1) The Villa Casuarina
We can’t imagine a more elegant setting in the best romantic hotels in Miami Beach list. The whole hotel exudes a vintage European charm. This is natural given the fact that “Versace Mansion” has been for a long time the Miami Home of one of the most talented designers in the world: Gianni Versace. At the time of my wedding, it was called Casa Casuarina after the death of the Italian designer. I know that after being passed to another property and losing most of the old allure, it came back with a new re-launch a few times ago and I am excited to be back.
What I know for sure is that the rooms, the design, and the details are again the ones that Gianni Versace created for his loved Miami home. The guest rooms are the ultimate in luxury. I remember we had a room with a double king-sized bed, which is the perfect place for newlyweds with romance on their minds.
This property is located on Ocean Drive, the heart of Miami Beach at a walkable distance from restaurants, clubs, and shopping.
Experience the luxury and glamour of a bygone era at The Villa Casuarina Miami.
The Villa Casuarina *****
Ocean Drive, South Beach – Very central – Fairytale
Additionally, the hotel features a restaurant, a bar, and a rooftop lounge, as well as a private member club, which offers guests a unique, upscale experience with exclusive access to the hotel’s amenities and events.
2) Setai Hotel
The Setai Hotel on Miami Beach makes a dramatic statement with a forty-story aquamarine glass tower. The interior was dark, Indonesian style with the only relief being the polished teak. Though it was exquisite, the dark atmosphere was not my style. The service, however, was excellent; the food in the dining room was very elegant and tasty. I particularly loved the spa treatments.
We both enjoyed watching the sunrise on the beach – that’s one of the reasons we listed this hotel inside the Best Romantic Hotels in Miami Beach – and couldn’t resist a few rounds on the golf course!
This property is located in a quiet zone on Collins Avenue.
Experience ultimate luxury and serenity at The Setai Miami
The Setai Hotel *****
Collins Avenue, South Beach – 1 km from the center
The hotel offers a range of luxurious services, including:
Additionally, the hotel features three restaurants, including a fine-dining restaurant, a beachfront restaurant, and a rooftop lounge, as well as a spa and a private member club.
3) The Betsy
Alright, in this special list, we want to be back on Ocean Drive, where everything pulse, showing a property called The Besty. Formerly the Betsy Ross – dates back to 1942 – it has been reopened as the Betsy in 2009 becoming a 5-star.
You can immediately tell the Betsy Hotel is different: She looks like a demure Southern Belle set in a sea of flamboyant Art Deco divas. Situated at the quieter end of Ocean Drive in South Beach, the white building has a Georgian facade and a sweeping front porch that looks like something you’d find in the oak-shrouded Deep South rather than in sexed-up South Beach. Just off the lobby, Chef Tourondel oversees the famous Miami hotspot, BLT Steak.
This property is located on Ocean Drive.
The Betsy *****
Ocean Drive, South Beach – Very central
Additionally, the hotel features a restaurant, a bar, a rooftop terrace with an ocean view, and a courtyard. The hotel is also known for its Art Deco architecture.
4) W Miami
The W Miami, former Viceroy is located in downtown Miami close to the financial district. While it isn’t close to the beach, it seems secluded because it doesn’t attract the tourist crowd. The new property has a second hotel on Collins Ave. The pool deck on the fifteenth floor covers a full two acres. The spa and wellness center is wonderful and designed by the world-famous Philippe Starck.
The restaurant on the fiftieth floor has its own pool. This hotel is massive, the service is impeccable, and elegance everywhere you look. We loved our stay at this hotel. I found I didn’t miss the beach, there was so much to do, and so close to all the great downtown Miami shopping.
Live it up in style at W Hotel Miami
The W Miami *****
Brickell Ave, Miami
Additionally, the hotel features two restaurants and a bar, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop infinity pool. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Miami, close to popular attractions such as the Brickell City Centre, the Miami River, and the American Airlines Arena.
5) Eden Roc
Position number 5 is reserved for this beautiful-people hotel originally designed by the farsighted architect, Morris Lapidus in 1955. This world-renowned hotel which sits right in front of the ocean had remodeling of the existing rooms in the original tower, as well as an addition of a whopping four infinity pools with a beautiful waterfall from where you can attend the sunset living a magical atmosphere.
When announced its transformation, everyone who is important, such as George Clooney, Naomi, Madonna, and Steven Spielberg along with a list of other celebrities and royalties were all ready to book and wait for its launch, and this proves the historical power of the Eden Roc compared to other modern hotels in Miami Beach.
The only cons aspect is that is located in the north of Miami Beach and we suggest renting a car to move from the hotel until the south of the beach where usually nightlife is at the center of everything.
Apart from this, it is absolutely one of the best romantic hotels in Miami Beach. Located on Collins Ave.
The Eden Roc ****
Collins Avenue, Miami Beach – 5 km from the center
Additionally, the hotel features several dining options, including a Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant, a casual grill and a poolside bar, a full-service spa, a fitness center, and a private beach club with cabanas, a beach bar, and a playground area for kids.
6) Acqualina Resort
Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach is one of the best hotels we have ever visited. I could have stayed in the spa forever. The therapists are so skilled at a variety of different treatments and after staying at the spa for several hours I felt like I had never had a stressful day in my life. But, the Atlantic Ocean sparkled like a massive jewel in the sunlight that Florida is famous for and beckoned us to try our hand a jet skiing, kayaking, and fishing. Of course, we had to play a few rounds of golf.
The Acqualina has a marine-biology-based Aqua Marine children’s program. I’m a kid at heart and couldn’t miss this adventure. It was amazing! You should have seen the size of the starfish!
If you need to completely turn off everything, this beautiful ocean-view hotel could be the magic! Located North of Miami Beach.
The Acqualina Resort *****
Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach Miami Beach – 20 km from the center
Additionally, the hotel features several dining options including a Mediterranean seafood restaurant, an Italian trattoria, a poolside grill, a rooftop lounge, a full-service spa, a fitness center, and a beach club. The hotel is located in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach, close to popular attractions such as the Aventura Mall and the Bal Harbour Shops.
We hope that we’ve given you some inspiration for your anniversary honeymoon, and don’t forget to have a romantic dinner at the Espanola Way.