Jimmy Buffett’s songs are all about the sand, sun, and surf. Now families can step into a Buffett song at The Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. Margaritaville is located on a stretch of white sand beach overlooking the Biloxi Sound in Biloxi, Mississippi.
The beachfront, family-friendly Margaritaville Resort features 373 spacious rooms and suites, with picturesque water views and balconies. “We brand ourselves as the best affordable family attraction on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” says Kenny Glavan, Margaritaville’s Area Director of Hotel Operations.
The Margaritaville Resort caters to families with children and offers something for everyone in the family. Escape, the resort’s 55,000-square-foot Family Entertainment Center, has hundreds of arcade games and activities, where kids can win tickets to redeem for prizes at the onsite prize center. There are also two sports simulators that let guests test their skills at everything from golf to soccer; six mini bowling lanes, a pool table, skeeball, and other “old school” entertainment options.
The centerpiece of Escape is a 48-foot-tall, light-up volcano rock climbing attraction that—to the delight of kids—erupts every hour while playing “When the Volcano Blows” by Jimmy Buffett (it is Margaritaville after all) and ends with a hilarious burp. The Sky Trail Ropes Course entertains the adults while the Sky Tykes ropes course is perfect for kids 2 to 7. Guests get a bird’s eye view of Escape as they soar through the entertainment center on the resort’s Cloud Coaster—the largest indoor zip line in the U.S.
When it’s time to get outside and boost Vitamin D levels, head to the resort’s rooftop water playground on the 5th floor. With a scenic view of the Barrier Islands just off the coastline, Margaritaville’s waterpark features a 450-foot Lazy River, two waterslides, a splash pad, and a water ropes course just for little people. “This is not your average hotel pool,” Glavan says. There are lounge chairs and cabanas for soaking up the sun, and parents can have a little fun of their own in the lounge pool sipping a cocktail from the swim-up bar. On arrival, every guest receives a beach ball and is encouraged to bring it to the pool for organized games and activities.
At the end of a long day at the pool or playing games, Margaritaville offers a variety of family friendly dining options, including the LandShark Bar & Grill, the Margaritaville Café, and the more upscale Doe’s Eat Place. The Sweet Shack, located inside Escape, is the perfect spot to grab a cool treat on a hot day, and the Margaritaville Coffee Shop, located in the lobby, offers gourmet coffee and pastries. The resort also has watering holes—the 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar and the Lost Key Bar—where parents can enjoy a cocktail while taking in the beautiful views and regularly scheduled live entertainment.
So grab the sunscreen and bathing suits, and as Jimmy Buffett says, “get where it’s warm!”
Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
195 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530