Though there is much else to see and do, most people go to Miami because it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you want to relax and catch a tan, swim in the clear clean water or thrill to the excitement of water sports, the way to make the most of your time is to stay as close to the beach as possible. Here are some of the top beach hotels in Miami.
DoubleTree Ocean Point Resort and Spa
The DoubleTree Ocean Point is located right at the edge of North Miami Beach. Its commodious guest suites all include full kitchens, washers, dryers and balconies overlooking the ocean. There is a private beach, a beachside pool, a state-of-the art fitness center and a European-style spa. Only 25 minutes from major airports, the hotel is convenient to many nearby attractions such as the Everglades. The sandy beach is clean and spacious and the view is brilliant.
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
Just across the bridge from downtown Miami, the Ritz-Carlton on Key Biscayne is a tropical island paradise. Rooms are available facing the Atlantic Ocean or South Beach. The family-friendly resort has lush lawns, tropical gardens, tennis courts, an enormous spa, special programs for children, ocean-side pools and a lovely, pristine beach. This is a great choice if you want to get away with the family to a full-service tropical resort.
The Setai is a luxurious hotel located at the edge of South Beach. Not only is it directly on a white sand beach, but there are three temperature-controlled swimming pools on the grounds. The hotel has Asian-inspired decor in a beautiful art deco building. The in-house spa offers massages, skin treatments, a steam room and a fitness center.
Aqualina Resort and Spa
The Aqualina Resort and Spa is located on Sunny Isles Beach. Besides the lovely beach itself, there are three beachside swimming pools. The rooms look out over a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. The spacious spa facilities are world renowned and include an outdoor terrace with a spa pool, heated jet pool and Roman waterfall. For any children traveling along, there is a marine biology-based educational program to explore.
Built in 1940, the Raleigh’s classic look has been seen in a number of Hollywood movies. Its outdoor pool, where famous actress and swimmer Esther Williams used to cavort on the screen, is considered one of the most beautiful in America and a Miami landmark. Its location right on South Beach allows you to take just a few steps to swim, relax and soak up the sun. The hotel has weekly live music and entertainment and is walking distance from other Miami entertainment.
St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Newly opened in 2012, the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort has already distinguished itself as one of the top resorts in Miami. Located on a beautiful wide stretch of sandy beach, it offers a quiet, luxurious ambiance. The guest rooms are spacious and offer marble bathrooms and private furnished balconies. There are two infinity pools, a spacious spa and three on-site restaurants. For golf enthusiasts, there are courses nearby.
If you want to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful beaches of Miami, these hotels located right on the beach are among the best places to stay.