Looking out at the glistening ripples of the Atlantic Ocean, the extraordinary coastline of Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is glistening with sugary-white sands and turquoise infused waters. Beach umbrellas, plush lounges, and Beach Butlers who are on-hand with water sprays and sun protection lotion, are all available for ultra-indulgence and relaxation.
The hotel is located just far enough away from the main hustle and bustle of Miami, offering a perfect place to relax. Equally, the hotel is perfectly placed for easy access to some of the best shopping in the city. Aventura Mall, which is just a five-minute drive away, features both luxury and premium brands, lots of restaurants, a cinema and children's play areas. Meanwhile, Bal Harbour, just ten minutes away from Acqualina, offers plenty of designer shops and shaded walkways, dotted amongst palm trees, bright tropical flowers, fountains and koi ponds. And, the Village at Gulfstream Park is South Florida's premier outdoor shopping and entertainment destination where you can peruse art galleries, dine at signature restaurants and stay until the small hours at one of the bars, nightclubs or the casino. What's more, Acqualina provides a courtesy chauffeur service to take guests to places within a 10km distance.
Acquamarine Children's Programme and Children's Center
The resort's biology-inspired Acquamarine Children's Programme is designed especially for children aged 5 to 12 years old and is led by qualified professionals who offer youngsters the opportunity to take part in various activities, including beach games, swimming, arts and crafts, eco-explorations, building projects and treasure hunts, as well as adventures with themes such as 'Sharks and Rays' and 'City Under The Sea' that teach about life under sea and how to care for it. It is open from Monday to Friday (11am to 3pm) and on Saturday and Sunday (10am to 4pm). Hours of operation vary according to seasons and holidays.
The programme is supported by the 500ft ² Acquamarine Children's Center, which features a computer/technology area, microscopes, art materials and video games, as well as a host of children's activities, including an in-room 'Dinner and a Movie', 'Kids' Night Out' and 'Kids' Cooking Classes'. The center is open to children enrolled in the Acquamarine Program. Special summer activities include fun 'edible art' projects. In addition, private swimming and sports lessons can be arranged and girls can visit the salon for a special manicure or pedicure (some activities, including private lessons and 'Kids' Night Out', are at an extra charge). For teenagers, there is table tennis, as well as a basketball court and a small football field.
Family Activities Beyond The Resort
There are plenty of family attractions within easy reach, including Miami
Children's bathrobes are available and children also receive cookies and milk. If required, rollaway beds, cots, high chairs, baby baths and bottle sterilisers can be provided on request. The resort has two family-friendly pools, including a zero-entry pool that is perfect for toddlers. In addition, a babysitting service is available. A children's menu in the hotel's restaurant, The Grill, is available upon request.
The resort also offers families the opportunity to enjoy activities together, including water sports such as kayaking and Hobie Cats.
Spa & Wellness
Guests enjoy complimentary access to the award-winning, two-storey ESPA spa and its thermal areas featuring relaxation lounges, crystal steam rooms, Finnish saunas, experience showers and a private pool with Jacuzzi and roman waterfall. The range of holistic, meditative and restorative treatments based on Ayurvedic principles include massages, scrubs and facials that are available for both men and women, with special therapies designed to target things including de-stressing or rehydrating the skin after a day in the sunshine. For a special experience for a couple or two friends, book ‘The Private Spa’ that comes with its own Steam Shower for Two and private deck where you can enjoy a lunch from the spa cuisine menu. Yoga, personal fitness training and nutrition/detox consultations are available to complete your wellness experience. There is also a fitness centre equipped with Technogym ARTIS®, the first ever fully integrated collection of cardio, strength and functional products.
Offering a world-class service and numerous amenities for guests, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach caters for all style of weddings to the very highest standards. The dramatic backdrop of The Atlantic Ocean provides stunning scenery and a precious ambience for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception, whilst an on-site wedding planner is available to organise every necessity, from the small and unique, to the lavish and extravagant. With stunning banquet rooms, lush oceanfront lawns and a superb level of service, a wedding at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is not only made perfect, but verges on the magical.