A Paradise of Recreation Along Florida’s West Coast


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Between its colorful history and enticing natural landscape, Sarasota attracts visitors from around the world. Here, white-sand beaches give way to emerald fairways and Spanish architecture. Museums and art galleries are as alluring as the turquoise waves on the horizon. And at the center of it all stands this downtown resort, where Gulf Coast landmarks, cultural performances, championship golf and pristine beaches are all just moments away.

On-Site Outlets
Fitness Center

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Wellness Center

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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Bay View Pool

Mon-Sun: 6:00 AM-12:00 AM


Towels provided


The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club Outdoor Pool


Towels provided


Children's Pool

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Spa Rituals
For Wellness and Relaxation

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sarasota harnesses the power of its lush Floridian surroundings to offer a revitalizing escape. Discover the soothing ways marine ingredients can remineralize the skin or how lavender and crystals can encourage inner tranquility. With locally sourced ingredients and innovative techniques, as well as luxurious treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools, the spa facilitates the restoration of mind and body. Enjoy a full menu of therapies at this resort spa, including facials, massages, body treatments, nail and makeup services and rituals designed especially for men.

Spring Specials

Revive & Restore Experience

Scrub away your winter blues with an invigorating lemongrass back exfoliation treatment featuring Bora Bora sands to smooth and revive the skin. A soothing application of a marine algae detoxifying gel will help to eliminate any impurities, before a fully body massage will restore your sense of calm and inner peace. Back exfoliation, detoxifying back treatment, and light to moderate pressure full body massage.

Live Probiotic Boost Facial

Experience the LaFlore® signature glow. Expertly formulated to refresh dull and dehydrated skin, delivering a boost of topical LIVE probiotics. This microbiome friendly facial helps defend your skin against pathogens, manages the ideal pH while continuously delivering vitamins, minerals and peptides your skin needs for balance.

Featured Package: Remain in the Zen

Includes signature massage (50 minutes) and custom facial (50 minutes). Enjoy complimentary valet parking and access to the spa, including Healing Waters Whirlpool, Dry Sauna and Steam Room.

Fitness Center

The Wellness Center offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular fitness equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent and upright bicycles, personal screens, Peloton™ bicycles, a complete TechnoGym strength-training circuit, mirrored free-weight area, intimate movement studio for Pilates and yoga instruction, classes, and personal training. Open 24 hours.

Fitness Center
Spa Policies

What is the cancellation policy?
If you must cancel or reschedule your Spa appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours before your appointment time to avoid being charged the full value of your service. Spa packages must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance.

What about payment for spa services?
We accept all major credit cards, or Spa services can be charged to your hotel bill or member account. Payment is accepted prior to treatments, at your request. Please present discounts, gift vouchers and gift certificates at the time services are rendered. Discounts do not apply to Spa packages, promotions, special events or holidays.

What if I am late for my appointment?
For your enhanced comfort and relaxation, we encourage you to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled treatment to allow time to relax and experience our steam, sauna and whirlpool in our inside The Healing Waters area. Arriving late will simply limit the time for your treatment, thus lessening its effectiveness and your pleasure. Your treatment will end on time so the next guest is not delayed, and the full value of your service will be charged.

Are gift certificates available from The Spa?
Absolutely. Ritz-Carlton Gift Cards are available for purchase at The Spa or here.

Who can guide me in choosing my treatments?
Spa reservations agents will be delighted to assist in planning your Spa experience, including the best sequence and combination of treatments. When making reservations, please let us know if you have high blood pressure, allergies, physical disabilities, are pregnant or have any other health concerns.

Is there a minimum age for Spa treatments?
Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Spa must be at least 18 years of age to enjoy Spa treatments, Spa facilities and amenities. Salon services are available to guests of all ages. Salon guests under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Can young guests use the fitness center?
The fitness center is complimentary to all hotel guests and Ritz-Carlton Club members ages 18 years and older and guests ages 13-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian with a signed Minors Authorization Form. Guests under the age of 13 are not eligible for fitness center access.

Can I use the Spa if I am not a hotel guest?
The Ritz-Carlton Spa welcomes non-Members and non-resort guests. Use of Spa facilities are complimentary to Spa guests receiving spa treatments of 50 minutes or longer.

Prior to Arrival

When should I arrive?
For your enhanced comfort and relaxation, we encourage you to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled treatment to allow time to relax and experience our steam, sauna and whirlpool in our Relaxation Sanctuary.

What should I wear during my treatment?
Most body treatments are enjoyed without clothing; however, please wear whatever is most comfortable for you. During all treatments, the body is fully draped except for the area being worked on. Robes and slippers are provided.

What about my jewelry and valuables?
If you are a guest of the resort, please leave valuable items in the safe in your guest room. Otherwise, lockers are available for your personal items. We request that cell phones and pagers be turned off.

Should I shave before a treatment?
Shaving is recommended but not necessary for gentlemen prior to a facial. If you choose to shave prior to your facial, be sure to do so at least two hours before your appointment time. Shaving is not recommended prior to body treatments or hair removal services.


Health Questions

What if I have special health considerations?
Prior to booking your treatments, please notify our Spa Concierge if you have high blood pressure, allergies, any other physical ailments or disabilities, or if you are pregnant. Please let us know if you have any concerns. If at any time during your services you experience discomfort, please alert your therapist immediately.

What if I am pregnant?
While there are a few services that should be avoided during pregnancy, there are many beneficial treatments that can be enjoyed. Please notify our Spa Concierge if you are pregnant when you make your appointments so that they can offer guidance.

Championship Golf
By Which All Other Vacations Are Measured

Imagine a golf course where velvet greens gently undulate around 12 shimmering lakes. Where each of the 18 holes is expertly framed to be both challenging and rewarding. Where the only thing more beautiful than the game at hand is the surrounding view. With this in your mind’s eye, you have The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Sarasota. Designed by Tom Fazio, the golf course resides 13 miles away from the resort at Lakewood Ranch. Play this par-72 course, and you will see why no golf vacation will ever be the same.

The Lion’s Den

The last 3 holes at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Members Golf Club are three of the hardest consecutive holes in Florida. The holes distances are 16th hole 231 yards par 3, 17th hole 472 yards par 4 and 18th hole 473 yards par 4. These 3 holes compare with other famous groups of holes such as The Snake Pit at Copper Head and The Bear Trap at PGA National Players that complete each hole in par or better receive a shirt from the golf shop celebrating the achievement.

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Additional Golf Information

For more information on the golf experience, tee times, transportation and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, please dial (941) 309-2900. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is an exclusive facility available only to members of The Ritz-Carlton Members Club and guests of the resort. For membership information, please contact the Membership Gallery at (941) 309-2521, toll free at (888) 363-6237.

  • Tees

  • Caddie Concierge

  • Practice Facility

  • Clubhouse

  • Par 72

  • Length: 7,414 yards

  • 18 holes

  • Rates are seasonal and subject to change

Group Golf

  • Customized golf instruction programs

  • For groups of 13 or more

  • Dedicated golf coordinator to assist

Golf Instruction at the Golf Club

  • Private Individual Lessons

  • Customized Group Clinics

  • Video analysis and voice-over instruction for each student

  • Club fitter on staff

Family Golf 

  • Kids Play & Learn Program (Complimentary rentals & lessons with paying adult)

  • Two sets of family tees

  • Kids club rentals

  • Special Programs & Camps


As a Member of The Golf Club at Sarasota you will be able to enjoy:

  • 18 Holes of Tom Fazio Signature Golf

  • Preferred tee times

  • Award-winning club house and facilities

  • The Members Grille

  • Member Locker Rooms

  • Discounts at food and beverage outlets and golf shop

  • Special Events throughout the year with celebrities, high-profile athletes and more

For membership information, please contact the Membership Gallery at (941) 309-2521, toll free at (888) 363-6237 or visit The Members Club website.

Poolside Cabana

Private Cabana Rentals

A relaxing retreat awaits. Experience the ultimate poolside luxury in one of our private cabanas, located at the main resort and The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club.

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The Sunset Celebration

Join the beachfront gathering to immerse yourself in one of Sarasota's best events: the sunset. Keep an eye peeled for the elusive "green flash" as the sky becomes a chromatic symphony.

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Fitness Center and Tennis Court

Enjoy yoga and Pilates classes, personal training and state-of-the-art equipment at the hotel's Wellness Center at The Spa. Tennis: The hotel offers one tennis court on property and two clay courts at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club as well as racket rentals.

Explore Sarasota From St. Armands Circle to Marina Jacks

Local Attractions

From its downtown location, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota enjoys convenient access to the city’s array of attractions. Spend a day browsing the shops of St. Armands Circle or observing the impressive art collections of the Ringling Museum. Or head to nearby Marina Jacks for a dinner cruise along the Gulf.

Marina Jacks

Planning Your Trip

While Sarasota’s siren song may be its white-sand beaches, visitors from around the world stay on for the wealth of cultural attractions, outdoor activities and diverse day trips. From romantic getaways to family vacations, here is what to bring with you so you are prepared to see it all.

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More Activities and Local Partners