Written by Kalie Walter
April 2017

Conveniently located on the New River, less than 10 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Airport, the impressive Marina Bay Resort is a bonafide piece of Fort Lauderdale history. As a private club, Marina Bay was known in the 1970s and ’80s as a playground for the rich and famous, personifying the luxurious southern Florida lifestyle by boasting members such as Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan and Burt Reynolds.

Still regarded today as one of the most refined marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Marina Bay offers 168 slips on 15 floating docks and 1 fixed dock, accommodating vessels up to 150 feet. The property features a multitude of guest amenities, including a bookable private movie theater, resort-style pool and hot tub, workout center with an on-staff personal trainer, tennis courts, air-conditioned racketball courts, weather service, dog park and laundry facilities. Marina Bay’s unwavering goal is to create a vacation-like atmosphere for boaters, whether they live there full time or are transients passing through.

In addition to the wealth of amenities, there is a charming and friendly on-site restaurant, Rendezvous, set right on the water. The ever-popular happy hour features specialty cocktails such as the Rendezvous Voodoo and the Rasmopolitan, and the menu is packed with options to suit any appetite, including coconut shrimp and a fish sandwich with Key lime tartar sauce. On the weekends there is always live music.

Always focused on upping the ante, Marina Bay is debuting a brand-new Wyndham Hotel later this spring. The 150 guest rooms will feature chic, Mediterranean-inspired de´cor, and flexible events spaces will be ideal for hosting business meetings, dinners and social occasions. Complimentary shuttle service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be included with all room reservations.

Whether you’re looking for a new home for your vessel or simply an ideal spot to relax on your next cruise through Fort Lauderdale, Marina Bay is the perfect choice for a first-class, resort-style experience.