There are dozens upon dozens on outdoors resorts throughout the country, all of which play host to hundreds of hunters and anglers each year. These lodges, hotels, and beachside bungalows are the inspiration behind my new series, Getaways, in which I’ll highlight a new resort in a new location in each article. With this series, I hope to provide anglers with new and exciting ideas for vacations and long weekend trips that they might have otherwise not known about. For my first foray into this series, it only seems fitting to start things off with a bang and highlight one of the most famous bass lakes overlooked by a resort owned by one of the most famous fishermen. Keep reading for an insight into the grandeur and hospitable atmosphere you’ll experience with the Roland Martin Marina and Resort, which rests upon the legendary Lake Okeechobee.
Featured in countless magazines, websites, and TV programs since opening its doors in 1981, the Roland Martin Marina and Resort is located just south of Disney World and Orlando. The resort’s expert guides know the canals and marshes of Lake Okeechobee like the back of their hands and are ready and willing to do make sure you land one of the giants that make the lake famous and you go home with memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. The resort also offers guide services for Peacock bass in Miami, and alternate bass trips to the Kissimmee Chain and the Everglades.
With motel rooms, villas, and a campground on the premises, the resort is more than able to accommodate any size group for any length of time. Whether you’re just looking for a room for a few nights, or yearning for a place to stay while you hunt for that lunker you’ve always dreamed of, the resort has all you’ll need for a luxurious and comfortable stay.
Another great feature of the resort is its Marine Center, which is home to a showroom featuring several new and used boats, offers full boat service, and boating accessories. Specializing in several brands of boats and motors, and operated by an award-winning team of technicians, the Marine Center has everything you can think of to suit your watercraft needs.
Along with great accommodations, a full-service Marine Center, and experienced guides to help you land an impressive limit, the resort is also home to the amazing Galley Restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and located right on the docks of the marina, The Galley is a great place to grab a bite any time of the day. If you’re looking for a place to wind down after a long day, Scotty’s Tiki Bar offers a full liquor bar, dancing, karaoke, and live bands on the weekends. Add to that a unique gift shop and impressive tackle store with everything you can ask for to entice the area’s many species of fish, and you have the ideal place for any fisherman to kick back and enjoy themselves.
The Roland Martin Marina and Resort has earned a reputation over the years for its reliable guides, amazing lodgings, world-class restaurant, and relaxing night life. Any angler who has ever dreamed of reeling in one of Okeechobee’s monster bass can find no better place to stay while chasing this dream. If you’re looking for a perfect fishing trip, or even if you’re just passing through, the resort truly is the perfect getaway.
For more information on the Roland Martin Marina and Resort, including rates and information, feel free to visit www.rolandmartinmarina.com, or call 800-473-6766.