles.

If you see an injured sea turtleplease DO NOT approach it or pick it up. Please call a Mote Marine specialist at 1 (888) 345 – 2335. Please follow these tips brought to you by Siesta Key Beachside Villas while enjoying our beaches and we’ll see you on the beach!

Face masks, social distancing and a trip to the beach. This once unlikely combination is
now a reality.

After being closed for nearly two months, many beaches across South Florida are
reopening. This is a small step toward normalcy, but one thing remains certain:
Spending time near the shore this summer will be different.

Stephen Leatherman — known as “Dr. Beach” for his annual list of “Top 10 Beaches” —
wants people breathing salty air with their toes in the sand. But he wants them to do it
responsibly. He shared the following tips for beachgoers to keep in mind this summer:

  • Follow guidelines — and check them twice. Visiting the beach during these
    times is going to be a much-needed stress relief for many people. Everyone must
    take personal responsibility so that beaches can remain open to the public. Pay
    attention to all guidelines. Remember, only certain activities such as walking,
    jogging and swimming may be allowed, while sunbathing or other activities may
    be prohibited.
  • Maintain a safe social distance at all times. Rules for social distancing don’t
    disappear once you set foot on the sand or go for a dip in the ocean. It’s
    important to stay 6 feet apart from other people.
  • Grab the sunscreen and, yes, a face mask! It may not seem like the best
    summer accessory, but it’s an absolutely necessary one. Check whether local
    rules dictate whether a face mask needs to be worn. Even if they aren’t required,
    make sure to have one on hand at all times, especially if you plan on ordering
    food or drinks at the beach.
  • Have a beach visit backup plan. There may be capacity limits on some
    beaches during reopening. And it’s inevitable that there may be days when spots
    fill up quickly so check the beach website. The good news is the beach will still
    be there tomorrow. When setting out on a beach visit, make sure to have a
    backup plan, like a picnic at a park.
Siesta Key Fitness Center

Siesta Key Beachside Villas offers many amazing amenities, but for fitness minded people we went a step further. In addition to our local area being great for bike rides or walks on the beach we offer a place locally to work out at a discounted price. So now you do not have to let your workout routine fall by the wayside while on vacation. We have partnered with Siesta Key Fitness, which is just a few minutes walk from the resort and offer a 50% reduced rates* as follows:

1 week $3.50/day
1 month $2.00/day
1 day pass $10

Siesta Key Fitness Center

Siesta Key Fitness offers a wide variety of cardio machines, circuit training and weights.

Siesta Key Fitness Center

*Rates subject to change.

Siesta Key Beachside Villas, a Siesta premium Siesta Key resort would like to wish everyone a happy new year!

2019 seems to have seriously flown by, but while we hope you had a fantastic 2019 with lots of great memories, we want to encourage you to come up with some great 2020 resolutions and to stick with them! Also, share them with us on our social media pages, and keep us posted on how your doing with them, we love to hear from our community and our Siesta Key vacationers.

The new year is a time for celebration and festivities of bringing in the new year and all the hope and blessings that come along with the new year, but also it is a time for looking back and remembering the charrished times we had in the previous year with our loved ones. Don’t forget to thank your loved ones for a great 2019 and make sure to spend some quality time with your friends and family in this upcoming new year.

Looking for somewhere to celebrate bringing in the new year? Siesta Key Beachside Villas would like to recommend one option above them all. We encourage our guests and readers to head out to the Sarasota Block Party, on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota. This is a tradition Sarasota does every year culminating in a Pineapple Drop, coinciding with the 10-second countdown for bringing in the year 2020 with the whole city onlookers and all the confetti that comes with it!

While the pineapple drop is not until Midnight, of course, the party kicks off much earlier.. The festivities begin at 1 pm, there are many things to do that is fun for the whole family, such as amusement park rides, live music, food and drinks concessions, and a steller firework show at the end.. And of course the pineapple drop!

Are you off work for the next couple days and would like to bring in the new year relaxing on our beautiful Siesta Key, FL? Give our front desk a call or book online on our website and stay at Siesta Key Beachside Villas, a fantastic Siesta Key resort, which is located just steps away from Siesta Key village and also steps away from the beautiful and famous Siesta Key Beach.

Happy 2020 everyone!!

Siesta Key Beachside Villas


Siesta Key Beach Resort and Spa, located in Siesta Key Village, on Siesta Key, FL is extremely excited to announce the mural that spans the entire Northern facing wall, or 17’ 6’’ x 20’6’’ to be exact, has been completed on-time for the Grand re-opening!

The gigantic mural was commissioned by Dave and Mike, the new owners of the Siesta Key hotel and was painted by local artist Shawn McLoughlin, AKA “Siesta Shawn”

Fun merchandise such as beach bags, shower curtains, coffee mugs, etc. with this mural imprinted on them, can be purchased soon via our online shop on the Siesta Key Beach Resort and Spa’s website.

If you’re in the area on the Siesta Key Village, make sure to stop on by and check out our new mural and make sure to get a great family photo with it! Our Address is 5311 Ocean Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34242.

See you on the beach!

Our hotel property, Siesta Key Beach Resort and Spa, which is the ONLY hotel located directly within Siesta Key Village, is currently undergoing more than just a facelift. we are going all out and completely renovating the entire property!

We want our guests to have the BEST possible experience when staying with us, which is the reason we decided to completely upgrade our property in every way!

We are re doing the pool area, including adding more square feet to the pool and re adding and updating the spa. We are also inserting an accessibly lift at the pool to assist our disabled patrons in and out of the pool.

A fantastic tiki area will be added to the court yard, nothing like just relaxing at the tiki on a beautiful Sarasota day and soaking in the Siesta Key island atmosphere. The tiki will also include shaded area when you want a break from tanning time! Our beautiful mural has just been finished in the courtyard as well!

Siesta Beach Resort and Spa is also renovating all the units, ensuring all units are in tip-top shape for our grand re-opening in December.

Come stay with the ONLY Siesta Key hotel in the village and one of the best Siesta Key hotels that Sarasota has to offer, when we re-open in December!

Hip hip hooray! While Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department (PRNR) contanue to monitor and record the situation, we are super pleased to announce, that we have our beautiful beaches and ocean blue water back on Siesta Key and throughout Sarasota FL.

Now is a great time to come stay at one of our Siesta Key hotels and experience the newly rediscovered magnificence of our wonderful Siesta Key, as we are currently applying “Goodbye Red Tide Discounts” to select units.

Along with our once again pristine beaches, the Siesta Key Village is once again bustling with beach goers, shoppers, and folks looking to grab a tasty island treat at one of Siesta Key Villages many eateries.

(Side Note: All of Sarasota FL and Siesta Key Shellfish are good-to-go! Enjoy!)

So come checkout the once again pristine, Siesta Key.. and remember if your going to stay at a Siesta Key hotel, we would be happy to have you with us at Siesta Key Beach Resort and Spa, Siesta Key Beachside Villas, or Beachside Management (vacation rentals).

See you on the beach!


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