By JJ Snow Hansen
Luxury Sales Associate
JJ has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation and the Million Dollar Guild recognition by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for her documented performance in the TOP 10% of the South Florida real estate market and her successful demonstration of her expertise in the luxury home and estate market. Read more about JJ.
See my top picks for a refreshing staycation right in our backyard
Swimming in the ocean, a cabana by the pool, a day at the spa and outdoor baths, celebrity-chef dining, rooftop drinks with views of Sailboat Bay – Miami has so much to offer, so of course it’s the perfect place for a summer staycation! You can feel like you’ve traveled to another country without even leaving the city. Agent JJ Snow Hansen shares her local favorites for a getaway without getting away…
Up in Surfside, you’ll find the ultimate in luxury at the Four Seasons Surf Club, which stays true to its elegant origins as a private beach club for the rich and famous. Whether you choose to stay in the hotel or not, rent a cabana for the day and enjoy the pool, beach and beachside dining. Dinner at The Surf Club Restaurant, Michelin-Starred Chef Thomas Keller’s first Florida venture, is a must. End the evening with drinks at Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar, a gorgeous bar in the former ballroom.
Nothing says Miami more than the SLS Brickell, the brainchild of some of the biggest names in design, food and hospitality. Everyday feels like Art Basel in this vibrant yet sophisticated condo-hotel in the heart of Miami’s nightlife. The iconic colored exterior is a creative expression of art and culture. Rooms are beautifully designed by Philippe Starck. Enjoy the stunning skyline views from the pool deck, spend a day at the spa, and definitely don’t miss the exquisite dining experience at Fi’lia Italian restaurant.
Often referenced as “a spa with guest rooms”, a staycation at The Standard is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated. This retro favorite is tucked away on Belle Isle, just off the Venetian Causeway, with sweeping views of the inter-coastal. The spa is unlike any other, with an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy playground, Turkish-style hammam, aroma steam room, Roman waterfall hot tub, Finnish sauna, arctic plunge and more. Refresh with a yoga or meditation session or enjoy the beautiful people at the pool. Be sure to take in the sunset along with a healthy meal or cocktail at the Lido Bayside Grill right on the bay.
Hospitality leaders, brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, bring you Mr. C Coconut Grove. A staycation here is surrounded by breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and the Coconut Grove skyline. Take a time out on your private outdoor terrace. Be seen at the rooftop Bellini Restaurant and Bar. Feel spoiled by the top-notch service and amenities, including your little ones with the “Little C” amenities for kids.
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