Top Tips for a Luxury Holiday in Miami

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Miami is as famous for being a top getaway of the glitterati as it is for its beaches and palm trees. If you’re looking for somewhere to relax on white sand by clear water and enjoy the best of high-life city living, there’s no better place in the United States.

With a wealth of options for entertainment, retail, dining and relaxing, it is difficult to know how to get the best out of a luxurious break in The Magic City.

Here are 6 top tips to help you feel the magic on your Miami break.

1. Visit a spa

What can be more luxurious than slipping off your clothes, putting on a robe and letting someone pamper you? No visit to Miami is complete without a visit to a spa; it’s a city so dedicated to spas that each summer they celebrate Miami Spa Month.

With 9 spas given top star ranking on Forbes’ Travel Guide, it can be hard to know which ones to choose. While all of these spas offer great a luxury experience, the holistic atmosphere of the Acqualina Spa by ESPA makes it a top tip. Enjoy a soothing facial of organic essential oils in a fantastic beach location.

2. Enjoy a Glass of Champagne (or Two, or Three…)

When you’re living the high life, its high time to indulge in a little Champagne.

For one of the most decadent Champagne experiences Miami has to offer, head to Garcia’s Seafood Grill on the Miami River. Have a bottle of bubbly with the oysters, and watch the seafood arrive by fishing boat. There’s no fresher oysters to have with your fizz.

Brunch at Bianca’s offers an open-air, shaded terrace to enjoy a decadent Sunday morning. With bottomless brunch and endless Veuve Clicquot at $95 per head, in the most glamorous South Beach surroundings, it’s not to be missed.

3. Rent a Yacht 

There’s no better way to get a slice of that A-list life than by renting a yacht in Miami. Luxury Miami Yacht Rentals give you the freedom to explore the waters of Miami in the most incredible comfort.

Recline on the deck and work on your tan, while the chef whips you up something special in the kitchen. Then as the night goes dark, party all night without any noise complaints. With a yacht, you get to enjoy the beauty of the water away from crowded beaches.

4. Shop in the Most Luxurious Locations

The Design District is now a luxury shopping destination to rival Soho in New York or Les Marais in Paris. Only emerging as a fashion destination in the past few years, the district is one of the hippest fashion hotspots. Highbrow fashion houses like Prada, Hermès and Céline can be found there, and it’s the perfect place to grab yourself something hot and on trend.

Miami hosts America’s most famous art festival, Art Basel, and there’s no better place to splurge on contemporary art than in the commercial galleries of the Wynwood Arts District. With over 70 galleries to choose from, there is something for every refined taste.

5. Enjoy Fine Dining 

Miami wasn’t known for being a fine dining destination in years gone by, but it’s all changed. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy modern cuisine in decadent surroundings, Miami is the place to be.

If you want somewhere hip to be seen, try celeb favourite Nobu for contemporary Asian cuisine. Rub shoulders with the celeb set in one of the most famous restaurants in the world.

A personal favourite for fine dining is Spiga. Boasting a intimate setting with a romantic atmosphere, Spiga serves the best in refined Italian cuisine. It attracts a sophisticated crowd, and Julia Roberts is said to be a favourite.

6. Take a Spin on Ocean Drive

Is there a more iconic Miami image than Ocean Drive? Featuring in films including Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious, and most famously Scarface, Hollywood has taken the strip around the world.

What better way is there to see this – the most famous of Miami destinations – than in a rented convertible? Wind down the roof, throw on some shades from the Design District, and cruise down Ocean Drive, taking in the iconic art deco architecture and the swaying palm trees as you go.

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