— By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group
Florida is one of those states that seems to have it all. Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, culture, class, and a thriving nightlife all make the Sunshine State one of the most popular destinations for travelers across the globe. Because of all that Florida has to offer, however, it can feel overcrowded at times. If you’re looking for a Florida destination that’s away from the tourist hotspots and that feels more like a retreat to a secluded tropical island than it does a vacation destination, take a trip to Singer Island. Singer Island is a barrier island located off the Atlantic coast of Florida and boasts a mix of everything, including nature, shopping, surf, and sun. Below are seven of the best features of Singer Island.
1. The Resorts
Florida has no shortage of luxury resorts, but even so, the resorts on this barrier island are a notch above those you’ll find anywhere else in the state. Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences is one of the newest and most innovative resorts and is located in one of the island’s newest neighborhoods. When you stay at Amrit, you’re just a few steps away from white sandy beaches and the pristine waters of the Atlantic. Residents and guests alike enjoy access to the wellness spa; a spa focused exclusively on mental and physical regeneration, fine dining options, a heated pool, yoga, and world-class services.
2. The Beaches
Of course, one of the main reasons anyone chooses to live in or visit Florida is its beaches. Singer Island is lined on both sides with white sandy beaches that are ideal for relaxation and sporting alike. Whether you’re just visiting the island and staying at one of the luxury resorts or you’re fortunate enough to live there, you’re no more than a few minutes’ walk away from your favorite coastline. While at the beach, you can enjoy watersports, boat tours, or even scuba diving. In fact, with reefs and shipwrecks right off the coast, Singer Island boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.
3. The Eateries
As a community focused on the finer things in life, it’s no surprise that Singer Island’s dining scene is second-to-none. Guests and residents have access to a vast array of restaurants that offer gourmet and international cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients. Though you can expect nothing but tasty fare regardless of where you eat, the restaurant scene caters to all styles, meaning you can find an eatery that offers a more relaxed, family-friendly environment or one that delivers an ultra-classy experience.
4. The Spas
The residents and business owners on Singer Island place a strong emphasis on health and wellness. Because of this, the island has an abundance of spas at which you can escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every spas’ offerings are different, but regardless of where you book a spa day, you can guarantee that you will walk away feeling mentally refreshed and spiritually rejuvenated.
5. The Shopping
Singer Island has some of the best shopping in all of Florida, but by far, one of the best shopping districts in the community is Worth Avenue. This 100-year-old strip is characterized by historic architecture, Mediterranean design, over 250 high-end retailers, galleries, boutique stores, salons, spas, and fine-dining establishments. However, though the shopping is on par with what you would find on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the personable retailers and laidback atmosphere are what draw residents and guests in droves.
6. The Parks
Singer Island is home to lush parks that cater to nature lovers and sports enthusiasts alike. At Peanut Island Park, you’ll find beach frontage, a lagoon, a walking path, tiki huts, boat docks, and any other amenity you could possibly need to spend a day, weekend or week in the great outdoors. MacArthur Park is less of an attraction and more of a sanctuary established to preserve Singer Island’s natural ecosystems. Within the park, you’ll find nature trails, refreshments, and four natural communities: the beach, rock reef, estuary, and maritime hammock. Ocean Reef Park is more family-friendly and contains a playground, picnic areas, rock pools, and a natural dune ecosystem.
7. The Watersports
As a beachside community, there is no shortage of watersports on Singer Island. From paddleboarding to fishing to surfing to scuba diving, this island offers water activities for every interest, age group, and skill level.
Everything about Singer Island, from the resorts to the dining options to the watersports, seems to be purposefully designed to contribute to your overall mental and physical health and well-being. Don’t take our word for it though — book a stay at Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences to explore all that Singer Island has to offer.
Source: Amrit Ocean