If you are new to Sarasota or just visiting the area – Welcome from all of us at Colibri Day Spa! We just love it here! This is such a magnificent place. Sarasota residents and visitors alike absolutely fall in love with Sarasota. The pristine beaches, the sunny warm weather, the exquisite art, and culture…plus all the attractions and events. There are so many things we cherish. We thought we’d share with you some of the reasons why we love this place so much!
First and foremost, Sarasota is the home of our favorite destination – Colibri Day Spa & Beauty Shop. Opened in 2019, we have created a peaceful sanctuary of beauty and tranquility to surpass your highest expectations. Originally from Germany, we offer facials, massage, nail services and more. Our high-end packages are recognized as the finest in Sarasota. Just read our customer reviews! We love all our clients, and we know you deserve the very best.
Ahh, Beautiful Sarasota – Did you know Sarasota is celebrating its 100th Birthday this year in 2021? Yes, Sarasota was founded in 1921, and this year is extremely important to us. It’s the Sarasota Centennial! For more information about some incredibly fascinating Sarasota history and the planned Centennial Events – be sure to visit www.sarasotacountycentennial.com
Some people ask, what does the name “Sarasota” mean? Many believe the name is derived from the Spanish term “Place of Dancing”. We like this! Other folks say the Spanish settlers in the early 1700s called it “Zara Zota” which translates to “Sahara by the Blue Waters”. There’s no denying it – the immense beauty of the white crystalline beaches and enticing turquoise blue waters can be breathtaking. This truly is paradise.
Another story mentions a young woman named Sara, who was the daughter of the famous explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto. However, this legend is now considered a myth. Nevertheless, the Sara de Soto Pageant was observed and celebrated from 1916 to 1948. This annual eight-day event included extravagant downtown parades, outdoor food festivals, beauty pageants, fireworks, circus performers, elephants and more.
Today, there are so many places to see in Sarasota. Often at Colibri Day Spa, our clients ask what else is there to do around here…aside from hanging out at Siesta Beach, going for a swim in the Gulf, and enjoying a delightful sunset in the evening? Well, here are a few of the favorite places we love to visit.
Mote Marine Laboratory is a world-renowned Shark Research Laboratory. Scientists and researchers work and study sharks, sea life and coral reefs both locally and around the globe. Mote Marine Laboratory helps rescue and rehabilitate Sea Turtles and Dolphins. And the Mote Marine Aquarium is a must-see attraction for all ages. Live exhibits include giant manatees, sharks and more. Inside you will find numerous marine displays that are fascinating, educational, and informative. Closely observe elegant sea horses, dancing tropical reef fish, graceful sea turtles and iridescent jellyfish. For us at Colibri Day Spa in Sarasota, Mote Marine Laboratory has a special place in our hearts. Go to www.mote.org for more details.
St. Armands Circle
Visited by thousands each year, St. Armands Circle is a famous and classic destination. Filled with spectacular art galleries, restaurants, outdoor cafes, and boutiques – this is the ultimate outdoor place to spend the afternoon and evening just window shopping and people watching. Casual and fine dining are abundant. Delicious food and drinks are plentiful. And exciting seasonal events include Art and Seafood Festivals featuring savory fresh-grilled food and vibrant live music. To learn more visit www.starmandscircleassoc.com.
Immerse yourself in a “Living Museum of Exotic Plants” at The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Showcasing the natural wonder and beauty of plants – you will discover a giant greenhouse full of incredible blooming orchids, and over 6 acres of 20,000 outdoor living plants. This wonderful, lush garden of paradise awaits you. Be sure to bring your camera as you will wander through thousands of blooming orchids and bromeliads. Take in a deep breath, let go and let in all the ethereal beauty of exotic flora. Walk among the towering Banyan trees and enjoy the relaxing waterfalls. And remember to feed the prize-winning Japanese koi. Find out more at selby.org.
The Big Cat Habitat
For over 30 years, the Big Cat Habitat has been a refuge and sanctuary for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. With their unconditional love, the Rosaire family provides these animals unconditional love with their unique style of gentle handling, praise, and treats. Observe these exotic animals as they run and play in the pool and thrive in a happy and healthy environment. See thrilling live big cat demonstrations under the Big Top tent. Get up close and personal with White Siberian Tigers, Bengal Tigers, African Lions, Florida Panthers, and more. Learn more at bigcathabitat.org.
When visiting Sarasota, make sure you experience Colibri Day Spa & Beauty Shop. Come in and enjoy our amazing Spa Packages. There are so many to choose from. The most popular is The Total Indulgence. This includes more than 4 hours of “Pure Spa Bliss” including a Relaxation Massage, Colibri Signature Facial, Fiji Manicure, and Fiji Pedicure. We also provide you with a complimentary snack and Sangria.
Relax and enjoy your time here in our Beautiful Sarasota. Come visit us at 3590 S Tuttle Avenue. We are located just south of Siesta Key Drive. Call (941) 800-1818 to make your appointment, or schedule online with our easy-to-use website. We look forward to providing you with the happiest and most memorable spa experience.