By Kara Franker
There's nothing better than pulling up a barstool at an oceanfront tiki bar, sipping on a delicious tropical cocktail and taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean.
The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is a four-diamond oceanfront resort with stylish condo-style suites and full-size kitchens in Palm Beach County.
We chatted with Amye Mitchell, one of Marriott Singer Island's head bartenders, and asked her about the resort's most popular drink specials.
Q: What are your most popular tropical cocktails?
Amye: Frozen daiquiris, of course! And our signature Coconut Island Breeze cocktail. It's served in a freshly cut Florida coconut and it's the best way to cool off.
Q: Sounds delicious! What makes the tiki bar at the resort the best place to hang out for the day -- or the week, for that matter?
Amye: It's the feeling of being lost on an island right on the Atlantic Ocean, but you've got the benefits of five-star service here. You can see the white-sandy beach and the water from one of these bar stools. Plus, we've got the 4 to 6 p.m. happy hour and our famous "Bubbles on the Beach" special.
Q: Tell us about the special.
Amye: We offer $6 glasses of Champagne every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Q: Count us in for the bubbly. When is the busiest time at the resort?
Amye: The summer is very busy time for us, with the kids on summer break. So is spring break. We are a very family-friendly resort destination. There's a reef located just off of our beach that's awesome for snorkeling. Both kids and adults love it.
Q: Do you have any special rates for families who book their vacation this summer at the resort?
Amye: We do! I believe we have a Beach Bum Water Sports Package that would be perfect for families.
Beach Bum Water Sports Package: The package includes a personal cabana and use of all non-motorized water sports for four people. Activities include: ocean kayaks, snorkel gear rental, surfboards, stand up paddle-boards, boogie boards and inner tubes. A three-night stay is required.
Try the Coconut Island Breeze Cocktail recipe:
- 1 ounce of Banana Liqueur
- 1.5 ounces of Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
- 2 ounces Coconut Water
- 2 ounces of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
- 4 ounces Pineapple Juice
- 1 whole lime
- 1 fresh coconut
Instructions: Blend liquids, squeeze lime juice, then shake over ice. Strain into coconut and garnish with an umbrella.
If you go...
The Marriott Singer Island is located at 3800 North Ocean Drive in Singer Island, Fla. For more info call 561-340-1700.
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