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Florida | Fort Lauderdale

Picture clear blue skies, never-ending golden sands, swaying green palm trees and lapping turquoise waters. Imagine a choice of outdoor cafes, beachside bars, fun family restaurants and fine dining options. Consider filling your days shopping at the discount malls, browsing upscale boutiques, scuba diving the reefs or improving your golfing skills. Whether visiting for a relaxing short break, a week in the sunshine or a high-energy vacation, Greater Fort Lauderdale specialises in warm sunny days overflowing with enjoyment.

Sitting in ‘subtropical’ southeast Florida, just a few miles north of Miami, its’ coastal location plays an important part in daily life, including its significance as an international cruise port. Often described as the yachting capital of the world, Fort Lauderdale’s canals, waterways and laid-back European atmosphere, really do make it the ‘Venice of America’.

If you can tear yourself away from the sun-kissed sands, there’s a plethora of things to keep you entertained. Just a short stroll from the beach is the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, a brick lined promenade, home to Museum of Discovery & Science, Florida Grand Opera, Stranahan House and the Museum of Art. Why not take a waterway tour of the mansions and mega yachts of the rich and famous or an airboat tour across the Florida Everglades? Scuba dive and explore the colourful reefs and shipwrecks sitting off the coastal shores or play a round of golf at one of the 60 golf courses in the area?.

Chic Las Olas Boulevard draws crowds from miles, to wander the fabulous boutiques and meander in the superb range of art galleries. Shopaholics shouldn’t miss the USA’s largest outlet shopping mall Sawgrass Mills, where they can shop ‘til they drop!.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale


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LOCATION

Boasting a fabulous location overlooking the Atlantic on the Fort Lauderdale coastline with wonderful dining and shopping close by. The Ritz-Carlton is a great choice.

ACCOMMODATION

This luxurious 24 storey resort property faces Fort Lauderdale's fabulous beach. Soothing elegant decor and custom furnishings grace the 191 guestrooms ,with 37" flat screen televisions and state-of-the-art entertainment systems in every room. Luxurious bathrooms feature flat screen televisions, European toiletries amd plush bathrobes. Fine linens and sumptuous bedding provide a fabulous night's sleep.

FACILITIES

Exceptional, professional service and a wealth of amenities await guests. Enjoy Italian cuisine overlooking the ocean at Via Luna, steak and seafood at the elegant grill, or a lunchtime snack at the poolside cafe. The 17,000 square foot spa offers body treatments, sauna, steam room and other revitilizing services. For those warm sunny days, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale provides a wonderful outdoor pool and sundeck.

PRICES

From £90 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Intracoastal King room. Other room categories available on request.

SPECIAL OFFERS

4th Night Free April 27th to September 27th 2014 in Ocean Front King rooms.

5th Night Free April 27th to September 27th 2014 in Club Ocean Front King rooms and Oce Bedroom Ocean Front Residential suites.

Florida Fever


13 Days/12 Nights

Begins in Orlando and ends in Miami.

Departures year round.

Your fly drive includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Fully-inclusive Intermediate 4 door car hire
• Accommodations as stated
• Route maps and detailed itinerary  

Day 1 Arrive Orlando

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Orlando. Upon arrival, after collecting your rental car, proceed to Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress where you will spend the first three nights of your fun Florida experience.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Days 2 Orlando

Your hotel is situated on a magnificent 1,500 acre resort, convenient to Orlando’s fabulous attractions. Hop onto the resort’s courtesy shuttle to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and experience the magical world of Disney or take a trip to Universal Studios Resort, where a world of exhilarating thrills and adventures await at the two theme parks, Universal Studios® and Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and wonderful dining greets visitors at Universal’s Citywalk®. If you enjoy theme parks, visits to SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Legoland are also a must. Make sure you allocate some time at your resort which offers no fewer than 45 holes of championship golf, a fabulous pool complex dotted with grottos and waterfalls and a lake with its very own beach.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Days 3 & 4 Clearwater Beach

Driving distance: 94Mi/151Km
Leaving Orlando behind, today it’s just a short journey to Clearwater Beach. Located on Florida’s West Coast, Clearwater is home to beautiful beaches, crystal clear Gulf waters and warm sunshine, the perfect place to relax after a busy couple of days in Orlando. The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa overlooks powdery white sands and is tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and intra-coastal waterway. Days can be spent relaxing by the pool or on the beach, or for the ultimate indulgence you may even chose to treat yourself to a pampering treatment at the fabulous spa. If you want to explore slightly further afield, St Petersburg and Longboat Key are all close by and offer a wealth of attractions.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Resort & Spa

Days 5 & 6 Sarasota

Driving distance: 58Mi/93Km
It’s short but beautifully scenic drive to Sarasota this morning, as you leave Clearwater Beach behind. Perhaps make a stop at Tampa en route, a popular tourist spot, before arriving at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota which will be your base for the next two nights. Sitting on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Hyatt Regency overlooks the pretty marina in downtown Sarasota. Rent bicycles from the hotel or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll into town to explore the local shops, restaurants and theatres.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Days 7 & 8 Bonita Springs

Driving distance: 99Mi/159Km
Your journey continues snaking down Florida’s west coast, and as the distance is short you can make plenty of stops en route to Bonita Springs. Located on 26 acres overlooking breathtaking Estero Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, your hotel provides elegant and spacious accommodations, a world class golf course, pool complex with 140 foot waterslide and sits adjacent to a 12 acre environmental preserve.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Days 9 & 10 Fort Lauderdale

Driving distance: 125Mi/201Km
Naples is just short drive from Bonita Springs, so take time to visit today if you've not managed to do so during your stay. Next, you cross from the west coast to the east coast on the Everglades Highway, which is also affectionately known as Alligator Alley! Benefiting from a semi-tropical climate, a year round ocean breeze and seven miles of sun-kissed beach, Fort Lauderdale is one of Florida’s most chic and desirable beach destinations. Las Olas Boulevard is a mecca for lovers of fashion and fine dining. Alternatively you could explore the pretty Riverwalk area, where the Museum of Discovery and Science and Old Fort Lauderdale Village can be found. Sitting on the intra-coastal waterway, amidst lush tropical landscaping, the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 will be your home for the next two nights. Its three-pool oasis provides the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the Florida sunshine!
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Pier 66

Days 11 & 12 The Florida Keys

Driving distance: 191Mi/307Km
There is a change in landscape today, as you head out along the pretty string of islands which make up the Florida Keys. Stretching 140 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, the Keys have a distinctly tropical feel with secluded bays, world-class deep sea fishing and excellent scuba diving, there is even an opportunity to swim with dolphins! Key West is the furthest island as well as the most southernmost city in the US. It is known as a party city and offers a distinct Caribbean-style charm. We suggest a visit to Marathon for the best snorkeling and fishing, taking a bicycle ride through Key Deer Country and visiting Islamorada where quaint arts and crafts shops can be browsed. Your hotel is located in the heart of Old Town Key West on the Gulf of Mexico, and offers an array of watersports and fabulous dining options.
Hotel: Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa

Day 13 Journey Home

Driving distance: 162Mi/261Km
It is time to take the pretty journey back along the Keys and up to Miami airport, where you return your rental car and check in for your flight back to the UK.

From £1989 per adult based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season.
From £615 per child (under 12 years), when sharing with two adults. Other prices available on request.

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