Top 10 SE Florida Luxury Resorts
The Alexander- HORA Vacation Rentals
This property is all about location and luxury! The Alexander by HORA Vacation Rentals is located on millionaire's row overlooking Miami Beach. However, the breathtaking views of the Atlantic are just half of it!
Walk into luxury at The Alexander by HORA Vacation Rentals. It is where the classic wooden staircase, highlighted by glowing chandeliers, will transport you into chic sophistication. When you stay in one of these rentals, you have access to the finer things in life, including the resort's hot tub, swimming pools and fitness center. Stretch out on a chaise lounge to bask in the Miami sun or walk out to the white sandy beaches and enjoy the spray of the Atlantic. The Alexander is less than 10 minutes from South Beach and Lincoln Road, which each offer unique activities to explore. Spend the afternoon meandering through the shops on Lincoln Road, America's first pedestrian mall. When the sun sets head over to South Beach where the music is pumping and the nightlife is thumping. Here, nightclubs come and go quickly making each experience unique and certainly unforgettable. HORA Vacation Rentals have created the perfect mixture of prime real estate and glamorous luxury accommodations. So sit back, relax and let their quality staff take care of you!
The Alexander 5225 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL
Located directly on the white sands of the Atlantic Ocean, The Alexander is perfect for the proper beach vacation. Spend your days on the sand or in the pool, but always under the sun!
Considered one of the most elegant shopping streets in the country, Lincoln Road was redesigned in the 1960's by Morris Lapidus. It also boasts the title of America's first ever pedestrian mall.close
Trump National Doral Miami
For superb hospitality, incredible gold, and opulent accommodations, there's no Resort in Miami better than the Doral.
800 acres of majesty! Trump National Doral Miami's luxury extends from its suites to the 18th green of its golf course. Whatever you're looking for, you can find it inside Doral's meticulously manicured grounds. Picky about your room? There are 643 deluxe accommodations, so you'll certainly have a wide selection to choose from. Want to feel like royalty? Inside your room you'll find a sophisticated atmosphere featuring plantation shutters, private balconies or terraces, deluxe baths, and high-speed Internet access in every room. Outside, you can hit the links on one of the onsite courses or get some intensive rejuvenation at the spa!
4400 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33178
This golf resort near Miami in the heart of South Florida, is home to four uniquely designed courses, including one of golf's iconic Blue Monster Course.
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The 48,000 sq. ft. Trump Spa boasts 28 treatment rooms and over 100 signature spa services.close
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Let’s face it – when you vacation in Southeast Florida, you’re more concerned about the weather than your room. But that doesn’t mean you should have to forgo luxury for a few hours of sunshine. Fortunately, we found one luxury hotel that agrees: the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa.
Welcome to Hollywood, Florida – an intimate beach community that bears little resemblance to the celebrity-studded California city of the same name. But the two do have some things in common; mainly the same palm trees, beautiful beaches and a multitude of diversions both day and night. When you stay at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, you’ll even enjoy some of Hollywood’s signature star treatment, starting with the marble baths, glass-enclosed showers and Westin Heavenly Bath products found in your suite. And don’t forget to check out the see-and-be-seen scene of Nikki Beach, a coveted Hollywood hot spot that serves up cocktails, creative cuisine and endless entertainment with fashion shows, live music and more featured nightly! Most SE Florida hotels (and their guests) are content with the bare minimum when it comes to a pool. A little water, a few chairs scattered around and voila, a place to soak up the Florida sunshine. Luckily for you, the Westin Diplomat has an aversion to anything average, which means you get to enjoy a sparkling pool turned sprawling waterscape on your Florida vacation. It starts with an outdoor bridged pool, continues with an infinity edge and a see-through bottom, and comes to a delightful climax with waterfalls that cascade into the 240-ft. lagoon pool below for an unparalleled aquatic experience.
The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa gives guests convenient access to the full-service spa at its sister property, the Diplomat Golf Resort.
From the north, take I-95 South to Exit 18 (old Exit 21). Turn left onto Hallandale Beach Boulevard and proceed 3.5 miles. Turn left onto S. Ocean Drive (Route A1A). The hotel is located on the right. From the south, Take I-95 North and follow the directions above.
Hollywood, FL was voted Best American City in 2007.close
Lago Mar Resort and Club
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
As writers, we have a serious distaste for numbers – don’t even get us started on math – that seems to come with our career choice. But even we were impressed by the figures put up by the Southeast Florida resort in our No. 5 spot. Like 500-plus feet of golden-hued sand, more than 300 palm trees and acre after acre of deep blue Atlantic water – all waiting to be explored at Lago Mar Resort and Club.
This aptly-named Ft. Lauderdale resort – “lago” is Spanish for lake and “mar” is synonymous with sea – boasts a title inspired by its location between the freshwater depths of Lake Mayan and the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. True to its name, the Lago Mar Resort and Club boasts plenty of ways to enjoy them both. From fishing charters and parasailing to boating and jet skiing, your whole family will enjoy an array of wet-and-wild fun. For those who prefer to stay dry, the resort offers plenty of pursuits at the water’s edge, including shuffleboard, a putting course and even a giant outdoor chessboard! The Lago Mar has built a reputation of excellence by acquiring the most desirable piece of Ft. Lauderdale property, an accommodating staff and the most stylish, yet comfortable collection of rooms and suites you’re likely to find. It’s also one of the most versatile, with accommodations, activities and services that attract all types of travelers; and easily one of the most luxurious, with an assortment of above-and-beyond amenities, including an onsite day spa and the resort’s own private beach.
Lago Mar Resort’s rooms are finely appointed with luxury add-ons like granite countertops and down comforters.
The Lago Mar Resort and Club was listed in the Conde Naste Gold List Edition as one of the World's Best Places to Stay.
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Lago Mar Resort’s impeccable comfort and service includes complimentary valet parking, wireless Internet access and eucalyptus-scented bath products.close
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Minutes from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, the historic hotel turned landmark of Miami Beach luxury in our No. 6 spot is an exceptional blend of sand, surf and fun that’s perfect for family, romantic and even group Florida vacations. And with a stunning location in the aptly-named Sunny Isles Beach, the Newport Beachside practically promises sun-drenched adventures.
With athletics, academics and the accelerated pace of everyday life, it can be difficult to find time for family. Newport Beachside offers a solution to the rat race, with relaxing family vacations on Southeast Florida’s sun-kissed shores. You’ll find plenty of kid-friendly activities right on site, from water sports in the Atlantic to the beachfront playground, while nearby attractions like the Miami Sea Aquarium and Parrot Jungle Island offer adventure for all ages. There’s even a resort calendar to entertain the whole family – and offer a return to simpler times – with retro games, activities and more! You don’t need to travel with the family in tow to have a good time at Newport Beachside. Nearby Miami turns on the neon lights – and cranks up the heat – with a sultry nightlife scene that just won’t quit. Of course, you’ll need to fuel up beforehand if you plan to outlast this all-night action. That’s where Kitchen 305 comes in, with an eclectic menu of flatbread pizzas, seafood dishes and other fare that’ll start your night off right. Let the Atlantic sunrise serve as your cue to head home to the comfort of your suite, where you can enjoy a soothing Jacuzzi soak before catching up on some much-needed sleep.
The Newport Beachside has a history of attracting entertainment’s elite players and the musically-inclined, including Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix and Sammie Davis, Jr.
The Newport Beachside was a landmark long before Sunny Isles Beach was granted city status 10 years ago.
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Both the resort and the town of Sunny Isles Beach have been treated to an extensive renovation, including all-new brick sidewalks, a restored fishing pier and even more Florida palm trees than before!close
Fisher Island Hotel
Fisher Island, Florida
Tucked away among the flora and fauna of Fisher Island, the hotel in our No. 7 spot is a distinctly different style of Florida luxury hotel. Here at Fisher Island Hotel, you can leave the world behind – without sacrificing any worldly comforts – on your Southeast Florida vacation.
Fisher Island Hotel offers a truly exclusive island getaway – one of the few in all of Southeast Florida. Of course, visitors to Fisher Island should be prepared to drop a considerable amount of cash just to get there; this wealthy community is accessible only by auto-ferry, boat or helicopter! But don’t let the island’s reputation intimidate you. It’s all smooth sailing, sun-filled skies and hassle-free living from here on out. Set against the sparkling Atlantic and home to two deep-water marinas, we think Fisher Island Hotel is the perfect place to dock your yacht, escape to a spa-inspired weekend with the girls or just hole up in for a romance-filled weekend. With accommodations ranging from comfortable guestrooms to extravagant three-bedroom residences, Fisher Island Hotel offers you all the luxury with just the right amount of space. For a truly exquisite dining experience, residents and guests turn to the Garwood Lounge and piano bar. Housed within the historic walls of the 1920s-era Vanderbilt Mansion, this elegant eatery features a deliciously romantic ambience and opens to a courtyard aviary brimming with rare birds.
Designed by P.B. Dye, the Links at Fisher Island give guests the opportunity to play like the pros.
Carl Fisher bought the 216 acres that now bear his name from Dana A. Dorsey, South Florida's first African American millionaire.
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One of the few resorts offering all three play surfaces, Fisher Island’s tennis center consists of 18 lighted Har-Tru clay, grass and hard courts.close
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
The white sand beaches, laidback lifestyle and Art Deco that made Miami famous – all captured and presented in one sleek, sophisticated package by the luxury hotel in our No. 8 spot. A mere block off of Biscayne Bay, the Four Seasons Miami is a sophisticated glass-and-granite urban retreat in an ideal Miami location.
You’ll find Art Deco signatures throughout the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, but nowhere is this more apparent than in the hotel’s opulent lobby entrance. Marble floors, wood-lined walls, one-of-a-kind art works and even a 16-ft. waterfall grace this stately space. And speaking of fine art, we promise you’ll emerge a masterpiece after an hour in the indulgent onsite spa. This pampering parlor features private treatment rooms, a Turkish steam room and a redwood sauna. You can even treat yourself and that special someone to a couples’ massage in the privacy of a poolside cabana. When we first heard the Four Season’s suites described as “lemon-hued,” we couldn’t help thinking of the nearly-neon fruit. So we were pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s actually a subtle, elegant shade – more lemon chiffon than meringue – that graces these stately walls. The Art Deco décor and upscale amenities found throughout continue the Four Season’s tradition of good taste, with special touches like Venetian glass lamps and marble baths with deep soaking tubs. But by far the most breathtaking highlight of these chic guestrooms and suites is the view of Biscayne Bay or the Miami cityscape that awaits!
Four Seasons rooms and suites are fully appointed with DVD players, security safes, refrigerated private bars and high-speed Internet access.
Miami International Airport is eight miles and approximately 20 minutes from the Hotel; Fort Lauderdale International Airport is 40 miles and approximately 50 minutes away. Both airports are served by all major airlines. The Port of Miami’s cruise ship terminal is just 10 minutes from the Four Seasons Hotel Miami.
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The Four Seasons Hotel Miami offers daily fitness classes and poolside services, including chilled towels and frozen fruit, at no added cost.close
Acqualina Resort & Spa
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
The sophisticated style of a Mediterranean villa meets the beautiful beaches and sparkling waters of a premier oceanfront location at the Southeast Florida luxury resort in our No. 9 spot. Set on white sands in Sunny Isle, the Acqualina Resort and Spa surrounds you with luxury, serenity and ever-present sunshine on your Florida vacation.
So many Southeast Florida resorts promise world-class spas, yet so few offer exclusive access to amenities like Finnish Saunas, Crystal steam rooms and Experience showers – plus a credit toward spa treatments every night of your stay. But that’s precisely what you’re treated to when you stay at the Acqualina Resort and Spa. Inside the dual-level, oceanfront ESPA, you’ll be subjected to pampering, pleasure and total body bliss like you’ve never experienced. Choose from an array of meditative, restorative and holistic treatments and say goodbye to worldly cares. And speaking of pampering, remember those ancient Greek paintings that feature a gowned maiden hand-feeding grapes to her beloved? That indulgent fantasy just stepped out of the canvas and onto the poolside scene, courtesy of Acqualina’s pool concierge. Don’t worry if grapes aren’t your thing; this aquatic butler comes prepared with fruit smoothies and other refreshing treats to tempt you. Inside the luxurious residences, you’ll find form, function, substance and style – all Acqualina trademarks. Even the most basic rooms come with their own private living room, mini bar, hideaway entertainment center and deluxe marble bath. After all, what good is beauty if it’s only skin deep?
Beach butlers, chaise lounges and sun umbrellas are just a few of the many highlights that make Acqualina’s beaches worth coming back to time and again.
Acqualina’s ESPA was named one of the best new spa getaways by Spa Magazine.
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Don’t have time for a full day of spa treatments? Acqualina offers convenient 15- to 30-minute reflexology services at three onsite pools.close
The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club
The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club has long been our go-to place for luxury escapes in Southeast Florida – and that was before its stunning $150 million transformation. Enjoy a whole new era of luxury on your Southeast Florida vacation!
The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort recently made a splashing debut when it reopened its doors to reveal a completely transformed resort. Magazines, travel guides and recent guests just can’t stop singing its praises, so we knew we were in for something special. All the press releases and news clippings couldn’t prepare us for what greeted us upon arrival. Like the private Ocean Club right on the Atlantic. Two championship golf courses completely redesigned with breathtaking results. And the waterslide, lazy river and private cabanas that let you slip, slide and snooze in style around the Fairmont’s all-new lagoon pool. The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort staff is too modest to brag, but we see no shame in doing it for them – beginning with the decidedly upscale suites. The epitome of understated elegance, these renovated suites are luxuriously appointed with designer colors and fabrics, rich wood furnishings and modern comforts like soaking tubs and flatscreen TVs. But it’s the Grand Presidential Suite that’s truly fit for royalty, with a formal foyer, powder room and even his-and-hers closet space. Forget vacations, we’d like to make the Fairmont our permanent address!
The Fairmont is conveniently located between the two major international airports and seaports of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and conveniently close to elite shopping venues, exciting nightlife and an array of cultural and sporting events.
The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club was named one of the “World's Best” in 2008 by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Award-winning chef James Beard brings his signature cooking style and unique culinary vision to The Fairmont Turnberry Isle with BOURBON STEAK, A Michael Mina Restaurant.close
The Seagate Hotel & Spa
Delray Beach, Florida
The award-winning Segate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, Florida, is one of the premier lodging destinations not only in the state, but one of the premier resorts in the U.S. Consistently ranked among Conde Nast Traveler's Top Spa, Top Resort, and Top Luxury Resort lists, this is a place you have to visit to believe!
The Seagate features an 8,000-square foot destination spa offering a complete range of massage, skin care and body treatments. For the ultimate in comfort an the utmost in indulgence, reserve the Spa Suite and relax in your very own retreat. Relaxing is great, but that's not all you've traveled to Florida for. Book a tee time at The Seagate Country Club, one of the finest 18-hole courses in Palm Beach County. At the country club, you'll also have access to Har-Tru tennis courts if you feel like serving up a set or two. The rooms at The Seagate Hotel & Spa are second to none and feature modern decor, and a range of amenities guaranteed to make you stay unforgettable. From the glass-enclosed walk-in showers to the 42" flat screen televisions and SMART Room Technology, you'll never want to leave these incredible accommodations. Go with the ultra luxurious Presidential Suites, or, if you're celebrating your honeymoon, the Bridal Suite is an excellent option.
1000 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33483
The Seagate Hotel & Spa has six different dining venues to choose from during your stay and was awarded a 2015 Diner's Choice Award by OpenTable.
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If you think the accommodations at The Seagate Hotel & Spa are luxurious, try planning a corporate retreat or wedding onsite. Their skilled event planners will ensure your special day goes exactly as planned with a wide range of services and Delray Beach offering a stunning backdrop.close