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Going Green in Clearwater Beach: Sandpearl Resort

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Just what makes the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida an activecitytravel.com favorite?

For starters, the Sandpearl Resort is the first luxury property on Clearwater Beach in 25 years. Newly opened in August 2007, the Sandpearl occupies 700 feet of white sand on Florida’s Gulf Coast next to a new mile – long beach boardwalk.

Part of the “Florida Green Lodging Program”, the Sandpearl is made of eco – friendly building materials and uses green cleaning products so guests breathe easier in the 253 rooms and suites set on eight floors.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design hotels adhere to strict guidelines regarding environmental protection and sustainability. To this end, the Sandpearl Resort incorporates an aggressive recycling program and energy conservation measures using chilled water and heat recovery exhaust systems for temperature control. To fully appreciate these measures, guests are offered back of the house, LEED tours.

Guest rooms have high ceilings, and most have balconies with gulf and pool views, full gulf views or bay views. The two and three bedroom suites have two balconies and full kitchens. These accommodations rates range from $200 to $400 per night. But it’s worth it to check the website often for deals.

Dining at the Sandpearl Resort:

The three restaurants include:

  1. Caretta on the Gulf (fine dining) has indoor and outdoor gulf view seating and specializes in fresh, local and innovative seafood sushi.
  2. Tate Island Grill (casual dining) sitting pool side on the beach serves burgers and veggie dishes in a laid back, beach bar atmosphere.
  3. The Marketplace (casual) has fair trade, organic coffee and healthy sandwiches and pastries

 Special Activities and Amenities at the Sandpearl Resort:

  • · Beach front, lagoon – style, ozone pool and five private cabanas
  • · 11, 000 square foot full service thalasso (ocean) therapy spa with ocean side massage using crushed pearl paste
  • · Beach campfire and storytelling evenings
  • · Guided evening beach walk/nature tours/ astronomy nights
  • Near The Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Good to Know About The Sandpearl Resort:

  • · Avid hikers (and cyclists) can reach Caladesi Island State Park via a two-hour beach hike from the Sandpearl Resort
  • · The $ 25.00 all you can eat sushi at Caretta’s is the best dining value in Clearwater Beach
  • · Children’s theme camps/childcare available
  • · Air conditioning cuts off automatically when balconies doors are left open

Getting to the Sandpearl Resort

The Sandpearl Resort is 21 miles west of Tampa International Airport and 12 miles north west of St. Petersburg – Clearwater International Airport.

Contact the Sandpearl Resort

500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

  • Local Phone: (727) 441-2425
  • Reservations: (877) 726-3111
  • http://www.sandpearl.com

For more Florida vacation ideas see:

WWW.VISITFLORIDA.com

 

 

Montreal’s Budget Bed and Breakfasts

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Visitors to Montreal looking for budget-friendly accommodation should check out these bed and breakfasts. These establishments are centrally located and include a substantial breakfast, but often have shared washrooms. Almost all include free, reliable wireless internet.

Boulanger Bassin Bed and Breakfast

Boulanger Bassin Bed and Breakfast is a cyclist – friendly establishment a block north of the Parc Fontaine in the Plateau district. Each unit has its own bath – not common in this convenient and beautiful area of Montreal.

Host Ken is an excellent cook (baker) and a good guide to the city. His restaurant suggestions should be taken seriously.

Chez Roger Bontemps Bed and Breakfast

Chez Roger Bontemps Bed and Breakfast is a three bedroom ancestral home in the heart of Montreal’s Gay Village. Just steps from the bus station, these rooms start at $45.00 for a single in low season. Roger offers long term bed and breakfast accommodations for two – eight people. The continental breakfast is more than adequate and the shared washroom is for the exclusive use of guests.

1441, rue Wolfe

Montreal, Québec
H2L 3J5
514.598.9587

1.888.634.9090

University Bed and Breakfast

University Bed and Breakfast is a five room establishment just west of St. Laurent in the Plateau Mont Royal district. Rooms with shared bath start at 70.00 per night but the best deals is the suite s with private kitchen from $109.00. These suites resemble a small, one bedroom apartment that can accommodate up to four people.

623 Prince Arthur W.
Montreal, QC
H2X 1T9
1.866.842.6396

Bed and Breakfast Chez Nous

For a good night’s sleep in an ultra quiet, cool room reminiscent of a tomb, look no further than Bed and Breakfast Chez Nous. Although the living room is adjacent to the main floor room , the proprietor, Jacqueline listens to her television with headphones so as not to disturb the guests. The Plateau house is impeccable and a great deal starting at just $60.00 for a single. A full breakfast features organic food.

3717 Ste-Famille Street
Montreal, Québec
H2X 2L7
514.845.7711

Le Gite Bed and Breakfast

Le Gite Bed and Breakfast is another Plateau find. The home of two artists is well situated just around the corner from the “bring your own wine” restaurants along Prince Arthur Street. Prices start at $65.00 and long stay discounts are available.

3619, rue De Bullion
Montreal, Québec
H2X 3A2
514.849.4567

Bed and Breakfast Azur

Bed and Breakfast Azur consists of three sunny, colorful guest rooms starting from $75.00 for a single that includes a full, healthy breakfast served on a terrace, weather permitting. Caroline, the proprietor and registered massage therapist offers sessions for her guests.

1892 Gauthier

Montreal, Québec
H2K 1A3
514.529.6364