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Great South Florida Escapes: Staycations, Part 5

Luxury resorts throughout South Florida are offering summer getaway specials.

Margaritaville Beach Resort

Address: 1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood Beach

Wow Factor: Five O’Clock Somewhere isn’t just a bar and grill at Margaritaville. It’s a call to action that implores guests to set their worries aside, kick back and enjoy everything that this enchanting 369-room retreat has to offer. Set just behind the Boardwalk on Hollywood Beach, the resort plays up its chill vibe with an island-inspired pool deck and tiki-style cabanas at ground level and an adults-only rooftop bar and pool. Adventure seekers can check out the FlowRider Double.

The 11,000-square-foot St. Somewhere Spa raises the relaxing stakes with massages, facials, nail care and full body treatments—including the Lost Shaker of Salt Scrub that, in true Jimmy Buffett style, comes with a complimentary margarita.

Fine dining doesn’t get much better than the resort’s acclaimed JWB Prime Steak and Seafood; there’s also casual fare throughout the resort at Land Shark Bar & Grill, Margaritaville restaurant, and the aforementioned 5 O’Clock Somewhere. And what would a Buffett-owned resort be without music—there’s lots of it at Margaritaville; dozens of local bands perform at venues in and around the property, including at the nearby Hollywood Beach Bandshell.

Isn’t That Special: The Summer State of Mind package, good for stays of two or more nights, comes with a $100 resort credit and up to 10 percent off your visit. Ask about discounts for Florida residents, as well as first responders, military and government employees.

Contact: margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com; 954.874.4444

The Goodtime Hotel

Address: 601 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Wow Factor: The good times certainly roll at this 266-room pink paradise brought to you by Miami restaurateur/entrepreneur David Grutman and record producer Pharrell Williams. Music is a prominent part of the vibe with top DJs elevating the weekend pool scene. Strawberry Moon is the foodie epicenter, an inside to poolside restaurant/bar that offers gourmet bites (octopus salad, prawn kebabs), specialty cocktails and bottle service.

Isn’t That Special: The hotel’s spa package (Monday through Thursday only), which requires a stay of two or more nights, includes one 50-minute spa treatment, 15-percent off at Strawberry Moon, plus a complimentary poolside cabana. Ask about other specials connected to weekend pool parties and Florida resident deals.

Contact: thegoodtimehotel.com; 786.687.0234

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