What do you get if you cross 23 miles of sun-kissed beaches, sidewalk cafe´s, chic boutiques and trendy restaurants? That’s right, Fort Lauderdale! Now considered as one of the coolest places around, Fort Lauderdale is
a must for any Florida holiday! With so much to do, you won’t know where to start but we’d suggest the beach for some water sport action! Once you tire from all the fun you’ll be having, spend the rest of your day relaxing in one of the 4000 restaurants and cafe´s in and around Fort Lauderdale. Go on, you deserve it!
We understand that even in the land that invented the automobile, not everyone likes to drive. Being a non-driver in Florida is easy with Virgin Holidays.
Take our convenient transfer coach from Miami international airport to any hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
We operate a daily service for only £20 per person each way.
Please see the individual hotel descriptions for their proximity to restaurants and bars.
Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America, so why not hop on board a waterbus to explore the area? You will also find there are regular public buses which run very reliable services at great value.
- 23 miles of sun-kissed beaches
- Great shopping at Las Olas Boulevard
- Alfresco waterfront dining
Jan – Las Olas Art Festival
May – Annual Great American Beach Party / McDonald’s Air and Sea Show – US Marines performing aerial and water-based displays
Jun – Stonewall Street Festival and Parade
Jul – 4th July Spectacular / Bank of America Starlight Musicals
Aug – Hollywood Beach Latin Festival
Oct – Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Nov – Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show / Fort Lauderdale Sound Advice Blues Festival
Dec – Christmas on Las Olas / Winterfest Boat Parade
Please note: all events listed are for helpful information only and many are subject to entrance fees and/or prior reservation, and may be cancelled at any time. Please check with the relevant tourist office if you need further information on these or any of the other events in this region.
Our Top 5 hotels
This luxury Resort offers guests the finest in modern comforts. Superior service, sophisticated décor and a stunning range of state-of-the-art amenities are yours to enjoy, including a delightful tropical enclave with swimming pool and sun terrace both of which overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
This fabulous resort, sitting on the white-gold, sandy beach is waiting for your virgin feet. It goes on for 6 miles and there's beach volleyball and water sports for those not content to merely bask in the sun. The Beach Bar & Grill offers casual fare and tropical drinks during the day, overlooking the new infinity edge-pool and the ocean.
This stylish, boutique hotel overlooks the ocean in lively Fort Lauderdale and promises a relaxing break with its recently revamped, lavishly appointed rooms with large private balconies, spectacular views and excellent service. The hotel boasts a European-style spa with a range of treatments guaranteed to soothe body and mind.
In a great location, close to Fort Lauderdale's finest attractions, Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort offers comfortable, spacious accommodation overlooking a gorgeous stretch of beach. There are water sports aplenty for the enthusiast or spend your time lazing by the heated oceanfront swimming pool.
No details are available for this accommodation at present.
Fun and Games
Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, culture and events. You can go shopping on Las Olas Boulevard or take a relaxing gondola ride on the canal. Kids will love the hands-on Museum of Discovery and Science.
With more than 4,000 restaurants ranging from intimate cafés, to alfresco waterfront dining spots, ethnic eateries and world renowned steakhouses, you certainly won’t be left hungry in Fort Lauderdale.
For the night owls amongst you, there are plenty of places to dance the night away. Living Room Nightclub is an ultra-lounge which offers a super-hip vibe or you may prefer the Improv Comedy Club for its laugh a minute stand-up routines.
Not to be Missed
Sawgrass Mills, one of America’s largest outlet malls offers the ultimate shopping experience with more than 400 stores to splash the cash. The only problem is you may need to buy another suitcase when you’re finished!
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
You fly direct non-stop to Miami International Airport from Heathrow with award-winning Virgin Atlantic.
Flight Time - Approx 10 hours
Time Difference - GMT -5 hours
Distance - Approx 30 miles from Miami International Airport. 213 miles from Orlando International Airport.
Driving Times - 45 min from Miami. 3 hours from Orlando.
Did you know?
To navigate the waterways, hop on board the waterbus, approx $10 for an unlimited day pass.