Florida has many exotic and weird animals, from manatees to alligators, and even monkeys! Yep, we’ve got those too, and not just in Animal Kingdom. In Homosassa, Florida, free-roaming spider monkeys can be seen from a local restaurant & resort.\nWhile some people choose to boat up to the island to get a view of the furry residents, Homosassa Riverside Resort is home to the aptly named Monkey Bar & Grill, where you can watch the colony of feral primates from the comfort of the deck. No paddling required!\nSober up Sunday! \n1pm-5pm Live Music by Johnny Lobo \n$6 Mimosas & $8 Kickass Bloody MarysPosted by Homosassa Riverside Resort on Sunday, August 25, 2019\nHomosassa is a place where nature and humankind converge. The nearby Crystal River is home to manatees, where respectful adventurers can get up close and personal with them.\nThe Gulf Coast, teeming with beauty, is but a short drive away. And of course, the monkeys.\nIn the 1960s, Monkey Island was a small, undeveloped piece of land that was a hazard to boats. It was eventually dredged and adorned with more shrubbery and a small lighthouse, and the monkeys were moved there from a nearby wildlife attraction. The island is now sometimes referred to as Monkey Alcatraz.\nDue to the potential storm surge from the tropical cyclone heading towards Florida the Monkey Bar and Grill will be...Posted by Homosassa Riverside Resort on Friday, October 18, 2019\nThough they are fed twice a day, the monkeys have free run of the tiny island and are not allowed to be touched by tourists.\nFrom a seat at the Monkey Bar & Grill, though, you’ll have a great view of the spider monkeys as they live their best island-paradise life down below.\nView this post on Instagram She likes the monkeys....#homassasasprings A post shared by Troy Purvis (@tpurvis06) on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:24am PDT\nBesides the restaurant, there is the full Homosassa Riverside Resort that offers suites and hotel rooms, a waterfront pool, and a chance to explore the surrounding area to your heart’s content.\nIf you're looking for more Florida wildlife encounters, check out the adorable live-cams at this big cat rescue, or this list of the best places to whale watch in Florida.\nHomosassa Riverside Resort \nPrice: 💸\nWhen: Open daily\nAddress: 5297 S Cherokee Way Homosassa, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Dig into some tasty seafood and watch these adorable monkeys play around on their private island!\nWebsite\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.