Oceanfront vacations: Top 9 Miami resorts with golf courses, tennis courts and glamorous parties

By Valentina BaturinetsMay 24, 2024 09:10 AMMiami
Oceanfront vacations: Top 9 Miami resorts with golf courses, tennis courts and glamorous parties
Miami resorts are enchanting and exclusive. Source: Freepik

Miami is a true paradise for travelers, where you can not only lounge in the sun on white-sand beaches for long periods of time, but also get an invaluable tourist experience. You should come here for at least a few days to enjoy the charm of the local scenery and the crazy cultural life.

Take a stroll through South Beach with its colorful Art Deco architecture, visit the Oceanarium and the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, and you'll have a blast. Feed the funny pets at the Miami Zoo and enjoy the spectacular street art that blends seamlessly into the cityscape. "Dive" into the stunning world of South Florida's wildlife with marvelous scenery and many scenic hiking trails.

Today, we take you on a virtual walk through Miami's top resorts with endless beach areas and turquoise pools, chic spas and signature restaurants. We hope you find it rewarding and exciting.

Experience the "cosmic" atmosphere in bars with signature cocktails, play tennis and hone your skills on emerald golf courses. If you urgently need to replenish your gambling senses, visit the casinos, which are filled with thrill-seeking excitement.

Oceanfront vacations: Top 9 Miami resorts with golf courses, tennis courts and glamorous parties
Miami beaches are a chic place for relaxation for the whole family. Source: Pixels

Do you want to go on a trip with your favorite kids? Great - there are tons of kids' clubs with fun activities and entertainment for them.

Eden Roc Miami Beach

Among the top resorts in Miami, the Eden Rock Spa Hotel, designed by the talented Morris Lapidus, takes the crown. Spacious rooms with stylish design and cute neo-baroque elements are carefully prepared for guests here.

Rest of guests in this cozy location can be safely compared to a serene fairy tale near the ocean. Travelers enjoy sipping exotic cocktails by the edge of one of the three pools and enjoying divine treatments at the Esencia Spa.

Dinners at the Ocean Social restaurant are truly marvelous. The secret of their perfect taste is very simple: the culinary staff uses only farm products, fresh vegetables and juicy herbs to prepare wonderful delicacies. Guests are delighted to savor coastal delicacies while enjoying panoramic ocean views.

Our tip: Be sure to visit the lobby bar with its soulful atmosphere and have a romantic dinner in the restaurant with meat specialties and weightless desserts.

The Biltmore Hotel

The subtle aura of glamor is aptly captured by a popular Miami hotel by the "name" of the Biltmore. This stylish "dandy" has been welcoming guests since 1926. Within its walls find shelter as ordinary travelers and monarchs, including dukes and presidents, movie actors and famous businessmen.

This chic Miami vacation spot has undergone a series of dramatic transformations, from a World War II hospital and Medical School to an aquatic theater and boutique hotel.

The Biltmore, Miami's cool hotel, knows a thing or two about top-notch service. There's plenty on display here for guests' chic leisure time:

  • a spacious aquamarine pool;
  • a huge golf course that can accommodate up to 71 couples;
  • a health spa;
  • a theater that showcases great performances.

Our tip: Become a member of one of the Sunday brunches at Fontana Restaurant, a vibrant Biltmore gem, to fill up on the unique atmosphere of a never-ending feast of culinary abundance.

SLS South Beach

Philippe Starck has worked to great effect on his favorite brainchild called SLS South Beach. This creative guru put a piece of his soul into one of Miami's famous hotels, harmoniously combining oriental and Latin American motifs.

At the same time, spectacular Art Deco elements do not seem superfluous here. The guests are presented 140 rooms and royal villas with exquisite design. French trompe l'oeil panels and opulent Art Nouveau chandeliers rub the travelers' eyes.

The Tower and Villa penthouses are the building blocks of one of Miami's coolest resorts - designed by renowned Kravitz Design. Book a Virtuoso suite here with premium amenities and sumptuous breakfasts for two. Among the many advantages of the hotel are the following:

  • early check-in and late check-out options;
  • $100 resort credit, which can be used at your discretion.
Oceanfront vacations: Top 9 Miami resorts with golf courses, tennis courts and glamorous parties
Enjoy the superb cuisine of SLS South Beach. Source: Freepik

Our tip: Have a cool culinary experience at Bazaar Restaurant, run by Chef Jose Andres. Trust us, he was honored with a swanky James Beard Award for a reason. If you're more into Japanese cuisine with precise recipes and plenty of seafood, check out Katsuya.

Miami Beach EDITION

One of the "favorites" of tourists from around the world who crave unbridled drive and freedom is the Miami Beach EDITION. Excellent hotel Miami with a spacious living room, which is decorated with exotic palm trees, has long acquired the status of a glamorous resort with an emphasis on exclusive service.

Here, vacationers are thrilled by rousing Cuban rhythms and fun Miami-style entertainment. The hotel rooms are decorated in an elegant minimalist style. Thanks to the presence of cozy balconies, guests can let directly into the room playful ocean wind with a hot "temperament".

Time flies by very quickly here, and during the day vacationers have time to relax on the beach and enjoy wellness treatments, swim in two pools and enjoy the "temperamental" Havana tunes.

At the Matador Room restaurant with chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, you can appreciate the flavors of savory food and drinks. There's also plenty of bowling and even ice skating to enjoy.

Our tip: While you're in Miami Beach EDITION, be sure to visit the Bass Art Museum with colorful artwork from talented authors.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

If you've long lacked the flow of fresh energy for mental and bodily harmony, be sure to visit the Carillon Miami Hotel. This handsome "macho" hotel invites guests to relax and revitalize in royal fashion on the scenic East Coast.

It features a 70,000-square-foot spa and a huge fitness center with professional instructors and functional equipment. Travelers are welcomed into chic one- or two-bedroom suites with high-end room finishes.

It is not for nothing that Carillon Miami carries the "title" of a first-class wellness resort. Here guests are offered individual programs designed to meet the personal characteristics of patients. The facility employs highly qualified doctors who perform complex diagnostics to detect pathologies and prescribe appropriate treatment.

Recovery programs include spa procedures and nutritional therapy sessions, fitness programs and unique thermotherapy. Experience true bliss with a course of beneficial treatments at Carillon Miami, including halotherapy and experiential showers.

When booking exclusive lodging packages, vacationers receive a $400 credit to help fulfill guests' every whim.

Our tip: Spend maximum time on the resort's 750-foot private beach. Not only can you get high on sunbathing here, but you can also take long walks along the picturesque oceanfront.

Nobu Miami Beach Hotel

Rating resorts in Miami delight guests with chic accommodations and an original culinary scene. Japanese architecture and authentic cuisine of chef Nobu perfectly "took root" here. Evening promenades by the edge of the ocean, colored by the rich hues of sunsets - you must agree, there is something subtly beautiful and amazing in it. The hotel was designed by David Rockwell, taking into account the subtle nuances of its location.

Guests are presented with cozy Japanese beach houses with a turquoise private pool. Here you can experience all the delights of a five-star vacation without the royal palaces with marble finishes and extravagant paintings.

The 206 rooms are "enlivened" by author's furniture and black-and-white compositions of Japanese landscapes. You can always have an appetizing meal in the restaurant of the hotel's famous owner, chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The spa and gym invites you to recover and fill yourself with positive emotions.

Our tip: For a dream vacation, book the Classic Travel with fabulous breakfasts for two, flexible check-in and check-out and a $25 resort credit.

1 Hotel South Beach

On the beach, you don't want to live in concrete and glass boxes that let in little air and prevent you from experiencing freedom to the fullest. Here you awaken an irresistible desire to merge with the amazing nature into a single whole. To help in its realization come eco-friendly hotels, which are deliberately arranged on the shore of the boundless ocean.

Now let's take a closer look at one of the cool hotels in Miami, which is conveniently located on the ocean, with the characteristic name of 1 Hotel South Beach. This hotel regularly occupies the top lines in tourist ratings, and there are many reasons for this. For the arrangement of housing in its modest, at first glance, houses used recycled materials such as snags of bizarre shapes and glass terrariums.

Oceanfront vacations: Top 9 Miami resorts with golf courses, tennis courts and glamorous parties
1 Hotel South Beach gives a vibrant vibe by the ocean. Source: Freepik

With emerald living walls and a farm in the lobby, everything here breathes and "hints" at closeness to nature. Travelers have access to 425 rooms with an airy atmosphere, and the flavorful food of Plnthouse and Habitat restaurants beckons tourists, promising to give a sea of gastronomic pleasure.

Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

On one of the picturesque islands of Florida is another hotel gem of Miami. Its "name" Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne hints travelers that it will not be boring and monotonous here. Of the luxurious pluses of the resort it is definitely worth noting such:

  • 3 oceanfront restaurants with flavorful Mexican and local cuisine;
  • a 20,000-square-meter spa with chic recovery sessions;
  • a stylish bar with an unobtrusive vintage atmosphere in the spirit of the Cuban capital of the 1940s;
  • cool beach stores, including Lilly Pulitzer and 120% Lino.

The hotel is just minutes away from bustling Brickell, but that doesn't stop it from maintaining a cozy and moderately secluded environment with exclusive amenities. You can come here for a vacation with children or a romantic weekend with your other half. Tennis lovers will also have a place to "go wild" here, as the Miami resort has a large tennis center with 11 courts.

Our tip: Leave your complexes and "clamps" behind and feel how your body starts to merge into a single whole with the rhythms of incendiary dancing in the Rumbar restaurant. With its 40s-inspired décor, its creators have managed to create a soulful environment with a magical energy.

Setai Miami Beach

Miami, a city with expressive "charisma", has prepared a lot of pleasant surprises for tourists, among which the Setai Hotel with Asian hospitality stands out. It regularly adorns the ratings of Leading Hotels of the World and receives high honors, including Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award. One of Miami's top hotels is "nestled" in a historic Art Deco structure from the 1930s. Here you can occupy cozy luxury accommodations with magical ocean views.

Swimming in the three temperature-controlled pools here can be alternated with relaxation on the beach and a visit to the Valmont Spa at The Setai. The exclusive restaurants offer a wide range of flavorful salads and desserts to suit the most discerning tastes.

Our tip: Book the chic Virtuoso Suite with flexible check-in and check-out, sumptuous breakfasts for two and a $100 credit towards rejuvenating spa services.

Let's end our tour of Miami's top-rated resorts for now, so as not to bore you too much. But we promise - our next excursion will be no less interesting and intense. We try to do everything to make your vacation bring you maximum pleasure without unnecessary worries, which relate to the tedious search for accommodation and attractions of the area.

From the bottom of our hearts we wish you harmony in everything and, of course, wonderful trips to friendly Miami, a bright "island of happiness" in sunny Florida!

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