At Lago Mar Resort & Spa, just minutes from the hip downtown scene in Fort Lauderdale, rejuvenate yourself with massages and facials. Relax on the resort's exclusive beach, where attendants cater to your every desire, or cool off in the lagoon pool.
The best part: There's no need to feel guilty when you indulge at this “green” paradise, which helps protect the planet with environmentally friendly initiatives. A visit to Lago Mar, an intimate resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, will leave you refreshed and ready to explore all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
Nestled among 10 acres, Lago Mar is a boutique-style resort that incorporates eco-friendly initiatives.
When you arrive, take advantage of complimentary valet service before kicking up your feet in your room, adorned with new Tommy Bahama furniture, flat-screen TVs and plush robes.
Put on your shades and explore the family-owned and operated resort, a designated AAA Four Diamond property that’s consistently ranked as one of Fort Lauderdale’s best by Zagat.
Stroll past coconut trees and hammocks to 500 feet of golden sand on Fort Lauderdale’s largest private beach. Take a dip in one of two pools, play tennis or practice your short game on the putting course.
Afterward, sample delectable dishes from one of the resort’s dining options, which range from fine dining at Acquario to 24-hour room service.
Soothe your soul at the full-service spa with the Sun Lover's facial, hydrating seaweed wraps and the Aromatherapy Salt Glow.
Save with packages like the Girls-Only Getaway and Bed & Breakfast. Sweethearts can even exchange vows at Lago Mar, where staffers will carry out every detail. Catering packages are available.
Downtown Dining & Shopping
Hailed as the Rodeo Drive of Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard is just a few miles from Lago Mar.
Slip on a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses in Optical Spectrum, admire yourself in a diamond charm bracelet at Carroll’s Jewelers and try on designer clothes at Ja Tem Boutique, which stems from the French saying for “I Love You.” At SohoKarma, marvel at necklaces made of handmade glass beads, or peruse contemporary artwork at Las Olas Fine Arts.
Find the perfect wedding gift at Casa Chameleon, which carries crystal vases, caviar servers and 24K-gold-plated picture frames. For the little ones in your life, select from Madame Alexander dolls, christening gowns and tea sets at Flora Ottimer.
Along the way, enjoy the area’s natural beauty by lingering over lunch at the sidewalk café Le Bonne Crepe. Sip mimosas and savor the Crepe Nova Superbe, which blends smoked salmon, asparagus, capers and béchamel.
Don’t miss the intimate Teal Bistro Americana. Feast on grilled lollipop lamb chops, duck confit and pistachio-crusted pork tenderloins. Save room for the delicious fresh fruit cobbler, served with vanilla ice cream. Afterward, head over to Mango’s Restaurant & Lounge, where you can dance to live music every night of the week.
Fort Lauderdale is one destination that will leave you happy, relaxed – and looking forward to your next visit.
This article is brought to you by Lago Mar Resort and Club. To plan your own getaway, visit www.lagomar.com.