Popular Passover Getaways Along Florida’s Jewish Gold Coast


Florida will always be a hit with families, so it’s no surprise that some of the hottest Passover tickets are clustered around the historically Jewish Gold Coast of South Florida.

It’s less than three hours by plane from New York, overflows with kosher dining options, boasts gorgeous beaches and has plenty to do for the whole family even if it rains, which usually only happens for an hour at a time.

Here are some of the more popular options:

♦ Lasko Getaways hosts Passover at the totally redesigned JW Marriott Turnberry Miami Resort and Spa in Aventura, Fla. On 300 tropical acres between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the property has been named one of the “World’s 100 Best Resorts” by Travel+Leisure Magazine. You’ll find a water park, cabanas, a full-service spa and 36 holes of championship golf. Call for rates.

♦ The Bonaventure Resort in Ft. Lauderdale “is considered the hottest Modern Orthodox program at this price point,” said Aliza Seidman of Kosherica. Entertainment will include acclaimed singers Avraham Fried and Mordechai Shapiro, while Kosherica will fly in 5-star chefs from all over the world. A noted kids camp is also a huge draw. From $3,920 per person, based on double occupancy.

♦ The PGA National Resort “sells out year after year within a few months, for 10 years in a row,” noted Seidman. “It’s the fastest selling Passover program in the world.” Apart from championship golf, people love options like yoga, spinning and Pilates at the Health & Racquetball center and a 40,000-square-foot spa with full-service beauty salon and healing mineral pools. From $4,825 per person, based on double occupancy.

♦ For the 11th year, Grand Getaways is hosting Passover at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The resort, on 482 private acres of lush woodlands, is convenient to Walt Disney World and numerous other family-oriented attractions. Passover guests can enjoy a water park, poolside barbecues, and an 18-hole golf course. From $5,499 per person, based on double occupancy.