If you’re like me, you felt like 2020 was a crazy roller coaster ride. Somehow, during a year when I spent more time at home than ever, I am exhausted and spent.
Need a break? A relaxing adventure to whittle away the stress? Enter Martin County! With more than 22 miles of uncrowded beaches and over 100,000 acres of parks and conservation land, there’s plenty of room to spread out and visit safely.
We’ve been vacationing in the Stuart, FL / Hutchinson Island area annually for years and years. We adore it! Now it’s time for YOU to explore the area like a VIP. Enter below to win this fantastic package.
This Nama’stay’ At The Beach prize package includes the following
- 2-Night Stay at Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa: (Oceanfront Two Queens $689) Blackout date may apply
- Paddle Tour of Manatee Pocket with Liquid Aloha (valued at $100 – $25 for one hour per person)
- Sunset Sail for 4 aboard Schooner Lily ($160 – 2 adults and 2 kids)
- Ranger-led tour of Jonathan Dickinson State Park ($64 – 4 people)
- Private Surf Lesson with Ohana ($160 – 4 people)
- 4 Tickets to the Elliott Museum ($56 – $14 per person)
- 4 Tickets to the House of Refuge ($32 – $8 per person)
- Group Tour of Florida Oceanographic Society ($100 for 4 person weekend tour – or general admission $36 for 2 adults and 2 kids)
Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa
Treasure Coast of Florida’s new premier resort was awarded a Reader’s Choice award from Conde Nast Traveler for being on the top 30 resorts in the state.
The Jensen Beach hotel offers 178 oceanfront accommodations with coastal-inspired decor and private balconies, along with exceptional resort amenities including a signature spa, two outdoor pools, oceanfront dining and more. You’ll also enjoy a spectacular beachfront location perfect for soaking up the sun and cooling off in the surf, while just moments from the area’s legendary fishing and golf courses.
Liquid Aloha Paddle Co. is located in Stuart, Florida. They are a family owned and operated, fully dedicated stand up paddle board & ocean lifestyle shop. Their goal at Liquid Aloha is to not only service the area with their paddle board needs but to help grow the sport of SUP. You’ll put in right behind the shop to explore Manatee Pocket!
Step out of the hubbub onto a wooden ship, and enjoy a boat charter on the serene waters that surround Martin County. Help raise sail like people did in earlier days. On the Lily, interact with the informative captain and crew as much as you like. The St Lucie River holds a host of wildlife as well; you will often see pelican, osprey, eagles, and we always search for local dolphins that live in the river all year!
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
There are multiple ways to explore this fascinating state park, depending on how much time you have to spend. Climb to the top of Hobe Mountain Tower for spectacular views of the surrounding areas, then hustle over to where the guided tour boats take off. See the water, play at the playground and watch the pontoon set sail. Finally, consider biking the trails or paddling the Lokahatchee River – keep a look out for alligators and turtles.
Ohana Surf Shop
Ohana Surf Shop specializes in Surf, Stand up Paddleboard, Skim and Boogie Board sales and rentals. They also rent beach cruiser bicycles, and have a great selection of used boards, unique local art, jewelry, homegoods, gifts and more. With surf lessons from these pros you’ll be catching a wave in no time!
The Elliott Museum offers a variety of collections, including vintage cars, baseball artifacts, artwork, Americana, rotating exhibits in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery, an art studio with classes, a theater, a tribute to local philanthropists Frances Langford and Ralph Evinrude, a Museum Store, a student art exhibit, and much more. It’s one of our favorites in the area and a Must-See attraction.
House of Refuge
Built as one of ten houses of refuge, this is the only one left AND it’s the oldest building in Martin County. It was a haven for shipwrecked travelers, and now serves as a museum showcasing historical lifesaving equipment and the Keeper’s living quarters as they were in 1904.
Take a tour inside, but also be sure to make time to watch the waves hit the boulders outside, run around in the sand, and enjoy the view.
Florida Oceanographic Society
Do not miss this little gem of a place! And make sure to take note of the times on the website so that you can experience it all!
Start with the stingray feeding program. It is weird and awesome! You’ll hold a small piece of food between your fingers, with your hand on the bottom of the tank…and the stingrays will come along and suck it up. It is unlike anything we’ve ever done before!
After that, you can see a program about the large sea turtles they have, and watch them be fed….followed by the game fish feeding. Don’t miss the short nature trail, and the children’s interactive play area.
Enter to Win Here
Martin County sounds amazing, right? And this is just a small part of a HUGE adventure opportunity. Enter below to win a chance to visit!
Thank you to Martin County for partnering with us on this sweepstakes.