Enjoy Grown up time on Siesta Key

by | Aug 20, 2011

Siesta Key in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, has been voted the number one beach in the country.  So what makes this beach so great?  Siesta Key is located on an eight-mile-long barrier island known for powdery white sands. The moment you step onto just one of the many beaches, you will be amazed.

Siesta Key has something for everyone.  Along with enjoying the beautiful white sand beaches and beautiful sunsets, you can enjoy sports both on the water as well as off the water.  Check out Siesta key Sports rentals.  At Siesta Key Sports rentals you will find a large variety of bikes including, children’s, mountain bikes, tandems, and beach cruisers.  They also have scooters and kayaks as well.  Looking for more adventure?    How about Siesta Key Parasailing, or fishing charters like CB’s fishing outfitters or Siesta Charters.

Looking for some relaxation?  Mandala Med-Spa is definitely worth checking out.  If you are looking for something different from your usual spa experience this is the place to go.  They offer Indonesian massages and facials.  They also have permanent make-up and many other wonderful treatments.

Dining on Siesta Key is a great experience.  For breakfast I recently visited Lelu’s Coffee Lounge.  I love their unique menu.  I tried the Costa Rican, which is two eggs your way with Lelu’s homemade Cuban style black beans and rice, and sweet fried plantains, served with Lelu’s fresh green salsa and coconut concoction for the plaintains. 

Another great choice is The Garden Café, known for their healthy egg white specialty omelets and scrambles.  I tried the flower child egg white omelet with Sonoma goat cheese, portabella mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh herbs and guacamole.  Another great option is the sweet potato pancakes.

For lunch or dinner you cannot go wrong with Clayton’s Siesta Grille, enjoy favorites like Mahi Mahi fish tacos.  Grilled flour tortillas with chipotle crema, cabbage, cilantro, jicama slaw, feta cheese and chile garlic sauce.  I love the Coconut shrimp with Orange horseradish marmalade, & whipped cream cheese, as well as the seared crabcakes, with tropical fruit chutney, jicama slaw, and  roasted pepper coulis.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar is another great choice.  I love their unique menu choices like, wild island  Mahi-Mahi with mango sauce or Siesta Beach extravaganza which includes, crab cake, blackened grouper, jerk shrimp and scallops served with yellow rice.

Need some Grownup time while visiting our beautiful beaches?  This is where we come in.  Elite Family Care provides reliable, safe, and caring babysitters so that you can enjoy your time with peace of mind.  Our ELITE sitters are prepared to entertain your children with books, games, and other age appropriate activities.  Our sitters are nationwide background screened, CPR and First Aid certified, experienced, and love children.  We match a sitter to your family based on the ages of your children. 

For more information on Siesta Key, call or visit the website for the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.

Debra Fortosis


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