Welcome to Zota Beach Resort. Beautifully located on the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat's newest luxury beach resort features modern architectural touches along with stylish accommodations and distinctive dining experiences that reflect the relaxed ambiance of Florida’s West Coast.
At Zota Beach Resort, you'll enjoy relaxed beachfront luxury along with easy access to the upscale shopping, entertainment, and restaurants at St. Armands Circle. You are also invited to indulge in a variety of resort amenities ideal for family vacations and romantic weekend getaways, including our sun-drenched outdoor pool area and chic wine bar. With over 2,700 square feet of beachfront event space, Zota Beach Resort is also an ideal choice for meetings, weddings, and special events.
The Origins of Zota Beach Resort
Zota Beach Resort is inspired by the indigenous name for the area of Sarasota, Zara Zota. Historians believe that early Spanish explorers spotted the white sands on the barrier island from a distance and were reminded of the Sahara Desert. The native origin of the word Zota is blue waters, thus the area became known as Zara Zota, the Sahara by the blue waters. Over time the name evolved to become what is known today as Sarasota.