I recently had the opportunity to stay the newest hotel on Hutchinson Island, located in the part of Florida known as the Treasure Coast in Martin County. This resort and spa is great for a weekend getaway with your girlfriends or your spouse or even as a family vacation…which makes it a well rounded hotel meeting the needs of everyone.
The Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is part of the Opal Collection, one of my favorite hotel chains in Florida. The first new beach resort to be built on Hutchinson Island in 20 years, Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa opened in 2017. This relaxing beachfront hotel features two oceanfront dining spots, two swimming pools, a spa and beautiful coastal inspired guest rooms.

There are two pools on property -one is small with a handful of lounge chairs, a cozy poolside bar, and a beachfront view. The other pool is much larger and was my favorite hangout spot because of the ample lounge seating, a hot tub, towel service and the poolside bar service that delivered the perfect fruit cocktail as needed! The beach at Hutchinson Shores Resort is also fantastic – it is the perfect spot to enjoy a slice of the ocean with few people around. 

The dining options at Hutchinson Shores Resort, are all serviced from one main restaurant, called Drift, but the food is available through room service, poolside at the outdoor patio or in the dining room. I enjoyed all my meals but dinner was one definitely worth writing about! 

The restaurant allows you to go fancy or casual. So for a fun girls getaway, dressing up for dinner at Drift is perfect. The wine list is fabulous and extensive. I started with the roasted garlic hummus which came with a delicious olive-caper tapenade and crunchy sesame crackers. Then I selected the broken caesar salad and for my main entree I ordered the Blue Crab Crusted Grouper dish. All  were superb.


In Martin County, you can find every kind of activity to meet the interest of any family member. If you love to shop there are high-end stores, locally sourced food spots and small business boutiques! If you are the creative type check out the art galleries and one of a kind museums. If you love the outdoors you will want to enjoy the beautiful beaches on Hutchinson Island and world-class fishing. Read all about my kids favorite attraction, the Florida Oceanographic Costal Center on Jensen beach –>HERE<–
This is the perfect getaway from Fort Lauderdale. Only a 90 minute drive North and you will arrive in a low key, relaxing piece for Florida’s Treasure Coast.  I highly recommend you CHECK IT OUT!