Since the days when Captain Cook sailed the South Pacific, westerners, writers and artists alike have been fascinated by the Tiki culture and its artistic imagery. Now, Cheeca Lodge & Spa has captured the timeless ambiance of the French Polynesian Islands and fused the hotel’s theme of “barefoot elegance” with the laidback lifestyle of the Florida Keys in its new Cheeca Beach Bar. “The Cheeca Beach Bar is the perfect fit for our resort. It’s sophisticated, yet casual and comfortable,” said Tim Estes, general manager. “The Tiki culture has been reborn, with a fresh approach that gives the bar a personality all its own.”
The past is represented by hand-turned dark mahogany wood and bamboo lined walls, while modern comfort is achieved with tall leather bar seats and a comfortable, oversized bench that wraps around the side of the bar. Located behind the resort’s famed Curt Gowdy Lounge, the new beach bar boasts a richly polished concrete bar, a 60” plasma television and a breathtaking ocean view. It’s an ideal place to socialize while enjoying the relaxing and upscale neighborhood vibe of the Upper Florida Keys.
“The bar is staffed with our expert mixologists who serve more than 250 exotic island drinks, made with premium rum and tequila brands, as well as gin, vodka and scotch,” said Michael Troglin, director of food and beverage. “Besides the extensive new drink menu, we will be delivering a new bar menu that was designed with all of our wonderful indigenous seafood and island spices.”