I recently partnered with Zota Beach Resort on a media stay. They provided me with accommodations, food and beverage credits and other amenities during my visit. Thoughts shared about my experience below are my own.

Fall is just around the corner, but I'll let you in on a little secret - now is the perfect time for a relaxing beach getaway. I recently visited Zota Beach Resort in Longboat Key, Florida, and I couldn't think of a better way to send off summer than by spending the weekend by the pool at this gorgeous property.

Unlike other beach resorts, Zota Beach Resort gives a sense of modern luxury combined with coastal elements inspired by the shore. I absolutely loved the relaxed, contemporary atmosphere. It was beachy without being kitschy, making it the perfect backdrop for Instagram posts.

This vibe was carried over into every aspect of the property, including the rooms. Ours overlooked the Gulf of Mexico, and it was absolutely beautiful. Nothing quite like waking up to the sound of the ocean every morning!

Speaking of which, one of my favorite parts about our stay was being steps away from the beach. Guests can enjoy two complimentary beach chairs with their room accommodations, but other options are available for rental.

We spent most of the weekend by the pool in a private poolside cabana. Zota's Zen Lounges are the perfect way to elevate a day at the pool with lounge furniture, a TV, a mini fridge and a safe to store valuables if you go for a swim. I loved catching a few college football games from this little spot with a gorgeous view of the pool. Seriously so relaxing!

There are a few dining options at the resort as well. We grabbed drinks and appetizers from the poolside bar Cascades during happy hour. For dinner, we opted for Viento Kitchen + Bar, located on the second floor of the resort, and it was absolutely delicious. I recommend sitting outside so you can listen to the waves while you dine.

Honestly, after our weekend at Zota Beach Resort, I didn't want to check out. It was just so serene, peaceful and absolutely stunning. I left feeling so refreshed and recharged! I can't recommend this place enough for a relaxing beach getaway - it's truly amazing!