Florida Destination Adds to Attractions

Signature article by Steve Hartridge.
Punta Gouda/Englewood Beach, on Florida’s South-west Gulf Coast, has unveiled more reasons to attract visitors this year.
A new hotel, a luxury tiki boat experience and three new restaurants will be added to the destination's list of attractions in 2024.
A 65 room, six-storey hotel (as yet unnamed) is scheduled to open at the end of the year. It will include its own brewery and an indoor-outdoor bar with a courtyard on the sixth floor. This will be situated opposite Punta Gorda’s only Irish pub, ‘Celtic Ray Public House’ and owned by the same company.
’The Oasis’ (pictured), by Punta Gorda Adventures, became the most luxurious tiki boat experience in the destination when it launched early this year.
Features include plush lounge seating, upgraded lights, and an impressive sound system. The boat, which can take up to 36 people, is a good suggestion for both larger groups and single guests.
Meanwhile, on the dining scene Whiskey Joe’s restaurant opened late last year opposite the new 785-room Sunseeker Resort hotel. Located on a stretch of sandy beach, there's indoor/outdoor dining, an open-air palapa bar offering tropical cocktails, live music, firepits and beach volleyball.
Two very different restaurants recently opened under the same roof. Penny’s Diner is a Fifties-style diner, complete with turquoise booths and a jukebox, while Penny’s Speakeasy offers fine dining and recreates a bygone era with antique furniture, 1920s-style light fittings, an upright piano and trompe-l’oeil of a vintage wine and bootleg cellar.
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is a coastal community surrounding the state’s second-largest harbour, between Tampa and Naples.


Posted by: Visit USA Association (UK) Ltd
Posted on: 30/04/2024

Florida Destination Adds to Attractions - by Visit USA Association (UK) Ltd

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