Have fun in the sun during your Fort Lauderdale stay. Relax on the beach, just steps away from our front door, or at our outdoor pool. Hop a water taxi for a canal cruise and see why many have called Fort Lauderdale the “Venice of the North.” Rent bicycles for leisurely rides along the beach or just to help you zip around town with ease. You’ll want to experience this invigorating beachside community to its fullest!

Walking and Jogging

Seven miles of golden sand front the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. To enjoy it, just lace up your walking or running shoes, cross the street in front of the hotel, and go!

Water Taxi

Like a trolley on the water, the hop-on/hop-off water taxi lets you explore Fort Lauderdale at your own pace. You can embark at any stop, purchase your ticket on board, then take in the lovely coastal scenery as you winds through the city’s endless lacework of canals. It’s the perfect and most leisurely way to get to know this glittering city. You’ll find a stop just three blocks from the hotel.


Check in and explore Fort Lauderdale by bike! It’s a great way to see more of the beach and explore the city’s cultural centers and canal-side delights. As you’re reeling around town, you’ll find that you’re in good company! Bicycles for rent are as close as the Broward B-Cycle bikes parked in front of the Sonesta. Be sure to pick up a discount card for your ride at the front desk.


Florida is a world-renowned destination for golfers. In nearby Plantation, Florida, you can learn why at the Jacaranda Golf Club. Host to many PGA, USGA and FSGA Championships, Jacaranda is a 4-Star Rated course according to Golf Digest magazine and has been named Golf Club of the Year by the South Florida PGA. Tee off here, and enjoy the very latest in course design, thanks to a recent multi-million-dollar renovation.

Water Sports

Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas offer an ocean of options for exploring and experiencing this exhilarating coastal community. As our front desk clerk about guided deep sea fishing, kayak or canoe rental, snorkeling, windsurfing and paddle-boarding. For a more relaxed experience on the water, enjoy a dinner cruise embarking from one of the canals.