Everything about Nikki Marina is pretty. For instance, the marina provides a lovely Intracoastal backdrop for al fresco dining or sitting with a drink at a tiki-ish gazebo bar in the tranquil courtyard. This outdoor lounge area boasts a gurgling fountain, carved wooden crocodile benches padded with plush white pillows, and square mattresses with more plush white pillows; Persian rugs are tossed here and there on the ground. The relaxed resort look is not dissimilar to that of Nikki Beach restaurants on South Beach, St. Tropez, St. Barts, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, or Marbella, Spain (I'm no expert, but I sense a formula at work here). The main difference is that this particular Nikki isn't on the beach. It is, however, part of the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa across the street, so those who want sand and sea need only cross Ocean Drive and cut through that... More >>>
Eating, yes. Drinking, yes. But no snoozing allowed.