Miami Beach is in a class all of its own. Gorgeous beaches full of bronzed, toned bodies, fabulous nightlife with the city’s top elite dressed to the most opulent nines and arriving in so much style, at times, it’s almost unbelievable. Then there’s the shopping of course, the city offering any and every store you could possibly want and then some. Ocean Drive is a great place to sit back and soak it all in, guaranteeing an impressive display of the fastest, classiest, chicest, and most sexy cars, and not to mention their drivers, within a 100 mile radius. Miami Beach offers incredible dining experiences with five-star restaurants seemingly behind every corner. Bottom Line: Miami Beach oozes all things haute and extravagant. If you’ve visited before, chances are you’ve already been back a time or two. And if you’ve never experienced all that Miami Beach has to offer, after reading this, you’ll be planning your trip in the near, and I do mean very near future.
Even if you’re only the slightest bit familiar with the city, you’ve certainly seen and read about the endless number of up-scale luxury resorts and famous hotels along the infamous strip, Collins Avenue. The Setai, Gansevoort South, Fontainbleau, Shore Club, and Delano are just a few choices on the endless list of luxury hotel options. The Fountainbleau even hosted last year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show, just more proof that, Miami Beach is where it’s at.
So when planning your fabulous stay here, where do you begin when searching for the perfect place to rest your head after fun-filled days and evenings? To start, you need consider what amenities are most important to you and your enjoyment during your stay. However, there are five basic amenities that are necessary no matter who you are or what your style, when booking a stay in Miami Beach. These highlighted amenities are a must to fully enjoy a lavish, Miami-filled vacation.
The first seems obvious, but you would be surprised with some of the things people overlook and forget about when rushing to plan a vacation. Beach and pool access is an absolute must while here. Almost all of the high-end, posh hotels have gates that open directly onto the sand but double check anyway when making reservations. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the glitzy, model-type bodies traipsing through the soft white sand and spectacularly teal waters. The same thing can be said about the pools in the area. Impeccable hard bodies and fashionistas sipping on cool, tropical drinks are everywhere.
A hotel featuring its own dining facility is also a must. It’s great to go for dinner elsewhere and experience as many different flavors that Miami Beach has to offer, but sometimes after a party-filled night, which is so easy to have here, not having to leave the hotel can be very convenient and very nice. And make sure what types of dining facilities are offered. Some only offer five-star dining, which is just fine and even preferred by most of us, but if you’re traveling with children, it may be good to research whether or not something else is offered a little more low key.
In keeping with the topic of traveling with children, activities for the kiddies may be extremely important to you, your kids, and your sanity. Whether the hotel offers a kiddy pool, a playground, or even actual childcare, this can be a life saver, when you just need a break from it all.
Also high on the list of important amenities are spa treatments and health clubs. A little pampering never hurt anyone, especially while on vacation, so check to see what services your hotel offers. The primo hotels and resorts, your obvious first choice, offer onsite spas, gyms, and wellness centers. Some even feature special packages depending on the season, so make sure to ask about featured packages and treatments. This is a perfect way to unwind and spend the afternoon after a hot day on the beach or a grueling yet fantastic day of shopping. It’s a hard life, but someone has to do it, right?
The last oh-so-important amenity that I recommend you research is whether or not there are onsite entertainment options. Everyone is different and has different preferences, so to ensure that you will be pleased with your amenities and, ultimately, your stay in Miami Beach, research these elements before making your final booking procedures. If you take the appropriate measures and know for sure what’s in store for you upon your arrival, you’re sure to have an unforgettable, amazing, and incomparable trip to Miami Beach. Just follow my advice and trust me, you’ll thank me later.
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