Take one part splash, then stir in some decorative panache. Add a dash of nostalgia, a generous helping of salty sea air, a beach that goes on for as far as the eye can see, and gently fashion these ingredients into an attractive, friendly and full-featured resort. Place it at a location that’s close to all the action, yet far from noise and distraction. Sit back and enjoy! After your first five minutes at Daytona SeaBreeze, you’ll realize you’ve found the recipe for the best vacation you’ve had in years.
Daytona Beach is a unique destination. Where else in the world can you find a place that can satisfy your need for speed, your urge to soak up some sun on miles of white sand beaches, your longing to watch the waves roll in off the glistening sea, and your appetite for the freshest catch of the day? At Daytona SeaBreeze, everything you’re looking for is either on the premises or mere minutes away.
With modern furniture and décor, you’ll get that uber-cool 1970s feeling reminiscent of the family home from “The Brady Bunch” when you walk through the door. But don’t let the furnishings fool you—one look at the in-suite electronics and the state-of the-art fitness room and you’ll know you’re still in the 21st century.
Each villa can best be described with one word—sweet! Every suite faces the ocean and offers a million-dollar vista from rosy dawn to dappled dusk. Every guest has access to a private balcony or porch. For the sweetest villa on the beach, Daytona SeaBreeze offers a swanky Presidential Suite.
For parents who would like to infuse a painless pinch of education into their children’s experience, a visit to the Marine Science Center—just a 10-minute drive down to Ponce Inlet—is a wonderful option. Stop by the Turtle Terrace for a view of the hospital pools at the sea turtle ICU ward; take an up-close-and-personal peek at a shark; follow the nature trail to the bird observation tower and get a glimpse of Old Florida’s breathtaking flora and fauna; and see the wonderful work that this acclaimed institution is doing to preserve our coastal communities.
Lighthouse lovers will find a slice of heaven in Ponce Inlet, too. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998, is Florida’s tallest. If you decide to climb the 175-foot tower, don’t forget your camera! Scaling the 203 steps—from ground level to the gallery (railed balcony)—grants the climber the most spectacular view of the Halifax River, Atlantic Ocean and miles of interesting skyline.
Does just the thought of a checkered flag give you an adrenaline rush? Your thirst for speed can be quenched at the Daytona 500 Experience®, where every day is a virtual race day. Located next to the famous Daytona International Speedway and across from the mall, this interactive NASCAR® shrine/museum/track is a must-see. It has an IMAX® 3-D theater, Acceleration Alley and enough attractions and exhibits to keep your wheels spinning.
For a refreshing dip, Daytona SeaBreeze has a kiddie pool for tiny tots and a huge, heated one for the rest of us. So on those pleasant, late-autumn to early spring days, cool evenings won’t stop you from enjoying warm afternoons in the water. Any time of year, a soak in the resort hot tub can be so soothing! And with lots of lounge chairs on the deck, it’s easy to just sit back, relax and gaze at a lone shrimp boat gliding along the horizon.
With golf, parasailing, bike riding, jet boating, kayaking, bird watching and scores of other activities to choose from, deciding what to do and when to do it can get a bit perplexing. But do not fret—Daytona SeaBreeze Guest Services can save the day! Armed with Internet access and unrivaled knowledge about everything from the best local eateries to the closest car wash, you’re in good hands.
The Daytona area has many fine restaurants that feature all kinds of delicious cuisine. A legendary favorite is Aunt Catfish’s on the River. Located just across the Dunlawton Bridge in nearby Port Orange, the place is just dripping with Old Florida charm and down-home hospitality. Whether dining al fresco on the patio or inside the restaurant, the ambiance is appealing, the staff is friendly and the food is fabulous. Fish, shrimp, lobster, chicken, steak… whatever you choose, you can’t lose. Be sure to check out the Fish Camp Fixin’s Bar and the sweet cinnamon rolls.
Leisure time today is our most precious commodity. There is no better place than Daytona SeaBreeze to de-stress, unwind and rediscover the fun-loving kid that resides in all of us.