South Florida Margaritaville resort offers winter getaway package

Whether you are a bona fide Parrothead, know a few of Jimmy Buffet’s songs by heart or just want to get away from the winter cold, Buffet’s Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is enticing potential guest with its new “I Gotta Go Where It’s Warm” package.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort exterior, Florida
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort exterior
The AAA Four Diamond-rated Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is a 17-story, 349-room destination resort and entertainment complex located on the legendary Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Hollywood Beach, Florida. It offers an authentic, “no worries” tropical vibe inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett.

The promotional package, which is valid for minimum two-night stays through April 30, includes two welcome drinks, two refillable signature Margaritaville® Booze in the Blender souvenir cups, a complimentary room upgrade and a $50 resort credit that can be used toward on-site recreational activities. Nightly rates for the package start at $359.

“Travelers can trade their snow boots for flip flops and leave the cold behind, enjoying our multiple pools, beachside FlowRider® Double wave simulator, watersports and unique dining venues,” Cate Farmer, the resort’s general manager, said in a statement announcing the offer.

Situated on a 300-yard wide strip of beach that separates the Stranahan River from the Atlantic Ocean, the resort offers a dynamic line-up of live entertainment, several on-site resort retail stores, a full-service spa, and multiple diverse restaurant and bar concepts including award-winning JWB Prime Steak and Seafood.

Watersports and outdoor activities abound, including the opportunity to learn to surf on the resort’s beachside FlowRider® Double, experience the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway while kayaking or paddle boarding, or take a bike ride along the legendary Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Finally, its location makes it perfect for those who simply want to relax and soak up the sun. (I was tempted to say “chill” but that’s what we’re trying to avoid this time of year, isn’t it?)

Surfing the FlowRider at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Surfing the FlowRider
The property is located 15 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and about 35 to 45 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA), both of which offer direct flights from most of the nation's larger cities.

More information on the special offer is available on the resort’s website using the rate code WARM99.

The Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is one of seven similar properties. Other properties include the Margaritaville Resort and Casino in Boosier City, La., the Margaritaville Resort in Biloxi, Ms., the Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, and the Margaritaville Pigeon Forge Hotel in Tennessee.

The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach is undergoing renovations and will be closed through early 2017. The Margaritaville Beach Resort in Grand Cayman is currently under construction and expected to open in the near future.

A final note

The company’s marketing department finally seems to be hitting its stride. Shortly after the resort opened, it tried to market the property as the perfect place for a romantic wedding, apparently forgetting (or choosing to ignore) that its founder was the man who wrote and performed the epic love song, “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw?”

Somehow, the conflict between promoting drunken (and possibly anonymous) sex and professing one’s enduring commitment to the love of his or her life was lost at the time. But inviting their northern neighbors to head for the warm Florida climes in the dead of winter? NOW they’re talking!

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