Although the pandemic has changed the way we travel, what hasn’t changed is the need for self-care. We’ve traded in our passports for luxury staycations as the new vacation. Set on a pristine stretch of Miami Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles is the ultimate self-care staycation with unmatched services & curated amenities.
The five-star luxury seaside resort is the perfect oasis for a self-care getaway offering everything from soothing spa treatments to easy beach days. Guests can revel in the oceanfront swimming pools, al fresco dining, unwind at the luxurious spa, relax in the spacious suites and so much more. Proven to be the ultimate self-care, staycationers will be transported into to Mediterranean inspired haven in a comfortable and safe environment.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Photo & Video, Shelly Fleming, STYLE & SOCIETY
A seaside haven set on nearly five acres between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Acqualina Resort & Residences is South Florida’s true luxury escape. Getting there is easy on Southwest Airlines, with daily flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Its prime location provides immediate access to the city’s most desirable destinations, including the natural beauty of Sunny Isles’ sun-drenched Atlantic shores, endless nightlife and dining options in South Beach, and endless shopping at the nearby Bal Harbour Shops and Aventura Mall.
Upon arrival at Acqualina Resort & Residences, guests of the 98-room retreat are immediately transported from a bustling cityscape to a Mediterranean-inspired oasis. Lush, richly appointed Miami Beach accommodations and breathtaking views are the hallmark of the guest experience.
Offering the perfect work-from-home retreat, Acqualina’s oversized floor plans include standard rooms beginning at nearly 750-square-feet and go up to three bedroom suites, which span more than 2,300-square-feet of indoor/outdoor space. All guest rooms feature classic furnishings with modern accents. Guests enjoy expansive bathrooms outfitted with imported marble flooring, large HD televisions and private ocean-view terraces. Select guest rooms and suites even come compete with a full gourmet kitchen.
Acqualina offers Bedside Reading®, the luxury hotel amenity that places a wide variety of complimentary books by the bedsides in luxury hotels and boutique properties. Guests can request complimentary best-selling books in their room to read, enjoy during their stay and even take home to keep through the Acqualina App. Books range from fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, business, classics and children’s titles.
POOLS & CABANAS
Reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa design, Acqualina is Florida’s only hotel of its kind to be built completely open to the ocean, free of barriers between the 51-story tower and its 400 feet of glistening Atlantic shoreline. Acqualina’s three outdoor swimming pools provide a haven for relaxation and ensure guests find their personal outdoor sanctuary. Cabanas are available for full-day rentals and include personalized service and various amenities to make the guests’ day in the sun more enjoyable.
At Acqualina, guests find a collection of amenities that make the resort a true destination, including several options for on-site food and beverage service, in addition to in-room dining. The resort features Il Mulino New York, New York City’s acclaimed Italian restaurant open for residents, visitors and hotel guests serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor seating and al fresco dining on its outdoor terrace overlooking the resort’s beach club pool and the Atlantic.
As Miami’s only restaurant completely adjacent to the beach, Costa Grill delivers delicious Mediterranean cuisine, perfect for a beachside lunch or a light snack. Set just feet off the soft white sands of the Atlantic, under elegant palms and the shade of red umbrellas the restaurants offers menu items that include both hot and chilled dishes. Costa Grill offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean in a casual, family-friendly dining atmosphere.
Inspired by European spas, Acqualina Spa by ESPA represents the ultimate opportunity to indulge, unwind, and experience a full range of rejuvenating treatments. Starting with the philosophy that a day at the spa should be a journey, the 20,000-square-foot facility offers a full host of restful therapies designed to nourish mind and body including 11 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, and an outdoor spa veranda.