Pirate's Island and Pirate's Cove plunge putters deep into a thicket of thieving pirates, buried treasure, and stowaways tangled in rigging. Players select an appropriately sized putting club and a golf ball of any color, asserting individuality while creating polychromatic turf art. Putt through two 18-hole courses (one at the Daytona Beach Shores location), skirting shimmering waterfalls that conceal skeletons and spelunking convocations behind translucent veils. The golf course abuts a glorious gift shop, and snacks are available for additional gold.
Within a vivacious atmosphere, the food sculptors at Pepper's build manmade mountains of burritos, fajitas, salads, and starters, painted with handcrafted sauces and injected with distinctly Jalisco taste traditions. Kick off marathon meals with an appetizer, such as the signature nachos peppers, a tower of tortilla chips wearing a cloak of chicken, beef, and beans over a supportive undergarment of lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream ($8.49).
Balconies overlooking the relaxed northern end of world-famous Daytona Beach protrude from the four-story fa?ade of Makai Beach Lodge. The private balconies are affixed to oceanfront rooms, which welcome guests alongside multiroom suites and standard dwellings. The 110 tropically themed lodgings feature free WiFi, cable TV, and air conditioning, and a complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning.
Makai Beach Lodge offers complimentary boogie boards and beach toys to enhance the sand and surf, and the saltwater-averse can safely swashbuckle with foam noodles in the heated outdoor pool. A family-friendly vacation spot, the hotel also boasts a kiddie pool and easy access to nearby attractions, such as Daytona International Speedway, Tomoka State Park, and the Little Mermaid's winter time-share.
Ocean waves swirl steps from The Beach Bucket's umbrella-littered patio, where white tables groan beneath fried-shrimp baskets and plates of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Blenders churn frozen libations to the pulse of weekly live music performances, and mixologists also stir sea-inspired drinks such as shipwreck, bay breeze, and water on the rocks. Personable staff and a selection of 28 bottled beers leave sippers grinning as broadly as the exultant shark on The Beach Bucket's souvenir T-shirts.
Lotus Boutique Inn and Suites presides over a sandy swath of private beach on Florida’s Atlantic coast. The hotel was originally built in the 1960s, but has recently undergone a major renovation; today, it’s a modern boutique inn with a host of amenities, including free WiFi and a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, just steps from the beach. Or, heckle seagulls while you warm up around the rustic oceanfront fire pit.
The hotel is just 5 miles north of Daytona Beach. Here, you can actually drive your car on the hard-packed sand thanks to oceanfront driving zones. Daytona Beach’s claim to fame, Daytona International Speedway, features stock-car, sports-car, and motorcycle events year-round.
Cathleen Bellerose was a nurse for 20 years, and she saw the effects of pain and injury on many of her patients. She herself struggled with debilitating leg pain, and she sought an alternative to traditional medication, which she found in massage therapy. During her studies, she was able to locate and then soothe the cause of pain in her own muscles, and now at Pink Lotus Healing on the go massage, she strives to do the same for others. Cathleen offers numerous modalities, such as fibromyalgia, trigger-point, and Thai massages.