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A Fort Lauderdale Local’s Guide To Spending A Day At Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

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Fins up, Broward County. 

If you’re a Fort Lauderdale local then you’ve heard of the Jimmy Buffett-inspired hotel Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, a tropical-themed resort destination.   

But Margaritaville is more than just a place for tourists to stay. It’s a place for locals of every kind to go for relaxation, entertainment and delectable bites. No matter what your idea of fun is, Margaritaville has it all. 

For The 5 O’ Clocker

“It’s 5 o’ clock somewhere,” isn’t just a catchy verse in a famous beach song—at Margaritaville it’s a way of life. Boasting eight restaurants and bars, there are plenty of drinks to choose from at the resort. 

True to its name, the 5 o’ Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill makes time feel irrelevant. Winner of our “Best Waterfront Restaurant” in our Best of Fort Lauderdale summer issue, 5 o’ Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill hits a home run with its indoor-outdoor dockside bar located on the Intracoastal. Bar bites, drinks and live entertainment are offered Wednesday through Sunday. 

The Lone Palm Beach Bar is the quintessential tiki bar. Located by the pool and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, this tiki bar serves up a variety of beers, house beverages and cocktails, shaken or stirred. 

For when 5 p.m. can’t come fast enough, head on over to early-bird happy hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, overlooking the resort’s pool and beachscape with 2-4-1 drink specials on beer, wine and well drinks. 

Catch live tunes at multiple dining locations and Hollywood Bandshell if you want to listen to live entertainment while sipping on something strong. 

Unwind And Watch The Sun Bake

Margaritaville’s goal is to help visitors escape the everyday, and for many people, escaping that means not worrying about answering work emails or watching the kids.

Release life’s tensions at St. Somewhere Spa, where guests go to rejuvenate with signature massage treatments, facials and more. Afterward, continue to treat yourself at the Margaritaville Coffee shop, located in the hotel lobby, where you can sip on signature gourmet coffee, indulge in a cup of gelato or eat sandwiches, pastries and more.

If retail therapy is what you need, Margaritaville offers the Live Life Like A Song boutique located in the lobby. Add a touch of paradise to your closet with island-inspired resort wear, Margaritaville apparel and accessories, home décor and Florida-made jewelry.

Add Paradise To Your Everyday Duties

If escaping work for a day isn’t an option, consider putting Margaritaville on the top of the company agenda. Margaritaville has a team of event service professionals focused on shaping effective meeting environments and offers 30,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor event space overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Allow Margaritaville’s team to create motivating general sessions and collaborative breakout sessions to help fulfill your company’s meeting goals. 

Have a special client you want to treat to a steak dinner? Make your reservations at JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, an upscale restaurant concept. A laid-back luxe dining experience, JWB serves up a contemporary menu of fresh seafood, including spear-caught fish, a raw bar and prime steaks paired with world-class wines and handcrafted cocktails. 

For The Aquaholic

If you’re a water lover, then Margaritaville is the place for you. Not only is it located right on Hollywood Beach, but the water activities available at the resort are endless. Unleash your inner kid at heart by riding the beachside surfing simulator FlowRider Double, go snorkeling or head out on the Intracoastal for paddleboarding and kayaking. 

Ready to plan your trip? Don’t forget about the Florida Resident Rate, offering up to 30 percent off room rates. Guests must provide a valid Florida drivers license upon check-in to receive the rate. 

For more information about Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, or to book your stay, visit margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com or call 954.874.4444.

Photos courtesy of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort