Floridian luxury at Ft Lauderdale Ritz-Carlton

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There’s something really peaceful about Ft. Lauderdale, even the colors of the landscape feel more pastel, the breeze softer and the pace more relaxed. The beachwalk to pristine white sands and the gentle surf beyond make for a vacation suited to leisure; the strain removed, the flurry of activity lessened, and the Floridian fervor zenned out a bit.

Overlooking the white sands and surf beyond

A perfect luxury stay in Ft Lauderdale is The Ritz-Carlton, Ft Lauderdale. With views of the intercostal waterway and coast alike, the 180-degree outlook to the scenery beyond is relaxing in and of itself. Watching a pink and purple sunset from the balcony, the colors wash over the city beyond and the yellow lights below begin to bathe the streets in their own hue. 

A stunning sunrise over the Atlantic.
Burlock Coast Restaurant

Burlock Coast restaurant is located right off the lobby and has its own beach-side entrance. Boasting seafare and spirits, the massive outdoor patio looks out to the ocean while the comfortable décor inside is suited to the farm to fork concept. Specializing in rum, guests can visit the rum cave for exceptional bottles themselves, or try a drink from the cocktail menu. Mamajuana Old Fashioned, Guava Limoncello, and Rum Runner’s Remorse all incorporate rum-based drinks and a perfect way to set the tone for dinner. Coconut shrimp ceviche and Tuna poke are excellent choices from the raw bar, while Whole Fish of the Day, Seared Barramundi, Dry Aged NY Strip and Roasted Pork Chop are all heavy-hitters from the entrée selections. Save room for dessert with options such as the Pink Velvet Berry Shortcake, Florida Key Lime Pie, Grand Marnier Crème Brulee and a Nuetella Chocolate Flourless Cake.

Ocean views from guest rooms. 

Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Ft Lauderdale are appropriately coastal, with light color palates and soft accents. Luxury linens and bedding leave guests rested and refreshed every morning. Large bathrooms and luxury finishes leave guests familiar with The Ritz-Carlton brand fulfilled for another great stay. 

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The spa at the property affords a large co-ed lounge and several treatments. Integrating both the citrus history of Florida and the ocean healing methodologies, treatments such as the Intuitive Ocean utilize ocean sea salt and marine mud for a full-body detox and refinement. The Rebalancing Citrus Spring features a citrus scrub and hot stone massage, with mandarin and orange oils. A full-service salon is attached for a blowout or complete cut and color as well as nail services.  

A rooftop pool, featuring an Instagram-ready selfie station, is a satisfying dip in a pool and perfect vantage point to the ocean. A private club-like feel and bright white touches from umbrellas to crisply folded towels make for a sunny morning tanning spot or an afternoon shaded haven. There is also a private entrance direct to the beach for guests of the hotel, sunscreen bar to lather up in whatever SPF your heart desires, and poolside dining and bar service.

Perfectly coastal, lavishly appointed, service-oriented and an on-point dining establishment, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale exemplifies all the brand is known for: an excellent luxury stay. For rates and reservations, visit

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Pastel sunsets in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. 

Chad Chisholm

Chad Chisholm is a professional photographer and travel writer. Marrying the two together, his travels have taken him across the world, staying in everything from Parisian Penthouses to huts in Ecuador in the rainforest. His work has been published in ISLANDS, Afar, WildJunket, AAA publications, and more. To see Chad's photographic work, visit ...(Read More)

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