Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sing for your lunch at Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa - Jupiter, Florida

Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa
Sand Bar, and 
5 North A1A
Jupiter, Florida 33477

By Jane Feehan

Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa, the only hotel on the beach in Jupiter, offers some great venues to enjoy the outdoors. I stopped in recently for a poolside lunch – the Sand Bar – and was favorably impressed.

The setting - tables shaded by umbrellas amidst sea grape and other tropical flora and a bar decked out with comfortable wicker chairs – provides an island-type backdrop for relaxation or socializing.  Topography obstructs a view of the ocean from dining areas but there's plenty to make up for it: entertainment. A musician with a terrific repertoire of jazzy tunes played guitar, sang, and enlisted the singing talents of wait staff and patrons. 
Lunch, from their restaurant (Sinclair’s) kitchen, earns kudos also. Food is fresh, not expensive (average $9-12), and well prepared. Pick from a selection of sandwiches, seafood and salads – it’s all here.

Service is good. Call about outdoor hours of operation; they vary, depending on weather and the sea turtle nesting season.

The Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa (Summit Hotels) hosts weddings with a fabulous view of the ocean, not far from the pool; four were held the weekend we visited. Once a Holiday Inn, then a Hilton property, Jupiter Beach Resort recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, perhaps placing it on the roster of finer hotels in the Palm Beach area. (Thanksgiving dinner served as buffet or off the menu. Check their site. It runs $29-39.) Copyright© 2010. Jane Feehan. All rights reserved.  Enter city in search box on right for more restaurants in area.

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