- Florida Luxury holidays
Florida forms the distinctive peninsula shape on the south-eastern corner of the roughly rectangular United States of America. It ranks third among the US states in terms of population, and top among the mainland states for length of coastline - which perhaps helps to explain why it is so popular among holidaymakers. Add a favourable climate (with the occasional thunderstorm) and you have a great destination for a luxury break in this part of the United States.
A luxury break in the Florida sunshine
A favourable climate is always a good reason to book a luxury break anywhere, but Florida's is more compelling than most, and it's no surprise that it is named the Sunshine State. Temperatures regularly exceed 30°C in the summer months, starting in May and lasting right through until September. The autumn of October and November sees temperatures in the 20s, as does the springtime from February to April, but pack waterproofs or be prepared to take cover during the afternoons, as thunderstorms are common on a daily basis, bringing heavy rain with them too - and this proves to be a further attraction for many storm enthusiasts.
The real orange county
Florida is famed for its citrus fruits, and rightly so - two thirds of the entire citrus crop of the United States is grown in Florida. This includes nearly three in four oranges, three in five tangerines, and more than half of the US grapefruit output too. Enjoy a cool, refreshing glass of freshly squeezed orange juice during your stay, as this is the official state beverage.
When should I visit Florida?
Historians might like to book their break in Florida for the Easter weekend - and in fact it is widely believed that Easter gave the state its name. In Spain, the religious festival is also known as Pascua Florida, meaning 'Flowery Easter', and this is specifically linked with the date of April 2nd, regardless of when Easter falls. Puerto Rico governor Juan Ponce de Leon found Florida during an exploratory voyage of 1512-13, and gave it the name partly because of the time of year, and perhaps also because the foliage of the area's plant life was in full bloom. An Easter break is an ideal opportunity to honour this history, as well as avoiding some of the crowds and the hottest temperatures of the main summer season.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays in Florida are all about you, and no one else. If you fancy a cocktail by the pool, your luxury holiday will make it happen, and if your heart is set on a room with a beautiful sea view, they will make sure that you get one. You will be provided with everything you need to have an incredible experience, which is why it’s a smart move to pay a little extra for a luxury package in Florida. This unique destination offers exceptional luxury delivered with typical American flair and attention to detail. While you’ll be a long way from the nearest ski slope, you will have one of the U.S.A’s most spectacular coastlines to explore, amazing theme parks and entertainment, and the warmest of Florida welcomes.