SET AWAY FROM THE MADDENING SUMMER CROWDS YET STILL IN THE HEART OF SOUTH FLORIDA, ACQUALINA RESORT AND SPA, A 4.5-ACRE BEACHFRONT HAVEN, OFFERS BOTH SECLUSION AND REJUVENATION
BY ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE
Enter through the gilded wrought iron gates and journey up the pebbled pathway to find Acqualina, an expansive oceanfront fortress that satiates the fancy of beach lovers everywhere. On the other side of the resort’s stunning gallery-style lobby lies a paradisal view of piercing blue seas and palm-tree lined stretches of sand in Sunny Isles Beach. The resort’s 98 commodious suites, all boasting stunning panoramic views, are drenched in coastal flair and feature Italian marble bathrooms. This exclusive getaway enchants its sun-thirsty guests with an oasis of signature red umbrella canopy beds to recline and relax upon after a dip in the ocean. For those seeking the pinnacle of relaxation, nab an appointment at the hotel’s award-winning Acqualina Spa by ESPA for top-notch massages, or perhaps devote yourself to the resort’s three mammoth swimming pools. For families and couples, there’s a slew of curated experiences like scuba diving lessons or quick swim classes.
Sundowners will enjoy the world class dining with culinary delights ranging from Japanese fusion to Italian fare. But the piece de resistance, as frequent guests gush, is the resort’s Costa Grill, a beachside resto-bar that serves up a variety of delectable tapas alongside your cocktail of choice.