Margaritaville: South Florida's Destination Paradise

By Cate Farmer General Manager, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort | January 27, 2019

The way travelers are taking vacations has changed. Expectations are higher. Travelers want a worry-free vacation with personality. It is all about the experiences and maybe more importantly, how those experiences translate to an emotional connection. The story, the people, the adventure is as important as, maybe even more important than, the physical deliverable. The team at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort's mission is to deliver Fun and Escapism to our guests. We provide something unique and somewhat intangible and that ultimately differentiates and makes us successful. We take tremendous pride in knowing that our guests return again and again to the Resort because of this emotional connection.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is a top destination to do just that. With a beachfront location and extensive array of amenities, the resort caters to families, friends, solo travelers and anyone looking for a taste of the good life. Our 17-story, 349-room AAA Four Diamond-rated resort is located on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, alongside local mom and pop shops to add to Hollywood's quintessential charm. Vacationers don't have to leave the surrounding area to have the trip of a lifetime.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is unique in its approach to creating an environment for its guests that is focused on service…the friendly, know your name and what you like brand of service that is comfortable and surprisingly special. From the moment a guest arrives, they are transported into a world of fun and escapism. It delivers on the brand promise of Margaritaville, it sets us apart from other nearby beach properties in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and makes us and our guestsspecial.

Serve Up a Taste of the Good Life

The resort is a culinary destination in and of itself. Eight food and beverage venues are offered appealing to palates of all kinds. For the early riser, Margaritaville Coffee Shop features coffee, grab-and-go sandwiches, pastries and more. Visit more than once and the staff will know you by name and exactly what you like. For a full complement of ways to start your day, Margaritaville Restaurant provides a variety of breakfast options, with a menu including cold-press juices, omelets, pancakes, bloody marys and mimosas.

For lunch, travelers can enjoy the outdoors by choosing a venue such as LandShark Bar & Grill, which offers a casual coastal-inspired menu and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Menu favorites include the fish tacos, sriracha crunch burger and poke bowl. Looking for a meal to go? Travelers can stop by Floridays Airstream Cafe, an airstream trailer featuring gourmet tacos, bowls and frozen concoctions. This casual spot is the perfect place to grab a bite on the way to beach.

At Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, it's always happy hour. Lone Palm Beach Bar, a flip-flop friendly thatched roof tiki bar, services resort guests poolside. Everyone can partake in happy hour specials on specialty drinks such as piña coladas and signature margaritas, as well as on wine and draft beers.

When on vacation, everyone deserves to treat themselves and JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, located in the resort's lobby, is the must-doculinary experience. This casual-luxe dining concept named after James (Jimmy) William Buffett himself offers a phenomenal menu that features the spear-fish catch of the day. Your server can proudly tell you the name of the fisherman and where it was caught that day. Twenty-six day wet-aged steaks are served to glowing reviews. Paired with world-class wines and hand-crafted cocktails, they just taste better when coupled with Margaritaville's laid-back vibe. JWB also offers seasonal favorites such as Florida stone crab and an assortment of sea-to-table delicacies. Insider tip: ask to see the secret sushi menu.

For the best sunset views, 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill creates a cozy atmosphere with Adirondack chairs, fire pits, a full-service bar, bar bites and live entertainment Wednesday through Sunday. Located along the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway, this is the ideal spot to kick back and relax after a day at the beach.

Work-Out Hard and Play Harder

Feeling good while on vacation is a top priority at the resort. Capitalizing on the natural surroundings and resources, the fitness program at Margaritaville goes way beyond typical gym workouts. Each class is designed to be fun, while still breaking a sweat. Classes like beach yoga and beach boot camp are held just steps away from the ocean. In addition, a guided morning run and bike ride are offered on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, where participants can enjoy the cool ocean breeze. Other classes available include cardio sculpt, a body weight workout combining high and low intensity cardio, dance aerobic movements and body sculpting, and mat pilates, which helps improve flexibility, balance and strengthen in the entire body. Guests can also enjoy unique offerings such as Beer Yoga.

Those looking to put their skills to the test and learn from the best will want to try the resort's beachside FlowRider® Double, a sought-after wave simulator that engages your core while testing your balance. The resort also boasts a 4,700 square -foot Fins Up! Fitness Center that features state-of the-art cardiovascular equipment and a wide array of strength training equipment. Now vacationers can experience no guilt when they indulge in a signature Cheeseburger in Paradise with us.

South Florida features miles of inland waterways in addition to its pristine coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Here, guests can leave their cars behind. Complimentary Margaritaville Beach Cruisers rentals are a fun way to cruise up and down the Broadwalk and visit nearby hot spots. Experience a water based lifestyle at 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar and Grill, with stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals and cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway. To learn about South Florida's ecosystem, a guided margaritas and mangroves tour includes a complimentary margarita for participants 21 and over. Or enjoy a ride aboard the Water Taxi where you'll sail through cruise ships at Port Everglades and explore nearby attractions.

Get Lost in the Music

Being inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, live entertainment is part of the DNA of the resort. Every night of the week we feature live music of all kinds – from reggae and rock to pop and Latin. Each of our four entertainment venues brings a different experience for guests. 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill hosts a popular Sunsplash Reggae Sundays each week, where attendees can grab a frozen concoction and dance to reggae tunes as the sun sets.

The Hollywood Beach Bandshell is another popular music venue for guests and locals alike, where a mix of reggae, country, blues, and rock are performed live from top local bands from Wednesday through Sunday. On Wednesdays, Margaritaville Restaurant gives those who dare the chance to be in the limelight with Rockstar Karaoke, a karaoke night where participants can sing alongside live rock band Havoc 305. Featuring local acts from throughout South Florida, the resort is home to more than 30 live bands, making it the place to be for all music lovers.