The Urbane Urbanite Checks In: The Sandpearl Resort

My Room With A View Photo: S. James

It’s late October, but you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone with the fall blues here in Clearwater Beach, Florida – including me.

As I type this, I’m sprawled out on the balcony of my oceanfront suite at the Sandpearl, a world class resort and spa facility that calls The Gulf of Mexico its backyard. And I’m not the only one taking in this beautiful day.

There are folks sunbathing on the sundeck near the lagoon swimming pool. The kiddies are playing in the sand. And others are getting their toes wet, walking along the shore.

Photo: S. James

I’m here on assignment reviewing the Sandpearl for one of the lifestyle publications I write for. Slave labor, I know. But someone’s gotta do it, right? 

I haven’t been here 24 hours and I’ve already:

Nibbled on shrimp, lobster and chocolate covered strawberries during a private food, wine and dessert tasting in Sandpearl’s private standalone beachfront guest suite.

Roasted marshmallows and made homemade s’mores on a private fire pit on the beach.

Photo: S. James

Rode a Huffy to Clearwater Marine Aquarium where I got to interact with a dolphin and see Winter, the star of the film Dolphin Tale.

Photo: S. James

Had a food demonstration and wine tasting with the executive chef of the resort.

Photo: S. James

…and the weekend is still young!

If you would like more information on Sandpearl check out their website here.

As for me…I’m off to go walk the beach and work up an appetite for tonight: dinner, drinks and stargazing with an expert astronomer.