The Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort has an amazing relaxed vibe that epitomizes the lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett. The Margaritaville Resort offers luxurious rooms, restaurants, and entertainment options for the whole family.
For this vacation, I brought my mom and daughter for a multigenerational trip where we get to spend time together three generations of my family. When we arrived at the hotel, we valeted the car and gave most of our bags to the concierge to hold. We got in early before the room was ready for us, so we grabbed towel cards at the front desk and changed in the bathroom off the lobby. When going to beach hotels, I like to pack a pool back so that as soon as we get in, we can start the vacationing in the pool right away. This way we can get the most out of the pools and amenities.
Right Into the Pool
When we arrived at the pool, my daughter could not get her cover up off fast enough. They have an amazing slide and waterfall that was calling her name!
Since it was about noon when we got in the pool, my mom was hiding under an umbrella for a little while. She’s allergic to the sun but loves the heat. She had some relaxing time reading a magazine while I played with my daughter in the pool. She said this was the first time in she doesn’t remember how long that she was able just to sit and read. I love that she got some time just to chill and relax while we played. Traveling together does not mean being on top each other all the time. I knew that once the sun wasn’t so high in the sky, she would be in the pool. Of course, I was right! Once the sun was slightly angled and there were shady spots in the pool, she hopped right in!
After a little pool time, we checked into our amazing room. The room is flooded with light from the beautiful balcony, and the white and beach blue decor makes you immediately relaxed upon entering. The changes in latitude and changes in attitude pillows describe the feeling perfectly. All you have to change your location and your attitude turns to chillness.
Our room faced north so that we could see both the intercoastal and the beach. We spent a lot of time taking in the view from our balcony! All that beautiful blue is just so breathtaking, and you have to just take it in for a bit on the Margaritaville beach chairs.
For dinner, we went to the Margaritaville Restaurant. There are so many dining choices on the property, but I have heard this is one of the best ones! The restaurant decor is entertaining. They have booths that look like fishing boats. The outside patio looks like a boat on the water overlooking the pool and beach.
We started with an incredibly tasty Chicken Quesadilla with a side of fresh salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. It was the perfect choice after being in the sun all day.
For my entree, I was super excited to order the fresh catch of the day – Mahi Mahi with mango salsa When my plate arrived, I was in awe of just how beautifully the fish was cooked. The photos don’t do it justice! The Mahi was incredibly tender, flakey, and melted in my mouth. The mango salsa added a little extra flavor without being overly mango flavored. I have a mango tree, and I’m practically at my mango limit these days. While many of the entrees on Margaritaville’s menu sound delicious, I highly recommend this dish. The fish is fresh and cooked to perfection!
My mom ordered a steak for her entree and was raving about the flavor and tenderness with every bite. I love when restaurants can do both steak and fish well. They also accommodated her requests to cook the steak with no spices. Love when restaurants make it easy for her to eat out!
Kids Dining Options
My daughter had chicken fingers with a side of apples and caramel. There are a ton of side options for kids including fries, sweet potato fries, carrot chips with ranch, fruit cup, strawberry yogurt or rice. This makes such a difference for picky eaters and parents that would rather skip the french fries like me!
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is open from Monday – Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the bar open until 1 a.m. They have live entertainment offered nightly. See event calendar here. Also, don’t miss the Early Bird Happy Hour Monday – Thursday; 11am-1pm; 2-4-1 Drink specials on beer, wine and well drinks at the bar only.
Thank you to Margaritaville for hosting us for dinner. All opinions are my own.