If truth be told, this is not my first visit to the iconic Boca Raton Resort & Club. Now a Waldorf Astoria resort, I visited last in the late 1980s when the hotel still retained a bit of a spooky, antique vibe. Now totally renovated and offering the best of modern luxury in a historic setting, you get the best of both worlds. I flew into Fort Lauderdale Airport and picked up a cool Audi A4 from Silvercar, my favorite car rental company.

Silvercar Audi at Boca Resort
My Silvercar Audi A4 at the Boca Resort

More than a hotel, the Boca Resort includes over 1,000 rooms and suites, offered in various configurations and locations. Aside from a luxury hotel, this is a private yacht, golf and country club, also home to some of the area’s most expensive and most exclusive private homes. These homes are on the property and owners are offered resort and club access and hotel amenities as well.

Boca Resort lobby
The Boca Resort’s classic lobby
View from Boca Resort guestroom
The view from my room

I have a beautiful waterfront room in the resort’s yacht club section, overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway and the ocean beyond.

Dinner on my first night was at Lucca, the resort’s classic Italian restaurant. With it’s ornate design and beautiful interior, I was pleasantly surprised by the unpretentious vibe and wonderful attitude of the staff.

Saturday was spent enjoying the hotel’s pool and beachclub, including some time on the Flowrider.

Flowrider ride Surf Boca
Riding the Flowrider

On Saturday night, after a wonderful 90th birthday party for my dad in Fort Lauderdale, I headed back to the resort to dine at The Blue, atop the hotel’s 27 story Tower. I’ll be posting more pics and more about my experiences tomorrow.