Best Luxury Florida Resorts & Hotels in South Florida

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Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, Florida 33131

Telephone: 305.913.8288

The Mandarin Oriental Miami offers a luxurious private beach experience featuring their newly refurbished beach cabanas. The deluxe beach furnishings include new chaise lounges, cocoon daybeds, hammocks strung from palm trees and sleek cabanas for total privacy equipped with the latest tech gadgets. The private cabanas are available to rent for half or full day and include a personal beach butler, welcome oshibori towels, Evian bottled water and an exotic fruit platter. They are also prepared with a flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, sunblock, iPad and Powermat electric charger usable on most electronic devices. For those looking for a more tailored cabana experience, specialty packages are available for families, avid spa goers and a girls or guys beach getaway. Guests can choose from a variety of packages and prices are quoted for full day use.

Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach

Address: 17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Telephone: 305.918.8000

Spring is often considered the season of love. With the flowering of blossoms and fresh buds, the revival of another year inspires us all to shake off the weight of winter and embrace the new season with open arms. And this spring, love is being celebrated in a royal way. To commemorate the historic wedding of Prince William of Wales to Kate Middleton, Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach has announced an exclusive package for guests to share in the luxury and sophistication of this century’s most anticipated wedding. The aptly titled “Royal Treatment” package offers guests the personal indulgence of a day of pampering at ESPA, the award-winning oceanfront spa at the resort, including the Welcome Foot Ritual, Full Body Scrub, Restorative Massage, Nourishing Mud Wrap, Relaxing Scalp Massage, Foot & Hand Paraffin Treatment, and a special Royal Treatment goodie bag. Although this special offer will accommodate princes and princesses for the entire month of April, those who schedule their treatments for April fit for a king and queen can opt to spend a night at Acqualina for a special room rate of an extra $429 when booked with the “Royal Treatment” package.

Trump International Beach Resort Miami

Address: 18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Telephone: 866.628.1197

There are many ways to pamper and treat ourselves to a relaxing and well deserved getaway, but perhaps no trip could be complete without taking advantage of the three essential pieces to a perfect trip: sun, shopping, and spa treatments. Now, with an exclusive offer from Trump International Beach Resort Miami, the perfect trip is only a step away from being booked. With their new Sun, Shop, and Spa package, available from April 25th through October 2nd, Trump Miami is giving their guests a two-night stay with special accommodations from luxury department store, Bloomingdales. Upon arrival, guests have the opportunity to take a complimentary shuttle service to Bloomingdales and Aventura Mall where they can use a VIP Wallet for select special offers, including a 15% savings pass. If that 29th, the day of the royal wedding, will have the opportunity to watch the entire ceremony broadcast live on large-screen TVs, and be served British themed nibbles like crumpets, tea, sandwiches, and cookies.

The “Royal Treatment” package runs through April for $429, which includes gratuity and complementary valet, but guests who wish to extend the regal luxury wasn’t enough of an incentive, Trump also has exclusive discounts for guests at their retail boutiques, including 15% off at The Cabana Shop and Art Gallery, and 20% off at East Coast Jewelers.

Though shopping is a pleasure, it is often a draining experience. That is why Trump has thoughtfully added the Sun and Spa along with this package. After a long day of traversing the racks at Bloomingdales, relax at Aquanox Spa, located in the Trump and ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the “Top Resort Spas,” with their special Tired Tootsies foot reflexology treatment. And if you feel that you need to unwind more than your feet, why not relax at the Trump’s private and pristine oceanfront beach. Either way, you’ll be relaxing in the lap of luxury.

Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Address: 100 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan FL

Telephone: 561.533.6000

It is so easy to forget the necessity of taking a break, what with our attention constantly drawn to our appendaged electronics alerting us of a new business e-mail or conference call. This has become our routine, and we have forgotten the simple pleasure of escape. The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach now offers a package for our salvation. Introducing the Peace of Mind Package, a new offer from the Ritz-Carlton designed to give guests a retreat from their everyday lives and to indulge in serene oceanfront vistas. Embracing the picturesque beauty of the pristine beaches at your doorstep, the Ritz-Carlton is ideal for those looking to slow down and simply take in the sights. Also on site is the Eau Spa by Cornelia, a unique spa experience that offers only the finest and most supreme treatment methods to please and lavishly pamper their guests.

Included in the Peace of Mind Package are over night  accommodations, one complimentary night’s stay with three nights booked, and daily American breakfast for two. If you are in need of an urgent getaway to decompress and unwind, let the Ritz-Carlton indulge your whims for a peaceful retreat.

The Setai

Address: 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Telephone: 305.520.6000

This past fall, The Setai announced a new executive chef to man the helm of all food operations undertaken by the renowned South Beach hotel and resort, including The Restaurant, The Grill, The Pool & Beach Bar, The Bar & Courtyard, and In-Room Dining. The Setai’s choice of Chef David Werly hardly seems like a difficult decision when reviewing his credentials. With over 17 years of exquisite culinary experience, ranging from several prestigious Michelin star rated restaurants in France and the Unites States, like Le Cirque and Hotel Ritz, Chef Werly began his career studying under celebrated Chef Alain Ducasse, and has brought his world-class skills to the Setai experience.

Adding to the eclectic taste of The Setai’s authentic Asian cuisine, which offers traditional and innovative interpretations of Dim Sum, Curries, Wok, and Tandoor dishes, The Bar & Courtyard hosts a jazz ensemble each Thursday evening to play for guests until 11PM. The Courtyard’s open-air design invites guests to enjoy their evening dinner or cocktails accompanied by the rich sounds of both local and national jazz musicians, all while enjoying Miami’s cool night air. But, in case you can’t make the Thursday evening jazz sessions in The Courtyard, The Setai also offers its weekly Sunday brunch with a side of Bop. Each Sunday, guests of The Restaurant are welcome to enjoy their favorite brunch dishes, infused with a Far East flavor, and unwind to the smooth melodies.

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