This year’s meeting will be held at:

Opal Sands Resort
430 South Gulfview Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33767
Tel: (855) 335-1087

If you have any problems making your reservations, please contact APTA’s Ann-Marie Glanville at 202-496-4836 or

Make Your Reservations at Opal Sands Resort

Please click HERE to make your hotel reservations

  • Enter arrival and departure dates
  • Click “Special Codes” and select “Group/Block
  • Enter Group Code: APTA0117

Please remember to reserve your room early as the block does fill quickly and we cannot guarantee a room after the cut-off date which is December 23, 2016. We recommend that you keep a copy of your hotel reservation confirmation.

Please note the hotel’s cancellation policy: Cancellation must be made 7 (seven) days prior to date of arrival on applicable reservation. 

Directions to Opal Sands Resort from Tampa International Airport

Opal Sands Resort is a 20.9 (35 Min) miles drive from the Tampa International Airport. 
  • Get on FL-60 W from George J Bean Pkwy (2.7 miles)
  • Continue onto FL-60 W (17.6 miles)
  • Drive to S Gulfview Blvd (0.6 mile)

Directions to Bayou Club from Opal Sands Resort           

  • Take S Gulfview Blvd to Coronado Dr (0.2 mile)
  • Take Clearwater Memorial Causeway, US-19 ALT S/S Missouri Ave, E Bay Dr and Starkey Rd to Bayou Club Blvd (12.4 miles)
  • Continue straight on to Bayou Club Blvd
Transportation Information
The Opal Sands Resort is conveniently located near two major airports, Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in addition to private charter services. Transportation to and from Opal Sands is available via car and van service as well as bus charter, taxi and car rental. The resort also offers executive car-and-driver service, with on-call limousines, sedans and vans. Please contact the concierge to arrange your transportation needs. 

Super Shuttle is also available! Schedule a ride here.

Amenities at Opal Sands Resort: 
  • Resort Fee is waived for our group!!
  • All Gulf front Rooms
  • White Sand Beach
  • Gulf front Zero Entry Climate Controlled Pool and Hot Tubs
  • Inspired Gulf front Dining
  • Beachside Tiki Bar
  • Breathtaking Clearwater Beach Sunsets
  • Full Service Luxury Spa
  • Gulf front Fitness Center (at no charge for APTA attendees)
  • Beach Sports Rentals: Jet Skis, Paddle boards, and Kayaks
    • Locally through Concierge
  • Poolside Food and Beverage Service and Live Entertainment
  • Experience Programs and Tours
    • Locally through Concierge
  • Exceptional Guest Services
  • Professional Concierge Services
  • Full-Service Business Center
  • In-Room Dining Services
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms and Public Spaces (at no charge for APTA attendees)
  • 24-Hour Bell Service
  • Laundry and Valet Service
  • Personalized Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking at $22.00 per night
  • Business Center Access
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