Opal Sands Resort, the newest property under Ocean Properties Ltd. & Affiliates, opened this week in in Clearwater Beach, setting the bar for luxury beachfront accommodations in Florida’s No. 1 Best Beach Town, as named by USA Today.
Inspired by the powdery white sands and lively atmosphere, the highly anticipated resort brings upscale accommodations with a contemporary feel to Florida’s Gulf Coast. The curvature of the property, designed by Design Duncan Miller Ullmann, gives every room a clear view of the stunning gulf sunsets. All 230 guest rooms and suites offer spectacular oceanfront views, private balconies, and modern amenities. The property’s chic décor, stylized wood accents, and subtle touches of turquoise and blue are perfectly suited for the beachfront escape. A zero-entry outdoor pool and sundeck are just a few of the many features guests will appreciate at Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Opal Sands will offer a wide range of upscale amenities and services. The zero-entry outdoor pool and sundeck are perfect for kicking back with a drink, while a state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service spa, fire pits and retail shops round out the on-property diversions.
Not to be overlooked is the destination dining that Opal Sands will bring to the beachfront. Sea-guini will offer a tropical twist on seafood-centric Italian dining. A focus on farm-fresh and fresh-off-the-boat ingredients will be infused throughout the menus at this three-meal-a-day spot with unprecedented views of the water and Gulf of Mexico sunsets. Nearby, the spacious, outdoor tiki bar, Sandbar, will serve signature cocktails, as well as dozens of classic libations, using only the freshest juices, fruits, purées and hand-picked herbs. A menu of fresh bites and flavors will complement the cocktail program, as will the sunset views.
The Gulf views also provide the perfect backdrop for special events, weddings, celebrations, and meetings, as the resort will offer 17,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space and 3,366 square feet of event lawn for elegant outdoor affairs.
Conceived from a desire to offer Clearwater visitors a refreshing blend of casual beachfront luxury and lively ambience, Opal Sands is walking distance from the entertainment and activity of the boardwalk and nearby island-style shopping, as well as an ideal launch pad for land and water activities, tours, museums, galleries and more. It’s also conveniently located between two international airports, just 25-35 minutes from Tampa International (TPA) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International (PIE).
“It’s an exciting time in the resort’s progress – getting to visualize the full potential of its architectural beauty and watching it assume its place on Clearwater Beach,” said Andy Berger, Vice President of Operations for Ocean Properties Ltd. “We’re looking forward to the completion of the interior space, along with the creation and perfection of the service, programming, and experiences that will position Opal Sands as a leader in the market.”
Visit www.opalsandsresort.com for more information.