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A Luxurious Oasis at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa: Jensen Beach, Florida

A Luxurious Oasis at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa: Jensen Beach, Florida

Located about a 90 minute drive up the coast from my home in Fort Lauderdale, the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa made for the perfect staycation! I am so lucky to live in a state where I have incredible options for beach getaways. The Treasure Coast is a beautiful stretch of sand along Florida’s east coast where you can find tranquil sand and rich history. AAA Four-Diamond Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is nestled north of Palm Beach, on this Treasure Coast, with easy access to iconic museums and attractions.

Hutchinson Resorts & Spa Hotel Entrance - Jensen Beach, Florida
Hutchinson Resorts & Spa Hotel Entrance – Jensen Beach, Florida

However, there is no reason to leave the resort once you arrive. With delicious coastal cuisine, a luxurious spa, multiple pools, and contemporary accommodation, why would anyone want to leave?!

Before even entering the hotel, I was so happy to find I could charge my Tesla car at the the hotel’s charging station. There is also an area where joggers can grab a drink of water and a wash cloth towel to cool off after a morning or night jog. Both are such nice touches!

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa - Tesla Charging Station and Jogging Station
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa – Tesla Charging Station and Jogging Station

Upon arrival, I was greeted with a living greenery wall in the impressive lobby, along with a grand glass swordfish sculpture suspended from the vaulted ceiling. I loved both features, as well as the natural, coastal tones, bold stripes, and touches of driftwood. This well thought out design fits in perfectly with the resort’s surroundings.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Lobby and Reception Area
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa-  Lobby and Reception Area
Enjoying the Seating Area Between the Towers at Hutchinson Resorts & Spa - Jensen Beach, Florida
Seating Area Between the Towers at Hutchinson Resorts & Spa – Jensen Beach, Florida

My Accommodations at Hutchinson Resort & Spa

All 178 guest rooms and suites entice visitors with relaxing vibes thanks to their crisp linens, nautical decor, and modern amenities. I was beyond happy to be staying in an Oceanfront Room with a king sized bed and stylish sleeper sofa. This was my very own luxury oasis with breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. I could enjoy these views perfectly from my large private lanai from sunrise to sunset.

Ocean Front King Room Image Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is part of the Opal Collection, a luxurious collection of hotels along the East Coast. In my modern and roomy bathroom, I loved the large overhead and tiled shower. The granite countertops provided plenty of space for my things, as well as the Opal Collection’s line of decadent NEST toiletries which smelled amazing.

Ocean Front Bathroom - Image Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Ocean Front Bathroom – Image Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

In my room, I enjoyed having the extra space to sit in the living area on the sofa, or at the long desk. It was also very convenient to have a Keurig coffee maker machine to use in the mornings.

Ocean Front King Room Amenities and Welcome Tray - Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Ocean Front King Room Amenities and Welcome Tray – Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

A special feature they have on each floor, instead of your typical ice machine, is a fully stocked pantry. Here you can find individually packaged grab-and-go ice and bottled water throughout the day. I especially enjoyed when they stocked it with fresh fruit and deliciously warmed chocolate chip cookies in the evenings. Little touches like these make Hutchinson Resort stand out!

Pool and Beach Area

In terms of lounging by the water and swimming, you have plenty of choices here! The resort is located right on Jensen Beach so guests have direct access to sand, sun, and endless beach activities. This beach is very quiet, and feels peacefully remote. I enjoyed flying my drone around to get some epic coastal shots without a busy beach crowd.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Drone Aerial
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, Jensen Beach, Florida – Drone Footage 

If you’re more of a pool person, Hutchinson Resort and Spa has two! The Reflections Pool is perfect for families, as it offers a sun-drenched pool deck complete with a hot tub and Pool Bar. Poolside pergolas are available for daily rentals and provide an outdoor living space design, complete with lounge furniture.

The Reflections Pool - Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
The Reflections Pool – Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

I also enjoyed the Dune Pool, a more secluded beachside heated pool which is centrally located in front of Drift Kitchen & Bar, overlooking the ocean.

Dune Pool - Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Dune Pool – Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Dunes Pool and Beach Area - Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Beach Area – Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

Dining and Bars

Speaking of restaurants, I enjoyed most of my meals at Drift Kitchen + Bar during my stay on Jensen Beach. This is a contemporary place to eat which features both an upscale, al fresco and indoor dining environment with ocean views! Their menu is based on the guidelines of fresh, local, and lively. It offers Italian specialities with just-plucked-from-the-sea offerings. It is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner.

Oceanfront Dining at Drift Kitchen + Bar - Image Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Oceanfront Dining at Drift Kitchen + Bar – Image Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

For our first night at the restaurant, we indulged in a delicious steak dinner which was cooked to perfection with a side of asparagus. Our meal was so good that we did not hesitate in coming back the next day for lunch where I ordered their flavorful and fresh fish tacos.

Drift Restaurant Bar Area and Meals
Drift Restaurant + Bar Area and Meals

Breakfast is also served in the morning, buffet style, giving guests so many amazing choices to pick from. You can also order items off of the menu, giving you the best of both worlds!

Drift Restaurant Breakfast Buffet - Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Drift Restaurant + Bar Breakfast Buffet – Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

The Spa at Hutchinson Shores Resort 

If dining and lounging by the beach isn’t relaxing enough, Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa also provides guests with an all-encompassing wellness experience with their full fitness studio and Opal Spa.  I chose a 50 minute Swedish Massage with one of their expert masseuse, and I left feeling beyond relaxed and rejuvenated, as you should while on vacation! The space is light and bright with lovely touches such as tasty macaroons in the relaxation room.

Spa Reception Area – Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Relaxation Room and Locker Area - Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Relaxation Room and Locker Area – Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

There’s no shortage of adventurous activities at Jensen Beach! You can choose from golf, cycling, scuba diving, surfing and kayaking. Hutchinson Shores Resort has a well-rounded weekly activities program that is so interactive and inspiring for guests who are looking to create fun memories. From sandcastle building contests to sunrise yoga, there is truly something for everyone. I highly recommend visiting between May and October if you want to see the precious sea turtles. Many are endangered and make their way to over 35 miles of the sprawling Atlantic Coast to lay their eggs for nesting season.

Sand Sculpture at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Sand Sculpture at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

Sadly, artificial lighting near shorelines attracts hatchlings, causing them to become disoriented and go in the opposite direction of the ocean. However, at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, they feel a responsibility to protect these beloved marine creatures. Their lighting was specifically designed to be turtle-friendly, meaning that no white light is visible from the beach.

I highly recommend staying at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa if you’re looking for a relaxing beach getaway! Luckily, I don’t live too far away so I will most certainly be visiting again.

Disclamer:  I was a guest of the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, and all the opinions here are my own.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

24 Comments

  1. You are so lucky to live near so many beach destinations, Carmen! Boy, Hutchinson Shores looks like a lovely place to staycation. I could definitely picture myself staying at this luxurious hotel. First of all, I love the nautical decor in the guest room. And, what a beautiful bathroom too! Between the dining and pool, I don’t think I’d ever want to leave.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Thank you for reading, Erin! It was VERY hard to leave, trust me 😉

  2. Karie
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    This resort looks like a perfect place to relax. The room looks spacious and that view of the Atlantic Ocean is stunning. All that food looks delicious too! It’s nice to know they have special lighting that is turtle friendly. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, I was so pleased to hear about the special lighting!

  3. What a great review. We are already talking about visiting Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa. It’s so close to home in Orlando but gives us access to St Lucie and Jupiter scuba diving and snorkeling on Bathtub Reef. We were planning to go diving in Jupiter in five weeks and this would make the perfect home base for the trip. What a great find and the spa looks heavenly.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      I hope you end up going and having a fabulous time! You will love Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa 🙂

  4. What a relaxing and charming spot for a getaway! That room looks absolutely plush and perfect, and I love the little touches life the jogging station, the fresh cookies and the macaroons at the spa. My favourite part, however, has to be the lighting system adapted for the sea turtles. I love to see large hotel chains making small adjustments for the surrounding environment, I hope we keep seeing more places keep these options in mind.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, I absolutely loved the little touches too!

  5. A beach, warm chocolate chip cookies and a spa with macarons!! Sign me up – – these are my favourite things. I really like the nautical blues of that room with the lovely view of the blue ocean. I would especially like to visit during turtle hatching season as you recommend.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I know, they are my favorite things too 😉

  6. I can’t imagine why you would ever travel when you can have staycations in locations as beautiful as this one! The view from your oceanfront suite was amazing! I would love to see a sand castle competition 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, we are so lucky here in Florida!

  7. This hotel sounds amazing and very peaceful compared to many of the busy beaches in Florida. I love the view from your room, and could easily chill there for a long stretch. I’m also impressed they use special lighting to not confuse turtle hatchlings! Yeah!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, it was such a peaceful location. I was in heaven!

  8. This looks like the most amazing place to spend some time! I thought the hotel room picture had the sea photoshopped in as it just didn’t look real. I love these places that don’t feel real though and are so beautiful! Thank you for such a great place and I love their little touches like the macaroons and relaxation rooms!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Ha, no! It really is right on the sea so the views are incredible 🙂

  9. Yukti
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    Hutchinson Shores Resort in Florida really looks a nice place for the peaceful staycation with all luxury. I loved your room as it has such a lovely view. Good, they have a Tesla charging point.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, I was so pleasantly surprised by the Tesla charging point!

  10. What a lovely place!! The decor is so calming. I’ve never heard of a hotel providing a fully stocked pantry for guests, that’s amazing!! And I love the idea of turtle-friendly lighting. Sounds like a great place to stay!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, it’s such a great place to stay!

  11. Hutchinson Shores resort not only looks beautiful but sounds very luxurious. Loving that ocean front room, I can easily see myself waking up to that and getting inspiration to write. I have been wanting to go back to Florida with my husband and I am definitely keen to check this place out
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    • Carmen Edelson

      I hope you do, Mel! You and your husband will love it 🙂

  12. Looks like Hutchinson has a bit of everything. The jogger station is such a nice touch! :]
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, it offers so much to guests! I loved it.

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