Considered Miami’s uptown beach area, Surfside offers the ideal coastal lifestyle
away from the tourist and festival crowds. The tranquil environment, award-winning restaurants, designer boutiques, world-class recreation and entertainment, and luxury resorts and spas draw visitors worldwide and newcomers looking to live here full-time.
While Surfside has a small-town atmosphere, it’s one of South Florida’s leading luxury real estate markets. You’ll find high-end and spacious single-family homes right on the waterfront, along with high-rise condominiums providing resort-style living. It's the ideal beachside location, and the upscale amenities mean you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the perfect getaway. Here are the four best staycation destinations in Surfside, Florida.
The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
9011 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL
Arguably the best of all Surfside resorts, The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
is an iconic hotel that opened in 1930. It has been a premier destination for celebrities, professional athletes, and Florida’s elite ever since. The oceanfront property is the epitome of glamour. Specialty suites come with private balconies, some with pools. Ocean bungalows come with breathtaking beach or seaside views, plus decks that are perfect for sunbathing. For those who want all the comforts of home, their luxury residential suites come with fully-equipped kitchens and washer and dryer units. Their modern design features marble flooring, elegant finishes, and smart in-room technology.
There are several dining options onsite, including Michelin-starred The Surf Club Restaurant
. It's one of the best restaurants in Surfside and a favorite with local residents and visitors. The first Florida establishment by renowned chef Thoma Keller, it serves European-inspired Continental cuisine. Their meticulously-plated dishes use the freshest ingredients and can be paired with a selection from their curated wine list. For a more casual setting, Winston's on the Beach offers al fresco dining, light meals, and refreshing cocktails.
Their onsite spa provides full-service treatments, including facials, massages, and body care. They offer complimentary fitness classes, or they can design an exclusive fitness session to suit your preference. Guests can also access their daytime cabanas for a full day of relaxation.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
9703 Collins Avenue Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, FL
Just minutes north of Surfside, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
is a luxury retreat that has earned Forbes’ Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond accolades. Rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and furnished balconies with stunning views of the Miami Beach oceanfront. Marble bathrooms come with rainforest showers and soaking tubs.
It’s home to exquisite restaurants with indoor and outdoor spaces. The vibrant white and blue setting of Atlantikós
is reminiscent of Greek islands. They serve elevated Mediterranean cuisine with truly authentic dishes, shareable plates, and oceanfront views. La Gourmandise is known for its luxury afternoon tea service. They also serve traditional French-inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. For American fare, BH Burger Bar takes creative spins on the classic burger. They also have elevated bar food and drinks, including nachos, wings, and artisanal beers.
A premier Surfside spa, The St. Regis Spa
has indulgent treatments to soothe your mind, body, and soul. Choose from couples massages, customizable bath treatments, 24K body wrap, and much more. The onsite sauna and steam room are perfect for melting your worries away before or after your treatment.
Just across the street on Collins Avenue, the Bal Harbour Shops
has luxury storefronts, designer boutiques, and fine-dining restaurants. You’ll find Gucci, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, and Versace, to name a few. The shopping mall also features landscaped gardens and ponds.
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
10295 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL
On the northern tip of Miami Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
is a boutique-style hotel just minutes away from Downtown Miami. Each floor is exclusively designed with only two rooms to offer the ultimate in privacy and tranquility. Each room features floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Perfect for business, leisure, group, or family travel, their suites come with a fully-equipped kitchen.
There is also a delicious and convenient restaurant on-site. For al fresco or poolside dining, The Water’s Edge has lunch, house specialties, a kid’s menu, and all-day beverage service.
Exhale Spa, their stunning waterfront spa, features private therapy rooms, men’s and women’s saunas, and steam rooms. You can pamper yourself with customizable facials, massages, hand treatments, manicures, pedicures, and eye treatments. Their state-of-the-art fitness center has elliptical trainers, treadmills, and stationary bikes, and it’s available for all guests.
Grand Beach Hotel Surfside
9449 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL
Located on a prime oceanfront with white sand beaches, Grand Beach Hotel Surfside
provides all-suite accommodations and a range of luxury amenities. There are two oceanfront pools and hot tubs, plus the adults-only Rooftop Skypool overlooking the Atlantic.
You’ll also find a variety of dining and lounging options. La Plage is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves local, international, and Latin-American fusion cuisine. The setting is casual, with outdoor and indoor seating. Set 12 stories above the ocean, Sky Bar is a sophisticated and intimate space perfect for sipping cocktails while enjoying the panoramic views. For coffee, gelato, or a quick bite, head to their Espresso Gelato Bar.
For a day of pampering, relax at their full-service Wellness Spa. Holistic treatments include body massages, facials, and body-exfoliating treatments. They also host recreational activities and festivities year-round, such as block parties and beach gatherings. Or you can have the concierge set up a round of golf or a tennis match at the Surfside Tennis Center.
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