Though the Mimosa first appeared in my dreams (literally), I sought out a real resort in the Lake Wales area when developing the Mimosa resort for my saga. In retrospect, I'm not sure how much I let the Chalet Suzanne influence my conception of the Mimosa, but when I took this picture, I discovered these similarities:
Both are on the outskirts of the main town and have long winding roads leading to the resorts themselves.
Both use a lot of water (groundskeeping, effect, etc.).
Both are right by citrus groves.
Obviously, the Mimosa is still quite different from the Chalet Suzanne, but the Chalet helped to build the Mimosa. They're the yin-yang of retreats.