Cast all your cares away at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter, and author Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Resort Orlando is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination that is currently under development in Orlando, Florida. This $750 million development will bring a “no worries” vibe to the Central Florida area.

Once complete, the resort will feature a 187-room Margaritaville hotel, 1,000 Margaritaville-inspired vacation homes, 300 timeshare units, 30,000 square-feet of function space, 200,000 square feet of festive retail space, a dining and entertainment district, a 12-acre water park, a wellness center, miles of wooded fitness trails, a water taxi system, and a three-acre swimming area. The swimming area will feature natural sand beaches―the first and only in Central Florida, surrounded by cabanas and water activities, including paddle-boarding, snorkeling, and more.

UPDATE: MARGARITAVILLE ORLANDO BROKE GROUND JULY 27

Margaritaville Orlando Lobby

Each Margaritaville hotel and resort is privately developed and managed. Margaritaville Resort Orlando is being developed by Encore Capital Management, along with the team at Margaritaville Holdings.

Construction is underway. The development will open in phases, and the first phase is the retail component, slated to be completed by the end of 2017. The development is expected to be fully completed in late 2018.

The swimming area will feature natural sand beaches―the first and only in Central Florida.

All Margaritaville resorts offer a “casual-luxe” design, featuring an array of tropical elements. Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc., an award-winning, internationally-recognized architecture firm, will design the hotel component of Margaritaville Resort Orlando. Interiors will be led by The McBride Group and landscape design by SCI.

Whether travelers are looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventure with family and friends, Margaritaville Resort Orlando aims to open the door to paradise.

Accessibility at Margaritaville:

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is a 17-story, 349-room destination resort and entertainment complex that offers an authentic “no worries” tropical vibe that extends to all visitors, including those with special needs. A top priority of the resort is to be ADA accessible—both for guests looking to enjoy the resort and those seeking to explore the surrounding beach.

Margaritaville Lagoon Rendering

Resort amenities for guests in wheelchairs include ADA accessible guestrooms and suites, roll in showers, bathrooms with tubs, and handicap parking.

All Margaritaville resorts offer a ‘casual-luxe’ design, featuring an array of tropical elements.

In addition, ADA accessibility extends from the resort and into Hollywood Beach. Hollywood Beach is the first destination in Florida to offer DEP-approved Mobi-Mats, which are wheelchair accessible mats that create a pathway into the sand. There are eight in total along the beach, and one is located directly behind the resort. In addition, the city of Hollywood offers beach wheelchairs with capabilities to roam across sand. This service is provided at no charge and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Margaritaville Orlando Lobby Greenery
Fun figures:
  • 2,200
    beach chairs available to guests
  • 1,000
    steps from resort to retail space
  • 700,000
    cubic yards of sand used to build the beach
  • 1,300
    palm trees on property
  • 6,000
    guests can be accommodated in the residences and hotel rooms at one time
  • 60,000
    square footage of beachfront
  • 14,000,000
    gallons of water to fill the pools
  • 3,425,625
    total hours to build, including:

    • 100,000
      hours to build the pools
    • 2,000,000
      hours to build the hotel
    • 65,625
      hours to build the residences
    • 60,000
      hours to build the beach
    • 1,200,000
      hours to build the restaurant space

Other Margaritaville projects:

Today, Margaritaville features nine destination resorts/hotels across the Southeast United States and Caribbean, with eight additional locations in active development.

  • Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
  • Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City
  • Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman
  • Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
  • Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina
  • Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
  • Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge
  • Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham

Future properties include the new Margaritaville Resort Orlando, and other pipeline projects include sites in Nashville, Gatlinburg, and the Caribbean.