Acqualina Resort and Spa
What We Love
- 20,000-square-foot ESPA with Ayurvedic-based treatments
- Coastal location, with ocean views from the spa and three of the restaurants
- Pool concierge delivers smoothies and iced grapes to guests lounging around the four pools
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What To Know
- A neighboring addition called The Mansions in under construction; some noise can be expected in the rooms facing the property
- Rooms overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway (as opposed to the beach) get some noise from the road below
- The heart of Miami Beach is about 20 minutes away; you’ll need a car to see the sights
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At this 98-room resort, chilling out is serious business. Some guests relax at the Recreation pool, with its aqua fitness classes and games are on offer; others unwind at the adults-only Tranquility Pool after dropping the children at the Kids’ Club. The choices continue in the spa: Hot Stone Massage, Swedish, or Deep Tissue? Befitting the architecture, which is modeled on a Mediterranean villa, guests can dine at Il Mulino, an offshoot of the famed New York award-winner, or the more casual Piazzetta Marketplace and Restaurant or Costa Grill.
In the Area
Acqualina is in (and on) Sunny Isles Beach, halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Which means that once guests finally leave the beach and wash the sand from between their toes they can choose whether to hit Lincoln Road, the pedestrian strip that is the heart of South Beach; the tony Shops of Bal Harbour, a koi-pond and sculpture-filled high-end mall; or the street-art-mecca that of Wynwood, an up-and-coming artists’ enclave centered around the Wynwood Walls.
How to Get There
Spent the day at the pools and beach, and it was beyond amazing. The service was outstanding. Probably the best in all Miami. The food at Costa Grill was the best, but what I want to highlight is the attention of our server Alberto, and the manager Glenda. They treated us like we were the only ones at the resort. Thank you and congratulations!!!
Acqualina is a truly amazing resort property! I recently stayed there on a short business trip to Miami and was blown away by the level of customer service. I had a chance to check out the spa and fitness center but not the pool and beach area, which looked amazing. The ESPY spa is one of the best I have ever been too. The food is also amazing as the first night I tried their sushi, which was killer, and then the second night I ate from their Italian restaurant. Each night I ate at the bar and William, the bartender, was awesome! And their breakfast buffet is killer! I would highly recommend Acqualina to anyone looking to visit Miami!
Attended a four day birthday celebration at the hotel with 19 people for a dear, dear friend. The hotel is very beautiful and the staff is so attentive. They handled everything so smoothly and effortlessly. Everyone from the bell staff, front desk, beach/pool staff, restaurant staff was great. The executive staff, who checked that everything was going okay every step of the way was excellent.
The breakfast buffet was terrific, IL Mulino
Italian Restaurant was excellent.
The rooms are beautifully appointed.
A truly five star ***** hotel.
This was by far, the best overall experience I've had with any resort anywhere. From being greeted with a warm welcome and a glass of champagne by the front desk to everyone we encountered, all of the staff at Acqualina live and breathe superior customer service. It's a gorgeous location with an amazing culture of making sure every guest feels valued and cared for - 5 star all the way.
My family of five is very hard to please. We stayed at Acqualina this Memorial Day week and all of us loved it. We had the best time ever!! The staff was exceptional, very pleasant, courteous and helpful. We couldn't get enough of the luxurious pools and beach. Our suite with ocean view was amazing. It is a gorgeous resort! Most definitely our favorite vacation destination. We will be back soon! Thank you Acqualina for a 5 star stay!!