Gulf Coast

There is so much to explore when visiting the Gulf Coast including waterparks, wildlife parks and museums. If you’re a culture and art lover, Gulf Coast is the perfect Florida holiday destination for you. Some of the world’s finest beaches can be found here including St. Petersburg and Clearwater as well as some fantastic opportunities to explore what the Gulf Coast has to offer. There are an array of attractions and activities to make the most of including wildlife refuges, art museums, water sports, horse riding, golf and shopping facilities.

Neighbourhoods within the Gulf Coast are a playground for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. The charming beach communities and ideal weather provides a Caribbean-like climate with stunning sunsets and a blissful holiday setting. Each area of the Gulf Coast offers its own cultural identity which is reflected in the diverse range of hotel and resort choices that are on offer with Florida Masters. Combining fantastic Gulf Coast holiday deals with expert inside knowledge, we bring the best holiday packages to suit you and get the most out of your time in this area of Florida.



Clearwater is an area of the Gulf Coast which is famous for its stunning beaches and the arts. It is a year-round destination offering an endless supply of entertainment and activities surrounding a picturesque sandy beach environment. It is situated on the West Coast of Florida and offers rich heritage and history of the area as well as fine dining options for a range of budgets. The Clearwater area is well known for its Marine Aquarium and the Champion Philadelphia Phillies playing at Bright House Field. It is renowned for its special events at different times of the year on the beach and fantastic hospitality.

Some of our top Clearwater hotels include:

  • Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel
  • Marriott Suites Sand Key
  • Quality Hotel On The Beach
  • Sandpearl Resort
Destination Clearwater

Naples and Marco Island

One of the most beautiful areas within the Ten Thousand Islands of Florida include Naples and Marco Island. With a number of cultural and historical sites to discover and world-class shopping malls, there is so much to do across the Naples and the neighbouring Marco Island. It is an ideal destination for nature lovers as the beautiful scenery, sandy stretches of beach and crystal clear waters make it perfect for dolphin spotting and exploring. It has become known as the ‘finest town in Florida’ with such a wide range of things to do including an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping malls and glorious beaches.

Some of our favourite hotels in Naples and Marco Island include:

  • Bellasera Hotel
  • Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa
  • Hilton Naples Hotel
  • Naples Beach Hotel
Destination Naples & Marco Island


Sarasota is a world-famous destination for lovers of culture and the arts with a number of cultural institutes including the Ringling Museum of Art which showcases both modern art and old masters. It is another destination of natural beauty with stunning stretches of beach as well as a variety of city activities to enjoy. It is within easy travelling distance from the wetlands of Everglades National Park as well as home to some of the best rated hotels in Florida. Sarasota has a unique atmosphere as you can relax and soak up the rays on the beautiful beaches or immerse yourself in the city life and visit an array of attractions that the area has to offer.

The best hotels in the Sarasota area include:

  • Hilton Longboat Key
  • Ritz Carlton Sarasota
  • Helmsley Sandcastle
Destination Sarasota

St Pete’s

The area of St Petersburg along the Gulf Coast offers fantastic value for money for sun-seeking holiday makers. With around 360 days of sunshine per year, it is the perfect destination to enjoy the white sandy beaches with glorious weather and delightful breezes. The Sunshine City has an large variety of top hotels as well as cheaper hotels for those on a budget which have all the facilities you’d imagine and more. The area is perfect for exploring the Gulf Coast with the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum and top class restaurants. If you’re wanting a picturesque beach drive and heaps of culture including markets offering the freshest artisanal foods, St Pete’s is an ideal destination.

Top St Petersburg hotels include:

  • Don Cesar Beach Resort
  • Tradewinds Island Grand
  • Sirata Beach Resort
  • Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Resort
Destination St Petes

Main Gulf Coast Attractions

  • Waterville USA

  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

  • Gulf State Park

  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

  • Mote Marine Laboratory

  • J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge

  • Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

  • Fort Morgan

  • Naples Zoo

  • Padre Island

Getting Around Gulf Coast

Florida has three main airport gateways for international visitors including Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Tampa International Airport is the closest to the Gulf Coast area but there are also smaller airports including St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Southwest Airport and Naples Airport. There are easy transport links within the Gulf Coast area including taxi cabs, black car luxury Sedans and shuttle bus services to suit every budget. There are also hire cars available from all major airports for you to fully experience what Gulf Coast has to offer.