We spent the weekend at the Lago Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale. The resort has a beautiful, long wide beach with many Coconut Trees and hammocks. There is a lot of shade available on the beach, although there is also the very sunny part of the beach.
Our room was a one bedroom suite overlooking the pool. We were on the fifth floor. Right outside of our balcony was a palm tree, it was fun to listen to it rustling in the wind. It was a full moon weekend and the moon over the ocean in the evening was very romantic!
The hotel caters to families and a lot of local people belong to the club. There are two pools, one is a lagoon style pool which has lots of kids and families in it, and the other is a round, deep and quiet pool. We liked both, but this is definitely more family oriented than just a "couples" resort.
I had a great time shopping in the Resort Shop. I bought a Lilly Pulitzer bathing suit, two other suits and a Tommy Bahama sun dress. I could have easily bought more - but I had spent more than I planned already.
Dinner was very nice - a piano player is in the restaurant, and the menu was okay. I wouldn't say it was great - but good enough.
Definitely take the time to go there - especially if you are traveling with your kids and are looking for a fun beach vacation that is off the beaten track.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Fort Lauderdale beachfront resort that is decidedly, and purposefully, different. Understated, not loud. Gracious, not pretentious. Deferential, not presumptuous. In short, a sophisticated retreat where you can appreciate the enduring traditions of genuine hospitality. With its spectacular 500 foot private beach and secluded location emcompassing 10 acres in the exclusive Harbor Beach neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club invites you to discover one of the best vacation resorts to stay in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lago Mar Resort And Club Hotel Fort Lauderdale
- Lago Mar Hotel
- Ft Lauderdale Lago Mar
- Mar Lago Hotel
- Lago Mar Fort Lauderdale