With 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and many of Florida¹s cleanest and safest beaches, welcome to Fort Lauderdale! Ideally located in the centre of South Florida’s Gold Coast, halfway between Palm Beach and Miami. The area encompasses Hollywood and Hallendale Beach to the south and as far north as Pompano and Deerfield Beach.
Known as the Venice of America due to its intricate and expansive canal system, Fort Lauderdale is a major yachting centre with a vibrant marina lifestyle. The city has 300 miles of navigable inland waterways and is home port to some 44,000 yachts. In addition, Port Everglades is an important cruising hub with many ships departing for the Caribbean.
Beach action centres along Atlantic Boulevard and Beach Promenade. At its heart, Atlantic Boulevard meets up with Las Olas Boulevard, the chic strip for alfresco dining, edgy galleries, distinctive boutiques and designer shopping. Take a trip on the Mississippi Paddle steamer, Jungle Queen, and view the opulent mansions of the rich and renowned. If you're feeling flush, why not hire your own speed boat for the day and dock at Shooters Waterfront Café for a cold beer and a plate of fresh shrimp.
The beaches of Fort Lauderdale were the first in Florida to be awarded “Blue Wave” status by the The Clean Beaches Council, so you can be confident that they will be some of the cleanest, safest and most user-friendly beaches in America.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Palm Trees sway gently in the cooling Atlantic breezes that bath the wonderful beachfront promenade with its award-winning “wave wall”. A great place for walking, biking or blading on a Fort Lauderdale holiday.
Quite different from its neighbours as it is more of a cove. There is a great fishing pier and for surfers the north side has great waves.
The pristine sand and delightful John Lloyd State Park make this a a favourite.
Sharing some of the characteristics of its California name-sake, Hollywood has a relaxed and glamorous feel. You will love the 2.5 miles of Boardwalk – perfect for an oceanfront stroll, or maybe some more strenuous exercise.
More like a seaside village. Its particular charm lies in the abundant fishing, snorkelling and reef diving.
A firm favourite with families, the kids will love Pompano for its many playgrounds that dot the beach.There is also an annual seafood festival.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay
and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the
video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in.
Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside
café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we
wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed
that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!
Leonore & Mike Rumford
Lago Mar Resort & Club
The Lago Mar is a family owned and operated oceanfront resort that combines contemporary luxury with unrivalled customer service.
Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Ideally situated between vibrant Miami and lively Fort Lauderdale.
Pelican Grande Beach Resort
When looking for the beach holiday with a little extra then look no futher than the Pelican Beach Resort, this extremely elegant oceanfront hotel has a 500 metre private beach.