While my husband and I had the chance to getaway without the kids, I wanted to check out the newly opened Margaritaville Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keep in mind that we spent the weekend at the Beau Rivage and did not experience the actual resort. We merely visited ESCAPE, Margaritaville’s family entertainment center.
The actual 22 story resort offers waterfront suites overlooking Deer Island and the Mississippi Sound. It also boosts spacious rooms, luxury suites and numerous amenities that will create a family getaway your family has envisioned.
ESCAPE, the 55,000 sq. ft indoor family entertainment center filled with 48 ft volcano rock wall, arcade games, ropes course, golf simulators, bowling and the nation’s 1st Cloud Coaster. Personally, I’m not a fan of arcade style game rooms.
The activities sound phenomenal but they come at a price. Most of what I listed above range from 15-25 credits a pop. You can purchase 300 credits for $50 which sounds reasonable, but will be gone in no time.
As a parent, I do love the fact that ESCAPE is indoors and offers athletic opportunities like the ropes course and rock wall in the event of a rain-out and/or bad weather. I also like the fact that you can load up a card for your child and ESCAPE can be enjoyed at the end of a long day at the beach or sightseeing at local museums and other attractions but if you have more than one child, your pocketbook will not be pleased.
Locals can take advantage of ESCAPE and host their child’s birthday party without the fear of bad weather interrupting their outdoor plans which is always a plus! My son has a birthday party in August so we may return and celebrate his party at ESCAPE with a few friends and a day at the beach.
My husband and I were planning to eat at Margaritaville Restaurant but the hostess looked angry and unhappy to be at the hostess podium. We passed the restaurant and went to the pool area top snap a fee pictures. Unfortunately an employee asked if “I was staying at the resort” to which I answered “No, I was just trying to get an idea of what the pool area had to offer”. She said I did not have access in the pool area and had to leave which is probably the case.
I then overheard a security guard explaining to someone else (who also didn’t have access as well) that the pool area included a rooftop water playground with ropes course, a lazy river, water slides, cabanas and a poolside bar and restaurant. Apparently the other guest had the same question but given a more suitable response than I was. I was a little disappointed by my 2 exchanges with staff members (pool area employee and restaurant hostess) that we left right those exchanges.
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The resort suites are probably spectacular and the pool area (what I saw of it) looked fun and refreshing. Perhaps I may book accommodations in a few months before the cold weather sets in and give it another shot.
Until then, I just have to keep looking for my salt shaker and salt elsewhere!