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Zota Beach Resort is inspired by the indigenous name for the area of Sarasota, Zara Zota. Historians believe that early Spanish explorers spotted the white sands on the barrier island from a distance and were reminded of the Sahara Desert. The native origin of the word Zota is blue waters, thus the area became known as Zara Zota, the Sahara by the blue waters. Over time the name evolved to become what is known today as Sarasota.
Longboat Key is a town in Manatee and Sarasota counties along the central west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, located on and coterminous with the barrier island of the same name. Longboat Key is south of Anna Maria Island, between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is almost equally divided between Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Please join us at Joie Retreat
January 27|28|29. 2019
Joie Retreat ~ For creative entrepreneurs craving rich & joyful living.
Erica is also excited to announce the addition of Luxury Destination Travel to assist attendees with travel related elements, concierge services and destination information. Linda Mitchell, a veteran in both the travel industry and destination wedding industry, specializes in the Destination Wedding travel details as well as individual and group travel at a level of luxury and impeccable attention to details for her clients.
During the excitement of planning her daughter’s wedding in Bermuda 17+ years ago, she entered into the destination weddings industry at it’s “infancy” stage! Working with destinations, venues and hotels, Linda helped grow this industry, while gaining immense expertise and assisting many amazing wedding couples to and through the destinations wedding experience! Linda’s expertise and luxury services provides wedding couples with assistance in one of the most crucial elements of the destination wedding, Travel! Linda relies on 26 years of travel experience working with corporate VIP’s to travelers around the globe!
Host Hotel – Zota Beach Resort ~ Longboat Key – Florida
Zota Beach Resort is Longboat Key’s newest luxury hotel. Magnificently located on the Gulf of Mexico, the resort features modern style architecture, stylish contemporary accommodations and distinctive experiences.
Relax, renew and enjoy your Joie Retreat experience at their exceptional beachfront setting with secluded ambiance, sun drenched pool area, stunning public areas and exceptional dining venues! This resort exemplifies contemporary cool in boutique style luxury!
Guest rooms are spacious, warm and inviting. Attendees may choose from Queen Pool View Room with 2 queen beds or King Resort View room with 1 King bed Read more about the rooms here.
Hotel amenities include:
Joie Retreat attendees are treated to our group rate, rooms are:
Held in room block:
$219.00 per night – Queen Pool View – 2 queens – Up to 4 guests
$219.00 per night – King Resort View – 1 king bed – Up to 2 guests
Based on availability at time of request:
$252.00 per night – King Beach Front – 1 king bed – Up to 2 guests
$338.00 per night – King Suite – Resort View – 1 King bed plus Queen Sleep Sofa
Up to 4 guests
$348.00 per night – Queen Suite – Resort View – 2 Queen beds + Queen Sleep Sofa
Up to 6 guests
$363.00 per night -Queen Suite – Pool View – 2 Queen beds + Queen Sleep Sofa
Up to 6 guests
12% sales tax & county occupancy tax is additional to room rate.
Resort fee of $39.00 per room per day has been waived for the group.
Arrive earlier or stay later than group room block dates? Attendees may extend their stay up to 3 nights pre and/or 3 night post the group block dates – January 27/28/29. Group rate or best available rate will be offered based on availability at time of request. Please include all dates on request form and book early to ensure availability
Attendee room reservations are exclusively available through Luxury Destination Travel.
Attendees may reserve their rooms by —> click here—>. completing the reservations form.
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Completed forms may be faxed to 866.550.7684 or scanned and emailed to Linda. If you wish to call in your credit card please complete entire form inclusive of all credit card details except the card number. Please call Linda at 781-662-1953 and leave card number on voicemail, if not available.
Attendee guest rooms may be booked up to Monday, December 17. 2018. After this date the room block will release, rooms requests will be based on availability at applicable rate.
Attendees are required to reserve with valid credit card, to hold room only. No deposit required. Individual guest rooms, can be canceled up to 10 days prior to arrival without penalty
Notice of individual cancellations must be received by Luxury Destination Travel 10 or more days prior to arrival date. No-show or late cancel will be subject to cancel penalty of 1 night room rate plus tax.
SRQ – Sarasota Bradenton Airport is located 13.6 miles, about 30 minutes from Zota Beach Resort. Ground transportation is easy.Uber and Lyft operate from SRQ and as well there is on Demand Taxi and luxury sedan services available as you exit baggage claims on west end of the terminal.
All major carriers have flights servicing SRQ, most with non stop service from major airports. Please email Linda to inquire on flight availability and fares. Please include your requested dates of travel as well as your airport of departure. You may book your own flights via airline websites or complete the Flights Request Form.
Travel Document Requirements
Did you know… Beginning on Jan 22, 2018 TSA has enforced the federally mandated REAL ID requirements on all domestic travel. For non compliant states that have not been granted an extension, travelers 18 and over are required to present a passport or other REAL ID compliant forms of identification before boarding a federally regulated commercial aircraft. For details by state please visit Government website
Also please be aware that TSA now scrutinizes all powders in carry on luggage with new security requirements. Powder like substances, including protein and energy powders greater than 12 OZ must be placed in separate bin at TSA scanner area. Containers may require additional screening and be subject to opening by an agent. It is suggested by airlines to place all non-essential powders during travel in your checked bags.
See you there!