Livin’ is Easy on Florida’s Luxury RV Resort Trail

If you’re heading to Florida this year in your grand Class A motorcoach, you may find this guide to luxury RV resorts helpful for camping in style throughout the Sunshine State. We’ve mapped out four trails, each from different starting points in North Florida along the four major interstates: 

The first trail is Rt. I-10 which enters the state at Pensacola and traverses Northern Florida, eventually intersecting with Rt. I-75 and then I-95.

The second trail is down I-75 from Atlanta and it splits the state down the middle before wandering west to the southern Gulf Coast communities. Then, it makes a sharp turn east (on a stretch aptly named “Alligator Alley”) to Ft. Lauderdale, where it joins I-95 for the remainder of the trek to the Keys.

The third trail is Rt. 4 which branches off from I-95 at Daytona Beach and heads southwest through Orlando to Tampa.

Finally, the fourth trail is down I-95, which hugs the east coast and connects all of the Atlantic Ocean beach communities from Jacksonville to Key West.

 

Luxury RV Resort Trail #1: Across Rt. I-10

If you’re entering Florida from the west on Rt. I-10, you may want to veer a little ways south to enjoy these luxury RV resorts on the sugar-white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.  

Santa Rosa RV Resort, Navarre Beach

Santa Rosa RV Resort, is in an area 40 minutes southeast from Pensacola that is known for natural beauty and a laid back attitude – the perfect place for an upscale waterfront RV resort in a lush tropical setting. The resort enjoys more than a quarter mile of waterfront along the Emerald Coast and offers  family –friendly amenities, including a newly heated waterfront pool with sun deck, a spacious and new covered gathering area with a fire pit and multiple seating areas, a fitness room, laundry, children’s play area, and a private white sand beach.

Coastline RV Resort, Eastpoint

Coastline RV Resort is located 90 minutes south of Rt. 10 on Highway 98, the main motor artery into the gateway to the Forgotten Coast. Guests will find a luxury experience in a rural setting, an Old Florida feel with modern amenities. Each spacious site is positioned to allow easy access, a bay view, state-of-the-art facilities, and good old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

From here, you can return to Rt. I-10 and it’s less than three hours east to the Luxury RV Resort Trail down Rt. I-75 or another hour east to the intersection of the Rt. I-95 Luxury RV Resort Trail.  Both trails meet in Ft. Lauderdale at Yacht Haven Park & Marina.

Luxury RV Resort Trail #2: Down I-75

If you’re headed down I-75 from Atlanta, you’re less than two hours from the Florida state line and the first of several fabulous resorts on the Luxury RV Trail.

Williston Crossings RV Resort, Williston

Williston Crossings RV Resort is located between Gainesville and Ocala in North Central Florida and features 135 acres of beautiful rolling hills, walking trails and lakes. The active 55+ resort has 450 spacious RV sites, each with concrete pads, pull through or back in sites, and wide paved roads. Every site is equipped with full-service amenities.

Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort, Webster

Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort is 10 minutes east of Rt. 75 and an hour west of Orlando. Guests will enjoy a luxurious and relaxing experience on 275 beautiful acres.  The resorts boasts a wealth of first class amenities including a fitness center, heated swimming pool, hot tub, outdoor covered pavilion, library, craft room, billiards lounge, and much more!

Bay Bayou RV Resort, Tampa

Located minutes from both Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Bay Bayou RV Resort offers guests a large clubhouse with exercise equipment, library, and pool table, as well as a heated pool with an adjacent tiki hut. Dog parks with hot-water bathing areas are perfect for pet parents. Nestled along the scenic Double Branch Creek, the resort also offers fishing and kayaking.

The Tides Signature RV Resort, Palmetto

Located 40 minutes south of Tampa, The Tides Signature RV Resort stretches across 95 lush acres of landscaped grounds, accented by swaying palms, a fully-stocked lake, and deluxe pier. This active 55+ community promises a low-maintenance lifestyle with world-class amenities, like a 15,000 ft. clubhouse, heated pools, multiple spas, sports courts, a library and a billiards room.

Myakka River Motorcoach Resort, Charlotte Harbor

Myakka River  Motorcoach Resort is less than an hour south of Sarasota, located halfway between Tampa and Naples and very close to several great golf courses. At the resort, you’ll find a beautiful two-story clubhouse overlooking the Myakka River with a stunning second story sunset patio. The clubhouse also features a full surround theater and 80” screen, a dance floor, a community commercial BBQ, an impressive pool with swimming lanes, tennis and pickleball courts and a whirlpool spa.

Golden Palms Luxury Motorcoach Resort, Ft. Myers

Golden Palms Luxury Motorcoach Resort is a 54-acre, gated luxury resort built around a 22-acre lake and nature preserve. Guests will enjoy a wide range of luxury amenities like a heated saltwater pool, sauna, walking trails, fitness facilities, and Wi-Fi hot spots to keep everyone connected. Nearby attractions include white sand beaches, kayaking and parasailing, deep-sea fishing, and 16 championship golf courses.

River Bend Motorcoach Resort, LaBelle

River Bend Motorcoach Resort is 30 minutes east of Ft. Myers, along the Caloosahatchee River. The combination of luxury accommodations, a variety of activities and its friendly sense of community are truly unique. The gated community has 315 large private lots, a private marina, an Olympic size pool, eight lighted pickleball courts and three large clubhouses. A full-time Activity Director keeps guests engaged with everything from arts and crafts classes to remote control speedway racing.

Pelican Lake Luxury Motorcoach Resort, Naples

Pelican Lake Luxury Motorcoach Resort is a secure, gated community covering 102 luxurious green acres of land with large, private lots surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, bright tropical flowers and towering palm trees. With both on-lake and off-lake lots, the sites encircle a 35-acre, stocked private lake featuring soaring fountains that light up the night sky. Among its many amenities are a library, business center, catering kitchen, state of the art fitness center, pickleball courts, canoeing, bicycling, a tiki hut and a stage for live performances and dances.

Everglades Isle, Everglades City

Everglades Isle is located 20 minutes south of Rt. 75 on Rt. 29 along the Barron River, offering convenient access to the deeper waters of the Gulf and making it a popular destination for boating and fishing. Guests will enjoy an 8,500-square-foot luxury clubhouse featuring an on-site movie theater, golf cart rentals, fitness room, gym, a saltwater pool with a tiki bar and poolside service, and a spa that offers  custom facials and other pampering.

Rt. I-75 takes a dramatic turn east at this point, heading 80 miles across Alligator Alley to Florida’s east coast in Fort Lauderdale, where you’ll intersect with the Rt. I-95 Luxury RV Resort Trail at Yacht Haven Park & Marina.

Luxury RV Resort Trail #3: Across Rt. I-4

While the ultimate RV campsite, Fort Wilderness, is a part of Walt Disney World, there are a number of other luxury resorts around Orlando for RVers driving from Daytona to Tampa.

 Wekiva Falls, Sorrento

Wekiva Falls RV Resort is about 30 miles southwest of Daytona and 15 miles west of Rt. 4. There, a beautiful lake and winding trails await and a variety of nearby wildlife dot the picture-perfect landscape. The park boasts many activities and first-rate amenities – from its marina and tiki bar to its large, spring-fed Lagoon.

Tropical Palms, Kissimmee

Tropical Palms is right off Rt. I-4 where one can enjoy all that central Florida has to offer, while also having convenient access to the park’s pool, cafe, shuffleboard, bocce ball, horseshoes, live entertainment, social events, and much more.

Orlando RV Resort, Clermont

Southwest of Orlando and a few miles north of Rt. I-4 is  Orlando RV Resort This 255-acre RV campground is located in the heart of Florida’s orange grove country and is the ideal place to explore natural surroundings, to play miniature golf or pickleball, or to walk from your RV camping site to a 60-acre spring-fed lake with white sandy beaches.

Sanlan RV & Golf Resort, Lakeland

With big rig friendly sites and pull-through sites on over 785 acres, Sanlan RV & Golf Resort offers guests three 9-hole golf courses and over 8 miles of shaded trails bordering scenic Banana Lake. The 500-site resort has several heated pools, four recreational halls and 18 lighted shuffleboard courts among other amenities.

Luxury RV Resort Trail #4: Down Rt. I-95

If you’re making your way to Florida on I-95 from Georgia’s beach communities, the first metropolitan area you’ll hit is Jacksonville, where you have a choice of two high end luxury RV resorts to welcome you to the state.  

Island Oaks RV Resort, Glen St. Mary 

Island Oaks RV Resort, located on Rt. I-10, 30 minutes west of Jacksonville and 30 minutes east of the intersection of Rt. I-75, has fast become the largest local RV Resort with the widest array of amenities and activities in Northeast Florida. This “cruise ship on land” lives up to its name with 121 acres of land, miles of scenic walking paths in and around its expansive waterways. You’ll experience the peaceful pleasures found at its 3-acre fishing lake, the excitement of its 2.5-acre swimming pond, and the tranquility of its rolling river and ponds running through the property.

Flamingo Lake RV Resort, Jacksonville

Flamingo Lake RV Resort, is one of the best RV campgrounds near the Florida-Georgia border. Set up camp in the beautiful northern Florida wilderness and enjoy a great selection of full hookup RV sites, with lakeview and lakefront site upgrade. It also offers beautiful rentals to fit your vacation needs while providing all the comforts of home. Enjoy its 17-acre swimming and fishing lake and sandy beaches, or enjoy dining at the Flamingo Lake Sunrise Café.

Venturing further south, the next Luxury RV Resort Trail options are near the home of the Daytona 500 and many other attractions.

Seasons in the Sun, Titusville

Seasons in the Sun is the Space Coast’s premiere motor coach resort. Located on 40 lush acres in the heart of Florida’s central east coast, the 55 + active lifestyle RV resort offers 232 spacious pads, full hookups, cable, two heated swimming pools, two spas, a 6,000 square foot clubhouse, tennis and pickleball courts, shuffleboard courts, nature trails, bocce courts, laundry, stocked ponds, trails, activities and dog walks. Its planned activities and special events range from pot lucks to astronomy nights.

Leaving Central Florida, you’ll be entering sunny and spectacular South Florida where there are four fantastic RV parks spaced within 90 minutes of each other.   

Road Runner Travel Resort, Ft. Pierce

Road Runner Travel Resort is nestled in a 38-acre, natural Florida hammock. It features 452 full hookup sites, all with the facilities and amenities like a three-hole golf course, a heated pool, tennis and basketball courts, an on-site restaurant and market, and a catch-and-release fishing pond.

Motorcoach Resort St. Lucie West, Port St. Lucie

Motorcoach Resort St. Lucie West is a 100-acre getaway with luxurious amenities in a serene environment lined with palm trees, tropical flowers, waterfalls, and colorful bushes. For golfers, there’s an 18-hole course and for everyone, there are tennis, pickleball, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts. The beautiful resort also features four heated pools and spas. Its gorgeous natural setting has everything you need for golf, outdoor activities, social events or just recharging your batteries.
Palm Beach Motorcoach Resort, Jupiter

Palm Beach Motorcoach Resort is a luxury RV park that offers a wide range of amenities: guests can swim laps in the infinity pool, relax in the hot tub, or play a pick-up game of bocce or pickleball on designated courts. A 6,200-square-foot clubhouse provides large gathering spaces, a fitness room, a billiards room, a full bar, and laundry facilities. Nearby is Riverbend Park with its miles of hiking, biking, canoe, and equestrian trails.

Yacht Haven Park & Marina, Ft. Lauderdale

Yacht Haven Park & Marina  recently invested nearly $26 million dollar in renovations to its 255 sites and amenities that now include poolside cabanas, tiki bars and firepits, game areas, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Most sites have water views and a favorite guest activity is strolling along the boardwalks and gazing at the luxury yachts docked at the marina that encircles the park. RVers can launch their own boats here or rent  boats, kayaks and paddleboards. The resort is right off of I-95 and minutes from Ft. Lauderdale’s famous beaches, restaurants and shopping venues. Yacht Haven’s unique concierge service means guest can enjoy recommendations and reservations for everything from fine dining to watching their favorite NHL ice hockey team at the nearby Panthers stadium.

Bluewater Key, Key West

At Florida’s southernmost point, Bluewater Key provides large, beautifully landscaped sites with full utility hookups, including HD cable television and high-speed Wi-Fi, as well as private tiki huts and outdoor seating areas. Bluewater Key also features a large heated pool, a clubhouse, and a dog park for your furry family members. Nearby, the waters of the Keys offer incredible opportunities for fishing, boating, scuba diving, and snorkeling.

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