Written by Olivia Schleicher
January 2016

The luxurious Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, lies 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., along the Intracoastal Waterway. The Mediterranean-inspired village has a 32-slip marina that can accommodate vessels up to 170 feet and offers rooms and suites in five lavish locations. The centrally located Cloister has a Spanish feel, modern amenities and rustic charm. For stunning views of the resort property and roomy accommodations, stay at the 27-story Tower. The deluxe suites at the Yacht Club are the perfect place to enjoy ICW and Atlantic Ocean views. The other top-notch accommodations are in the Boca Bungalows, with one and three-bedroom apartments, and the rooms and suites at the Boca Beach Club.

Boca Raton Resort & Club also has restaurants to suit any palate. The poolside Shaka Bar & Grill offers burgers, tacos and fabulous frozen drinks, while 501 east Kitchen & Bar serves gourmet burgers and fried chicken in a peaceful atmosphere. Lucca, voted the best Italian restaurant in South Florida, has Tuscan cuisine and an award-winning wine list. One of Boca’s popular nightspots, Bar Luna, mixes up specialty cocktails, while Mizner’s Monkey Bar serves craft beers, whisky and cigars. For world-class sushi, sashimi and maki, head to Iron Chef Masahiru Morimoto’s eponymous Morimoto. And to satisfy your sweet tooth, hit Serendipity, the perfect place for treats such as the iconic Frrrozen hot chocolate.

For unparalleled shopping, the Boca Raton Resort & Club includes a diverse spectrum of boutiques and shops. Nearby trendy Mizner Park and the Royal Palm Palace also offer high-end eateries, music, art, boutiques, salons and entertainment. All marina guests of the resort receive complimentary access to three state-of-the-art fitness centers and four swimming pools. The lauded Waldorf Astoria Spa is the place to indulge in exotic spa treatments and therapies. There are two 18-hole championship golf courses and a stand-out tennis center with the finest teaching program in the region.

And it doesn’t stop there. Other amenities include an on-site Surf School, a golf academy, a QuestClub with children’s programs and countless activities (think snorkeling, deep-sea fishing charters, cruising and sailboat charters, wave-runner rentals, kite flying, race-boat thrill rides and tube races).

“Boca Raton Resort & Club is one of the only places where you can dine in fabulous restaurants, enjoy a round of tennis or golf, shop, unwind on the beach, and then return to your boat for a relaxing evening,” says marina manager Toni Merlino. “Everything is in one location, making for a very memorable visit indeed.” No matter the time of year, Boca Raton Resort & Club is the ideal destination for a little R-and-R away from home.