Pompano Beach Journals

Florida Fun and Relaxation

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A June 2004 trip to Pompano Beach by rdkjsmith

Islamorada Fish Company Photo, Pompano Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: This is a journal of our 2004 family trip to Pompano Beach, Florida.

Florida Fun and Relaxation

Overview

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This year, we decided to go back to Ft. Lauderdale (our third year in a row). We just wanted to have a very relaxing time, which is exactly what we had. Our father and the two of us sisters are certified Open Water SCUBA divers, so we went SCUBA diving while in Florida. We went out with Force E, which was a lot of fun. The resort we stayed at was okay, but somewhat disappointing for a Gold Crown Resort. The unit was nice, but we had some problems with service and bugs. The girls got Henna tattoos when walking near the beach. The shopping was very good too. Quick Tips: We would get up late in the morning, lay out by the pool for a couple of hours, then go in an...Read More

Wyndham Palm-Aire

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Hotel | "Fairways of Palm Aire"

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I hesitate about what to write about Fairways of Palm Aire. In some ways, the resort was nice, but in others, I was a little grossed-out by it. As far as the unit went, it was VERY VERY spacious. We had a one-bedroom unit with a foldout couch. It also had a full kitchen...it was HUGE. The bathroom was also very large, with a shower that was big enough for five or six people! The master bedroom had a whirlpool tub in it. The unit was large and comfortable for the four of us. However, we had some problems with several large bugs in our room, as well as lots of little ones. We also found a beer bottle (not ours) behind the nightstand, which was disgusting. Another thing was that upon repor...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 22, 2004

Wyndham Palm-Aire
2601 Palm-Aire Drive North
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
(954) 972-3300

Wyndham Palm-Aire

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Hotel | "Fairways of Palm Aire"

Wyndham Palm-Aire Photo, Pompano Beach, Florida
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Best Things Nearby:The beach was just five minutes from the resort. Also, there was alot of shopping nearby, including Sawgrass Mills and Coral Springs Mall.Best Things About the Resort:The resort had three very nice pools, a spa, and a good gym. It was a great place to relax.Resort Experience:Our unit was a one bedroom with a foldout couch. It had a very large full kitchen and a large bathroom with a huge shower. The unit was large and our stay was very comfortable. However, there were a few things that we didn't like. The pools, while they were large, were not always clean and the temperature was not controlled well. Also, we called for toilet paper a...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 22, 2004

Wyndham Palm-Aire
2601 Palm-Aire Drive North
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
(954) 972-3300

Houstons

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Restaurant

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Houston's is definitely one of our favorite restaurants. There are several locations in the country, but everytime we visit Ft. Lauderdale, Houston's is a must-see. The waiting staff is extremely efficient and nice. The restaurant sits on a dock, so you can drive up in your boat and eat, or you can drive up in the more traditional way (your car!). Though the menu is pricey, it is worth every penny spent. My recommendation: order the Prime Rib Platter. (it's not listed on the menu, but they have it). It's a smaller cut of tender prime rib, served with garlic shoestring fries. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 23, 2004

Houstons
2821 E Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
(954) 783-9499

Islamorada Fish Company

Restaurant | "Islamorado Fish Company"

Islamorada Fish Company Photo, Pompano Beach, Florida
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This was the third time we have eaten at Islamorado Fish Company. The food is excellent and priced well. The sweet bread is excellent, and the shrimp are good too. The restaurant is attached to the Bass Pro Shop. It is a little difficult to get to the first time you go (not difficult, just confusing), but it is worth the winding around the parking lot! Our wait was only about 5 minutes, then we were seated and served. Very good seafood...I suggest getting the alligator!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 23, 2004

Islamorada Fish Company
220 Gulf Stream Way
Pompano Beach, Florida 33004
954-927-7737

Force E Scuba Dive Centers

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Attraction | "Force E SCUBA"

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We went on two shallow dives...one at the Nursery and one at Copenhagen Reef. We rented our equipment and made our reservations with Force E, a SCUBA shop on Atlantic Blvd. Everyone we came in contact with was very nice. The divemaster and boat captain, Brian and Dave, were very funny and they made the dive much more enjoyable than normal. I definitely recommend them. We were three of only six divers aboard the boat; there were several snorkelers on board. We very much enjoyed the humor of the trip. Upon leaving the dock, our crew began discussing the "three hour tour" we were going on, and played the Gilligan's Island song. Upon reaching the Nursery, which is full of large Nurse...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 23, 2004

Force E Scuba Dive Centers
2700 E Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
(954) 943-3483