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Acqualina Resort & Residences, Florida

by Megan DuBois
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South Florida is home to idyllic stretches of sand, lots of fun, and an array of attractions to appease every traveler. In Miami, the good vibes are endless, and there's something new and fun to discover around every corner. If you're looking for luxury beachfront accommodations that feel worlds away from the city's hustle and bustle, consider a stay at Acqualina Resort & Residences, located in nearby Sunny Isles Beach. 

What You Need to Know 

The Look of Acqualina Resort & Residences

It's All in the Details

Acqualina Resort & Residences looks — and feels — as if you're staying in an extravagant Mediterranean villa. Your vacation here starts with a journey through opulent iron gates that lead you to the immaculate porte-cochere, where Baroque-style fountains and beautiful archways lead you inside. All of this is capped off with the resort's signature pops of red, which can be found in the curtain linings and overhead awnings.

Each of the 98 guest rooms — which start at a spacious 740 square feet — is beautifully decorated with plush linens, contemporary furnishings, modern artwork, and gorgeous gray and silver accents. The in-room whirlpool tubs and private balconies are bonuses. 

The Vibe at Acqualina Resort & Residences

A luxury beach vacation with a splash of Mediterranean romance is what you'll get at Acqualina Resort & Residences. The property is known for its signature Mediterranean decor, ample outdoor space (including three pools!), and, of course, the beautiful beach.

When it's time to sit back, relax, and treat yourself to some pampering, head straight to 20,000-square-foot Acqualina Spa. After, enjoy an extravagant dinner at one of three on-site restaurants, including Costa Grill or Il Mulino, both of which offer outdoor seating. Guests can also splurge on a private beachfront dinner or gourmet picnic. 

Who Will Love Acqualina Resort & Residences

Both young families and couples in search of a romantic getaway will love the resort. Small children can visit the AcquaMarine kids' center, which offers themed activities for little ones ages five to 12. Meanwhile, grown-ups can head to the spa for a rejuvenating couples' treatment before indulging in an intimate dinner.

Who Might Not Love Acqualina Resort & Residences

Those looking for a hotel within walking distance of Miami's best entertainment and nightlife offerings should stay elsewhere: Acqualina Resort & Residences is about 30 minutes from the heart of Miami Beach. 

Best Amenity at Acqualina Resort & Residences

The best amenity at Acqualina Resort & Residences is the complimentary Oceanfront Lounge Seating, which can be booked via the Acqualina Resort app. The sofas, chairs, and tables serve as an ideal spot for gathering or lounging. Private cabanas and beach beds are available for an additional cost.

Money Matters

What's Included at Acqualina Resort & Residences

Your stay here includes wifi, a welcome amenity, and access to the kids' club, fitness center, beach, and pools. You can also take advantage of complimentary beach games and family activities (think: giant chess, cornhole, and basketball). We'd also be remiss not to mention the free 24-hour valet parking, as well as the $40 spa credit (per adult). 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Acqualina Resort & Residences

While there is no resort fee at Acqualina Resort & Residences, typical taxes and fees should be expected. 

How to Get a Deal at Acqualina Resort & Residences

Acqualina Resort & Residences offers deals and discounts throughout the year. The property's current promotions include breakfast, spa, and romance packages.   

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Acqualina Resort & Residences

Acqualina Resort & Residences is about 30 minutes away from Miami Beach. Golf enthusiasts will find five courses within a 15-mile radius of the property. You can also indulge in some retail therapy at the nearby Bal Harbour Shops and Aventura Mall. 

Nearest Airport to Acqualina Resort & Residences

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is about 13 miles away, while Miami International Airport is around 20 miles away. 

The Bottom Line

Acqualina Resort & Residences offers prime beach access, fantastic dining, and plenty of activities for travelers of all ages. 

It's All in the Details