by Courtney Elko
Located on the east side of Fort Lauderdale, this resort features Atlantic Ocean views and direct beach access where families can go fishing or snorkel or dive at a coral reef. Lots of restaurants and shopping opportunities are also within walking distance of the Windjammer Resort. Kids will love either of the two heated pools too. The studio, one- and two-bedroom suites each feature a fully equipped kitchen, and living and dining areas. Sleeper sofas and in-room Wi-Fi are also available. The two-bedroom suite can accommodate six people but may not be suitable for very young children as they feature separate sleeping areas on separate floors. Free parking is also available.
Our Editor Loves
- Direct beach access
- Two pools
- Family Room 5+
The windjammer is truly my families second home. We have been coming here for over 20 years. A two minute walk down El Mar drive gets you to restaurants, live entertainment, the pet store, ice cream shops, and gift stores. There's a Walgreens in walking distance for groceries, as well as "surf stores" in case you left your bathing suit back home. Majority of the rooms have beach views, there are two pools, free beach chairs to use during the day, pool toys, beach toys, bikes, you name it! This place just gets better over time.. any review that says differently is horribly wrong. The rooms are great. You won't spend much time in them anyway since there is so much to do here! The beach is so calming to sit in front of. You can take a walk, collect shells, or even just put your toes in the water. But don't forget your keys to get back in, the doors will lock behind ya just to keep the randoms out! A1A and commercial Blvd will get you a where where you need to go if you can't walk. AND! There are tiny tiny lizards to catch and release! Just don't grab them by the tails!
Needless to say, we will be back in two weeks or less to see our other windjammer friends! ❣️
The windjammer is definitely a place to stay if you are visiting Lauderdale by the Sea... located on the ocean, very close to town, and The grounds and rooms are kept nice and clean! Our housekeeping staff, Ebony , was very nice and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again if in the area!
Theresa from Boston