Erehwon Retreat: leaving winter behind
Winter can be exhausting for everyone – whether you’ve had to shovel snow or just cope with the unrelenting low-level misery of gray skies, gray sidewalks and grouchy colleagues. Florida in spring offers a fantastic opportunity to recharge your batteries, reinvigorate your body and boost your Vitamin D. That’s why I like to give guests the chance to experience Florida at its best. Traditionally I’ve run a Pi day sale on 3.14 but this year I’ve listened to comments from our mailing list and have decided to make it a whole week’s opportunity to get a wonderful holiday at an unmatchable price.
Eat, beach, sleep repeat … at a bargain price
So, from March 11-17 I’m offering 15% off any week’s stay booked for the period 6 April to 15 June with No Service Fees EVER. This off-season special offer gives you the perfect chance to explore Florida in its spring glory. This season has to be one of the most spectacular in wildlife terms: sea turtles begin nesting, baby brown bunting and white ibis can be seen in their nests and, by mid-June summer tourism is in full swing. To see how Central Florida changes, just follow the Erehwon Retreat Instagram feed, where I share day by day pictures from the retreat and my own adventures from testing new restaurants to trying a new hike, art exhibit or bird watching at peak migration.
It’s a popular getaway time, so if you really want peace and quiet for your beach hours, I recommend visiting Anna Maria Island in the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Desoto and Honeymoon Island, which are a comfortable half hour drive away once the baseball spring training ends.
For those who are happy to mess it up on holiday, Fort Myers and Panama City Beaches are generally invaded by college students on spring break – expect loud, boozy, happy parties and lots of young people behaving the way kids tend to do in every spring break movie you ever saw!
Spring break in Florida – the Erehwon Retreat perspective
There’s a whole range of activities on offer in Tampa, from birdwatching through to visiting Big Cat Rescue. You can try fishing off the pier, a classic Florida hobby, hunting for shells, which can be found on our beaches in abundance as well as kayaking and paddle-boarding.
For those who prefer dry land, there’s the Tampa Riverwalk which offers a range of experiences from excellent eateries in cute little stalls to floodlit bridges in all colors during the evening. And if you love fine dining, Tampa and St Petersburg both offer a fantastic array of new foodie experiences to delight any palate.
So from wildlife to watersports, from fine dining to Florida sunshine, this period of the year gives visitors what they really need – the chance to eat, beach, sleep and repeat, at a price that is as delicious as our local cuisine. If you’re ready to recharge your batteries, get in touch today – remember, when you book direct there are no service fees so your spring break bargain is doubly beneficial.