Just South of Siesta Key lies Casey Key. You won't find any chain hotels here- this is 'old Florida' at its very best. Covered in a canopy of tropical trees, the winding Gulf-front street will make for an unforgettable stay among some of Sarasota's most luxurious homes as well as sights. The twisty curves and light traffic also make for a great bike ride around this crème de la crème neighborhood.
Enjoy the serene atmosphere of this opulent Key in your own fully remodeled, designer-furnished beach house. Amenities on this tropical half-an-acre property not only include a private beach walk but also 3 luxurious bedrooms, 2 full spa-like bathrooms, a delectable fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, designer-furnished living/dining spaces, and an outdoor heated private pool complete with waterfall!
Enjoy stereo sound, flat screen TVs, and high-speed wireless Internet after a fun-filled day of boating, kayaking or canoeing, fishing, or sun-worshiping!
To view a virtual tour of Casey Key Cabana, see the link below.
Fishing: Kingfish, as they are commonly called, can pull a line off a reel so fast, they will actually make the gears smoke. These big 'smokers' can weigh 50 pounds or more. Conservation measures in recent years have increased their stock, which has led to a vibrant professional king fish tour up and down the Gulf Coast.
And where you will find king fish, you will find Spanish mackerel. 'Macks,' as they are sometimes called by local anglers, are a thrill on light tackle. These lean, mean eating machines travel in schools, and when the bite is on, it is not uncommon for an angler to catch 20 or more in a day.
And once you have exhausted your opportunities with these two near-shore species, the big decision is whether to head offshore for the deep-water sport fish - grouper and snapper - or head into the protected back country of Sarasota Bay for a little light-tackle flats fishing.
Big-Kid Fun at G.Wiz: G. WIZ: The Hands-On Science Museum may surprise you because it's just as fun for big kids as it is for the little tykes toward which it is geared.
EcoZone has creatures such as snakes, adorable turtles, fish viewable through a special reverse periscope and a creepy crew of Madagascar giant hissing cockroaches.
Admission for adults 19 and older is $9, $8 for seniors age 65 and older, $6 for children ages 3-18, and free for children younger than 3. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Beach: On Casey Key, Nokomis Beach is a diamond-quality spot inviting folks to set their picnic baskets and brightly colored coolers in the sand.