Books and Magazines
Featured in The Other End Of Siesta Key, Family Beautiful Magazine who chose Siesta Key Bungalows as “the best-kept secret on the south end of the key.” Written by Ray Collins. Spring 2015.
Featured in Source Magazine, “…Charming 1 bedroom Old Florida Style bungalows, some overlooking the tranquil blue salt waters of the lagoon…” Spring 2015.
Highlighted in Urban Surf 4 Kids Magazine - Tom Jones, the G.O.A.T?. November 2014.
Highlighted in Urban Surf 4 Kids Magazine - Tow in Skimboarding? In the article entitled Siesta Key Florida, Travel Destination. September 5, 2014.
Featured in the Siesta Key Guide Book and Fun Map. 2012.
Featured in "American Style Magazine", Sarasota, FL voted #1 arts destination among small cities according to 2012 Reader's Poll. November 2012.
Highlighted in Hunter Travel (New Jersey), "Siesta Key has developed a separate, slightly renegade personality" with "the whitest, finest, softest sand south of Florida's Panhandle". December 20, 2009.
Highlighted resort in "O" The Oprah Magazine - Travel "Sweeps" Giveaway- www.vacationfun.com. April 2009.
Highlighted in The Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples Book: Great Destinations: A Complete Guide (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's Great Destinations) Paperback. Written by Chelle Koster-Walton. December 3, 2007.
Highlighted in the article entitled Enjoy a beach or an ice rink. The Daily Star Sunday, page 38. December 2013.
Highlighted in the article entitled Go For It, Chill Out On The Beach. The Daily Star Sunday, page 38. December 2013.
Siesta Key Beach featured in The Orlando Sentinel as a "franchise-free zone with a tropical-rain-forest/coastal-village feel". June 21, 2013.
Featured on the Watford Observer-UK newspaper, “We found the bungalows an oasis of calm and loved nothing more than sitting by the lagoon at night enjoying the peace and quiet.” May 4, 2012.
Sun Newspaper says that Siesta Key Bungalows is a "peaceful tropical paradise, located a short distance from Siesta Key Beach", surrounded in "exotic palm trees, tropical flowers, and lush greenery" December 23, 2011.
The Orlando Weekly states that Siesta Key Bungalows was a personal piece of pastel paradise" with shabby chic decor to match". January 1, 2009.
Siesta Key Bungalows featured in ABC 7 Suncoast article, Tourism businesses worried about early Easter. January 15, 2008.
"Romantic Getaways" The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. February 2007.
Siesta Key Beach considered "One of the up and coming areas in the United States" according to an article in The San Francisco Chronicle. December 21, 2006.
Swim Mart & Swim City Photo Shoot. WQ Magazine. Spring 2009.
Landers Photo Shoot. WQ Magazine. Spring 2009.
Siesta Key Bungalows. A Local Tropical Oasis. WQ Magazine. Spring 2009.
Diversion Magazine. A Physician's Lifestyle Magazine. April 2009.
Related Hotel Associations
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Excellence Award from TripAdvisor.com.
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 “White Glove Award” Superior Small Lodging.
Highlighted as "A great place to stay in Siesta Key!" on The Top10 Sarasota Blog. February 2020.
Highlighted in the article entitled Siesta Key: No. 1 Beach, Champion Destination on Visit Sarasota. February 2020.
Featured on MasPosadas. February 2020.
Highlighted on 4Sarasota.com. February 2020.
Highlighted in the article entitled Quaint Beachside Hotels, Motels and Cottages in Sarasota County on Visit Sarasota. January 23, 2020.
Featured on the 941Area.com. January 2020.
Featured on VisitSarasota.com. January 2020.
Highlighted as a preferred lodging partner on IntimacyRetreats.com. December 2019.
Highlighted on the Finding Florida Podcast, Episode 20b: Finding Balance in Sarasota, Part 1. August 20, 2019.
Highlighted in the article entitled Top 11 Hotels in Siesta Key, Florida. Written by Charity De Souza. January 8, 2019.
Featured on the Florida Vacation Critic website. Written by Chelle Koster Walton. 2017.
Highlighted in the article entitled Bungalow Beach Resort & Siesta Key Bungalows Both Win Prestigious Awards for Hospitality Leadership. October 19, 2016.
Highlighted in the article entitled Bungalow Beach Resort & Siesta Key Bungalows Both Win Prestigious Awards for Hospitality Leadership. September 16, 2015.
Highlighted in the article entitled Discover Sarasota's Sun, Sea, and Circus. Written by Ruth Brindle. May 2015.
Highlighted in the article entitled Florida Bound. Written by Teresa Gibbs. Page 41. March 13, 2015.
Highlighted in the article entitled Flamour Unter Der Sonne, a German publication entitled America Journal. Page 56. January 2015.
Highlighted in the article entitled Awards for Bungalow Beach Resort & Siesta Key Bungalows. From The Top10 Sarasota Blog. January 2015.
Featured on The Travel Blog website. Written by Becky from WhirledPeas. January 2013.
Highlighted in the article entitled Siesta Key Bungalows excels with TripAdvisor travelers; receives White Glove Housekeeping Award from Florida Superior Small Lodging Association. 2013.
Highlighted in the article entitled Florida's Gulf Islands and the Best Beach in the US. Written by Ruth Brindle. May 2012.
Highlighted in the article entitled Enjoy a beach or an ice rink. From the Atlantic Journal-Constitution, AGC.com. Written by Amanda J. Miller. February 2007.
Featured as Boutique Digs on Siesta Key. Dr. Beach.
Island Fun Facts
Siesta Key Beach made the list of Top 25 Beaches in World, as curated by Tripadvisor. January 2020.
Siesta Key Beach was the top-ranked beach in Florida, as curated by TripAdvisor. January 2020.
In 2013, Siesta Key Beach won the 2013 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Beaches Award.
In 2010, Dr. Beach ranks Siesta Key Beach #1 in the USA. Deems Siesta Key Beach #1 stating "Siesta Key's nonsmoking beach boasts broad yards of quartz crystal sand that looks and feels like sparkly powdered sugar" Miles of unobstructed views and scenic paths".
In 2008, Siesta Beach in Sarasota voted one of the top three beaches in the USA by Easier Travel. Considered "a mecca for water sports enthusiasts."
In 2004, Siesta Beach was named one of America's Top 10 beaches for 2004 by the Travel Channel and Best Sand Beach.
In 2003, Siesta Beach ranked second of Florida's top 10 Beaches for 2003 by the Travel Channel.
In 2000, Siesta Beach voted Best Beach by Florida Living Magazine.
Siesta Beach is rated "one of the best beaches for walking" by National Geographic Traveler. They said, "White quartz sand perfect for castle building", and stays cool on hot days.
Siesta Key Beach has been rated one of the nation's cleanest blue waves beaches by the Clean Beaches Council.
USA Today.com reader poll ranked Siesta Beach third in its list of top 10 United States beaches.
Siesta Beach has been rated one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S., according to Scientist Dr. Beach, who rates beach cleanliness.
Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and Siesta Key Village make up the stunning island of Siesta Key. This 8-mile long slice of paradise is a crescent-shaped barrier island easily accessible by one of 2 bridges connecting it to the Mainland of Sarasota.
Point of Rocks Is Said to Hold Buried Treasure. Point of Rocks is a unique rock formation that sticks out into the gulf just south of Crescent Beach on Siesta Key. It is very distinctive and pristine with incredible snorkeling and marine wildlife. It is rumored that Point of Rocks was used as a hiding spot for pirate loot that was plundered from nearby vessels sailing through the Gulf of Mexico. One story claims that there was a hole dug in the area with bags of gold dust buried in it, and then it was covered with rocks. Perhaps the maps and rumors were intentionally created to steer eager treasure seekers astray from the real hiding spots. However, the distinct look of Point of Rocks and the pirate history of the area continues to draw intrigue and treasure hunters today.
The Quartz Sand of Siesta Key came from the Appalachians. Siesta Key is home to some of the purest white quartz sand in the world – about 99% quartz. Only the east coast of Australia can come close to the pure beauty of this crystal-white sand. The origin of the quartz came from the Southern Appalachian Mountains from which the sand was carried to Siesta Key through rivers over the course of centuries. This sand stays cool to the touch and it is ancient compared to other types of sand – some even say it’s magical but you can decide for yourself once you visit.