Sunny Isles Beach—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
The low-key luxury location of Sunny Isles Beach is fast becoming an in-the-know alternative to the area’s more frenetic resort towns. While the Trump International Beach Resort firmly established the town’s luxury chops in 2003, the nearby Mediterranean-inspired Acqualina Resort & Spa recently upped the ante with a second Deluxe Three Bedroom Oceanfront Suite. Offering up a private terrace with stunning views from the resort’s 35th floor, this 2,375-square-foot accommodation ($3,250 a night) features an oversize living room with cutting-edge entertainment electronics, a reading area with custom-built sofas and a wine bar station. Expect a pro-quality gourmet kitchen and an opulent marble master bath with a whirlpool tub and glass-enclosed shower. It might take the excellent spa (by ESPA) and the resort’s superb Il Mulino outpost to draw you out to play, if the nearby Bal Harbour shopping mecca or Miami Beach nightlife fail to do the same.