Escape to this barrier island off the coast of Sarasota. Connected by the Ringling Bridge, Lido Key is the go to vacation destination offering up the best resorts and timeshares in the area. Ritz Carlton Beach Club and Lido Beach Club feature private tiki bars and exclusive pools. Pristine beaches, sailing and deep-sea fishing are just a few attractions that make this a key destination. St. Armand’s Circle, the distinguished center of stylish boutiques, outdoor cafés and galleries is an indulgence in this area. The most well-known dining establishment located along the busy sidewalks of St. Armands is the legendary Columbia Restaurant, known for its Latin inspired cuisine. Adventure awaits you with a visit down under to immerse in all the beautiful species that lie deep within the waters at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. This world-renowned marine research center is also home to a popular aquarium where you can experience a touch pool, high-tech interactive exhibits and working labs. Catch a close up glimpse of sea turtles, sharks and manatees as well as many more species of marine life. Lido Key is conveniently located between downtown Sarasota and Longboat Key.