Tucked away on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, only five miles from the ICW and a few miles from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, lies a premier luxury resort: Marina Bay Marina Resort. This exclusive four-star property, opened in 1970, has the atmosphere of a private club, with its expansive amenities and facilities that are complimentary to all marina guests and crew.
The marina has 168 deep-water slips and offers transient, seasonal and annual slip rentals for vessels ranging from 18 to 140 feet. There is a marine hardware store located 5 minutes from the marina stocked with fishing gear, boating apparel, provisions, and more. All type of marine services for your boat from electronics to engine dealers and haul out facilities can be found within a stones throw of Marina Bay Marina.
Marina Bay Marina Resort’s friendly and experienced staff assists arriving boaters with lines and power hookups. The onsite concierge service makes sure guests have everything they need during their stay and can assist with car rentals, accommodations, and anything else under the sun. The resort’s world-class amenities include a fitness facility with an air-conditioned racquetball court, state-of-the-art strength-training and cardiovascular equipment, and group exercise classes. Another huge bonus: a complimentary personal trainer visits three times a week. In the locker room you will find a laundry area, sauna, and spa. Take a dip with the family at the lavish outdoor pool and Jacuzzi complex, shaded by the lush palm trees that line the resort. And don’t miss the outdoor tennis courts.
Your crew will feel right at home in the resort’s Captain’s Lounge and 10,000 square foot Clubhouse, where you will find flat screen TVs, computer stations, and even a screening room with a library of movies and complimentary popcorn. The business center and Internet cafe can be reserved for meetings or conferences.
When you are hungry for lunch or dinner and a cocktail, stop by the onsite restaurant, the charming dockside Rendezvous Waterfront Bar & Grill. Their Rendezvous burger is legendary, and their Rendezvous Voodoo is a rum punch like no other.
If you care to explore the surrounding area outside the resort, some of the state’s best shopping and fine dining is just a few miles away. Check out The Galleria, where stores range from J. Crew and Neiman Marcus to Abercrombie & Fitch and Vans, and the dining options include Blue Martini, with more than 20 kinds of martinis, and the casually sophisticated Seasons 52. Nearby, Las Olas Boulevard, often called the Rodeo Drive of Florida, is lined with more than 30 restaurants and cafes, plus art galleries and dozens of boutiques. And don’t miss Sawgrass Mills Mall—with more than 300 shops, it’s the largest designer-brand outlet mall in the United States.
Marina Bay Marina Resort is constantly improving and refreshing its facilities, and is currently installing brand new state-of-the-art floating docks. In 2015, they will open Maritime Wyndham TRYP at Marina Bay to provide hotel accommodations for transient and long-term guests.
Whether you’re visiting for the night, a week, or all season, Marina Bay Marina Resort is the perfect destination getaway in southern Florida.