Miami Luxury Travel Guide – Stylish Luxury Vacations
South Florida sizzles with the sugar and spice of Miami. With a bit of sass and undeniable style, Miami has become another must-see spot on the luxurious jetsetter’s yearly calendar. The endless sunshine, elegant clubs and exclusive restaurants are only just a few of the elements that create Miami’s seemingly effortless beach-chic style. In the fashion world, Miami is a sun-kissed dream and home to Miami Fashion Week that showcases barely-there swimwear and whimsical prints. If you’re looking for a beach getaway where you can let your hair down a bit, dance the night away and satiate your cravings for sizzling spicy cuisine, then a luxury vacation in Miami may be just the hotspot for you.
Paradizo’s luxury travel insiders offer up their picks for the best restaurants in Miami, the places to go for shopping and the best Miami nightlife spots for dancing all night long. To start you off right, here are also a few of our favorite stylish Miami villas. Live it up in this waterfront city that heats up when the sun goes down; bienvenido a Miami!
Where to Stay in Stylish Miami Villas
When on vacation in Miami, you want to have the picture-perfect homebase to rest your head. Miami has an exquisite collection of resorts and luxury hotels, but the savvy traveler knows that the best accommodations in Miami are the private vacation rentals on the water. Located in Miami’s most exclusive communities, these waterfront villas are modern, lavish and seriously luxurious. Take your pick from Miami’s most stylish villa rentals.
Modern Miami Penthouse Rental – This incredible penthouse apartment rental has spectacular views and its own private rooftop terrace overlooking the ocean. There are 5 bedroom suites, a private library, a huge dining area with ocean views and a modern fully-equipped kitchen.
This spacious apartment rental has a discreet bedroom suite for staff or an extra guest. The bathrooms have spared no expense and invoke a spa-like serenity. The master bath suite even includes his and hers closets, private dressing area and an infinity tub with specialty lighting.
Stylish Miami Villa for Groups – With 5 bedrooms spread across three villa pavilions, this magnificent Miami villa offers privacy and discretion, perfect for a large group or group of couples. Enter this Mediterranean-style estate along a central stone walkway, lined with tropical shrubbery and palm trees on either side. The pathway ends at a connecting 2,500-square-foot landscaped courtyard, with two secluded outdoor living areas featuring a bar, loungers. The courtyard opens onto a covered, outdoor heated swimming pool.
The main house includes a home cinema, master bedroom suite and huge open plan living area with dining room and a professional kitchen. The separated guesthouse has two guest bedroom suites, both with en-suite bathrooms. It also has a fun billiards room downstairs. The third villa in the vacation rental estate has one guest suite with a private sitting area and an ensuite bathroom on the second floor. There’s another bedroom complete with a lounge and a guest bathroom on the first floor. The 800-square-foot wine cellar is situated in the basement.
Read on to find more tips for stylish luxury vacations in Miami, including even MORE luxury villas!
Miami Luxury Travel Guide – Restaurants
Chic Luxury Restaurants in Miami: Check out our picks for the best restaurants in Miami. From seafood to steakhouse, Miami doesn’t miss a beat and these restaurants serve up sensational menus with style.
Graziano’s (9227 Bird Rd. – 305-225-0008) – Hailed as one of the best steakhouses in Miami, this casual restaurant serves delectable food perfect for a family dinner out or a fun place to dine for a easy, breezy lunch. The menu is simple, casual and ready to please, with each dish prepared with an expert flair.
Il Gabbiano (335 S Biscayne Blvd – 305-373-0063) – For a romantic meal overlooking the waterfront, Il Gabbiano is one of Miami’s finest dining spots. Not only do you have the best view in Miami, you can enjoy sensational cuisine in an elegant, romantic setting. Service is 5-starand overall this is the perfect spot for a special, romantic dinner in Miami.
Petit Rouge (12409 Biscayne Blvd – 305-892-7676) – With effortless charm, Petit Rouge tops the list of the best French restaurants in not just Miami but all of South Florida. This cozy, hidden gem is a fantastic night spot for dinner with friends and couples. As a relative newcomer to the Miami restaurant scene, Petit Rouge as already secured its place among the best fine restaurants in Miami.
Azul Restaurant (500 Brickell Key Dr – 305-913-8254) – Located in the stunning Mandarin Oriental, Azul Restaurant Miami embodies Miami’s sleek, urban style. This luxurious restaurant is perfect for a snazzy dinner to kick off a memorable night on the town. It’s the perfect place for a special occasion or simply to mark your time in Miami with a delicious memory of indulgent cuisine.
Trulucks (777 Brickell Ave – 305-579-0035) – You gotta try the fresh seafood with a local spicy flair while on vacation in Miami. However, this is not your everyday crab shack. Truluck’s packs a punch with rich, fresh seafood served in an elegant and refined presentation. This Miami restaurant invites you in with an intoxicating menu topped off with dangerously delicious cocktails. Have fun in this light and airy dining spot.
Where to Stay: Stylish Vacation Rental in Miami
Stylish Apartment in Conrad Miami Hotel – Get the best of both worlds: enjoy true luxury hotel services and the privacy and freedom of your own luxury apartment in Miami. The Conrad Miami is a vacation rental with luxury resort services and modern style. Located on the 25th floor, you’ll have a breathtaking view of the sparkling city below.
This hotel is slick and chic, with modern amenities throughout, plush suites and over-the-top furnishings. You will be treated like royalty with 24-hour services including valet, maid services, gym and fitness access, a luxurious experience at the Chakra Spa and more. This is the perfect spot for having a full-service stay in one of the top addresses in the city.
Miami Nightlife Hotspots
The Best of Miami Nightlife: Any Miami luxury travel guide would not be complete if it didn’t include a list of the best clubs, lounges and bars found across the city. These are exclusive nightlife spots in Miami and THE places to see and be seen from dusk ‘til dawn.
LIV – This ultra-chic lounge is among the best dance clubs in Miami for the glittery, to see and be seen crowd. Located in the Fontainebleau Resort, LIV has all that you expect from the world’s notoriously exclusive clubs: strong drinks, plush VIP areas, beautiful people and music pumping all night long.
Mynt – Mynt’s crowd is chiefly the bold, the beautiful and the people who want to be seen with them. This sleek nightlife spot is perfect for after-dinner dancing and enjoying a well-executed cocktail. Popular among jetsetting girls getaways, it’s a great place to mingle, dance and live the good life.
Mokai Lounge Miami – With a great VIP lounge and supreme service in South Beach, Mokai is an exclusive lounge bar that hosts Miami’s most stylish parties. Come here for a fun night out dancing ‘til dawn with the city’s most elegant and beautiful people.
Set – If you could bottle South Beach’s sex-appeal, it would probably be served on the rocks at Set. Set is a beautiful club with all the finishings. The ambiance is sexy chic and this is the perfect Miami club for dancing with your girlfriends and swirling cocktails with attractive singles.
Where to Stay: Another Modern Vacation Home in Miami
Sleek Miami Oceanfront Villa – When it comes to modern and stylish villas this villa is one of Miami’s true masterpieces. Both inside and out, this house is a true work of art, designed to exhilarate the senses at every turn. Boasting over 7,100 sq ft of living space and 2,000 sq ft of terraces, recently reconstructed with some of the finest and most expensive appointments and furnishings available. The result is astonishing: every room glistens with captivating decor, while the kitchen and bathrooms pamper you with open space and the finest fixtures available.
Outside is nothing short of magical. The pristine black-bottom contemporary pool, a huge outdoor terrace and garden and the dock that spills out onto the waterfront perfect for your private yacht. Welcome home to the most stylish vacation home in Miami.
Spas & Shopping in Miami
Lavish Miami Spas – After dancing ‘til dawn, you’ll probably need a moment to relax, rehydrate and rejuvenate. Miami may be a city that never sleeps, but these luxurious resort spas offer a quiet sanctuary for you to recharge.
- Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleu
- Spa at Viceroy
- Ritz Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne
- Bliss Spa South Beach
Shopping in Miami: Shoppers can give their wallets a workout in Miami’s sultry streets. From small, local designers to big-name brands, Miami has a wide variety of shops and boutiques in every neighborhood. However, these two Miami shopping centers are perfect for a fun and successful shopping experience.
Bal Harbour Shops – The exclusive Bal Harbour offers all of your favorite designers in a sleek shopping center. Shop Hermes, Chanel, Dior and more of the top luxury fashion designers with Miami’s elite.
Aventura Mall – For the true shopaholic, this shopping center on Biscayne Boulevard has just about any shop and boutique you could ask for. It’s the epicenter for shopping in Miami and a must-stop for anyone looking to make more than a few purchases.
Where to Stay: A Stunning Villa in Miami
Stylish Waterfront Villa in South Beach – With views over and direct access to the Intracoastal waterway, This villa is set on the exclusive gated community of Sunset Island. Guests can walk off their private dock straight on to a yacht and speed off to their beach of choice. Unquestionably in the center of ‘cool’ Miami, the villa provides easy access to the allure of South Beach.
The open-plan layout is ideal for large-scale entertaining with the help of a home cinema, a giant plasma screen in the main lounge and a powerful audio set up with speakers throughout the villa. Large sofas, pale marble floors, a subdued color palette and clean lines to give a highly appealing, laid-back atmosphere. This luxury villa simply embodies the sleek boho-chic Miami style.
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