Whether you’re visiting Fort Lauderdale for a spring family vacation or relaxing in the gateway city prior to or after a cruise, a beachfront resort with private ocean access may be at the top of your wish list. Is such a dream destination possible? You bet. Meet Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, a property that’s just a little different—in all the best possible ways.
You may be familiar with the popular tourist strip along Fort Lauderdale’s beachfront. No doubt about it, if you’re interested in being in the center of the spring break action that’s where you’ll want to look for accommodations. But if you’re in search of something serene, relaxing, luxurious, and family-friendly—a powerful combination for any wish list—I suggest Lago Mar Beach Resort as the perfect retreat destination.
The resort property is in a perfect location for zipping down to the famous beach boulevard or shuttling to the cruise port or airport, yet also boasts an exceptionally private locale. The resort takes up ten gorgeous beachfront acres with direct, private ocean beach access. Suites and rooms face the ocean and lush private grounds, ensuring a stellar view from your suite balcony. And, tucked just far enough off the main road, you’ll find this property to be a quiet and charming oasis in the middle of it all, without feeling like the party must go on 24/7.
You might not expect free parking, lack of resort fee, or complimentary WiFi at such a sophisticated resort, yet it’s all included. That’s just the beginning. Take a stroll around Lago Mar Beach Resort and you’ll soon discover all the perks of this particular paradise. Consider the swimming pools and expansive play area for kids, then the tennis courts and beach volleyball, and so many other on-site activities for all interests and ages. Or try the on-site spa for extra special pampering. Then there are the dining options ranging from beach bum casual at Ocean Grill, sipping wine during the sunset at Acquario, or family dining with an incredible breakfast at Palm Garden Dining Room. All of these amenities make Lago Mar Beach Resort special, but one extra little detail helps, too: this is a family business, owned and operated by a local family for more than 50 years.
My stay at Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club offered the perfect combination of private oasis and central location. I loved dipping into the large, warm pool surrounded by palm trees just as much as I appreciated being able to stroll along the ocean surf in the serene backyard of the resort. The breakfast buffet offered a powerful kickstart to the day so I was all set for exploring Fort Lauderdale’s attractions. The Lago Mar staff were attentive and the accommodations were truly luxurious. This is definitely a property I’ll return to. If you’re planning a trip to Greater Fort Lauderdale, visit LagoMar.com for hotel information and Sunny.org for more Fort Lauderdale travel ideas.
Lori A. May is a Seattle-based travel writer.