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A sunny Miami Beach getaway awaits

By Norah Bradford

Miami Beach, with its beautiful beaches, unique multicultural neighborhoods, and vibrant arts and nightlife scenes, has something for everyone. South Beach, which sits at the southern tip of the barrier island of Miami Beach and has been immortalised in film and television, is perhaps the most synonymous with Miami.

Miami Beach

It's a wide swath of white sands just over two miles north of South Pointe Park, punctuated by colourful lifeguard stands and bounded by Ocean Drive's iconic cityscape of Art Deco architecture, sidewalk restaurants, and boutique hotels. Here are three luxurious destinations to be the starting of your Miami Beach getaway.

Riviera Suites South Beach

Riviera Suites South Beach, by South Beach Group Hotels, is an all-suite hotel where you can relax and unwind while also experiencing the culture and nightlife of beautiful Miami Beach. This stunning hotel provides stylish accommodations that are ideal for a wonderful vacation, combining classic sophistication and contemporary chic. The property offers beautiful accommodations furnished with a modern flair and is just steps away from the famous Collins Avenue, the beach, the convention center, boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife. Guests can enjoy a courtyard pool with private cabanas, a breathtaking sundeck, and a rooftop pool with sweeping views of the city and the ocean. The suites feature fully equipped gourmet kitchens, separate living and dining areas with pull-out sofas, organic cotton pillow-top beds, and rain shower heads. A modern desk can be found in every room. Riviera Suites offers a variety of room types for guests to enjoy their South Beach excursion.

In the coolest backyard patio and lounge cafe, their Mas Cuba Cafe & Bar serves the most authentic Cuban sandwiches. After a day at the beach, guests can unwind with a refreshing mojito at this laid-back establishment. The culinary philosophy of Mas Cuba revolves around Cuban classics.

The iconic beach views, cafe-style dining, and Art Deco architecture serve as the backdrop for your fun-filled day on dreamy Ocean Drive. This beachfront street is lined with pastel-colored Art Deco buildings and hotels, restaurants that spill out onto the streets, festive travelers, boutique beach shops, and more.

Hotel Croydon

Hotel Croydon is an ideal starting point for beautiful Miami Beach experiences due to the beautiful weather and beaches. With 104 guest rooms, including a sprawling Penthouse with ocean views, meeting and banquet space, a concept store, a gym, an outdoor pool, a spa, and a rooftop sun deck with 360-degree views of the ocean and Miami Beach, the 7-story luxury Hotel Croydon dazzles.

The guest rooms at Hotel Croydon combine luxury and relaxation. The Queen Room is a sophisticated and elegantly decorated respite from a day at the beach or nearby shopping. Their exquisitely furnished boutique room features earthy tones, a luxurious cooling gel memory foam mattress, luxury C.O. Bigelow bath products, a fully stocked mini bar, a striking dark mahogany porcelain tile floor, an iHome docking station, a hair dryer, and a large flat screen TV. Their tranquil Double Room features two inviting queen beds with upscale cooling gel memory foam mattresses, luxury C.O. Bigelow bath products, a mini bar with a variety of delectable snacks, a mahogany porcelain tile floor, an iHome docking station for your personalized melodies, a hair dryer, and a large flat screen TV with cable.

The Tavern, the hotel's on-site restaurant, offers a flavorful medley of fresh, zesty, crispy, or succulent dishes hand-picked by an award-winning chef. It's only a 2-minute walk to the beach. Dreamy Ocean Drive is approximately 2.4 miles or a 10-minute drive away, and it features iconic beach views, cafe-style dining, and Art Deco architecture, setting the stage for a fun-filled day.

The Bath Club

The Bath Club, an icon of timeless sophistication, recently reopened its doors after undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation, quickly selling out of available memberships. Together with owners Don and Katrina Peebles, management group Apicii has reimagined Miami Beach's oldest membership club a century after it first opened its doors, curating a luxury experience that celebrates individuals and families of all ethnicities, cultures, and lifestyles.

Owned by developer Peebles, chairman & CEO of The Peebles Corporation, The Bath Club sets itself apart from other private clubs with unparalleled privacy and comfort. During renovative, the Peebles Corporation restored the club's grandeur while paying close attention to the historic architecture and incorporating modern amenities. Don’s wife, Katrina, who is creative director at The Peebles Corporation, directed the design for the chic, sophisticated environment. Under Katrina’s direction, famed design duo Antrobus & Ramirez have revitalized the original 1920s estate as an elegant, Mediterranean style club. It is an urban oasis surrounded by over 3 acres of secluded white sand beaches where The Bath Club members can enjoy personal space and a peaceful sanctuary.

One of the main highlights of The Bath Club is newly opened The Collins Room, a decadent, transformative experience that resurrects the spirit of Miami Beach's jet-set era of the 1950s and 1960s, when a night out included a proper cocktail, elevated cuisine, and a glamorous, convivial setting. Begin the evening with a perfectly crafted classic cocktail, a tableside shaken Martini, or a glass of chilled champagne. Explore the menu of elevated continental cuisine with an exotic flair, beginning with a towering seafood platter with a side of Kaluga Caviar and a fresh jalapeño snapper ceviche. Choose from delicately balanced entrees like grilled whole branzino, lobster Fra Diavolo, or pepper-crusted prime rib. Add to the decadence with a Banana Foster Sundae or a Dark Chocolate Fondue. Finish the evening with a digestif at Governor's Loggia while listening to live music - the ideal way to cap off a sophisticated night on the town.


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