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Ex­tend your South Florida cruise va­ca­tion at Mar­gar­i­taville Beach Re­sort.

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Per­fect pre- and post-cruise ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions


if you choose to spend some pre- or post-cruise time at the Mar­gar­i­taville Beach Re­sort in Hol­ly­wood Beach, Florida. Less than 10 miles south of Port Ever­glades, the Jimmy Buf­fett–themed beach­front re­sort is the per­fect place to wind up or gear down be­fore or af­ter your cruise.

From the mo­ment you en­ter the lobby, the laid-back is­land am­bi­ence sur­rounds you — from the 15-foot-tall shiny blue “Blown Out Flip Flop” pop-top-art sculp­ture to the whim­si­cal light­ing hang­ing over comfy rus­tic fur­ni­ture.

Start your stay at one of two pools – the Land­shark Pool, which fea­tures the Land­shark Bar and Grill, pool ca­banas, and a wa­ter­slide set amid a lazy river–style pool, or the qui­eter Lone Palm Pool and its ca­sual beach­side bar. More re­lax­ation can be found at the trop­i­cal, ocean­front St. Some­where Spa, Fit­ness, and Sa­lon or the adults-only Li­cense to Chill Bar on the 11th floor rooftop ter­race — all while the kids are kept busy at the Para

keets Kid’s Club (ages 4-12).

Spend some time on the beach, too, where you can re­lax un­der an um­brella or in a ca­bana; try out the Flowrider Dou­ble surf­ing sim­u­la­tor (above); or bor­row a com­pli­men­tary bike and cruise the Hol­ly­wood Ocean­front Broad­walk, a 2.2-mile-long pedes­trian prom­e­nade bustling with out­door cafés and shops. Also on the Broad­walk, right in front of the re­sort, is the city’s fa­mous Hol­ly­wood Beach Band­shell, which fea­tures a sched­uled lineup of lo­cal acts and live en­ter­tain­ment.

When hunger strikes, head for — where else? — Jimmy Buf­fett’s Mar­gar­i­taville for some Vol­cano Na­chos and a Cheese­burger in Par­adise washed down with a Who’s to Blame mar­garita. For an even more ca­sual beach­front bite, head for the Flori­days Airstream Café. Named af­ter the 1986 al­bum and song by Jimmy Buf­fett, the re­fur­bished airstream trailer is parked di­rectly on the Broad­walk and serves a quick-ser­vice menu of gourmet hot dogs, sausage, and brat in­spired by Buf­fett’s trav­els.

For some­thing fancier, book a ta­ble at the up­scale JWB Prime Steak and Seafood (named af­ter James [ Jimmy] Wil­liam Buf­fett him­self), which fea­tures a con­tem­po­rary menu of fresh sea­sonal seafood, a raw bar, and prime steaks paired with world-class wines and hand­crafted cock­tails.

Also, across the street from the main build­ing, on the In­tra­coastal Water­way, you’ll find the re­sort’s 5’oclock Some­where Bar & Grill as well as a wa­ter­sports rentals, a fire pit, and one of Fort Laud­erdale’s Water Taxi stops, which you can hop on and off for a quin­tes­sen­tial city ex­pe­ri­ence.

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