Number One Beach in USA is Home to Two Global Connections Resorts

OVERLAND PARK, KS – November 1, 2018 – Clearwater Beach (Florida) has been named the Best Beach in the United States by TripAdvisor. According to the popular travel site, the best time to go is “year-round,” saying, “The sugar fine white sand is a trademark of this fabulous beach. Perfect for a day in the sun. You might even spot a dolphin or two playing on the horizon.”

Mild weather blesses this beachside paradise all year long, with average winter highs in the mid-70s and summer temperatures that are beach-perfect in the low to mid-90s. Clearwater averages 361 days of sunshine every year.

With 99 Hotels, nine B&Bs and Inns, as well as 598 Vacation Rentals, Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) , the highly-regarded travel club fulfillment and service provider, is understandably proud that its 5-Star rated managed property, Bamboo Beach Club, is currently ranked Trip Advisor’s #1 B&B/Small Inn in Clearwater Beach, FL. Located within walking distance of the spectacular beach, this is the fourth year in a row that Bamboo Beach Club has been so honored.

With views of Caladesi and Honeymoon Islands, Beso Del Sol Resort (“Kiss of the Sun”), another resort owned and managed by GCI, is regarded by many to be the best boutique resort in the Tampa Bay area. Located on the waterfront near Clearwater Beach on the Gulf Coast overlooking St. Joseph Sound, the charm and hospitality of “Old Florida” makes this destination a year-round paradise.

Dave Dawson, GCI’s Vice President Resort Acquisitions & Development, also captains the Caladesi Connection ferry boat from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi Island (which is joined by land to Clearwater Beach), shuttling over 100,000 visitors per year. He says “We are grateful the area sustained little to no damage from Hurricane Michael and is as beautiful as ever. We are more than ready to welcome our snowbirds, holiday visitors and Toronto Blue Jays/Philadelphia Phillies spring training fans.”

Tom Lyons, President and CEO of GCI adds, “We are extremely proud of our GCI resorts and also our ability to provide resort accommodations in some of the most popular destinations. With two of our top ranked properties close to Clearwater Beach, our Global Discovery Vacation members and other visitors have the best of the best from which to choose.”

About Global Connections, Inc.

Global Connections, Inc. is based in Overland Park, KS, opening in 1996 as a travel club fulfillment and service provider.  Considered a leader in the travel club industry, GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery Vacations club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation options at more than 700 North American resorts.  GCI is the developer and owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee and Colorado as well as owning and leasing numerous resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. For more information about GCI visit

About Global Discovery Vacations

Global Discovery Vacations is a respected membership based travel club offering its members access to condominium accommodations, cruise and tour vacations, a full-service travel agency, a concierge program, and other leisure benefits. For more information about Global Discovery Vacations visit

About Bamboo Beach Club

Whether you’re here for a romantic getaway, family trip or large group reunion, come to experience the beach life with relaxation on the top of your to-do list. Host your next family reunion or wedding/reception with Bamboo Beach Club! Chapel By the Sea and Clearwater Recreational Center surround us, and our two-story recently renovated condo-tel features cozy units that include a kitchenette or kitchen. Our 3-bedroom Coastal House is a dream for families. Lounge by the pool or enjoy a picnic in our ample green space area. Free Wi-Fi will keep you connected while the on-site outdoor shower and laundry provides convenient ways to keep clean.

About Beso Del Sol Resort

A beautiful waterfront resort overlooking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island on Florida's gulf coast, offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites designed with comfort and convenience in mind. To book a corporate event, wedding, cocktail party, fundraiser at Beso Del Sol’s The Venue, please contact Pam Dawson at

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.

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