Editor picks: Beachfront hotels in Treasure Island

by Alexander Castro  |  Published January 31, 2019

Treasure Island has an interesting tale behind its namesake. The town was still being developed circa 1915, and a few sly (and deceitful) property owners decided to craft a narrative that would draw in tourists. They planted fake treasure chests on the shore and publicized these dupes as authentic buried riches. Needless to say, the lie brought the town attention and, in time, its name.

With a population under 7,000 people, and a total area of about five square miles, Treasure Island is small. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in sun-soaked beauty. Its beaches border clear waters, its humid climate borders on the tropical, and there’s plenty of places to eat and shop, making Treasure Island a worthwhile destination year-round. Below we’ve listed three oceanfront hotels should you want to enjoy the area’s bounty.