The Best Honeymoon Hotels in Miami
Looking to hit the beach as soon as you tie the knot? You don't have to suffer through a long-haul flight to find the vacation spot of your dreams. For many couples, the best honeymoon hotels in Miami provide the perfect escape: a winning combo of sun, surf, sand, and world-class amenities—from award-winning spas and restaurants to serene pools as luxurious as they are romantic.
The Setai South Beach
Ladies, are you on the hunt for a little extra unpacking space? At the Setai, every one of its 135 rooms are suites—meaning your heels, rompers, and maxi dresses will have no trouble finding a resting place before the night's celebratory drinks and dinner combo. The hotel's Asian-inspired digs up the sexy factor, too, with their skyscraper views, black granite baths, jacuzzi tubs, and Duxiana beds. Yes, there's a spa, but we wouldn't blame you for spending most (or all) of your downtime by one of the property's three infinity pools—heated at different temperatures for those who enjoy their soak at a balmy 90 or cooler 75.
A stay at the Biltmore is the only reason you need to ditch Miami and shape your itinerary around Coral Gables. As far as grand dames go, it doesn’t get more dramatic: arriving cars pull into a palm-studded central courtyard, where guests are led into a marbled lobby lined with chesterfield sofas and imposing columns supporting a barrel-vaulted ceiling. Presidents, Hollywood stars, and even royalty have all laid their heads in its 276 elegant-albeit-simple guest rooms, though it’s the public spaces that truly wow, from the chaise lounges by the pool and Roman statues lining the gardens to the 18-hole championship golf course and 22,000-square-foot swimming pool which, at one time, was the largest in the world.
Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
This 30s-era hotel (a favorite of Winston Churchill, Joan Crawford, and Elizabeth Taylor) just got a much-needed makeover, and is now one of the hottest stays in Surfside. Behind the Mediterranean Revival façade, it’s Four Seasons for the modern age: spacious rooms are elegant and breezy, with muted tones, floor-to-ceiling windows (many of which look out to the ocean), and tablets at the ready for room service, restaurant and spa reservations, and controlling the curtains. Guests rave about the attentive poolside service, though it’s the sense of seclusion from the hotel’s isolated location (a ways from South Beach and Bal Harbour) that really sparks the romance. The clincher: the first international outpost of Le Sirenuse, the restaurant at the legendary Amalfi Coast hotel of the same name. (Book far in advance.)
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
What do you get when you combine the creative minds of Argentine real estate mogul Alan Faena with Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin—the costume design duo behind Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby? Faena Hotel Miami Beach—a hotel as ambitious and vibrant as its creators. The original 1940s property is almost unrecognizable: animal-print furniture and theatrical additions like floor-to-ceiling surrealist murals and a 24-karat gold wooly mammoth skeleton by Damien Hirst are as cinematic as they sound. Elsewhere, it’s Mid-Beach glamour: 169 rooms come in hues of mint and cherry with butler service, a tranquil beachfront pool awaits those not already booked at the 22,000-square-foot spa, and a two-level dinner theater attracts a rotating host of foodies.
The Miami Beach EDITION
Honeymooners in search of a sophisticated retreat—far from the crowds of South Beach—will find it at the Miami Beach EDITION. Rooms and suites are glamorous and serene (marble floors, oak-paneled walls), setting the tone for afternoons at the spa, private beach, or by its two sexy pools—followed by elevated meals at either of the two Jean-George Vongerichten restaurants. If you care to socialize, the nightclub caters to every energy level, whether you’re up for a round at the bowling alley or a spin around the ice-skating rink.
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