1 . Costa D’Este Beach Resort

Vero Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (772) 562 - 9919

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Our No. 4 pick has oceanfront luxury fit for – and designed by – celebrities. Right along beautiful Vero Beach, Costa D’Este Beach Resort is the newest Personal Luxury Resort™, a chain owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Pamper yourself in this 94-room full-service resort.

As soon as you step foot into Costa D’Este, you’ll feel at peace – all your traveling stress will simply ease out of your body. The lobby is a lavish display of modern décor and furniture with mellow colors and bright accents. If any traces of tension remain, let the spa specialists give you a personalized treatment like their Royal Bamboo Relaxing Ritual. Visit the destination restaurant and bar, Oriente, for some palate-pleasing Cuban cuisine that blends Latin, Spanish and Creole traditions. Costa D’Este offers beach access, plus an infinity-edge pool with a poolside bar. All guestrooms and suites are elegantly furnished and feature luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. For the most luxurious option, stay in their Costa suite, which offers three oceanfront balconies, a gourmet kitchenette, a large marble soaking tub and more. Ask about the resort specials and packages!

Related Onsite Offerings

Costa D’Este offers a variety of outdoor activity, including kayaking, SCUBA diving and more!

Highlights

A trip to Vero Beach isn’t complete without exploring some of the area attractions, such as McKee Botanical Garden, Riverside Theater and others.

Address

3244 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

2 . Perry's Ocean Edge

Daytona Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (386) 255 - 0581

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Stay on the world’s most famous beach at one of Daytona’s original family vacation destinations: Perry’s Ocean Edge. You’ll be happy you picked this 200-room resort, home to the area's largest whirlpool, for your Central East Florida family getaway. We sure were!

Why did we fall in love with this resort? Because even though Perry’s has grown from a petite oceanside resort established in 1941 to be one of the most popular and largest resorts in Daytona Beach, it has remained modest. Not modest in a cheap-and-hardly-any-amenities type of way, but in an unpretentious sense. Perry’s means pleasure for large families and small. If you want a room overlooking the beach and a peanut-shaped outdoor pool, you've got it. If you'd rather have a view of the inside pool under the retractable glass atrium ceiling so you can keep an eye on your family, Perry’s has that too! All rooms and suites are comfortably-sized and have cooking facilities, refrigerators or a full kitchen. That’ll come in handy if you somehow aren’t tempted by the mouthwatering aromas wafting from the onsite Tiki Bill's Grill and Chill. And don’t forget – there are more than 20 golf courses within 45 minutes of Perry’s!

Highlights

Perry’s offers Kid’s Beach Suites with a main sleeping area, an extra bedroom with bunks and a TV for your little tykes.

Fun facts

Orlando’s best attractions are within an hours drive from Perry’s.

Getting there

From the Daytona Airport, turn right onto International Speedway Blvd. Go four miles and then turn right at Atlantic Ave. Perry’s will be on your left in two miles.

3 . Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village

Daytona Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (386) 254 - 8200

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At Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village hotel, 744 not only represents its total amount of rooms and suites but also the number of reasons we found to stay here when you are on you Central East Florida vacation. Listing them all would be overwhelming, to say the least. So we’ll sum it up.

First off, the location is great! Directly in the heart of Ocean Walk Village, the Hilton is literally connected to the Ocean Walk Shoppes, meaning you can make a beeline from the hotel doors to some of the best Daytona Beach boutiques and eateries in 30 seconds flat. But don’t forget about the Hilton’s seven yummy restaurants and lounges, like Doc Bale’s Grill. And the Ocean Center Convention Center is right across the street! In addition to the hotel’s fantastic locale, its amenities are also something to talk about. The sumptuous spa, tot-tailored D-Dawg’s Kidzone and expansive sundeck wrapping around two sparkling outdoor pools help you to make the most of what you came to Daytona Beach to do: Relax! Spacious ocean and pool view rooms and suites complete your Florida R and R mission.

Fun facts

Daytona Beach is home of the Florida International Festival, featuring the London Symphony Orchestra.

Highlights

The Hilton is directly across from Daytona Lagoon Waterpark and Arcade.

Getting there

Take I-95 South to the Daytona Beach Exit 261-A. Go east on International Speedway Blvd. Turn left on Atlantic Ave.(A1A). The Hilton is five blocks on the right.

4 . Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (386) 323 - 4800

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Oceanfront? Check. Swimming pools? Check. Prime Daytona Beach location? Check. We must be describing Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort, you’re probably saying – and you’re right! This towering resort is within steps of the Ocean Walk Shoppes and has a 5,000-sq.-ft. activity center – fun for the whole family!

Right before you zoom down the giant, corkscrewing waterslide into one of Ocean Walk’s three outdoor pools, take a look around. To the right you can look out over the wavy aqua waters of the Atlantic crashing against the sandy beach. And to the left, the white, balconied condo juts up toward the sky. All in all, the resort is pretty impressive. A 250-ft. lazy river. The Island Putting Green. And even a chance to make your own jewelry or compete in a Popsicle boat race. And those are only a few of the amenities and activities Ocean Walk offers! Whether you’re traveling entourage includes one or six, rest assured that this resort is can accommodate you. One-, two- and three-bedroom condos featuring beautiful ocean views from the balconies and fully-equipped kitchens offer a spacious and comfortable vacation experience. And if you’re up for exploring Daytona’s best shops, you won’t have to go far!

Highlights

Own a Daytona Beach vacation home at Wyndam Ocean Walk Resort. One-, two- and three-bedroom oceanview condos are waiting for you!

Related activities

The Daytona Beach area is home to a variety of championship golf courses, including the LPGA.

Getting there

From Orlando, take I-4 East to U.S. 92 (International Speedway Boulevard.) Exit east and stay on U.S. 92 until A1A. Take A1A North less than one mile and the Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort will be on your right.

5 . Bahama House

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 571 - 2001

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For those of you who would rather not spend the first 45 minutes of your vacation wandering the grounds of a massive all-inclusive resort searching for your overly-priced cottage and then rushing to a scheduled basket-weaving class, Daytona Beach’s Bahama House is for you!

No activity itinerary, no personal concierges badgering you – just great accommodations in a stellar location. The Bahama House features spacious and well-appointed efficiencies and rooms with striking ocean views. You will be greeted by pillows adorning the bed that look like white sails lining up to race atop the vibrantly colored bed linens. And a full kitchen means you can make grub for your family anytime you want. Or try one of the delicious nearby eateries like the Bonefish Grill or Traders Restaurant. Lounge around the outdoor pool and watch the Atlantic waves crash into the shore or pull up a chair in the Grand Bahama Room and enjoy a Long Island iced tea during the daily cocktail reception. The Bahama House serves up daily continental breakfasts and fresh baked cookies, too!

Highlights

Love golf? Let the Bahama House Golf Concierge help you book a golf package tailored to your specific requests, including tee times and more!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Bahama House offers super savings with seasonal and online vacation packages.

Fun facts

The Volusia Mall, an indoor mall, is only 15 minutes away from the Bahama House.

6 . Hawaiian Inn

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 922 - 3023

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Don’t fate a watery death by flying over the Pacific in search of a Hawaiian island experience; just head to the Hawaiian Inn, right in the heart of Daytona Beach. This little piece of paradise boasts tropical amenities, including the Ohana Luau Dinner Show, a tiki bar and stunning oceanfront property.

The 208-suite resort is a breath of fresh ocean air, especially amongst all the identical towering, white, condo-like resorts seen along Atlantic Avenue. The moment you step onto the grounds of the Hawaiian Inn, you will feel a sense of tranquility wash over you. And it’s no wonder with what the resort offers. Relax in one of your uniquely-laid out city view or oceanfront studios or suites decorated with a touch of the tropics. Stroll outside to the grass hut lounge and sip on a coconut concoction. Or laze in the oversized hammocks tucked between the resort’s palm tree clusters. Oooh, that sounds good to us! Make your experience even better with a round at the onsite 9-hole miniature golf putting green. Try shuffleboard, splash around in the Olympic-sized swimming pool or catch some Florida rays on the white sand beach.

Fun facts

The Daytona Speedway, LPGA and Museum of Art and Science are only minutes from the Hawaiian Inn.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Hawaiian Inn offers exclusive vacation deals like the Coke Zero at Daytona package.

Getting there

Take I-95 South to Exit 87 East on International Speedway Boulevard (Hwy. 92 in Daytona Beach). Then take International Speedway to A1A (Atlantic Ave.) and turn right. The Hawaiian Inn is 3.5 miles away on the left.

7 . The Resort on Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (321) 783 - 4000

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As you’ve probably noticed, Daytona Beach seems to have quite a lot of beach resorts and hotels – and that could be a problem if you want to have a peaceful and relaxing Central East Florida vacation. That’s why you should try the Resort on Cocoa Beach, Orlando’s closest beach.

Rising from the uncluttered white-sand shoreline less than ten miles from Cape Canaveral is this impressive beach resort. Offering both vacation property ownership and vacation rentals, the Resort on Cocoa Beach was made for adventure-seekers and homebodies alike. The oceanfront and oceanview two-bedroom condos come equipped with a full kitchen, washer and dryer for all the conveniences of home, yet also offer hotel-style amenities like a fitness center and even an onsite movie theater! At the Resort and Cocoa Beach, you can plan your day to your own accord or take advantage of the adult and children's daily scheduled activities. Pool volleyball tournaments, water balloon tosses and local history seminars are just a few of the wide and varied activities sure to delight you and your whole family!

Highlights

Little ones will love the Kid’s Playroom at The Resort on Cocoa Beach. It features a giant swirling slide into a ball pit.

Related Onsite Offerings

Outdoor pool, restaurant lounge, beach, tennis, basketball courts, indoor play center and tiki bar.

Fun facts

Cape Canaveral is only seven miles north of Cocoa Beach.

8 . The Shores Resort and Spa

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 934 - 7467

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Talk about luxury. Not only will you be utterly pampered the moment you walk into The Shores Resort and Spa – so will your pet! Okay, so you won’t see cats eating salmon filets off of crystal platters in the foyer but you are likely to see humans doing that in the onsite world-class Azure Restaurant.

As the only AAA Four Diamond resort among all the beach hotels in Daytona Beach, The Shores has obviously delivered in the guest satisfaction category. And we know why. Beautifully decorated in a color palette pulled from the surrounding East Coast terrain, the 212 guestrooms and suites are enhanced even more by opulent amenities like Italian marble, sinkably-soft pillow-top beds and oversized windows. And the view. Your jaw will drop (ours did!) when you lay eyes on Daytona Beach, the Atlantic and the Intercostal Waterway from the comfort of your balcony or lanai. While your lucky little cat or dog lounges on your room terrace you can meander down to Indulge at The Shores Resort and bliss out. Find your inner Zen with the Chocolate Raspberry Delight package, including a chocolate massage and peppermint pedicure and facemask. You’re going to love this place!

Related Onsite Offerings

Outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzis, sundeck, tiki bar, beach cabanas, beachside fire cauldrons and meeting facilities.

Fun facts

The Shore’s Azure Executive Chef, Lonny Huot, incorporated his 15-year career into the dishes, including local seafood and East Coast cuisines.

Getting there

From The Daytona Beach International Airport exit, turn right onto Midway Ave. Turn right onto US-92 (E/W International Speedway Blvd.) and follow it east to South Beach St. Turn right onto South Beach St. and then turn left onto East Orange Ave. (CR-4050). Turn right onto South Atlantic Ave. (FL-A1A) and head south for approximately two miles. The Shores Resort and Spa will be on the left.

9 . Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Cocoa Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (321) 799 - 0003

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The Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront is the other Cocoa Beach resort that soars above the rest. You’ll have a blast at this 296-room family resort because of its prized location on the Florida Space Coast. It’s only minutes from Port Canaveral’s cruise terminals, the John F. Kennedy Space Center, and merely 60 minutes from Orlando!

Here’s something you won’t see everyday. Picture this: strolling along the sandy beach with your flip-flops in hand while your chosen resort stands vibrantly behind you, the calm breeze in your hair and the rush of the waves as your personal soundtrack. Experience this refreshing moment and more just like it on the Florida coast. Your stay at The Hilton presents this free, simple atmosphere blended with a taste of true resort luxury. While you’re waiting for the next take-off, sprawl out on your king-size bed or finish up that work you’ve been avoiding at the spacious window work desk on the comfortable ergonomic chair. Or throw it aside and take a dip in the outdoor pool instead. And don’t forget, delicious seafood plates and a chilled bottle of your favorite vino await you at the onsite Atlantis Bar and Grill.

Highlights

The Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront is less than an hour from famous Disney attractions and Sea World.

Related activities

Cocoa Beach is known for its great surfing! Lessons for all ages are available, so don't hesitate to learn how to hang ten during your Hilton vacation!

Getting there

From Orlando, go east on the Beach Line Expressway to Port Canaveral. Beach Line becomes A1A and the hotel is located approximately one mile south of the intersection of A1A and SR 520. From Miami, take I-95 North to Exit 201. Then take 520 East to A1A in Cocoa Beach. Turn right onto A1A and proceed to the hotel on your left.

10 . Fountain Beach Resort

Daytona Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 556 - 8855

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Surround yourself in the tranquility of the sea and the excitement of the city. It’s all just out your doorstep at Fountain Beach Resort in Daytona Beach! Only two blocks from the boardwalk and main Street Pier, Fountain Beach Resort is the ideal place to experience seaside shops and dining. The waters are waiting for your screams of joy as you try parasailing or jet skiing across the waves. Take some time off on the oceanfront pool deck or take a soothing dip in the hot tub. Before heading to the Daytona International Speedway, join your friends for a round of nine hole miniature golf by the pool. Fountain Beach Resort offers guests unique accommodations on the beach. Choose a view of the ocean where you’ll enjoy waves lapping on shore and the warm, salty breeze. Or, find yourself with a city view, overlooking the flavorful streets of Daytona. No matter your view, each studio and suite includes a kitchen or kitchenette, comfortable beds, and wireless internet access. Get ready for an exciting Daytona vacation at Fountain Beach Resort!

Address

313 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Season

Join Fountain Beach Resort for a number of fun specials and celebrations including Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach Dream Cruise, Daytona Turkey Run, and much more!

Related Onsite Offerings

Looking for a meeting place? Fountain Beach Resort has meeting rooms capable of sixty people. And, if you need your event catered, Fountain Beach works with Oasis Catering for all your event needs.

11 . Coconut Palms Beach Resort

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (386) 424 - 3600

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Whether you’re seeking a quiet beach getaway or a thrilling Florida vacation, Coconut Palms Beach Resort in New Smyrna Beach is your central, beachfront escape. Coconut Palms and New Smyrna are home to unspoiled beaches where you’ll feel safe as you frolic in the salty sea. And, the quaint nature of New Smyrna boutiques and dining will leave you feeling light and romantic. If you’re feeling adventurous, Coconut Palms Beach Resort is the perfect central location for visit other area attractions. Head to Orlando and all the exciting themes and thrills, launch into the future of space at Kennedy Space Station, or catch a race at Daytona Speedway. Of course, Coconut Palms seeks to create the perfect Florida beach vacation. During your stay you’ll not only have the convenience of the beach within steps of your door, but other amenities such as a pool and whirlpool, BBQ pit, weight room, and private balconies will create a tranquil experience. Engage in an old-fashioned cookout and ice cream social or try out crafts by the pool. The staff at Coconut Palms ensures you’ll have a memorable stay.

Address

611 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Number of resorts

Coconut Palms has three locations: New Smyrna, Kissimmee/Orlando, and Key West.

Getting there

Coming from the North: Take I-95 South to State Road 44, Exit #84 and head East. (Approx. 11 miles) . Coming from the South: Take I-95 North to State Road 44, Exit #84 and head East. (Approx. 11 miles) . Coming from the West: Take I-4 to State Road 44, Exit #56 and head East. (Approx. 20 miles) . From all directions, follow State Road 44 until you near the beach. At the last traffic before the road curves to the right (at the beach), take a left at the traffic light onto 3rd Avenue (before the Walgreens). At the 4-way stop sign, take a left onto S. Atlantic Ave. The Check-In center (for all our New Smyrna Beach resorts) is approximately 1 mile on your right at Coconut Palms, 611 S. Atlantic Ave. (six-floor blue building).

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