Part of Sarasota, Siesta key is a beautiful, eight-mile long, quiet island destination for beach-seekers looking for a place to unwind. Known for its powedered-sugar sand and spectacular restaurants, it's an accessible destination for those looking for fun-in-the-sun. Less than 30 minutes from the Sarasota airport and just two-and-a-half hours from Orlando, the shallow ocean water and the softest and coolest sand imaginable, appeal to families traveling with small children and couples alike. Connected to the mainland with two bridges, Siesta key offers a wide variety of watersports, tennis and beach activiites, with plenty of golf options in nearby Sarasota.