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See How Orchid Island Members Celebrated a Joyous Holiday Season

Posted on: January 26, 2022
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Ask any resident Member about life at Orchid Island, and they will start with a smile. Here, a wide array of planned activities quickly become wonderful memories, and the 2021 holiday season was one of the community’s best. Nestled between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a private coastal sanctuary where family and friends celebrate together. Whether it’s a special occasion or just daily life, a robust event calendar makes every generation feel at home amongst friends from the moment they arrive.

Dockside Dancing

The Orchid Island Yacht Club kicked off the holiday season in high seas style with their annual Christmas Cocktail Party. The private event overlooked the Indian River, complete with twinkling lights, glowing candles, and holiday décor. The holiday spirit was evident in the specialty cocktails and an extraordinary catering menu. Members enjoyed reconnecting with old friends, creating new bonds, and dancing the night away.

The Joy of Giving Back

Orchid Island Members have passionate involvement in the surrounding community and love to spread that holiday cheer to the surrounding area. Once again this year, Members provided scores of Christmas gifts to the Operation Hope Toy Drive, all of which were donated to the children of Fellsmere. After bringing their gifts to the Beach Club, residents broke bread together while enjoying Chef Chris Sozio’s popular steakhouse dinner.

operation hope toy drive orchid island

Junior Golf and Tennis Clinics

With so many families and friends gathering at Orchid Island for the holidays, the Club staff puts together fun activities to enjoy during their winter break. The Club hosted weekday golf and tennis clinics open to all children of all ages. These fun-filled clinics focused on introducing them to new sports or improving their individual skills.

Junior Golf and Tennis Clinics at orchid island

Awaiting Santa’s Arrival

As anticipation grew for the arrival of the man in the red suit, many families gathered for a traditional holiday dinner. Happy to be spending time together again, Christmas Eve dinners were hosted at both the Beach Club and Golf Club. Delicious holiday menus were served with all the favorite holiday flavors and decadent desserts, creating a recipe for cherished memories for everyone in attendance.

Christmas Eve at the orchid island Club

Poolside Pizza and S’mores

No one was dreaming of a white Christmas on Florida’s Treasure Coast but toasting marshmallows over the fire was a different story. Orchid Island also hosted numerous family fun events including the popular poolside pizza and s’mores party. Holiday trivia and burgers and bingo also attracted a great turnout.

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The Holiday Spirit Doesn’t End

Members at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club appreciate the special nature of life within the community. Although the holidays are a great time to gather, throughout the year they often return to enjoy even more time together. The private Club’s innovative Family Membership structure makes it convenient for visiting children and grandchildren to use the Club amenities with separate access to reservations and billing, under one membership.

Orchid Island is also a nature lover’s haven with more than a mile of secluded beach and a riverside kayak launch providing direct access to the saltwater estuaries of the Indian River. The West Indies style Beach Club, championship Arnold Palmer golf courseeight Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, a world-class fitness center, and spa are also waiting to be enjoyed. 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 shopping waiting for residents to explore.

There are just 376 residences within the gated community, all featuring West Indies-inspired architecture. Luxury residential properties range from $1 Million to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages, or oceanfront condominiums and homes. Interested future Members are encouraged to stay updated by registering online or viewing the full list of current real estate listings.

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.

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