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Celebrate On The Glimmering Gulf

Gather your friends and loved ones at Lido Beach Resort

Craft an unforgettable social gathering at Lido Beach Resort! Whether you’re looking to host a reunion, graduation party, holiday party, special dinner, baby shower, or engagement party, your celebration has a home here. Mark your special occasion with beach dining, team building games, sunset beach barbecues, nighttime paddle boarding, pool cabana parties, or a signature culinary experience hand crafted by our team. Our expert events pros are here to help you with every detail so you’re free to enjoy the moment with your loved ones. We can even craft a custom menu or event itinerary for your special day.

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Hold your next small group getaway at Lido Beach Resort

Our pristine beachfront location, intimate events spaces, and access to downtown Sarasota make Lido Beach Resort the perfect setting for your next family reunion, bachelorette weekend, girlfriend getaway, or milestone birthday. With the soothing waves of the Gulf of Mexico as your backdrop, your escape will be as relaxing as it is eventful. For groups who need 10 or less rooms, our exclusive Opal Events Reservation Concierge can help you customize every aspect of your trip. With this personalized service, our professional staff take care of details like booking your rooms, reserving dining, creating customized itineraries, and more.

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Inside Sarasota’s Wood Street Studio

Across the country, more and more woodworkers are jumping on the urban lumber bandwagon by breathing new life into old wood destined for the dump. But only in Sarasota will you find an abundance of rare tree species and a man, named Dale Reike, who transforms it into stunning pieces that tell a unique story about this southwestern spot on the gulf.