My family and I have visited the Colony every summer for the past few years and can't wait to return. This relaxing resort on Longboat Key is tennis-oriented but even non-players will find plenty to do here. If you do play tennis, there are many hard and clay courts throughout the property as well as excellent instructors. The resort is located on the Gulf of Mexico and has a beautiful, white sand beach that is well-maintained. There is also a relatively small pool located next to the beach. Two excellent restaurants are on the property, one more formal and the other an open-air, less formal one with a bar. The resort also has "kids camps" daily, a spa, and has a small gourmet market and two shops on site. Be sure to take advantage of special programs that include daily breakfasts or room credits.