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These Are The Top 5 Florida Beach Resorts To Book This Winter According To TripAdvisor

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We have all dreamed of booking a phenomenal beach resort to wind down and waste away life's stresses back home.

Those of us fortunate enough to pull the trigger on booking such a vacation often look at international waters for the ultimate beach vacay.

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There's just something intangible about booking an international trip that makes it add to the allure of a picture-perfect vacation.

The truth is we're doing ourselves a disservice by skipping beaches right here in the good ol' U.S. of A.

Winter sun is in high demand from coast to coast, but Florida is your best for a sun-soaked beach trip.

Before diving in, here is a hint – start searching flights to South Florida as this coastal region is jam-packed with the top resorts in the state.

These are the top 5 Florida beach resorts to book this winter according to TripAdvisor:

5) The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

@nenasbackpack A little tour of my room at The Westin Fort Laudedale Beach Resort. #luxuryhotels #fortlauderdalebeach #FLL #southflorida #luxury #fortlauderdale ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

Cracking the top 5 just ahead of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is the Westin property of the same name.

This Westin resort is set overlooking the scenic Atlantic, where vacationers love splurging in the less-action-packed beach city of Ft. Lauderdale…compared to Miami, anyway.

Come hungry, come thirsty, come just needing a relaxing time away from life's stresses and you have found the right place to indulge in all the resort's offerings.

Standing among the top amenities, guests are enthralled with the onsite spa – Heavenly Spa by Westin – along with the poolside bar and restaurant fully encapsulating a true resort stay.

@miss_emma_1988 ✨Spa Tour ✨Heavenly Spa @ The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach! I booked a 50 minute Swedish Massage Via Resort Pass! The Massage included a Spa Pass which allowed us to use the spa & Resort! #thingstodoinflorida #resortpass #Spaday #blackgirltiktok #blackgirltravel #fortlauderdale #westinfortlauderdalebeachresort #blackgirlluxury ♬ Waiting For Heartache – BLVKSHP

4) Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Nestled along a gorgeous private beach and conveniently located near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), “vacation mode” can be flipped on right away.

This place is a beaut, the closest to an exotic escape you'll find in the U.S. as palm trees lining the pool box you in for an incredible time in paradise.

But, should you choose to leave the resort grounds, the buzzing Las Olas Boulevard is nearby for a night out.

@ettevi_wanderlust #fortlauderdalebeach #fortlauderdaleflorida #summervibes #tiktoktravel #marriottharborbeachresort #marriottbonvoy #marriottharborbeach ♬ A tropical house that feels Summer vibes – Roa

The resort caters to guests of all ages with games and beach activities, but the grown-ups rave about the cocktails served on the beach with such comments as, “the best beach in the United States” and “I don't know who makes the drinks, but they do a fantastic job!”.

3) Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

This Kimpton hotel is newly renovated on prime real estate set in the popular South Beach neighborhood of always vibrant Miami.

This boutique beachside stay is the place to avoid the crowds of massive resorts and enjoy one of Miami's most popular areas at a slower pace without sacrificing luxury.

@brianakashay pov: you just checked into @Kimpton ♬ original sound – Bri | Lifestyle + Travel

Formerly, guests would complain of noise but the latest upgrades should alleviate those concerns. Recent reviews posted since the revamp claim the location is perfect and the poolside service and salsa lessons are just what the doctor ordered.

For those who may want to check out the resort, but not as their base, Kimpton does offer a Day Pass for the pool and world-class spa.

2) 1 Hotel South Beach

This hotel may be named ‘1' but it's really 2. Ranked ahead of Kimpton, this Miami resort is pure luxury and comes at a premium price often topping $500 nightly unless you score a deal.

This resort takes up an entire block in South Beach for the ultimate vacation in one of Florida's top cities.

Guests will have incomparable views of both the downtown skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Rooms are decked out in soothing aesthetics of wood furnishings and range from studios to 5 bedrooms to bring along the whole squad.

@wandereatrepeat Where to stay in Miami: 1 Hotel South Beach 🌊 In my experience, this is the best beachfront hotel in Miami! #miami #miamiflorida #miamihotels #miamihotel #1hotel #1hotelsouthbeach #wheretostayinmiami #luxurytravel #luxuryhotel #travelvlog #miamibeach #southbeach #hoteltiktok #miamithingstodo #fyp #miamigirlstrip ♬ Storytelling – Adriel

The resort is home to 4 different pools but hitting up the rooftop is a must as it holds the largest rooftop pool and lounge in all of South Beach.

If the rooftop isn't your jam, surely renting a cabana will be.

1) Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

Those seeking seclusion on a luxurious beach getaway should look no further than TripAdvisor's #1 beach resort in Florida.

Set along 500 feet of private beach, this exclusive resort in Harbor Beach of Ft. Lauderdale holds the guest experience at the top of their priorities through cleanliness, plentiful activities and amazing scenery.

@cuisineandtravel If you're headed out to a cruise this is my favorite Fort Lauderdale Hotel which is only 1 mile to the cruise ports, a quick 10 minutes Uber ride from the airport , and located right on the beach ! #fortlauderdale #fortlauderdalehotels #cruisetipsfortravellers #cruisetips ♬ Positive Vibes – Soundbeaver

Guests love the extra spacious rooms and overall value for such an incredible resort with prices often less than competitors.

Rave reviews abound, with particular highlights ranging from the tiki bar, delicious restaurants, mini golf, and “unbeatable” service from every department of staff.

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