Nestled onto the coastal shores of the Atlantic Ocean on a beautiful barrier island, Orchid Island is a sanctuary for its Members. It’s a gentle place, where moments are celebrated for the pleasures derived from nature’s beauty.
The Treasure Coast is cherished throughout Florida for its sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle. Here, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s Members enjoy nearly a mile of pristine beachfront. These grounds are a nesting site for loggerhead sea turtles and offer residents a peaceful, natural respite. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are also common to see off the coast, while the endangered whales sometimes skim the coast in January and February.
The West Indies-inspired Beach Club is the heart of the community, serving as a social hub for friends and families and the perfect spot to observe the area’s natural beauty. Numerous gathering spots nurture the spirit of neighbors becoming friends, including a tropical seaside pool, a pool bar, and private poolside cabanas. Multi-purpose rooms are also home to the numerous special interest clubs, including clubs for the arts, cards, Mah Jongg, gardening, sporting, and more.
As one of Florida’s few barrier island courses, residents at Orchid Island enjoy a championship golf course surrounded by a unique natural landscape and warm ocean breezes. This par-72 Arnold Palmer-designed course provides a memorable experience for members of every skill level, with numerous weekly events, tournaments, and lessons coordinated by the full-time teaching professionals. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, every turn welcomes another view of the peaceful natural surroundings of one of Florida’s most diverse landscapes. From white pelicans and roseate spoonbills flying overhead to otters and bottlenose dolphins playing in the lagoon, daily sightings of migratory birds and wildlife capture any golfer’s attention.
Health and wellness are a way of life at Orchid Island. Thanks to the area’s stunning natural habitats, outdoor enthusiasts will find it easy to get outdoors and be active. Members enjoy the Club’s private kayak launch while exploring the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse waterway in North America. Manatees, pelicans, tricolored heron, snowy egrets, and more all congregate throughout the mangroves and provide a beautiful sightseeing adventure. On land, take a leisurely stroll or bike ride through the Historic Jungle Trail. Crossing the entire Orchid Island neighborhood, this eight-mile sandy road along the breathtaking shoreline of the Indian River provides a beautiful backdrop for palm tree hammocks and coastal wetlands. The trail’s end also leads to Pelican Island Sanctuary, the first wildlife refuge in the U.S. National Park Registry.
Within Orchid Island, numerous health-focused amenities ensure ease and convenience. With more than 35 group classes offered weekly as well as on-site personal training and physical therapy, the Fitness Center keeps residents fit and motivated to reach their goals. Eight Har-Tru tennis courts and two new pickleball courts provide a variety of friendly competition for all skill levels, including round robins, clinics, weekly drills, and tournaments. After a long day on the links or a tough match on the courts, the luxurious spa will ensure members look and feel their best.
Carefully balancing daily specials with club favorites, Executive Chef Chris Sozio and his staff create a friendly atmosphere and a delicious farm-to-table dining experience that delights every palate. The Pool Grille and the Turtle Bar offer an easygoing setting where family and friends can bond over casual fare and cocktails while spotting dolphins swimming along the coastline. The Beach Club is home to more gourmet options, hosting numerous wine events and special dinners that create a welcoming atmosphere for all.
Finally, Golf Club offers a comfortable and casual fare in a variety of atmospheres. Residents can dine in the main dining room, the fireplace room, at the bar, outside on the extended patio, or around the fire pits overlooking a beautifully lit lake with grand views of the fairways.
With a full calendar of events and amenities to enjoy, residents at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club cherish the opportunity to celebrate the good life within this nature lover’s haven. This charming seaside community, however, is filled with even more to discover outside the gates. Downtown Vero Beach and Ocean Drive are full of arts and culture, casual and fine dining, and boutique shops waiting for residents to explore.
For those interested in learning more about this one-of-a-kind private club community, request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine. This intriguing publication tells the story of the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents. If you’re in the area, schedule a visit to the Orchid Island Realty office for a community and club tour. Call 772.388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.