Colony Beach & Tennis Resort (closed)
Longboat Key, Florida
By Roger Cox, Editor
CLOSED. After 40 years of operation, the Colony ceased operations on August 15, 2010.
If you're looking for something similar to the programs and atmosphere the Colony offered, check out:
- Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
- The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
- Sea Pines Resort, South Carolina
If you're looking for other havens for active players, notable for their strong game matching, look at:
- La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, California
- Shadow Mountain Resort & Club, California
- TOPS'L Beach & Tennis Resort, Florida
Rates and Reservations
Rates vary seasonally and by location. In general they are highest over the year-end holidays and from February to mid-April, lowest during the summer, and somewhere in between during the rest of the year. Choices range from a one- or two-bedroom condo (which they call a suite) to a beachfront cottage or expansive "Specialty" suite.
1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228-3499
Web Link: Colony Beach & Tennis Resort (closed)
Seasons. Year-round, but busiest over Christmas week and from February to April.
Travel Instructions. The nearest airport is Sarasota Bradenton International (SRQ), which is 9 miles away and accessible on several national and commuter airlines as well as Canadian Airlines. The alternative is to fly into Tampa International, 72 miles to the north. Rental cars and shuttles are available at both airports.
General Tourist Information. Visit the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau website or contact them at 655 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236; (941) 957-1877 or (800) 522-9799, or the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website or contact them at P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206-1000; phone (941) 729-9177.