As it's designed in urban living style, you can drive right through the center of this sprawling space, which has plenty of parking. The main street, appropriately named "Fashion Drive," is lined with sought-after stores like Apple, Coach, Chanel and Hollister, to name drop a few.
And that’s not all. Professional shoppers get giddy over the big box stores like Target, Best Buy and Bed Bath and Beyond, spread out in a giant horseshoe.
Coconut Point has nearly 150 shops and restaurants to tempt your taste buds and wallets — Photo courtesy of (C) Coconut Point 2014
Coconut Point takes up about 500 acres, but not all of it is shopping. Besides picturesque lakes, boardwalks and fountains, the area features residential and business space. You could actually live a mere stone's throw from Banana Republic. No worries about what to wear for the evening: just walk downstairs and buy something.
There are nearly 120 stores to browse through, and not just trendy national and international brands; you’ll find some unique local retailers, as well. Don’t need a new pair of shoes, sparkling jewels or tea that costs 50 dollars an ounce? How about a haircut or a much deserved massage while waiting for the rest of your party. Coconut Point has it all.
As you may guess, there is a lot of ground to cover at this shopping destination, so drive around at least once. It will help you come up with a plan of attack and choose the best area to leave your vehicle.
But don’t worry too much about making it back if you get loaded down with bags, because the mall provides courtesy shuttle rides, a nice perk at the end of the day. Or, even better, start off with the free trip to the furthest point, then make your way back.
The picturesque fountains and boardwalks make shopping at Coconut Point even more enjoyable — Photo courtesy of (C) Coconut Point 2014
This is the type of power shopping that requires nourishment and hydration. Good thing there are more than 25 restaurants to help with that. You can have something as fast and simple as Subway or a more luxurious snack like a tempting flight of wine and plate of exotic cheese at South Fork Grille.
For top-or-the-line, award-winning cuisine, set your sites on the renowned Ruth’s Chris Steak House or Blue Water Bistro, a fantastic local spot with succulent seafood.
If you fancy diner and a movie with just a small side of shopping, Coconut Point has you covered once again. The centrally located theater has 16 screens, each showing one of the newest releases.
With so much space, it's easy for the mall to host special events such as concerts, juried art shows and the like. The Taste of Coconut Point is a splendid way for you to try all of the restaurants in just one afternoon. This competitive and fun culinary festival typically takes place in the fall.
Coconut Point is also beloved by pet owners, not necessarily because of the abundance of shopping, but because their four-legged friends are most welcomed. You’ll find water bowls outside of many stores and a doggie drinking fountain in the center.
This is truly a shopper’s paradise.