Nothing says “vacation” like a tiki bar. Although each one is different, they all have that laid back tropical vibe that invites you to step outside your schedule, settle in beneath the tiki, and just relax and enjoy the moment.
To help you find the most island-like hot spots in the area, we’re happy to present our very own Tropical Tiki Trail. This itinerary will take you from one side of Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach to the other.
Bonus: with the later sunsets during summer, you can start with lunch at one tiki bar and end with dinner and a stunning sky show at the last one!
SandBar Tiki & Grille
SandBar Tiki & Grille is the best of both worlds – the beach is right across the street so you can always go jump in the water, and the tiki vibe is relaxed, friendly, and fun. Dig your toes into the sand while listening to live music and enjoying a tropical drink and sea breezes. It doesn’t get much better.
Lighthouse Grill and Tiki Bar
A tasty menu featuring fresh seafood and plenty of live music are key features of this gem on the intracoastal waterway. Lighthouse Grill's signature Adirondack chairs are also coveted spots to settle in for perfect views: of gorgeous sunsets, soothing water vistas, and a wide variety of birds and sea life.
Smokin’ Jerry’s Tiki Hut
Chill out and boat-watch to your heart’s content at Smokin’ Jerry’s, located in Gasparilla Marina. Locally famous for their smoked meats and with a fun menu featuring seafood, burgers, salads, and a variety of creative nachos, you’ll want to try everything.
Sunset Beach Club
The name says it all! With perfect water and beautiful vistas, a large tiki shelter, a roomy dry beach, live entertainment, tasty drinks and beach bites, and even a giant chair for fun selfies, you’ll feel like you’re on an island vacation when you're at Sunset Beach Club.
TT’s Tiki Bar
A favorite hangout for tropical vibes, TT’s features a full menu of tasty cuisine and ice-cold cocktails, as well as live music and space to dance, plenty of sand to rest your feet in, and beautiful water and sunset views.
Tiki Boat Time
We are lucky to have three fun Tiki boat options in the area, and a few of them also offer several pick up locations. All encourage you to bring your own food, drink, and music. Explore below to find your perfect experience:
Cruisin’ Tikis Charlotte Harbor
Groups of six or less can jop on Cruisin' Tikis at the dock by TT's Tiki Bar and have a blast on a pleasure or sunset cruise.
Red Tiki Tours
Red Tiki Tours can take up to 12 guests! Featuring under-boat lighting which makes those sunset and evening tours magical. They also offer karaoke and there's a restroom on board.
Nautical Tiki Cruises
Nautical Tiki Cruises offer 6-passenger boats that can pick you up from two convenient locations, at Laishley Park or Port Charlotte Beach Park. They offer day and sunset cruises, and private nature and Christmas Light cruises. There is a restroom on board.
Whether you follow the whole trail on just try one or two of our Tropical Tiki spots, you’ll love the easygoing feeling, great food, live music, and delightful views. Have (relaxing) fun out there!