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You may already know how great it is to live the outdoor Florida lifestyle. At Orchid Island, we get to experience nature’s beauty on a daily basis. Perfectly situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is in the heart of it all with a truly unique perspective. Have you ever wondered what’s behind the gates? It’s a private sanctuary for many residents – both human and animal. Get an inside look at how they co-exist here.

Rare Sightings

Members of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club experience the best of Florida’s natural beauty right in their own backyards. Literally! The Arnold Palmer championship golf course at Orchid Island is an Audubon Certified Sanctuary. It’s home to some of the coolest residents, including the rare white pelicans. Playful otters also call this place home. They’re often spotted trotting between the lakes. Residents who live on the course can even see them right from their kitchen windows. The Club has also installed a variety of bird boxes throughout the course. And just this year, one of them was the birthplace of a baby Screech Owl.

Turtle Nesting Grounds

The private Beach Club overlooks more than a mile of secluded beach. It’s common for members to see ospreys, pelicans and turtles as they walk or relax. And it’s great for shore fishing, too. Even more amazing, the beach here is a nesting ground for hundreds of these turtles. Each year they return to lay their eggs and after a few months in the sand, the hatchlings make their journey to the ocean. Residents who live in the beachfront condos here have a front row seat.

A One-Of-A-Kind Ecosystem

The Indian River Lagoon is known as one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. The brand new kayak launch at Orchid Island gives Members easy access to some of nature’s most beautiful scenes and most interesting wildlife. Here, it’s common to see manatees, egrets and pink Rosette Spoonbills, among many others. Dolphins are even seen in the river here quite often. Most of the residences on the river have their own private docks as well.

Old Florida History

Even more unique is the historic Jungle Trail that runs right through Orchid Island. Used as the original A1A, it’s now a great place for a bike ride or a walk – and closed to motor vehicle traffic. Members often spot Gopher Tortoises here and there are even some varieties of wild orchids growing.

Whether you are floating down the Indian River Lagoon, teeing up on the 14th fairway, or taking a walk on the secluded beach, you’ll always catch a glimpse of something special. Orchid Island is full of unique residential spaces to enjoy, but it’s the experiences with the wildlife every day that make living here one-of-a-kind.

Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life not only for the natural neighbors who live in the area but for the people who live here as well. Members and residents enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies style private Beach Club, which overlooks the secluded beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.
For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit here.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request your copy of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, make a plan to stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

Although some northern residents just spend the winter months in the Florida sun, many have decided to make the sunshine state their permanent home. The warm weather isn’t the only reason why everyone is wanting to make the move. Nestled on the shoreline of the Treasure Coast is Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. Here’s a look at what is motivating those looking to move out of the cramped cities and down to Florida’s best kept secret.

Breath of Fresh Air

Head south, leave the over-populated polluted city behind and take a breath of the fresh Florida air. It’s easy to take advantage of the open space and nature with sunshine year-round and endless ways to be active outside. As an Audubon Certified Sanctuary, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is home to an assortment of local wildlife, including otters, manatees and rare white pelicans – just to name a few. The famous Indian River Lagoon is in Orchid Island’s backyard. Here, locals can discover the most diverse ecosystem in the northern hemisphere either on foot or by kayak. Orchid Island is proud to offer a new private kayak launch making enjoying the outdoors that much easier. Whether on the golf course, walking the Jungle Trail, or enjoying more than one mile of secluded beach, there is always an opportunity to be surrounded by wildlife in its natural habitat.

Live Life on Island Time

After crossing the A.B. Michael Bridge onto the barrier island, it is island time all the time. The only traffic here to worry about might be waiting for a turtle to cross the road. On island time, no day is the same, and you can enjoy it at your own pace. The day could start with a round of golf on a course Arnold Palmer designed himself, and perhaps end with an oceanfront meal at the clubhouse. Or, it could start with a refreshing swim in the ocean and end with a casual night at home. The possibilities are endless!

From Big Cities to Small Towns

You’ll experience a small hometown feel with an oceanfront setting. Here in Vero Beach, residents enjoy a variety of shopping and dining options. Quaint restaurants and local boutiques are the local favorites. At Orchid Island, you’re close to everything you need, yet you’ll feel miles away. And you won’t find a high rise in sight!

Why Orchid Island?

For northern residents looking to trade chaos for tranquility, Orchid Island is the perfect private club community to call home. There’s something for everyone here from estate homes to beachfront condominiums. Whether you are looking for views of the estuary, ocean, Intracoastal, or the fairways, you will find it at Orchid Island. Members can even use a golf cart as their primary transportation around the community. From the eight Har-Tru tennis courts, to the Arnold Palmer championship golf course, to the secluded beach with private access, there is always an opportunity to enjoy the island lifestyle.

There is no shortage of dining options here either as Members can choose from either a causal lunch at the Pool Grille or an upscale oceanfront dinner at the Beach Club. The West Indies Architecture and design is stunning. This, paired with the breathtaking ocean views, makes the Beach Club a place unlike any other.

Members of Orchid Island are very lucky to call this amazing place home. This private community is committed to providing a level of service that stands out from the rest. Golfing here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer, 18-hole championship course is not only renowned among courses, but also holds an Audubon Certified Sanctuary status for its commitment to natural preservation. The recently renovated Beach Club serves as a gathering place for families and friends to reunite. Private club events and holidays are held in the Beach Club dining room and family fun in the sun at the Beach Club’s beautiful pool and beach. Orchid Island spans from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Indian River, so there’s plenty of ways to enjoy island time.

Love the Vero Beach location? Request your copy of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Sales Center and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

Luxury residential properties range from the $700s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandGolfandBeachClub.com.

Orchid Island is a place of true beauty and natural wonder. Perfectly situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a hidden mecca for local wildlife. A variety of natural neighbors call this place home and the members here are committed to protecting the area’s natural beauty. From its status as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary to its pristine private shore, the Club recognizes that its animal neighbors, like turtles, white pelicans, and otters, are as much part of the community as the residents themselves.

One reason why Orchid Island has so many animal visitors is because of its location. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, it boasts a mile of private beach and it’s not uncommon to see dolphins swimming in the clear greenish-blue water or sandpipers scouring along while strolling the shoreline. Come May through October, many loggerhead turtles call this beach home and lay their eggs as it’s one of the best places in the world for turtle hatchlings.

The Indian River is known as one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world and this natural neighborhood is home to many different species of fish, birds and so much more. From the red mangroves that hug the shoreline to the seagrass beds that lie under the surface, the wildlife here is unmatched. Rare white pelicans and rosette spoonbills are known to call this place home as well as friendly manatees.

And not to be left out, the golf course at Orchid Island is also home to many varieties of wildlife. From playful otters to birds such as the white pelicans and ospreys, members here enjoy the daily sightings of the unique wildlife. The Club has also installed specialty bird boxes throughout the course and many new “members” are born here each year – including screech owls.

Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life not only for the natural neighbors who live in the area but for the people who live here as well. Members and residents enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies, styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed, 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.

For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

It’s hard to find a place that does food like Vero Beach does. The town’s proximity to the oceanfront, along with its knack for drawing in creative chefs, produces restaurants that serve up dishes that are fresh and inventive. Not to mention, the views of the Atlantic Ocean right alongside many of the local restaurants. Plenty of them are located by the beach, but only a select few stand out for their amazing tastes as well. Check out four of Vero Beach’s best below.

Citrus

Executive Chef Scott Varricchio has a detailed resume, including an executive sous chef position at Ouest in New York. It’s from this background that he brings the flavors that make up Citrus to the Vero Beach area. Described as a meld of classic and Italian, Citrus serves to challenge notions on flavor and taste – and delivers an amazing view. Dishes include shichimi ahi tuna and summer corn and bacon risotto, all complemented with the dramatic oceanfront panorama at the restaurant’s edge.

Ocean Grill

For roughly 80 years, Ocean Grill has been a landmark in Vero Beach’s history. Constructed in the 1920s, its locale by the Atlantic Ocean has drawn in guests of all kinds. The restaurant served as a military bar during WWII and switched various hands before ending up with the Repogle Family in 1965. Today, the Repogles serve up New England style food such as steaks and crab au gratin for their guests, while they enjoy a view of the Atlantic.

Cobalt Restaurant

There are few dining experiences such as the one that Cobalt can offer. With a design that’s inspired by the oceanfront behind the restaurant, the dining room’s clean lines and simple color scheme accent the dishes served here. From the shellfish tower of lobster tail, oyster, and shrimp, to their list of signature cocktails, diners here enjoy a taste to remember. For those in search of something more classic, the woodstone zucchini and rollatini with a roasted tomato sauce and herb and garlic whipped Brie would impress them. That is, if their seat by the Atlantic Ocean doesn’t impress them enough.

The Beach Club Dining Room, Orchid Island

Set aside exclusively for members of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a restaurant which has sights over the Atlantic Ocean that are just as amazing as the food on the menu. At Orchid Island’s Beach Club Dining Room, the elegant aesthetics serve to frame the views of the Ocean, shining in from the restaurant’s expansive windows. As diners enjoy the view, they’ll also enjoy fresh salads, steaks and seafood, along with tableside service and an extensive wine and cocktail list. Executive Chef Chris Sozio and his team ensure the quality of ingredients by purchasing from local growers and independent farms when possible. He even grows some fresh produce onsite himself! Food that tastes great and comes with the best oceanfront spot in town? It doesn’t get any better than this.

There’s no argument that Vero Beach knows how to serve up a great time with a fantastic view and this isn’t limited to dining. The area has a reputation for offering the best in quality, from shopping to living options. But there’s one community that puts the best of everything together – Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club.

Members of Orchid Island recognize the beauty of this community and the lifestyle here. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.

There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy, but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.
This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772.388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.

For Members of Orchid Island, the spectacular oceanfront Beach Club serves as the heart of the community. Its authentic West Indies style is elegant and impressive, but also down-to-earth and welcoming, furnished in rich, dark woods and whimsical, brightly colored fabrics. With windows covering almost every wall, members can soak in the million-dollar views.

When you step inside the Orchid Island Beach Club, the first word that comes to mind is “authentic.” The club’s tropical West Indies style is the perfect combination of casual comfort and stylish elegance. The look fits in perfectly with the enviable waterfront setting. The architecture and decor, with balconies and verandas, French doors and multi-pane windows, rich wood and Far Eastern accents, set it apart.

Though the inside of the Club is tropical and appealing, you’ll discover the real
magic outside. The connected boardwalk leads to over a mile of private beach, quiet and natural, right there for you to enjoy. Don’t worry about carrying a chair, the Beach Club has plenty of chaise lounges and umbrellas to relax on and under. The resort-like pool is the perfect place to cool off from the beach. You don’t even have to leave your lounge chair to enjoy a flavorful wrap, fresh salad or a juicy burger from the Pool Grille. Or you can cool off with a frozen drink from the poolside Turtle Bar. Add in the private cabanas facing the beach and a spacious locker room and towel service, and you can see why Orchid Island’s whole waterfront experience makes every day feel like a holiday.

And the beauty of the club is just beginning. Natural neighbors here abound, from white pelicans, to sea turtles to otters. The Arnold Palmer championship golf course is also an Audubon Certified Sanctuary.

If you want to get up close to nature and experience the best the area has to offer, then Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is where you want to be. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.

There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy, but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772.388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.

Nestled between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is home to a diverse ecosystem that supports all kinds of plant and animal life. It’s part of what makes this area so unique. Not only that, but Orchid Island is home to some pretty amazing sunsets, too. Check out these hidden spots that members claim as the ultimate photo destinations. They always have cameras ready.

Historic Jungle Trail

Far more than a just a trail, the Historic Jungle Trail is a living part of Florida’s history. It served as the route that many citrus growers took to town to sell or ship their goods and was the original A1A. It also showcases the area’s natural beauty, offering those who take it sights of rare white pelicans, gopher tortoises, and other native creatures. It cuts through parts of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Captain Forester Hammock Preserve, and of course, Orchid Island. For members of Orchid Island it’s a popular walking and biking trail, right in their own backyard.

The Club’s Golf Course

Thanks to its status as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the golf course at Orchid Island is natural beauty at its finest. Around the greens and fairways here, members are likely to spot playful otters, pink Spoonbills, graceful White Pelicans and so much more. The Club has even put up special bird boxes to encourage the natural neighbors to call this beautiful place home. Most recently, a new Osprey platform was installed near hole #6.

The Club’s Private Beach

With nearly a mile of white sand and oceanfront to enjoy, it’s hard to resist the draw of the ocean here. And Orchid Island’s private beach provides some pretty spectacular photo backdrops. Whether you’re relaxing on the sand, searching for shells on the shoreline, or taking a dip in the clear blue water, the scenery here is second to none. This may be the most photographed spot in Orchid Island.

There are so many beautiful parts of Orchid Island. The wild beauty of the Historic Jungle Trail and the animal sightings on the golf course are just a couple.

If you want to get up close to nature and experience the best the area has to offer, then Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is where you want to be. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.

There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy, but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772.388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.

Indian River County is one creative place. Not only is the area is known for its natural beauty and beaches, but also for its cultural attractions. The craft brewery trend has made its way here as well. Throughout the area you can taste many variations of craft brews, from those inspired by German beers to flavors that are completely new. Next time that you’re in town and looking for a cold one, make sure to stop by these highly recommended brewing companies.

Mash Monkeys Brewing Co.

Everything about this Sebastian-based brewery relates to the local experience. Friends and founders Derek Gerry and Patrick Kirchner met at another brewing company’s beer tasting event and have created magic ever since. Their German and Irish-style beers, such as Keel Haul Belgian Strong Ale and EinFruit Hefeweizen, reflect the founders’ desire to have different tasting brews in their area. The live events held here include painting sessions, live music, and tastings, all held by local businesses.

Pareidolia Brewing Co.

Known as Sebastian’s first craft brewery, Pareidolia Brewing Company helped to establish the craft beer culture of the area. They are also co-founders of the Treasure Coast Wine and Ale Trail along with their friends at Summer Crush Winery and their ales have won countless awards. Stop by for a unique taste or one of their famous weekly events. The have an Open Mic Jam every Wednesday and a Trivia Night every other Thursday, just to name a few. With good friends and great brews, the atmosphere here is hard to beat.

Walking Tree Brewery

Come the weekend, you’ll find fun loving Vero Beach locals kicking back, sipping craft beers, and jamming out to local musicians at this casually styled, locally run brewery. The walking tree in their name refers to the roots of the mangrove tree, a nod to the founders’ commitment to keeping their local roots. They also host live music events by local talent, plan ocean and river cleanups, and serve up beer inspired by the area around them.

American Icon Brewery

Downtown Vero Beach is a place all its own. Businesses take up residence in historic buildings, transforming them into restaurants, shops, and even breweries. American Icon Brewery is a part of the Vero Beach Arts Village and serves up its unique beer from the former Historic Diesel Plant. Here they host local bands, play trivia nights and put on beer and food pairing events.

Indian River County and Vero Beach is proof that you don’t have to go far to find culture. Spend a morning strolling through the art district, grab lunch from the local diner, and take some time in the afternoon to stroll along the beach. You can take your time here – home is closer than you think.

If you want to get up close to the nature culture here and experience the best the area has to offer, then Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is second to none. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.

There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy, but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.

Located on the east coast of Florida, Vero Beach is a quaint and charming town, and those who visit usually look for reasons to stay longer. Not too far north, you’ll find Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. Referred to by many as the gem of the Treasure Coast, Orchid Island is a unique, private club nestled between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Club has a mile of private beach steps away from its beautiful British West Indies Beach Club and breathtaking nature everywhere you look. And if you love golf, you’ll be in heaven when you play on its Arnold Palmer designed, championship golf course. But most of all, what makes Orchid Island really special is its members. Here are five more reasons you may want to plan a trip to check out this unique town:

Sunrises Not Skyrises

When you scan the skyline in Vero Beach, you’ll realize that buildings and condominiums are not higher than four stories. If you look closer at oceanfront buildings, you’ll also find that the lights are angled away from the beach. The lighting is also orange so that turtle hatchlings won’t confuse them for the moon and stray towards them instead of the ocean. The locals have put in every effort to protect the nature that lives here. It’s why run-ins with otters and dolphins are more common than run-ins with crowds of tourists. It’s just another reason why those who live in Orchid Island and Vero Beach feel like they’re on their own island of paradise.

Cuisine That’s So Uniquely Fresh

If you love to eat, Vero Beach won’t disappoint. With a strong history of citrus groves to top chefs who continue to get fresh produce and ingredients from local farmers, the choices of restaurants and flare are unlimited. Don’t believe us? Next time you’re in town, be sure to try the finest in gourmet Italian and French cuisine at Di Mare, alongside the Atlantic Ocean on Ocean Drive. If you love Caribbean, check out Mo-Bay Grill where the locals flock for grouper, snapper and conch.

A Coastal Culture

Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Estefan, Jake Owen – one of Vero Beach’s little secrets is that it tends to have a connection to some big names. Another secret is that Vero Beach is a great place for the cultural arts. You’ll find big city attractions, from film festivals to gallery showings, that fit Vero Beach’s lifestyle. The Riverside Theatre often hosts award winning musicals, famous comedians, and even the Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival. You can even see some of the local artists’ best pieces at the First Friday Art Stroll in downtown Vero Beach.

Sensational Shopping

Just like dining, Vero Beach offers first class shopping. From quaint boutiques along the ocean to fun, local shops in downtown Vero Beach, the selection of unique merchandise makes for a great day of shopping day or night. Remember the First Friday Art Stroll that we mentioned earlier? It’s also when many local shops keep their doors open after hours, so that customers can find unique items. Shops such as Seahorse Lane Boutique and The Parisian Hostess offer matchless clothing, furniture and gifts that align with a beachfront lifestyle.

Living The Ultimate Beachfront Lifestyle

Exotic nature around every corner, high-end culture, a tranquil lifestyle and some of the best beaches in Florida – its no wonder that people love it here. Vero Beach, as does Orchid Island, represents a way of life that is often thought of being long lost – a lifestyle that is calmer, slower paced, but also full of exciting things around every corner. It’s a place where families watch their favorite baseball teams play at Dodgertown Stadium, followed by dinner at the Historic Driftwood Inn. They hike down the Historic Jungle Trail and pay a visit to the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. No matter what activities are planned, you can’t help but have a good time in Vero Beach.

There are plenty of places to live in Vero Beach, but there’s only one that stands out from the rest. If you want to get up close to nature and experience the best the area has to offer, then Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is second to none. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.

There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.

The residents of Vero Beach are aware of how lucky they are to live so close to nature, and there’s one place that showcases it best of all – McKee Botanical Gardens. Far from just a horticulture haven, the Gardens have been added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, have been established as a Florida landmark and serve as a great way for residents to enjoy the Florida weather and the a day surrounded by beauty.

Stunning Statues

Visitors to McKee Gardens will see some special guests in the form of lifelike sculptures. They’re constructed by Seward Johnson, and are scattered around the Garden, showing people connecting with nature in a variety of ways. Some of them are thinking, some of them are relaxing, and some of them are simply watching the wildlife go by.  The statues themselves are made to show how nature can help take away our struggles. They are true works of art and people travel from all over to see them.

Cool Kids Programs!

One feature that makes McKee Gardens worth revisiting is its approach to individuals of all ages and stages. The gardeners and staff here recognize that children enjoy the garden grounds in a different way than adults do. While many grownups are sure to enjoy the impressive collection of water lilies and bamboo, you can be sure that the kids will be looking for the bugs and wildlife. The Garden Discovery Backpacks cater to these interests, and inform children of the wild and wonderful world that surrounds them at McKee Botanical Gardens. For those who are looking to spread their wings while learning about winged things, the upcoming Children’s Garden is just the thing. Designed to look like a jungle, children will be able to splash and play in the water fountains, keep their eyes peeled for the animals and plants that live there, and run through a bamboo jungle.

Florida’s nature is unparalleled – especially this time of year. As the trees and flowers have blossomed and bloomed, nature comes to life. And there’s no better place to experience its beauty that McKee Botanical Gardens.

For those who want to get close to nature, the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club amenities are second to none. Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for, not only the natural neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but the residents as well. Members and residents also enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle.  Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed; 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat. Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.  For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself.  Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

There’s one more way that this Club is ensuring that its ecological footprint is far smaller, and it’s happening in the kitchens. Members may have noticed that the to-go cups, straws and containers are a different color and texture. As part of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s 2019 Going Green Program, former styro foam cups and plastic straws have been replaced with specialty biodegradable drinkware.

For many clubs, this change would be revolutionary, but for Chris Sozio, Executive Chef at Orchid Island, it’s just second nature. As both an outdoors person and someone who is aware of the Club’s ecological efforts, Chef Sozio ma the commitment to improve upon the Club’s environmentally conscious plan already in place. The addition of biodegradable drinkware is one of his many attempts in recognizing that goal.

Understanding the Club’s passion toward the environment and wildlife, he was able to locate specialty suppliers that would be able to fulfill the request for earth-friendly drinkware. “It is a little more costly to be involved with this green program,” Sozio shared. “but it’s something that’s important to me and the Club. As an Certified Aubudon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2005, we want to make sure that we’re doing our part, and there’s definitely some satisfaction in knowing that we’re using biodegradable green products.”

The use of biodegradable drinkware isn’t the only way that the Club is committed to going green. Sozio also goes through a great effort to ensure that he’s using produce from the local farms nearby. As he puts it, “all of the local farmers are making the deliveries in their family cars and farm trucks, often less than 20 miles away. Not only are we getting superior, locally grown produce but it requires very little fuel for the delivery.”

Even the members of Orchid Island can get in on the fun. Knowing that many are interested in finding out where their food comes from and how it was grown or produced, Sozio organizes field trips that take members to several farms in the county who supply much of the Club’s produce. “Our members actually get to go out in the fields with the farmers. The farmers explain what they’re growing and how they’re growing it, and the members get an opportunity to purchase from the farmer right on the spot. Then, we go right back to the club for an enjoyable meal featuring foods from those farms.” The outings have gained popularity from members who are interested in supporting local farms, and they often return to the farms to purchase more food.

The kitchens at Orchid Island aren’t the only area the Club has committed to going green – they’ve worked with local government and national conservation organizations to ensure that they’re leaving as small of a footprint on the environment as possible. Many golfers know of the Club’s status as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, procured by adapting to measures regarding water quality management and conservation, among others. This designation is part of the reason why birds such as white pelicans, egrets and ospreys are prevalent on the course. Furthermore, the private beach is maintained so that sea turtles can safely lay their eggs on its shores.

For those who want to get close to nature, the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club amenities are second to none. Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for, not only the natural neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but the residents as well. Members and residents also enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle.  Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed; 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat. Luxury residential properties range from the $800’s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.  For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, click here.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself.  Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.