Hollywood Beach in South Florida has always been a sweet spot close to South Beach Miami yet off the radar, meaning no paparazzi. It’s a great place for ecotourism and to connect with nature. Hollywood Beach has the most open space and nature preserves and even keeps the city lights very low so turtles can come nest under the stars on a two-mile swath of North Beach.
With a large eco-park and two eco-golf courses nearby, Hollywood Beach is the place to rent an electric canoe and explore the dense mangroves of West Lake Park or walk the boardwalks and get away from it all and just embrace the natural side of South Florida. There is a two and a half mile long auto-free “Broadwalk” that has a quirky collection of restaurants, shops, and fabulous people watching.
The only problem with Hollywood Beach was the lack of high end hotel options. There was only the Tommy Bahama Marriott or Parrot Head Margaritaville, neither of which offers the luxury experience savvy travelers seek. Until now. The new minimalist modern Costa Hollywood Beach is in soft openings and Hollywood Beach will never be the same.
The 27,000 square foot rooftop terrace features a heated infinity pool and the hotel’s first restaurant Cielo, which offers a simple menu full of variety, perfect for snacking, lunch, or dinner overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway to the West and the crashing waves of the Atlantic to the East.
Cielo is just the start of the food offerings; an Argentinean Steak House is set to open off the lobby in the near future. The lobby is also home to a chic coffee bar to get your day going and an on-duty concierge that can set up private boat charter to pick you up across the street on the Intercostal. If you prefer, grab a prepared picnic lunch and couple of beach chairs to go up to the darkest part of North Beach and watch the Turtles mate under the stars.
There are multiple types of rooms available, and all three hundred of them are extremely well appointed and very chic. Simple, high-end finishes and fixtures and mini kitchens give the Costa a homey vibe. Rooms have western Intercostal views or East facing oceanfront skylines, and most have private terraces from which to enjoy the fresh sea air. There is well appointed gym complete with a roped off boxing area and daily rooftop yoga offerings to help you reach new fitness peaks while enjoying your beach time.
The Costa is offering special soft opening discounted rates this Winter and Spring, giving you the perfect reason to come down and check out Hollywood Beach, the cool new alternative to South Beach.
By Will Candis