Capt. Hirams Resort
1580 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian
About the resort: For those seeking a laid-back, entertaining getaway to soothe the soul, this sprawling old-school property along the Indian River is sure to raise your spirits—and send you home anxious for a return visit. This is fun-loving Florida at its best, a 3-acre spread with four bars, two restaurants, a marina with 60 boat slips and a slew of watersports (kayaks, paddleboards, beach cruisers). Accommodations range from mini suites and bunk rooms to deluxe suites and superior rooms (with a panoramic view of the river). On the restaurant front, Blackfins Riverfront Grill features fresh catches and locally sourced plates (don’t miss the dirty oysters, served with caviar). One of the main attractions at Capt. Hirams is the Sandbar, an outdoor, tiki-style space surrounded by coconut palms that features not one but two live music stages; it’s the perfect place to sip cold brew or tropical cocktails and truly leave your worries behind. In addition to everything else it has to offer, the resort runs eco-tours on the River King, a 45-foot pontoon boat that takes guests into the shallows of the Sebastian River and Indian River lagoon. Also, there are at least a half-dozen fishing captains available for charter trips.
Isn’t that special: Capt. Hirams’ offers plenty of specials and packages, including a 25% discount on any room throughout the year for Florida residents; a Friends Vacay that comes with a bottle of Champagne, as well as 25% off your room rate; and a Fun in the Sun package (through Sept. 30) that features complimentary kayak, bike or paddleboard rental and a $25 resort gift card. Visit hirams.com/Sebastian-hotel-packages for more details. … Within a mile of the resorts, guests will find two breweries and more seafood restaurants.
Contact: 772.388.8588; hirams.com