Every year for our anniversary, my husband and I return to continue our honeymoon at one of the most romantic hotels in Miami and South Beach. We stay at a different hotel every year. If you are looking for romance these are our favorites.
1) We were married at Versace Mansion in the evening beside the mosaic pool, and I can’t think of a more glamorous setting for a traditional wedding.
The entire hotel gives the feeling of old world European charm.
This is totally natural given the fact that “Versace Mansion” it has been for long time the Miami Home of one of the most talented designer in the world: Gianni Versace. At the time of my wedding it was call Casa Casuarina after the dead of the Italian designer. I know that now is passed into another property and that most of the old allure is lost.
Management is different, probably the philosophy is became different.
What I know for sure is that the rooms, the design and details are again the ones who Gianni Versace created for his loved Miami home.
The guest rooms are the ultimate in luxury. I remember we had a room with a double king sized bed, which is the perfect place for newlyweds with romance on their minds.
2) The Setai Hotel on Miami Beach certainly makes a dramatic statement with a forty story aquamarine glass tower. The interior was dark, Indonesian style with the only relief being the polished teak. Though it was very elegant, the dark atmosphere was not really my style.
The service, however, was excellent; the food in the dining room was very elegant and tasty. I particularly loved the spa treatments. We both had enjoyed watching the sunrise on the beach and couldn’t resist a few rounds on the golf course.
3) Viceroy Hotel Miami is in downtown Miami close to the financial district. While it isn’t really close to the beach, it seems secluded because it doesn’t attract the tourist crowd. The pool deck on the fifteenth floor covers a full two acres. The spa and wellness center are wonderful and designed by world famous Philippe Starck.
The restaurant on the fiftieth floor has its own pool. This hotel is massive, the service is impeccable, and elegance everywhere you look. I loved our stay in this hotel. I found I didn’t miss the beach, there was so much to do, and so close to all the great downtown Miami shopping.
I went home with a few more items than I had when we arrived.
4) Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach is one of the best hotels we have ever visited. I could have stayed in the spa forever. The therapists are so skilled at a variety of different treatments and after staying at the spa for several hours I felt like I had never had a stressful day in my life.
But, the Atlantic Ocean sparkled like a massive jewel in the sunlight that Florida is famous for and beckoned us to try our hand a jet skiing, kayaking, and fishing. Of course we had to play a few rounds of golf.
The Acqualina has marine-biology based Aqua Marine children’s program. I’m a kid at heart and couldn’t miss this adventure. It was totally amazing!
You should have seen the size of the starfish! If you have kids, you should definitely bring them here for your next vacation.
Our flight to Miami is boarding now, and I hope that I’ve given you some inspiration for your anniversary honeymoon. There are hundreds of choices for the most romantic hotels in Miami and Miami Beach.