Margaritaville Resort is Open For Business


And Beach Talk Radio followers Joy and Kevin Sullivan (pictured here) were the first to check into the resort that’s been 9 years in the making. Watch the ribbon cutting ceremony that we carried live HERE. Watch a 6-minute video of the 9-year journey it took to get the resort open HERE.

TPI hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon with speeches from TPI’s Tom Torgerson and John Dammerman, Margaritaville COO Robert Kisbeth and GM David Cesario, Lee County Commissioner Ray Sandelli, Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dan Allers, Fort Myers Beach Chamber President Jacki Liszak and others.
The resort occupies 7.25 acres and features 254 guest rooms, a beachside Fins Up! Beach Club, and six restaurants, including JWB Grill, License to Chill Bar & Grill, and 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill. All restaurants, as well as the 43,000-square-foot Sunset Terrace, are open to the public. Valet parking is available for guests and the public at a daily rate.

Beach Talk Radio and the Mararitaville Resort partnered to offer BTR followers a rate of $159 for opening week. Rooms sold out in 22 hours.

The resort also offered spa specials to BTR followers and pictured here is BTR follower Dori Leslie from Minnesota who was the first check-in at the St. Somewhere Spa on Thursday.

As of tomorrow our Saturday morning show will be broadcast at 10AM from the License to Chill Bar and Restaurant on the Margaritaville Sunset Terrace.

Make a reservation to come to the resort HERE.

Thank you to Stephen Clark for co-hosting the ribbon cutting event with me and thank you to County Commissioner Ray Sandelli, Fort Myers Beach Vice Mayor Jim Atterholt, TPI’s Tom Torgerson and Fort Myers Beach resident Steve Duello for coming n the pre-game broadcast.



  1. What a Magnificently designed resort , incredible job with space and integrating all the natural beauty of FMB- wether one was for against the project, my personal belief is this is a GOD send for us locals – overnight the Narrative of FMB (which wasn’t good) has been changed – this will springboard our recovery forward by yrs – no reason to surrender the “old FMB” , just need to incorporate some modern projects while NOT selling out to corporate America or Big Govt.
    Thanks to BTR for continued great exposure for FMB

  2. Beginning of thr end of old FMB. It was a great piece of old Florida. New FMB is on the path of Clearwater Beach. Rich > Families & Workers.


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